End of road for illegal motorbikes and ramshackle cars in holy city : MAKKAH: The traffic police in Makkah have intensified their campaign against unlicensed motorbikes and wrecked vehicles that are on the streets.
Meeting to focus on progress of Makkah : JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal will today chair the 12th meeting of the executive committee of the project to promote the undeveloped districts in the region.
Taxing expats under spotlight : The long pending issue of imposing income tax on foreigners would come up again for discussion at the Shoura Council on Sunday. The finance committee of the Shoura has recommended carrying out fresh studies on imposing tax on all foreigners working in both public and private sectors in the Kingdom, Al-Riyadh newspaper reported yesterday.
KSA, US aim at unified Syria strategy : Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discussed regional and international developments at a reception in the king’s palace in Riyadh on Friday. Ms. Clinton arrived in Riyadh today. Clinton also conveyed greetings of President Barack Obama to the king.
Defense minister hails loyalty of armed forces : RIYADH: Defense Minister Prince Salman arrived in Riyadh yesterday after the successful completion of an inspection tour to different sectors of the armed forces stationed in the Eastern Province.
Gazan, 20, shot dead : JERUSALEM: Israeli security forces fired rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades to break up groups of Palestinian stone-throwers yesterday as annual Land Day rallies turned violent.
Prince Salman Prizes for research announced : Minister of Defense Prince Salman, chairman of the King Abdul Aziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah) will distribute the Prince Salman Prizes and Grants for the Arabian Peninsular Studies and Research for this year in Riyadh on April 17.
Productive families’ forum to open in May : Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal will open the forum for productive families in the Makkah region at Jeddah Hilton on May 5. There will also be a national exhibition for productive families on the sidelines of the three-day event, according to Saleh Kamel, chairman of the board of directors of Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Four Al-Qaeda militants killed in Yemen : SANAA: An airstrike killed four al-Qaida militants yesterday in a southern district of Yemen that has been under the group's control for around a year, officials said.
Former Soviet KGB spy chief commits suicide : MOSCOW: Ex-Soviet KGB foreign intelligence chief Leonid Shebarshin was found dead in his Moscow apartment on Friday in an apparent suicide, Russian investigators said.
UN says India should scrap ‘excessive’ security law in Kashmir : NEW DELHI: India should scrap a controversial law which gives security forces battling militancy in the troubled regions of Kashmir and the northeast sweeping powers to search, arrest or shoot people, the United Nations said on Friday.
China Communist Party scandal triggered by British man’s death — source : BEIJING: The scandal shaking China’s ruling Communist Party just as it readies for leadership change was triggered by claims that the wife of one ambitious candidate was involved in the death of a British businessman, said a source with close ties to key individuals involved.
SOURCE : Arabanews Saturday, 31 March 2012 | Jumada I 9, 1433 | Last updated at 00:36