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1 hr ago | MT Shortwave Central
Saudi Arabia Ampegon delivers Shortwave Transmitters and Antenna Systems to Saudi Broadcast Corporation. Turgi, Switzerland, Sept 12, 2014.
5 hrs ago | The Washington Post
A Saudi Arabian court has postponed issuing a verdict in a sensitive case against a popular Shiite cleric who faces charges that carry the death sentence. Sheik Nimr al-Nimr's brother Mohammed al-Nimr told The Associated Press that the verdict was delayed until Oct. 21. He says that for the first time since his arrest in July 2012, security officials barred the sheik from attending Tuesday's court session.
5 hrs ago | AME Info
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7 hrs ago | The Peninsula
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's Savola Group has appointed JP Morgan to advise on its potential purchase of a stake in Kuwait Food Co , the Jeddah-based firm said on Tuesday. Savola previously said in August it had held preliminary talks with one of Americana's largest shareholders about buying a stake in the rival food producer.
8 hrs ago | The Peninsula
MANAMA: The Bahrain-based Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions has appointed a new secretary-general, as the standard-setting body looks to keep its influence in an increasingly challenging environment. Saudi Arabian national Hamed Hassan Merah has been chosen for the post, AAOIFI said in a statement late on Monday, replacing Khaled Al Fakih, who left the organisation in May after two and a half years in charge.
A local company thinks its new technology for isolating a room or a portion of it from violent earthquake motion enough to protect priceless ancient statues in a museum could also save tall tanks and stacks of barrels such as those that twisted, toppled and ruptured in the recent south Napa major shaker. "We want to isolate the barrel room floor as a whole or in sections," said Paul Segas, a co-founder of EQX Global .
Armed Free Syrian Army fighters stand on one of the frontlines of Wadi Al-Dayf camp in the southern Idlib countryside September 14, 2014. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia: As President Barack Obama knits together an international coalition to take its campaign against ISIS from Iraq into Syria, fighters like Ammar al-Wawi could make the difference.
French President FranA ois Hollande greets Iraq's President Fuad Masum ahead of a conference bringing together about 30 countries to discuss how to co-operate in the fight against militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria . Diplomats from around the world sought a global strategy to fight ISIS extremists Monday, while Iran ruled out working with any international coalition and rejected American requests for co-operation against the militants.
About 20 Riyadh-based Indian organisations have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a massive response to the unprecedented disaster caused by floods in Jammu and Kashmir on a scale similar to that carried out during the Uttarakhand landslides. A meet, organised by Aligarh Muslim University alumni association , Riyadh, appreciated the efforts of the Indian defence forces in the ongoing rescue and relief operation, Arab News reported Monday.
Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan is in Saudi Arabia with his Al Ain teammates for the opening encounter of their Champions League semi final tie against Al Hilal. The Black Stars captain arrived with his club teammates in Riyadh in the early hours of Monday from their base in Abu Dhabi.
"The fund proposed the sale to help POSCO E&C expand in Saudi Arabia," the official told Reuters on condition of anonymity because the matter is confidential. POSCO is considering selling about 30-40 percent stake in POSCO E&C to an unnamed Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund, with the stake's value expected to be near 1 trillion won , local newspaper Korea Economic Daily reported, citing unnamed investment banking sources.
Dozens of Christians arrested at a prayer meeting in Saudi Arabia need America's help, according to a key lawmaker who is pressing the State Department on their behalf. Some 28 people were rounded up Friday by hard-line Islamists from the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice in the home of an Indian national in the eastern Saudi city of Khafji, and their current situation is unknown, according to human rights advocates.
The offer was disclosed by U.S. officials traveling with Secretary of State John Kerry, who is approaching the end of a weeklong trip that was intended to mobilize international support for the campaign against the group. “There have been offers both to Centcom and to the Iraqis of Arab countries taking more aggressive kinetic action,” said one of the officials, who used the acronym for the U.S. Central Command, which oversees military operations in the Middle East.
India's largest software exporter TCS today said it has opened Saudi Arabia's first all-female business process centre, which will provide employment to up to 3,000 women in three years. Both the clients have already surpassed their target of recruiting 100 women each, while the total number of those employed at the centre stands at 300, it said.
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As part of its efforts to ensure that the 2014 Hajj operations becomes the most successful in the history of hajj operation in Ghana, the Hajj Agent Association of Ghana collaboration with the National Hajj Committee have organized a seminar for this year's hajj pilgrims. The seminar was aimed at educating the pilgrims about the rituals as well as the dos and don'ts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as many are those who are making the journey for their first time.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 08:56 am
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