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730,000 illiterate women in KSA

Source : Arab news / 23 Aug 2014

Women account for 60 percent of illiterate residents in the Kingdom, according to studies conducted by the Central Department of Statistics & Information.
Almost 730,000 women cannot read or write, according to the study. More than 426,000 men, by contrast, are also illiterate.


Saudi Arabia opens family courts, first step in wider legal reform

Source : Reuters / 20 Aug 2014

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday opened new courts focusing on family disputes, the first of a series of specialized tribunals aimed at making the kingdom's legal system faster, more transparent and predictable.


Makkah Clock Tower to open for tourists after Haj

Source : Arab news / 18 Aug 2014

The Makkah Clock Tower, the second tallest tower in the world, is to open for tourists after Haj 2014, according to officials.

Tourists will have to buy tickets to visit the tower top.


Obesity in KSA kills 20,000 in one year

Source : Arab news / 16 Aug 2014

Around 20,000 people die from obesity-related disease annually, studies have shown.

Experts predict an increase in diabetes in children owing to soaring obesity levels among both minors and adults.


Man faces prison for attacking Saudi woman in US

Source : Arab news / 11 Aug 2014

A US court has charged a young American with inciting hatred and racism after he attacked a Saudi Ph.D. student on a street in Michigan, electronic newspaper reported.
Jonathan Patrick Deuel, 29, and two others reportedly tried to pull off the woman’s face veil and abaya as she walked down the street with her five-year-old daughter.


Smoking ban introduced in Saudi Arabia

Source : Arab news / 08 Aug 2014

Saudi Arabia has banned smoking in sports stadiums across the country as part of efforts to encourage its young population to quit the bad habit, which has been costing it billions of riyals in terms of treatment for tobacco-related diseases.


Umrah provides $1.6b boost to Saudi economy

Source : Saudi Gazette / 07 Aug 2014

The head of the transportation committee at the Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry said this year's Umrah season has provided a $1.6 billion boost to the local economy.

Saad Al-Qurashi told Al-Watan daily that this figure includes accommodation, transport and food services.


Al-Mustarah mosque in Saudi Arabia

Source : Saudi Gazette / 02 Aug 2014

Masjid Al-Mustarah, located 2.5 kilometers northwest of the Prophet's Mosque, has acquired its name because the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) rested and prayed at this place after he returned from the Battle of Uhud. 


SR50,000 for a room near Haram Mosque in Saudi Arabia

Source : Saudi Gazette / 22 Jul 2014

The average price for a room in the vicinity of the Grand Mosque in Makkah has reached SR50,000 ($13,332) for the last 10 days of Ramadan, according to a report published in Makkah daily on Sunday.


Saudi Arabia bans taking photos of praying women

Source : Arab News / 18 Jul 2014

The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance has warned that it would penalize those found photographing or video recording women performing Taraweeh prayers inside mosques.


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