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A Yemeni boy receives kidney dialysis treatment at a hospital in the southern city of Aden on July 3, 2015, after the hospital was able to secure the medicine needed for the dialysis patients from other hospitals in the area. (AFP/Saleh Obeidi)
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In 102 days, 858 Yemeni civilians have been killed in the city of Aden. A significant part of the death toll is health related, as violence forced two of the largest hospitals to be closed.
Putin toasts to more collaboration with Saudi Arabia, as the latter seeks to wean itself away from dependence on the US. (Brookings)
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Meeting of the oil giants suggests signs of an emerging partnership.

July 4, 2015

Children carry supplies handed out by UNICEF outside the Yemeni capital Sanaa. Heavy airstrikes and ground fighting across the country have made it extremely difficult for humanitarian aid to reach Yemen's civilians. (AFP/File)
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UN special envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheickh has been discussing with Yemeni factions in recent days a possible humanitarian ceasefire, to last the remainder of Ramadan.
Locals search through the rubble after an airstrike in Sanaa's Old City.  Since late March, a Saudi-led coalition of Arab states has been conducting an air campaign against Houthi rebel positions in Yemen.  (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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Militiamen and locals say at least 16 people were killed in fresh Saudi-led airstrikes on Houthi positions in the Yemeni capital.

July 3, 2015

Saudi police officers stand guard. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
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At least three police officers have been killed and several others injured in an attack by unidentified armed men against a police station in Saudi Arabia’s western and most populous province of Mecca.

July 2, 2015

Alwaleed bin Talal announced Wednesday he would give all of his money to charity in the coming years. (AFP/File)
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Alwaleed bin Talal announced Wednesday he would give all of his money to charity in the coming years.
Inuvik, Canada - Midnight Sun Mosque couldn’t be further from the dusty cities of MENA. Out in the Canadian tundra, it’s the most northern mosque in the world. It’s not just a nice sounding name; in summer the sun actually never sets. So instead of fasting 24/7, they go by Winnipeg time, which still means 18 hours without food or drink.
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Fasting from dawn till dusk can be tough, but it’s even tougher if the sun never sets. We look at the best and worst places to find yourself this Ramadan.

July 1, 2015

Completion of the Riyadh Airport expansion is planned for May 2019. Interior of Riyadh's domestic terminal. (Panoramio)
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The construction group will construct new terminal lounges, renovate existing terminals as well as install of internal systems.

June 30, 2015

Iranian liquid-fueled Shahab-3 Scud missiles test-fired in 2008. (AFP/File)
12:47 GMT
The kingdom denied rebel claims that a Scud missile had struck a military base.
A woman looks at piles of manga. (AFP/File)
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Representation from the Middle East may have been slim, but the pieces that did win will leave you in awe.

June 29, 2015

The Nabatean site of Madain Saleh in Tabuk became Saudi Arabia's first UNESCO World Heritage site. (The Culture Trip)
09:39 GMT
The Umrah Plus program will allow foreign pilgrims to visit Saudi's tourist destinations beyond Mecca, Madinah and Jeddah.
Saudi seeks to finance slaughterhouses and access to Hungary's $130B food market. (Pixabay)
08:04 GMT
Prince Al Waleed bin Talal has visited Hungary to strengthen partnership and investments between the two countries.
Technology can help bring family members together from near and far. (File photo)
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Are you Instagramming over Iftar? Saudis weigh in on the use of social media during Ramadan.

June 28, 2015

The reasons for quitting the jobs ranged from resignation, firing or dismissal to voluntary retirement. (Shutterstock)
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Nearly 14,000 employees resigned in the last seven months, of which over 5,000 were teachers.
Security forces stand outside the Al-Imam al-Sadeq mosque in Kuwait City after it was targeted by a suicide bomber, June 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:18 GMT
The suicide bomber who attacked a Shia mosque in Kuwait City was a Saudi national, Kuwait's national news agency KUNA said.
Saudi guards monitor the border with Yemen from Ashiq Island, April 1, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
A Saudi soldier was killed by rocket fire from Yemen, according to a statement from the kingdom's interior ministry.

June 26, 2015

"Learn how to respect women for their contribution to society ... rather than view them as creatures of inherent sin." (AFP/File)
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"Learn how to respect women for their contribution to society ... rather than view them as creatures of inherent sin."
Rising tourism activities contribute to the construction industry's foreseen growth for the next three years. (AFP/File)
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Rising tourism activities contribute to the construction industry's foreseen growth for the next three years.

June 25, 2015

The Shaybah field has the best Arabian Extra Light crude oil with a specific gravity of 42 degrees at depth of 4,900m. (Shutterstock)
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Expansion of Shaybah oil field and upgrade of NGL plant make inroads despite searing temperatures and heavy dust storms.
French Foreign Affairs minister Laurent Fabius (R) shakes hands with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir after a press conference in Paris. (AFP/Loic Venance)
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The deals announcement is part of the first Franco-Saudi Joint Commission meeting in Paris.

June 24, 2015

She can sing, she can act, and now Aseel Omran has designed her own handbag collection with Conia Italy, as well. (Hot Arabic Music)
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She can sing, she can act, and now Aseel Omran has designed her own handbag collection with Conia Italy, as well.

June 23, 2015

A handout picture released by the official website of Iran's presidency office shows Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits Natanz uranium enrichment facilities some 300 kms, south of the capital Tehran on April 8, 2008. (AFP/File)
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A Saudi memo released in the WikiLeaks documents claims that Iran sent nuclear equipment to the country of Sudan.
Nasser Al-Qasabi is fighting fanaticism with funny. (Nawaret)
12:18 GMT
A Saudi imam is forced to apologize for branding Nasser Al Qasabi an 'apostate' as the actor scores a victory in his comedic war against radical zealots.
The jobs currently done by expats include operation and maintenance work on hospitals, roads and electricity projects. (Shutterstock)
08:55 GMT
The president of the Council of Saudi Chambers wants to increase employment of Saudi nationals in the contracting sector from five to 20 percent.
A Roumieh prison cell. (AFP/Ramzi Haidar)
07:24 GMT
The document, allegedly leaked from the Saudi Foreign Ministry, showed a request from the Lebanese government for $2.3 million to maintain Roumieh prison.

June 22, 2015

The countries continued to see growth due to the contribution of non-oil private sectors. (AFP/File)
14:15 GMT
The countries continued to see growth due to the contribution of non-oil private sectors.

The KAIA project will boast the world’s tallest air traffic control tower. (Shutterstock)
08:43 GMT
Saudi Arabia's King Abdulaziz International Airport will be able to handle 30 million passengers at the end of phase one and 80 million by phase three.
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz took over the throne in April. (AFP/File)
07:56 GMT
A few interesting points to know about the kingdom from what people have found in the documents so far.