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Pakistanis top list of pilgrims performing Umrah

  • Total number of permits issued reaches 1mn mark
  • Officials bank on weekly indicator to study flow of visitors to the Kingdom
By Arab News Pakistan ·

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Anti-polio drive begins in Pakistan’s tribal areas

  • Campaign to focus on children in Bajaur district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province
  • More than 4,000 teams to immunize nearly 900,000 minors
By REHMAT MEHSUD ·

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Dr. Aafia Siddiqui’s family continues to be in dark even as Pakistan vows to bring her back

  • Foreign Minister says diplomatic efforts in place to ensure she returns home from US prison
  • Neuroscientist was convicted in 2010 for attempted murder and assault of US personnel in Afghanistan
By Naimat Khan ·

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World Scouting, Saudi Arabian Scout Association discuss global assessment tool

  • The association prepared for the jamboree by setting up a radio station in its headquarters of the association in Riyadh
By Arab News ·

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US security chief Bolton vows to ‘squeeze’ Iran

  • The latest tranche of measures have been touted as the toughest yet, and aim to significantly reduce Iran’s vital oil exports and cut off its banks from international finance
  • IMF has forecast that the sanctions will cause Iran’s economy to contract 1.5 percent this year and 3.6 percent next year
By AFP ·

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After 17 years, many Afghans blame US for unending war

  • The US has lost more than 2,400 soldiers in its longest war and spent more than $900 billion
  • Afghanistan is rife with conspiracy theories, including the idea that Americans didn’t stumble into a forever war, but planned one all along
By AP ·

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Fears of peak iPhone rattle Asian Apple suppliers

  • Following a poor forecast earlier this month, analysts and investors voiced concern over the state of Apple’s business
  • Apple warned earlier this month that holiday sales would miss Wall Street expectations
By Reuters ·

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‘No surprises’ about former Premier League duo Nordin Amrabat, Jurado flying high in Saudi Arabia

  • Amrabat signed for big-spending Al-Nassr in the summer and has scored three goals in eight games
  • Jurado, meanwhile, joined Al-Ahli from Espanyol in the summer and his playmaking ability has resulted in the Jeddah giants succeeding
By Kevin Affleck ·

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Magical Madrid: The unique charms of the Spanish capital

  • Madrid is a European capital like no other
  • Madrid’s blockbuster sights regally lived up to their generations-old hype
By Martin Wigham ·
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Making Dubai Design Week a creative success

By Tracy Abou Jaoude ·