Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman arrived here yesterday evening on an official visit to the United States of America at the invitation of the US President Barack Obama.At Andrews Air Force Base Airport, he was received by US Secretary of State John Kerry and a number of officials.The King was also received by Prince Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turki, other princes and a number of senior officials.The delegation accompanying the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques included Prince Abdul-Illah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques; Prince Khalid bin Fahd bin Khalid and other princes.The king was also accompanied by a number of other officials.The official delegation accompanying the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques includes Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Second Deputy Premier and Defense Minister; the Minister of State an...
Saudi Arabia and the United States have enjoyed a fruitful relationship for over eight decades. This...
It is not an everyday event when leaders of such importance as Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Kin...
RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman is holding historic talks here with American President Barack Obama that would ensure significant headway in bringing peace to the troubled Middle East, the Royal Court said in a statement on Thursday.King Salman and Obama would discuss a range of bilateral, regional and international issues, with the king aiming to push for more support to counter Iran after it agreed...
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman is on a crucially important visit to the United States. The trip comes at a time when, it could be argued, the Middle East has never faced so many serious challenges.The king’s three-day high-profile visit includes talks at the White House with President Barack Obama. It is clear that high on the agenda will be joint security and counterterrorism. The discussions are also expe...

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JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal was briefed Thursday about Murooj Jeddah residential project, located in the eastern part of the governorate. Representatives of the Jeddah Development and Urban Regeneration Company, the executing company owned by Jeddah mayoralty, told Prince Khaled that...
RIYADH: The government plans to pay SR500,000 in compensation to the family of every person, regardless of nationality, who died from the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus in the Kingdom, the Ministry of Health announced on Thursday.Speaking at a press briefing held at the ministry’s headquarters, A...
The presence of the United States in the region commenced with the replacement of the United Kingdom as the region’s primary power linchpin. A new international order emerged after World War II, with the hallmark of the new context being the relationship between the two countries. Although it began earlier, the historic mee...
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman’s visit to the United States is eventful and will be a turning point in further strengthening and solidifying the excellent bilateral relations.From a business point of view, King Salman’s visit is significant given the billions of dollars worth goods and services that are expor...
JEDDAH: The government has banned the use of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for cooking at the holy sites during the Haj this year. Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Mohammed bin Naif, interior minister and president of the Supreme Haj Committee, issued the decision, a local publication has reported. All government agen...
RIYADH: The Ministry of Health has launched a program to vaccinate all public and private sector workers on Haj duty this year.Launching the program at the ministry’s headquarters here on Thursday, Tarif Al-Ama, undersecretary for treatment services at the ministry, outlined the importance of the vaccination program for wor...
ANKARA: The Kingdom plans to highlight the country’s economic progress and influence globally at the meeting of G-20 Ministers of Labor and Employment here this week, said Mufrej Al-Haqabani, Saudi Arabia’s labor minister. In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency on the sidelines of the G-20 meeting which opened here Thursd...
JEDDAH: The Ministry of Haj in Madinah has employed women workers for the first time.Six women have been employed to work only during the Haj season, on the orders of Bandar Hajjar, the Haj minister, said Mohammed Al-Bijawi, director of the ministry in Madinah, a local publication reported recently.Sources at the ministry h...
JUBAIL: The Educational Services Department of the Royal Commission for Jubail (RCJ), represented by Al-Rowad Smart Secondary School, has distributed iPad to all new students at the beginning of the new school year.Mohammed Al-Hajri, director of the Educational Services Department, said: "This positive initiative comes as p...
AL-AHSA: The Al-Ahsa Festival for Dates and Palms (2015) was recently launched under the slogan “Homeland of Dates,” in the presence of Al-Ahsa Mayor Adel Al-Mulhim, who is the general supervisor of the festival being held in the King Abdullah ‘City of Dates’.The launch of the fourth edition of the festival was attended by...

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BEIRUT: Conflicts across the Middle East and North Africa are preventing more th...

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday lashed out at EU st...

TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader said Thursday “there will be no deal” if world pow...

DIYARBAKIR: Four Turkish police were killed Thursday in a bomb attack on their v...

THE HAGUE: A Dutch sergeant is believed to have run away to Syria to join Daesh...

WORLD »

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's president has sworn in a new Cabinet for a consensus govern...

DHAKA: A Bangladesh court on Thursday ordered two garment factory owners and 11...

GAUHATI, India: Naga protesters on Thursday blocked a key highway and authoritie...

SRINAGAR: Four suspected rebels and a soldier were killed early Thursday in Indi...

GENEVA: Swiss authorities said Thursday they had frozen tens of millions of doll...

SPORTS »

JEDDAH: Eirad Travels continued their successful run as they beat ECU line by 10...

JEDDAH: Islamic Development Bank-GBEST, Tamar and Arcoma cricket teams have merg...

JEDDAH: The inaugural Ace-Initial Saudi Premier League Twenty20 cricket tourname...

BAKU: A lackluster performance saw Group H leaders Croatia held to a 0-0 stalema...

NEW YORK: The Serena Williams show continued at the US Open as the world number...

ECONOMY »

RIYADH: Boeing, a $91 billion US aerospace giant, has taken initiatives to build local capabilities in aviation and defense sectors of the Kingdom. It has teamed up with...
RIYADH: Boeing, a $91 billion US aerospace giant, has taken initiatives to build local capabilities in aviation and defense sectors of the Kingdom. It has teamed up with major government and private agencies including Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF), Saudia, King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST) and Alsalam...
WASHINGTON: The US trade deficit fell in July to its lowest level in five months as exports rose broadly, signaling underlying strength in the economy amid concerns about a global growth slowdown.While other data showed an increase in the number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits, the trend in jobless...
PARIS: World finance ministers and central bankers gather in Turkey on Friday and Saturday to grapple with the fallout of slowing growth in China, tanking emerging economies and panicked global stock markets.Signs that China’s economy — the world’s second-largest — is slowing more than expected have panicked stock markets,...
FRANKFURT: The European Central Bank cut its inflation and growth forecasts for the euro zone and its president said things could get worse.The bank pledged to beef up or prolong its bond-buying program if the picture indeed darkened further, although no one on bank’s Governing Council had argued for it now.The ECB, which l...
LONDON: EasyJet raised its full-year profit outlook after record demand for beach holidays and city breaks showed the British low-cost airline was more than meeting a challenge from reinvigorated rival Ryanair.The airline said it was optimistic about its performance, forecasting full-year profit growth of up to 21 percent f...
DUBAI: Emirates celebrated the company record arrival of four new aircraft in one day, affirming its commitment to flying a modern, efficient and comfortable fleet. The bumper delivery included two Boeing 777-300ERs, one Boeing 777 Freighter and one A380 aircraft.Emirates is already the world’s largest operator of the Boein...
JEDDAH: Gulf stock markets consolidated after oil prices and global equities steadied, while Egypt jumped on strong economic data and corporate news.Oil moved little and Brent crude held above $50 a barrel, stronger than it was when most Gulf stock markets closed on Wednesday. Meanwhile, European stock indexes rose and emer...
LONDON: Oil prices rose on Thursday as an equity market rally offset a surprise increase in US oil inventory levels and a firm dollar.Rangebound crude got a boost after the European Central Bank pledged to keep monetary policy loose and said it was ready to take further policy action if needed.A respite from bearish economi...
JEDDAH: Saudi Basic Industries Corp. 2010.SE said it had cut its domestic retail price for rebar steel by SR200 per ton, effective from the start of this month.A company statement quoted Abdulaziz Sulaiman Al-Humaid, SABIC’s executive vice president for its metals strategic business unit, as saying the reduction would contr...
 
 
 

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ART & CULTURE »

Arabic calligraphy has seen its share of evolution since the birth of Islam and the beautifying of the Holy Qur’an’s verses were a form of dedication and worship. The art of “khatt” or calligraphy is a special form of art that requires a steady hand, a commitment to follow the basics laws and understand that there is enough room for imagination...

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY »

BERLIN: Malicious software targeting smartphones with the Android operating system is becoming more common, with some handsets already infected when they’re bought.
A report by German security firm G DATA found that the samples containing such malware had increased by 25 percent in the second quarter compared with the first three months of...

FASHION »

Saudi women spend a huge amount of money on creams, scrubs, concealers, and a drawer-full of other cosmetics that claim to keep their skin spotless, smooth and youthful.
Dermatologists claim these products women depend on to keep their skin looking its best could be damaging to your facial pores. “Always make sure to use high quality and m...

TRAVEL »

Picture yourself lying on a pristine, white-sand beach along the outskirts of a laid-back, cosmopolitan and welcoming city, soaking up the late afternoon sun. You’re wondering which seaside cafe you should stop in to grab your fresh-pressed juice on the way back to your room-with-a-view, where you’ll have a little snooze to cap off a perfect aft...

FOOD & HEALTH »

DAMMAM: Dr. Abdul Qayyum Mohammed Saleh of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplant (SCOT) revealed that the number of patients suffering from kidney failure in the Kingdom reached 23,000, including patients who receive dialysis at government hospitals.He said during the opening of the fifth medical conference on kidney patients 2015 in Al-Ahsa that the number of people currently receiving treatment at government hospitals reached 15,000, and the number is expected to climb to 19,000 by the year 2020 at a rise of 7 percent.He added that the Kingdom has 187 centers for dialysis spread across various parts of the Kingdom. He further revealed that the opening of a comprehensive center costs...
Summer is a season when your feet is always on display. It is hard to keep them looking their best when the weather is hot. Exposing the feet to the sun and walking on hot sand could leave them rough and dry. Beautician Elma Brooks says women should pay close attention to their feet for them to look picture perfect and feel as soft as a baby’s foot the whole summer season. Exfoliate, exfoliate and exfoliate:Rubbing the dead skin off will instantly make the skin smoother. “The surfaced dead skin will pile up and harden and will hurt when walking. Exfoliating will activate the moisturizer and will make it easier to absorb. Rather than loading cream on dead skin, just smoothen a fresh new...
A yummy and healthy treat is possible with simple items like oats, cheese, vegetables and eggs available in your kitchen. There is no need to go to top supermarkets to buy imported items to put heavenly food on the dining table. In today’s world where diabetes, obesity and blood pressure is affecting the health of most people, our food plays a vital role in either exposing us to health risks or keeping us safe from them. Are you a figure conscious food connoisseur with fine taste buds? OK, let’s be healthy and enjoy the recipes below. The most delicious thing about them is they don’t consume much of your time.Diet baked Palak Paneer (spinach with cottage cheese)Ideal for diabeticsServes...

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VENICE: “Spotlight” starring Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo as reporters working on the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-w...
WASHINGTON: He overpowered a gunman on a speeding train. But can he dance?National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, one of three Americans hailed as heroes last month for thwarting a Moroccan assailant on an Amsterdam-Paris train, has joined the cast of “Dancing with the Stars.”Skarlatos was the last contestant unveiled Wednesday ahead of the ABC reality show’s Sept. 14 season kick-off that will also feature Australian teenage conservationist Bindi Irwin, daughter of late “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin, and US actor Gary Busey.“Let’s give #AlekSkarlatos a hero’s welcome!” the show said on Twitter....
LOS ANGELES: Reality television star Kim Kardashian is now more than ever the queen of social media, announcing Wednesday that her Instagram account has a record 45 million followers.“45 million Instagram followers!!!!! I love you guys!!!!!” Kardashian informed those same followers, captioning a selfie of a sidelong smile.With that tally, the star of “Keeping up with the Kardashians” and wife of rapper Kanye West now has more followers than any other Instagram user.Pop stars Taylor Swift and Beyonce are close behind at 44.7 million and 44.6 million, respectively, and two other pop stars,...

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