BRUSSELS, Belgium: The European Union on Saturday called on Israel to halt the demolition of Palestinian housing, some of which was EU-funded, and reiterated its opposition to expanding Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.“In the past weeks there have been a number of developments in Area C of the West Bank, which risk undermining the viability of a future Palestinian state and driving the parties yet further apart,” the EU diplomatic service said in a statement.It referred to Israel’s decision on January 25 to declare 154 hectares (380 acres) of land near Jericho in the West Bank as state land, with reported plans to build around 150 new residences for settlers.This was followed by the demolition of several Palestinian residences in the south Hebron hills on Wednesday.“This is particularly concerning both because of the extent of the demolitions and also the number of vulnerab...
JEDDAH: A surveillance video showing an expatriate man shoving a Saudi woman inside a supermarket ha...
TAINAN, Taiwan: Rescuers were searching late Saturday for more than 100 people still missing after a...
UNITED NATIONS: Thirty-four militant groups from around the world had reportedly pledged allegiance to the Daesh extremist group as of mid-December — and that number will only grow in 2016, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a report Friday.Ban said Daesh (Arabic acronym for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or ISIL) poses “an unprecedented threat,” because of its ability to persuade groups from countries like th...
QUETTA, Pakistan: At least eight people were killed and 40 wounded after a suicide bomber blew himself up near a military convoy in Pakistan’s western city of Quetta on Saturday, police and hospital officials said, the latest attack in a region home to the planned route of a $46 billion China-Pakistan economic corridor.“The suicide bomber was riding a bicycle and detonated himself close to a Frontier Corps vehicle,” said...

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RIYADH: Education Minister Ahmed Al-Issa has called on teachers, educators and other officials of his ministry to work hard for the common goal of producing quality graduates. “I urge you to do your level best in transmitting knowledge to the students in accordance with the aspirations of the Saudi...
RIYADH: The Labor Ministry has banned workers transferring their sponsorship after completing housing projects in the country, with contractors ordered to send them back to their home countries.Labor Minister Mofarrej Al-Haqbani has signed an agreement with Housing Minister Majed Al-Hoqail on the level of Saudization requir...
JEDDAH/KARACHI: Major Pakistan airports remained crippled by industrial action Friday as a strike by employees of the national flag carrier against plans to privatize the airline entered its fourth day.All of Pakistan International Airlines’ foreign and domestic flights were suspended Friday with thousands of passengers, in...
JEDDAH: There was tight security at mosques throughout the Kingdom on Friday, particularly in the Eastern Province, a week after the deadly attack on a mosque in Al-Ahsa that saw several people killed and injured.There was a heavy presence of security teams assigned by the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Islamic Af...
RIYADH: The Kingdom and New Zealand have signed an air services agreement to set a comprehensive regulatory framework for air transport, operating on a safe and organized basis.The deal was signed at the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) headquarters here by Captain Abdulhakim Mohammed Al-Badr, assistant president...
JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s capital city has major opportunities for investors across several sectors, the High Commission for the Development of Riyadh stated in its investment climate report for last year.The report, published in a local newspaper on Friday, was released in four parts, which included the background on the King...
AL-AHSA: Uncoordinated production resources, lack of risk planning, evaluation, non-study of similar projects and poor planning are among the reasons for failure of projects, an expert has said.“Total quality management (TQM) is an integrated scientific and administrative approach that focuses mainly at internal and externa...
JEDDAH: The Specialized Criminal Court has issued its verdict against two Saudis for terrorism-related offenses and for supporting extremist groups, a local daily has reported.The court issued a prison sentence of ten and a half years to the first defendant after he was found guilty of issuing fatwas against the rulers of t...
RIYADH: The second phase of the operation on a Polish child for a genetic heart disease was successfully performed at the King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC) of the National Guard Health Affairs on Wednesday. On a directive from Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, one-year-old Jakub Przystki was flown into the Kin...
JEDDAH: A new breast cancer treatment improves survival rates by an average 20 percent, with life expectancy lengthened by 29.9 months.This is according to Ahmed Al-Wabari, breast oncology consultant at King Fahd Specialist Hospital in Dammam, who outlined these results in a paper he presented at a medical forum in Alkhobar...
RIYADH: The projects of Saudi students at the Technical Trainers College (TTC) is being showcased at the German pavilion in the 30th Janadriyah Festival. With the slogan “Welcome to Your Future”, the TTC is participating in the festival with Germany being the guest of honor.“The goal of the TTC is to nurture and cultivate t...
JEDDAH: The Ministry of Labor has urged firms to immediately start implementing the 10th phase of the Wage Protection System before it becomes mandatory on March 31.Mohammed Al-Faleh, assistant undersecretary for inspection and development of the work environment, was quoted as saying that this phase, for firms with 80 or m...
RIYADH: As many as 104 antique items that have come from the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, Germany, have gone on display at the National Museum here. The exhibition coincides the Janadriyah festival for heritage and culture.According to local media, the Pergamon Museum contains many of famous historical artifacts, particularly...

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BRUSSELS, Belgium: The European Union on Saturday called on Israel to halt the d...

TEHRAN, Iran: Iran’s constitutional watchdog, the hard-line Guardian Council, ha...

WASHINGTON: The White House welcomed on Friday Saudi Arabia’s announcement that...

JEDDAH: Most of the victims of a fire that struck a hotel in Iraq on Friday were...

IRBIL: A fire at a hotel in the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan region killed 17 peo...

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TOKYO/SEOUL: North Korea could launch a rocket that it says will carry an earth...

ISLAMABAD: China, the United States, Afghanistan and Pakistan launched their thi...

QUETTA, Pakistan: At least nine people were killed and 40 wounded after a suicid...

DELHI: Well known-cartoonist Indian Sudhir Tailang, who was suffering from a bra...

RIO DE JANEIRO: A five day festival go underway in the face of warnings issued b...

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BANGALORE, India: Australian all-rounder Shane Watson received the highest bid o...

LOS ANGELES: Boston’s Avery Bradley drilled a three-pointer as time expired as t...

DUBAI: Danny Willett underlined his growing stature in European golf when a seco...

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa: England opener Alex Hales fell one short of a seco...

SANTA CLARA, California: Peyton Manning’s last game? Cam Newton’s finest moment?...

ECONOMY »

LONDON: Oil steadied on Friday in a volatile session, as bearish fundamentals pressured prices despite bullish indications earlier in the week.International benchmark Bre...
WASHINGTON: US employment gains slowed more than expected in January as the boost to hiring from unseasonably mild weather faded, but surging wages and an unemployment rate at an eight-year low suggested the labor market recovery remains firm.Nonfarm payrolls increased by 151,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate wa...
NEW YORK: On May 2, Ed Bastian takes over as the new CEO of Delta Air Lines, replacing the retiring Richard Anderson. Bastian has been Anderson’s close deputy, helping to turn around the airline from bankrupt carrier to one of the world’s leading airlines, one whose playbook is often copied by others.Bastian has been with D...
SAN FRANCISCO: LinkedIn shares plunged as much as 28 percent in after-hours trading Thursday after the company reported better-than-expected results for the fourth quarter but provided a weak forecast for 2016.The professional networking service’s adjusted earnings and revenue beat Wall Street’s estimates for the last three...
TOYOTA: Toyota said nine-month net profit jumped nearly 10 percent to 1.9 trillion yen ($16 billion), despite falling sales in most regions, with the world’s top automaker focused on squeezing more productivity out of its plants.The Corolla and Prius maker also slightly raised its fiscal year profit forecast to 2.27 trillio...
PARIS: ArcelorMittal said it would ask shareholders for fresh funds, sell assets and slash costs after falling commodity prices pummelled its performance last year, leaving a gaping hole in its accounts.The world’s largest steelmaker reported a net loss of $7.95 billion for 2015, more than four times the previous year’s net...
FRANKFURT: Embattled German auto giant Volkswagen said it would postpone publishing its 2015 annual results, as well as its shareholder meeting due to an ongoing probe into a global emissions-cheating scandal.The annual earnings news conference had been scheduled for March 10 and the shareholders’ annual general meeting (AG...
JAKARTA: There is Samsung of South Korea, Sony of Japan, BMW of Germany and IKEA of Indonesia. Wait! IKEA of Indonesia? Yes, at least in Indonesia, if not worldwide.The furniture giant, founded in Sweden in 1943, has lost a trademark dispute in Indonesia after the country’s highest court agreed the IKEA name was owned by a...
OUARZAZATE, Morocco: King Mohammed VI has inaugurated Morocco’s first solar power plant, a massive project that the country sees as part of its goal of boosting its clean energy output.Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane and French Environment Minister Segolene Royal were among local and foreign officials who attended the op...
JAKARTA: Indonesia’s economy grew at its slowest pace for six years in 2015, data showed, as it was hit by plunging commodity prices and falling exports to key markets including China.Southeast Asia’s largest economy grew 4.79 percent last year, the first time it has fallen below five percent since 2009 at the height of the...
 

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People are sitting in a little room watching some films; for many of the viewers what they are seeing is quite a revelation. The highly creative short videos show a picture of the Gulf from a thought-provoking, fantastical and often very funny perspective. A message that shines through from a film called Pixels is how prejudice is universal and...

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WASHINGTON: The Firefox smartphone operating system is being shut down, three years after a launch aimed at challenging the dominant platforms powered by Apple and Google, developers said Thursday.
The operating system created by the Mozilla developer community as an open-source system failed to gain traction in mobile devices, according to...

FASHION »

I love a beauty trend just as much as the next girl does, growing up playing with mom’s makeup and trying on her Chanel lipsticks can do that to a person, sorry mummy! The year 2015 came and went with beauty trends that were quite weird, a bit over the top, time consuming and sometimes downright stupid. Trends come and go, it’s an evolving indus...

TRAVEL »

Residents of Jacksonville, the charmingly chic seaport on Florida’s northeasten coast, often refer to their hometown in affectionate terms. “J-Ville” and “The River City” are two of them; “JAX” is another. But after a few days here, we had a few words of our own: Charismatic, energetic, undiscovered.
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JEDDAH: A new breast cancer treatment improves survival rates by an average 20 percent, with life expectancy lengthened by 29.9 months.This is according to Ahmed Al-Wabari, breast oncology consultant at King Fahd Specialist Hospital in Dammam, who outlined these results in a paper he presented at a medical forum in Alkhobar recently.The forum included 120 local and international doctors and specialists who discussed the latest studies on evidence-based treatments for patients with advanced breast cancer, which included the most dangerous, HER2.Shadi Al-Khayyat, consultant in oncology at King Abdulaziz University Hospital in Jeddah, said this new treatment targets the HER2 cancer cells...
NEW DELHI: An Indian drugmaker on Wednesday said it was developing the world’s first vaccine against Zika after the World Health Organization declared an global emergency over the rapidly spreading virus.Bharat Biotech, a vaccine manufacturer based in the southern city of Hyderabad, said two vaccines had been in development for a year and were ready for pre-clinical testing in animals.There is currently no proven vaccine for the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has spread throughout Latin America where it has been blamed for a surge in brain-damaged babies.“We are the first in the world to file for a global patent for a Zika virus vaccine,” Rajarshi Dasgupta, head of company’s legal and...
RIYADH: In a travel advisory issued on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health urged citizens who want to travel to countries affected by the Zika virus to exercise extreme caution.The WHO has declared the mosquito-borne virus a public health emergency of international concern.Health Ministry spokesman Faisal Al- Zahrani told Arab News on Tuesday that the ministry has listed virus-hit countries which are — Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Suriname, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Venezuela, Panama, Martinique, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Guadeloupe, St. Martin, Guyana, Haiti, Bolivia and French Guiana.Al-Zahrani said the carrier of the disease, the Aedes aegypti...

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GAUHATI, India: The tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan has a new crown prince.The Royal Media Office in the capital, Thimph...
NEW YORK: Grammy-award winning pop star Taylor Swift is making her first foray into the world of mobile gaming by partnering with Glu Mobile Inc. to develop a new game, the company said recently.Glu Mobile did not provide further details on the game or Swift’s involvement, except that the game was slated for release in late-2016 and that it was a “multi-year partnership.”Glu Mobile, the company behind the popular “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood game,” has focused on signing up global stars with a large social media following to make personalized mobile games.Swift has nearly 71 million followers...
TAIPEI: Pop diva Madonna has waded into the war of words over Taiwanese identity after draping herself in the island’s flag, sparking ire in China, where any suggestion of independence is scorned.Taiwan’s Apple Daily and Liberty Times newspapers ran photos of Madonna with the flag over her shoulders as she sang an encore Thursday on the Taipei leg of her global Rebel Heart Tour.The move was greeted enthusiastically by many on Taiwanese Internet forums, who saw it as a boost to their quest to protect the island’s sovereignty in the face of increased influence from Beijing.“Madonna supports...

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