LONDON: Prime Minister David Cameron vowed Sunday that Britain would hunt down the killers of an aid worker beheaded by the Islamic State, which he described as the “embodiment of evil.”Cameron said Britain was prepared to “take whatever steps are necessary” after David Haines became the third Western hostage to be beheaded by the militants in less than a month.IS released a video Saturday showing Haines’ killing and a death threat against another British captive, Alan Henning.President Barack Obama offered US support for its “ally in grief.”A grim-faced Cameron said in a televised statement: “We will hunt down those responsible and bring them to justice, no matter how long it takes.“Step by step we must drive back, dismantle and ultimately destroy ISIL (IS) and what is stands for. We will do so in a calm, deliberate way but with an iron determination.“We will not do so on our own, but b...
Senior officials of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), including Foreign Minister Prince...
A Saudi professor was among the winners of the prestigious Prince Salman Award for Disability Resear...
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has accepted an honorary doctorate awarded to him by the Riyadh-based Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University (IMSIU) for his efforts in promoting international relations, world peace and security.Speaking at a press conference here on Sunday, IMSIU’s rector Suleiman Aba Al-Khail said King Abdullah has dedicated a big portion of his life to serve the cause of global peace,...
The first all-female business process outsourcing (BPO) service center in the Kingdom, which was inaugurated in Riyadh on Sunday, will aim to provide 3,000 local jobs to Saudi women in the next three years in line with nationalization efforts.The BPO center was jointly opened by Saudi Aramco, General Electric (GE) and Indian IT services company, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).Aramco and GE were the first clients of the c...

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The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) announced here on Sunday that it had contributed to providing 30,000 jobs to fresh graduates during the training course last year.According to Deputy Governor Rashid Al-Zahrani, 26,000 male and female graduates from various technical colleges...
Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman will launch a major endowment project on Monday during a ceremony at Taibah University. The project is expected to play a significant role in boosting the region’s economic and social development in the coming years.“This endowment project aims at the economic and social development of...
Saudi contractors have lost 40 percent of projects because of a lack of experienced foreign manpower in the past two years, said Fahd Al-Hammadi, chairman of the contractors committee at the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Sunday.“Saudis contractors have suffered a lot due to the withdrawal of government projects...
Pilgrims can borrow money from the government and banks to perform Haj, said Sheikh Abdullah Al-Mutlaq, a member of the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars.“Debt that will be paid back in monthly installments through salary deductions does not hinder pilgrims from performing Haj,” he said. “Only debt owed to other people must...
Here’s good news for industry captains and chief honchos who have been asking when the King Abdullah Financial District — estimated to cost SR29 billion — would be opened.Information gathered from sources said that a soft opening has been scheduled either at the month end or middle of October.“Engineers and workers of one o...
The Court of Grievances has rejected an appeal of four Haia members against their being barred from field work and assigned administrative tasks outside of Riyadh after attacking a British man and his Saudi wife outside a mall in Riyadh.“The four were interrogated and convicted (by the Commission for the Prevention of Vice...
The Interior Ministry issued a statement on Sunday about the rehabilitation of 120 drug addicts and announced that they will perform Haj this year with the support of the Interior Ministry.Prince Mohammed bin Naif, interior minister and head of the National Committee for Combating Drugs, said that the ministry will host alm...
Amid fears of an epidemic looming large in the flood hit Kashmir valley in India, heads and representatives of around 20 Riyadh-based Indian organizations collectively urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a massive response to the unprecedented disaster in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).Appreciating the job done by th...
The surging fees of some private schools have caused some parents to complain of added financial burden. International schools, in particular have increased their prices to 20-30 percent this year leading parents to condemn the cost that sometimes exceed their housing budget. Hussain Mustafa has two children studying in the...
A citizen in Al-Baha has launched an e-store in cooperation with the Agricultural Affairs to promote the sale of pomegranates.Mohammad Al-Ghamidi, owner of the e-store, said that anyone can order the fruit online and it will be delivered directly to his house. The online store is easily accessible and has already reached la...
Field inspectors of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry have uncovered some 45,000 adulterated Dettol packs in a warehouse located in a house in Deera District, central Riyadh, local media said.The bust was made on a group of foreign workers who were reportedly involved in refilling Dettol bottles and putting up posters t...
As pilgrims flock to Madinah to pray at the Prophet’s Mosque, they are amazed at the scale of the renovations taking place at the holy site.Arab News toured the area of the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah to hear pilgrims’ sentiments and get a feel of what it is like for them to be in this sacred city.Pakistani pilgrim Nowaid A...
A school which was under construction in the Ishbilia residential district in Riyadh has been abandoned for two years and is now posing a hazard to the residents in the neighborhood.The project was given the go ahead by the municipality and was originally planned to be completed in 14 months. Work progressed rapidly in the...

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GAZA CITY: As hundreds of thousands of Palestinian children returned to school i...

PARIS: Several Arab countries have offered to join the United States in airstrik...

WASHINGTON: Success of the US campaign against Islamic State militants will come...

BAGHDAD: Islamic State militants publicly executed eight Sunni men in a small no...

BAGHDAD: Iraq's Vice President Iyad Allawi endorsed Prime Minister Haider Al-Aba...

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DONETSK: Heavy fighting erupted around the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in easter...

HONG KONG: Thousands of pro-democracy activists clad in black marched silently t...

SEOUL: North Korea sentenced US citizen Matthew Todd Miller to six years hard la...

FREETOWN: A fourth Sierra Leonean doctor, a woman, died Sunday after contracting...

KUALA LUMPUR: The Australia-led search team for the missing Malaysian flight MH3...

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PARIS: While other riders, including his great rival Chris Froome, use some rac...

EVIAN, France: In a dramatic finale, South Korean teenager Kim Hyo-Joo held off...

ATLANTA: Rory McIlroy spectacularly eagled the par-five 15th to join Billy Horsc...

MISANO ADRIATICO, Italy: Italian great Valentino Rossi led a Yamaha one-two to c...

ZANDVOORT, Netherlands: England’s Paul Casey won the KLM Open title at Zandvoort...

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Although Saudi Arabia is the Middle East’s largest goods exporter, accounting for a third of total goods exported in 2013, only 5.3 percent of these were destined for oth...
Companies across Saudi Arabia are predicting an average salary increase of 5.4 percent in 2015 according to the latest figures from Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc.The figure is slightly down from forecasts made in 2014 and 2013, which was 6 percent and 5.8 percent respecti...
King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) has signed two contracts with Rezaik Abdallah Al-Gedrawi Company for the construction of 1,340 residential apartments and associated infrastructure in the first phase of Al-Shurooq District worth SR400 million, and for the infrastructure works at Al-Talah Gardens 3 worth SR135 million.The...
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Rotana Holding, chaired Rotana's board of directors meeting. The meeting was attended by Walid Arab Hashem, vice chairman; Fahad Alsukait, CEO Rotana Holding; and Nada Alsugair, board member and executive director, finance and administration, the prince’s private office. The board memb...
DUBAI: Dubai’s Emaar Properties is seeking to raise as much as 5.8 billion dirhams ($1.58 billion) from an initial public offer of shares in its shopping malls unit that is expected to be the Gulf’s biggest stock sale since 2008.The planned listing of Emaar Malls Group (EMG) underlines Dubai’s recovery from its financial cr...
China’s trade surplus reached a record high in August for the second consecutive month. The surplus widened to $49.8 billion in August, from $47.3 billion in July. So far this year, the trade surplus is 30 percent larger than during the same period last year. The combination of rising exports and steady imports has contribu...
King Abdallah of Jordan on Tuesday stressed the important role of investors and businessmen in supporting the country’s economy and providing solutions to mitigate the problems of poverty and unemployment.During a visit to Hikma Pharmaceuticals, the king stressed the importance of focusing on developing the capabilities of...
SEOUL: Samsung said Sunday it had requested a state investigation of senior executives from its South Korean rival LG for allegedly destroying its products at stores in Berlin, renewing a bitter feud between the electronics giants.Samsung said it had asked Seoul prosecutors to investigate “a president and other executives o...
The market capitalization of shares owned and invested by the Pubic Investments Fund (PIF) in Saudi stock market grew by 26.5 percent to SR459 billion by the end of August (2014) compared to SR363 billion by the end of 2013, according to a financial report.PIF’s shares in the Saudi stock market yielded profits of SR96.1 bil...
BEIJING: China's factory output grew at the weakest pace in nearly six years in August while growth in other key sectors also cooled, raising fears the world's second-largest economy may be at risk of a sharp slowdown unless Beijing takes fresh stimulus measures.The output data, combined with weaker readings in retail sales...
LONDON: Commodity prices dropped this week as the dollar strengthened, with Brent oil sinking to its lowest level in more than two years against a backdrop of solid supplies and sluggish demand.Sugar futures meanwhile touched multi-year lows, weighed down by expectations of a large surplus of supplies.OIL: Brent oil prices...
WARSAW/MOSCOW: Polish Deputy Prime Minister Janusz Piechocinski said on Saturday that recent disruptions in gas supplies from Russia were an attempt by state-controlled Gazprom to test Polish resolve.Poland, at odds with Russia over a pro-Russian rebellion in eastern Ukraine, was forced to suspend gas flows to Ukraine for t...
Prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Nasser, director of international trade at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and supervisor of the SR75 billion Jazan Industrial City project, has welcomed prominent Indian companies to invest in the city.“The new industrial city, which is being developed by Gammon Group, offers a lot of bu...

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Youths constitute a major chunk of the total population in Saudi Arabia; to some...
Youth problem — there is no denying the fact that this term is commonly used in...
In the building where my office is situated, there is a young man who inspires m...
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PARIS: Vincent van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” are losing their yellow cheer and the unsettling apricot horizon in Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” is turning a dull ivory.
Some of our most treasured paintings are fading, warn experts who would like more money for the use of sophisticated technology to capture the masters’ original palettes before the w...

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Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) signed an agreement with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASc) in Beijing to promote cooperation in scientific research, knowledge exchange and personnel training.
The agreement was signed by Ernesto Occhiello, SABIC executive vice president (technology and innovation) and Ding Zhongli, vice presi...

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Pregnancy is a beautiful yet difficult stage in the lives of mothers-to-be. One of the downsides of this period is skin problems, mostly acne.
Although some women don’t face any skin troubles, others must deal with painful and uncomfortable breakouts.
To learn more about this issue, we interviewed Dr. Treva Abdullah Aspir, a master deg...

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The hospitality sector in Saudi Arabia is witnessing rapid growth in investments and this growth is further expected to continue with 149 new hotels in the pipeline in different parts of the Kingdom.
According to Omar Al-Mubarak, director general of licensing at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), the hospitality sector...

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The Kingdom has 15,000 kidney-failure patients, compared with only 50 donors a year, said a high-ranking official at a prominent organ donation organization.“This is why it is vital to educate citizens on the importance of organ donation,” said Abdul Aziz Al-Turki, chairman of Ethar.“The society speaks with the relatives of clinically dead patients through a committee in a bid to increase the number of donors,” he said.“A single brain-dead patient can save the lives of nine other patients who are in dire need of different vital organs, such as the heart, liver, kidney, lungs and cornea.”Al-Turki was speaking during an open seminar that was recently held in Alkhobar ahead of a major regional...
First and foremost, we will talk about breastfeeding, its advantages and disadvantages. Human milk is unquestionably the best source of nutrition for infants during the first months of life.Q: What are the advantages of breastfeeding?A: Evidence concerning the prevention of infection by breastfeeding continues to accumulate. Of all infections, those that cause gastroenteritis are the most common. Babies will have fewer respiratory infections.Cow’s milk protein, especially beta-lactoglobulin, is the commonest food allergen in infancy. This allergen is not present in human milk. Incidence of eczema in breast-fed babies is very rare. Even one complementary feed per day increases the risk of...
Breast cancer in women and leukemia in men accounted for the highest proportion of tumors afflicting patients at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSH&RC) in Jeddah and Riyadh in 2012, local media said.More than a third of all malignant tumors in women that year were breast cancer, while 8.5 percent of men suffered from leukemia, the local report said. Tawfiq Khoja, director general of the executive office of the GCC Health Ministers’ Council, said the biggest challenge in treating cancer in the region is the severe shortage of qualified cadres in the fields of medicine, nursing, diagnosis and treatment.He stressed the need for optimal use of resources, not only in...

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TORONTO: Kate Winslet stole the spotlight at the final Toronto International Film Festival’s red carpet for the premiere...
TORONTO: A trio of films stepped beyond Bollywood song-and-dance to show South Asian women grappling with male-dominated sport, child marriage, and desire of people with disability in their premieres at the Toronto Film Festival.While the stories told vastly different tales, all sought to challenge their home audiences and provoke change. Two of them used established Indian stars to do it.In “Mary Kom,” former Miss World Priyanka Chopra plays the real-life title role of a five-time world champion boxer taking on bullying boys and then corrupt officials while also juggling marriage and...
MUMBAI: Pakistani actor Imran Abbas, who made his Bollywood debut with ‘Creature 3D’, says he hopes the film will silence people back home, who think he is just good looking and cannot act.“People have the wrong conception that I am only about looks and can’t act. I want to tell them that only good looks will never let you survive in the Pakistan television industry. You have to perform. I hope ‘Creature’ will be a fitting response to them,” Abbas said.The 31-year-old actor, who is a qualified architect, is best known for his performance as Hammad/Maddy in TV show Khuda Aur Muhabbat. After...

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