EDGARTOWN, Massachusetts: US President Barack Obama called for a joint effort to eliminate the “cancer” of Islamic State (IS) terror in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday, after IS militants murdered an American journalist.Obama said the entire world was appalled by the beheading of 40-year-old reporter James Foley, which the IS fighters videotaped and published on the Internet.Europe’s top powers also stepped up their response against the militants, while UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued a strong condemnation of the murder, describing it as an “abominable crime.”“There has to be a common effort to extract this cancer so it does not spread. It has to be a clear rejection of these kind of nihilistic ideologies,” Obama said.“One thing we can all agree on is that a group like ISIL has no place in the 21st century,” he said, using the acronym for the group when it was formerly known as the I...
RIYADH: A special criminal court court has sentenced one man to death and 30 others to prison terms...
Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh says that extremism and the ideologies of groups like the I...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: The ruler of the United Arab Emirates approved a new counter-terrorism law that strengthens existing laws against money laundering, while also expanding penalties to include the death penalty, life imprisonment and fines of up to $27 million, state media reported Wednesday.The law, according to the state-backed The National newspaper, calls for establishing Saudi-style counseling and rehabilit...
Saudi employers, whose foreign workers want to transfer their sponsorship, will be given an opportunity to lodge their objections within five days from their date of application, a senior official from the Ministry of Labor has announced. Labor Ministry spokesman Tayseer Al-Mufarrej said that the new arrangement was aimed at protecting the interests of both sponsors and workers during their contractual period of employmen...

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The Haj Ministry has published the list of companies that provide low-cost Haj services.The full list is available at http://www.haj.gov.sa/ar-SA/Pages/Low-cost-camps.aspx.The announcement came as Makkah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah has called for qualitative improvement in Haj services.“We have...
Students of the Pakistan International School-Jeddah (English Section) (PISJ-ES) have shown outstanding academic performance this year.According to the school’s acting principal, Imran Raza Khan, the “tremendous success of the O and A level students is a reflection of their hard work, dedication and focused approach toward...
Some of the most-loved names in Urdu poetry will regale hundreds of expatriates with their couplets at the Indian Consulate’s annual mushaira to be held at the International Indian School of Jeddah (IISJ) on Thursday.Eighty-nine-year-old Anand Mohan Zutshi, popularly known as Gulzar Dehlawi, will be the center of attention....
Nonresident Indians (NRIs) from the Telangana region living in the Kingdom have launched the Telangana Business and Investment Forum (TBIF) to promote trade and investment in the newly formed south Indian state.Mir Mohsin Ali, secretary-general and media coordinator of TBIF, told Arab News here on Monday that Mir Mahmood Al...
Before consuming any of the chocolate drinks produced by Milchwerke Mittelelbe GMBH and listed below, check the expiry date first. If the product is packed in plastic containers and the expiry date is between 19/12/2014 and 11/4/2015, don’t buy or consume them.This warning comes from the Saudi food and Drug Authority (SFDA)...
Saeed Al-Bassami, vice president of the National Transportation Committee at the Saudi Council of Chambers and Industry, has revealed that Saudization is one of the main challenges facing the surface transportation sector in the Kingdom.Al-Bassami noted that the rate of Saudization in the transportation sector has not excee...
A leading Saudi Arabian Airlines official has urged Saudia executives and field workers at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA), as well as other employees in maintenance and ground operations, to double up their efforts in improving services to passengers.Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, director-general of Saudia, made...
Dr. Ibtesam Saeed Badhrees, a leading woman research scientist in experimental particle physics at the National Center for Nanotechnology, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) Riyadh, has been selected as the first non-American woman for ‘Women Physicist of the Month’ award for August 2014 given by the Ame...
New US Consul-General Todd Holmstrom arrived in Jeddah on Aug. 6 to assume his post.Prior to his appointment, Holmstrom served as deputy chief of mission in N’Djamena, Chad, from 2011 to 2013. From 2005 to August 2008, Holmstrom spent three years in Damascus, where he served sequentially as economic counselor, chief of the...
A delegation from Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) visited the headquarters of General Court in Jeddah.The delegation consisting of Vice Chairman of JCCI Ziyad bin Bassam Al-Bassam, acting Secretary General Hassan bin Ibrahim Dahlan, and Director of the Center for Law and Conciliation Awad Al-Halbi met Abdul R...
The Haj Ministry has approved a new management office aimed at monitoring Haj-related programs and arrangements more effectively.The “strategic initiative management office” (SIMO) was approved on Sunday.Haj Minister Bandar Hajjar stressed the importance of promoting teamwork, cooperation, partnership and healthy competitio...
Saudi Aramco’s iThra Knowledge Program has attracted 300,000 visitors during the first two weeks of the event. The program, which is being held at the city’s International Convention and Exhibition Center, was inaugurated by Riyadh Gov. Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz on July 29 for its month-long run in the Kingdo...
Child beggary on the streets of Jeddah has decreased by more than 50 percent thanks to the opening of a juvenile shelter in association with Al-Birr Charitable Society, said Hani Jamil, shelter supervisor.“The center had 9,255 beggars between the age of 10 and 15,” he told Arab News.“Almost 7,530 children have been deported...

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REYKJAVIK: Tourists and hikers were evacuated Wednesday near a massive rumbling...

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MILWAUKEE: Milwaukee pitcher Mike Fiers continued his superb form since being re...

NANJING, China: London Olympic champion Ruta Meilutyte finished more than two se...

GOLD COAST, Australia: Michael Phelps got a reminder of just how challenging his...

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Dubai’s developer Nakheel behind the famed man-made palm-shaped islands said Wednesday it is repaying 7.9 billion dirhams, or roughly $2.15 b...
The Saudi stock market continued its positive movement and managed a fourth straight rise on Wednesday, accumulating more than 56 points.The Tadawul All-Share Index (TASI) set out with 5.6 points fall but subsequent trading sent it higher to close at 10,716.24 points, adding 0.53 percent for the entire day. Large cap remain...
BENGHAZI: Libya's Acting Oil Minister Omar Shakmak will resign and be replaced by the chairman of the state oil firm National Oil Corp. (NOC), Mustafa Sanallah.Shakmak, a technocrat, told Reuters Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni had informed him he would be replaced."I will abide by the decision because it is not a matter...
Saudi Arabia imported some 3.1 million tons of cement in the past nine months valued at SR 750 million, according to a financial report quoting data released by Customs Department.The rise in cement imports was attributed to the increased pace of project implementation and growing government spending on infrastructure proje...
HONG KONG: Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp. has posted a record first-half net profit thanks to improving margins in its global business and revenue from new contracts to build China’s next-generation telecom network.The Shenzhen-based company said its first-half net profit rose 263 percent year-on-year to 1.13 bil...
STOCKHOLM: Chinese-owned Volvo Car Group announced a return to profits in an upbeat half-yearly report that cited “solid” demand for the Swedish brand particularly in China.The Gothenburg-based manufacturer bucked dismal sales trends in the global auto industry with a 15-percent hike in turnover to 64.78 billion kronor ($9....
NEW YORK: New York state’s banking regulator hit Standard Chartered Bank with a $300 million fine and restrictions on its dollar-clearing business for failing to detect possible money-laundering.The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) said the British bank’s internal compliance systems had failed to detect or ac...
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia-based AirAsia has announced a sixfold increase in second-quarter net profit as Asia's budget travel leader increased revenue despite what it called a "challenging" aviation environment.Net profit was 367.2 million ringgit ($115 million), up from 58.3 million ringgit in the same quarter of 2013.AirAsia...
LOS ANGELES: Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant.Ballmer says he plans to devote more time to his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, civic contributions, study and teaching business at Stanford in the fall and USC next spring...
Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange, which has gained nearly 25 percent so far this year, is likely to rise further in 2014, benefiting from the upcoming budget expectations in addition to annual dividend announcements, say economic experts.“The challenge ahead for the Capital Market Authority (CMA) will be to swiftly mold and ad...
CAIRO: Egypt has selected a Saudi consultancy to draw up the plan for the government's mega project to transform the Suez Canal waterway into a hub of international investment and free trade zones.Suez Canal Authority chief Moheeb Mamish announced in Cairo that Dar Al-Handasah Shair — a leading Mideast design, architecture...
DUBAI: Dubai is changing its financial rules in an effort to attract more asset managers — particularly those serving the richest and most risk-tolerant investors, such as hedge funds and private equity funds — to base themselves in the emirate.The rules create a new class of funds that can be domiciled in the Dubai Interna...
LONDON: OPEC is not worried about a slide in oil prices toward $100 a barrel, delegates from the producer group said, with current levels seen as acceptable for producers while higher seasonal demand in the coming weeks was expected to support the market.Brent crude fell to a 14-month low of $101.11 a barrel on Monday as in...

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Dr. Ibtesam Saeed Badhrees, a leading woman research scientist in experimental particle physics at the National Center for Nanotechnology, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) Riyadh, has been selected as the first non-American woman for ‘Women Physicist of the Month’ award for August 2014 given by the American Physical Society...

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Designing alluring jewelry is an art that requires a great deal of understanding of various cultures. And Swiss-born London-based jewelry designer Sabine Ghanem’s pieces certainly have that feel. She balances the antique touch with the young, playful and refined attributes giving her jewelry a different look altogether. In an exclusive interview...

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LONDON: Melbourne tops the ranking as the world's most pleasant city to live in for the fourth year running, but an Economist Intelligence Unit poll also finds that turmoil in Ukraine and the Middle East have pushed other cities down the list.
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Before consuming any of the chocolate drinks produced by Milchwerke Mittelelbe GMBH and listed below, check the expiry date first. If the product is packed in plastic containers and the expiry date is between 19/12/2014 and 11/4/2015, don’t buy or consume them.This warning comes from the Saudi food and Drug Authority (SFDA), which said in an advisory posted on its website on Monday that such products have been found to be contaminated with bacillus bacteria, which can cause food poisoning.The statement said the manufacturer itself, a German company, warned of the contamination last March and has withdrawn the affected products from markets in Britain and Ireland, where they were distributed...
What is the best way to burn fat? What kind of drug will help to burn fat? Is there any kind of activity that will help to burn fat? What is the effect of new technologies such as laser? What is the best diet to flush out all the fat? These question have been asked for many decades. To answer all of these questions, we must first talk about the fat inside our bodies. We spoke to nutritionist Shaymaa Saeed who explained the process of burning fat. We have two types of fat, one of which is the essential fat, which is the fat that holds the organs in its position. We need to maintain this fat and not to lose it. Also, we have the non-essential fat, which may appear as obesity in case of excess...
When I met the founder of the Nutrition and Diet Center Sawsan Wazzan Jabri in 1996 I was far from imagining the resounding success of this franchise which was originally established in 1990 in Beirut. Already then, Sawsan Wazzan was convinced there was a big market for high quality diet meals, diet snacks as well as diet Arabic and western pastries. Indeed, the need for nutritious and tasty food that helps you lose weight, has been steadily growing in Saudi Arabia. Today, seven out of 10 Saudis are overweight and obesity is becoming a major cause of concern in the Kingdom. The Nutrition and Diet Center helps you tackle successfully all your weight and nutrition related medical problems....

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LOS ANGELES: Marvel Entertainment’s chief emeritus Stan Lee may be in his ninth decade, but it hasn’t stopped him from a...
NEW YORK: Some costumed characters in Times Square ripped off their mammoth heads on Tuesday, showing their real faces to protest what they call a “hostile move” by police telling tourists they don’t have to tip for photos.The giant Elmos, Mickey Mouses, Statues of Liberty and other beloved children’s characters — mostly Spanish-speaking immigrants — held a news conference to proclaim their right to the meager survival cash.“Si se puede!” they chanted in Spanish, meaning “Yes we can!”One of their protest signs read: “We make the world smile,” and another, “Let us work.”Earlier this month, the...
PARIS: Ever felt like your neighbor’s antics could drive you to an early grave?Well, there may be reason for concern, said researchers who reported a link Tuesday between having good neighbors and a healthier heart.“Having good neighbors and feeling connected to others in the local community may help to curb an individual’s heart attack risk,” said a statement that accompanied a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.Heart and blood vessel diseases are the number one cause of death globally, claiming some 15 million lives in 2010, according to the latest Global...

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