Petroleum and Mineral Resources Minister Ali Al-Naimi told fellow OPEC members in Vienna that they must combat the US shale oil boom, arguing against cutting crude output in order to depress prices and undermine the profitability of North American producers.Ali Al-Naimi won the argument at Thursday’s meeting, although ministers from members such as Venezuela, Iran and Algeria had wanted to cut production to reverse a rapid fall in oil prices.A Gulf delegate told Reuters that Al-Naimi had reassured members that the oil price would recover as demand will ultimately pick up. But he insisted that if OPEC cut output it would lose market share.“Reaching a final decision took a lot of time convincing the others,” said another delegate.Some members were not prepared to offer big cuts themselves, and, choosing not to clash with Saudi Arabia and their allies, ultimately agreeing to Al-Naimi’s sugg...
Shaqra University has allegedly hired several expatriates as academics who are not under their spons...
The operating company for the automated vehicle monitoring system “Saher” stands to face penalties f...
CAIRO: An Egyptian court has dismissed criminal charges against former president Hosni Mubarak in connection with the killing of protesters in the 2011 uprising that ended his nearly three-decade reign.Mubarak, 86, was also acquitted of corruption charges that he faced along with his sons Alaa and Gamal.Mubarak was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in 2012, but the verdict was overturned on appeal.Saturday’s verdi...
National Guard Minister Prince Miteb bin Abdullah has called on the international community to remove the Syrian regime if it wants to defeat the Islamic State terror group.Prince Miteb made the comments in a recent interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, a sister publication of Arab News. He returned to the Kingdom on Wednesday after a tour of the US where he met President Barack Obama and senior US officials.He urged Iran to ab...

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Several leading Saudi scholars attending a forum here have warned that extremist ideas propagated by some groups are a misinterpretation of Islam’s sacred texts and threaten Muslim unity. They were speaking on Wednesday at a forum organized by Madinah Islamic University in collaboration with King Ab...
Jeddah Health Affairs have confirmed that an error owing to a misprint in a citizen’s report has wrongly diagnosed him of being infected with AIDS.King Abdulaziz Hospital in Jeddah gave Hassan Ismael a report which stated that he had AIDS, but about three months later, he received a second report affirming his excellent hea...
The Ministry of Civil Service has announced new regulations allowing university professors to supplement their income by up to SR 3,000 working part-time.Minister of Civil Service Abdul Rahman Al-Barrak said that a professor must satisfy six conditions to qualify for this. Some of these requirements demand for the professor...
A gang of five con men was arrested in Riyadh for duping businessmen to the tune of SR12 million.The group which has an impressive office in Malaz in the heart of the capital, consisted of a Saudi, two Yemenis, an Egyptian and a fifth member who has not been identified.Following a complaint by two men, who reported that the...
A special court in Jeddah has sentenced a university professor to one year in prison and slapped him with a fine of SR1000 for forging the stamp of the Saudi Embassy and signatures of officials on his Ph.D. degree certificate.The Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution ruled that the professor, a Jordanian national,...
Used to working hard in his checkered career, Speaker of Maltese Parliament Angelo Farrugia said he was happy with the result of his visit to the Kingdom.Farrugia, who had a hectic schedule, expressed gratitude to his Saudi hosts for the hospitality accorded to him and his delegation.On the first day after his delegation’s...
The growth of Internet and readily-available knowledge have spoiled the social sphere of life and culture, as well as turning people into amateur behaviorists or psychologists, where everyone constantly monitors, watches and evaluates one another closely. People have started judging each other like celebrities being evaluat...
In efforts to reduce the long queues at the Passport Office in Jeddah, authorities are bringing the online service, Abshir to residents’ homes to help them enroll into the electronic system. Passport officials are also visiting institutions with large numbers of expatriate workers to explain the service and enable them to r...
The weather in the central part of the Kingdom was pleasant throughout Friday, allowing families to go to parks, malls and deserts to enjoy themselves for the weekend.The King Abdullah Park in Malaz and the park adjacent to the National Museum were fully packed with families. Children had a field day in the park and open ar...
The President of the Saudi Red Crescent Authority Prince Faisal bin Abdullah inaugurated three new ambulance centers in the Eastern Province bringing the total number of centers to 13. The centers begin operation Monday. They have been equipped with the necessary medical equipment and qualified cadres.The three new centers...
Citizens and expatriates have welcomed the Ministry of Interior (MoI)’s launch on Thursday of the One Time Password (OTP) feature for its online services.The OTP is a password that is valid for only one login session or transaction on a computer system or digital device and used for a secured cyber exchange of services over...
A senior Indian politician from Bihar and former minister has urged his compatriots in the Kingdom to come forward to support the idea of inclusive growth in India.Mohammad Ali Ashraf Fatmi called upon them to play their significant role in opposing communalism from various platforms.He said the issue of postal ballot for o...
Philippine Labor Secretary Erlinda Dimapilis-Baldoz arrives on Sunday and is scheduled to meet with her Saudi counterpart, Adel Fakeih to discuss labor issues, according to a top official in the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh. “She is expected to do a follow-up on the existing labor agreement and discuss its implementation,”...

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ANKARA: Pope Francis on Friday called for dialogue between faiths to end extremi...

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MOSCOW: A flotilla of Russian warships led by a large submarine hunting ship ent...

THE HAGUE: Police have arrested 118 people in an unprecedented globally-coordina...

SARAJEVO: A former Bosnian Croat military commander was charged on Friday with w...

GENEVA: A UN watchdog on Friday slammed police shootings of blacks in the United...

GENEVA: Sperm can carry the Ebola virus for at least 82 days, the World Health O...

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SYDNEY: Two-time former champion Greg Chalmers took a one-stroke lead Friday at...

San Miguel Beer and Alaska stayed shoulder-to-shoulder after Friday night and ke...

DUBAI: The 2014 FIA Middle East Rally Championship is set for a dramatic climax,...

HANOI: Vietnam booked their place in the semifinals of the AFF Suzuki Cup on Fri...

BANGKOK: India’s Anirban Lahiri retained his lead on day two of Thailand’s King’...

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LONDON: A fresh slide in the price of crude wiped tens of billions of dollars off oil companies’ market value on Friday and signaled an end to the sector’s safe-haven sta...
TOKYO: Japan released a string of lackluster economic data with inflation hitting its lowest level for more than a year, dealing another blow to Tokyo's attempts to conquer years of falling prices and tepid growth.The figures come after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a snap election and delayed a sales tax hike set for ne...
LONDON: A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump, giving individuals more spending money and lowering costs for many businesses.The latest slide was triggered by...
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is negotiating with Qatar to begin imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) early next year, Pakistan’s petroleum minister said.Pakistan is due to finish a terminal in January near Karachi that will initially handle 0.4 billion cubic feet of LNG per day (3.1 million tons per year).But it aims to import 0.6...
NEW DELHI: India said that food security for its millions of poor had been safeguarded in a landmark global trade reform deal adopted by the World Trade Organization.New Delhi and Washington struck an agreement earlier this month on protecting India’s huge food stockpiles from punitive measures, paving the way for the histo...
BRUSSELS: New European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has defended his country Luxembourg’s controversial tax deals with global firms, saying it had no choice if it wanted to stay competitive.Juncker survived a no confidence vote in the European Parliament over revelations by the “Luxleaks” journalistic investigation...
TOKYO: Honda Motor and Mazda Motor may have to recall another 200,000 cars in Japan to replace Takata Corp. air bags if Takata complies with a US order to recall cars across the US rather than just in humid regions.Several automakers in the US have issued regional recalls of certain models to investigate what is causing som...
NEW DELHI: A slowdown in India’s economy in the last quarter will increase calls for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to step up reforms but was less severe than feared, giving the central bank ammunition to resist government pressure to cut interest rates.Gross domestic product expanded 5.3 percent in the July-September quarte...
BRUSSELS: Inflation in the eurozone returned to a five-year low, official data showed, raising pressure on the European Central Bank to unveil even more steps to fight the threat of deflation.The official data also showed that unemployment remained steady at 11.5 percent in October, unchanged amid a stagnating European econ...
JAKARTA: Indonesia’s new government took its first steps to clean up a graft-tainted oil and gas industry, overhauling the management of state giant Pertamina and pledging major reforms of the company’s energy trading division.Indonesia is looking to restore investor confidence in Southeast Asia’s biggest crude producer aft...
SEOUL: Insiders say staff at Samsung Electronics have never been so anxious ahead of the annual reshuffle, as a weak smartphone performance and its worst earnings in three years are expected to cost many jobs.As is customary for Korean businesses, Samsung is expected to announce its annual personnel changes in early Decembe...
BRUSSELS: European Union institutions are piling pressure on Google to change the way it operates its business and applies EU rules.The European parliament on Thursday approved a non-binding resolution that calls for the unbundling of search engines from other services that Internet companies offer, a practice that could in...
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines said its loss widened last quarter and apologized for a promotional tweet slammed as insensitive after two deadly passenger jet disasters this year.In its last public financial result before a planned privatization and overhaul, the flag carrier said its net loss in the July-September quarter...

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Eman Al-Qahtani is a successful, talented and ambitious young Saudi artist. She combines thoughts and colors in her paintings. She has her own art method; a painting is to deliver a message to human minds.
Al-Qahtani holds a bachelor degree in Arts and Humanities, and a diploma in hearing disability. She is responsible for the Women Assemb...

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Citizens and expatriates have welcomed the Ministry of Interior (MoI)’s launch on Thursday of the One Time Password (OTP) feature for its online services.
The OTP is a password that is valid for only one login session or transaction on a computer system or digital device and used for a secured cyber exchange of services overcoming a number...

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Tasneem Anwar Ishqi’s love for jewels with symbols and meanings was well-known from her childhood. Today, through practice and perseverance, she has earned a name for herself in the Kingdom’s jewelry designing industry. She developed a new concept in the world of jewelry that represents unique prayer beads in different colors and with meanings....

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Egypt is a trans-continental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, making it an Afro-Asiatic country via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. Most of Egypt’s territory of 1,010,000 sq. km lies within the Nile Valley of North Africa, but it is also considered a Mediterranean country as it is bordere...

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GENEVA: Sperm can carry the Ebola virus for at least 82 days, the World Health Organization said Friday, urging men recovering from the disease to use condoms for three months after the onset of symptoms.“Because of the potential to transmit the virus sexually during this time, they should maintain good personal hygiene after masturbation, and either abstain from sex for three months after onset of symptoms, or use condoms if abstinence is not possible,” the WHO said in a statement.In four studies, on a total of 43 patients, three men who had recovered from Ebola still had the live virus in their semen 40 days, 61 days and 82 days respectively after the onset of symptoms.The WHO said that...
The latest diet fad among fitness freaks and celebs is the green juice, or as they call it ‘salad in a cup’. These juices claim to be a solution for all your nutrition needs and help you to consume even those vegetables that you don’t necessarily like. “When you think of healthy beverages, water immediately comes to your mind. However, there are other drinks worth adding to your diet,” said nutritionist Dr. Raneem Abdulmajeed. “You can make your own drink that will have great health benefits, from relieving minor ailments like indigestion to providing protection against serious issues such as osteoporosis,” she added. A bowl of fresh fruits and vegetables, and a blender is all you need to...
The Globe is the signature restaurant of Al-Faisaliah hotel in Riyadh. This unique restaurant offers the best of the best in terms of location, cuisine and ambiance. It is located atop Al-Faisaliah tower, where diners can have elegant meals as well as a magical view. Within this dramatic three-story dome, delicious modern European cuisine and sweeping panoramic views of the city come together to create an unmatched Riyadh fine dining experience.The entrance is very private and you must walk through security into two different elevators that take you to the top floor of Al-Faisaliah tower. The restaurant is very elegant and comprises two stories, one for singles and the other for families....

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MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha has dismissed rumors of an alleged argument with actor Salman Khan at his siste...
BUDAPEST: A long-lost avant-garde painting has returned home to Hungary after nine decades thanks to a sharp-eyed art historian who spotted it being used as a prop in the Hollywood film “Stuart Little.”In 2009 Gergely Barki, a researcher at Hungary’s National Gallery, noticed “Sleeping Lady with Black Vase” by Robert Bereny (1888-1953) in the 1999 kids’ movie about a mouse as he watched TV with his daughter Lola.“I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw Bereny’s long-lost masterpiece on the wall behind Hugh Laurie, I nearly dropped Lola from my lap,” Barki, 43, told AFP on Thursday.“A researcher...
LONDON: British police officers were called to stores across the country on Friday as the “Black Friday” shopping frenzy imported from the United States brought surging crowds and fights over sharply discounted goods.For the first time, most British retailers have fully embraced “Black Friday” promotions this year, both in store and online, seeking to follow their cousins across the Atlantic and kickstart trading early in the key Christmas period.The day after the US Thanksgiving holiday, which falls on the fourth Thursday of November, is extravagantly promoted in the United States as the...

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