Security forces have foiled several plots to carry out attacks across the kingdom and arrested 93 suspected Islamic State jihadis, the Ministry of Interior said on Tuesday.The arrests have taken place since December and most of those detained were Saudis, the MOI said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).Among those arrested were two Syrians and a Saudi citizen, who planned a suicide car bombing against the US Embassy in Riyadh last month, the statement said. Of the 93 detained suspects, 65 were Saudis, it said.Earlier Tuesday, the MOI announced the arrest of a second suspect in the April 8 shooting death of two policemen, which had been blamed on the Islamic State.Nawaf bin Sharif Samir Al-Anzi was cornered at a camp in Rumah governorate in Riyadh province at dawn Tuesday, following a tip.During the raid, Anzi opened fire, prompting security forces to respond and subse...
CAIRO: At least 15 people were killed in heavy fighting between Houthi fighters and tribesmen in the...
The Saudi-led coalition forces are now focusing on rebuilding Yemen, with a commitment to remove all...
WASHINGTON: Iranian forces boarded a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship in the Gulf on Tuesday after patrol boats fired warning shots across its bow and ordered it deeper into Iranian waters as it was traveling through the Strait of Hormuz, the Pentagon said.The ship, the MV Maersk Tigris, initially ignored Iranian patrol boats that ordered it deeper into Iranian territorial waters but complied after the vessels fired se...
ROME: The World Food Program (WFP) said Tuesday it will try to get emergency food aid to 1.4 million people in Nepal over the next three months following the country’s devastating earthquake.The UN agency, which put the total number affected by the quake at eight million, said its first aid trucks had on Tuesday reached the district of Gorkha, one of the areas worst hit, and that the first distribution of rice would take...

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Seven workers were killed, six injured and at least 15 were still trapped after a convention center collapsed during construction in Saudi Arabia on Monday, Al-Arabiya channel reported.Medics were initially told that about 50 workers were caught under concrete in the site at a university in Qassim,...
Experts have warned people against con men operating pyramid investment schemes in the country aimed at stealing money.These operations are also named Ponzi schemes, after Charles Ponzi, the American businessman who used the technique in 1920 to defraud investors out of $20 million.A typical pyramid scheme involves offering...
The first group of National Guard troops has been deployed at the Yemen border to support the Kingdom’s armed forces in their campaign against the Houthi militia.They will join members of the Border Guard and the army who have reinforced the frontier since March 26 when the coalition began airstrikes against Houthi forces a...
The Shoura Council has called on the General Presidency of Youth Welfare (GPYW) to take action against fanaticism in sports.This comes in the wake of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman banning Prince Mamdouh bin Abdul Rahman from taking part in sports activities and speaking to the media for making a racist slur....
A three-day Arab Media Forum in Kuwait ended Monday with several participants calling for tougher legislation to monitor the Internet and a crack down on cyber criminals attempting to undermine the security and stability of countries. Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi, editor in chief of Arab News, chaired the forum’s main session t...
Most psychological problems among children in the Eastern Province are caused by poor parenting, in particular the handing over of care to untrained domestic workers, a recent study has found.Ahmed Al-BuAli, director of the Jalawi bin Abdulaziz Center for Child Development in the Eastern Province, said that many parents are...
Some 38,000 women attended two job fairs in Riyadh and Dammam recently, which saw some of the country’s top companies offering employment, the organizers said this week.The events are the brainchild of Glowork, an organization dedicated to finding work for women in the country. Another event would be held in Jeddah on Tuesd...
The Embassy of Japan in Riyadh is celebrating the 60th anniversary of Saudi-Japan diplomatic relations, marking the special occasion with a host of cultural events including an abaya competition to reflect the strong cultural ties between the two countries.Speaking to Arab News on Sunday, a culture and education official of...
Crown Prince Muqrin, deputy premier, bade farewell to the outgoing Indian Ambassador Hamid Ali Rao on Monday, affirming the keen desire of the Kingdom and India to further accelerate cooperation in the fields of politics, trade, economy and culture.In his audience with the crown prince, Rao thanked the Saudi government for...
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has implemented measures to face potential problems due to weather forecast for the coming days.The airline put in place early plans for the expected circumstances. It also reviewed and updated its crisis management system following the recent sandstorm witnessed in the region which caused th...
A Saudi doctor attending the Saudi-American Healthcare Forum (SAHF) said he could hardly believe he is still alive after suffering a car crash in 1991.“I’m sharing my experience to give hope to those who are similarly situated. If I had been hopeless after I was told I could never recover I won’t be here,” said Dr. Abdul Az...
The Sri Lankan International School of Jeddah (SLISJ) recently held its annual Awards Day for the academic year 2014-15.Acting Consul General of Sri Lanka, M.S.M Ansar was the chief guest at the event.School Chairman Mohamed Ilyas dedicated the evening to the IGCSE toppers and expressed pride on behalf of the school on the...
— Which particular aspect of Saudi Arabia do you like the most?Family values, hospitality and the sunshine.— Which book is by your bedside these days?Eine kurze Geschichte vom Glück.— What is your favorite holiday destination?Seoul and Tokyo.— What is your dream country where you would like to be posted after Saudi Arabia?K...

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THE HAGUE: Italian financial police arrested 10 suspected members of a criminal...

BALTIMORE: Baltimore residents on Tuesday began cleaning up the wreckage from ri...

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s parliament voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to curb the power o...

ROME: Pope Francis and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday voiced shock...

NEW DELHI: Afghanistan’s president called on Tuesday for regional cooperation to...

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JEDDAH: The football teams of Islamic Corporation for the Development of Private...

MIAMI: Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer with one out in the ninth inning as t...

WASHINGTON: Rookie Russian forward Evgeny Kuznetsov skated around every opponent...

SINGAPORE: Lee Chong Wei’s dream of winning Olympic gold is back on after the Ba...

LONDON: England will send out an inexperienced one-day side to take on Ireland n...

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ALKHOBAR: Saudi Arabia's high crude oil production policy is based on the status of global demand and the top oil exporter is keen to maintain its market share, the Kingd...
Saudi-based investment company Itqan Capital, licensed by the Capital Market Authority (CMA) and a member of Albaraka Banking Group, and Mubasher Financial Services BSC, a major provider of regional brokerage services in the Middle East, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aiming to establish a Shariah-compliant glob...
Profits of the listed telecom firms dropped by 44 percent to SR2 billion in the first quarter of the current year compared to SR3.6 billion in the same period last year, according to a financial report.Results of the Q1, 2015, are considered the worst quarterly performance in a two-year period (Q4 2012) when the telecom sec...
Economy and Planning Minister Mohammed Al-Jasser received at his office in Riyadh on Sunday Singapore’s Ambassador Lawrence Anderson.During the meeting, they exchanged cordial talks, discussed issues of common interest, and reviewed bilateral cooperation in economic fields.
DUBAI: Investcorp, the alternative investment firm, has appointed Nemir Kirdar as chairman of its board of directors, effective from July 1, it said in a statement on Sunday.Kirdar will replace Abdul-Rahman Salim Al-Ateeqi, who will retire as chairman at the end of the current fiscal year on June 30. Al-Ateeqi has served as...
The 23rd edition of Saudi International Exhibition for Furniture and Interior Design will be held from April 29 to May 5."The event showcases modern and exclusive products offered for the first time by international companies before bringing them to the local market. It aims to survey the visitors’ opinions on the products,...
Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar will officiate at the opening ceremony of the 2015 C3 Saudi-American Healthcare Forum, which is being held in Riyadh for three days from Monday. The event will be held under the governor’s patronage.Also participating in the forum are acting Health Minister Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulmalik Al...
CAIRO: Egypt's currency black market, a thorn in the side of successive governments, has virtually disappeared in the past two months following a central bank crackdown.Yet, while the authorities hope this will signal to foreign investors that the economy has returned to normal after four years of turmoil, Egyptian business...
The Islamic banking industry in Saudi Arabia is set to achieve $683 billion of Shariah-compliant assets by 2019, according to EY’s World Islamic Banking Competitiveness report. Saudi Arabia has been a key market for growth in the Islamic banking industry. The first Islamic bank with equity in excess of $10 billion is headqu...
MEXICO CITY: US tire maker Goodyear will build a half-billion-dollar factory in central Mexico that will produce six million tires a year for customers across the Americas, the company said.Goodyear is the third auto sector company to make a major announcement in Mexico since last week, following a $1 billion investment by...
LONDON: Most central banks have been easing policy since the start of the year and are set to do more, but it still isn’t clear whether that new activism, which has pushed stock markets to record highs, will help the global economy much.Several meet this week to set policy, including the US Federal Reserve, the Bank of Japa...
NEW DELHI: While Narendra Modi may be the toast of India’s titans of industry, bosses of the army of small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are beginning to grow impatient for change a year into his premiership.With the economy now outpacing even China, Modi has won big-name plaudits for transforming the climate with a se...
SINGAPORE/TOKYO: One by one, Japan is turning off the lights at the giant oil-fired power plants that propelled it to the ranks of the world’s top industrialized nations. With nuclear power in the doldrums after the Fukushima disaster, it’s solar energy that is becoming the alternative.Solar power is set to become profitabl...

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French President Francois Hollande on Friday stepped 36,000 years back in time into a darkened, cool cave to admire the earliest known figurative paintings of hands, bears, rhinos and panthers.
But he was actually above ground, inaugurating a giant, millimeter-by-millimeter exact replica of the closely guarded Grotte Chauvet in southern Fra...

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SAN FRANCISCO, California: Facebook on Monday began rolling out video calling on its Messenger mobile application, enabling face-to-face conversations among users of the app around the world.
With the new feature, users can add video to calls to another person with the same application.
“You can quickly start a video call from any conv...

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The year 2015 just began and we’ve already had some huge makeup launches and new trends emerging. Last year introduced us to some amazing beauty tricks and looks. However, there are some trends that we can well do without this year. Jeddah’s beauty guru Nilo Haq brings to you a list of beauty trends that need to go in 2015.

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AL-BEGRAWIYA, Sudan: The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the famed pyramids of Giza, the Sudanese site is largely deserted.
The pyramids at Meroe, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, are rarely visited despite being a UNES...

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After giving birth, all mothers think about losing weight as soon as possible. Many of them are harsh on themselves as they try to cut down calories from the diet they followed when they were pregnant.Doctors recommend new mothers to stay on an even healthier diet to give their baby healthy nutrition. “Nursing mothers should give close attention to what they are eating, their breast milk should meet their baby’s nutritional needs,” said pediatrician Dr. Osama Khalid. “If the mother’s diet is low in calories or it relies on one food group, it can affect the quality and quantity of her milk,” he said. When mothers start breastfeeding, they might feel extra hungry throughout the day. “Mothers...
The coconut and its water, milk, and oil have endless health benefits. Last week in Part 3, I expounded on coconut oil’s myriads of uses for the care of the skin, ranging from the aesthetic aspect to maintaining healthy skin and healing infections like skin and nail fungal infections (athlete’s foot and others) to preventing wrinkles and signs of premature skin aging. However, there is one more thing I would like to add about coconut oil. It has dual effects. It provides the sun protection factor (SPF) of around 10. But because the oil is a mild sun protector, it allows the sun’s ultraviolet rays to penetrate the skin to synthesize much-needed vitamin D. However to increase SPF, mix it with...
During the last forty years, the interest in homeopathy has grown as an increasing number of people realize that conventional medicine cannot cure all diseases and the treatments also cause serious side effects. However, there are many misunderstandings regarding homeopathy and ‘Complete Guide to Homeopathy: The Principles and Practice of Treatment’ explains in a clear and easy language what homeopathy is and how it can be used safely and effectively to treat common complaints. The principles and practice of homeopathy have remained largely unchanged since their introduction about two centuries ago. This complete guide to homeopathy begins with a section which looks at the history of...

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BOURGES, France: From Palestinian hip-hop to Egyptian electro to Lebanese blues-rock, artists from the Middle East are m...
LOS ANGELES: Justin Bieber crashed a high school prom and was nearly crushed by ecstatic students who were present there. ‘The Beauty and a Beat’ hitmaker was at Chatsworth Charter High School 2015 prom in Chatsworth, California a few days back. He was joined by his friends Hailey Baldwin, Gabby Westbrook and Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, reports aceshowbiz.com.It turns out he was not invited and decided to crash it of his own accord.And it seems he was not in fact welcome at Chatsworth Charter High prom at all and according to TMZ he “physically shoved” his way in.A rep told the website: “His...
LOS ANGELES: Singer Mariah Carey released her new breakup single from her upcoming album ‘Infinity’, which premiered on Sunday with a lyric video on YouTube.The lyrics to the song clearly indicated Mariah is hinting toward a certain Mr. Nick Canon, her estranged husband.Carey was recently seen at the Las Vegas show, singing the new song, at one point filming herself and the crowd with an iPhone.The Pop sensation created a lot of buzz on Twitter when her album cover released. Mariah Carey who is a lot curiver in real life is all skin and bones for her new album cover Infinity. The 45-year-old...

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