WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama will try to “turn the tide” on the Ebola epidemic Tuesday by ordering 3,000 US military personnel to west Africa to curtail its spread as China also dispatched more experts to the region.The White House said Obama will travel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta — where US Ebola victims were treated — to make the announcement, meant to spur a global effort to tackle the outbreak that has already killed 2,400 people.It comes as alarm grows that the worst-ever Ebola epidemic which spread through Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea before reaching Nigeria, is out of control. A separate strain of the disease has appeared in the Democratic Republic of Congo.Most of the US effort, which will draw heavily on its military medical corps, will be concentrated in impoverished Liberia — the worst hit nation — with plans to build 17 Ebola tre...
JERUSALEM: Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank numbered 382,031 at the end of June, up from 3...
ISTANBUL: Turkey would welcome exiled leaders of Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood who have come u...
MOSCOW: Russia threatened to send more troops to its newly-annexed territory of Crimea on Tuesday, after NATO began exercises in western Ukraine while Kiev’s forces are fighting pro-Russian separatists in the east.Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the escalation of tensions in Ukraine and the presence of foreign military near Russia’s borders made the deployment of troops a top priority in Crimea, which Russia annexed f...
EDINBURGH, Scotland: A furious fight has broken out over the question of Scotland’s future defense and its past military legacy in the final days before an independence referendum, with veterans arguing for both sides.At the forefront of the defense issue is the fate of Britain’s submarine-borne nuclear arsenal at the Royal Navy base at Faslane on the Firth of Clyde. The Scottish Nationalist Party, which has spearheaded t...

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The Council of Ministers has prioritized housing, jobs and an increased standard of living for citizens in its 10th Five-Year Development Plan from 2015 to 2020.The 24-point plan approved at its meeting on Monday, includes efforts to preserve Islamic values and teachings, promote national unity and...
A 60-year-old Saudi man who embarked on a journey by foot from Asir, south of the Kingdom, plans to reach Makkah by next week.Nasir Al-Qahtani, who reached Taif on Sunday morning, is performing Haj on behalf of his late mother and plans to celebrate the Kingdom’s National Day in Jeddah.Al-Qahtani passed by several governora...
More than 15,000 Civil Defense security personnel and officers will be deployed at the Kingdom’s holy sites from Monday in implementation of a general emergency plan during the Haj season.Maj. Gen. Suleiman Al-Amro, director-general of the Civil Defense, said personnel are on high alert to ensure pilgrim safety and to cope...
More than 30 international television channels will participate in a major awareness campaign to educate Muslims globally on the danger posed by the Islamic State terrorist organization that has taken over swaths of land in Iraq and Syria and killed hundreds of innocent people.Islamic scholars from Saudi Arabia, Europe and...
A museum here has 30,000 currencies dating back to the pre-Islamic era, including notes and coins in stone, silver and gold — the largest such collection in the country.The Dyar Al-Ezz Museum in Al-Muzahmiyya, 40 km west of Riyadh, has been licensed by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA). It also has a l...
Minister of Haj Bandar Hajjar held a meeting with the Chinese Ambassador Mustafa Yang Djibo at his office on Sunday to discuss the arrangements for Haj pilgrims from China.This year, an estimated 14,000 Chinese pilgrims will be performing the annual pilgrimage.Haj Ministry sources said that the Chinese envoy shared the oper...
Many truck drivers are still defying the traffic department by driving on the city's highways during peak hours.To avoid the traffic police, these drivers drive through residential areas to reach the highways. “They do not fear being penalized and are not pulled over,” Abu Turki, a Saudi resident, told Arab News.Saeed Al-B...
The Ministry of Haj has announced that 174,556 domestic pilgrims are performing Haj this year through an integrated-services system provided by the government.The Haj Ministry has also stepped up efforts to offer superior services to the pilgrims and upgrade the existing services.The ministry’s low-cost Haj program has attr...
The Saudi Philatelic & Numismatics Society (SPNS) marked its 50th anniversary at its headquarters in the Saudi capital on Saturday and announced that it will honor 82 individuals and newspapers for their support.“They will be honored in fitting ceremonies during the celebration of the Saudi National Day on Sept. 23 at t...
* Which particular aspect of Saudi Arabia you like the most? The hospitality of the Saudi people.* What is your favorite and oft-repeated Arabic word? As Salam-o-Alaikum.* Your favorite holiday destination? Dubai.* The dream city/country that you would like to be posted after Saudi Arabia? Any place that is exciting.* Which...
Border Guard patrol units were able abort an attempt to smuggle weapons into the Kingdom. Officers collected 176 pistols from the occupants of a 2014 Toyota Jeep after finding it behaving suspiciously.The car was stopped and officers inspected it for any smuggled materials. The surprise was when the pistols were found hidde...
The Jeddah Traffic Department has decided to install more Saher cameras in many of the city’s main streets to intensify its crackdown on lawbreakers.Brig. Zaid Al-Hamzi, spokesman of the department, told Arab News recently that more than 20 cameras would be installed in Andalus, Tahlia, Umm Al-Qura, Palestine, Haramain, Cro...
Dammam is gearing up to celebrate the Saudi National Day on Sept. 23 and the Eid Al-Adha festivities by opening several new gardens and squares for the public.The Eastern Province Mayoralty inaugurated 29 squares and gardens in Dammam equipped with services and amenities to mark the National Day.Fahad bin Mohammad Al-Jubair...

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TEHRAN: Iran said Monday it rejected a US request for its cooperation against th...

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EDINBURGH, Scotland: A furious fight has broken out over the question of Scotlan...

ABERDEEN, United Kingdom: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday was to...

MALE, Maldives: China’s President Xi Jinping secured Maldivian support Monday fo...

MOSCOW: Russia said on Monday it would probe Euronews after the news channel bro...

BRUSSELS: The European Union urged the international community Monday to make up...

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GROS-ISLET, Saint Lucia: Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s 30th Test century put the West...

KARACHI: Experienced all-rounder Shahid Afridi was named captain of Pakistan’s T...

INDIANAPOLIS: Cody Parkey drilled a 36-yard field goal as time expired on Monday...

MANILA : Paul Lee, the biggest name in the PBA free agent market this off-season...

WINDEMERE, Florida: Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach...

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The Shoura Council has called on the Capital Market Authority (CMA) to adopt measures to prevent stock market (Tadawul) crashes, such as the 2006 downturn that saw indivi...
The Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC) has expressed its willingness to cooperate with the businessmen in Mauritania in organizing seminars and meetings for Saudi businessmen looking for investment opportunities in Mauritania.CSC’s President Abdulrahman Al-Zamil made his observation on Sunday during his meeting with the newly...
Saudi Arabia is the world’s second biggest producer of different dates, producing 14.1 percent of world production in 2010. But only 6.8 percent of its production is marketed abroad.In this connection, the National Center for Palms & Dates participated recently in the Asia Fruit Logistica trade fair in Hong Kong with a...
The SABB/HSBC Emerging Markets Index (EMI), a monthly indicator derived from the PMI surveys, rose to a 17-month high of 52.5 in August, from 51.7 in July. That signaled stronger growth of output across global emerging markets, led mainly by a sharper increase in Chinese service sector activity. The EMI remained below its l...
The market capitalization of shares invested by government-run agencies in Saudi stock market grew by 25.75 percent to SR791 billion by end of August (2014) compared to SR629 billion by the end of 2013, according to a financial report.The government agencies hold more than 35 percent of shares in the stock market in 13 sect...
Saudi Arabia's benchmark Tadawul All-Share Index saw a significant setback on Monday, passing through a lean session of 0.85 percent and trimming back the 11,000-mark. The index closed at 10,932.73 points.The index making lower support levels plunged to a maximum of 116 points. Its year-to-date return still remained over tw...
LONDON: Scotland's nationalists have a 45 percent chance of winning the independence referendum this week and there's a risk of a capital flight from the country if that happens, according to a Bloomberg survey of economists.Asked to quantify the odds of a "yes" and "no" vote in the Sept. 18 ballot, economists said there is...
MUMBAI: India's wholesale price inflation slowed last month to its lowest in nearly five years, data showed Monday, but the country's central bank governor dampened hopes of an interest rate cut.The Wholesale Price Index rose 3.74 percent year on year — far below market forecasts of 4.40 percent — and sharply lower than the...
SHANGHAI: Chinese oil giant Sinopec will sell a 30 percent stake in its marketing arm to outside investors for more than $17 billion, the company said, as the government pushes key economic reforms.China's Communist Party pledged at a meeting in November to allow the market to play a "decisive" role in the allocation of res...
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 other nations within the region, according to a new report by ICAEW. According to Economic Insight: Middle East Q3, 2014, the GCC nations are leading the regi...
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...

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A few months ago, not many Americans, in fact Europeans as well, knew that a Yez...
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NEW YORK: Paintings by one of India’s most important modern artists go under the hammer in New York on Wednesday, highlights in a booming market for Asian art featured this week.
Three oils on canvas by pioneering Indian abstract artist Vasudeo Santu Gaitonde, who in 1964 based himself in New York, are being offered for auction by Christie’...

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PARIS, France: Scientists said on Tuesday they had identified a gene that appears to play an important part in babies’ language development.
A telltale stretch of DNA at a gene called ROBO2 is linked to the number of words that a child masters in the early stage of talking, they reported in the journal Nature Communications.
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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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In a first-of-its-kind move, the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) joined forces with the Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) to promote domestic tourism.
Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al Deaileej, director-general of the Haia, and Abdullah Al-Sawat, director-general of the SCTA in Taif, discussed mechan...

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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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WASHINGTON: So it’s official: America’s most beautiful women come from New York.Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was crowned...
OTTAWA: “The Imitation Game,” a biopic of British codebreaker Alan Turing starring Benedict Cumberbatch, won the Toronto film festival’s top prize Sunday, confirming its status as an early Oscars contender.Morten Tyldum’s World War II-era drama also stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode and Allen Leech of the hit television series “Downton Abbey,” and features a rare German Enigma code machine from the war.“There was something very subtle, uncompromising and unusual about (Turing) but also very quiet and stoic,” Cumberbatch, who has been generating Oscar buzz for his portrayal of the computer...
LOS ANGELES: “Django Unchained” star Daniele Watts has accused Los Angeles police of racism after they briefly detained the African American actress and her white husband on suspicion of engaging in prostitution.Watts and her husband said they were handcuffed, detained and questioned after the pair showed affection in public on Thursday. They say Watts’s wrist was cut while being handcuffed.The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday it had responded to a radio call from a concerned citizen about “indecent exposure” inside a silver Mercedes with the door open.Following the pair’s arrest, “...

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