RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman called Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to discuss relations between the two countries and emphasize the new integration strategy and strengthening of ties.The two leaders discussed ways to increase mutual cooperation, areas of common concern and the latest regional and international developments.The phone call comes after Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, second deputy premier and defense minister, visited Cairo last Thursday. His meeting with the president for talks on bilateral relations, Yemen and Syrian was followed by an announcement of several military and economic deals between the two countries.In Cairo, meanwhile, an official statement said Egypt was extending its participation in the Saudi-led coalition carrying out air strikes on Houthi terrorists for another six months.“The National Defense Council agreed to...
CAIRO: US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo for security talks before heading to Qatar to tr...
LONDON: Members of Osama Bin Laden’s family were among four people who died when a private jet crash...
ADEN: Yemen’s Prime Minister Khaled Bahah made a symbolic visit to Aden on Saturday, two weeks after loyalist forces ousted Houthi terrorists from the city.Bahah became the highest ranking official to return to the southern city since the government announced its liberation in mid-July.Bahah, who is also vice president, was followed by officials whose task will be to restore normality and public services to the city.Bahah...
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has denounced the horrendous terror attack by Israeli settlers in the West Bank village of Duma in Palestine that killed a toddler.Reports said that Israeli settlers threw a Molotov cocktail into a West Bank home, killing the 18-month-old boy Ali Saad Dawabsheh. His four-year-old brother and parents, who were wounded in the attack, were battling for lives in hospital.Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir de...

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JEDDAH: More than 26 million Umrah pilgrims and worshippers visited the Grand Mosque during the month of Ramadan and in the first few days after Eid Al-Fitr, thanks to a smooth transport arrangement under the guidance of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal.Hisham Al-Faleh, adviser to the Makkah gove...
ALKHOBAR: A power failure at the King Fahd Causeway on Wednesday night resulted in a massive traffic congestion, even as officials failed to explain the cause of the snag, local media reported.A power outage for 74 minutes on the link between the Kingdom and Bahrain on July 20 had caused chaos and traffic jams, and King Fah...
JEDDAH: A female Saudi lawyer was able to get a stay order on a ruling by the general court in Jeddah that awarded custody of a two-year-old girl to her father. She successfully argued to get the court order reversed that gave custody back to the mother after she proved that the father lied to the court and took the girl un...
JEDDAH: The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (Haia) said that combating harassment cases is part of its responsibility to promote Islamic values and morals in society.“Those harassing women will be brought to book,” said Turki bin Abdullah Al-Shalil, a spokesman.“The harassment cases have no...
RIYADH: A thick layer of sand covered the city’s skyline on Saturday with a heavy blanket of dust caused by strong winds hampering visibility and creating traffic snarls on busy roads.The traffic department advised motorists to drive slowly and exercise caution like use of headlights as darkness enveloped the main arteries...
AL-AHSA: An outbreak of lumpy skin disease (LSD) has been discovered in cattle in Al-Ahsa which is an area with many cows. All necessary measures have been taken to protect the livestock, said Mahmoud Al-Shuaibi of the Agriculture Department in Al-Ahsa.“Al-Ahsa Agriculture Department, with the cooperation of the municipalit...
RIYADH: An architectural masterpiece — the King Abdul Aziz Historical Center (KAHC) — in Riyadh is a huge complex dedicated solely to collecting, preserving, promoting and showcasing the history and heritage of Saudi Arabia. The KAHC is a three million square feet facility that preserves the Kingdom’s past, shares early sto...
RIYADH: The Saudi Blind Society (Kafif) has made all preparations for the three-day workshop for the blind to be held here next week and attended by delegates from various Asian countries.Mohammed bin Suleiman Al-Shuwaiman, Kafif director general, thanked the King Khaled International Airport (KKIA) for displaying electroni...
JEDDAH: The number of Saudis who took early retirement schemes last year stood at 38,647, the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI) has said. The Eastern Provinces got the lion's share of disbursements for retirees, amounting to SR3.8 billion, equivalent to 60.8 percent of the total cash disbursement of SR6.3 bil...
JEDDAH: Meat and poultry topped the list of food items seized by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) at the border crossings for violating the health standards in the last two months.Approximately 267,137 kg of unfit meat and poultry were rejected, according to figures provided by SFDA to local media. The authority rej...
JEDDAH: Many sponsors and workers of small companies are struggling to get a comparatively cheaper health cover for renewal of iqama (residential permit) as the insurance companies have stopped issuing the same.The passport department has made it compulsory to have a health insurance for renewal of the iqama. These insuranc...
RIYADH: Police have detained 11 Indonesian nationals, who arrived in the holy city of Makkah for Umrah a few days back.The Indonesian Religious Affairs Ministry is working closely with the Indonesian Consulate in Jeddah to assist the group of citizens detained by police on charges not known at the moment.There have been rep...
JEDDAH: The National Committee for Bakeries at the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC) said this Haj season would see no shortage in supplies of bakery items.The committee said there was need to increase operational labor by about 20 percent.It confirmed excellent cooperation between silos and bakeries to meet the demand. The n...

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Jalazon refugee camp: The parents and brother of a Palestinian toddler burned to...

DUBAI: Iran’s Parliament does not have authority over the nuclear agreement sign...

TUNIS: A state of emergency imposed in Tunisia after a gunman killed 38 foreign...

ADEN: Southern Yemeni fighters backed by a Saudi-led air coalition seized more t...

JEDDAH: A terror attack by Jewish extremists in the West Bank village of Duma th...

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KABUL, Afghanistan: The new leader of the Afghan Taliban vowed to continue his g...

WASHINGTON: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her husband, f...

CALAIS, France: French police said Saturday some 300 migrants in Calais attempte...

NEW YORK: Donald Trump is staking his run for US president in part on a vow to p...

KABUL: The Taliban Saturday denied reports of the death of the founder of Haqqan...

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GAINESVILLE, Virginia: Ryo Ishikawa sank a 30-footer at the last for a third con...

TURNBERRY, Scotland: Jin-Young Ko had never been to Scotland and this is her fir...

COLOMBO: Shahid Afridi and Anwar Ali played key roles as Pakistan ended a succes...

GLASGOW: First-half goals by Leigh Griffiths and Stefan Johansen gave Celtic a v...

HAMBURG: Top seed Rafael Nadal won through to the final of the claycourt tournam...

ECONOMY »

JUBAIL: The Saudi electricity sector needs an estimated SR700 investment in the next 10 years are estimated at SR700 billion, with a large percentage expected from the pr...
While Middle Eastern and African countries enter into one crisis after another, none of which ever nearing an end, the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, led by Saudi Arabia, offer a successful example of sustained stability and prosperity. The government of Saudi Arabia has always had the prescience of capitalizing on the...
CAIRO: Egypt expects to import 28.6 million tons of crude oil, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and other oil products worth a total of almost $16 billion in 2015-16, the planning ministry said.The government expects to buy 7.79 million tons of LNG for $3.55 billion and 6.37 million tons of crude oil for $3.51 billion, the minis...
LAHAINA, Hawaii: Pacific Rim trade ministers failed to clinch a deal on Friday to free up trade between a dozen nations after a dispute flared up over auto trade between Japan and North America, New Zealand dug in over dairy trade and no agreement was reached on monopoly periods for next-generation drugs.Trade ministers fro...
BEIJING: Growth at China's big manufacturing companies unexpectedly stalled in July as demand at home and abroad weakened, an official survey showed on Saturday, reinforcing views that the economy needs more stimulus as it faces fresh risks from a stock market slump.The official Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) stood at 50....
FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO: BMW and Apple may rekindle a courtship put on hold after an exploratory visit by executives of the world's top maker of electronic gadgets to the headquarters of the word's biggest seller of premium cars.Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook went to BMW's headquarters last year and senior Apple executives...
BRUSSELS: Euro zone inflation was unchanged in July as a further decline of energy prices negated the impact of more expensive industrial goods and services, leaving the European Central Bank with more work to do to push up prices.The European Union’s statistics office Eurostat said that consumer prices in the 19 countries...
TOKYO: Japanese electronics giant Sharp said Friday its net loss widened in April-June as it struggles through a painful restructuring and weak sales of display screens and smartphones.The Osaka-based firm reported a 33.98 billion yen ($274 million) shortfall in the first fiscal quarter, much more than the 1.79 billion yen...
SEOUL: South Korea's exports shrank in July for a seventh straight month due to sluggish global demand and low oil prices, government data showed Saturday.Exports fell 3.3 percent from a year earlier to $46.61 billion in July, while imports plunged 15.3 percent to $38.85 billion, the Ministry of Trade, Industries and Energy...
WASHINGTON: Global ridesharing startup Uber has closed a deal raising nearly $1 billion in fresh capital, pushing its valuation to more than $50 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.The report, citing people familiar with the deal, said investors in the latest round include Microsoft Corp. and the investment arm...
NEW YORK: Unless next week's payrolls report is an outlier, investors should expect a continuation of the directionless market that has kept the S&P 500 trading in place for most of the year.Should July post strong job gains, it would point to an economy strong enough for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates for...
JEDDAH: OPEC oil output reached the highest monthly level in recent history in July, a Reuters survey found on Friday, as Saudi Arabia and other key members show no sign of wavering in their focus on defending market share instead of prices.The latest boost from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries adds to...
FRANKFURT: Deutsche Bank’s new boss has hit out at staff in a memo saying performance was “nowhere good enough” after Germany’s largest bank warned that its turnaround was at risk from heavy legal charges.New CEO John Cryan said “wasteful” cost increases had gobbled up revenue. “The status quo is not an option,” he said in...
 
 

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JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosque King Salman has become the king of justice, who is loved by the people of Saudi Arabia, not only as a fair ruler but also as the father of the nation.

Yaara Munshi, a 20-year-old Saudi engineering student at King Abdulaziz University, has drawn almost 300 paintings reflecting her love and respe...

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY »

WASHINGTON: Microsoft began rolling out its Windows 10 operating system Wednesday, aiming to revive the tech giant’s fortunes, especially in mobile and the “Internet of Things.”
The stakes are high for Microsoft as it pushes out the new operating system for both traditional computers and mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones.
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Our concept of style is heavily burdened with the prerequisite norm to change it whenever possible. After all, it’s a good thing to do. If we don’t, then we are going to be looked at with abomination. Why risk it when we all know that diversity brings more zing to life!
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DAMMAM: The tourism industry in the Kingdom is witnessing great interest by authorities to develop the archaeological areas, promote their support services and create the best environment for tourism products, said businessman Abdul Mohsen Al-Hokair.
He said: “The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH), under the leaders...

FOOD & HEALTH »

Ramadan is a month of fasting and starving the body and soul from food and other temptations. However, this does not prevent people from gaining weight due to all the suhoor and iftar invitations and gatherings. Going back to the regular routine and lifestyle is not easy after the holy month of Ramadan, the body gets used to not consuming food until the sun sets and then consuming large amounts of foods until sunrise. The cherry on the top is Eid, which is Ramadan’s sweet ending. Muslims celebrate this occasion by gathering together around a feast of traditional and international dining tables with plenty of sweets and cakes doing the rounds.“In Ramadan many people put on weight mainly...
She began her career with a government job, but being unsatisfied with it, she decided to have another source of income. And her journey in doing so was short and sweet. With ‘Munch Bakery,’ she created a global brand. We are talking about the brilliant businesswoman Princess Hala bint Mishari Al-Saud, who counts self-confidence, courage and ambition as the driving force behind her success.She said family is the primary motivation for success in public life.“Success increases with the increased faith of the family in the aspirations of the children,” Princess Hala said. She is the only daughter in the family and her mother encouraged her constantly, which made her take steps with confidence...
Ever since its first edition in 1963, this life-changing classic has been republished. “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind” has shown millions of readers all around the world how to use the power of your subconscious mind. You do not need to acquire this power. You already possess it but you can become more powerful, wealthier and happier if you learn how to use it.“When your mind thinks correctly, when you understand the truth, when the thoughts deposited in your subconscious mind are constructive, harmonious, and peaceful, the magic working power of your subconscious will respond and bring about harmonious conditions, agreeable surroundings, and the best of everything. When you begin to...

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YANGON: Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie met women garment workers in Myanmar on Saturday with opposition leader Aung Sa...
ROME: Italian police stopped California rapper Snoop Dogg on Friday as he prepared to board a private plane bound for Britain with $422,000 in cash in his Louis Vuitton luggage, said an Italian lawyer representing the entertainer.In the European Union, the maximum amount of undeclared cash one can take on board a plane is 10,000 euros ($10,986.00). Snoop Dogg, who has been touring Europe after releasing the album “Bush” earlier this year, will have to pay a fine, said Andrea Parisi, his lawyer.“We clarified everything from a legal point of view. The money came from concerts he had performed...
LOS ANGELES: Rapper Jay-Z reportedly wants to cut ties with Tidal as he never got the money he expected to earn from the streaming company. The rap mogul is trying to leave the company, which he co-owns with a string of A-listers like Madonna, Rihanna, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and more, reported Aceshowbiz.Jay-Z is apparently fed up with the problems Tidal has been facing since day one. Reports suggest that Jay-Z has lost millions because the money he expected to earn from Tidal never came in. He’s now trying to get out of his investment in the streaming company before he loses more. Tidal has...

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