GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Israel said on Thursday it would not pull troops from Gaza until it finishes destroying a network of cross-border tunnels, despite sharp United Nations criticism over the civilian death toll.Speaking at the start of a special cabinet meeting in Tel Aviv, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would not accept any ceasefire that did not allow troops to continue destroying tunnels used by militants for attacking Israel."Until now, we have destroyed dozens of terror tunnels and we are determined to finish this mission -- with or without a ceasefire," he said at the start of a special cabinet meeting."So I will not accept any (truce) proposal that does not allow the IDF (army) to complete this work for the security of Israel's citizens."His remarks came after the army confirmed mobilising another 16,000 additional reservists, hiking the total number cal...
SAN JOSE: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned an Israeli strike on a Gaza school that killed...
A conveyor belt at Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) crashed under the influx of...
GENEVA: The World Health Organization is not recommending travel restrictions or border closures due to the Ebola outbreak and there would be a low risk to other passengers if an infected person flew, the airlines association IATA said.The International Air Transport Association issued the statement after consultation with the WHO and the UN aviation agency ICAO, following the case of a man who died of Ebola after taking...
KARACHI: At least 21 bathers have drowned in rough seas off Pakistan’s biggest city Karachi, officials said Thursday, after defying a ban on swimming during the monsoon season.The bathers were among thousands who had taken to the beaches to celebrate the Eid-ul-Fitr holiday, which began on Tuesday and continues until Friday.Senior police officer Ibadat Nisar said police discovered three bodies washed up at the upscale Cli...

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Some Saudi youths have volunteered to fix broken down cars during Eid around the Kingdom.The group of volunteers called Knights of the Road offer free repairing service in a bid to demonstrate the existence of helpful people.The volunteers launched a website that contains the names of the volunteers...
There is the age-old practice in cities and villages of taking meals to the nearest neighborhoods on the first day of Eid Al-Fitr. Men of the neighborhood meet with each other and exchange Eid greetings soon after the Eid prayers and they together share the meals.This social tradition still exists despite the many factors t...
The United Nation’s World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has applauded Saudi Arabia’s new monuments system, a legislation aimed at protecting national heritage and antiquities.The Kingdom recently joined the selected league of countries to set up a system for the monuments and became one of the first Arab countries to set up...
Overseas Kashmiris, including those in the Kingdom, are concerned about the future of Kashmir, following Hindu right-wing leader Narendra Modi becoming the prime minister of India, says former Azad Kashmir Prime Minister Sultan Mahmoud Choudary. “The new Indian premier is trying to dilute the issue by ignoring all internati...
The King Fahd Industrial Port (KFIP) in Yanbu Tuesday received Korean ship Dongbang Jiant 3, which is carrying the world’s largest water desalination equipment to be installed at the water desalination plant in Yanbu.The Yanbu plant along the same coast produces about 124 million cubic meters of water, and supplies it to Ma...
The ordeal of a stranded Indian family from Hyderabad finally came to an end with the climax being the wishful Eid Al-Fitr celebration with family and friends at home as they departed from King Khaled International Airport, Riyadh to India, celebrating the festival on Tuesday.The Saudi government, the Indian Embassy in Riya...
An extensive yearly Indian community Eid program was reduced to a simple get-together ceremony on Monday night in solidarity with the victims of Gaza.Indian expatriates condemned the ongoing Israeli attacks on innocent civilians, including women and children.Organizers cited the assertion made by United Nations High Commiss...
The wife of a member of the governing board at the Bangladesh International School (BIS) in Jeddah was killed in a road accident on Tuesday, the second day of Eid Al-Fitr.Nasima Jahan Silpi was the wife of Amir Firoz, a board member at the school’s English section.Five other members of the same family were injured in the in...
Students studying abroad have shared their experience with spending Eid Al-Fitr on foreign soil. They say celebrating the festival away from their families lacks flavor. They are however mindful that they are required to be abroad due to their studies.They say they rely on social networks and other Internet services to conn...
Another Saudi is embroiled in a legal scandal merely 20 days after an American judge in Los Angeles acquitted a Saudi student of false charges of assault and battery made by a German woman and her lawyers.Judge Calvin Holden has dismissed charges of kidnap, assault and battery against the student, on scholarship at a univer...
A Saudi police officer in Riyadh was stabbed to death by an unknown assailant on his way to the mosque to perform the morning prayers on the first day of Eid.Col. Fawaz Al-Meiman, Riyadh police spokesman, refused to disclose any details into the incident. “Investigative authorities have stipulated that we don’t divulge any...
The Ukrainian Embassy in Riyadh has blamed Russian-backed terrorist groups for downing Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 17. Volodymyr Plachynda, chargé d’affaires at the Ukraine Embassy, told Arab News that the Ukraine government is highly concerned about subsequent spats resulting from the incident.Major international...
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has suggested that Saudi corporates and the private sector invest in his country’s power industry.“They can set up coal-fired power stations in Pakistan,” he said during an informal meeting with journalists at his Jeddah residence on Tuesday.“We now have a stable economy and we are offe...

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SANAA: Protests erupted in Sanaa on Wednesday and were dispersed by the army aft...

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GENEVA: The World Health Organization is not recommending travel restrictions or...

MANILA: The Philippines dispatched its foreign minister on Thursday to oversee t...

PARIS: France is mulling disbanding a radical Jewish group whose members clashed...

KARACHI: At least 19 people have drowned off southern Pakistani beaches because...

NEW DELHI: Sonia Gandhi’s shock decision not to take over as India’s prime minis...

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GLASGOW: Still days away from running, Usain Bolt was at the center of a controv...

SOUTHAMPTON: England were in sight of their first win in 11 Tests as they closed...

WASHINGTON: Sixteen-year-old Francis Tiafoe lost his ATP tour debut while fellow...

MUNICH, Germany: Formula One magnate Bernie Ecclestone offered on Tuesday to pay...

LONDON: Tom Watson, Colin Montgomerie and Tony Jacklin have called for the 56-ye...

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LONDON: OPEC’s oil production rose in July from June, a Reuters survey found, as a fragile recovery in Libyan supply outweighed fighting in Iraq and reduced output from A...
Mobily continues to provide its extraordinary offer to the new subscribers of Wajid that provides discounts and privileges to all family members.The new Wajid Extra and Plus subscribers can enjoy a discount up to 50 percent on the subscription fees of the first month, in addition to the free additional lines it offers; thre...
MUMBAI: The world’s largest online retailer is facing off in India against a new name in e-commerce that was founded by former Amazon employees.Amazon.com Inc. said it will invest $2 billion to expand its Indian business, a day after local rival Flipkart raised $1 billion to fund its own expansion.Launched last year, Amazon...
NEW YORK: Twitter shares surged in morning trade after the messaging platform eased investor concerns with a quarterly report showing strong user growth and robust revenues.In the first half hour of trading, Twitter rallied 20 percent to $46.15, the highest levels since March.The company’s shares were up 27 percent at $48.9...
NEW YORK: US crude stocks fell more than forecast last week, while gasoline and distillate inventories rose less than expected, the Energy Information Administration reported.Crude inventories fell 3.7 million barrels in the last week, compared with analysts’ expectations for a decrease of 1.5 million barrels.Crude stocks a...
MUNICH: Osram AG, the world’s second-biggest lighting company, will cut an additional 7,800 jobs to safeguard earnings amid a faster-than-expected decline in sales of traditional bulbs.The layoffs will help Osram save 260 million euros ($349 million) in annual costs through 2017, the Munich-based company said in a statement...
TOKYO: Toyota has maintained its global sales lead over Volkswagen in the year’s first six months as rising US demand for SUVs paced a first-half record.Deliveries for Toyota, including its Hino Motors Ltd. and Daihatsu Motor Co. units, climbed 3.8 percent to 5.1 million vehicles in the first half, according to a company st...
DETROIT: Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers.The recall covers 883,000 cars from the 2011 through 2014 model years.The Korean automaker says the automatic transmission shift cable can separate from the shift lever. If that happens, the lever may not show the corre...
SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) said its financial first quarter net profit plunged 71.4 percent from the previous year, weighed down by lower passenger and cargo revenue.Net profit in the three months to June came in at Sg$34.8 million ($27.8 million), down from Sg$121.8 million in the same period last year, the nation...
TOKYO: Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) said it had swung back to profitability in the three months to June, largely thanks to an expansion at Tokyo’s second airport and changes to its pension plan.The upbeat results came a day after rival Japan Airlines said its quarterly earnings dived nearly 20 percent owing to higher fu...
PARIS: French oil group Total suffered a profit and production setback in the second quarter, it reported on Wednesday but said it expected output to rebound despite uncertainty over the impact of sanctions on Russia.The key quarterly net profit on a current cost basis, excluding the effects of changes in inventory values,...
PARIS: Airbus Group showed stellar performance in the first half of the year, raising net profits by half with sales of airliners, it reported.The results coupled with a confirmed outlook for performance, pushed Airbus shares up sharply.The group said that net profit jumped by 50 percent from the equivalent figure last year...
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s economy was among the fastest growing in Asia, but it was vulnerable to sudden external shocks due to high levels of foreign commercial borrowings, the IMF said.The International Monetary Fund warned that the Indian Ocean island remained vulnerable despite economic gains after ending decades of ethnic w...

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India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) holds its first strategic dialogue w...
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Jeddah’s Al-Athr Gallery is hosting the abstract and geometry inspired work of 40 local and international artists until Oct. 10.
The gallery opened its door in 2009 and has already displayed the work of some leading artists.
The theme of this exhibition is entitled “The Language of Human Consciousness,” and explores how artists over th...

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WASHINGTON: The US space agency’s Opportunity rover has now clocked more miles on Mars than any man-made vehicle to reach another celestial body, NASA said Monday.
Since arriving on the Red Planet in 2004, the solar-powered robot has journeyed across 40 kilometers of Martian terrain.
That surpasses the previous record held by the Sovie...

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PARIS: French luxury powerhouse Hermes has named Nadege Vanhee-Cybulski as their new womenswear designer.
The low-profile, 36-year-old French designer will replace Christophe Lemaire, whose departure was announced earlier this week and who will take his final bow in October.
Though Vanhee-Cybulski is not a big name, she was previously...

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The United Nation’s World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has applauded Saudi Arabia’s new monuments system, a legislation aimed at protecting national heritage and antiquities.
The Kingdom recently joined the selected league of countries to set up a system for the monuments and became one of the first Arab countries to set up a monuments syst...

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A prominent professor at King Saud University (KSU) has called for a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes, especially to those under the age of 18.Sultan Ayoub Meo, a professor at the KSU’s College of Medicine, told Arab News on Friday that e-cigarette smoking should be regulated in the same way as traditional cigarettes. “Retail outlets, including pharmacies, must not be allowed to sell it to children and adolescents,” he said.E-cigarettes, which generate a vapor containing nicotine as a tobacco substitute, were initially released as a device to help smokers quit, but Meo fears “the huge rise in users could normalize smoking, and undo decades of anti-smoking education and campaigning.”He...
Do you consider yourself an ethical person? Chances are you answered “yes.” But new research suggests that our ability to act honestly in a given situation depends, in part, on the time of day. A study forthcoming in the journal Psychological Science finds that early-risers, or “larks,” are more likely to act dishonestly in the late evening hours. Night owls, on the other hand, exhibit a tendency toward ethical lapses early in the morning.Most of us are hard-wired to go to sleep and wake up at certain times of day. Some of us go to bed early to wake up early, while others prefer to stay up late and wake up late. Many of us fall somewhere in between. Researchers refer to this preference for...
Louloua Elazzah is an ambitious and enthusiastic Saudi chef who lives between Saudi Arabia, Canada, and Greece with 19 years of experience in the field of culinary arts.Elazzah created a cooking academy called Loulou’s Kitchen that offers special cooking classes as well as basics in kitchen management.The ability to recognize different cultures and traditions of people through cooking is what first attracted Elazzah to cooking. Even though, she has a passion for Asian cuisine, she considers herself as an international cook who gets creative with globally celebrated cuisine.Arab News met with Elazzah to talk about her cooking classes, her passion for food and future plans. You give cooking...

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BYBLOS, Lebanon: Influential British band Massive Attack dedicated their only Middle East gig to the children of Gaza, o...
MOSCOW: Two more craters of unknown origin have been spotted in Russia’s Siberia region, weeks after a similar-looking hole was found in the isolated northernmost area, a local paper reported.The Siberian Times, an English-language newspaper, published pictures of two new giant holes discovered by reindeer herders, one located in the Yamal and the other in the Taymyr peninsula, both above the Arctic circle.The paper said that theories of their origin range from meteorites or stray missiles to aliens or an underground gas explosion. The report could not be confirmed independently.Russian state...
LOS ANGELES: Donna Tarrt’s acclaimed novel “The Goldfinch” could be set for the big screen after Warner Bros. snapped up the film rights to the Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller, it was confirmed Tuesday.A tale of survival, “The Goldfinch” charts a decade in the life of its 13-year old protagonist, whose mother is killed in an act of terrorism at the New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.Paul Mcguire, a spokesman for Warners Bros., said no decision has been made as to who will write the screenplay or produce the film.A release date also has not yet to be determined, he said.Tartt has a cult...

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