Saudi Arabia has criticized the UN Security Council for not taking effective action to prevent the Israeli military aggression against Gaza. “The Security Council statement on Israel’s attack on the Gazans was not up to the expectations of its members and the stature of the international body,” said Abdullah Al-Muallami, the Kingdom’s permanent representative to the UN.Al-Muallami, who is also head of the OIC group at the UN, said the Security Council statement had not denounced the Israeli aggression that killed over 160 Palestinians in four days. “The Organization of Islamic Cooperation had called for setting up a neutral committee to probe the Israeli aggression, especially the killing of Mohammed Abu Khdeir.“The OIC had also called for providing international protection for the Palestinians,” Al-Muallami said. He expressed hope that Israel would heed the international call for ending...
PARIS: Clashes erupted in Paris on Sunday as thousands of people protested against Israel and in sup...
The Labor Ministry announced Sunday that it would allow expats to transfer their services to compani...
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah approved a number of resolutions on Sunday to boost higher education in the Kingdom and facilitate higher studies among university staff members.King Abdullah approved changes to the law governing higher studies of university staff. The new law would allow them to go for higher education within the Kingdom with full pay and transfer allowance.“The benefits include allowance...
RIO DE JANEIRO: Mario Goetze produced the piece of individual skill that Lionel Messi couldn’t muster.With two quick, deft touches, Goetze ended Germany’s 24-year wait for another World Cup title with an extra-time winner against Argentina on Sunday — denying Messi the one title he needs to forever take his place among the game’s all-time greats.It was the moment of brilliance that ensured Germany’s 1-0 victory in a tight...

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There is a marked increase in the number of HIV (AIDS) patients by 19 percent annually, according to Mosa Hiaza’a, director of the Saudi Charity Association for AIDS Patients.“The association has registered 630 HIV patients this year which is a hundred percent increase over last year,” Hiaza’a said...
Education Minister Prince Khaled Al-Faisal was nominated for an excellence award by Makkah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah at the Jeddah Hilton on Saturday.This is the award’s sixth session, which was organized by eight branches under the governor’s office.Prince Mishaal said that Prince Khaled was nominated for his work d...
Director of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry’s office in Jeddah Attiyah Al-Zahrani warned consumers in Jeddah of fake advertisements ahead of Eid. “The Eid celebration could be an opportunity for fraudsters to make a quick buck,” cautioned ministry officials. Al-Zahrani told Arab News that shops use the occasion of Eid...
The King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue (KACND) hosted last week a peace dialogue forum with various African countries for the first time.The forum saw the participation of 43 prominent Islamic personalities.Participants, who represented 40 African countries, came on official invitation, during which they attended...
Vegetable prices are finally on the decline after increasing by more than 100 percent during the first 10 days of Ramadan, much to the concern of shoppers.The price of certain vegetables, such as cucumber and tomato, however, rose by more than 400 percent in Jeddah but have since stabilized at wholesale markets.Supermarkets...
A health awareness campaign conducted jointly by Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz University Hospital (KAUH) and King Saud University Medical City (KSU-MC) in Riyadh was held to promote the effects of fasting on patients’ health, in particular those suffering from diabetes.The campaign, launched under the title “Health Awareness for...
Nights have turned into busy working hours during the holy month of Ramadan for industrial areas in the Saudi capital.A high concentration of automobile workshops can be found in the south of Batha, Ghuraibi Street as well as old and new Al-Aruba Street, located near Takhasussi Street. Roads leading to these areas are conge...
The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has warned people against the possible risks of hypersensitivity reactions after intravenous (IV) administration of iron products.In order to minimize such risks, the SFDA has recommended IV iron products be administered in accordance with the posology and method of administration de...
A Pakistani Umrah pilgrim who went into sudden labor in Makkah has named her baby after the Saudi doctor who performed her Caesarean section (C-section) at an emergency unit with no maternity ward.The Pakistani woman had arrived in Makkah along with her husband to perform the Umrah pilgrimage and had been swiftly transferre...
“I am overcome with emotions I cannot describe and feel very happy to be in Madinah during the holy month of Ramadan. This is truly an opportunity of a lifetime,” said Canadian pilgrim Hashim Haneef Khan to Arab News.“I have come to the Kingdom for the first time to perform Umrah and praise be to Allah, I was able to do so...
The new Sri Lankan Ambassador to the Kingdom Mohamed Hussein Mohamed will arrive here on Tuesday to take up his new assignment at the country’s mission in Riyadh. Hussein Mohamed, former mayor of Colombo, succeeds Vadivel Krishnamoorthy who took over the post of ambassador to the Lankan mission in Kenya on Tuesday.Hussein M...
Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vice Chairman Mazen Batterjee underlined the constructive role being played by the Pakistani engineers in the development of the Kingdom as also in helping develop the talent and skills of young Saudis and Pakistani workers mainly in the field of engineering and technocracy.He was spe...
Sheikh Abdullah Al-Mutlaq bin Mohammad, member of the Council of Senior Scholars and member of the Permanent Committee for Scientific Research and Iftaa, called on businessmen, companies, commercial establishments and individuals to direct part of their alms to charitable societies that specialize in providing health care f...

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GAZA CITY: Israel stepped up its aggression against Gaza Sunday, warning Palesti...

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RIO DE JANEIRO: Germany forward Mario Goetze, who plundered the extra-time winne...

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TORONTO: Barrick Gold said on Sunday it is forming a joint venture with Saudi Arabian Mining Co. (Maaden) to run its Jabal Sayid copper asset in the Kingdom, a move that...
The Arab Banking Corporation (ABC) has announced the appointment of a new head of group compliance, Sharon Craggs, at the bank’s headquarters in Bahrain. Craggs will join ABC on Aug. 1.ABC says this appointment comes as part of its committed focus on controls and compliance and its continued efforts to further strengthen an...
The volume of investments in the incense and oud sector is estimated at more than SR15 billion ($4 billion) annually, local media said quoting an expert.Demand on the incense and oud sector in the holy month of Ramadan grows to nearly 80 percent, Said Al-Sihaimi told Al-Watan daily.In this context, a specialized Gulf study...
The financial crisis of 2008 triggered a recession and dramatic drop in stock markets around the world. In many parts of the world, the unemployment level soared and many investors suffered significant setbacks to their savings and net worth.It is no wonder that most investors felt scared or confused during that time.If the...
The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Egyptian Tourism Authority (ETA) announced tourism statistics for the month of May 2014 that reveals a significant increase in the number of tourists visiting Egypt from the GCC.The results indicate increases of 6.3 percent in tourists from Saudi Arabia, 10.8 percent in tourists from Kuw...
LONDON: British construction output suffered a steep fall in May, raising the prospect that overall economic growth may fall short of expectations in the second quarter.The surprise contraction adds to some signs that the pace of Britain's rapid recovery over the past year may be easing, a trend which analysts said could se...
Jadwa Investment, a major Saudi investment firm with headquarters in Riyadh, Saturday announced the appointment of Abdulaziz Al-Arifi as chief financial officer.The appointment is part of the firm’s continued expansion and reinforcement of its senior management team tasked with leading the firm’s new business strategy.Lever...
SEOUL: LG Display Co. has developed an 18-inch flexible display that can be rolled into the shape of a thin cylinder, a step toward making a large display for flexible TVs.The South Korean display panel maker said the flexible display has a resolution of 1200 pixels by 810 pixels and maintains its function when it is rolled...
SEATTLE: Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Satya Nadella deferred any comment on widely expected job cuts at the software company, after circulating a memo to employees promising to "flatten the organization and develop leaner business processes."Nadella said he would address detailed organizational and financial issues for t...
NEW DELHI: India’s top finance ministry official said that plans announced in the recent budget to stick to a fiscal deficit target of 4.1 percent of GDP are “very credible,” despite criticism from ratings agencies that the number is optimistic.Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who took office in May, on Thursday unveiled a bud...
LONDON: Global oil demand growth will accelerate next year as the world economy expands and will again be met by rising supplies from the United States and Canada, further eroding OPEC's market share, the West's energy watchdog said on Friday.But the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its monthly report that risks to...
A whopping sum of SR 526 billion is needed for the implementation of power generation, transmission and distribution projects, local media said quoting a report released by the Electricity and Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (ECRA).Based on a study on the estimated cost of electricity services during 1430-1441H, power gen...
LONDON: Two years ago Total's chief Christophe de Margerie launched a "high risk, high reward" oil exploration strategy, betting he could hit a bonanza, even though his rivals had failed to make big discoveries.But Total risks joining the industry trend of making only smaller and fewer finds, despite global investments in o...

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Mohammed Khalid Al-Otaibi, is a 23-year-old student surgeon who found his passion in art. His mother Huda Al-Otaibi, who is a classical painter, passed on her artistic skills to her son. His art happened to be of a different kind. They call it the "street art."
Mohammed started his enthusiasm as a hobby in high school, trying then to copy t...

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Anyone who’s ever tried to hide their Facebook use at work should take heart in this news: Your boss may be looking at social media during office hours more than you are.
A new study by researchers in Norway, published recently in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, surveyed more than 11,000 employees about their views on cyber-...

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Saudi fashion designer Hana Samman was inspired by the rich Moroccan culture when she designed her latest Ramadan and Eid collection. Her kaftan abayas aim to make her clients feel like Moroccan royalty. She also released her latest Spring and Summer 2014 collection using breathable fabrics and bright colors.
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A health awareness campaign conducted jointly by Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz University Hospital (KAUH) and King Saud University Medical City (KSU-MC) in Riyadh was held to promote the effects of fasting on patients’ health, in particular those suffering from diabetes.The campaign, launched under the title “Health Awareness for Fasting” showcased a wide selection of dates available in the Kingdom, their nutritional value, healthy food samples and alternative food resources.The planning committee also provided health guidelines for diabetic patients to manage their medical condition in addition to scheduling their medication during the holy month of Ramadan.Visitors were briefed by health...
The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has warned people against the possible risks of hypersensitivity reactions after intravenous (IV) administration of iron products.In order to minimize such risks, the SFDA has recommended IV iron products be administered in accordance with the posology and method of administration described in the individual product information.According to the SFDA, IV iron products should not be used in patients with hypersensitivity to the active substance, the product itself, or any of its exceptions; and in patients with serious hypersensitivity to other parenteral iron products.Patients should be closely monitored for signs of hypersensitivity for at least 30...
A medical team at Asir general hospital successfully performed a leg-lengthening surgery.The team was headed by Dr. Ayed Al-Shahrani, an orthopedic surgeon. Doctors Marouf Ibrahim Zaki Alhfeza, Saleh Al-Ghamdi, and Thamer Yazidi, were able to perform surgery on a Yemeni patient who suffered a severe injury with loss of bones in the right leg and the inability to heal and walk.The patient was treated in Yemen and had four operation with no success. At Asir general hospital, an operation was performed to readjust and extend the leg by 11 cm utilizing the same leg bone. The procedure was performed using the Lazorrov technique with gradual adjustment whereby the foot returned to its normal...

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MUMBAI: Kareena Kapoor Khan, it seems wants Deepika Padukone to feel the heat after she stepped into her shoes for ‘Goli...
LOS ANGELES: Angelina Jolie spends £15,000 year on ‘raindrop’ facials, a “non-invasive” laser treatment that keeps skin looking youthful.The ‘Maleficent’ actress visits Dr. David Colbert every month for a ‘triad facial’ laser treatment to help maintain her glowing complexion and youthful appearance.The treatment takes about 35 minutes for the face or an hour for the whole bodyThe doctor — whose clients also include Naomi Watts and Jennifer Lawrence — said: “People call it a facial but it is actually a non-invasive laser treatment“First we prep skin with microdermabrasion so the laser...
LOS ANGELES: It seems that rapper Jay Z is in no mood to lose his wife and pop icon Beyonce. He got cosy with her on stage and even kissed her to prove that they are going strong despite rumors of cheating doing the rounds. The rapper continued to put rumors that he cheated on Beyonce behind him as he kissed her on stage in front of thousands Friday night in New Jersey, reports dailymail.co.uk.The couple are currently performing throughout the US on their On The Run tour, and each night so far they’ve made a point of demonstrating their affection for each other.Their outpouring of love comes...

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