Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has instructed the Ministry of Social Affairs to pay the treatment costs of people with disabilities at rehabilitation centers. Prince Sultan bin Salman, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Prince Salman Center for Disability Research (PSCDR), made the announcement in a media statement on the sidelines of the Fourth International Conference on Disability and Rehabilitation in Riyadh.Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, inaugurated the event on Sunday, which coincided with an award ceremony for the winners of the Prince Salman Award for Disability Research.The event brought together various prominent personalities and experts both from local and international institutions.According to organizers, 1,323 participants from 24 countries attended the event, aimed at further enhancing services to the disabled by provid...
The number of Saudi vacationers spending their holidays abroad will increase sixfold by 2030, a loca...
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will soon introduce a Schengen-style, unified visa for tourists a...
BAGHDAD: A suicide bomber detonated explosives Monday outside a Shiite mosque in central Baghdad, killing at least 11 people in the second such attack in the capital in 24 hours, officials said.“It was a suicide attack that targeted people who were just leaving Husseiniyat Al-Khayrat” after midday prayers in the Sinak area, a police colonel said.At least 26 more people were wounded, according to the officer and a medical...
ABUJA: Africa’s most populous nation Nigeria was on Monday declared officially Ebola free but warned that it remained vulnerable as long as the virus was raging elsewhere in west Africa.The country representative of the World Health Organization, Rui Gama Vaz, said 42 days — or two incubation periods of 21 days — had elapsed without any new confirmed cases of the deadly virus.“The virus is gone for now. The outbreak in Ni...

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The Ministry of Health launched an immunization campaign against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) throughout the Kingdom on Sunday in coordination with the Ministry of Education.MMR vaccines are being given to students in grade one. Following the launch, Abdullah Asiri, assistant deputy minister for...
The King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has bagged two awards from the Washington-based Association of Old Crows (AOC) for its outstanding achievements in the practice of Electronic Warfare (EW).The Riyadh chapter of the AOC functions under the aegis of the KACST. The AOC is a not-for-profit international...
The Kingdom gears up to host the first Global Business Entrepreneurship Forum (GEF) with the presence of an elite group of international and Gulf speakers.The Centennial Fund organizes the first event of its kind on Nov. 3, simultaneously with the celebration of the distribution of Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Prize for Gl...
Several relatives of Abdullah Alkadi, the Saudi scholarship student in the US whose body was found late on Thursday more than a month after he went missing, are flying to Los Angeles, California, to bring his body back home.Alkadi’s cousin has also revealed new information about events in the hours leading up to his disappe...
Riyadh police on Friday arrested 365 foreigners overstaying their visas in the second operation in a week.The police raids were conducted on the directives of Riyadh Gov. Prince Turki Bin Abdulllah bin Abdul Aziz in a bid to curb crime rates, including theft, sorcery, liquor-brewing and other illegal activities.Police also...
Officials of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Jazan recently seized large quantities of adulterated and low-quality rice from a warehouse run by illegal workers.The rice was packed in bags of well-known brands to delude customers into buying the inferior product at the high price of the original good quality grain.T...
An American court has approved a woman’s plea to get a divorce from her Saudi husband via e-mail after the man left the country with her three kids and prevented her from seeing them.The judge, Robert Sakfaj, agreed to the request made by the woman after she proved that she could no longer communicate with him in any other...
The Hyderabad-based Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) made a spectacular entry into Maharashtra by winning two assembly seats.MIM candidates, Imtiaz Jaleel (Aurangabad Central) and Waris Yusuf Pathan (Byculla), won with handsome margins. They trounced established candidates from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shi...
More than 16,000 employees have quit their jobs in the Civil Services in the period starting from the beginning of the year up to September 2014, according to a report by the Ministry of Civil Services. On the other hand, 8,340 employees have enrolled and are listed in the government’s files. Meanwhile, 4,298 male and femal...
Dr. Samia Al-Amoudi, founder and CEO of the Sheikh Mohammad Al-Amoudi Center of Excellence in Breast Cancer, said that early detection of breast cancer increases recovery chances by 90 percent and controls it from spreading.Speaking to Arab News, Dr. Al-Amoudi said that breast cancer is one of the most prevalent and dangero...
The Central Asian Republic of Uzbekistan is keen to strengthen bilateral ties with the Kingdom as representatives from both sides met in Tashkent and discussed various aspects of bilateral cooperation.An official at the Uzbek Embassy said on Sunday that Abdulrahman bin Abdullah Al-Shaie, the Saudi ambassador in Tashkent, re...
A 13-year-old girl was knifed to death by her Saudi father inside his car in Riyadh, Sabq.com online paper said.Based on initial information, the girl received 12 stab wounds, three of them fatal, while her father was arrested by Khaleej Police, the paper said.Reasons for the crime remain unknown, informed sources said, add...
The director general of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Faissal Shaheen, warned citizens against being duped by international scam networks that use the Internet to advertise financially appealing offers for organ transplantation.Shaheen noted that the recent wave of scams has led to the death of a number of peo...

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MURSITPINAR: Kurds battling militants for the Syrian border town of Kobane welco...

DAMASCUS: The Syrian regime Army has reportedly advanced in the rebel-held areas...

SANAA: Al-Qaeda-affiliated insurgents killed 18 Shiite Houthi rebels and seized...

JERUSALEM: A daughter of the leader of Hamas in Gaza was admitted to an Israeli...

CAIRO: An Egyptian hospital director was suspended on Monday after a video purpo...

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JAKARTA: Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential pa...

NEW DELHI: The Mizoram Football Association says a 23-year-old Indian soccer pla...

MAIDUGURI: At least 25 suspected Boko Haram insurgents were killed in clashes be...

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa: Oscar Pistorius will finally learn his fate Tuesday...

STOCKHOLM: Sweden’s navy widened the search on Monday for a suspected foreign su...

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LAS VEGAS: Ben Martin made a 45-foot eagle putt to regain the lead and finished...

DENVER: Peyton Manning became the NFL's new leader in career touchdown passes as...

KANSAS CITY: A San Francisco Giants dynasty seeking its third crown in five seas...

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LOS ANGELES: Kobe Bryant scored 26 points and Carlos Boozer added 19, leading th...

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DUBAI: Saudi crude exports fell in August for the fourth month in a row to their lowest levels in three years, official data showed on Monday, as the top oil exporter fig...
Having plunged the depths in the middle of last week sterling ended the week on a positive note especially against the euro which could be down to an improved long-term outlook following Bank of England member Haldane saying that a mid-2015 rate hike is not out of the question.A mixture of UK data is to be released in the s...
The benchmark Tadawul All-Share Index (TASI) marked another handsome gain of 1.1 percent, closing the Monday’s session at 9,882.36. Trading in a range of 129 points, it added 107 points for the entire day.Large cap with 1.2 percent upward jump remained prominent among market cap indices. Most of large caps finished to the u...
Eastern Province Deputy Gov. Prince Jalawi bin Abdulaziz bin Mosa’aad, announced the commencement of Asharqia Resta Tex Expo and Forum 2014 events for real estate, housing and urban development on Monday morning. He did this on behalf of Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Naif. Senior officials from ministries, governmen...
National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) reported net profits of $708 million (KD203.9 million) for the first nine months of 2014 compared to $689.4 million (KD198.6 million) for the same period in 2013, growing 2.7 percent year-on-year. As of end of September 2014, NBK Group’s total assets reached $75.4 billion (KD21.7 billion) up 14...
Dubai Investments Park (DIP), the largest integrated commercial, industrial and residential community in the Middle East and wholly-owned by Dubai Investments PJSC (DI), has continued to play a pivotal role in the UAE’s industrial and manufacturing boom by attracting over 3,500 companies across a wide array of sectors over...
The Saudi Credit Bureau (SIMAH) has launched a new mobile smartphone and tablet app to mark its decade anniversary, as the 9th World Consumer Credit Reporting Conference (WCCRC) opens its doors in Dubai for the first time.With smartphones increasingly becoming an integral part of modern life, the new mobile service from SIM...
BRUSSELS: The European Union has ended a long-running telecoms row with China, the EU's trade chief said on Monday, dropping a threat to levy punitive tariffs on Chinese telecoms exports and easing tensions between two of the world's top trading powers.As Reuters reported exclusively on Oct. 8, the deal struck between Bruss...
TAIPEI: Booming shipments of the iPhone 6 helped Taiwan's export orders jump 12.7 percent in September year-on-year to a record $43.3 billion, the government said Monday.It marked an eighth straight month of growth in export orders for tech-rich Taiwan, the economic ministry said in a statement.Orders for information and mo...
RIYADH: National Commercial Bank (NCB) has responded to criticism of its operations from Islamic scholars by pledging to convert itself into a full-fledged Islamic bank within about five years.The decision came as the bank launched a $6 billion (SR22.5 billion) initial public offer of its shares, the largest-ever equity sal...
Total revenues of the Kingdom are expected to reach SR1.1 trillion in the current year, or a surplus of SR147 billion over the projected SR855 billion budget estimated earlier in the year, a financial report said.The expected surplus is based on the average price of oil at $90 per barrel for the remaining period of the year...
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), met Tom Wolber, president of Euro Disney S.A.S, Paris and Mark Stead, CFO of Disneyland Paris. Nahla Nasser Alanbar, private executive assistant to the chairman, and Fahad bin Saad bin Nafel, executive assistant to the chairman, attended the meeting.Durin...
RIYADH: Saudi Arabian retailer Jarir Marketing Co. plans to invest SR1.1 billion ($293 million) over the next five years to roughly double the number of its stores in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf, its chairman said.The Kingdom’s largest listed retailer aims to open six new stores on average each year, seeking to increase its b...

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NEW YORK: Some big-name politicians are joining Jewish protesters in a growing firestorm against an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Gov. George Pataki and two US congressmen are among hundreds expected outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday to protest the Met premiere of “The De...

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Your bundle of joy can now take their selfie without your help. Two new baby-selfie apps for Android and iPhone/iPad will make it possible to get those cute pictures with your baby. Baby Selfie provides baby entertainment for your kid so that he or she is looking at the camera smiling if not laughing so hard, hopefully with you in the background...

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A bright future awaits the fashion design industry in the Kingdom as authorities discuss plans to develop this field.
Umaymah Azzouz, chief of the Fashion Designers Committee at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), told Arab News that this sector could help employ more women. She explained that the fashion industry could open...

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The final stop of the “Saudi Archaeological Masterpieces through the Ages” exhibition will be staged in San Francisco on Oct. 27, to showcase part of the Kingdom’s rich cultural heritage.
The last “Roads of Arabia” show in the United States was opened in May by Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Anti...

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Dr. Samia Al-Amoudi, founder and CEO of the Sheikh Mohammad Al-Amoudi Center of Excellence in Breast Cancer, said that early detection of breast cancer increases recovery chances by 90 percent and controls it from spreading.Speaking to Arab News, Dr. Al-Amoudi said that breast cancer is one of the most prevalent and dangerous types of cancer affecting women and the most widespread among them as well, adding: “It is also one of the most significant causes of death among women which is why its early detection is crucial to control it from spreading.” She pointed out that one woman out of eight is prone to be affected by breast cancer during her lifetime. “The threat in the Kingdom is that a...
Residents in the city are complaining about the shortage of the BCG vaccine that is given to newborn babies for prevention against Tuberculosis (TB). Government health centers, hospitals and clinics in the private sector are unable to provide children with the life-saving vaccine due to its scarcity. Parents have been repeatedly informed about the shortage of the BCG vaccine by the health centers over the last few months.Ajaz Qazi, a resident complained that he could not have his newborn baby vaccinated. “After waiting for an hour in a private hospital for the vaccine we were informed that it was not available and they asked us to visit after two days. It was only after several visits to...
The Gulf countries marks an alarming rise in the number of cancer patients, according to a recent report.The number of cancer patients in the GCC countries stood at 119,288 cases during 1998-2009 and the number is on the rise, said Executive Director of the Gulf Center for Cancer Prevention, Dr. Ali Al-Zahrani In his statement released prior to the GCC’s upcoming conference on “Burden of Cancer in the Gulf Region” to be held on Tuesday, Dr. Al-Zahrani said the conference aims to highlight health complications related to cancer that have stricken both developed and underdeveloped countries.According to him, cancer is the second biggest cause of death in the world. The GCC Ministers of Health...

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MOSCOW: No bacon for breakfast, a room for prayers and a Qur’an on your bedside table: a hotel in Moscow has launched a...
LONDON: Prince William and his wife Kate’s second child, who will be fourth in line to the British throne, is due in April, an official statement said on Monday.“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2015,” said a statement from the couple’s official residence, Kensington Palace.It also said the 32-year-old pregnant duchess will make her first public appearance in more than two months on Tuesday at a ceremony in honor of Singaporean President Tony Tan.The duchess was last seen at a ceremony at the Tower of London...
BEIJING: Has China found its own “Gangnam Style“? From Beijing parks to Shanghai skyscrapers and in Guangzhou factories to karaoke rooms in Macau, people are singing “Little Apple” — a song apparently so catchy it has even won over the army and police.Calling themselves the “Chopsticks Brothers,” Xiao Yang and Wang Taili are neither brothers nor composers, but are responsible for a hit that has become a nationwide phenomenon.“Xiao Pingguo” (Little Apple) was originally intended to promote their latest film when it was released in July, but has proven to be an earworm — the kind of song so...

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