JERUSALEM: An analysis of an Israeli assault in the Gaza Strip following the capture of one of its soldiers during last year’s war in the Palestinian territory shows “strong evidence” of war crimes, Amnesty International said Wednesday.The London-based rights group called for those responsible for the alleged offenses to be prosecuted as it published a detailed analysis of the Israeli military operation using eyewitness accounts, satellite imagery, photos and videos.“There is strong evidence that Israeli forces committed war crimes in their relentless and massive bombardment of residential areas of Rafah in order to foil the capture of Lt. Hadar Goldin, displaying a shocking disregard for civilian lives,” Philip Luther, director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Amnesty International, said in a statement.“They carried out a series of disproportionate or otherwise indiscrim...
KABUL: Afghanistan’s main intelligence agency said Wednesday that the reclusive Taliban leader Mulla...
MUZAFFARGARH, Pakistan: Pakistani police gunned down one of the country’s most-feared Sunni militant...
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.The US tech giant is hoping the new system can help it gain traction in mobile, where it l...
MANILA: An Indian anti-corruption campaigner and a fellow countryman who recycles clothes for the poor are among this year’s recipients of the Philippines’ Ramon Magsaysay Award, often regarded as Asia’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize.The award foundation announced Wednesday that Sanjiv Chaturvedi, 40, who began investigating and blowing the whistle on government anomalies as a forest service officer in 2005, had won the a...

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JEDDAH: Jeddah Show, one of the many events of Jeddah Summer Festival 36, is attracting a large number of visitors. The sound-and-light show is being run at the Jeddah International Exhibition and Convention Center.The show tells the story of the Bride of the Red Sea over the past 1,000 years. The s...
JEDDAH: The Riyadh Traffic Department carried out extensive campaigns on the main streets, intersections and squares in the city to boost traffic safety levels and discourage bad driving.During the first 72 hours of the campaign, traffic personnel recorded 15,415 violations on the streets of Riyadh. Undercover and official...
RIYADH: One of two women infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) died here in Riyadh, while the other patient is being treated at a hospital in Al-Kharj, some 60 km from the capital. Since June 2012, the Ministry of Health has reported 1,056 MERS cases in the Kingdom which included 467 deat...
AL-AHSA: Approximately 20,000 tons of Al-Ahsa dates are planned to be marketed abroad during the new dates season.Muhammad Ismail, director general of the King Abdullah City for Dates (KACD), said: “The authorities in the city are planning to increase the quantities of dates supplied for Madinah in the Haraj market during t...
JEDDAH: Al-Bagdadiya neighborhood residents in Jeddah are living in a state of worry because of 20 abandoned houses, which serve as hideouts for criminals.Residents said some houses are on the verge of collapse and have turned into shelters for criminals, especially since they have been abandoned for more than 10 years. The...
JEDDAH: A committee consisting of representatives from the Hail governorate, municipality, health department and the Saudi Food and Drugs Administration (SFDA) has ordered the closure of a restaurant in the city’s industrial area.Twelve people suffered poisoning from bacterial Salmonella after consuming food at the restaura...
The board of the Saudia Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization has announced that mandatory application of the regulations on new tires produced or sold in the Kingdom will commence in November this year.The board explained that the technical regulations have set limits for rolling resistance on wet surfaces. There a...
JEDDAH: The number of people with mental health issues or depression is increasing in Saudi Arabia due to urbanization, marital or relationship problems, and not being able to keep up with rapid progress. A Saudi mother said that her daughter suffers from severe depression because of her marital relationship. “Lack of under...
JUBAIL: Jubail beaches are expected to receive many tourists during September as a large number of people usually head to the city once the summer gets cooler to enjoy their holiday here.As part of the beach preparations for this season, the Social Services Department of the Royal Commission for Jubail (RCJ) has equipped al...
RIYADH: More than 50 percent of vehicle users in the Kingdom are not satisfied with the after-sales service of auto agencies in the Kingdom.In a survey conducted by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI) to evaluate the performance of automobile companies, results revealed that 56.9 percent of the 20,000 motorists invo...
JEDDAH: The Appeals Court has upheld the verdict issued by a specialized penal court which sentenced Dr. Said bin Zair to four years in prison from the date of his arrest in 1428.According to the ruling, the academician is also banned from traveling outside the Kingdom for a similar period.The ruling also included confiscat...
JEDDAH: Health authorities in the Eastern Province are expected to issue a decision soon against four Saudi nurses accused of “negligence” for an incident which led to the amputation of the hand of a Saudi girl after they tried to insert a needle in it at Al-Qatif Central Hospital.The six-year-old girl, Sakena Al-Mohana, wa...
JEDDAH: The Jeddah municipality has closed down a popular restaurant following the discovery of a rat rummaging through food items.The rat act was captured on video and posted on social media websites. It went viral, prompting the authorities to launch an investigation.Mohammad Al-Bugami, spokesman of the municipality, said...

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ANKARA: The Turkish government has given its formal approval for the United Stat...

EIN GEDI, Israel: A neglected grove of date palms, their leaves long fallen, tru...

AMMAN: Jordan handed down jail sentences Wednesday against seven of its citizens...

JERUSALEM: Israeli bulldozers began demolishing a contested housing complex in a...

JERUSALEM: An analysis of an Israeli assault in the Gaza Strip following the cap...

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NEW DELHI: India’s president on Wednesday rejected a last-ditch plea to stay the...

PHILADELPHIA: An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infecti...

PARIS: Disneyland Paris on Wednesday denied allegations that it overcharges cust...

MOGADISHU: Somalia’s intelligence agency on Wednesday identified a suicide truck...

LONDON/PARIS: A Sudanese man died on Wednesday as migrants desperate to enter Br...

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JEDDAH: For the second straight week, Magnolia Ice Cream was all the buzz after...

BIRMINGHAM: Paceman James Anderson took six wickets to skittle Australia for a p...

JEDDAH: For the second straight week, Magnolia Ice Cream was all the buzz after...

KUALA LUMPUR: IOC President Thomas Bach said Boston was firmly to blame for its...

KAZAN, Russia: Russia’s Natalya Ishchenko won a record 18th career synchronized...

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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 T...
LONDON: Oil prices slid Wednesday as investors awaited the US Federal Reserve’s latest monetary policy meeting and a closely watched report on crude inventories in the world’s biggest economy.Worries over the Chinese economy after a recent rout in the country’s stock market and global crude oversupply were also keeping buye...
Saudi Arabia is blessed with some of the world’s largest oil and gas reserves, and is consistently one of the world’s largest oil and gas producers. The Kingdom has benefitted hugely from the wealth exporting these resources has earned, and is experiencing rapid industrialization and urbanization.These trends, coupled with...
SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter shares hit the slide on Tuesday as executives warned that the messaging service’s path to mainstream popularity would be a long one.Shares first leapt shortly after the release of second quarter financial performance figures that topped market expectations.But then they plunged after executives discus...
SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) said its first quarter net profit more than doubled from a year earlier as fuel expenses fell due to lower oil prices.Net profit for the three months to June came in at Sg$91.2 million ($67 million), up 162 percent from Sg$34.8 million in the same period last year, the airline said in a f...
NEW DELHI: General Motors Co. will invest $1 billion in the next few years to turn operations in India into a new global export hub aimed at boosting sales in fast-growing emerging markets, top executives said.The investment is part of GM’s plan to invest $5 billion over several years to develop a global family of Chevrolet...
PARIS: French automaker Peugeot has announced a return to profitability in the first half of the year with a net profit of 571 million euros ($630 million), sending its share price soaring.PSA Peugeot Citroen shares were up 5.54 percent to 18.77 euros in generally flat mid-afternoon trading on France’s CAC 40.The group had...
TOKYO: Nissan said its three-month net profit jumped 36.3 percent to $1.3 billion on strong sales in North America, Europe and China, but observers warned that overall Chinese demand may be weakening.The benefit of a sharply weaker yen also drove up the firm’s performance, said Carlos Ghosn, president and CEO.“Nissan delive...
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Tablet computer sales fell in the second quarter of 2015, with market leaders Apple and Samsung losing ground to other vendors, a survey showed Wednesday.The survey by IDC said tablet sales fell in the April-June period, marking a third consecutive quarter of declining year-over-year sales.Total tablet s...
MOSCOW: The sharp decline in Russia’s economy may have almost run its course, official data showed, slowed by a huge devaluation of the rouble and heavy government spending on anti-crisis measures.Recovery prospects are cloudy, however, with many analysts warning of a sluggish rebound at best.The economy has slumped as a re...
LONDON: Britain’s economy accelerated in the second quarter of 2015, helped by rebounding services activity and industrial output, official data showed.Gross domestic product grew 0.7 percent between April and June, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in an initial estimate. That matched analysts’ forecasts.The do...
NEW YORK: General Motors announced plans to invest $5 billion to introduce a new family of cars under the Chevrolet line targeting emerging markets, co-developed by Chinese partner SAIC Motor.The automaker expects to manufacture and sell the vehicles in China, Brazil, India and Mexico and export the cars to other emerging c...
TOKYO: Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global vehicle sales for January-June, the first time the German automaker has come out top in the intensely competitive tallies.Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. said it sold 5.02 million vehicles in the first six months of this year, down 1.5 percent from the same period the previo...
 
 

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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...

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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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São Paulo is a beautiful and vibrant city that is among the world’s most populated cities. It is Brazil’s financial center and is home to many cultural institutions and a rich architectural tradition. As such, São Paulo is one of the country’s and indeed, the continent’s most significant areas. In fact, it contributes over a third of Brazil’s Gr...

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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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LONDON: The long list of 13 titles for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for fiction written in English, published on Wednesday,...
PARIS: Actress and singer Jane Birkin has asked Hermes to remove her name from one of the luxury goods maker’s best-selling bags due to what she called “cruel” crocodile farming and slaughtering practices.“I have asked Hermes to rename the Birkin Croco until they adopt better practices that meet international standards for the production of this bag,” Birkin said in a statement on Tuesday.Birkin said she had signed actor Joaquin Phoenix’s Mercy For Animals petition to “shed exotic skins from your wardrobe” in protest against the “millions of reptiles slaughtered each year and turned into...
LAHORE: After initially being banned in India, Mahira Khan and Humayun Saeed starrer ‘Bin Roye’ is now set to hit theaters across India on Aug. 7, according to Bollywoodlife.’Bin Roye’ was scheduled to release across the border alongside ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ on July 17. The screening was canceled due to protests by a group called Maharashtra Navnirman Chitrapat Karmachari Sena (MNSKS).MNCKS’ anti-Pakistan views are believed to be the reason behind their opposition to the release of Pakistani films in Maharashtra.There have also been reports suggesting that the makers of the film did not want...

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