Over 20 experts from abroad are scheduled to arrive in the Kingdom shortly to join discussions on how to contain the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus, said Labor Minister and Acting Health Minister Adel Fakeih on Tuesday.“We will contact medical experts in the US, Europe and Asia and take advantage of their knowledge and expertise,” Fakeih told reporters after following up on the MERS situation at King Fahd Hospital in Jeddah merely a day after being appointed acting health minister.He said a special committee has been set up to monitor and follow up on MERS situation in the Kingdom. The panel, he said, is tasked with analyzing laboratory reports and contacting global pharmaceutical companies and health experts to produce anti-coronavirus vaccinations.The minister held a meeting with top officials and experts following his visit to the hospital, which was attended by high-ra...
Pakistan’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Muhammad Naeem Khan has been elected the Assistant Secretary G...
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has instructed authorities to pay compensation worth...
Jazan police arrested two Saudi women from Qassim and three Yemenis for allegedly trying to cross the border into Yemen to join Al-Qaeda last Thursday.The women, Mai Al-Talq and Aminah Al-Rashid, were traveling with their four children and two other boys they had allegedly duped into going along with them. One of the boys, aged 12, is Al-Talq’s brother, while the other youngster, aged 14, is the son of Al-Rashid’s half-si...
Arab News, the leading English language daily in the Middle East, celebrated its 39th anniversary at Jeddah Inter.Continental on Monday in the presence of a large number of government officials, diplomats, intellectuals, media persons and representatives of advertising agencies. In a statement on the occasion, Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi, editor in chief of Arab News, said the ceremony was aimed at highlighting the newspape...

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The Shoura Council has demanded protection mechanisms for the Arabic language, the mainstay of the Kingdom’s national identity.This came during a Shoura Council meeting h...
French President Francois Hollande opened a first-of-its-kind Haj exhibition at the Institut du Monde Arabe here Tuesday and commended Saudi Arabia’s efforts to promote tolerance and peaceful coexistence and prevent violence and terrorism.He described the Haj as an important annual event in which nearly three million pilgri...
The Passport Department has opened a new office for citizens and residents at the Red Sea Mall.Gen. Abdul Rahman bin Abdullah Al-Tuwairki, deputy director general of the department, opened the office on Monday. It will have a special female section.Al-Tuwairki said the office would provide various services including exit an...
An academic at King Abdulaziz University (KAU) in Jeddah has been named as an official reviewer for the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), a US-based accreditation agency recognized by the American government.Abdullah Al-Bargi, vice-dean of development at KAU’s English Language Institute, has just r...

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GAZA CITY: Palestinian officials say Hamas and the Fatah party of President Mahm...

ADEN: An “unprecedented” US and Yemeni aerial campaign on the weeken...

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ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani official says the army has sought to shut down the countr...

KUALA LUMPUR: Relatives of flight MH370 passengers have denounced the Malaysian...

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LONDON: The rundown, overcrowded Terminal 2 at London’s sprawling Heathrow Airpo...

TOKYO: Japan's Toyota, the world's biggest auto maker, sold more than 10 million...

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MANILA: Finding little opposition inside the paint, Richard Howell churned out his most dominant PBA performance to date and took Talk 'N Text along for a ride.The 23-yea...
COLUMBUS, Ohio: Brandon Sutter, Lee Stempniak and Jussi Jokinen scored in a span of 2:13 of the third period to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in the NHL playoffs on Monday.Pittsburgh took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven playoff series thanks to the goals on three consecutive shots...
BOSTON: Nearly 32,000 runners sent a powerful message of resilience at the first Boston Marathon since last year’s deadly bombing, and crowds who came out in droves saw something that hadn’t happened in more than 30 years: an American won the men’s race.Running amid mid heavy security that included a battery of surveillance...
BOSTON: Clay Buchholz allowed six runs in the third inning as the Baltimore Orioles held on to beat the Red Sox 7-6 Monday in the annual Patriots’ Day morning game at Fenway Park, a year after the Boston Marathon bombings.Trailing by two runs, Boston loaded the bases in the ninth. Mike Napoli hit an RBI groundout before Tom...

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Three years after the revolutions in various Arab countries, many observers are...
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Saudi sculptress Noha Al-Sharif is known for her Islamic inspired sculptures that reflect both, religion and lifestyle. The concept of modern art attracted her to this medium where she majored in Porcelain and Textile. She is interested in Islamic Art and she loves to read about Asian Art" Indian Chinese and Egyptian Art.
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RescueTime is a software that helps increase your productivity by monitoring your activity on the computer and informing you when and how you're being productive or distracted.
The program is basically a small application (3.76MB) that you have to install locally on your computer. Whenever you would like to see statistics about your b...

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Walk into Samah Abaya’s boutique and you cannot help but notice the wooden floors with traditional carpets that are exactly like her abayas, a beautiful blend between the modern and the cultural.
The boutique is very feminine and the interiors are a mixture of wood and steel, where the abayas hang under romantic lighting. Many shopp...

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The historic Bidar in the federal state of Karnataka in India now finds itself on the world map of heritage tourism as it figures in the 2014 World Monuments Watch list released by the World Monuments Fund (WMF), a New York-based NGO working for the protection of monuments. I was in Bidar last year especially to feel what a premier madrasa (reli...

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Having been to countless Indian restaurants in the region earlier, I confess to having had preconceived notions before I went to Maharaja by Vineet, an Indian specialty restaurant located in the Movenpick Hotel, Alkhobar. I assumed it would be like the others I have tried but was willing to give it a chance owing largely to all the rave reviews and praise it had gotten from my friends and colleagues over recent months. Now, coming out of the experience, I admit I could not have been more wrong! The first thing that hits you as you enter the fine dining culinary eatery, even before the wafting aroma of Indian spices, is its sheer ability to transport you to a different era and culture...
In the last four weeks, I have been discussing different types of grief, especially when it gets complicated and turns destructive. The person becomes uncooperative and self-negligent, alienating loved ones. You saw how Chris saved herself and her family by becoming self-assertive just in time to regain her husband and their two children back after shutting herself in her own circle of sorrow and desperation and neglecting her health. Salim and Najla tackled their grief differently with acceptance of fate and prayer, which helped them pull through their loss in a healthy manner. Last week, I went through some of Dr. Daniel Amen’s recommendations like healthy nutrient-dense foods,...
Wearing a face mask can reduce the risk of being infected by the coronavirus by more than 80 percent, Dr. Hana Bakhash, a consultant in infectious diseases and viruses at Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital (DSFH) in Jeddah, told Arab News.“Residents are advised to maintain personal hygiene and wash their hands regularly, as well as avoid large crowds, especially at hospitals, commercial centers, malls and markets,” she said.Pharmacy owners have reported a boom in mask sales, with a 300-percent increase in a single week, indicating fear among locals that has only been exacerbated by rampant rumors on social networking sites.“I hardly used to sell any face masks in the past, but have sold more than...

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You’ve heard of diving, snorkeling and other water activities, but rarely has anyone heard of free-diving. It...
MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Rani Mukherji and filmmaker Aditya Chopra secretly married in Italy on Monday. Yash Raj Films released a statement confirming the wedding, which was a ‘small and intimate affair’. “We are happy to announce that Mr. Aditya Chopra and Ms. Rani Mukherji got married last night on 21st April in Italy. The wedding was a very small intimate affair with very close family and friends,” said the statement. Though the couple never admitted to their relationship, Mukherji was always spotted along with the Chopra family in times of celebration and...
ULURU, Australia: Britain’s Prince William visited Australia’s Uluru on Tuesday, taking his wife Kate to the spectacular red monolith and evoking the visit by his parents Prince Charles and Diana in 1983.On arrival at Yulara airport after flying over the landmark formerly known as Ayers Rock, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were met by officials including traditional land owner Daisy Walkabout, who had also welcomed William’s parents.“We’re happy to meet them, like we were happy to meet (Charles and Diana) in the past,” Walkabout said.“They’ve traveled a lot and now they will come to see...

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