Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman held talks today with President Macky Sall of the Republic of Senegal in Riyadh.At the outset of the meeting, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques decorated Senegalese President with King Abdulaziz Medal, which is granted to the senior world leaders. In turn, the Senegalese President decorated Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud with the Order of the Lion due to his great efforts in the service of Islam.During the session of talks, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Senegalese President reviewed bilateral relations and discussed ways of enhancing cooperation in all fields. They also discussed the latest regional and international developments.—With input from SPA
CAIRO: Yemeni Foreign Minister Riad Yassine has called for an Arab ground intervention in the countr...
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman consulted with former ministers, military officers and...
LAUSANNE, Switzerland: Major powers and Iran were closer to a preliminary accord on Tehran’s nuclear program as marathon talks ran into Wednesday, but were stuck over key details such as lifting UN sanctions and Iran’s future atomic research.After missing a self-imposed March 31 deadline for a deal, the negotiators ended talks in the Swiss city of Lausanne in the early morning hours with an air of chaos, disunity and caco...
Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, chairman of the board of senior scholars, has urged journalists to report the truth and defend the country against rumor-mongering and attempts to undermine state security.“Journalists have a huge responsibility on their shoulders. It is to highlight and defend the position of the Kingdom as the land of Islam and Muslims, and the two holy mosques ...”Speaking to journalists at his...

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The operation in Yemen would continue until the legitimate government is back in power, Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal said on Tuesday.Briefing Shoura Council members at their 26th session chaired by Abdullah Al-Asheikh, Prince Saud also lashed out at Iran for what he described as its divisi...
Saudi Arabia is ready to send reinforcements to its border if it perceives any threat from Houthis and ground offensive in Yemen cannot be ruled out, Brig. Gen. Ahmad Al-Assiri, consultant at minister of defense’s office, said on Tuesday.The Saudi-led coalition has strengthened military positions in all sectors along the Ye...
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman inaugurated an exhibition and conference on the history of late King Fahd at the Riyadh International Exhibition and Conference Center on Tuesday.An encyclopedia on the biography of the late king, prepared by the King Abdul Aziz Foundation (Darah) in 10 volumes, was launched dur...
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has announced a second suspension of all its flights to and from Najran until further notice, in compliance with a directive issued by the General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA), according to a message posted on its Twitter account. The new ban has been attributed to the poor security si...
A high-level Pakistani delegation, led by Defense Minister Khawaja Asif and Sartaj Aziz, foreign affairs and national security adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, discussed different options to deal with the Yemeni crisis during a meeting on Tuesday evening. The visiting delegation, which also comprises top-level repres...
The National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha) is out of bounds for most citizens, thanks to its unpopularity due to “poor communication efforts” and “red-tape.”This has been revealed in a survey conducted by the commission on its websites. Out of the 427 respondents, which itself reflects poorly on the organization, 44.5...
“Portugal welcomes everybody, including foreigners staying in the Kingdom, without any discrimination,” said Portugal’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Dr. Manuel Carvalho while inaugurating his country’s visa section on Tuesday at the Unified Visa Applications Center. Portugal is set to join with 14 other foreign countries whic...
The Kingdom witnessed a sharp 135% rise in cases of colorectal cancer in a decade (2001-2011), but Saudi experts have introduced latest techniques to treat patients.The number of cases was 438 in 2001, but it reached a staggering 1,033 in 2011, Dr Qasim Al-Qasabi, CEO of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center,...
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry recently shuttered 17 factories for various violations in Riyadh. The factories include units to manufacture paint, plastics, sponges, garments and perfumes in Al-Shafa district in south Riyadh. The ministry said it summoned those responsible for the violations, which were mostly relate...
The Philippine government is considering dealing with official recruitment companies and offices approved by the Ministry of Labor, rather than individuals as is currently the case.The move, which aims to ensure the rights of workers are guaranteed, came after an official meeting between the Saudi and Philippine delegations...
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has thanked the international community for supporting the action in Yemen against the Houthis. Presiding over the weekly Council of Ministers meeting at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday, the king briefed the ministers on the results of his discussions with various global l...
A number of Saudi intellectuals said Operation Decisive Storm is further proof that Saudi Arabia remains supportive of the Yemeni people.The intellectuals, speaking to the local media, said the operation aims to support the legitimacy of Yemen which the Houthis tried to “kidnap,” and destabilize its security using arms and...
Operation Decisive Storm is for the protection of the Yemeni people and defense of their legitimate government and not a proxy war between the Kingdom and Iran, said Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Saudi ambassador to the US.“This campaign is against a group supported by Iran and Hezbollah,” he said during a Meet the Press progra...

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TIKRIT: Iraqi forces battled the last militants in Tikrit Wednesday to seal a vi...

THE HAGUE: The Palestinian Authority joined the International Criminal Court on...

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DAMASCUS: Militants from the Islamic State group seized control of most of the Y...

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WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama on Wednesday authorized imposing economic san...

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Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday sought Prime Minister Narendra...

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Prince Faisal bin Salman, governor of Madinah and chairman of Madinah Development Authority (MDA), on Wednesday signed a contract with Louis Berger to be the program mana...
LONDON: Gold rose more than one percent on Wednesday as the dollar retreated after a downbeat US jobs report raised expectations the Federal Reserve could be more cautious in tightening monetary policy.The dollar fell 0.1 percent against a basket of currencies, after weaker-than-expected ADP private jobs data raised concern...
NCB Capital, a major wealth manager in the region and the largest asset manager in the Kingdom, has issued a report mentioning that the two-month bonus salary issued to Saudi government workers and a large number of Saudi private sector workers will support the retail sector. The sector performance remains strong despite th...
NEW YORK: Oil rallied on Wednesday for the first time in four days after weekly US stock builds turned out to be less than some feared, and negotiators missed a deadline on Iranian nuclear talks that might bring more supply to the market.US oil futures were up more than 4 percent after government data showed crude inventori...
WASHINGTON: Amazon has unveiled its latest effort to bring more speed and convenience to online shopping: A WiFi-connected gadget called the Amazon Dash Button that allows shoppers to refill orders of household staples with the press of a button.The adhesive buttons are meant to be hung in convenient places around the home...
DUBAI: A planned tax on undeveloped urban land may transform Saudi Arabia's real estate market, boosting construction and making homes more affordable, but potential loopholes could dilute the impact and make the effect on the market hard to predict.Real estate stocks tumbled and construction stocks rose last week after the...
ALKHOBAR: Saudi Arabia plans to open bidding for construction of a metro rail system in the commercial hub of Jeddah this year and begin operating it in 2020, an official from the state-backed firm managing the project said.The plan for the multi-billion dollar system suggests Saudi Arabia is pushing ahead with big infrastr...
NEW YORK: OPEC oil production rose to a 19-month high in March, led by gains in Iraq and Libya.Production by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries climbed 481,000 barrels to 31.029 million a day this month, the most since August 2013, according to a Bloomberg survey of oil companies, producers and analysts.Price...
Saudi Arabia is keenly watching the oil scene. As the fluctuating oil prices show signs of decline, countries are debating how low they can go and whether such a scenario is beneficial in the long run. The Kingdom, however, remains least impacted by the declining oil price and is confident that it will rise and stabilize so...
JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia's market regulator will publish the final rules governing the opening of the Kingdom's stock exchange to direct foreign investors by the end of April, a senior Saudi banker told Reuters.His comments correspond to a report in newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat on Tuesday, which quoted unnamed informed sources in...
LONDON: Gold edged lower on Tuesday and was eyeing a third straight quarterly fall, pressured by a strong dollar and expectations the US Federal Reserve will increase interest rates this year.Bullion has fallen 3 percent since hitting a three-week high above $1,200 an ounce last week after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen...
ALKHOBAR: Saudi Butanol Co., a joint venture of local petrochemicals firms, is expected to start trial operations at its plant in Jubail in the third quarter of 2015, one of the shareholders said."Construction of the plant is ongoing ... Trial operations are expected in the third quarter of 2015," said National Industrializ...
DUBAI: Saudi Arabia will use multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects to attract foreign investment in sectors such as transport, healthcare and industrial equipment, a senior economic official said on Monday.The Kingdom is spending tens of billions of dollars annually on roads, ports, airports, hospitals and schools fo...

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Saudi Arabia’s reaction to the Houthi mutiny in Yemen was expected — and justifi...
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Establishing joint Arab institutions, a joint economic market and a unified curr...
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She paints with a knife and excels in it, and places in her paintings touches of the Hijazi and Asiri heritage. She also provided childhood letters, roses and peace.
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NEW YORK: Amazon moved to become an errand service for home staples, introducing a "dash button" to allow consumers to instantly order popular products for home and kitchen.
The move boosts Amazon's presence for everyday services and goods and comes a day after the online retail giant launched a wide-ranging services marketplace.
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For women who love beautifully crafted ‘one-of-a-kind’ rings, Ornella Iannuzzi is establishing herself as a ‘must go to’ jewelry designer. This week, her reputation went up another notch as she swept up two highly prestigious prizes at the Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Awards 2015 in London. Her exquisite ‘Uprising’ ring won two Gold Aw...

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It’s pretty difficult to choose an island destination because there are just simply so many beautiful islands to choose from. Whether it is for a honeymoon, a much needed getaway, a family vacation or just a trip to explore one of the world’s most beautiful wonders, Bali, Indonesia is one of the best islands to head out to. Considered one of ove...

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Anew suburbia is cropping up on the edges of Egypt’s gridlocked capital. As a growing number of people are moving into West Cairo or New Cairo, some of the best restaurants are no longer only found in traditional Central Cairo areas such as Zamalek, Garden City, Maadi, and Mohandesseen. A host of new restaurants are mushrooming on the outskirts of Cairo, especially in mega malls such as Arabia Mall or Festival Mall which have become popular destinations. However, one of my favorite places to enjoy a good meal is Seasons Country Club which has nothing to do with the Four Seasons Hotel. Situated off the Cairo Alexandria Desert road, Seasons houses a hub of restaurants in a luxuriant garden....
Last week, I started writing about the incredible palm tree, Arecaceae, more commonly known as the coconut tree, which prospers in the tropics, the Indian Subcontinent, the Fareast, Pacific Islands, and warm temperate climates. I also described the trees and their different parts: The flowers, the nutrient dense coconut water and its tender pulp, the crunchy coconut kernel, which produces the coconut milk and the invaluable oil. I also spoke about their different uses in their native Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. Today, I shall give details on the juice of this precious plant, which is found within the shell of the very young coconut pulp, kernel. Within the cavity of the immature...
The Kingdom witnessed a sharp 135% rise in cases of colorectal cancer in a decade (2001-2011), but Saudi experts have introduced latest techniques to treat patients.The number of cases was 438 in 2001, but it reached a staggering 1,033 in 2011, Dr Qasim Al-Qasabi, CEO of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, saidHe revealed the figures while quoting data released by the Saudi Cancer Registry at a forum on colorectal diseases in Riyadh.Dr Al-Qasabi said more advanced techniques such as endoscopy and robot surgeries have, however, been introduced to treat patients.He said the research center has launched a program aimed at studying the genetic traits of colorectal cancer in...

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NEW YORK: Newly anointed “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah faced mounting criticism on Tuesday after the emergence of se...
LONDON: The Duchess of Cambridge has told friends she is convinced she is having a girl — because she can’t stop scoffing sweet treats, the Daily Mail reported.According to an old wives’ tale, if a pregnant woman has cravings for chocolate and biscuits, it is a sure sign that she is carrying a daughter. Now Kate, 33, has joked to pals that if there is any truth in the saying, she is sure to give birth next month to a sister for Prince George.The Duchess, who again suffered acute morning sickness at the start of the pregnancy, has developed a particular penchant for chocolate biscuit cakes and...
BEIRUT: Basil Soda, credited as one of Lebanon’s best-known international fashion designers, has died, his company said.His death was announced Monday on the social media pages of his fashion house, which described him as a “great international designer... who built his company single-handedly from the group up.”“A great man, who will always be remembered for his craft and beautiful soul.”Lebanese media said Soda had died aged 47 after suffering from cancer, without providing further details.Soda began his fashion career in 2000, and was based in Beirut.His work drew inspiration from...

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