SANAA/ADEN: Residents and Saudi media said Yemen’s Houthi militia had continued fighting across Yemen on Monday despite a cease-fire announcement by Saudi-led forces fighting to restore the elected Gulf-backed president.The Arab coalition fighting the Iran-allied Houthi movement that controls large parts of Yemen after seizing the capital in September, had announced a five-day cease-fire from 11:59 p.m. (2059 GMT) on Sunday to allow emergency aid deliveries amid severe shortages of fuel, food and medicine.But Al Arabiya television reported that Houthi forces had shelled the northerly Al-Tawal region on the Saudi border hours after the truce was meant to have started, prompting Saudi forces to retaliate.In the second city, Aden, residents said Houthi forces had fired missiles at the Mansoura and Sheikh Othman districts from shortly after midnight until after dawn.The Saba news service, wh...
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan: At least 20 people were killed when a gunfight broke out at a wedding party in...
JEDDAH: The Ministry of Labor confirmed on its labor guide that it will punish employers who make fa...
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia: Insisting that Americans deserve better, President Barack Obama chided Republicans Mike Huckabee, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz on Monday for a series of campaign-trail attacks that he said would be “ridiculous if it weren’t so sad.”In some of his first commentary on the budding race to replace him, Obama accused the candidates of violating a time-honored American tradition of not playing “fast and loos...
MANILA: Philippine President Benigno Aquino III asked Congress on Monday to pass a Muslim autonomy bill at the heart of efforts to end a bloody rebellion in the country’s south and another that aims to lessen the stranglehold on power of entrenched political families, which include his.In his final state of the nation speech before he steps down in 11 months, Aquino summed his administration’s achievements in battling cor...

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JEDDAH: Jeddah has now witnessed two international circuses with the Italian Belucci Circus witnessing more than 18,000 visitors of different nationalities in past 10 days starting July 18 with the beginning of the 36th Jeddah festival. The Italian Belucci Circus, with daring acrobatics, gymnastics,...
TAIF: Two youths have been taken into custody for alleged harassing a girl in Taif, police said on Monday.Col. Atti Al-Qurashi of the Makkah police told local media that the suspects are now under investigation. A video clip circulated on social media showed two men following the girl outside a mall and one of them tried to...
JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal will inaugurate a state-of-the-art public park with various facilities and tourist attractions in Taif on Monday, said a website.The Radf Park, spread over 565,000 square meters, is a major project in the Kingdom, comprising tourism, social and amusement sections.Taif Mayor Mohamm...
DAMMAM: Over 90% of violators of traffic rules in the Kingdom are Saudis with speeding topping the list of violations, an official source from the General Traffic Directorate has said.The Saher system has failed to curb the number of accidents, especially on highways, because of a lack of respect for the rules by citizens,...
DOHA: Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir paid a surprise visit to Qatar and met Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on Sunday, local media reported.Doha said brotherly relations between the two countries and ways to further improve them were discussed during the talks, in addition to regional and international issues. Al-Juba...
DAMMAM: The village of Thee Ain in Al-Baha is a unique heritage site that includes old archaeological buildings, agricultural lands, springs, distinctive cultural and natural landscapes, gardens, and a visitor’s center.The village, near Al-Mekhwa city in Al-Baha province, is one of the heritage sites that the Council of Mi...
JEDDAH: The Ministry of Haj is gearing up to launch an electronic program for the registration of domestic pilgrims to protect them from some errant companies that might be overcharging them, said an online newspaper.The ministry is reported to have taken into account the cost of Haj pilgrims that had spiraled to “illogical...
JEDDAH: The circumstances leading to the death of a Saudi woman teacher on the University of Tabuk campus recently has sparked off debate and an official inquiry into the incident.According to local media, the teacher died of shock when her daughter was denied a medical seat at the university. Details of the incident emerge...
JEDDAH: The World Circus continues to hold its successful event in north Obhur for the 10th day.The shows have attracted thousands of visitors wishing to have fun and exciting times. The circus continues to hold their shows which began July 18 and runs until Aug. 18. The events are taking part as a part of Jeddah Gheir 36,...
RIYADH: Expatriate workers coming to the Kingdom with seasonal visas for Haj-related work will be monitored and strict action taken against those found violating the set norms, an official of the Ministry of Labor said here on Sunday.The idea is to check whether the workers deployed at various places hold valid work visas,...
RIYADH: The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs has banned the display of photos of candidates during campaigning for the upcoming municipal elections.The ministry said it would not allow any display of photo to canvass votes, an online publication said.The ban was announced as the general committee for municipal electi...
MADINAH: Millions of visitors coming to Madinah during Ramadan and Eid made sure they visited the miswak market. People from many different nationalities flocked to buy the product either for personal use or to give as gifts to their family and friends once they return home from one of the holiest sites on earth.Miswak stic...
DAMMAM: The fate of Saudi prisoners in Iraq hangs in the balance as most of them have been charged with terrorism and the amnesty law of that country does not cover terrorists or terror suspects.Recently, there was a ray of hope for more than 60 Saudi prisoners following an assurance by the Saudi Embassy in Jordan that the...

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ANKARA: The US and Turkey have agreed to work together to drive Daesh militants...

July 20: The Syrian conflict spreads into Turkey when an attack in mainly Kurdis...

CAIRO: An Egyptian appeals court on Sunday halved a jail term for a female dance...

RAMALLAH : Rumblings in Ramallah in recent weeks have raised expectations that P...

RIYADH: The latest developments in Yemen were the focus of a telephone conversat...

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ADDIS ABABA: President Barack Obama urged Ethiopia’s leaders Monday to curb crac...

GAUHATI, India: Former Indian President A.P.J. Kalam, who was known as the fathe...

LONDON: Two suspected cases of the Middle Eastern Respiratory Virus Syndrome (ME...

JAKARTA: British Prime Minister David Cameron began a visit to Southeast Asia on...

BERLIN: A Germany-based international tribunal said Monday it would open hearing...

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GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan: Lexi Thompson surged past overnight leader Lizette Salas...

TORONTOYO: Jason Day birdied the final three holes en route to a four-under 68 t...

PHILADELPHIA: Andres Guardado scored again, with no penalty kick needed this tim...

PHILADELPHIA: The banner moments of this year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup belong to Pana...

ECONOMY »

JEDDAH: Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al-Mazrouei, minister of energy for the UAE, will deliver the inaugural address at the upcoming Annual GPCA Forum taking place from Nov. 17-1...
LONDON: Hedge funds are more bearish about the outlook for US oil prices than at any time for almost five years, according to data from the US Commodity Futures Tra-ding Commission.Hedge funds and other money managers had a net long position in WTI-linked futures and options equivalent to just 118 million barrels of oil on...
After a tough week for sterling there was a largely positive end to the week which saw sterling make marginal gains against the euro whilst holding ground against a resurgent US dollar. With little UK economic data, sterling was able to make slight gains against the euro as both French and German manufacturing data missed e...
DUBAI: Dubai developer Nakheel reported a 53 percent rise in half-year net profit as it handed over finished properties and expanded its other business units.The firm was one of the developers worst hit by Dubai's real estate crash, which consultants Cluttons estimates knocked 49 percent off prices between the third quarter...
GENEVA: Switzerland’s largest bank UBS has posted a 53 percent rise in second quarter profits, in its first results since agreeing to plead guilty to fraud as part of the Libor manipulation case.The bank brought in profits of 1.2 billion Swiss francs ($1.25 billion, 1.1 billion euros), with strong performances from its weal...
MILAN: Automaker Fiat Chrysler will pay a record $90 million for lapses in recalls of its vehicles under a deal reached with US regulators, the company said.The Italian-American automaker will pay a $70-million fine to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).It will spend a further $20 million on “consume...
KUALA LUMPUR: Discount carrier AirAsia on Monday called for urgent repairs at Malaysia's new budget airline terminal, claiming the tarmac was "sinking".AirAsia chief Tony Fernandes criticized Malaysian aviation officials after a plane came off its chocks, a block that braces the wheel, at the KLIA2 terminal in Kuala Lumpur...
RIYADH: Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) plans to expand investment in US shale gas projects through joint ventures, according to acting CEO Yousef Al-Benyan.SABIC signed an agreement with a Houston-based firm to get shale gas, Al-Benyan was quoted as saying in a Bloomberg report.Sabic won’t be directly involved in Saud...
JEDDAH: The UAE topped the list of Arab League countries receiving foreign direct investment (FDI) last year with $10.1 billion — 23 percent of the total — followed by Saudi Arabia with $8 billion (SR30 billion), or 18.3 percent. The UAE and Saudi Arabia attracted close to half the total FDI funds, the Kuwait-based Arab Inv...
SAN FRANCISCO: Investor enthusiasm for Amazon.com Inc. is pretty consistent: The stock tends to rise, even though the company isn’t consistent about making profits.On Thursday it posted second quarter profit of $92 million on sales of $23.19 billion, only its third quarterly profit since the first quarter of 2014. Amazon ha...
ATHENS: It is just the headache Greece’s government does not need right now: How can it loosen the capital controls that are shielding its banks, but strangling the rest of the economy?For the past month, Greece has been financially cut off from the rest of the world. It is almost impossible for most Greeks to take money ou...
BRUSSELS: A meeting of the US Federal Reserve and the first estimate of US second-quarter growth are likely to be this week’s economic centerpieces with markets able for the first time in months to look beyond Greece’s debt struggle.After a series of emergency euro zone meetings, Greece has received a bridge loan of 7.2 bil...
MANAMA: Gulf International Bank BSC (GIB) reported consolidated net income after tax of $47.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015, compared to $50.2 million in the prior year period.Prior year income included an exceptional, one off recovery of a previously written off loan. Excluding this exceptional income item...
 
 

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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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A couple of months ago, I witnessed a heated discussion between a Saudi novelist and one of his fans-turned-cynic after that inflamed exchange.

It started with a tweet from the novelist; one of those nicely put sentences that Twitter influencers publish on the timeline and get tens of retweets in mere seconds.
According to the...

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DUBAI: Three quarters of moms are reportedly unhappy with their body, in the age of the “Yummy Mummy” In Dubai, where numbers of plastic surgeons per capita top the charts, increasing numbers of women are choosing to go under the knife, according to an Al-Arabiya report.
It’s tough being a new mom: sleepless nights, extra responsibilities....

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DAMMAM: The village of Thee Ain in Al-Baha is a unique heritage site that includes old archaeological buildings, agricultural lands, springs, distinctive cultural and natural landscapes, gardens, and a visitor’s center.

The village, near Al-Mekhwa city in Al-Baha province, is one of the heritage sites that the Council of Ministers ap...

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MADINAH: Numerous studies have attributed the low productivity among employees in the early days upon returning to the workplace after Eid to the limited sleep they receive during public holidays.According to specialists, changes in the biological clock of the human body during the month of Ramadan and holiday occur due to changes in dietary habits and limited sleep, and these have a direct impact on the level of productivity and the body’s ability to adjust.A vast array of scientific research concludes that some of the negative impacts of a lack of sleep on human health are memory impairment, headaches, tension, anxiety and irritability. Hassan Mohammed Thani, a professor of psychology,...
JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia is the largest chocolate market in the Middle East in terms of consumption with a share of 52 percent compared to the remaining Arab countries. Its annual growth rate is 14 percent, dealers said.The competition has intensified these days because of the chocolate stalls in supermarkets and souks. Ramadan and Eid are considered the golden season for chocolate investors in the Kingdom,” they pointed out. Patchi Chocolate Saudi Arabia CEO Iyhab Yemek said that the growth rate of chocolate sector in the Kingdom is more than 14 percent. He named the cities that consume the most chocolates as Jeddah, Riyadh, Makkah and Madinah.He blamed the high prices on increasing costs of...
The holy month of Ramadan is also an opportunity to indulge in your favorite foods in the presence of your loved ones. You might even convince yourself you deserve it after a long day of fasting. On the other hand, fasting helps in detoxifying your body and it offers a great chance to start a new healthy lifestyle your body has been craving for. We spoke to dermatologist Dr. Raneem Abdulmajeed who gives us some simple tips on how to shed those extra kilos in Ramadan. Hydrate your body:After long fasting hours, it might look like a mission impossible to catch up on the needed amount of water. Hydration is key to losing weight and you should take up to eight glasses of water. It will be...

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CAIRO: Lebanese pop sensation and style icon Haifa Wehbe figured among Marie Claire magazine’s list of 10 Muslim women t...
MUMBAI: Anushka Sharma said that she will ‘block’ people who write nonsense on the micro-blogging site Twitter. Anushka, who mostly uses the digital platform to share her opinion on various subjects, is trying to keep Twitter positive and has now warned people to behave or else get blocked.'Trying to keep my Twitter positive (well as positive as possible) so will BLOCK people who rant nonsense with no sense of responsibility,' she tweeted.When the 'Dil Dhadakne Do' star tweeted about blocking people, Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to respond her:'@AnushkaSharma...
DULUTH, Georgia: Born and raised in the shadow of fame and litigation, shattered by the loss of her mother, Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown was overwhelmed by the achievements and demons of others before she could begin to figure out who she was.Bobbi Kristina died Sunday at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in the suburban Atlanta townhome she shared with Nick Gordon, the man she called her husband. She was 22-years old.“Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away July, 26 2015, surrounded by her family....

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