CAIRO: Egypt and Saudi Arabia pledged on Thursday to boost military, economic, and social ties and pursue their common interests.The commitment came during a visit to Egypt by Saudi delegation visited Cairo and signed the Cairo Declaration.The delegation was led by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense. A statement released after a meeting between President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and the deputy crown prince, said the two leaders focus on creating a joint Arab military force.In what they called a “Cairo Declaration,” they pledged to enhance cooperation and investments in the energy and transport sectors.“The two sides stressed the need to exert all efforts to boost security and stability in the region, and to work together to protect Arab national security,” El-Sisi’s office said after the signing ceremony.The deputy crown prince also attende...
SYDNEY: A sea-crusted wing part found on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trac...
JEDDAH: Deputy of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Mohammed bin Naif has directed the ge...
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey: Just when it seemed Turkey was getting serious about the fight against IS, it has turned its military focus to pounding its old foe: the Kurdish rebels.In Turkey’s Kurdish heartland, the government’s renewed military onslaught against the rebels has left many people crying treachery — with suspicions rife that Turkey used a brief offensive against IS as a cover to launch a broad attack against the Kurd...
NEW DELHI: Three gunmen who stormed a police station and killed seven people in northern India this week came from Pakistan, India’s home minister said Thursday.Rajnath Singh told parliament the three had crossed into Punjab state from the neighboring country before launching their assault, which led to a gun battle with police that lasted nearly 11 hours.“The preliminary analysis of GPS data indicated that the terrorists...

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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: Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense, will leave for Egypt today on an official visit.This was announced in a statement released by the Royal Court.During the visit, the deputy crown prince will meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi and other senior governmen...
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...
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the UN Abdullah Al- Muallami unveiled a beautifully framed old kiswa (covering) of the door of the Holy Kaaba at one of the newly refurbished halls of the world body. The kiswa curtain was presented to the UN in the early 1980s and that piece ha...
A policeman was shot dead by an unknown gunman in Qatif in the Eastern Province on Tuesday night.According to a spokesman of the Eastern Province police, the firing took place at 11:30 p.m. in a suburb called Al-Jishi.The targeted police officer was identified as Sami Mouawad Awad Al-Harbi. The killer shot the police office...
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...

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JERUSALEM: Israel's Parliament passed a contentious law on Thursday that would p...

ISTANBUL: Five people died Thursday in new attacks on the Turkish security force...

CAIRO: An Egyptian court postponed Thursday its verdict in the retrial of three...

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey: Just when it seemed Turkey was getting serious about the fig...

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LONDON: Prime Minister David Cameron faced heavy criticism Thursday for saying a...

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: The Taliban have chosen supreme leader Mullah Omar’s deputy...

DONETSK: Ukrainian pilot and lawmaker Nadiya Savchenko went on trial in Russia o...

HWANGE, Zimbabwe: A court hearing for a Zimbabwean landowner who is accused of a...

BUJUMBURA: Burundi’s main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa was Thursday elected a...

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TURNBERRY, Scotland: South Korea’s Kim Hyo Joo produced the shot and the round o...

HAMBURG, Germany: Top-seeded Rafael Nadal toiled to beat Jiri Vesely 6-4, 7-6 (...

BIRMINGHAM: Paceman Steven Finn’s five-wicket haul put England on the brink of a...

COLOMBO: Pakistan continued their impressive tour of Sri Lanka by comprehensivel...

DHAKA: Dale Steyn claimed his 400th Test scalp as he shared six wickets with JP...

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LONDON: Royal Dutch Shell is to axe 6,500 jobs this year and step up spending cuts to deal with an extended period of lower oil prices which contributed to a 37 percent d...
ALKHOBAR: Foreign engineering firms have submitted bids to build a gas plant in eastern Saudi Arabia for Saudi Aramco at an estimated cost of $5 billion to $6 billion, industry sources said.Saudi Aramco’s decision to move ahead with the project at Fadhili is a sign that Saudi Arabia continues to make big investments that it...
WASHINGTON: US economic growth accelerated in the second quarter as solid consumer spending offset the drag from weak business spending on equipment, suggesting a steady momentum that could bring the US Federal Reserve closer to hiking interest rates this year.Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.3 percent annual rate, th...
MOSCOW: OPEC Secretary-General Abdullah El-Badri said the oil producers’ group is not planning to cut production despite the fall in crude prices over recent months and concerns about the possible addition of Iranian oil in the market.“We met in December last year and we met in June this year. We decided to keep our product...
NEW YORK: Facebook Inc. reported quarterly revenue that beat forecasts but its profit fell 9 percent as the social media company sharply increased spending to boost mobile revenue and future growth.Expenses will grow 55 to 60 percent in 2015 from last year, including an 82 percent jump in the second quarter to $2.77 billion...
TOKYO: Japanese video game giant Nintendo said it swung to a $67 million net profit in the three months to June, owing to a jump in console sales and a weaker yen.The company, whose Chief Executive Satoru Iwata died of cancer at the age of 55 this month, said its 8.28 billion yen net profit reversed a loss of 9.92 billion y...
HELSINKI: Finnish telecom group Nokia has reported that its network equipment business had significantly improved sales and profitability in the second quarter, sending its share price soaring more than seven percent.The company reported group sales increased nine percent compared with the same period last year, to 3.2 bill...
MADRID: Spain’s Telefonica, Europe’s third-largest phone company, said its April-June net profit jumped 70.4 percent to 1.89 billion euros ($2.09 billion) thanks to a recovery in its domestic market.Total revenues rose 12.3 percent to 11.8 billion euros as Spain’s economic recovery boosted demand for packages of broadband,...
SEOUL: Samsung Electronics suffered a fifth straight drop in quarterly earnings as the Galaxy S6 failed to reverse its declining fortunes in global smartphone sales.The company’s overall earnings drop during the April-June quarter was 8 percent but it reported a much bigger decline of 38 percent in the mobile division’s inc...
SAN FRANCISCO: Tablet computer sales fell in the second quarter of 2015, with market leaders Apple and Samsung losing ground to other vendors, a survey showed.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 sales were 44.7...
SEOUL: LG Electronics said its second quarter earnings sank 45 percent over a year earlier as losses widened in its TV business and mobile phones earned little income.The company reported a net profit of 226.4 billion won ($195 million) for the April-June quarter, compared with 411.8 billion won a year earlier. A FactSet su...
TOKYO: Sony said its April-June net profit more than tripled as videogames and smartphone component sales got a lift, with the company emerging from a painful corporate restructuring that included layoffs and asset sales.The Tokyo-based electronics giant logged a quarterly net profit of 82.4 billion yen ($664 million), whil...
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 sm...
 
 

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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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LOS ANGELES: Sylvester Stallone is parting with memorabilia from the “Rocky” and “Rambo” movies, but he’s keeping the tw...
NEW YORK: Mia Farrow took some Twitter heat Wednesday for joining other angry social media posters and blasting out the business address of the dentist who killed the beloved lion Cecil in Zimbabwe.Some apparently thought the actress had listed Walter Palmer’s home address in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, calling for her verified Twitter account to be suspended under the site’s terms of service.A Twitter spokesman said the company does not comment on individual accounts for privacy and security reasons. He directed The Associated Press to official Twitter rules and policies that allow wiggle room...
LONDON, United Kingdom: British television presenter Jeremy Clarkson, dropped from hit BBC motoring show “Top Gear” for punching a producer, will make a new series about cars for Amazon Prime, the streaming service announced Thursday.Clarkson will reunite with his two “Top Gear” co-stars, James May and Richard Hammond, for the as-yet unnamed show, which is due to begin filming “shortly” and will be broadcast next year, US retail giant Amazon said. An estimated 350 million viewers around the world tuned in to “Top Gear” each week to watch the three men review cars and try them out in madcap...

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