KARACHI: A senior policeman who had survived several assassination attempts was killed with three other people by a suicide bomber in Karachi Thursday, officials said, in an attack claimed by a Taleban faction.The attack happened near a tailor’s shop in the old vegetable market in a neighborhood to the east of the city.“The blast killed police official Shafiq Tanoli and three others and wounded 15 others including Tanoli’s three guards,” another senior officer Tanvir Ahmad Tunio told AFP.He said the target was Tanoli, who had conducted a number of operations against militants and criminals and survived several attempts on his life in the past.A local senior police official, Raja Umar Khitab, confirmed that it was a suicide attack.Omar Khorasani of the Mohmand chapter of the Tehreek-e-Taleban Pakistan (TTP) said in a statement that his group were responsible, accusing Tanoli of killing “m...
RIYADH: Two more patients who had been infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) vir...
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine: Ukrainian troops moved against pro-Russia forces in eastern Ukraine on Thursday,...
Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, launched a major Haj Research Forum at Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah on Wednesday and reminded Saudi Haj managers of their responsibility in taking care of millions of pilgrims who come from around the world. “It is a great honor for Saudi Arabia and its people to host the guests of God, while at the same time being a big responsibility on our shoulder...
MANAMA: Prince Turki Al-Faisal, a former intelligence chief, said Gulf states should work on acquiring nuclear knowhow to balance any threat from Iran. He also told a security conference in Manama that the Gulf states should be prepared for any possible outcome from Iran’s nuclear talks with world powers. “We do not hold any hostility to Iran and do not wish any harm to it or to its people, who are Muslim ne...

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The Haj Ministry has not received cancellations for Umrah reservations in the wake of the coronavirus, said Abdullah Marghalani, undersecretary at the Haj Ministry and ge...
The average Gulf resident produces eight times more environmentally hazardous waste than the average American, a Gulf researcher has found. An estimated 1.2 million barrels of liquid waste from oil derivatives are poured into the sea yearly, said Abdulnabi Al-Ghadban, a researcher at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Res...
Plans are under way by the government’s new media watchdog to regulate content on YouTube posted by Saudi-based entertainment companies and individuals, according to the head of the body. The General Authority for Audiovisual Media would require local production houses to have government-issued licenses, said Riyadh...
There are no Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus infections at Jeddah schools, a senior city health official said here recently.Sami Badawood, Jeddah health director, said students could stay safe by maintaining proper hygiene and keeping away from crowded areas. He said health facilities in Jeddah are fully...

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BEIRUT: Lebanon’s Parliament failed to elect a new president on Wednesday,...

CAIRO: A police brigadier general was killed when a bomb exploded under his car...

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TOKYO: US President Barack Obama vowed Thursday to defend Japan if China attacks...

KARACHI: A senior policeman who had survived several assassination attempts was...

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NEW YORK: Facebook profits tripled to $642 million in the first quarter on a 72-...

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MADRID: World No. 20 Nicolas Almagro overcame fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-3 to move into the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open on Thursday, avenging his de...
Fireberks tasted their third victory against Pattaya team in a very exciting game 77-76 in the OFBL (Overseas Filipino Basketball League) 5th Conference at the Timeout gymnasium on Television St., Ghulail District on the outskirts of Jeddah.The tournament is played Thursdays and Fridays with REDTAG the Friday Morning Lea...
SEALINE, Qatar: Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah and Mohammed Abu Issa retained their leads in the car and quad categories and Marc Coma regained a slender motorcycle advantage after a tricky navigational 404.18km fourth selective section of the Sealine Cross-Country Rally on Thursday.Al-Attiyah and French co-driver Matthieu...
Lucky Strike struck for its first Team of the Week award but Paradise Brand stole some of the thunder after it wrested the No. 1 spot from Boleros during the 10th session in the FTBJ-ICBL 33rd Conference bowling tournament at Jeddah Lanes here.Curiously, the battle for honors was a toss-up between Lucky Strike and Paradise...

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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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MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin has mocked the Internet as a CIA project and pledged to protect Russia’s interests online.
The Kremlin has been anxious to exert greater control over the Internet, which opposition activists — barred from national television — have used to promote their ideas and organize protests.
Russia’s parliament t...

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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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NEW PARENTS: Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis. (AP)
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TAMPA: Bollywood’s invasion of Tampa officially kicked off Wednesday night in downtown Tampa.The International Indian Film Academy hosted Stomp Bollywood at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. The festival featured traditional Bollywood music and dancing and was highlighted by the playing of IIFA’s official song, Do Da Tampa, sure to be stuck in many heads tonight.Fans arrived early, hoping to get a glimpse of their favorite stars. Dozens of female fans swarmed actor Anil Kapoor as he arrived, taking photos and asking for autographs.Teresita Alonso had never watched an Indian film until she browsed...
LOS ANGELES: Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has been accused of being a controlling racist by her former stepmother.Barbara, ex-wife of Oprah’s dad Vernon Winfrey, said on a talk show that Oprah isn’t comfortable in her own skin, reports showbizspy.comIn a new interview, Barbara shared an incident about her visit to Oprah’s Chicago condo.“Oprah got on to the intercom and announced, ‘Negroes in the house. Negroes in the house.’ She thought it was funny. I thought it was insulting. I’m older than her. I know what it means. She was reminding us of our low class,” she said.Barbara even took shots...

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