Saudi Arabia is coordinating its efforts with representatives of Islamic and Arab states and representatives of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) as well as other bodies to support the Palestinian delegation’s stand at the UN, which calls for an end to Israeli attacks on civilians in Gaza.Abdullah Al-Mouallimi, Saudi Arabia’s representative to the UN, stated that the Kingdom was taking steps to calm the situation, but the international community should force Israel to stop this aggression.“The Kingdom backs the efforts of the Palestinian government, and it will support them if they decide to go to Geneva, and will continue to support them in the UN and the Security Council,” he said.Al-Mouallimi said an emergency meeting for Arab ambassadors is being planned to discuss the recent developments and the Israeli assault Palestinians in occupied territories and in the Gaza Strip.The emergency me...
JERUSALEM: Israel’s prime minister vowed Friday to press forward with a broad military offensive in...
The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) thwarted nine attempts to hack the w...
GAZA: A fourth day of Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip killed 11 more Palestinians on Friday, raising the death toll in the coastal enclave to at least 96, most of them civilians, Palestinian officials said.Facing a possible Israeli ground invasion, militants warned international airlines they would fire rockets at Tel Aviv’s main airport. A rocket also caused the first serious Israeli casualty — one of eight people...
RIO DE JANEIRO: Nicola Rizzoli of Italy will referee the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina, according to FIFA officials.With a European and South American team playing, many had expected FIFA to appoint an Asian referee for Sunday’s game. However, Jim Boyce, the chairman of the FIFA’s refereeing committee, said Rizzoli would get the duty.“We choose the best referees for the best matches, and the Italian will...

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Diriyah in the Saudi capital has the potential to become a key tourist destination following the completion of the renovation work on its historic mud houses and other buildings, according to sources.“Diriyah is unique for its fascinating history. It is expected to ramp up tourism revenues once the...
The Kingdom is on the road to achieving self-sufficiency in infant formula, according to a recent report released by Euromonitor. Baby food in Saudi Arabia is expected to thrive in the long run given the country’s consistently high birth rate, a young population and high per capita incomes. This category is also slated to g...
The Prince Salman Center for Disability Research (PSCDR) disclosed here recently that it will launch the Prince Salman Award for Disability Research next month. The awards will be distributed at the Fourth International Conference on Disability and Rehabilitation in October in Riyadh.The announcement was made during the 8th...
Excitement is mounting here as the final in this year's World Cup takes place on Sunday night between Germany and Argentina in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Thousands of Saudi fans of Brazil, who were disappointed by their team's humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany on Tuesday, are likely to be in better spirits to watch the last two g...
Public and private sector workers have called on the government to review working hours for Muslims in Ramadan to improve productivity, including looking at evening shifts.They told Arab News that the review should take into account changes to routines and sleeping hours during the month of fasting.They said there are poor...
A number of retailers of nuts and spices in Jeddah have registered a 100 percent increase in the number of visitors during the month of Ramadan.The holy month is considered the high season for sales as compared to other months during the year, given the increase in events, weddings and family gatherings that take place thro...
A medical team at Asir general hospital successfully performed a leg-lengthening surgery.The team was headed by Dr. Ayed Al-Shahrani, an orthopedic surgeon. Doctors Marouf Ibrahim Zaki Alhfeza, Saleh Al-Ghamdi, and Thamer Yazidi, were able to perform surgery on a Yemeni patient who suffered a severe injury with loss of bon...
The public transport system in Makkah transported more than 4.3 million pilgrims and worshippers between parking lots outside the city and the Grand Mosque, using 913 buses during the first week of Ramadan, according to a report published by the Higher Authority to Monitor the Transport of Pilgrims.“The pilgrims were transp...
The Ministry of Interior has issued a firm warning to a number of governorates in the country against approving fund-raising campaigns without prior approval of the bodies of jurisdiction, mainly the Ministry of Social Affairs.Sources said that the directive was issued following information that such campaigns are being org...
The Eastern Province Chamber of Commerce and Industry has praised the government for exempting certain small businesses from paying the expatriate levy of SR2,400 a year.Abdul Hakim bin Hamad Amar, chairman of the contractors committee and board member of the chamber, was referring to the June 23 decision by the Council of...
“The problem lies in our mind which is failing to comply with Islamic guidelines and we the Ummah at large, are divided into sectarian groups which is hurting the spirit and the very purpose of Islam,” said Dr. Rashid Shaz, a faculty member of India’s famous Aligarh Muslim University at an Iftar party organized by the Riyad...
Charity is the foundation of our religion, said Crown Prince Salman while laying the foundation stone for the construction of an endowment complex for the Riyadh-based Prince Salman Center for Disability Research. A formal ceremony was held at Prince Salman’s palace in Jeddah on Wednesday night, which was attended by severa...
The regional governors’ meeting held in Jeddah on Wednesday focused on achieving balanced and comprehensive growth across the Kingdom and improving welfare among citizens and residents, said Makkah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah.“This was an extension of the previous annual governors’ meetings and it discussed all issues...

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CLEVELAND: LeBron James is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers.The NBA’s bigge...

NOTTINGHAM, England: Joe Root and James Anderson fought back from an England col...

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LONDON: Global oil demand growth will accelerate next year as the world economy expands and will again be met by rising supplies from the United States and Canada, furthe...
A whopping sum of SR 526 billion is needed for the implementation of power generation, transmission and distribution projects, local media said quoting a report released by the Electricity and Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (ECRA).Based on a study on the estimated cost of electricity services during 1430-1441H, power gen...
LONDON: Two years ago Total's chief Christophe de Margerie launched a "high risk, high reward" oil exploration strategy, betting he could hit a bonanza, even though his rivals had failed to make big discoveries.But Total risks joining the industry trend of making only smaller and fewer finds, despite global investments in o...
ABU DHABI: A planned merger of the Dubai Financial Market and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) has been shelved for the foreseeable future as terms for the politically sensitive move could not be agreed, sources told Reuters.Having been mooted for a number of years, a merger of the DFM and the ADX seemed to take an i...
BEIJING: Chinese state media on Friday branded Apple Inc.'s iPhone a threat to national security because of the smartphone's ability to track and time-stamp user locations.A report by broadcaster CCTV criticized the iPhone's "Frequent Locations" function for allowing users to be tracked and information about them revealed."...
BOSTON: Microsoft Corp. said it has freed at least 4.7 million infected personal computers from control of cyber crooks in its most successful digital crime-busting operation, which interrupted service at an Internet-services firm last week.The world’s largest software maker has also identified at least another 4.7 million...
TOKYO: Japan’s labor shortage is nearing crisis in some key industries as it spreads from construction to services, curbing companies’ operations, pushing up wages and potentially crimping a tentative recovery in the world’s third-largest economy.Airlines, retailers, truckers and restaurant chains are being forced to rethin...
MUMBAI: Indian outsourcing giant Infosys has reported a better-than-expected 21 percent jump in quarterly net profit, after winning new deals from US clients.The Nasdaq-listed firm, hit by an exodus of staff and a loss of market share, said consolidated net profit climbed to 28.86 billion rupees ($481 million) in April-June...
Jubail Commercial Port has seen a 20 percent increase in the total weight of cargo transported via its port during the first half of 2014 with 5,075,054 tons compared to 4,244,648 tons during the same period in question.Captain Fahd bin Ahmed Al-Amer, director general of Jubail Commercial Port, said that the total tonnage o...
JEDDAH: Slowing corporate earnings growth in major Gulf economies is an issue for the region’s stock markets, which may have to get used to more modest rates of profit expansion in coming months.Over the past two years, corporate profits in the Gulf have risen as economies have recovered from the global financial crisis, wh...
The Saudi British Bank (SABB) has recorded a net profit of SR2.238 billion for the six months ended June 30 2014. This is an increase of SR285 million or 14.6 percent compared to SR1.953 billion for the same period in 2013. SABB recorded a net profit of SR1.157 billion for the three months ended June 30 2014, an increase of...
VIENNA: Global world oil demand is due to increase further next year thanks in part to resurgent growth in developed countries, OPEC said in its first forecast for 2015.The Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries, which pumps a third of the world’s crude, predicted demand would top 92.35 million barrels per day (mbpd...
PARIS: Aviation giant Boeing has raised its forecast for global aircraft demand, saying it expected 36,770 planes to be delivered over the next two decades in deals worth $5.2 trillion (3.8 trillion euros).The forecast is up 4.2 percent from Boeing's projection last year, with about a third of the total demand to come from...

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Mohammed Khalid Al-Otaibi, is a 23-year-old student surgeon who found his passion in art. His mother Huda Al-Otaibi, who is a classical painter, passed on her artistic skills to her son. His art happened to be of a different kind. They call it the "street art."
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Millions of Muslims across the world, especially in Arab countries, swear by the miswak as the ideal tooth cleanser, with no need for mouthwash, toothbrushes and visits to the dentist.
They also cite sayings from the Prophet, peace be upon him, who reportedly promoted its use for cleansing and purification on a daily basis, especially befor...

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Saudi fashion designer Hana Samman was inspired by the rich Moroccan culture when she designed her latest Ramadan and Eid collection. Her kaftan abayas aim to make her clients feel like Moroccan royalty. She also released her latest Spring and Summer 2014 collection using breathable fabrics and bright colors.
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Diriyah in the Saudi capital has the potential to become a key tourist destination following the completion of the renovation work on its historic mud houses and other buildings, according to sources.
“Diriyah is unique for its fascinating history. It is expected to ramp up tourism revenues once the renovations of the mud houses are complet...

FOOD & HEALTH »

A medical team at Asir general hospital successfully performed a leg-lengthening surgery.The team was headed by Dr. Ayed Al-Shahrani, an orthopedic surgeon. Doctors Marouf Ibrahim Zaki Alhfeza, Saleh Al-Ghamdi, and Thamer Yazidi, were able to perform surgery on a Yemeni patient who suffered a severe injury with loss of bones in the right leg and the inability to heal and walk.The patient was treated in Yemen and had four operation with no success. At Asir general hospital, an operation was performed to readjust and extend the leg by 11 cm utilizing the same leg bone. The procedure was performed using the Lazorrov technique with gradual adjustment whereby the foot returned to its normal...
DENVER: A Colorado man is infected with the rarest and most fatal form of plague, an airborne version that can be spread through coughing and sneezing.It is the first case of pneumonic plague seen in the state since 2004, said Jennifer House, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The man, who isn’t identified, may have been exposed in Adams County, which extends 70 miles east of Denver, health officials said in a statement. While House said the man has been hospitalized and treated, she wouldn’t release other details.“He’s on treatment long enough to not be transmissible,” House said in a telephone interview. He may have contracted the illness from his...
Muslims should eat smaller meals to gain the full benefit from fasting in Ramadan because this allows the body to clear out toxins and heal itself, according to a local doctor.Wisam Al-Dulaimi from Dallah Hospital said recently that Muslims should avoid eating large meals for iftar. “Scientific studies have proven that the body requires large amounts of energy to complete the digestion process after a large nutritious meal, which in turn directly affects the body’s energy needs for normal bodily functions.”“Studies have also confirmed that fasting directly distributes the energy generated by the body toward the elimination of toxins in the glands and nervous system.”Fasting enables the body...

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Millions of Muslims across the world, especially in Arab countries, swear by the miswak as the ideal tooth cleanser, with no need for mouthwash, toothbrushes and visits to the dentist.They also cite sayings from the Prophet, peace be upon him, who reportedly promoted its use for cleansing and purification on a daily basis, especially before prayers and during the holy month of Ramadan. The Prophet, peace be upon him, reportedly said: “Siwak cleanses the mouth and pleases Allah.” According to Islamic tradition, it is a sunnah to use a miswak. A Muslim can use it several times during the day,...
NASHVILLE, Tennessee: Garth Brooks is finally embracing digital music, but he’s doing it his own way.Brooks, one of the last holdout big-name musicians still refusing to put his music on iTunes, said Thursday he will make his back catalog of hits and his new music available for download, but only through his own website. He said the digital downloads of previous music would be available in a few weeks to tide fans over until a new album comes out later this year.The 52-year-old country star remains one of music’s top-selling artists, with 134 million albums sold, according to the Recording...

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