JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia will confront those who try to undermine its security and stability with an iron fist, said Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior.Addressing citizens in Qatif, he said security forces have arrested most of the culprits behind Friday’s terror attack on the Imam Ali bin Abi Taleb Mosque in Al-Qadeeh village, in which 21 Saudis were killed.“The government has taken measures to ensure security in all parts of the Kingdom. Security forces will track down all perpetrators of the terror attack and bring them to justice,” the prince said.Prince Mohammed personally conveyed the condolences of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to the families of the terror attack victims.Prince Mohammad traveled to the Eastern Province on Tuesday and met the victims’ relatives in Qatif and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured people. The c...
JEDDAH: An officer was killed and three of his colleagues were injured by Houthi shelling on the Rej...
MELBOURNE: An Australian man was attacked as he defended three Muslim women after they were verbally...
MANAMA: Bahrain will begin cutting subsidies for goods and services to reduce state spending on its foreign population as low oil prices pressure its budget, a top official said.Bahraini citizens will receive cash payments from the state to offset price rise when subsidies are removed, said Minister of State for Information Affairs Isa bin Abdulrahman Al-Hammadi. Foreign citizens would not receive such payments.“The major...
ABHA: While many smokers say that they can’t quit and others complain of no will power, some admit to smoking because it is seen as fashionable. It seems that sheesha and cigarettes have become the latest fashion accessory at women’s gatherings where smoking is seen as necessary.Psychologists and sociologists say that the increasing number of women who smoke for perceived social prestige is alarming.An official at Naqa, a...

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DAMMAM: Saudi charitable organization Al-Birr, in partnership with Saudi Aramco, has approached 10 private companies to provide over 5,000 jobs and necessary incentives to the members of families in the Eastern Province (EP), according to their qualifications.Sameer Al-Ofaisan, secretary general of...
RIYADH: Over 130,000 Saudi contractors have shut shop because they cannot meet Saudization quotas, raising various concerns, including completion of projects.Dawud Al-Miqrin, a business development expert, has been quoted by a local publication as saying that these were the statistics for the construction industry.He also c...
RIYADH: Education Minister Azzam Al-Dakhil launched an initiative to encourage young people to take to entrepreneurship.The “Business Makers” initiative was launched in Jeddah through the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Endowment Fund of King Abdulaziz University.The plan would be taken to five other cities w...
JEDDAH: The bodies of three people have been found after a flash flood swept away their car in Sernan valley in the governorate of Adam.The Civil Defense in Makkah found the body of a man, 85, and his daughter, two, on Tuesday. The body of the man’s wife was found the previous day in their submerged car.Atiya Al-Ghamwi, his...
RIYADH: Two Saudi women died and a new case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) emerged in the Hofuf region, the Ministry of Health announced here on Tuesday.The dead were aged 68 and 77 years of age, while the new victim is a 71-year-old man from the same region. The number of MERS cases has reached 1,006 Since June...
JEDDAH: Experts in various fields from the US, Britain, France, Poland and other Gulf and Arab countries are scheduled to participate in the "Saudi Creative Week" from May 27 to June 3 here.Being held under the auspices of the Saudi National Creative Initiative (SNCI), the event will feature workshops with special focus on...
JEDDAH: Municipal councils must have two-thirds of their members elected at the polls taking place on Dec. 12, a local publication reported recently.The government had announced last year that municipal councils can have up to 30 members, depending on the area they serve. The Municipal and Rural Affairs Ministry has been em...
MAKKAH: The police in Makkah recently arrested a Pakistani citizen for allegedly blackmailing a university student living in Madinah.The man, who is in his 30s, had allegedly made contact with the woman on Twitter posing as a Saudi who wanted to marry. They exchanged phone numbers, pictures and love letters, according to a...
ABHA: Women have contrived several reasons to reject a man’s proposal. Being in a ‘wrong’ profession could well be one such reason that can shatter men’s dream of marrying their loved ones.Despite some women’s preference for good financial and social status, the husband-to-be’s choice of profession can be a deal-breaker.Sau...
JEDDAH: There are nearly 15,000 renal failure patients in the Kingdom and two-third of them undergo dialysis, said Dr. Mohammed Al-Aumi, supervisor of King Salman Kidney Center in Riyadh.Addressing a workshop organized by the Health Ministry for enhancing public awareness on kidney related diseases, he said renal failure ca...
JEDDAH: The numerous workshops located in Jeddah’s Kilo 8 district are like a powder keg. Fires and smoke are common occurrences for those living in the neighborhood and they have sought the help of authorities to solve the burning problem.The residents point a finger at the workers and technicians in the workshops who are...
RIYADH: Sri Lanka’s job agents have agreed to reduce the recruiting charges of housemaids from SR15000 to SR11,000 to sustain the Saudi market.Speaking to Arab News during his visit to the capital, Faizer Mackeen, president of Association of Licensed Foreign Agencies (ALFEA), said that the members of the association have re...
JEDDAH: King Saud Medical City allocated the phone number 0582181818 to receive complaints and suggestions from customers and other society members.Dr. Saleh Al-Tamimi, the general executive supervisor of the Medical City, said the new service, “Your voice reached us — Sawtaq Wasal” seeks to acquire the beneficiaries’ satis...

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BAGHDAD: Iraq on Tuesday announced the launch of a major military operation to d...

GAZA: Egyptian authorities opened the Rafah crossing on Tuesday, for the first t...

BEIRUT: Syria’s antiquities chief said on Tuesday the historic city of Palmyra h...

ISTANBUL: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday opened a new airport in a re...

TRIPOLI: Militias in Benghazi are trapping civilians in the strife-torn eastern...

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WANG KELIAN: Barbed wire and a human jawbone hinted at the brutality in suspecte...

BEIJING: A fire at a nursing home in central China left at least 38 people dead,...

NAIROBI: A Kenyan lawyer has offered US President Barack Obama 50 cows and other...

YANGON, Myanmar: An international gathering about the plight of Myanmar’s persec...

KARACHI: Seven militants who were plotting rocket, grenade and suicide attacks i...

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ZURICH: Latest developments following the launching of criminal proceedings agai...

ZURICH: FIFA president Sepp Blatter and its general secretary Jerome Valcke are...

APRICA, Italy: Alberto Contador put on a demonstration of his climbing skills on...

PARIS: Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal eased closer to a French Open quarterfina...

MANILA: Rookie teams KIA Motors and Blackwater played the rubber match of their...

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JEDDAH: The board of Saudi Arabia’s Almarai has approved a capital investment plan which will reach SR21 billion ($5.6 billion) in the next five years, it said.The Gulf’s...
WASHINGTON: A slowdown in smartphone sales in China is cooling the global market for the devices, research firm IDC said.The market tracker said global smartphone sales will see a rise of 11.3 percent in 2015, following robust growth in 2014 of 27.6 percent.IDC said the overall market is still moving forward thanks to growt...
NEW YORK: Oil prices fell 2 percent on Tuesday as the dollar’s sharp rally weighed on dollar-denominated crude oil futures along with concerns that a recent rally might keep US producers active.The US dollar index rallied as Greece’s financial crisis and signs of increasing opposition to austerity in Spain pressured the eur...
JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Capital Market Authority said it would raise the proportion of shares allocated to institutional investors in initial public offers as it aimed to reduce volatility in the market.The Kingdom’s stock market, set to open to qualified financial institutions on June 15, is dominated by retail investors in...
RIYADH: An awareness campaign to spread the culture of fair competition among businessmen and traders has been launched.The campaign, the Competition Council’s (CC) fourth, is particularly meant to enlighten the business sector about the most common irregularities of trade under the banner ‘violations of fair competition.’T...
JEDDAH: The benchmark Tadawul All-Share Index (TASI) finished Tuesday’s trading session with a handsome gain of 0.77 percent or 74.4 points to 9,801.4 levels.On an YTD basis, TASI registered a positive return of 17.62 percent.Large cap (+0.91 percent) remained prominent among market cap indices, the GulfBase said in its mar...
AMSTERDAM: In handing out lucrative public procurement contracts, Qatar is likely to favor countries whose airports grant take-off and landing slots to Qatar Airways, its CEO said.The remarks by Akbar Al-Baker, in Amsterdam to launch a new six-times-a-week route, may fan the protests of western carriers that Gulf competitor...
JEDDAH: McDermott International announced that it has been awarded a large brownfield contract by Saudi Aramco for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of 12 jackets for offshore oil and gas fields in Saudi waters. Work is scheduled for completion by the end of the first quarter of 2016 and wil...
LONDON: The first financial trader to face prosecution accused of rigging global benchmark interest rates went on trial in London on Tuesday, following a scandal that cost banking giants billions in fines.Britain’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) alleges that Tom Hayes was the ringleader of more than a dozen traders it says work...
DUBLIN: Ryanair trumpeted the success of its image makeover after soaring passenger numbers helped the Irish airline to post a 66 percent rise in full-year profit.The budget carrier, whose outspoken CEO Michael O’Leary softened his notoriously no-frills business model last year, said passenger numbers grew nearly three time...
MUMBAI: India’s largest carmaker Tata Motors reported a 56 percent slump in quarterly net profit due to weak earnings from its luxury British unit and sluggish domestic sales.Consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter which ended March 31 slumped to 17.17 billion rupees ($268.28 million) from 39.18 billion rupees during...
NEW DELHI: India’s central bank has room to cut interest rates further with inflation expected to remain under control in coming months, the country’s top economic adviser said.Arvind Subramanian said India’s adequate food stocks would help contain inflation even if the upcoming monsoon rains, which are vital for crops thro...
BEIJING: China’s yuan currency, which Washington has long alleged was manipulated, is “no longer undervalued,” the International Monetary Fund said.“Our assessment now is that the substantial real effective appreciation over the past year has brought the exchange rate to a level that is no longer undervalued,” the IMF said...
 

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We live in a modern world that is losing traces of its past bit by bit, it’s inevitable since it’s the normal evolutionary way of life. The world is progressing at a fast pace and we are engrossed in daily activities that can get us all wrapped up with the future of our endeavors and so the past is simply an illusion or a story being told by an...

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Internet.org claims to have made Internet available to over 800 million people in nine countries, including India, The Hindu reports.
Facebook has garnered 8 lakh (0.8 million) users in India for its Internet.org initiative that has been in the thick of the net neutrality controversy.
As part of the global initiative, Facebook had part...

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Summer season can be damaging to your skin and hair, but how about your fingernails? Sun, heat, and water can all cause damage to your digits.
Many women pay attention to only hair and skin to protect them from the damaging summer weather and neglect their nails. Summer is the season for exposed flip-flops and sandals; you would want to pa...

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Summer is the best time to visit Salzburg. July to be specific is when the weather and the activities really heat up. You should not miss the summer festival in the city, which is a mix of world-class opera and classic music, Mozart aficionados mixing with Sound of Music day-trippers.
Just outside the city limits, tourists should discover...

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If you are tired of eating Lebanese, Italian or even Chinese food and you have no desire for some fast food, the time has come for a real change so how about some Tex-Mex at Chili’s! Tex-Mex, incidentally, was one of the original spin-offs from Mexican cooking that has really strayed far from its roots. In other words, Mexican food and Tex-Mex are merely cousins in the culinary world. The term Tex-Mex first appeared in print in 1945.The arrival of large numbers of Mexican immigrants in Texas after 1950 prompted the opening of Mexican restaurants. This twentieth century phenomenon turned into a gourmet trend in the 1970s, a fad which has not abated and is still very much alive. People are...
JEDDAH: There are nearly 15,000 renal failure patients in the Kingdom and two-third of them undergo dialysis, said Dr. Mohammed Al-Aumi, supervisor of King Salman Kidney Center in Riyadh.Addressing a workshop organized by the Health Ministry for enhancing public awareness on kidney related diseases, he said renal failure cases are spreading all over the world.“More than 600 million people around the world currently suffer from kidney diseases and they account for 14.2 percent of global population,” Al-Aumi told participants.“It’s a silent disease that creeps into all parts of body and we’ll know its symptoms only after sometime,” he pointed out.Al-Aumi underscored the ministry’s efforts to...
Trying to lose weight can be frustrating, especially if you are giving it your best but the scales don’t show.Don’t let this discourage you. Instead take this opportunity to improve your lifestyle and change your eating habits for a healthier life.Dietitian Dr. Ghina Farouk sheds light on the most common diet mistakes people make and how to design an effective weight loss program.“If you are eating less and consuming healthy foods but you are not losing weight then there is a problem with your diet,” she said. “I highly recommend everyone to visit a dietitian and a nutritionist before making any change to their daily diet plans, whether they want to lose weight or gain weight,” she said.One...

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CANNES, France: Cannes’ red carpet can be as kind as it is cruel when it comes to fashion.For 12 days, major Hollywood a...
LOS ANGELES: After illegally bringing his two dogs to Australia, Johnny Depp could face up to 10 years behind bars.The actor, who is currently filming ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,’ landed himself in trouble earlier this month when he brought his two Yorkshire terriers to the country on his private jet. He failed to declare them and therefore broke the country’s quarantine laws.On 25 May, an Australian senate committee was told that if it goes to court, Depp could receive a sentence of up to 10 years in prison or a maximum fine of AU$340,000 (£172,000). The pilot could...
WASHINGTON: Las Vegas police have launched a homicide investigation into the death of B.B. King, a coroner’s office said Monday, after the daughters of the blues guitar legend reportedly accused his aides of poisoning him.King died aged 89 on May 14 in Las Vegas, where he lived while he kept up a gruelling schedule of tours that ended only last year. King suffered from Type II diabetes for the last two decades of his life.Two of his daughters — Karen Williams and Patty King — have alleged he was poisoned by his business manager Laverne Toney and his personal assistant, Eonline reported.“I...

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