SANAA, Yemen: Al-Qaeda militants battled each other on Monday in a southern Yemeni city controlled by the group, in what appeared to be an internal power struggle that erupted after a senior militant was killed in a US drone strike.The clashes broke out in the southern city of Zinjibar late Sunday, leaving at least seven militants dead and another nine wounded, according to Yemeni officials. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.The rival factions are led by local commander known as Abu Anas Al-Sanani and another known as Ossan Baliedy, the brother of Jalal Baliedy, the leader who was killed along with three others in a drone strike on Thursday.The late Baliedy headed Al-Qaeda in Abyan province, of which Zinjibar is the capital, and was known for brutality, including the beheading of 16 soldiers in August 2014. He was believed t...
TABUK: An expatriate was executed in Tabuk region on Monday after he was convicted of the crime of d...
JUBA, South Sudan: At least 40,000 people are being starved to death in South Sudan war zones on the...
CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is facing criticism after a massive red carpet was laid over public roads for his motorcade during a trip to open a social housing project in a Cairo suburb.Images of the giant red carpet prompted a wave of ridicule on social media, with a hashtag mocking the carpet trending in Arabic. A local newspaper devoted much of its front page Monday to the incident.“How is the preside...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: The ruler of Dubai says authorities hope to privatize some government services in the oil-rich country.Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who also serves as the United Arab Emirates’ prime minister, made the comments on Twitter Monday night after appearing at the World Government Summit being hosted in his city-state. He also announced that some government ministries would be merged.The se...

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MADINAH: Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman launched a series of charity and developmental projects during his recent visit to Khaibar Province at costs exceeding SR100 million.They included municipal projects at Khaibar, Al-Salsah and Al-Ashash Municipalities at a cost of SR16 million, SR50 mill...
RIYADH: Saudi Arabian air defenses on Monday intercepted a Scud missile fired at Khamis Mushait city where a major airbase is located, the coalition fighting in Yemen said.The interception occurred “this morning at about three o’clock,” Brig. Gen. Ahmed Al-Assiri, spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition, told AFP.“They are st...
RIYADH: An explosion damaged several cars at a residential area in the national capital on Monday, but there were no injuries, police said.A spokesman for the Riyadh regional police told Saudi Press Agency (SPA) that security patrols received a tip from a citizen about the explosion at 8:40 a.m. at a neighborhood in Al-Aziz...
JEDDAH: Work on developing and modernizing the Kingdom’s 27 airports is ongoing and is expected to be completed within the next five years, according to Sulaiman Al-Hamdan, president of the General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA).“Our goal is that our airports should be in a position worthy of the Kingdom’s status, and...
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and Venezuela discussed on Sunday ways to stabilize the crude market. Petroleum and Mineral Resources Minister Ali Al-Naimi and Venezuelan Oil Minister Eulogio Del Pino discussed the latter’s recent talks with other crude producers and the results of those meetings that seek cooperation among suppliers...
JEDDAH: An inspector can neither enter any business establishment without using the official channels nor has the right to inquire about wages or salaries, the Ministry of Labor has said.In a post on its Twitter account, the ministry said an inspector cannot make random or individual visits, or make such visits outside the...
MADINAH: A member of the Senior Scholars Council, Dr. Abdullah Al-Manieh, has called for the establishment of women’s departments at the Islamic University in Madinah in line with other universities in the Kingdom.“The Muslim woman has had her own status and value since the Prophet Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) time. Ayesh...
RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Sunday called on other countries not to interfere in the Kingdom’s internal affairs. “We are keen to see security and peace prevail in our region. It is our right to defend ourselves without interfering in the affairs of others. We call on others not to interfere in o...
ABHA: Gov. Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, Asir region, ordered the formation of a working team in Bisha to address the status of the battered woman who recently shared her suffering on social networking sites.Mohammed bin Sabrah will head the team, which will include the police chief, the director of health affairs, direc...
MADINAH: Pilgrims spend the most beautiful moments in the Prophet’s Mosque, where they pray in Riyazul Jannah (garden from the gardens of paradise) and get to greet the Prophet, peace be upon him, said the Omani pilgrim, Ahmed Nasser. “Such deeds give immense comfort and contentment to the pilgrim visiting the Prophet’s Mos...
JEDDAH: The euphoria over the sudden resumption of call facility on WhatsApp in the Kingdom on Saturday was short-lived as the service was not widely available the following day. A large number of users of the popular messaging service, barring a few, said that the call facility was working no more on Sunday. The call facil...
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and South Korea are set to widen cooperation in the health care sector following a joint road show which underlined potential areas of cooperation and showcased world-class health facilities of that country. The event, titled “Korea-Saudi Health Care Cooperation Road Show,” also discussed ways and means...
RIYADH: The Saudi Green Building Forum (SBGF) believe that about fifty percent of the ongoing eco-friendly green building projects across the Kingdom are facing delays for not fulfilling criteria.Faisal Alfadl, secretary-general of the forum, on Saturday said: “The work is on at about 400 projects for green buildings across...

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ANKARA, Turkey: Turkey’s president lashed out at the United States a week after...

KIRKUK: The Iraqi Army is deploying thousands of soldiers to a northern base in...

ANKARA: Turkey and Germany agreed on Monday on a set of measures to deal with th...

CAIRO: Egypt’s interior minister Monday rejected charges of security forces invo...

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia and the US will push for an immediate cease-fire in Syr...

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PARIS: Europe’s medicines watchdog said Monday it had assembled an expert team t...

MUMBAI: Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative David Coleman Headley, one of the main c...

TAINAN, Taiwan: Four survivors were Monday pulled alive from the rubble of an ap...

JUBA, South Sudan: At least 40,000 people are being starved to death in South Su...

ISTANBUL: At least 35 migrants drowned in two accidents in the Aegean Sea on Mon...

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SANTA CLARA, California: A reborn Orange Crush might have sent Peyton Manning in...

SANTA CLARA, California: Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller was named...

SANTA CLARA, California: A pack of Denver Broncos had just chased a beleaguered...

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DOHA: Britain’s Mark Cavendish won the first stage of the Tour of Qatar on Monda...

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JEDDAH: Several major stock markets in the Middle East rose on Monday as local investors bought back shares, though blue-chip banks weighed on Abu Dhabi.Equity markets in...
RIYADH: Majid Al-Futtaim, a leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), has announced plans to develop two new landmark shopping malls in Riyadh, which will see a series of luxury international fashion brands, as well as unique entertainment and leisure experiences come...
NEW DELHI: India’s economy grew 7.3 percent in the third quarter of the financial year, official data showed, a slowdown from the previous quarter but beating analysts’ expectations.The year-on-year expansion in gross domestic product for the three months to end-December beat the 7.1 percent median estimate forecast by econ...
NEW YORK: Crude oil prices fell 2 percent on Monday as supply overhang concerns grew after a Saudi-Venezuela meeting on Sunday showed few signs of coordination to boost prices.Brent futures fell 68 cents to $33.38 a barrel, a 2 percent loss, by 10:36 a.m. EST (1536 GMT), paring a fall of as much as 3.3 percent earlier in th...
LONDON: The global economy is being hit by a slowdown in growth, large swings in exchange rates and tumbling commodity prices.These three factors are often portrayed as separate “shocks” but should really be seen as manifestations of the same maturing financial and economic cycle.The case for a single interconnected adjustm...
DUBAI: Air Arabia, the United Arab Emirates’ only publicly-listed airline, has reported its third consecutive quarterly profit drop, as fuel hedges taken out at higher oil prices continued to hurt results despite a jump in passenger numbers.It made a net profit of AED59 million ($16.1 million) in the three months to Dec. 31...
DUBAI: Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), one of the few Gulf aircraft leasing firms, expects to add 30-35 planes to its current portfolio of 97 with significant demand seen coming from Iran, the company’s CEO said.Iran, which has emerged from years of sanctions that prevented it from legitimately buying aircraft, agreed wit...
TEHRAN: French carmaker Peugeot is to provide Iran Khodro with 427 million euros in debt waivers, bonuses and discounts under their first post-sanctions deal, the Iranian manufacturer said.Iran Khodro signed a deal with Peugeot during President Hassan Rouhani’s trip to France last month to form a joint venture that is expec...
JEDDAH: Annual growth in the Saudi oil sector will remain positive in 2016 with average oil output expected to increase slightly, as the Kingdom continues to protect its share in the oil market, according to a report.The current period of low prices is set to remain throughout 2016 pulled down primarily by persistently high...
DUBAI: Emaar Malls, the shopping and retail arm mostly owned by Dubai’s Emaar Properties giant, said its annual profit surged 23 percent to $451 million in 2015, as rental income increased.Net profit reached AED1.66 billion ($451 million) in 2015, compared with AED1.35 billion the year before, said the company which owns Du...
 

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People are sitting in a little room watching some films; for many of the viewers what they are seeing is quite a revelation. The highly creative short videos show a picture of the Gulf from a thought-provoking, fantastical and often very funny perspective. A message that shines through from a film called Pixels is how prejudice is universal and...

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says the social media website’s stream of tweets will stay live and in real time, disputing a media report that a change was in the works.
Earlier this week, media sources reported that Twitter was going to introduce a timeline based on an algorithm rather than a real-time stream. The report upset some users, who cre...

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I love a beauty trend just as much as the next girl does, growing up playing with mom’s makeup and trying on her Chanel lipsticks can do that to a person, sorry mummy! The year 2015 came and went with beauty trends that were quite weird, a bit over the top, time consuming and sometimes downright stupid. Trends come and go, it’s an evolving indus...

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AL-UQAIR: The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH) has deposited SR600 million with local banks for the Al-Uqair Development Company in Al-Ahsa, SCTNH President Prince Sultan bin Salman has said.
“Saudi citizens have some equities in most investing companies contributing to the project, which is currently under study i...

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JEDDAH: The 10th Middle East Best of San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium opens in Jeddah on Saturday to identify the latest treatments and raise awareness about the affliction.Organized by the Ministry of National Guard and Ministry of Health, the two-day event will see the participation of over 400 doctors and specialists in oncology from local and global organizations.Breast cancer is considered the most common type of cancer among females. According to latest reports, 1,600 new cases are diagnosed on an annual basis in Saudi Arabia.More than 1 million cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year, with many dying, according to statistics from the World Health Organization. Specialists...
Your stressful and busy lifestyle leave you almost no time for indulging your skin. As you grow older, your skin gradually becomes thinner and finely wrinkled and eventually isn't the same baby-soft body glove you were born with. Oil-producing (sebaceous) glands become less active, leaving your skin dryer. The number of blood vessels in your skin reduces, your skin becomes fragile, and you lose your youthful glimmer and color.Unlike what most of people think that poor skin comes with age. Not true. We all know few people who look great for their age - without undergoing plastic surgery, Botox or medications. Chances are it is because of what's going on with their colon. When your colon...
JEDDAH: A new breast cancer treatment improves survival rates by an average 20 percent, with life expectancy lengthened by 29.9 months.This is according to Ahmed Al-Wabari, breast oncology consultant at King Fahd Specialist Hospital in Dammam, who outlined these results in a paper he presented at a medical forum in Alkhobar recently.The forum included 120 local and international doctors and specialists who discussed the latest studies on evidence-based treatments for patients with advanced breast cancer, which included the most dangerous, HER2.Shadi Al-Khayyat, consultant in oncology at King Abdulaziz University Hospital in Jeddah, said this new treatment targets the HER2 cancer cells...

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SANTA CLARA: Coldplay and Beyonce went both retro and inspirational on Sunday as they put on a colorful Super Bowl halft...
NEW YORK: Adele, who broke records with her song “Hello” and latest album “25,” was officially the biggest artist of 2015.Global music industry body IFPI said that the British ballad singer was the top-selling musical act last year based on worldwide sales of recordings.Adele achieved the feat for the full year even though she did not release “25” until Nov. 20 and declined to put the album on streaming sites, a rare move at a time when such on-demand services are growing rapidly.“25” — Adele’s third album which came more than four years after its predecessor — broke records for first-week...
BERLIN: Movies starring Colin Firth, Kirsten Dunst and Emma Thompson will vie for gold at the 66th Berlin film festival starting Thursday, with Meryl Streep as jury president and a spotlight on Europe’s refugee crisis.The 11-day event, Europe’s first major cinema showcase of the year, will start with a gala screening of “Hail, Caesar!” with US directors Joel and Ethan Coen and stars George Clooney, Channing Tatum and Tilda Swinton expected on the red carpet in the wintry German capital. The competition will kick off the following day, with 18 films from around the world gunning for the Golden...

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