The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman chaired the Cabinet's session at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday afternoon.At the outset of the session, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques briefed the Cabinet on the results of his talks, meetings, consultations, messages and communications held with the leaders of brotherly and friendly countries, during which they reviewed the bilateral relations and the overall situations at the regional and international arenas, and in which various countries have expressed their support for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the Decisive Storm Operation and their readiness to provide all kinds of support that the Kingdom may need whenever it is requested.The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques expressed in this context his thanks and appreciation to the countries participating in the Decisive Storm Operation and countries supporting this operatio...
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Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Asiri has accused Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah of...
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will send troops to Saudi Arabia to join the coalition fighting Yemeni Houthi rebels, a senior government official said on Monday, joining several Gulf states, Sudan, Egypt and Morocco.Largely Sunni Muslim Pakistan, a regional ally of Saudi Arabia, would join a Saudi-led military coalition conducting air strikes against Shiite Houthi forces.The air strikes are targeting the rebels’ southward advance on...
ADEN: Iran-allied Houthi militiamen pushed into the northeastern outskirts of the Yemeni port city of Aden on Monday amid heavy clashes with loyalists of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi apparently backed by Saudi-led air strikes.Witnesses heard loud explosions and saw a thick column of black smoke and a jet flying overhead. Hadi’s supporters earlier said artillery and rocket fire hit the approaches to the city after the...

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Young Saudi men in Jazan are expressing their love, support and full approval for the Kingdom’s “Operation Decisive Storm” against the Houthi coup in Yemen by attaching posters and stickers to their cars depicting images of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman in order to show their pride i...
Vehicular accidents caused by animals is growing phenomenon, particularly in Saudi Arabia, as the Kingdom registers hundreds of accidents caused by camels each year, resulting in the loss of countless lives, as well as propery worth millions of riyals. The Ministry of Transport spends billions of riyals trying to curb this...
Following a telephone conversation between Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and French President Francois Hollande on Friday, the French Embassy in Riyadh reiterated its strong support for Operation Decisive Storm led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to flush out the Houthi militants from Yemen.King Salman thanke...
The UAE Cabinet on Sunday praised Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman for building an international coalition and leading the fight against Houthi terrorists in Yemen. The Cabinet expressed full confidence in ‘Operation Decisive Storm’ and said the goal to protect Yemen’s integrity and security will be achieved.Th...
Saudi-led coalition, that intensified aerial attacks on Houthis’ hideouts Sunday, has taken complete control of the Yemeni airspace after four days of airstrikes, said Brig. Gen. Ahmad Al-Assiri, a consultant at the office of defense minister. “No plane from any country including Iran carrying military supplies has landed i...
Foreign Affairs Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal will attend a meeting of the consultative committee of the Shoura council in Riyadh on Tuesday.The 26th regular session of the Shoura Council will be chaired by its president, Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh.The members of the foreign affairs and health committee of the council will al...
Top Saudi officials and academics on Sunday rallied behind the government for its action in Yemen, saying that helping the victims of oppression is a religious duty.“That is the very principle of Islam toward Muslims who have their rights when they are in dire need of help for being oppressed,” Saudi Justice Minister Dr. Wa...
Many Saudi and international Twitter users have shared their thoughts on the social media site through #Asifat Al-Hazm, ‘Decisive Storm’ in Arabic.This operation is led by Saudi Arabia and aims to deter Houthis, who have rebelled in Yemen and taken over the capital, Sanaa. Some journalists said the Iranian media has gone in...
Dust and heavy gusts of wind swept Jeddah and surrounding areas on Sunday, leaving the city with poor visibility for most of the day.The unexpected weather phenomenon caused low visibility on roads in general and on the Haramain Expressway in particular, though weather had been normal in the early morning. From 10 a.m. hove...
A police man was injured during an operation by security forces to arrest an infiltrator. Al-Jouf district police arrested the armed man who attempted to illegally enter the Jordanian territories through the Saudi borders. Before the arrest, the policemen exchanged fire with the man, leaving one security man lightly injured...
Two Saudi researchers have suggested in a study monitoring social media websites to follow up on suspicious behavior that can affect citizens directly or indirectly. The study, conducted on a sample of citizens in the Northern Borders Province, stated that these websites can be used to shake the security of the nation and f...
More pilgrims flock to Madinah to receive blessings after their spiritual journey started with Umrah at Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah. The Prophet’s Mosque is one of the first destinations Madinah visitors seek to pay their salutations upon the Prophet (peace be upon him).Arab News followed some pilgrims in Madinah and listened...
The Uruguayan-Saudi air travel agreement proposed during the International Civil Aviation Conference in Jeddah nearly two years ago is expected to be signed in the coming weeks by the two countries.“If and when the air travel accord is signed, cooperation between the two countries in various sectors will be stepped up,” Uru...

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KUWAIT CITY: A UN envoy warned Monday of a “horrifying” humanitarian situation b...

TEHRAN: Two Iranian Revolutionary Guardsmen were killed by a US drone in the Ira...

LAUSANNE: Foreign ministers from major powers raced against the clock Monday on...

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday evacuated more than 500 of its citizens from Yemen...

BAGHDAD: A pair of car bombings in a Baghdad suburb on Monday killed at least 11...

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SRINAGAR: Landslides buried at least 15 people in Indian Kashmir on Monday as hu...

PATNA: A bus driver lost control of his vehicle on a sharp curve on a mountain r...

MANILA: A monthlong Philippine offensive against hard-line rebels ended Monday a...

KATMANDU: A wild rhino rampaged through a town in central Nepal on Monday, killi...

SYDNEY: A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea Mond...

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MIAMI: Fernando Verdasco upset second seed Rafael Nadal 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 Sunday in...

PHOENIX: Russell Westbrook had 33 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as the...

JEDDAH: Officials in Saudi Arabia have announced Rally Jeddah 2015, a three-day...

SEPANG, Malaysia: An ebullient Sebastian Vettel spoke at length about the import...

SAN ANTONIO: Jimmy Walker made himself right at home on the Texas Open leaderboa...

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Saudi Arabia stepped up its engagement with the global investor community on Monday with the visit to Dubai and keynote address of Prince Saud bin Khalid Al-Faisal, deput...
DUBAI: Most Middle East stock markets edged up on Monday, but banks and petrochemicals dragged down Saudi Arabia because of concern about regulatory intervention and weak oil prices.Oil continued to drop as Iran and six world powers tried to reach a deal that could add oil to the market if sanctions against Tehran are lifte...
The 8th edition of Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market (STTIM 2015) formally began on Monday with experts at technical sessions brainstorming on investment opportunities, strategies and aspirations for a new era of comprehensive development in the tourism sector of the Kingdom.Earlier, the opening ceremony scheduled...
The investment management industry in Saudi Arabia is still in the early stages of development but is growing rapidly, says a major investment management firm’s top executive. “In the future, an increasing level of local equity assets will be managed by professional money managers, whereas at present less than two percent o...
DUBAI: Passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport, which overtook London's Heathrow last year as the world's busiest airport for international passenger business, rose 5.3 percent in February, the airport's operator said on Monday.Passenger numbers climbed to 5.97 million in February from 5.68 million a year earlier,...
KARACHI: Pakistan’s main stock index plunged more than four percent before rallying slightly in late trade, with analysts pointing to a selling spree by foreign investors.The benchmark Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) index of 100 shares tumbled 1,252 points to 28,706, a drop of 4.18 percent — one of the largest falls in a sing...
SHANGHAI: China's central bank on Monday lowered minimum downpayment levels on second homes nationwide, scrapping a key policy originally aimed at controlling housing prices as it seeks to boost the economy.The People's Bank of China (PBoC), the central bank, said the minimum deposit for individuals buying additional housin...
MOSCOW: It's been a torrid time of late for the Russian economy as the fallout from Ukraine and tumbling oil prices have plunged the country into financial crisis.But an unexpected recent rebound by the ruble has partially reversed months of pain for the nosediving national currency and fired hope among harried officials in...
DUBAI: The UAE is at an advanced stage of drafting a foreign investment law to allow 100 percent foreign ownership of businesses in some sectors, the country’s economy minister said at a conference.Sultan bin Saeed Al-Mansouri also revealed new foreign direct investment into country rose 25 percent to $13 billion in 2014.He...
Saudi Aramco has signed a new $10 billion credit deal with 27 financial institutions, it said on Monday, replacing an existing $4 billion agreement, which was signed in 2010.The new standby revolving credit facilities agreement is divided into dollars and Saudi riyals tranches, the company said in a statement.The following...
The Kingdom’s stock exchange jumped the most in six weeks, leading a rally in Arab equity markets, after Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman pledged to restore stability in Yemen.“The market has reacted positively to the swift and decisive Saudi-led airstrikes against Houthi military targets in Yemen,” Basil Al-Gh...
More than 120 local and international companies are showcasing their expertise in building, construction and heavy equipment at BUILDEX 2015.BUILDEX 2015 — the 17th edition of the Saudi international building and construction exhibition — is being held with the participation of more than 120 local and international exhibito...
Net profits of the Saudi banks reached SR7.1 billion in a two-month period (January-February 2015) and expected to register record levels by the end of the year, according to a financial report.In 2014, profits of the Saudi banks registered the highest record in the history of banking sector in the Kingdom, which reached SR...

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DUBAI: The Middle East’s first three-dimensional pavement art festival, starring works by international artists that appear to rise from the ground, kicked off this week in Dubai, its organizers said.
The Dubai Canvas Festival features 3-D artworks in chalk or paint, many of them depicting eye-catching images of the Emirati city.
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BE it the real life or in the cyberspace, Arab remained busy this last weekend. The military operation “Decisive Storm” led by Saudi Arabia to fight the Houthi rebels in Yemen, kept them hooked to their phones and the Internet to follow the latest developments. In the days of social media, even wars are consumed differently.
Personally, I l...

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Caroline Seikaly is an American-Lebanese designer with French roots. She grew up in the United States and studied fashion design at the Rhode Island School of Design and while she was there, she also had the opportunity to collaborate with Isaac Mizrahi in New York.
After graduation, Seikaly moved to Paris to gain experience in Haute Coutu...

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The first integrated tourist center in Jeddah was recently inaugurated under the patronage of Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed by the director general of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities in Makkah, Abdullah Al-Omari.
During the opening event, thousands of visitors were present, along with businessmen, businesswomen, nota...

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CHICAGO: An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away. That's according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples.The findings don't mean apples aren't good for you but they do underscore that it takes more than just one kind of food to make a healthy diet and avoid illness.About one-third of the adults studied said they had no more than one doctor visit in the previous year; the remainder reported at least two visits. A preliminary analysis found apple eaters had slightly fewer visits than apple avoiders — those who ate less than one daily or no apples. But that difference disappeared when the...
Only half a century ago, very few people knew what a coconut was, let alone knowing the taste of its fresh water or its white fruit, the fatty meaty pulp. Very few homes had coconut trees in Jeddah. Only the owners of the trees knew the value of this giving tree and its fruit. However, coconut oil was always found at the attar (local herb and spice store, once considered a pharmacist or healer). Women applied the oil to their hair before washing it to give it shine, moisture, and smoothness. It also nourished the scalp and made hair less rough and more manageable. I remember as a child, being subjected to this weekly ritual before swimming on Fridays to protect the hair strands from the sun...
Mobile clinics of the Tobacco Control Program (TCP) at the Ministry of Health have played a key role in helping some 2,296 male and female smokers to give up smoking.Some 9,710 smokers visited mobile clinics, of which 8,575, or 88.3 percent, were female smokers, and the remaining 11.7 percent, or 1,135 were male smokers, said Dr. Ali Al-Wadie, the TCP general supervisor.On the reasons behind smoking, 68 percent claim peer pressure, 37 percent was attributed to imitation, while tension was the third major reason for smoking at 11 percent.On the reasons that motivated smokers to quit smoking, health concerns topped other reasons at 59 percent, followed by religious factors (14 percent) and...

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LOS ANGELES: The iHeartRadio Music Awards should be called the iHeartTaylorSwift Awards.The pop singer cleaned house at...
LOS ANGELES: Animated children’s flick “Home,” about an unpopular space alien forced to flee his own kind, took up residence over the weekend at the top of the North American box office, estimates showed Sunday.The computer-generated movie, featuring Jim Parsons as the voice of “Oh” the extraterrestrial and Rihanna as his Earthling friend, landed $54 million in its first weekend out, box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations reported.Trailing by $20 million, comedy “Get Hard,” about a prison-bound white executive (Will Ferrell) who hires a black car washer (Kevin Hart) for lessons on surviving...
MUMBAI: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who recently attended a wedding in Goa, seems to be fascinated by the concept of marriages and took to Twitter to quip about his desire to write a book on it.Taking to Twitter, Big B wrote, “Weddings are an institution by themselves. In Goa for Bengali family wedding .. I need to write a book on this ! Such fun !!!“Bachchan, who was last seen in ‘Shamitabh’, will be next seen in ‘Piku’ and ‘Wazir’.He is one of the most popular celebrities followed on Twitter and has amassed 14 million followers on the social networking platform.

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