A terrorist attack left six dead at a Mosque in Qadeeh in the Qatif governorate during Friday prayers, according to Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour Al-Turki.Developing story.
JEDDAH: The number of Haj pilgrims is expected to reach five million and Umrah pilgrims 30 million i...
RIYADH/SEOUL: South Korea on Thursday confirmed three cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome hav...
Brig. Gen. Mohammed Al-Aasemi, spokesman of the civil defense in Asir Region, said that at 6:30 Thursday evening, the civil defense received a call that military shells from inside neighboring Yemen fell on Al-Hisn village in Dhahran Al-Janoob province in Asir Region, killing a citizen and injuring three persons, a Saudi and two expatriates.The injured were rushed to hospitals, he added.
JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman arrived in Jeddah on Thursday for his first visit since ascending the throne on Jan. 23, where he would outline efforts to further develop the region and improve services for pilgrims.Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, adviser to the king, Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, and Madinah Gov. P...

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RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman inaugurated a number of medical projects of the National Guard, including King Abdullah Specialist Hospital for Children and King Abdullah International Center for Medical Research and Central Laboratory.The king was received at the King Abdul Az...
JEDDAH: Parents here have called on schools to provide some supervision for students after classes end, to protect them from reckless drivers out in the streets and prevent fighting.Mohammad Ismail, a parent of two students, said that the problem is mainly outside schools for boys because girls’ schools have supervisors. “E...
RIYADH: Egyptian tourism authorities have closed a restaurant in Cairo for one month as punishment for refusing to host a Saudi tourist and his family recently. The tourist was refused entry because he was wearing the Saudi dress, the thobe, and it led to a verbal argument between the tourist and his family on one side, and...
RIYADH: The police in Madinah have arrested large numbers of expatriates employed as security guards in the region, following similar operations in Riyadh.Maj. Gen. Abdul Hadi Al-Shahrani, police chief in the city, supervised the operations at markets, malls, private hospitals and various businesses. Col. Fahd Al-Ghannam, s...
JEDDAH: Saudi-led coalition planes struck several Houthi locations on Thursday that were being used to launch operations on civilians.Sources said the strikes covered areas in Taaz, including Cairo Castle, and positions in Dalie. The attacks come in the wake of Houthi chief Abdul Malik Al-Houthi rejecting decisions taken at...
RIYADH: Saudi tweets account for more than 47 percent of all Arabic content on Twitter, according to a recent study.“Twitter has made it big in Saudi Arabia, since Arabic was introduced onto the platform in 2012,” MVF Global said. With just 140 characters, MVF Global added, Twitter has become the largest real-time conversat...
RIYADH: Italy and Saudi Arabia enjoy excellent relations as the former marks its 69th national day on June 2, according to Italian Ambassador Mario Boffo.“Our ties go a long time back. Italy was among the first countries to establish ties with Saudi Arabia when it was established in 1932,” the Italian envoy told Arab News o...
JEDDAH: The Jeddah municipality has closed down several popular restaurants in Jeddah’s Aziziah district for not adhering to health and safety standards.According to expatriates who frequent these restaurants, inspectors shut down Kababish Restaurant, Mehran Restaurant and others for sometime for not keeping their kitchens...
RIYADH: Representatives from the business and diplomatic community were impressed by the gala event held recently to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Arab News.Bangladesh Ambassador Golam Moshi, who attended the event at the Riyadh Intercontinental Hotel on Monday, praised the newspaper for its organization of the gatherin...
RIYADH: It is un-Islamic for drivers to warn each other about Saher cameras if the purpose is simply to avoid a fine and then continue speeding.This is according to Sheikh Ali bin Abbas Al-Hakami, a member of the Council of Senior Scholars. He said that drivers are acting immorally if they warn each other by flashing their...
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RIYADH: The government guarantees freedom of expression and opposes discrimination, said Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Wednesday.“There is no difference between citizens or regions. All citizens are equal in rights and duties,” the king said while receiving Bandar Al-Aiban, president of the Human Rights C...
JEDDAH: Insurance companies must pay vehicle owners their dues after accidents within 15 days, said the Consumer Protection Association on Wednesday. “They may extend the period to another 15 days after informing the client,” the association tweeted. “In total, the payment should not be delayed more than 45 days after the s...

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BEIRUT: Islamic State militants tightened their grip on the historic city of Pal...

TEL AVIV: The Israeli government is worried the Obama administration will allow...

CANBERRA, Australia: Quietly — almost secretly — Zehra Duman morphed from privat...

CAIRO: The leader of Sinai Province, a militant group in Egypt with links to Isl...

STOCKHOLM: The uncle of a Palestinian girl beaten to death by his wife in April...

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WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama has described the loss of key Iraqi territ...

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s prime minister said Thursday he has ordered the navy an...

LONDON: Eight men charged in connection with an audacious jewellery heist in Lon...

MUMBAI: In a case of religious discrimination, a young MBA graduate was rejected...

SRINAGAR: Hundreds of government forces with automatic weapons patrolled the str...

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ATLANTA: Cleveland’s LeBron James, complemented by a sharp-shooting J.R. Smith,...

PARIS: World No. 6 Milos Raonic withdrew from the French Open on Thursday after...

LONDON: Ben Stokes provided the gloss and Joe Root the glue as England recovered...

RIYADH: Day 3 of the Interbank Basketball League of Riyadh (IBLR) had Banque Sau...

MILAN: Spain’s Alberto Contador reinforced his bid for overall victory at the Gi...

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RIYADH: A planned portfolio of 20 hotels and 6 residential complexes in Saudi Arabia over the next seven years with SR1.5 billion investments will definitely enhance Dur...
HONG KONG: China’s Hanergy Thin Film Power Group is under investigation by Hong Kong’s market watchdog, a source told Reuters just hours after the company lost half its market value of nearly $40 billion in 24 minutes on Wednesday.Trade in the stock was suspended after the plunge, which left analysts just as puzzled about t...
LONDON: European aerospace giant Airbus has weighed into a debate about Britain’s future in Europe, warning of job losses and “huge” economic risks if the country votes to leave the European Union in a referendum to be held by 2017.A decision to quit the EU would raise doubts about Airbus’s long-term future investments in t...
HONG KONG: China’s Lenovo said Thursday revenue rose 20 percent in its past fiscal year, helped by its purchase of Motorola, but net profit growth slowed to just one percent.The world’s biggest personal computer maker, which is diversifying into the smartphone market, said revenue reached $46.30 billion for the year ending...
PARIS: Petroleum and Mineral Resources Minister Ali Al-Naimi said on Thursday the Kingdom envisaged the fact that fossil fuels could become unnecessary before the middle of the century and was investing in renewable energy for that reason.“In Saudi Arabia, we recognize that eventually, one of these days, we are not going to...
NEW YORK: Oil prices jumped almost 3 percent, giving Brent its biggest rally in more than a week, as draws reported in the Cushing delivery point for US crude futures boosted optimism that a supply glut was easing.US crude was up $1.70, or 2.9 percent, to $60.68 a barrel by 11:54 a.m. EDT (1554 GMT).Brent oil, the more impo...
LONDON: Royal Dutch Shell Chief Executive Ben van Beurden has slammed as a “red herring” calls for investors to divest from energy companies as part of the fight against climate change.Van Beurden singled out the “Keep it in the Ground” campaign led by British newspaper The Guardian that aims at keeping charitable funds fro...
PARIS: The gap between the rich and poor in most of the world’s advanced economies is at record levels, according to an OECD study that also found glaring differences between men and women.In most of the 34 countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development the income gap is at its highest level in three...
LONDON: The sharp fall in the euro over the past year appears to be paying dividends by helping the euro zone deal with one of its major economic problems — unemployment.A closely-watched survey found employers in the 19-country single currency zone hiring staff in May at the fastest rate in four years and credited the impr...
JEDDAH: Islamic Development Bank has declared Professor Seif el-Din Ibrahim Tag el-Din from Sudan as the winner of the IDB Prize in Islamic Economics for the year 2015 in recognition of the important role he played in advancing the cause of Islamic economics. The prize will be awarded during the 40th IDB Board of governors...
LONDON: British retail sales surged in April as consumers took advantage of falling prices and unusually warm weather encouraged shoppers to buy new clothes.Thursday’s strong official data suggest a slowdown in the economy seen at the start of the year may prove short-lived.Retail sales volumes rose by a stronger-than-expec...
JEDDAH: Saudi Arabian mutual fund industry maintains the largest position in Middle East North Africa (MENA) region in terms of asset under management. The industry has shown a remarkable growth of assets under management over the past couple of years.But the number of subscriber by ending first quarter 2015 is reduced to 2...
JEDDAH: Key contributors to Jordan’s growth are expected to be stronger construction activity and mining exports as well as higher government investment, according to a study. QNB Group has published its Jordan Economic Insight 2015. The report examines how the Jordanian economy continues to recover, despite a difficult reg...
 

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NEW YORK: A vibrant, multi-hued painting from Pablo Picasso set a world record for artwork at auction, selling for $179.4 million on Monday night, and a sculpture by Alberto Giacometti set a record for most expensive sculpture, at $141.3 million.
Picasso’s “Women of Algiers (Version O)” and Giacometti’s life-size “Pointing Man” were among d...

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RIYADH: Saudi tweets account for more than 47 percent of all Arabic content on Twitter, according to a recent study.
“Twitter has made it big in Saudi Arabia, since Arabic was introduced onto the platform in 2012,” MVF Global said.
With just 140 characters, MVF Global added, Twitter has become the largest real-time conversation ever c...

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Henna has been culturally used by men and women for over 6,000 years to dye hair, nails and skin.
In ancient Egypt, Cleopatra and Nefertiti were known to have used it to color their hair and as decorative body art patterns. It was also commonly used for many centuries in India, the Middle East and Africa. Commercially packaged henna, inten...

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Ever watched “The Lion King” and wished you would explore the savannahs where Simba was born and the lush jungle where he found Timon and Pumba? Of course you have, I mean who wouldn’t want to watch lions, elephants, zebras, flamingos and so many others thrive in their habitats? The continent of Africa is diverse, it’s intense, it’s wild and bea...

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They say there is nothing a cupcake can’t fix. That seems to be the mantra of home bakers Marzan and Rubina Ahmed. The husband and wife duo in Alkhobar have been doling out their sweet treats for family and friends for quite a while.While Rubina has always had a flair for baking, Marzan discovered his talent when he once baked with his niece who was about five at that time (she’s now 12). “When we got married last summer we decided to have cupcakes at the engagement that we decorated ourselves according to the theme. When we got married Rubina joined me in Saudi Arabia and after teaming up for my cousin’s engagement, ‘baked by rubynmarz’ was established,” Marzan said, referring to the home...
In Part 7, I wrote about the benefits and healing properties of coconut oil on skin health and problems like acne, eczema, psoriasis, insect bites and superficial wounds and burns. Now, I shall talk about other aspects of this healthy oil.Virgin coconut oil’s medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) have different healing actions on many areas of the body. We saw how it produces powerful ketogenic effects on the brain cells (neurons). Ketones improve and could reverse once thought to be hopeless conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and other disorders such as Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis (MS), personality disorders. VCO also enhances cognitive skills as was shown in recent studies done by Dr....
An expert has expressed serious concern at the increasing number of youngsters, particularly schoolchildren, getting addicted to smoking, and has urged the authorities to raise the prices of cigarettes.Professor Mohammad bin Jabir Yamani, chairman of Naqaa society, said: “The percentage of smokers among young people varies from 13 to 15 percent. The number is rising among school-aged children also.” He said that the society has treated around 10,000 smokers, of which 60 percent completely gave up smoking.Yamani said female smokers in the Kingdom form less than 6 percent, and hoped that the number is on the decrease. The society is working to decrease the number of smokers through targeting...

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NEW YORK: Hollywood stars Steve Martin and Tina Fey, comedians Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld and a host of US presidents...
Guess who is basking in the success of a recent release? Yes it’s the ‘Happy New Year’ girl in her portrayal as ‘Piku’. After the film raked in praises so pleased was Deepika Padukone that she urged the architect of the film, Shoojit Sircar to plan ‘Piku’ part 2, according to the buzz. Of course it was done in a casual way. But, reality is that many fans of ‘Piku’ would want Sircar only to make the sequel, if at all. And you might remember reading that two scenes had to be edited. This was something that Shoojit regretted. Considering the fact that people are totally enamored with this story...
UNITED NATIONS: Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Akon says being a successful entertainer has given him a platform to pursue his dream of helping Africa grow and prosper.The performer, songwriter and producer was born in the US of Senegalese parents and reared in both countries. He started an initiative called “Akon Lighting Africa” two years ago with a goal of bringing electricity to a million homes by the end of 2014. He told a UN news conference Wednesday on promoting clean energy that the initiative not only achieved that but has spread to 14 African countries.Akon, born Aliaune Thiam,...

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