MUMBAI : An American who helped survey targets for the deadly 2008 Mumbai attacks told a special Indian court Tuesday that Pakistan’s spy agency provides support to militants blamed for the atrocity, according to a prosecutor.David Headley, who was sentenced in 2013 by a Chicago court to 35 years in a US prison for his role in the attacks that killed 166 people, also said he worked for Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).“Today David Headley has given certain sensitive revelations,” Indian public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said outside Mumbai’s sessions court on Tuesday following the American’s testimony via video link.“Firstly he said that he was working for ISI... David Headley further confirmed that ISI and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) had a close nexus with each other,” Nikam told reporters.“I did ask him how he could say that... and he said ‘ISI provides financial and moral as well a...
RIYADH: Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has exhorted the youth to seek peaceful solutions to their...
WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia and the US will push for an immediate cease-fire in Syria at international...
BAD AIBLING, Germany: Eight people were killed when two trains collided head-on in southeast Germany on Tuesday, police said. About 150 people were injured, including 50 seriously.The collision took place on a single track and both trains derailed, said a police spokesman.The cause was unclear and police said that, alongside the rescue effort, investigations were starting into establishing what had happened.The crash betw...
RIYADH: The ministers at Monday’s Cabinet meeting lauded Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman’s stern message to other countries to desist from interfering in the internal affairs of the Kingdom.During his address to key delegates to the Janadriyah festival on Sunday, King Salman had affirmed the Kingdom’s keenness to maintain peace and security in the region. The meeting was chaired by the king. The Cabinet expr...

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RIYADH: Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar on Sunday called for conservation of water and electricity, even as the Water and Electricity minister said Saudi Arabia will need an investment of SR500 billion for power projects over the next 10 years to cope with rising demand. “Water and electricity...
RIYADH: The Eastern Mediterranean Office (EMRO) of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday announced that the region is considered a Zika virus-free zone.Dr. Alaa Alwan, the regional director of EMRO, said that it does not mean that Middle Eastern countries are not vulnerable to the mosquito-borne disease. “The presen...
AL-AHSA: Plans are afoot to turn the Al-Ahsa dates festival into an international event by adopting top standards in the manufacture, packaging and marketing of the product, Adel Al-Mulhim, the general supervisor of the festival, has said.Speaking during a press conference here on Saturday, Al-Mulhim pointed to the near com...
RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman briefed the Cabinet, on Monday, about the message he sent to the Kuwaiti emir and the messages he received from the Moroccan king and the Qatari emir.The king also spoke about the outcome of his meetings with the German foreign minister and the chairman of foreign affair...
JEDDAH: The Saudi Health Council is working to establish an electronic system to prevent manipulation of sick leave holidays.Dr. Yaqoob Al-Mazrouh, secretary-general of the council, disclosed this during a seminar on Sunday. He did not elaborate on how the new system will work to stop doctors from issuing unwarranted sick l...
RIYADH: Specialized Clinics Arabia (SCA) treated a total of 9,220 Syrians at the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan during the month of January 2016, according to Dr. Hamid Mufalana, SCA medical director.“Many of the patients were children who were given proper treatment in accordance with their health conditions,” the SCA medi...
JEDDAH: The Jeddah police have solved the mystery surrounding the thrashing of a man by another, the video clip of which had gone viral.It was a Herculean task for the police to search for the victim, who had not bothered to lodge any complaint. The infamous Zamzoom video clip, which showed an individual stepping on the fac...
JEDDAH: The Cutoms Department at Yanbu’s Prince Abdul Mohsen bin Abdul Aziz Airport recently foiled an attempt to smuggle 64,165 Captagon pills found hidden in four boxes.Saad Al-Buqami, director-general of Customs at the Airport, said: “During our customs procedures, hidden pills were found in four boxes inside a passenger...
RIYADH: A gang comprising two women and youth has been arrested for allegedly looting cash from pharmacies and snatching women’s handbags in malls.Col. Fawaz bin Jameel Al-Maiman, police media spokesman of the Riyadh region, said the arrests were made following a number of complaints by the victims.“All the suspects are Yem...
RIYADH: More than 200,000 people accused of various crimes were investigated by the Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution (BIPP) in the financial year of 1435-1436 A.H.Among the 218,000 who were investigated, around 30 percent or 65,000 were foreigners, local media reported on Sunday, quoting figures a report relea...
RIYADH: Thousands of Saudis have visited the German pavilion at the Janadriyah festival since it was opened by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman last week, in the presence of German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and German Ambassador Boris Ruge.Visitors included top personalities like Saudi Commission...
DAMMAM: The cold wave in many parts of the Kingdom over the last week caused a decline of between 30 percent and 50 percent in farm production. This decline in turn drove prices of agricultural products at wholesale markets up by 30 percent.Farmers said the cold wave and frost over the past few days exceed that of previous...
RIYADH: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry warned on Monday that heating devices should have a voltage of 220 volts with a capacity not exceeding 2,500 watts.The announcement was made when MCI inspectors seized more than 3,000 substandard heating devices displayed for sale in shops this winter.According to an official fr...

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

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MUMBAI : An American who helped survey targets for the deadly 2008 Mumbai attack...

ISLAMABAD: A special investigation team set up in Pakistan to probe a deadly as...

CHENNAI: Indian authorities say a falling object that killed a bus driver and in...

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...

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

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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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