BEIRUT: At least 100 jihadists from the Islamic State group have been killed in three days of fighting for the strategic Syrian border town of Kobani, a monitor said on Saturday.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the deaths brought the total number of IS fighters killed in the ground battle for Kobani to 576 since clashes there began on September 16.“Over the last three days, at least 100 members of the Islamic State and its religious police have been killed... in Kobani and its surroundings,” the Britain-based group said.It said the IS members had come from Aleppo and Raqa provinces to take part in the battle for the town, which is being defended by members of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG.The group also said 15 YPG fighters had been killed in clashes in Kobani on Friday, and another 11 jihadists died in air strikes by a US-led coalition in both Kobani and Raqa...
The Riyadh governorate is set to launch an awareness program on the dangers of the Middle East Respi...
WATERLOO: A 25-year-old Saudi national studying at the US University of Northern Iowa has been sente...
MURSITPINAR, Turkey: Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepared Saturday to battle Islamic State group militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, just hours after they arrived in a town that’s become a focal point in the battle against the extremists.The force brought in badly needed heavy weapons including artillery, heavy machine guns and anti-tank missiles, material that could tip the balance of power in favor of the embatt...
Saudi Arabia and heavyweight Gulf oil producers are showing no sign of deliberately cutting exports to address oversupply and support prices that slipped to a four-year low below $83 a barrel last month, according to a survey. Sources in the Reuters survey said that the shutdown of the Khafji oilfield, jointly run by Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, slightly curbed Kuwaiti output but has not affected Saudi production as the Kingd...

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Saudi Arabia plans to forge world-class institutions with the aim of training Saudi youth to develop and maintain museums, said Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA). Prince Sultan’s statement came after he signed a memorandum of understanding...
Social networking sites are replete with news of accidents involving Saudi scholarship students in America including instances of murders, harassment and break-ins.Take the case of Raed Al-Baqshi, 28, who was found dead in his bed. Al-Baqshi had been studying electrical engineering at Michigan State University for the last...
A delegation of 22 rail and metro companies from the UK visited Riyadh and Jeddah to present the quality of historical UK rail and metro projects. The visit was part of a weeklong program to introduce opportunities for cooperation between British companies and their Saudi counterparts.Momdouh M. Tarabishi, CEO of the public...
Justice Minister Muhammad Al-Isa met with the president of the National Courts in Seoul on Friday to discuss the judicial systems of the two countries.During the meeting Al-Isa stressed the pivotal role played by the King Abdullah project for developing, reforming and modernizing the judiciary in the Kingdom.“The Kingdom’s...
The Ministry of Health has fined 11 Saudi nurses at the King Faisal Hospital in Taif a total of SR205,000 following investigations by special committees which revealed their negligence in carrying out their duties with patients.The nurses were each fined varying amounts, ranging from SR10,000 to SR50,000, said the spokesman...
An analysis by the Aleqtesdiah newspaper has revealed that the government allocated around SR528 billion for social services during the past five years which, with last year's allocations, takes the total value to SR708 billion. Social services included in the report were focused on the Health Ministry, the Red Crescent, Mi...
Inspectors from the Ministry of Labor carried out inspections of 140 shops selling women's clothes and accessories on Wednesday during visits to several commercial complexes in Riyadh.While six shops were charged with serious violations, 27 businesses were warned that all services of the ministry would be denied to them if...
The Riyadh Education Department has now applied a semester system to 248 secondary schools (both boys and girls) in Riyadh with the exception of the syllabus-based schools, according to the supervisor at the planning unit of Riyadh Education, Faiza Saif Al-Sharif.Earlier, a group of female educational supervisors held a mee...
Economic studies confirm that the issue of women living in poverty is the result of increase in rates of illiteracy and poor education as well as a lack of employment opportunities.Business writer Abdullah Al-Maghlouth says that women’s poverty directly proportional to the spread of illiteracy, poor education, lack of emplo...
Archaeological experts from Poland will work in close coordination with local archaeologists to further develop mechanisms for research in archaeological survey and excavation.The supreme tourism body, the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), signed an agreement of joint scientific cooperation with the Unive...
Authorities at the Eastern Province municipality have put up health warnings on energy drink refrigerators across the region’s stores, sources revealed.The move comes in line with a recent Council of Minister decree curbing the existence of the product, which has been proven to have considerable effects on health.Muhammad A...
The Riyadh Police arrested 497 illegal workers, including 12 wanted men, in five districts during the weekend in the capital.Security authorities went on an inspection to apprehend illegal workers in five districts, including Manfouha, Malaqa, Shemeisi, Sulay and Masif upon directives issued by Riyadh Gov. Prince Turki Bin...
Saudi Arabia would soon send its first ambassador to Peru, according to the South American country’s ambassador in Riyadh.Eduardo Martinetti, Peru’s first envoy in the Kingdom, said this was an important step in the relations of the two nations.Martinetti was speaking on Thursday at the celebrations of his country’s 193rd N...

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MURSITPINAR, Turkey: Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepared Saturday to battle Islami...

SURUC, Turkey: US-led airstrikes hit Islamic State positions around the Syrian b...

ADEN: Yemen’s Shiite rebels, who are in control of the capital, gave the preside...

BENGHAZI: Libyan Army special forces have seized back four barracks from armed m...

JERUSALEM: Muslim men over 50 prayed at the Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City...

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LOS ANGELES: A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson...

BEIJING: Afghanistan’s new president invited the Taleban to join in a peace proc...

PESHAWAR: More than 150,000 people have fled from northwest Pakistan’s lawless t...

FORT KENT: A nurse who defied an Ebola quarantine in the state of Maine after tr...

MOGADISHU: Somali pirates have freed seven Indian sailors detained for close to...

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CLEVELAND: LeBron James struggled from the start in his first game for Cleveland...

MANILA: With its foot on the gas all night long, Alaska made its true strength r...

SHANGHAI: Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium is among the longest hitters in golf. Whe...

KUALA LUMPUR: Billy Hurley III made six birdies on his front nine en route to a...

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SEOUL: Mohamed Al-Jasser, minister of economy and planning, said South Korea will be one of the countries to be invited to the Kingdom if Saudi Arabia pursues a project t...
One of the milestones in the development of trade relations between Saudi Arabia and the Czech Republic will be the upcoming Czech-Saudi business forum being held on Nov. 5 at the Zofín in Prague.The Prague-based company, Shobokshi Investment which, among other things, provides services in the field of foreign trade, is org...
TOKYO: Japan’s central bank surprised the financial world and pleased investors Friday by intensifying its purchases of government bonds and other assets to try to revive a chronically anemic economy.The Bank of Japan’s move to pump trillions more yen into the financial system is intended to stimulate spending in the world’...
DUBAI: Jeddah-based Islamic investment firm SEDCO Capital plans to arrange a club investment of up to $300 million in European real estate, and will soon distribute its Luxembourg fund range via two European investment firms, its chief executive said.SEDCO Capital, a fully owned subsidiary of SEDCO Holding, already distribu...
NEW YORK/LONDON: Gold and silver slumped to their lowest since 2010 on Friday as the dollar surged against the yen and other major currencies after the Bank of Japan shocked global financial markets by expanding its massive stimulus spending.Spot gold broke below $1,180 an ounce, a level bullion had held twice during its la...
NEW YORK: US stocks rose sharply on Friday, with the Dow hitting an intraday record high as the Bank of Japan significantly ramped up its stimulus program, just days after the Federal Reserve wound down its years-long package of incentives.The S&P 500 came within 0.1 percent of its record high, after the December e-mini...
LONDON: Whirlpool’s $1,699 “smart” washing machine boasts Wi-Fi and a colored control screen, can be started from an iPhone app, and will text or e-mail you when your clothes are ready to dry — preferably, from Whirlpool’s point of view, in its $1,699 “smart” dryer. But if you’re wondering who would want to buy an Internet-...
LONDON: Gasoline prices in all parts of the US are tied to Brent rather than the domestic crude oil benchmark WTI, according to a detailed study published on Thursday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).The EIA study removes the last principled objection to lifting the ban on US crude oil exports — namely that it...
SEATTLE: Microsoft has unveiled an activity-tracking wristband and related Internet-based service that can track and analyze health, fitness and sleep data, jumping into the crowded wearable-computer market.The $199 Microsoft Band works with the company’s free Health application, which uses machine learning to interpret dat...
LONDON: The owner of British Airways and Iberia raised its forecast for profits this year and said it was on course for another rise in 2015 despite an increasingly competitive backdrop that has hit rival European airlines.International Airlines Group’s performance contrasts with Air France-KLM and Lufthansa, which have cut...
TOKYO: Sony has announced a whopping $1.0 billion six-month loss, underlining the Japanese electronics giant’s struggle to drag itself out of the red, while it falls further behind rivals Panasonic and Sharp.As the trio published their half-year earnings, Sony said the challenges of a fiercely competitive smartphone busines...
NAIROBI: Kenya, like other nations on a continent that boasts some of the fastest growth rates in the world, is racing to upgrade neglected infrastructure, improve regulations and revise often outdated economic figures to spur investment.For some, there are echoes of the start of Asia’s rise.But Kenya’s challenges, many of...
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s National Commercial Bank said the retail portion of its SR22.5 billion ($6 billion) initial share sale had attracted investor interest amounting to more than double the amount on offer.By the end of the day on Thursday, around 857,000 investors pledged to buy shares totaling 210 percent of the 300 mil...

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GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Among the mountains of rubble littering Gaza after a deadly summer war, clay outlines emerge of men, women and children with a story to tell about fear, flight and destruction.
Though his sculptures, which are made of fiberglass and covered with clay, Iyyad Sabbah relates the pain of those who lived throu...

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MOJAVE, California: A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth’s atmosphere broke up during a test flight over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than a week.
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo blew apart Friday after being released from a carrier aircr...

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Social media fashionista and fashion blogger Anoud Badr is the designer behind the fashion brand Lady Fozaza, launched in 2011 featuring an exclusive collection of statement blazers worn by celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Lebanese pop singer Nancy Ajram.
Badr, half-Saudi, half-Lebanese also designs abayas, and has recently launched her...

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Saudi Arabia plans to forge world-class institutions with the aim of training Saudi youth to develop and maintain museums, said Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA).
Prince Sultan’s statement came after he signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in museum matters with T...

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PARIS: Drink lots of milk to strengthen your bones and boost your health, doctors say.But a study in The BMJ medical journal Wednesday said Swedes with a high intake of cow’s milk died younger — and women suffered more fractures.The findings may warrant questions about recommendations for milk consumption, although further research is needed, its authors said, as the association may be purely coincidental.A Swedish team used data taken from 61,000 women aged 39-74 and monitored for about 20 years, and more than 45,000 men aged 45-79 followed for 11 years.The volunteers gave details about diet and lifestyle, body weight, smoking habits, exercise frequency, education level and marital status....
Authentic Greek food has made its way all the way from Greece to the tables of Eat Greek restaurant in Dubai. Located in the newly opened outdoor mall, The Beach at JBR, the two-story casual dining restaurant has a prime place on the beach with a commanding view of the glittering Arabian Gulf and the iconic Palm Jumeirah. Eat Greek offers an outdoor dining area overlooking The Beach at JBR with basic steel chairs, square wooden tables and umbrellas to keep you from the glazing Dubai sun during the lunch time. Once inside the restaurant, you cannot miss the rustic urban feel, thanks to the basic wooden chairs, square wooden tables and long leather sofas. You will fall in love with the reused...
You’ve tried everything, counted sheep, drunk herbal teas and even taken sleeping pills but nothing has helped you with your insomnia. Doctors and specialists say most insomnia cases are caused by stress and excessive use of caffeine. “Sleep is essential for both mental and physical health. Researches are constantly looking for new and developed ways to help people sleep the average 6 to 8 hours a night but this seems like hard work,” said Saudi physician Dr. Taris Rashid. “Some people have trouble sleeping while others cannot stay asleep which is really dangerous because sleep is a major solution for many problems. It strengthens and stabilizes your immune system, sharpens your brain,...

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LOS ANGELES: Hello Kitty cuteness is taking over Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles as the city hosts the first Hello...
MONROVIA: It has been a vexing problem for courtesans of queens, princesses and the powerful throughout history — what do you get for the woman who has everything?For the guests celebrating the 76th birthday of Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the answer was straightforward: A few buckets, some bars of soap and gallons of disinfectant.A head-of-state might normally blanche at such a thrifty tribute, but Ebola-hit Liberia is living in strange times and Sirleaf was more than happy, according to an official statement on Thursday’s celebrations.“She noted that the commemoration of her...
MANILA: The extraordinary road to the West End for the Philippines’ Mark Bautista began with singing boy-band covers at shopping malls and a long ride from poverty aboard a cargo ship. Now, he is performing to sold-out crowds at one of the world’s most prestigious theater venues, cast as ex-Filipino President Ferdinand Marcos in “Here Lies Love,” a rollicking disco musical.“It was never in my wildest dreams that I could get a lead role in a Manila musical... and now I have this,” Bautista, 31, told AFP recently before heading to London to star in the show written by Talking Heads co-founder...

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