BUDAPEST, Hungary: Upset migrants chanted “Freedom! Freedom!” and demanded to use their train tickets Tuesday after Hungary temporarily suspended all rail traffic from its main terminal in Budapest and cleared the station of hundreds of migrants trying to board trains for Austria and Germany.Chaos enveloped Budapest’s Keleti train station, where thousands of migrants have left by rail in the last few days to those two wealthy EU countries, their chosen destinations in their flight from turmoil in the Mideast and Asia. Rail tickets have become especially popular after 71 migrants apparently suffocated last week in a Hungarian truck that was found abandoned in Austria.European nations this year have been overwhelmed by a torrent of migrants fleeing violence and poverty, with over 332,000 arriving so far, and have disagreed strongly on how to handle the crush. Germany has taken on far more...
ALKHOBAR: A short circuit involving a transformer in the basement of the residential complex of Saud...
JEDDAH: The criminal court in Jeddah has ordered Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency investigators to find...
BEIRUT: Lebanese protesters broke into the Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut Tuesday, demanding the resignation of the minister over the country’s snowballing trash crisis.The group from the movement known as “You Stink” posted a video of about 30 demonstrators sitting cross-legged on the floor, clapping and shouting slogans against the minister, Mohammed Machnouk.“Out, out, out!” they shouted. It was not immediatel...
JEDDAH: The Cabinet on Monday approved new regulations related to temporary and seasonal work visas.At a meeting, chaired by Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Moahmmed bin Naif, the Cabinet took the decision after reviewing a report submitted to the Council of Ministers by the Labor Ministry.According to the new regulations, each seasonal or temporary work visa will cost SR1,000. The fee for extension of seaso...

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JEDDAH: Private schools have been devising new ways to raise money from parents to circumvent the Education Ministry’s cap on fee increases, a local publication reported here recently.Schools now charge for services that do not require the ministry’s approval including SR500 to SR1,000 for opening a...
JEDDAH: A number of prominent Saudi women have cited several reasons for not running as candidates in the upcoming municipal elections. Some of them are an alleged lack of clarity on nominations and voting; they are too busy; and they want to make way for younger people. Madawi Hassoun, head of the beauty centers committee...
JEDDAH: A short video showing a pilgrim, draped in the two pieces of seamless cloth called ihram, circumambulating the Kaaba in Makkah using a Segway board, has gone viral on social media.The well-built man is seen swooshing past fellow pilgrims on the second level of the mobile platform set up in the Grand Mosque’s open ma...
JEDDAH: At the weekly Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Mohammed bin Naif briefed the Cabinet on the talks held by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman with President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi of Yemen, which reaffirmed the Kingdom’s support for that country’s legitimate govern...
JEDDAH: Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Supreme Haj Committee Prince Mohammed bin Naif has approved the general plan for implementation of Civil Defense works in emergency cases during the current Haj season, the Saudi Press Agency reported.Commenting on the plan, Director Ge...
RIYADH: The government has shut down a cosmetics factory in Riyadh for using undisclosed raw materials and unhygienic process at its production facility.A team from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, during a routine inspection, found the plant used the suspect raw materials to reduce costs. The material could be harmfu...
RIYADH: Recruitment offices here have decided to stop hiring Bangladeshi workers because they claim that a supply crunch has raised costs.Ibrahim Al-Megheimish, a recruitment expert, said that there are too few Bangladeshi workers seeking employment, which now means costs have risen from $1,000 (SR3,751) to $1,800 (SR6,752)...
RIYADH: As many as 200 students have enrolled into different courses at the Riyadh-based Saudi Aviation Flight Academy (SAFA) with 70 percent of them being Saudi nationals, said Saleem Bava, head of marketing and admission at SAFA.SAFA offers a mix of technically advanced training aircraft and simulators ensuring that stude...
MAKKAH: Civil Defense teams in Makkah recovered the body of a man and rescued several people in flooded areas after heavy rain here on Sunday.Naif Al-Shareef, spokesman for the Civil Defense, said officers found the body of the missing man in Wadi Al-Miqreh in Al-Omrah neighborhood. The man had been there with his friends....
JEDDAH: Delays in the arrival of books to schools for the second week in a row has resulted in an investigation by different government bodies. Bookstores have taken advantage of the situation by photocopying books and selling them to students. Schools have had to recommend the stores to parents in order to continue for the...

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BEIRUT: Lebanese protesters broke into the Environment Ministry in downtown Beir...

BAGHDAD: Daesh strung up four Iraqi Shiite fighters with chains and burned them...

SANAA: Yemeni security officials say Shiite rebels in the capital have raided th...

BEIRUT: A powerful blast in the ruins of Syria’s ancient Palmyra raised fears Mo...

CAIRO: An Egyptian muezzin has been suspended by the authorities after being acc...

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BUDAPEST, Hungary: Upset migrants chanted “Freedom! Freedom!” and demanded to us...

TOKYO: Japan’s Defense Ministry wants to buy an advanced Aegis radar-equipped de...

MANILA, Philippines: Thousands of members of a politically influential Christian...

BANGALORE, India: Indian scholars on Monday condemned the execution-style killin...

KABUL: The Afghan Taliban published a biography of their new leader Monday as hu...

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COLOMBO: India overcame a gallant century by Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews t...

COLOMBO: India overcame a gallant century by Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews t...

NEW YORK: Former world No.1 Ana Ivanovic was the first major casualty of the US...

CASTELLON, Spain: Italian Kristian Sbaragli claimed his first Grand Tour victory...

TAIPEI: Up against another arch-enemy for the second straight night, Gilas Pilip...

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JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew at its fastest pace in over a year at 3.79 percent during the second quarter of this year, reaching SR617.88 bill...
DUBAI: Most Gulf stock markets fell on Monday, tracking volatile oil prices, while Egypt's bourse jumped after energy major Eni announced a potentially huge natural gas discovery off the country's coast.The main Saudi Tadawul All-Share Index dropped 2.2 percent to 7,522 points, closing August with a 17.3 percent loss, its b...
Why would a company buy a multimillion-dollar airplane? To get more than that in results. The question is "how?" According to one study, the use of business aircraft can increase the time available to business travelers by at least 40 percent. That doesn't sound like much until you realise that 40 percent can:• Add two week...
NEW YORK: World stock indexes edged lower on Monday amid persistent investor concerns about slowing growth in China and the prospect of higher US interest rates, while oil prices rallied.Oil was up more than $2 a barrel, rebounding from early losses, as data showed contracting US production and OPEC willingness to talk with...
SHANGHAI: Chinese state media announced a slew of confessions on Monday following investigations into dramatic stock market fluctuations, including from a reporter who said he had spread false information that had caused "panic and disorder".An official from China's securities regulator, and four senior executives from Chin...
NEW DELHI: India's economy grew by a slower than expected 7.0 percent in the first quarter, official figures showed Monday, adding to pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speed up efforts to boost growth.Growth in the three months through June slowed to 7.0 percent year-on-year from 7.5 percent in the previous quarte...
RIYADH: Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), received former Australian PM Bob Hawke, at his office in Riyadh.The meeting was attended by Heba Fatani, senior executive manager, corporate communications department; Hassna Alturki, executive manager for international relations to the chairman;...
SAN FRANCISCO: The waves of cash surfed relentlessly by some of Silicon Valley's largest venture-backed businesses are showing signs of receding amid concern the companies may already worth more than they're likely to be valued once they finally go public.Investors have created 132 privately held companies valued at $1 bill...
DUBAI: Most Middle East stock markets rose but closed well off their intra-day highs on Sunday and some edged lower as investors started selling into the region's rally, indicating sentiment was still shaky even after oil prices rebounded.Saudi Arabia's main Tadawul All-Share Index, which surged as much as 4.6 percent early...
DUBAI: The value of assets in the Islamic finance sector is expected to increase by 80 percent over the next five years, reaching $3.24 trillion in value by 2020, according to initial findings garnered from the upcoming State of the Global Islamic Economy (SGIE) report.The report, which is commissioned and supported by Duba...
 
 

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MANILA: Amid the chimes of gongs, Ligaya Fernando Amilbangsa teaches a group of women and children the mystical moves of a centuries-old dance form she has struggled to save from oblivion in the Philippines’ restive south.
Her dream is that the ethnic dance called Pangalay will continue as a living tradition, hopefully helping heal division...

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What have you done with your social media accounts recently? Followed some news, exchanged jokes, or went through some gossip? Do not get upset, that is what most social media users do anyway, but there is another side of the coin — one can use social media in some creative ways as well.
Gissur Simonarson, an activist from Oslo, Norway, uni...

FASHION »

Does Hijab become an obstacle for a Muslim woman to express herself through fashion? Ask Saudi designer Nabila Nazer and she will whip out some of the trendiest and coolest looks for a modest, modern woman. She says the purpose of her fashion venture is to revive modest yet fashionable clothing among the young generations of Muslim women. Her po...

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When visiting London it’s natural to try and see all the iconic sights that are associated with the city. But it’s all too easy to miss out on the wonderful aspects of the capital that are not so widely known but which form part of its rich fabric. Towns outside the capital are also often over-looked.
So here is a guide to London and a near...

FOOD & HEALTH »

Hot flashes are a sudden feeling of feverish heat, typically a symptom of menopause. Women who have hot flashes might experience some difficulty in sleeping because hot flashes, called night sweats, also occur in deep sleep.It’s not precisely clear what causes hot flashes. However, they’re most likely due to hormonal changes in the body. Some women barely notice hot flashes or consider them a minor annoyance. For others, the intensity may affect their quality of life in a rather negative way.“Hot flashes are a quick feeling of heat and sometimes a red, flushed face and sweating. It is not yet known what is the exact cause of hot flashes, but it might be related to changes in the female body...
Nothing says I love meat like a good burger. What’s not to love? A good grilled, well seasoned, fresh ground beef patty with perfect accommodating condiments and the perfectly rounded bun to finish off … perfect, right? Jeddah has seen its share of gourmet burger restaurants in the past few years, some are well within the limits of “acceptable”, others “not so much” and a handful of “superb” tasting burger joints. Forget the American franchises that are scattered all over the city, the newest burger joint to hit the restaurant scene has to be “Section B” burger. The creation of six young Saudis all sharing one love, obviously a really good burger! Men and their meat, right? Ironically, this...
RIYADH: A voluntary youth outreach group has issued a warning against the publication of any study that intends to promote smoking tobacco. The warning comes on the heels of a study published by a well-known wire agency and a foreign health agency saying that electronic cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco by 95 percent and should be promoted as a tool to help smokers quit smoking.But the volunteer youth group said that electronic cigarettes are very harmful and detrimental to health. It added that it is also the easy way to tobacco smoking.“Marketing of this and similar studies is alarming and must be addressed accordingly.Professionals must educate young people regarding such a study...

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LOS ANGELES: Taylor Swift was crowned queen of the MTV Video Music Awards as rapper Kanye West announced an improbable r...
MUMBAI: First it was Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan who was reportedly learning Urdu diction for his upcoming movie ‘Dishoom’. Now reports state that Aishwarya Rai will also be learning Arabic.Aishwarya-starrer ‘Jazbaa’ will be released internationally which is why director Sanjay Gupta wants to dub the film in various languages. Ash has taken up the challenge of learning Arabic and dubbing her own lines.“There are cuts of the film being readied, dubbed and released widely all across the UAE. It’s been dubbed in Arabic. We’re also dubbing it in other South American languages (Spanish and...
CAIRO: A respected news organization has come under fire after referring to human rights lawyer Amal Clooney as an “actor’s wife” in their coverage of a court case.The Associated Press tweeted an article about three Al-Jazeera journalists convicted of “spreading false news” and sentenced to prison in Egypt. They wrote: “Amal Clooney, actor’s wife, representing Al-Jazeera journalist accused in Egypt of ties to extremists.” Clooney is a barrister with Doughty Street Chambers, specializing in human rights law. She read law at the University of Oxford, before obtaining a postgraduate degree from...

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Indian SM Hyderabadi parents looking for an educated and beautiful bride from a respectable family f...
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Jeddah based Pakistani family seeks alliance for their unmarried daughter, MBBS,  Child Specialist,...
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I, Abdul Jaleel Anjukandan, Indian national, hereby announce that my Passport No. J6451933 issued at...
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Indian Lucknow Sunni parents seeking groom for their daughter age 26,5'2",MCA,fair,slim.Boy should b...
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