MOSCOW: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman plans to visit Moscow in mid-March, RIA news agency reported on Wednesday, citing Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov.Ushakov said an agenda for the visit had not yet been decided.
JERUSALEM: Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife Sara insulted and raged at household staff, creating an abusive...
SAN DIEGO, California: For nearly 50 years, Sirhan Sirhan has been consistent: He says he doesn’t re...
BEIRUT: Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has lashed out at the United Nations after it demanded the country open its borders to tens of thousands of more Syrian refugees, accusing it of failing to stop the Russian bombings that have triggered the exodus.Davutoglu said Wednesday he considered the UN Security Council “two-faced” for telling Turkey to open its borders while not moving “a finger to solve the Syria crisi...
DUBAI, UAE: The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday named women to the newly created posts of state ministers for happiness and tolerance, and a 22-year-old female for youth affairs.Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum named eight women as he revealed his latest cabinet line-up of 29 ministers in a series of tweets.Ohoud Al-Roumi, who had served as director of the council of ministers’ office, was appointed...

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NAJRAN: Three members of the Saudi National Guard died in Rabuah, Najran, on Wednesday.National Guard spokesman Maj. Mohammed Omari identified them as Lt. Faisal bin Abdullah Al-Shehri, Lt. Faisal bin Talal Al-Toub and Lt. Saud bin Khaled Al-Rukhayyes.“The three attainted martyrdom while defending t...
JEDDAH: Five people have been killed after an accident in Madinah province. The collision, between a car and an oil tanker, happened on Wednesday afternoon. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene. Upon arrival,the Civil Defense extinguished the fire of the smaller vehicle. The Saudi Red Crescent attended the scene as...
RIYADH: The Moroccan experience in desert tourism is largely similar to that of Saudi Arabia, which boasts of a unique diversity in culture in its different regions, Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH), has said.He made the statement as he opened a workshop o...
JAZAN: Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited the advanced field hospital of the Armed Forces in Jazan on Tuesday.He was reassured about the injured in the ongoing battle. He conveyed the greetings of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif and wished them speedy recovery. T...
RIYADH: Chairman of ACWA Power International Mohammed Abu Nayyan thanked King Mohammed VI of Morocco for personally inaugurating Morocco’s first solar power plant, Noor1, built by an international consortium led by his company.“We were extremely privileged by this great honor of his majesty’s inauguration of the project. We...
RIYADH: The Ministry of Health is considering imposing an asset declaration as well as an absence of interest conflict testimony on its employees as a measure in fighting corruption.Health Minister Khalid Al-Falih made the announcement at a one-day forum on promoting integrity and combating corruption in the health care sec...
RIYADH: The Saudi-led Operation Decisive Storm and Operation Restoration of Hope have helped “defend the Islamic faith from the expansion of the Safavids,” said Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh on Tuesday.Speaking at a welcoming ceremony for scholars at Janadriyah, he said: “This expansion of the Safavids is intended to ha...
RIYADH: The Shoura Council has called on the Board of Investigation and Public Prosecution (BIPP) to effectively implement the agreements with countries on deporting prisoners, as this will result in saving SR1 billion per year.“The monthly expenses on each prisoner in Saudi jails is around SR4,000, and there are 31,000 for...
JEDDAH: The Communication and Information Technology Commission (CITC) on Tuesday said it is not against communication services and applications in the Kingdom, but telecom companies will have to respect the Kingdom’s rules and regulations.The telecom regulator’s clarification came following a temporary resumption of the vo...
RIYADH: The Ministry of Education (MoE) has allocated over 180 clinics for schools in Riyadh and directed all its departments across the Kingdom to recruit health advisers at schools with more than 100 students.Work has already started on introducing training courses for the employees of these schools on the necessary healt...
WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed gratitude to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman for the efforts the Kingdom has exerted in assisting coalition forces against Daesh.He also lauded the Saudi announcement that the country is ready to take part in any land operations that might be agreed upon a...
JEDDAH: The planned “North Thunder” military exercise is a clear message to Iran and the countries in the region it supports that any hostile intentions and actions will be firmly dealt with, an expert has said.The military drill is scheduled to be held in the northern region of Saudi Arabia in the next few days and a numbe...
RIYADH: Syrian conjoined twins will be separated at the King Abdullah Specialist Children’s Hospital at the King Abdul Aziz Medical City (KAMC) in Riyadh on Sunday.According to a KAMC spokesman, the forthcoming surgery will be the fourth and final stage to be performed on the Syrian twins.The female twins, Tuqa and Yakeen,...

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LONDON: World powers should force Russia to halt airstrikes on civilian targets...

PARIS: Outgoing French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Wednesday accused Russ...

AL-ARID, Egypt: A donkey has leapt to fame in a small Egyptian village by defyin...

NEW DELHI: India and the United Arab Emirates are eyeing a string of defense, in...

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SEOUL: North Korea’s army chief of staff has been executed, South Korean media r...

JOHANNESBURG: Traditional leaders in South Africa have expressed “disquiet” over...

BEIJING: China has confirmed its first case of the Zika virus in a man who had r...

PARIS: Veteran French politician Laurent Fabius bowed out of government Wednesda...

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire: Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders c...

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ROTTERDAM, Netherlands: Second-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia reached the World T...

JEDDAH: Two weeks before the positioning round Saudi Master Baker continued to s...

MANILA: Faced with manpower problems, Tropang TNT knew just who to turn to.Jason...

OAKLAND, California: Stephen Curry had 35 points, nine assists and six rebounds...

RIYADH: Another team competition takes place on Saturday at Dirab Golf & Cou...

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NEW YORK: Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and other US banks are looking at ways to slash expenses further this year as market turmoil, declining oil prices and concerns about G...
LONDON: OPEC pointed to a larger oil supply surplus on the world market this year than previously thought as Saudi Arabia and other members pump more oil, helping to make up for losses in non-member producers hurt by the collapse in prices.The monthly report from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries indicat...
Developments in China are affecting markets globally. The economic slowdown and financial instability are part of the problem, but the main reason behind the market slump is Chinese policy. First, policy lacks clarity. At will, regulators have been introducing new rules on the Shanghai stock exchange, which at times backfir...
LONDON: BP boss Bob Dudley said he was “very bearish” on oil prices for the first half of 2016, but forecast supply and demand would balance in the second half.“We have been bearish for two years now on the price of oil and we are very bearish on this first half of the year,” Dudley told the International Petroleum Week ind...
DUBAI: Thirty-four percent of UAE respondents would recommend their bank as a first choice to friends or colleagues while in Saudi Arabia the number is slightly higher at 38 percent, according to the latest NPS Survey by Souqalmal.com, claimed to be the UAE’s number one financial comparison website.The NPS Survey, described...
LONDON: Global government borrowing costs slumped to record lows this week as a combination of financial volatility, banking stress and slowing growth and inflation saw a flight to top-rated, liquid assets amid talk of ever lower interest rates.Data from Citi showed the aggregate yield in its World Global Bond Index compris...
SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter has revamped its timeline, allowing the “best” tweets to rise to the top, despite warnings of a revolt from members loyal to the real-time flow of the messaging platform.The tweaked format aims to inject new life into the struggling one-to-many messaging service by moving away from a pure chronologica...
OSLO: A group of Chinese Internet firms have made a cash offer for Norwegian mobile phone browser and advertising firm Opera Software, valuing it at $1.23 billion, in a move to reach more of the emerging market customers with whom Opera is popular.The buyers include US-listed Web search and security firm Qihoo 360 and Beiji...
PARIS: Oil prices may have rebounded off 12-year lows struck last month, but any hope for a broader recovery in the market would be misplaced, the IEA said, noting OPEC is responsible for the latest glut of supplies on the market.The International Energy Agency said in its monthly report that “it is very hard to see how oil...
HANOVER, Germany: TUI Group, the world’s largest tour operator, reported a 40 percent drop in bookings to Turkey this summer due to safety concerns and said it was investing in Cape Verde and Bulgaria as alternatives to security-threatened North Africa.Turkey is especially popular with German tourists, but has seen demand s...
 

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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...

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY »

RIYADH: A team of the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center (KFSHRC) has identified a gene responsible for cardiomyopathy.

Dr. Zuhair bin Nasser Al-Hasnan, KFSHRC medical genetics consultant, said the team conducted a study on a Saudi family with nine children, four of whom were suffering from cardiomyopathy.
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FASHION »

The Middle East is now home to a number of world class accessories designers who are intuitively blurring the line between East and West and offering something unique that one can’t help but feel totally attached to. To put it mildly, their luxe creations are one-of-a-kind from all ends worthy of being put on display in a museum.
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For the fourth year in a row, Abu Dhabi organized it’s annual Qasr Al-Hosn Festival to celebrate the past and present glories of the UAE. It is truly a celebration of Emirati culture and heritage. The festival provides visitors and tourists an opportunity to learn more about the Emirati identity in a fun and informative way.
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FOOD & HEALTH »

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia joined the rest of the world in intensifying public awareness on cancer with activities spread over the week supporting the global cause that aims to save millions of lives every year by raising awareness and education about the disease, urging governments and individuals across the world to take action.Being a truly global event observed annually on Feb. 4th, World Cancer Day unites the whole world in the fight against cancer. The Kingdom joined the massive awareness campaign with the Ministry of Health observing cancer awareness week, ending on Wednesday.Under the auspices of Health Ministry, King Saud University (KSU), which is leading the vanguard in the Kingdom for...
A woman’s body is a sanctuary, a sacred mass of organs given to her in order to maintain it in the best and healthiest way possible. Pregnancy changes a person, to comprehend that a tiny little human is growing inside of us can sometimes cloud our judgments. Pregnancies differ from one mom-to-be from another and some have it hard while others are perfectly fine, it’s natural and it happens. In either case, maintaining a healthy lifestyle while pregnant can be a bit difficult, all those mood swings, cravings and the constant urge to snuggle on a couch. Working out isn’t very interesting when you’re pregnant but it is somewhat important in order to maintain a healthy pregnancy. Hard core...
In the last three weeks, I have been exploring the nutrients, soluble and insoluble fiber, enzymes, and antioxidants in okra. All these health benefits are packed in one unbelievably healthy veggie. One cup of the vegetable provides important nutrients your body requires. It is a powerhouse of nutrients for such a little plant.Japanese health researcher, Junji Takano, who thoroughly analyzed and investigated the okra, recommends eating the veggie to those who suffer from weakness, exhaustion, stress, and depression. Vitamins B and C are good for such conditions.He advises consuming okra to protect from the toxic substances in trans fats, pesticides, herbicides, plastics, preservatives,...

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BEIRUT: Arab Idol Mohammed Assaf has broken off his engagement from Lina Qishawi this week, reported Albawaba.The Palest...
NEW YORK: Taylor Swift leads the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards with eight nominations, followed by The Weeknd with seven.The nominations were announced Tuesday by iHeartMedia and Turner. The event will be televised live from Los Angeles on April 3 on TBS, TNT and truTV and aired on iHeartMedia stations and the iHeartRadio digital music platform.Swift’s album, “1989,” The Weeknd’s “Beauty Behind the Madness,” Adele’s “25,” Sam Smith’s “In the Lonely Hour,” and Ed Sheeran’s “X” are nominated for album of the year, a new category this year. Fetty Wap, Hozier, Sam Hunt, Shawn Mendes and Tove Lo...
MEXICO CITY: An Indian-American actor and designer who wasn’t allowed to board a Mexico City-to-New York flight after refusing to remove his turban said Tuesday that he is satisfied with an apology from the airline.Waris Ahluwalia said he is now waiting for Aeromexico to implement special training on how to treat Sikh passengers, for whom the headgear carries deep religious significance.“We’re just a few steps away from a lot of hugs,” Ahluwalia told The Associated Press.Aeromexico issued a statement Tuesday saying: “We apologize to Mr. Waris Ahluwalia for the unfortunate experience he had...

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