The US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor has been slammed by GCC Secretary-General Abdullatif Al-Zayani, for his interference in Bahrain’s internal affairs. Al-Zayani voiced his “dismay” over the attitude of Tom Malinowski, who met with only one segment of political society during his official tour of duty to Bahrain this week. “This kind of interference in the GCC’s domestic affairs is a violation of diplomatic norms and the principles of good neighborliness,” said Al-Zayani in a statement. GCC officials said that safeguarding Bahrainis' rights is the responsibility of its leaders, who have promoted “security and stability” across Bahrain.Referring to this political episode that has caught the attention of local and international media, Al-Zayani said: “The US diplomat’s holding meetings with representatives of a certain political segment, excluding othe...
WASHINGTON: An online magazine reported Wednesday that the National Security Agency and the FBI cove...
UNITED NATIONS: Arab nations are calling for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council and imm...
UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for restraint and an end to the new wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence in a blitz of phone calls Wednesday to their leaders and key players in the region, warning that the situation raises the risk of another full-blown war.The UN chief said he also urged the Egyptian president, the rulers of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, US Secretary of State John Kerry and others to pr...
About 40 percent of government projects have been disrupted for various reasons, said Fahd Al-Hammadi, chairman of the National Committee for Contractors at the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC).“These disruptions may lead to some 1,500 contractors being blacklisted after withdrawing their projects,” he said. He urged government agencies to extend the deadlines for small contractors to complete their projects.He said the gr...

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The Border Guards has assured citizens that the southern border of the country is secure and that its officers are prepared to protect the country against smugglers and infiltrators amid the growing tension on the northern border owing to the Iraqi crisis. Maj. Mohammed Al-Ghamdi, official spokesman...
Security forces deployed at the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the surrounding areas are well-prepared to confront any situation, said commanders of various forces. “The security of the Grand Mosque is a red line that nobody will be allowed to cross,” said a high-ranking officer.Maj. Gen. Abdul Aziz Al-Souli said a reserve forc...
Authorities on Wednesday began releasing the first group of prisoners who have served time behind bars for failing to pay off debts from Jeddah’s central prison on orders of Makkah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah.“We were tasked with releasing individuals who had satisfied the conditions of their release and who had paid o...
A new finding has revealed that diabetes mellitus impairs cognitive functions and appears to have long-lasting effects on memory, attention and motor actions on school-age children in Saudi Arabia. The study, carried out by Sultan Ayoub Meo, a professor at King Saud University (KSU), discovered these disorders among childre...
The Ministry of Education plans to include classes on using social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook at schools starting with the new academic year, local media reported.The textbook for the first year secondary students, entitled “Computers and Information Technology,” would contain information on using, design...
Badr Al-Shihab, official spokesman for Al-Ahsa mayoralty, announced Wednesday that a shisha ban has been enforced on the city.The move comes after the mayoralty conducted a study to examine health conditions in shisha cafes with the aim of relocating water pipe establishments from residential areas and the vicinity of educa...
Abdul Rahman Al-Mansour and Eid bin Ayedh Al-Thaqeel have been appointed editors in chief of Al-Eqtisadiah and Arriyadiah respectively.Abdullah Salim Bahamdan, chairman of the Saudi Research & Marketing Group, made the appointment following the approval of the company’s Board of Directors and the endorsement of the Saud...
Niqa (purity), the anti-smoking charity organization, has received a donation for SR1.1 million from the National Industrialization Company in aid of its projects.Suliman bin Abdulrahman Al-Sibi and Ebrahim Al-Arnoos, representatives from the National Industrialization Company, handed over the cheque for the grant to Mohamm...
India is seeking Saudi investment in its small business sector, according to the country's newly appointed consul general.B.S. Mubarak, who arrived in the country a month ago, said that India has 48.8 million small and medium enterprises, which could be of interest to Saudi businesspeople.Mubarak was speaking on Saturday at...
The Kiswa, or covering of the Kaaba, has been featured as one of the most important symbols of Islamic society in a new publication launched in Sharjah on Monday. The book is entitled “Islamic Textiles from the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization.”The publication has pictures of the textiles created through the generatio...
Muslims should eat smaller meals to gain the full benefit from fasting in Ramadan because this allows the body to clear out toxins and heal itself, according to a local doctor.Wisam Al-Dulaimi from Dallah Hospital said recently that Muslims should avoid eating large meals for iftar. “Scientific studies have proven that the...
Security officers in Saudi Arabia have arrested nearly 2,200 illegal foreign workers in Madinah and Hail and Baha this month for allegedly violating the country’s residency and labor regulations. Madinah police arrested 884 Asian and African illegals during Ramadan following numerous inspection raids carried out at firms an...
Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, received Pakistani Ambassador Muhammad Naeem Khan, who is also the assistant secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Tuesday. They discussed a number of issues facing Pakistani expats in the Kingdom.“The ambassador requested the crown...

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DAMASCUS: Twenty members of the Islamic State (IS) were killed in Syrian air for...

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LONDON: Egypt is challenging a British museum’s planned sale of a 4,000-year-old...

BAGHDAD: Iraqi officials discovered 50 bodies, many of them blindfolded and with...

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TOKYO: A strong typhoon swerved toward Japan’s heavily populated central islands...

ISLAMABAD: A senior Pakistani military officer said on Wednesday that 80 percent...

JAKARTA: Both candidates claimed victory in Indonesia’s presidential election on...

SMITHFIELD, NY: Thousands of people in US East Coast states woke up to power cut...

BERLIN: German authorities are investigating a second spy case reportedly involv...

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Argentina beats Netherlands in shootout to reach final• Argentina win 4-2 on pen...

RIO DE JANEIRO: FIFA has suspended Nigeria from international competition after...

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NOTTINGHAM, England: Murali Vijay’s maiden overseas Test hundred took India to 2...

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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has instructed ministries and other government agencies to prepare their investment plans in association with the Saudi Ar...
King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) has signed contracts with new three manufacturing companies that are investing in the city's Industrial Valley to take advantage of the promising opportunities offered by the booming Saudi market in many of the industrial sectors.The three companies are Paint Innovation Factory, a Saudi-Ge...
JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia produced 9.780 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil in June, up from 9.705 million bpd in May, an industry source familiar with the matter said.Saudi Arabia supplied 9.745 million bpd to the market, the source said. Supply to the market may differ from production depending on the movement of barre...
Saudi Arabia’s imports fell an annual 5.0 percent in May, the seventh drop in a row, while non-oil exports dropped 5.1 percent, their first fall since March 2013, data from the Central Department of Statistics and Information showed.Nonoil exports account for around 12 percent of overall exports of Saudi Arabia. Analysts po...
NEW DELHI: India’s fiscal situation is worse than it appears, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government said in an economic report that called for tough measures to shore up public finances and reduce inflation.The report’s tone will increase speculation that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in presenting his first budget to...
DUBAI: Emirates finalized a $56 billion order to buy 150 Boeing jets, firming up a commitment made last year, just weeks after scrapping an order with rival planemaker Airbus.The deal includes purchase rights for an additional 50 airplanes which, if exercised, could increase the value to about $75 billion at list prices, Bo...
In its latest updated report covering the Saudi real estate market, NCB Capital, the GCC’s leading wealth manager and the Kingdom’s largest asset manager, believes the outlook for the sector is positive, driven by the Ministry of Housing programs and the positive outlook for real estate financing.“The sector continues to be...
Arab National Bank (ANB) reported a net profit of $400 million for the first six months of 2014, compared to $372.4 million for the same period last year, an increase of 7.3 percent.Profits of the second quarter of 2014 reached $209.4 million compared to $191.5 million for the same period last year.ANB total operating incom...
LONDON: Sales of luxury Rolls-Royce cars, which cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, soared all around the world during the first half of the year, even in Europe which is recovering slowly from recession.The Britain-based manufacturer said global sales were up 33 percent compared with the same period in 2013.Growth was s...
LONDON: British retailer Marks and Spencer announced a rise in revenues during its first quarter on growth in food sales and a turnaround for its key womenswear division.Total sales grew 2.3 percent during the 13 weeks to the end of June despite being impacted by the introduction of a new website, the company said in a trad...
NEW YORK: Brent crude fell for its seventh straight session, hitting a one-month low below $110 a barrel on improved prospects for a rise in Libyan oil exports and easing fears of supply disruption in Iraq.The benchmark is headed for its longest losing streak since October 2012, and has shed more than 5 percent since the Ir...
QNB Group, a leading bank in the Middle East and North Africa, said its net profit for the first six months of 2014 rose 7 percent year-on-year to 5.1 billion riyals.The group’s prudent cost control policy and strong revenue generating capability allowed it to maintain an efficiency ratio (cost to income ratio) of 21.5 perc...
MUMBAI: India’s new rail minister has proposed allowing foreign investment to modernize the country’s cash-strapped state railways.Sadananda Gowda also outlined plans for a network of high-speed trains, with the first project slated to connect the financial capital, Mumbai, with the home state of new Prime Minister Narendra...

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As we witness a surge in young Saudi men and women obtaining free university edu...
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Mohammed Khalid Al-Otaibi, is a 23-year-old student surgeon who found his passion in art. His mother Huda Al-Otaibi, who is a classical painter, passed on her artistic skills to her son. His art happened to be of a different kind. They call it the "street art."
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A new finding has revealed that diabetes mellitus impairs cognitive functions and appears to have long-lasting effects on memory, attention and motor actions on school-age children in Saudi Arabia.
The study, carried out by Sultan Ayoub Meo, a professor at King Saud University (KSU), discovered these disorders among children, while caution...

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Saudi fashion designer Hana Samman was inspired by the rich Moroccan culture when she designed her latest Ramadan and Eid collection. Her kaftan abayas aim to make her clients feel like Moroccan royalty. She also released her latest Spring and Summer 2014 collection using breathable fabrics and bright colors.
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The recognition of the Historic Jeddah district as a world heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), would boost tourism in the area, a senior official from the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) said here recently.
Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Ghabban, SCTA’s vice-president and g...

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Muslims should eat smaller meals to gain the full benefit from fasting in Ramadan because this allows the body to clear out toxins and heal itself, according to a local doctor.Wisam Al-Dulaimi from Dallah Hospital said recently that Muslims should avoid eating large meals for iftar. “Scientific studies have proven that the body requires large amounts of energy to complete the digestion process after a large nutritious meal, which in turn directly affects the body’s energy needs for normal bodily functions.”“Studies have also confirmed that fasting directly distributes the energy generated by the body toward the elimination of toxins in the glands and nervous system.”Fasting enables the body...
The Saudi Diabetes and Endocrine Association in the Eastern Province advised members of the community and especially diabetes patients to take advantage of the holy month to adopt a healthy life-style.Dr. Kaml Salamah, secretary general of the association, said, “Patients suffering from diabetes need to regularly monitor their blood sugar levels during the holy month to ensure it is within the accepted levels.”Salamah urged diabetes patients who feel symptoms of hypoglycemia or suffer from blood sugar drop below 70 mg/dl to break their fast immediately.He also recommended patients to drink large quantities of water from the time they break their fast until dawn to protect their kidneys and...
In Ramadan, a number of restaurants, cafes and fast food places offer different cuisines and special dishes for Iftar. For those of you in search of a culinary experience like no other, look no further than Rosewood Corniche.Rosewood Corniche offers a serene of comfort through its rich yet warm atmosphere during a time of peace and reflection where you can immerse yourself in a decor that takes you back to the ancient splendor of old Jeddah and memorable flavors of Hejazi cuisine. Embrace the elegance of the holy month with friends and loved ones at Habsburg Restaurant and Noodles restaurant at Rosewood Corniche, with delicious food from regular Saudi dishes, traditional Ramadan favorites...

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LONDON: Fictional boy wizard Harry Potter made his first appearance in seven years on Monday, featuring as a nearly 34-y...
LOS ANGELES: Actress Keira Knightley grew up in a family that believed marriage was pointless, but has found it a “fun” experience so far.The “Begin Again” actress walked down the aisle with The Klaxons keyboardist James Righton in an intimate ceremony in the south of France last year, and no one was more surprised than Knightley herself because she had never dreamt of tying the knot while growing up, reports contactmusic.com.Asked whether it was always part of her plan, she replied to Time Out magazine: “Never! My parents are deeply hippy. They got married because it was the only way they...
MUMBAI: Every year, no matter which part of the world he is in, global musical icon A.R. Rahman likes to be home for Ramadan and this year too he is in Chennai for the holy month.“It makes sense to come back home for the holy month of Ramadan for many reasons. Firstly, it’s a time when one needs to be close to one’s roots, home and family,” said Rahman.“Secondly, looked at from a practical point of view, the days are far too long in the US. By the time it’s sunset, it’s a good 9-10 hours of fasting, and that’s tough. Being home is the best place to be during the holy fasting.”Rahman is making...

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