ZULFI, Qassim: The Al-Qashami family in the Kingdom has condemned the suicide bomb attack Friday by one of its members on a mosque in Qatif that killed 21 people killed and over 100 injured.Saleh Al-Qashami, 20, had blown himself up in the Imam Ali bin Abi Talib Mosque in Al-Qadeeh during prayers.Several leading members of the family slammed the attack and declared their loyalty and obedience to the Kingdom, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Naif, deputy premier and interior minister, and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense.Sheikh Suleiman bin Abdullah Al-Qashami said the family stands with the nation in fighting the terrorists who are causing such harm. He said he was saddened by the fact that some young people have fallen prey to the designs of these groups and carried out their “foul plans.”“We n...
MANAMA: Bahrain will begin cutting subsidies for goods and services to reduce state spending on its...
MELBOURNE: An Australian man was attacked as he defended three Muslim women after they were verbally...
PARIS: A mosque won an unusual court battle on Wednesday against an ultraconservative Salafist member of the congregation regarded as disruptive and, in an apparent first for Muslims, used France’s 1905 law guaranteeing secularism to argue its case.A court ruled in favor of the small Oullins mosque on the edge of Lyon. It convicted Faouzi Saidi, 51, and fined him 1,500 euros ($1,640) with 500 euros suspended.The action by...
JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia will confront those who try to undermine its security and stability with an iron fist, said Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior.Addressing citizens in Qatif, he said security forces have arrested most of the culprits behind Friday’s terror attack on the Imam Ali bin Abi Taleb Mosque in Al-Qadeeh village, in which 21 Saudis were killed.“The government has taken measu...

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DAMMAM: Saudi charitable organization Al-Birr, in partnership with Saudi Aramco, has approached 10 private companies to provide over 5,000 jobs and necessary incentives to the members of families in the Eastern Province (EP), according to their qualifications.Sameer Al-Ofaisan, secretary general of...
RIYADH: Over 130,000 Saudi contractors have shut shop because they cannot meet Saudization quotas, raising various concerns, including completion of projects.Dawud Al-Miqrin, a business development expert, has been quoted by a local publication as saying that these were the statistics for the construction industry.He also c...
RIYADH: Education Minister Azzam Al-Dakhil launched an initiative to encourage young people to take to entrepreneurship.The “Business Makers” initiative was launched in Jeddah through the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Endowment Fund of King Abdulaziz University.The plan would be taken to five other cities w...
JEDDAH: The bodies of three people have been found after a flash flood swept away their car in Sernan valley in the governorate of Adam.The Civil Defense in Makkah found the body of a man, 85, and his daughter, two, on Tuesday. The body of the man’s wife was found the previous day in their submerged car.Atiya Al-Ghamwi, his...
JEDDAH: An officer was killed and three of his colleagues were injured by Houthi shelling on the Rejla district in Najran on Tuesday morning, according to the Interior Ministry.Slain Capt. Mashhour Al-Qahtani and his colleagues had been collecting samples of rockets and shells in the area when they came under fire.According...
RIYADH: Two Saudi women died and a new case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) emerged in the Hofuf region, the Ministry of Health announced here on Tuesday.The dead were aged 68 and 77 years of age, while the new victim is a 71-year-old man from the same region. The number of MERS cases has reached 1,006 Since June...
JEDDAH: Experts in various fields from the US, Britain, France, Poland and other Gulf and Arab countries are scheduled to participate in the "Saudi Creative Week" from May 27 to June 3 here.Being held under the auspices of the Saudi National Creative Initiative (SNCI), the event will feature workshops with special focus on...
JEDDAH: Municipal councils must have two-thirds of their members elected at the polls taking place on Dec. 12, a local publication reported recently.The government had announced last year that municipal councils can have up to 30 members, depending on the area they serve. The Municipal and Rural Affairs Ministry has been em...
MAKKAH: The police in Makkah recently arrested a Pakistani citizen for allegedly blackmailing a university student living in Madinah.The man, who is in his 30s, had allegedly made contact with the woman on Twitter posing as a Saudi who wanted to marry. They exchanged phone numbers, pictures and love letters, according to a...
ABHA: Women have contrived several reasons to reject a man’s proposal. Being in a ‘wrong’ profession could well be one such reason that can shatter men’s dream of marrying their loved ones.Despite some women’s preference for good financial and social status, the husband-to-be’s choice of profession can be a deal-breaker.Sau...
JEDDAH: There are nearly 15,000 renal failure patients in the Kingdom and two-third of them undergo dialysis, said Dr. Mohammed Al-Aumi, supervisor of King Salman Kidney Center in Riyadh.Addressing a workshop organized by the Health Ministry for enhancing public awareness on kidney related diseases, he said renal failure ca...
JEDDAH: The numerous workshops located in Jeddah’s Kilo 8 district are like a powder keg. Fires and smoke are common occurrences for those living in the neighborhood and they have sought the help of authorities to solve the burning problem.The residents point a finger at the workers and technicians in the workshops who are...
RIYADH: Sri Lanka’s job agents have agreed to reduce the recruiting charges of housemaids from SR15000 to SR11,000 to sustain the Saudi market.Speaking to Arab News during his visit to the capital, Faizer Mackeen, president of Association of Licensed Foreign Agencies (ALFEA), said that the members of the association have re...

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SANAA: A sprawling police camp in Sanaa was hit by coalition airstrikes on Tuesd...

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MUSCAT: Oman plans to deport over 1,000 foreigners found to be working illegally...

London: Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday resigned as envoy...

GAZA: Israel and Palestinian militants appeared to be pulling back on Wednesday...

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COLOGNE: Some 20,000 people had to be evacuated from their homes in Cologne on W...

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HOUSTON: The National Weather Service issued a new flash flood warning on Wednes...

BRUSSELS: UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday suggested there were “other ways” th...

LONDON: Britain’s first all-Conservative government in two decades unveiled its...

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MANILA: There are very few teams in the PBA that San Miguel Beer doesn’t have a...

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LOS ANGELES: England’s Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood, Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimen...

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DUBAI: Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airway’s contribution to the US economy will almost double to $6.2 billion by 2020, it said on Wednesday, in an apparent counter to allegations...
AMSTERDAM: Airbus Group ended the suspense over the future of its CEO, saying its board had asked German-born Tom Enders to serve for at least one more term after his mandate expires in 2016.Chairman Denis Ranque announced the move at the start of an annual shareholder meeting marked by continuing efforts by the planemaker...
KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia’s rapid network expansion and huge plane orders aimed at meeting what CEO Tony Fernandes once described as “amazing” demand are in the spotlight after the carrier fell into the red for the first time since 2008.Malaysia-based AirAsia, Asia’s biggest budget airline by passenger volume, posted a net loss...
RIYADH: Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), received at his office in Riyadh, Rashid Ssemuddu, Ugandan Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. The meeting was also attended by Hassna Alturki, executive manager for international relations to the chairman and Ahmed Altubaishi, executive assistant to the...
WASHINGTON: Germany’s Deutsche Bank AG has agreed to pay $55 million to settle civil charges of filing incorrect reports during the financial crisis that downplayed risks of huge losses.The US Securities and Exchange Commission announced the settlement with the big German bank, which is a prominent institution on Wall Stree...
LONDON: After securing approval of the Irish government for its takeover offer for Aer Lingus, British Airways-owner IAG must now seek the backing of the Irish airline’s other major shareholder, Ryanair, to seal the deal.The Irish government earlier agreed to sell its 25 percent stake in Aer Lingus, removing an obstacle tha...
SEOUL: South Korea’s Hyundai Motor said it has become the first carmaker to offer Google’s Android Auto system in its Sonata model sold in the US market.The company said US Android smartphone users with a 2015 Sonata sedan can now ask car dealers to download the system for free if they have a vehicle with navigation.Android...
DOHA: Qatar's stock market fell sharply on Wednesday after Swiss authorities opened criminal proceedings against individuals on suspicion of mismanagement and money laundering related to the award of rights to host the 2018 and 2022 soccer World Cups.Switzerland's Office of the Attorney General said it suspected that irregu...
JEDDAH: The board of Saudi Arabia’s Almarai has approved a capital investment plan which will reach SR21 billion ($5.6 billion) in the next five years, it said.The Gulf’s largest dairy firm said the 2016-2020 program will replace their existing investment plan — which foresaw spending worth SR15.7 billion between 2013 and 2...
WASHINGTON: A slowdown in smartphone sales in China is cooling the global market for the devices, research firm IDC said.The market tracker said global smartphone sales will see a rise of 11.3 percent in 2015, following robust growth in 2014 of 27.6 percent.IDC said the overall market is still moving forward thanks to growt...
NEW YORK: Oil prices fell 2 percent on Tuesday as the dollar’s sharp rally weighed on dollar-denominated crude oil futures along with concerns that a recent rally might keep US producers active.The US dollar index rallied as Greece’s financial crisis and signs of increasing opposition to austerity in Spain pressured the eur...
JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Capital Market Authority said it would raise the proportion of shares allocated to institutional investors in initial public offers as it aimed to reduce volatility in the market.The Kingdom’s stock market, set to open to qualified financial institutions on June 15, is dominated by retail investors in...
RIYADH: An awareness campaign to spread the culture of fair competition among businessmen and traders has been launched.The campaign, the Competition Council’s (CC) fourth, is particularly meant to enlighten the business sector about the most common irregularities of trade under the banner ‘violations of fair competition.’T...
 

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We live in a modern world that is losing traces of its past bit by bit, it’s inevitable since it’s the normal evolutionary way of life. The world is progressing at a fast pace and we are engrossed in daily activities that can get us all wrapped up with the future of our endeavors and so the past is simply an illusion or a story being told by an...

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Internet.org claims to have made Internet available to over 800 million people in nine countries, including India, The Hindu reports.
Facebook has garnered 8 lakh (0.8 million) users in India for its Internet.org initiative that has been in the thick of the net neutrality controversy.
As part of the global initiative, Facebook had part...

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Summer season can be damaging to your skin and hair, but how about your fingernails? Sun, heat, and water can all cause damage to your digits.
Many women pay attention to only hair and skin to protect them from the damaging summer weather and neglect their nails. Summer is the season for exposed flip-flops and sandals; you would want to pa...

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Summer is the best time to visit Salzburg. July to be specific is when the weather and the activities really heat up. You should not miss the summer festival in the city, which is a mix of world-class opera and classic music, Mozart aficionados mixing with Sound of Music day-trippers.
Just outside the city limits, tourists should discover...

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ABHA: While many smokers say that they can’t quit and others complain of no will power, some admit to smoking because it is seen as fashionable. It seems that sheesha and cigarettes have become the latest fashion accessory at women’s gatherings where smoking is seen as necessary.Psychologists and sociologists say that the increasing number of women who smoke for perceived social prestige is alarming.An official at Naqa, a charitable organization specializing in combating smoking, said more Saudi women than men smoke sheesha. He pointed out that the ages of smoking women is between 30 and 40, adding that large numbers of married women smoke sheesha. He explained that the situation has become...
If you are tired of eating Lebanese, Italian or even Chinese food and you have no desire for some fast food, the time has come for a real change so how about some Tex-Mex at Chili’s! Tex-Mex, incidentally, was one of the original spin-offs from Mexican cooking that has really strayed far from its roots. In other words, Mexican food and Tex-Mex are merely cousins in the culinary world. The term Tex-Mex first appeared in print in 1945.The arrival of large numbers of Mexican immigrants in Texas after 1950 prompted the opening of Mexican restaurants. This twentieth century phenomenon turned into a gourmet trend in the 1970s, a fad which has not abated and is still very much alive. People are...
JEDDAH: There are nearly 15,000 renal failure patients in the Kingdom and two-third of them undergo dialysis, said Dr. Mohammed Al-Aumi, supervisor of King Salman Kidney Center in Riyadh.Addressing a workshop organized by the Health Ministry for enhancing public awareness on kidney related diseases, he said renal failure cases are spreading all over the world.“More than 600 million people around the world currently suffer from kidney diseases and they account for 14.2 percent of global population,” Al-Aumi told participants.“It’s a silent disease that creeps into all parts of body and we’ll know its symptoms only after sometime,” he pointed out.Al-Aumi underscored the ministry’s efforts to...

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DUBAI: A Palestinian woman who lives in the UAE is one of three recipients of an inaugural scholarship for Arab female f...
LAHORE: With several Pakistani actors setting foot in Bollywood, Fatima Effendi’s decision to turn down an offer from across the border may come as a surprise to many. The television actor was recently approached to star in a film by Bollywood director Anees Bazmee of ‘Singh is Kinng’ fame, but rejected the role as it required her to appear in a bold avatar, reported Roznama Express.Fatima said the filmmaker called her and narrated the movie’s story along with the outline of her character. After assessing the details, she refused the role, citing how she wouldn’t do anything that’d be a “...
LONDON: Keira Knightley is a mom!The ‘Imitation Game’ actress and her husband, musician James Righton, welcomed their first child, a source confirms to PEOPLE.Although PEOPLE confirmed her pregnancy in December, the mom-to-be, 30, kept mum on the news, and let her baby belly speak for itself in the weeks leading up to award season.But after stepping out several times in gowns that kept her bump under wraps, Knightley — who later joked her ‘waist had disappeared‘ — opened up about the perks of pregnancy while walking the Golden Globes red carpet in January.“Luckily, I don’t have lipstick. I...

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