Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif discussed on Thursday the Yemen situation and matters of mutual interest, said a Pakistani diplomat. The Pakistan delegation included Army Chief Gen. Raheel Sharif, Defense Minister Khawaja Asif, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Tariq Fatemi and Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry. A lunch was hosted in honor of the visiting Pakistani premier. Among those who attended were Crown Prince Muqrin, Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal and Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar. Sharif had been met at Riyadh Air Base by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, Defense Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Pakistani Ambassador Manzoor ul Haq. Meanwhile, President Hadi received Sharif and Defense Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh and discussed prospects of coordination between Saudi Ara...
There was a blackout at King Abdul Aziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah on Thursday morning f...
Saudi dentist Dr. Nasreen Al-Hoqail said she embarked on an adventurous Everest journey to draw worl...
Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary General Iyad Madani has called upon the member states to continue to accord due attention to malaria control and elimination. He was speaking at a conference and photo exhibition organized on the eve of World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25.Leaders from the OIC, Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and Roll Back Malaria (RBM) organized the event at the headquarters of IDB...
Saudi-led coalition warplanes launched new strikes on Houthi positions in south Yemen on Thursday in response to an attack carried out by the militia and its allies, raising concerns about peace prospects and driving up oil prices.Informed sources in Dhalie said the Houthi forces had obliterated the house of Col. Mosleh Al-Oudi, a pro-government military officer. “Houthi tanks were firing haphazardly in Jalilah region, ca...

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In a landmark decision, the Jeddah Municipality has launched a project to segregate waste at source in eight districts, with the motto: “I love Jeddah. I will keep it clean.”As part of the project, under the auspices of Mayor Hani Abu Ras, three bins of different colors — red, blue and green — with...
All the monuments in the Kingdom and in marine areas under the Saudi Arabia’s jurisdiction are public property, said Director-General of the Legal Department at the General Authority for Tourism and Antiquities, Faisal Al-Fadil.“Anyone who alters or damages an archaeological or heritage site or monument is subject to impris...
With every passing day, complaints against insurance companies pile up.According to reports in the local media, the insured will be the victims if a solution is not reached any time soon.The problem of the insured could become a phenomenon if consultants refuse to deal with medical insurance companies and force patients to...
Writers — expats and Saudis — have been coming up with articles on Brig. Gen. Ahmad Al-Assiri, consultant in the office of the Defense Ministry and spokesman for Operation Decisive Storm, which ended Tuesday.Well-known Saudi TV host and Islamic scholar Mohsin Shaikh Al-Hassan has written a biography in Arabic of Al-Assiri w...
The Houthis and former President Ali Abdullah Saleh should stop fighting against the Yemeni people.This was the call made by German Ambassador Boris Ruge on Thursday during a meeting with Shoura Council Secretary-General Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Amro at his office. Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Ohnmacht was also present.D...
New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key will arrive here Tuesday to hold wide-ranging talks on bilateral and regional issues with high-ranking Saudi officials. He will the first New Zealand prime minister to visit Saudi Arabia.“Key will be in Riyadh on April 28 and 29,” Greg Lewis, spokesman for the New Zealand Embassy, told...
The Philippines Embassy in the Saudi capital rendered consular services to 648 Filipinos on April 17 and 18 at the Al Jazeera International School in Dammam.The ‘Embassy On Wheels’ (EOW) team processed 320 e-passport applications, 19 passport extensions, four lost passport applications, one travel document, six reports of b...
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus cases have continued to drop in the last six weeks in Saudi Arabia. According to the Health Ministry, two new confirmed cases and two recoveries were reported on April 20, but no deaths. A 49-year-old expatriate in Riyadh and a 61-year-old Saudi in Hafoof tested positive...
A hot chase by security patrol of a motorcycle ended in an accident and injuries to three Saudi youths riding the bike, with one of them slipping into coma. The Al-Salama Police Department in North Jeddah are investigating what prompted the patrol to chase the young men along the Corniche on Monday.The youths are being trea...
The Ministry of Social Affairs and the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has signed an agreement to boost the handicraft sector.The National Handicraft Program, known as Bari, is also involved in the initiative to raise the quality of products for sale on international markets.Majed Al-Qassabi, social affa...
The Al-Sakinah Campaign for Dialogue, which was launched by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance, is set to adopt a new project in support of moderation among Islamic societies throughout the world, via the Internet.The project will broadcast targeted programs in the Turkish language which will app...
With final exams getting nearer in the second school session, private teachers are found no longer using “walled advertisements.”They are instead opening up electronic websites with ads being placed in forums and other specialist platforms to reach a greater audience.The managers of these websites seek to make these ads int...
The Ministry of Health has launched a new telephone service for families requiring advice on care for their newborn babies. The toll free number of the ministry for medical assistance is 800-249-4444.Ten doctors have been assigned to the 24-hour service, which is for emergency situations when there are no other doctors avai...

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BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces recaptured a key bridge from Islamic State milita...

MANAMA: Bahraini authorities sentenced an Iraqi man to three years in prison on...

BEIRUT: Rostom Ghazali, the powerful Syrian general who was once considered the...

TUNIS: At least 10 militants and three Tunisian soldiers have been killed in two...

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SKOPJE/NEAR VELES: Fourteen migrants in their 20s believed to be from Afghanista...

LONDON/GENEVA: The UN’s human rights chief has accused Britain’s tabloid newspap...

BRUSSELS: The European Union has doubled the emergency aid to frontline member s...

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said Friday the botched US drone attack that killed two fore...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida: NASA on Thursday marked the silver anniversary of the H...

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BARCELONA: Reigning champion Kei Nishikori moved into the semifinals of the Barc...

DHAKA: Pakistan’s miserable tour of Bangladesh continued as the hosts recorded t...

NEW DELHI: IOC supremo Thomas Bach will meet India’s Prime Minister Narendra Mod...

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JEDDAH: Despite a strong performance by banks, Saudi Arabia’s first-quarter corporate earnings were generally weaker than expected, a sign that foreign investors should b...
NEW YORK: Oil prices diverged, with Brent hitting 4-1/2 month highs on continued fighting in Yemen while US crude fell on concerns of another upcoming stock build, though both benchmarks headed toward weekly gains.A softer dollar also lent support to Brent and formed a floor beneath falling US crude prices.Worries that crud...
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), visited Bahrain on Wednesday. Prince Alwaleed was received by Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, personal representative of King Hamad at Bahrain International Airport.The prince was accompanied by a delegation that included Fahad Alsukait, CEO of Alar...
Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), in collaboration with the Royal Commission for Jubail (RCJ), organized a workshop on the sustainability and quality assessment system (SQAS) in Jubail Industrial City earlier this week.The event, attended by more than 150 industrial experts, aimed to educate participants...
PARIS: Europe’s Airbus has pledged to boost sales of its A380 superjumbo, as the world’s largest passenger jet prepares to celebrate a bitter-sweet 10-year anniversary in the skies having booked no new airline orders since 2013.“This will be a very good year for A380 deliveries and orders,” sales chief John Leahy said, addi...
BEIJING: The vast majority of cars in the world’s biggest auto market are purchased new, but a second-hand trade is beginning to emerge in China despite traditional buyer reluctance — and foreign manufacturers are hoping to benefit.In China, one used car is sold for every four new vehicles, the opposite of Europe and the US...
WASHINGTON: The Briton blamed for contributing to the May 2010 Wall Street flash crash maintained frenetic relationships with a series of brokers, banks and software firms that appear to mirror his rapid-fire trading activity, US court documents showed.Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, was arrested in London on criminal charges thi...
BENGALURU: Emerging Asian central banks are expected to cut interest rates again in the coming months, but economists polled by Reuters are doubtful the moves will significantly boost growth or inflation.The findings echo results from earlier this week in Reuters surveys of more than 250 economists in Europe and North Ameri...
LONDON: HSBC Holdings, Europe’s biggest bank, will review whether to move its headquarters out of Britain, potentially dealing a blow to a country trying to balance tighter regulation with the importance of the financial industry to its economy.The announcement comes less than two weeks before UK elections on May 7 and pose...
LONDON: Sterling rose to a five-week high against the dollar, joining a global push against the greenback and exposing the running assumption that uncertainty ahead of the UK general election is a mounting risk for the pound.Hedge funds were said to be among those buying sterling, which was on track for a 1 percent rise on...
NEW YORK: Strong demand for cloud computing services helped Amazon’s revenue jump 15 percent in the first quarter.The company also reported a smaller quarterly loss than expected and its shares rose 7 percent in aftermarket trading.Investors have been growing restless with Amazon’s long-term strategy of plowing most of the...
SAN FRANCISCO:Microsoft is changing its business. The question is whether it’s changing fast enough.The tech giant showed some progress on Thursday, reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings and more growth in its relatively new cloud computing segment. CEO Satya Nadella has been investing in new services and redesi...
NEW YORK: Comcast and Time Warner Cable announced they had scrapped their mega-merger plans, amid opposition from US antitrust regulators.“Today, we move on,” Comcast chairman Brian Roberts said in announcing the end of a $45 billion deal to merge the two cable and broadband giants.“Of course, we would have liked to bring o...

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The issue of “radicalization” has been notably absent from discussions prompted...
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French President Francois Hollande on Friday stepped 36,000 years back in time into a darkened, cool cave to admire the earliest known figurative paintings of hands, bears, rhinos and panthers.
But he was actually above ground, inaugurating a giant, millimeter-by-millimeter exact replica of the closely guarded Grotte Chauvet in southern Fra...

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A group of citizens named “Hackers of Saudi Arabia” is helping to fight cyber criminals in the country.
Muhammed Al-Sare’ey, head of the team of seven specialists, said that they have succeeded in tackling over 500 cases of blackmail and retrieved several hacked accounts on Instagram and Twitter.
The team also works with various gover...

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The year 2015 just began and we’ve already had some huge makeup launches and new trends emerging. Last year introduced us to some amazing beauty tricks and looks. However, there are some trends that we can well do without this year. Jeddah’s beauty guru Nilo Haq brings to you a list of beauty trends that need to go in 2015.

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All the monuments in the Kingdom and in marine areas under the Saudi Arabia’s jurisdiction are public property, said Director-General of the Legal Department at the General Authority for Tourism and Antiquities, Faisal Al-Fadil.
“Anyone who alters or damages an archaeological or heritage site or monument is subject to imprisonment for a per...

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After giving birth, all mothers think about losing weight as soon as possible. Many of them are harsh on themselves as they try to cut down calories from the diet they followed when they were pregnant.Doctors recommend new mothers to stay on an even healthier diet to give their baby healthy nutrition. “Nursing mothers should give close attention to what they are eating, their breast milk should meet their baby’s nutritional needs,” said pediatrician Dr. Osama Khalid. “If the mother’s diet is low in calories or it relies on one food group, it can affect the quality and quantity of her milk,” he said. When mothers start breastfeeding, they might feel extra hungry throughout the day. “Mothers...
The coconut and its water, milk, and oil have endless health benefits. Last week in Part 3, I expounded on coconut oil’s myriads of uses for the care of the skin, ranging from the aesthetic aspect to maintaining healthy skin and healing infections like skin and nail fungal infections (athlete’s foot and others) to preventing wrinkles and signs of premature skin aging. However, there is one more thing I would like to add about coconut oil. It has dual effects. It provides the sun protection factor (SPF) of around 10. But because the oil is a mild sun protector, it allows the sun’s ultraviolet rays to penetrate the skin to synthesize much-needed vitamin D. However to increase SPF, mix it with...
During the last forty years, the interest in homeopathy has grown as an increasing number of people realize that conventional medicine cannot cure all diseases and the treatments also cause serious side effects. However, there are many misunderstandings regarding homeopathy and ‘Complete Guide to Homeopathy: The Principles and Practice of Treatment’ explains in a clear and easy language what homeopathy is and how it can be used safely and effectively to treat common complaints. The principles and practice of homeopathy have remained largely unchanged since their introduction about two centuries ago. This complete guide to homeopathy begins with a section which looks at the history of...

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UNITED NATIONS: Actress Angelina Jolie pleaded with world powers Friday to help the millions of Syrian refugees. Jolie b...
NEW YORK: Sawyer Sweeten, who played one of Ray Romano’s twin sons in the CBS comedy “Everybody Loves Raymond,” has died. He was 19.Sweeten committed suicide, his sister Madylin Sweeten, said in a statement. There were no other details. Madylin, and Sawyer’s twin brother Sullivan, all played the children in the sitcom’s fictional Barone family.The hit comedy aired for nine seasons before ending in 2005. Sawyer Sweeten was a toddler when the series began.“This morning a terrible family tragedy has occurred,” the family said in a statement.“We are devastated to report that our beloved brother,...
GAZA CITY: When nightfall descends upon Gaza, the glittering lights of the Level Up restaurant seem to be the only bright spot in this darkened city.In a territory plagued by chronic power outages, poverty and shortages of construction materials, the restaurant defies all the rules: It’s well lit, thanks to a humming generator. The tables are crowded and hard to come by, and it is one of the few places in Gaza to rebound and relax.“People want to believe that they should live their lives,” said Basil Eleiwa, the manager of the restaurant. “People seem to like this place.”The story of Level Up...

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