RIYADH: The first wave of Saudi-led air raids against Houthi terrorists in Yemen was “successful,” the coalition said, vowing to press on with the intervention until unspecified goals are reached.Speaking to reporters, spokesman Ahmed Assiri also said that there were no immediate plans for a ground offensive but that the coalition would not allow any supplies to reach the rebels.
Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt: The foreign ministers of Egypt and Kuwait said Thursday it was necessary to...
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman held wide-ranging talks with Sudanese President Omar B...
SHARM EL SHEIKH: Arab foreign ministers meeting in Egypt have agreed on the formation of a joint military force, the Arab League's chief and the Egyptian foreign minister said.The plan forms part of a draft resolution to be submitted to Arab leaders at a weekend summit in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh.The ministers "agreed on an important principle, to establish the force", Arab League secretary general Nabil...
RIYADH: Prince Mohammed bin Salman, minister of defense, chief of the Royal Court and special adviser to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, arrived yesterday at the center of the Air Force Operations Command to command Al-Hazm (Firm) Storm operation, which started its operations upon the order issued by King Salman, at midnight.The minister of defense supervises the first air strike on the Houthis’ strongholds...

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RIYADH: The first wave of Saudi-led air raids against Houthi terrorists in Yemen was “successful,” the coalition said, vowing to press on with the intervention until unspecified goals are reached.Speaking to reporters, spokesman Ahmed Assiri also said that there were no immediate plans for a ground...
The Shoura Council rejected a proposal to extend the work schedule in the public sector establishments by one hour.Shoura members declined the proposal at the 24th session of the council, after listening to a report submitted by the Committee on Administration, Human Resources on the proposed amendment. The house felt that...
The Ministry of Health emphasized on Wednesday the importance of reporting all cases of Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) infections immediately to the ministry. This is part of the effort to curb the spread of the virus.The emphasis was in a ministerial circular all health directorates in the Kingdom.The circu...
Teachers have welcomed the decision by Education Minister Azzam Al-Dakhil to open nurseries at all government and private girls’ schools across the Kingdom.The ministry wants to increase the productivity of women teachers and put their minds at ease concerning the safety of their children during working hours, the minister...
The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) has embarked on a media blitzkrieg to project significant role of Haia in serving the community.The new move was announced by Haia President Abdul Rahman Al-Sanad as part of the organization’s strategic plans and functions. A number of officials in add...
In a pre-dawn raid in Riyadh on Wednesday the police arrested more than 100 beggars, including 25 children of different nationalities. Besides, those arrested included 63 men and 38 women.According to Riyadh police chief, Maj. Gen. Saud bin Hilal, the police had to resort to a pre-dawn operation since the beggars would ran...
Saudi women have progressed significantly during the past few years and have occupied many important positions on the way, from undersecretary at the Education Ministry to membership of the chambers of commerce and the Shoura Council.Saudi women are now preparing to enter into a new sphere of politics and serving the countr...
The Administrative Court of Appeal in Jeddah endorsed the ruling to impose prison sentences on 53 convicts in Jeddah floods lawsuits and the re-trial of 16 accused.Familiar sources with the court was quoted as saying to local media that in all 138 people were accused in Jeddah floods, half of whom have been acquitted. The r...
Uruguayan Ambassador Carlos A. Mora underlined the close diplomatic relationship between his country and the Kingdom.“The two countries are bound by excellent ties but there is a need to make the relationship stronger,” he told Arab News.He said that Uruguay had been working early on to make the bilateral ties with Saudi Ar...
The number of visitors to the Jubail Heritage and Crafts Festival, hosted by the Royal Commission for Jubail (RCJ) at Al-Fanateer beach, has exceeded 277,954 since its opening eight days ago.Abdullah bin Ibrahim Al-Mohammadi, general supervisor of the festival and director of the RCJ’s social services department, stated tha...
King Abdul Aziz and His Companions Foundation for the Gifted and Creativity “Mawhiba” is committed to provide constant training to the country’s talented students.As part of its vision to provide world-class training facility, Mawhiba organized recently communication skills confidence for students in partnership with their...
Mauritius plans to open an embassy in the Kingdom soon, an official from that country’s government said here recently.“The Mauritius government has already taken the decision to open the fully fledged embassy. We are shortly going to sign the memorandum of understanding with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” said Showkutally So...
Young Saudi men are turning against traditional looks and following latest fashion trends in clothes, accessories and even untraditional bags. Not only in their day-to-day wear, men are being creative in their beach, and, more surprisingly, their sleeping attire.The new drive has triggered criticism from those who say that...

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RIYADH: The first wave of Saudi-led air raids against Houthi terrorists in Yemen...

WASHINGTON: Iraq’s Shiite militias have withdrawn from the forefront of an offen...

TUNIS: Tunisia said Thursday that it had arrested 23 suspects in connection with...

TUNIS: It was a flood of messages from concerned friends abroad that alerted the...

JERUSALEM: The long-running conflict with Israel claimed the lives of more Pales...

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Seyne-les-Alpes, France: The young copilot of the doomed Germanwings flight appe...

LAUSANNE: Iran’s nuclear chief said Thursday he was “optimistic” about reaching...

TULSA, Oklahoma: The first batch of severe weather in the US tornado season deva...

LONDON: Prime Minister David Cameron and Prince Charles expressed dismay Thursda...

MANILA: Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Thursday took responsibility for...

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Saudi national golf team standout Faisal Salhab won Overall Best Gross honors an...

Sweet Bloomer bumped off Nesma Holding for No. 1 in Inter-Company Division B whe...

Longshot Guardians Thunder won a breakthrough Team of the Week award with a perf...

Saipem of Art Caliboso fended off a stiff challenge from Nesma & Partners Te...

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SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook’s Messenger app is evolving into a multitasking tool equipped to send an animated fist bump to a friend at one moment and then get a little busine...
TOYOTA: Toyota Motor Corp. is ready to ramp up its growth again, emerging from an intentional soul-searching lull brought on by its massive global recall scandal that began in 2009.The world’s top-selling automaker outlined a new “architecture” on Thursday centered on product development and manufacturing initiatives it hop...
SAN FRANCISCO: Google has lured away Morgan Stanley’s chief financial officer, Ruth Porat, to be its CFO at a time when the Internet search leader and its Silicon Valley peers are under fire for hiring and promoting too few women.The appointment fills a void that opened earlier this month after Google’s CFO of the past seve...
AHMEDABAD: US auto giant Ford Motors said it was doubling its production capacity in India as it opened a new $1 billion plant in the business-friendly prime minister’s home state of Gujarat.Ford said the Sanand plant in western India would boost its nationwide manufacturing capacity to 610,000 engines and 440,000 vehicles....
NEW YORK: New phones from Samsung and HTC will be available in US stores starting April 10.Advance orders for the new HTC One begin Friday, and those customers might receive their phones before April 10. Orders for Samsung’s Galaxy S 6 phones start Saturday, with delivery around April 10. Prices will vary by carrier. No-con...
SHANGHAI: Chinese energy firm PetroChina said its net profit slumped 17 percent in 2014 from a year earlier as international crude oil prices plunged in the second half.Net profit was 107.17 billion yuan ($17.25 billion) last year, down from 129.60 billion yuan in 2013, it said in a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange...
MUMBAI: India raised a record $17.6 billion during intense bidding on a government auction of mobile phone airwaves which ended Wednesday, as analysts warned of price hikes for subscribers.Communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said total bids of 1.1 trillion rupees ($17.6 billion) had been received during the 1...
SHANGHAI: The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the country's biggest lender, eked out a five percent gain in net profit last year in the face of "complex" domestic and overseas environments, it said Thursday.Net profit was 275.81 billion yuan ($45.21 billion) in 2014, up from 262.65 billion yuan a year earlie...
LONDON: British low cost carrier easyJet upgraded first-half forecasts, saying favourable currency moves would boost its bottom line, but said if current exchange rates stuck, they would provide a reverse effect over the year.The group, which like rivals traditionally makes a loss over the winter when fewer customers fly, s...
NAIROBI: A Somali businessman is betting on a biometric fingerprint system to keep alive vital money transfer firms which face closure after Western banks cut ties due to fears remittance cash may be channelled to militant groups.Somalia’s leaders say the closure of money transfer companies would be disastrous for a nation...
The Tadawul All-Share Index (TASI) dropped 4.96 percent or 463.07 points to 8,868.12 on Wednesday, its biggest daily fall in three months.Analysts said the stock market plunged in a broad sell-off on concern about upcoming first-quarter earnings announcements, stretched valuations and the escalation of military conflict in...
LONDON: World oil prices advanced Wednesday despite news of a stronger-than-expected increase in crude inventories in the United States, analysts said.US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for delivery in May rose 86 cents to $48.37 a barrel compared with Tuesday's close.Brent North Sea crude for May added 87 cents to $55.98...
NEW YORK: H.J. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft Foods, creating one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world with annual revenue of about $28 billion.The Kraft Heinz Co. will own Kraft, Heinz, Oscar Mayer, Ore-Ida and other brands. Eight of those brands have annual sales of $1 billion or more and five others log sal...

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Muslims across the world are going through a very difficult phase due to the wro...
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Earlier this month, March 14 to be precise, Sonia Gandhi completed 17 years as p...

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DUBAI: The Middle East’s first three-dimensional pavement art festival, starring works by international artists that appear to rise from the ground, kicked off this week in Dubai, its organizers said.
The Dubai Canvas Festival features 3-D artworks in chalk or paint, many of them depicting eye-catching images of the Emirati city.
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SAN FRANCISCO: Instagram has released a stand-alone application that makes it easy to create collages of iPhone pictures.
The move by the Facebook-owned smartphone photo sharing service was in keeping with a strategy by social network co-founder Mark Zuckerberg to field separate, specialized applications aimed at ways people like to use mob...

FASHION »

Getting your hair colored at the salon can be very expensive. Many women prefer to buy their own hair dye hoping to get a salon-perfect hue at home. Sometimes women are not even satisfied with the service and the color chosen by the colorist at the salon, but still pay for it. Other women choose to do it themselves at home and experiment with co...

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The number of visitors to the Jubail Heritage and Crafts Festival, hosted by the Royal Commission for Jubail (RCJ) at Al-Fanateer beach, has exceeded 277,954 since its opening eight days ago.
Abdullah bin Ibrahim Al-Mohammadi, general supervisor of the festival and director of the RCJ’s social services department, stated that this year’s fe...

FOOD & HEALTH »

Only half a century ago, very few people knew what a coconut was, let alone knowing the taste of its fresh water or its white fruit, the fatty meaty pulp. Very few homes had coconut trees in Jeddah. Only the owners of the trees knew the value of this giving tree and its fruit. However, coconut oil was always found at the attar (local herb and spice store, once considered a pharmacist or healer). Women applied the oil to their hair before washing it to give it shine, moisture, and smoothness. It also nourished the scalp and made hair less rough and more manageable. I remember as a child, being subjected to this weekly ritual before swimming on Fridays to protect the hair strands from the sun...
Mobile clinics of the Tobacco Control Program (TCP) at the Ministry of Health have played a key role in helping some 2,296 male and female smokers to give up smoking.Some 9,710 smokers visited mobile clinics, of which 8,575, or 88.3 percent, were female smokers, and the remaining 11.7 percent, or 1,135 were male smokers, said Dr. Ali Al-Wadie, the TCP general supervisor.On the reasons behind smoking, 68 percent claim peer pressure, 37 percent was attributed to imitation, while tension was the third major reason for smoking at 11 percent.On the reasons that motivated smokers to quit smoking, health concerns topped other reasons at 59 percent, followed by religious factors (14 percent) and...
When Umm Ahmad sought a spice dealer’s help, she was looking for a recipe for losing weight. Instead, the 35-year-old housewife has suffered kidney failure as a result of a mix sold to her by an expatriate who was allegedly an “experienced” herbalist.Cancer, kidney failure and hepatitis can be worsened by herbal mixtures that people believe are cures. Doctors and experts warn people about taking herbal treatments too seriously as if they were scientific medications. They said some items sold by herbalists pose a serious danger since some of the different herbs become toxic when mixed.Jawaher Ali says many herbalists play the role of pharmacists, charging large amounts of money for their...

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LOS ANGELES: Two years after a double mastectomy, actress Angelina Jolie has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed...
ISTANBUL: Featuring heartthrob heroes, emancipated heroines and picturesque scenery, Turkish television drama series have taken the world by storm, gaining faithful audiences in dozens of countries across Europe, the Middle East and even the Americas.But life on the sets of the dramas — with episodes that can last up to three hours in series of up to 50 parts — is not all glitz and glamor.It is fraught with grueling work, with crews routinely clocking 15 to 18-hour days at the expense of their families, their health, and even their lives.“The worst day I ever worked on a show was 27 hours”...
LOS ANGELES: “Today” assembled the cast of “Pretty Woman” plus director Garry Marshall in honor of the 25th anniversary of the movie’s release. Some were “seeing each other for the first time since they were on that same set,” Matt Lauer boasted Tuesday. Which is just to say that actress Laura San Giacomo is the odd man out, since everyone else in the group — Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hector Elizondo and Marshall — worked together on the 1999 romantic comedy “Runaway Bride.”Things started out a little awkwardly. “If I forget to tell you later, I had a really good time,” Lauer began —...

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