The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman chaired the Cabinet's session at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday afternoon.At the outset of the session, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques briefed the Cabinet on the results of his talks, meetings, consultations, messages and communications held with the leaders of brotherly and friendly countries, during which they reviewed the bilateral relations and the overall situations at the regional and international arenas, and in which various countries have expressed their support for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the Decisive Storm Operation and their readiness to provide all kinds of support that the Kingdom may need whenever it is requested.The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques expressed in this context his thanks and appreciation to the countries participating in the Decisive Storm Operation and countries supporting this operatio...
Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Asiri has accused Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah of...
The UAE Cabinet on Sunday praised Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman for building an inte...
ADEN: Iran-allied Houthi militiamen pushed into the northeastern outskirts of the Yemeni port city of Aden on Monday amid heavy clashes with loyalists of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi apparently backed by Saudi-led air strikes.Witnesses heard loud explosions and saw a thick column of black smoke and a jet flying overhead. Hadi’s supporters earlier said artillery and rocket fire hit the approaches to the city after the...
SHARM EL-SHEIKH: Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of hypocrisy, telling the Arab summit that he should not express support for the Middle East while fueling instability by supporting Syrian leader Bashar Assad.Prince Saud said Russia proposes a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis while it continues to provide arms to the Assad regime.The foreign minister said Assad has...

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Young Saudi men in Jazan are expressing their love, support and full approval for the Kingdom’s “Operation Decisive Storm” against the Houthi coup in Yemen by attaching posters and stickers to their cars depicting images of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman in order to show their pride i...
Vehicular accidents caused by animals is growing phenomenon, particularly in Saudi Arabia, as the Kingdom registers hundreds of accidents caused by camels each year, resulting in the loss of countless lives, as well as propery worth millions of riyals. The Ministry of Transport spends billions of riyals trying to curb this...
Following a telephone conversation between Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and French President Francois Hollande on Friday, the French Embassy in Riyadh reiterated its strong support for Operation Decisive Storm led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to flush out the Houthi militants from Yemen.King Salman thanke...
Saudi-led coalition, that intensified aerial attacks on Houthis’ hideouts Sunday, has taken complete control of the Yemeni airspace after four days of airstrikes, said Brig. Gen. Ahmad Al-Assiri, a consultant at the office of defense minister. “No plane from any country including Iran carrying military supplies has landed i...
Foreign Affairs Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal will attend a meeting of the consultative committee of the Shoura council in Riyadh on Tuesday.The 26th regular session of the Shoura Council will be chaired by its president, Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh.The members of the foreign affairs and health committee of the council will al...
Top Saudi officials and academics on Sunday rallied behind the government for its action in Yemen, saying that helping the victims of oppression is a religious duty.“That is the very principle of Islam toward Muslims who have their rights when they are in dire need of help for being oppressed,” Saudi Justice Minister Dr. Wa...
Many Saudi and international Twitter users have shared their thoughts on the social media site through #Asifat Al-Hazm, ‘Decisive Storm’ in Arabic.This operation is led by Saudi Arabia and aims to deter Houthis, who have rebelled in Yemen and taken over the capital, Sanaa. Some journalists said the Iranian media has gone in...
Dust and heavy gusts of wind swept Jeddah and surrounding areas on Sunday, leaving the city with poor visibility for most of the day.The unexpected weather phenomenon caused low visibility on roads in general and on the Haramain Expressway in particular, though weather had been normal in the early morning. From 10 a.m. hove...
A police man was injured during an operation by security forces to arrest an infiltrator. Al-Jouf district police arrested the armed man who attempted to illegally enter the Jordanian territories through the Saudi borders. Before the arrest, the policemen exchanged fire with the man, leaving one security man lightly injured...
Two Saudi researchers have suggested in a study monitoring social media websites to follow up on suspicious behavior that can affect citizens directly or indirectly. The study, conducted on a sample of citizens in the Northern Borders Province, stated that these websites can be used to shake the security of the nation and f...
More pilgrims flock to Madinah to receive blessings after their spiritual journey started with Umrah at Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah. The Prophet’s Mosque is one of the first destinations Madinah visitors seek to pay their salutations upon the Prophet (peace be upon him).Arab News followed some pilgrims in Madinah and listened...
The Uruguayan-Saudi air travel agreement proposed during the International Civil Aviation Conference in Jeddah nearly two years ago is expected to be signed in the coming weeks by the two countries.“If and when the air travel accord is signed, cooperation between the two countries in various sectors will be stepped up,” Uru...
In a crackdown against illegal workers, more than 300 people­ were rounded up from three districts of Riyadh last week.Among those arrested were three wanted men of Yemeni nationality and 13 Ethiopian women. The week-long operation, conducted on a special directive by the Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar, targeted illeg...

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CAIRO: Egypt’s top prosecutor on Sunday named 18 Muslim Brotherhood members, inc...

BEIRUT: A new video released by the Islamic State group on Sunday shows its figh...

TUNIS: World leaders joined tens of thousands of Tunisians on Sunday to march in...

ISTANBUL: A Turkish court on Sunday charged two former policemen with illegally...

BEIRUT: Syrian troops regrouped on Sunday after a coalition including Al-Qaeda’s...

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BERLIN: The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in t...

HONG KONG: The president and CEO of The Associated Press has called for changes...

LONDON: Prime Minister David Cameron arrived at Buckingham Palace for an audienc...

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s new government has warned that defeated Tamil Tiger rebels...

LONDON: Britain’s opposition Labour Party has taken a four-point lead over Prime...

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s cricket chiefs Monday named batsman Azhar Ali as the natio...

LONDON: Five players from World Cup runners-up New Zealand and three from winner...

MIAMI: Defending champions Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams launched their Mia...

MANILA: Purefoods and Meralco worked out a sweat this time, but still got the j...

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DUBAI: The UAE is at an advanced stage of drafting a foreign investment law to allow 100 percent foreign ownership of businesses in some sectors, the country’s economy mi...
Saudi Aramco has signed a new $10 billion credit deal with 27 financial institutions, it said on Monday, replacing an existing $4 billion agreement, which was signed in 2010.The new standby revolving credit facilities agreement is divided into dollars and Saudi riyals tranches, the company said in a statement.The following...
The Kingdom’s stock exchange jumped the most in six weeks, leading a rally in Arab equity markets, after Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman pledged to restore stability in Yemen.“The market has reacted positively to the swift and decisive Saudi-led airstrikes against Houthi military targets in Yemen,” Basil Al-Gh...
More than 120 local and international companies are showcasing their expertise in building, construction and heavy equipment at BUILDEX 2015.BUILDEX 2015 — the 17th edition of the Saudi international building and construction exhibition — is being held with the participation of more than 120 local and international exhibito...
Net profits of the Saudi banks reached SR7.1 billion in a two-month period (January-February 2015) and expected to register record levels by the end of the year, according to a financial report.In 2014, profits of the Saudi banks registered the highest record in the history of banking sector in the Kingdom, which reached SR...
ATHENS: Greece's Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis will meet his Russian counterpart and the CEO of energy giant Gazprom in Moscow on Monday, as he hit out at the EU and Germany for tightening a "noose" around the Greek economy.Outspoken Lafazanis, on the left wing of Greece's co-ruling Syriza party, will meet Russian En...
LONDON/FRANKFURT: The European Central Bank and the Bank of England have reached a deal that strengthens the financial backing of British clearing houses in their handling of euro-denominated securities, ending a long-running legal battle. The agreement follows a court ruling, which has led the ECB to shelve a policy requi...
NEW YORK: Last fall, when the price of oil started dropping, fund manager Craig Hodges figured crude would rebound in 2015 and began buying shares of companies he thought would be unfairly hit, including construction company Primoris Services Corp. and Eagle Materials Inc., which produces sand used in fracked wells.Hodges,...
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), received Jean- Louis Borloo, special envoy to the French President François Hollande. The meeting was also attended by Adel Alsayed, executive director for International and Private Equity, Mohammed Fahmy, KHC’s CFO, Hassna Alturki, executive manager for...
WASHINGTON: The US should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future, an Energy Department advisory council says in a study to be released Friday.The US has drastically cut imports and transformed itself into the...
BOAO, China: China’s central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan has warned that the country needs to be vigilant for signs of deflation and said policymakers were watching slowing global economic growth and declining commodity prices.“Inflation in China is also declining. We need to have vigilance if this can go further to reach...
In spite of some gaps, the recent Saudi economic history has been punctuated over the last two generations by a comfortable fiscal position, significant expansion and tepid economic growth. This phase has spawned a significant new economic environment. This environment has shaped the economic scene with certain features wit...
At the annual Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2015, the senior leadership of the world’s second largest diversified global chemical company, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), contributed their thoughts and perspectives to multilateral discussions focused around this year’s theme — Asia’s new future: To...

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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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Many Saudi and international Twitter users have shared their thoughts on the social media site through #Asifat Al-Hazm, ‘Decisive Storm’ in Arabic.
This operation is led by Saudi Arabia and aims to deter Houthis, who have rebelled in Yemen and taken over the capital, Sanaa. Some journalists said the Iranian media has gone into a state of hy...

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Caroline Seikaly is an American-Lebanese designer with French roots. She grew up in the United States and studied fashion design at the Rhode Island School of Design and while she was there, she also had the opportunity to collaborate with Isaac Mizrahi in New York.
After graduation, Seikaly moved to Paris to gain experience in Haute Coutu...

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The first integrated tourist center in Jeddah was recently inaugurated under the patronage of Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed by the director general of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities in Makkah, Abdullah Al-Omari.
During the opening event, thousands of visitors were present, along with businessmen, businesswomen, nota...

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CHICAGO: An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away. That's according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples.The findings don't mean apples aren't good for you but they do underscore that it takes more than just one kind of food to make a healthy diet and avoid illness.About one-third of the adults studied said they had no more than one doctor visit in the previous year; the remainder reported at least two visits. A preliminary analysis found apple eaters had slightly fewer visits than apple avoiders — those who ate less than one daily or no apples. But that difference disappeared when the...
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...

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LOS ANGELES: Emma Stone is a Kids’ Choice Award winner who largely escaped the show’s trademark green slime. But the sam...
JAHANNESBURG: Best-selling boy band One Direction bounded onto the stage in Johannesburg Saturday for their first show since fans across the world were plunged into teenage distress over heartthrob Zayn Malik quitting the group.A deafening wall of excited screams greeted the remaining four members of the British-Irish group, who have earned a global following since bursting onto the scene in a television talent show in 2010.Adoring young fans said they feared the departure of Malik, 22, could mean the break-up of One Direction, but the performers made no mention of their missing bandmate as...
KAMPALA: After a film about a king of Scotland, Ugandans are getting excited over a new movie about a “queen,” starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.The Hollywood star, born in Mexico to Kenyan parents, jetted into neighboring Uganda a few days ago for her first job in East Africa since taking the 2014 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in “12 Years a Slave.”“I’m loving the food, I’m loving the people, I’m loving the style,” she said ahead of the start of production for the film “Queen of Katwe.”“I don’t feel like leaving. People just have an innate style, so I’m taking notes. And I’m...

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