JEDDAH: Deputy of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Mohammed bin Naif has directed the general supervisor of the Saudi National Campaign to Support Syrians to lend all medical help to an elderly Syrian woman at Al-Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. The woman was admitted to a hospital outside the camp. She underwent a successful cardiac surgery.Saudi Arabia paid the entire cost of the surgery, said Dr. Badr bin Abdul Rahman Al-Samhan, regional director of the Saudi National Campaign to Support Syrians.The woman expressed her gratitude to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Prince Mohamed bin Naif for their humanitarian and noble gesture.Meanwhile, the psychological support unit, run by Saudi Arabia at the Al-Zaatari camp, continues to provide succor to the refugees.
JEDDAH: Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense, will...
ADEN: Yemen’s government has issued an order for militiamen fighting alongside loyalist troops again...
DUBAI: The UAE has criticized the European Union for seeking Iranian cooperation in stabilizing the region, saying that an aggressive Tehran was helping to polarize the countries here.Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said that EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, who visited Iran recently, failed to understand Iran’s aims and her praise for the commitment shown by its negotiators in nuclear...
RIYADH: US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold talks with foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Monday and brief them about the Iran nuclear deal that has raised fears and concerns across the Arab world.The talks are aimed at reassuring Gulf officials that Washington will work with them closely to push back against the Iranian influence in the region.“On Aug. 3, Kerry will travel to Doha to meet w...

SAUDI ARABIA »

JEDDAH: Jeddah Show, one of the many events of Jeddah Summer Festival 36, is attracting a large number of visitors. The sound-and-light show is being run at the Jeddah International Exhibition and Convention Center.The show tells the story of the Bride of the Red Sea over the past 1,000 years. The s...
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the UN Abdullah Al- Muallami unveiled a beautifully framed old kiswa (covering) of the door of the Holy Kaaba at one of the newly refurbished halls of the world body. The kiswa curtain was presented to the UN in the early 1980s and that piece ha...
A policeman was shot dead by an unknown gunman in Qatif in the Eastern Province on Tuesday night.According to a spokesman of the Eastern Province police, the firing took place at 11:30 p.m. in a suburb called Al-Jishi.The targeted police officer was identified as Sami Mouawad Awad Al-Harbi. The killer shot the police office...
JEDDAH: The Riyadh Traffic Department carried out extensive campaigns on the main streets, intersections and squares in the city to boost traffic safety levels and discourage bad driving.During the first 72 hours of the campaign, traffic personnel recorded 15,415 violations on the streets of Riyadh. Undercover and official...
RIYADH: One of two women infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) died here in Riyadh, while the other patient is being treated at a hospital in Al-Kharj, some 60 km from the capital. Since June 2012, the Ministry of Health has reported 1,056 MERS cases in the Kingdom which included 467 deat...
AL-AHSA: Approximately 20,000 tons of Al-Ahsa dates are planned to be marketed abroad during the new dates season.Muhammad Ismail, director general of the King Abdullah City for Dates (KACD), said: “The authorities in the city are planning to increase the quantities of dates supplied for Madinah in the Haraj market during t...
JEDDAH: Al-Bagdadiya neighborhood residents in Jeddah are living in a state of worry because of 20 abandoned houses, which serve as hideouts for criminals.Residents said some houses are on the verge of collapse and have turned into shelters for criminals, especially since they have been abandoned for more than 10 years. The...
JEDDAH: A committee consisting of representatives from the Hail governorate, municipality, health department and the Saudi Food and Drugs Administration (SFDA) has ordered the closure of a restaurant in the city’s industrial area.Twelve people suffered poisoning from bacterial Salmonella after consuming food at the restaura...
The board of the Saudia Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization has announced that mandatory application of the regulations on new tires produced or sold in the Kingdom will commence in November this year.The board explained that the technical regulations have set limits for rolling resistance on wet surfaces. There a...
JEDDAH: The number of people with mental health issues or depression is increasing in Saudi Arabia due to urbanization, marital or relationship problems, and not being able to keep up with rapid progress. A Saudi mother said that her daughter suffers from severe depression because of her marital relationship. “Lack of under...
JUBAIL: Jubail beaches are expected to receive many tourists during September as a large number of people usually head to the city once the summer gets cooler to enjoy their holiday here.As part of the beach preparations for this season, the Social Services Department of the Royal Commission for Jubail (RCJ) has equipped al...
RIYADH: More than 50 percent of vehicle users in the Kingdom are not satisfied with the after-sales service of auto agencies in the Kingdom.In a survey conducted by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI) to evaluate the performance of automobile companies, results revealed that 56.9 percent of the 20,000 motorists invo...
JEDDAH: The Jeddah municipality has closed down a popular restaurant following the discovery of a rat rummaging through food items.The rat act was captured on video and posted on social media websites. It went viral, prompting the authorities to launch an investigation.Mohammad Al-Bugami, spokesman of the municipality, said...

MIDDLE EAST »

ANKARA: The Turkish government has given its formal approval for the United Stat...

EIN GEDI, Israel: A neglected grove of date palms, their leaves long fallen, tru...

AMMAN: Jordan handed down jail sentences Wednesday against seven of its citizens...

JERUSALEM: Israeli bulldozers began demolishing a contested housing complex in a...

JERUSALEM: An analysis of an Israeli assault in the Gaza Strip following the cap...

WORLD »

NEW DELHI: India’s president on Wednesday rejected a last-ditch plea to stay the...

PHILADELPHIA: An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infecti...

PARIS: Disneyland Paris on Wednesday denied allegations that it overcharges cust...

MOGADISHU: Somalia’s intelligence agency on Wednesday identified a suicide truck...

LONDON/PARIS: A Sudanese man died on Wednesday as migrants desperate to enter Br...

SPORTS »

JEDDAH: For the second straight week, Magnolia Ice Cream was all the buzz after...

BIRMINGHAM: Paceman James Anderson took six wickets to skittle Australia for a p...

JEDDAH: For the second straight week, Magnolia Ice Cream was all the buzz after...

KUALA LUMPUR: IOC President Thomas Bach said Boston was firmly to blame for its...

KAZAN, Russia: Russia’s Natalya Ishchenko won a record 18th career synchronized...

ECONOMY »

WASHINGTON: Microsoft began rolling out its Windows 10 operating system Wednesday, aiming to revive the tech giant’s fortunes, especially in mobile and the “Internet of T...
LONDON: Oil prices slid Wednesday as investors awaited the US Federal Reserve’s latest monetary policy meeting and a closely watched report on crude inventories in the world’s biggest economy.Worries over the Chinese economy after a recent rout in the country’s stock market and global crude oversupply were also keeping buye...
Saudi Arabia is blessed with some of the world’s largest oil and gas reserves, and is consistently one of the world’s largest oil and gas producers. The Kingdom has benefitted hugely from the wealth exporting these resources has earned, and is experiencing rapid industrialization and urbanization.These trends, coupled with...
SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter shares hit the slide on Tuesday as executives warned that the messaging service’s path to mainstream popularity would be a long one.Shares first leapt shortly after the release of second quarter financial performance figures that topped market expectations.But then they plunged after executives discus...
SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) said its first quarter net profit more than doubled from a year earlier as fuel expenses fell due to lower oil prices.Net profit for the three months to June came in at Sg$91.2 million ($67 million), up 162 percent from Sg$34.8 million in the same period last year, the airline said in a f...
NEW DELHI: General Motors Co. will invest $1 billion in the next few years to turn operations in India into a new global export hub aimed at boosting sales in fast-growing emerging markets, top executives said.The investment is part of GM’s plan to invest $5 billion over several years to develop a global family of Chevrolet...
PARIS: French automaker Peugeot has announced a return to profitability in the first half of the year with a net profit of 571 million euros ($630 million), sending its share price soaring.PSA Peugeot Citroen shares were up 5.54 percent to 18.77 euros in generally flat mid-afternoon trading on France’s CAC 40.The group had...
TOKYO: Nissan said its three-month net profit jumped 36.3 percent to $1.3 billion on strong sales in North America, Europe and China, but observers warned that overall Chinese demand may be weakening.The benefit of a sharply weaker yen also drove up the firm’s performance, said Carlos Ghosn, president and CEO.“Nissan delive...
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Tablet computer sales fell in the second quarter of 2015, with market leaders Apple and Samsung losing ground to other vendors, a survey showed Wednesday.The survey by IDC said tablet sales fell in the April-June period, marking a third consecutive quarter of declining year-over-year sales.Total tablet s...
MOSCOW: The sharp decline in Russia’s economy may have almost run its course, official data showed, slowed by a huge devaluation of the rouble and heavy government spending on anti-crisis measures.Recovery prospects are cloudy, however, with many analysts warning of a sluggish rebound at best.The economy has slumped as a re...
LONDON: Britain’s economy accelerated in the second quarter of 2015, helped by rebounding services activity and industrial output, official data showed.Gross domestic product grew 0.7 percent between April and June, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in an initial estimate. That matched analysts’ forecasts.The do...
NEW YORK: General Motors announced plans to invest $5 billion to introduce a new family of cars under the Chevrolet line targeting emerging markets, co-developed by Chinese partner SAIC Motor.The automaker expects to manufacture and sell the vehicles in China, Brazil, India and Mexico and export the cars to other emerging c...
TOKYO: Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global vehicle sales for January-June, the first time the German automaker has come out top in the intensely competitive tallies.Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. said it sold 5.02 million vehicles in the first six months of this year, down 1.5 percent from the same period the previo...
 
 

OPINION »

Just a few weeks ago, a group of young Saudis led by Ayman Al-Sharif initiated a...
No Indian president fired the imagination of the common man in this nation of a...
Last Friday, Turkey joined the war against Daesh, the terrorist-run entity that...
Yemeni government troops, aided by Saudi and Emirati forces, have for the first...

Stay Connected

Facebook

ART & CULTURE »

JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosque King Salman has become the king of justice, who is loved by the people of Saudi Arabia, not only as a fair ruler but also as the father of the nation.

Yaara Munshi, a 20-year-old Saudi engineering student at King Abdulaziz University, has drawn almost 300 paintings reflecting her love and respe...

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY »

WASHINGTON: Microsoft began rolling out its Windows 10 operating system Wednesday, aiming to revive the tech giant’s fortunes, especially in mobile and the “Internet of Things.”
The stakes are high for Microsoft as it pushes out the new operating system for both traditional computers and mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones.
...

FASHION »

Our concept of style is heavily burdened with the prerequisite norm to change it whenever possible. After all, it’s a good thing to do. If we don’t, then we are going to be looked at with abomination. Why risk it when we all know that diversity brings more zing to life!
Nowhere is it more evident than in the highly extraordinary shoes desi...

TRAVEL »

São Paulo is a beautiful and vibrant city that is among the world’s most populated cities. It is Brazil’s financial center and is home to many cultural institutions and a rich architectural tradition. As such, São Paulo is one of the country’s and indeed, the continent’s most significant areas. In fact, it contributes over a third of Brazil’s Gr...

FOOD & HEALTH »

Ramadan is a month of fasting and starving the body and soul from food and other temptations. However, this does not prevent people from gaining weight due to all the suhoor and iftar invitations and gatherings. Going back to the regular routine and lifestyle is not easy after the holy month of Ramadan, the body gets used to not consuming food until the sun sets and then consuming large amounts of foods until sunrise. The cherry on the top is Eid, which is Ramadan’s sweet ending. Muslims celebrate this occasion by gathering together around a feast of traditional and international dining tables with plenty of sweets and cakes doing the rounds.“In Ramadan many people put on weight mainly...
She began her career with a government job, but being unsatisfied with it, she decided to have another source of income. And her journey in doing so was short and sweet. With ‘Munch Bakery,’ she created a global brand. We are talking about the brilliant businesswoman Princess Hala bint Mishari Al-Saud, who counts self-confidence, courage and ambition as the driving force behind her success.She said family is the primary motivation for success in public life.“Success increases with the increased faith of the family in the aspirations of the children,” Princess Hala said. She is the only daughter in the family and her mother encouraged her constantly, which made her take steps with confidence...
Ever since its first edition in 1963, this life-changing classic has been republished. “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind” has shown millions of readers all around the world how to use the power of your subconscious mind. You do not need to acquire this power. You already possess it but you can become more powerful, wealthier and happier if you learn how to use it.“When your mind thinks correctly, when you understand the truth, when the thoughts deposited in your subconscious mind are constructive, harmonious, and peaceful, the magic working power of your subconscious will respond and bring about harmonious conditions, agreeable surroundings, and the best of everything. When you begin to...

OFFBEAT »

LONDON: The long list of 13 titles for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for fiction written in English, published on Wednesday,...
PARIS: Actress and singer Jane Birkin has asked Hermes to remove her name from one of the luxury goods maker’s best-selling bags due to what she called “cruel” crocodile farming and slaughtering practices.“I have asked Hermes to rename the Birkin Croco until they adopt better practices that meet international standards for the production of this bag,” Birkin said in a statement on Tuesday.Birkin said she had signed actor Joaquin Phoenix’s Mercy For Animals petition to “shed exotic skins from your wardrobe” in protest against the “millions of reptiles slaughtered each year and turned into...
LAHORE: After initially being banned in India, Mahira Khan and Humayun Saeed starrer ‘Bin Roye’ is now set to hit theaters across India on Aug. 7, according to Bollywoodlife.’Bin Roye’ was scheduled to release across the border alongside ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ on July 17. The screening was canceled due to protests by a group called Maharashtra Navnirman Chitrapat Karmachari Sena (MNSKS).MNCKS’ anti-Pakistan views are believed to be the reason behind their opposition to the release of Pakistani films in Maharashtra.There have also been reports suggesting that the makers of the film did not want...

CLASSIFIEDS »

classifieds

Indi sunni family seeking groom for daughter ( btech working in riyadh) looking for respectable educ...
2015-07-29 20:21
Tamil Muslim parents seeking alliance for their daughter, +2 qualified, residing in India. Father wo...
2015-07-28 21:52
Private Secretary & Private Driver in Jeddah. Must transferable Iqama. Call: 0567644254, acdrive...
2015-07-28 21:52
I, Sayyad Minhajuddin, Indian national, hereby announce that I have changed my son’s name from Siraj...
2015-07-28 21:51

SERVICES

Weather in Saudi Arabia

28° - 43°

Sunny
Jeddah , Saudi Arabia
Day Weather Min Max
Thursday, 30 Jul Sunny 28° 43°
Friday, 31 Jul Partly Cloudy 28° 43°
Saturday, 1 Aug Sunny 27° 40°
Sunday, 2 Aug Sunny 27° 41°
Monday, 3 Aug Sunny 26° 41°

Prayer Times Saudi Arabia

Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Currency Converter