Paris: An Ebola vaccine provided 100-percent protection in a field trial in hard-hit Guinea, researchers and officials said Friday, hopeful of “the beginning of the end” of the killer West African outbreak.The world was “on the verge of an effective Ebola vaccine,” the World Health Organization (WHO) said, hailing the results from the first efficacy test of the VSV-ZEBOV vaccine among people living in a high-danger zone.
CAIRO: Egypt and Saudi Arabia pledged on Thursday to boost military, economic, and social ties and p...
JEDDAH: More than 112,500 illegal expatriates were arrested in Makkah Region in the last three month...
DAKAR, Senegal: Amnesty International says Muslims in the western part of Central African Republic are being forced to hide their religion or convert to Christianity under threat of death.The group said in a report Friday that bans against Muslims are happening outside areas under the protection of UN peacekeepers.A 23-year-old man told the rights group he was forced to join Catholic Church on pain of death.Central Africa...
DUMA, West Bank: Suspected Jewish attackers torched a Palestinian home in the occupied West Bank on Friday, killing an 18-month-old child and seriously injuring his parents and older brother, an act that Israel’s prime minister described as terrorism.The house in Duma, a village near the city of Nablus, had its windows smashed and fire bombs thrown inside shortly before dawn as the family slept, the military and witnesses...

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JEDDAH: Education Minister Azzam Al-Dakhil has spoken of a new education policy which emphasizes the importance of harmonizing admission policies in universities with the needs of the labor market.Al-Dakhil made these remarks during a meeting with university rectors in Riyadh on Wednesday, a local p...
JEDDAH: The Saudi led-coalition fighting to reinstate Yemen’s exiled government aims first to set it up in Aden and then return it to Sanaa if possible via peace talks with Houthi foes, a coalition spokesman said.But if the Iranian-allied Houthis did not eventually agree to quit Sanaa, the government would have the right to...
RIYADH: Nine Omani Umrah pilgrims, on their way back home, were killed and 34 were injured, in a road accident which took place near Khurais, between Riyadh and Al-Ahsa province.According to police, the coach carrying the pilgrims collided with a tractor which was coming from the opposite direction. The injured patients wer...
JEDDAH: Official reports reveal nationalization levels of medical and health workers in the Kingdom remain low, with Saudi nationals making up only 21.7 percent of physicians, 31.8 percent of nurses, and 67.4 percent of ancillary staff.According to the reports, these figures indicate rates are much lower in the private heal...
JEDDAH: The Kingdom and Namibia have signed a protocol to establish diplomatic relations between them.According to SPA, the protocol was signed on Tuesday by Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations Abdullah Al-Mouallimi and his Namibian counterpart Ambassador Wilfried Emvula.Both officials have confirm...
JEDDAH: Saudi importers of cattle said the Haj season this year will not see an increase in the price of livestock due to the stability of the local market and the available supply.There are also guarantees from exporting countries that required quantities are available.Fahd Al-Salmi, one of the largest importers of cattle...
JEDDAH: At the upcoming elections the national identity card will be the only approved document used for identifying voters of both genders and allowing voters to exercise their electoral right, provided all statutory requirements are met.In a press statement, the municipal elections administration said women’s participatio...
RIYADH: Four Saudi secondary students including a young woman from the Eastern Province have received prestigious medals at the 47th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO), which concluded in Azerbaijan last week.The winners of the four bronze medals were Omar bin Fawaz Arafat, Saad bin Fahd Al-Bawardi, Abdul Aziz bin Moha...
JEDDAH: The UAE’s decision to lift fuel subsidies beginning in August has raised the possibility of other Gulf states following suit.Economists suggest a wide disparity of prices of gasoline in the Gulf countries will lead to more petrol smuggling operations that will harm the interests of all.They said there are indication...
DAMMAM: The tourism industry in the Kingdom is witnessing great interest by authorities to develop the archaeological areas, promote their support services and create the best environment for tourism products, said businessman Abdul Mohsen Al-Hokair.He said: “The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH), u...
JEDDAH: The ongoing World Circus at north Obhur has brought smiles on the faces of orphans, with its show of acrobats featuring 20 performers and clowns.The orphans of Al-Rawdah district charitable organization said they found the circus entertaining and enjoyable, especially with acts performed by international artists fro...
RIYADH: The Nepalese ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Udayaraj Pandey, thanked the Kingdom on Thursday as he ends his four-year tour of duty in Saudi Arabia.Earlier in the day, he called on Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar to pay him a courtesy call and to bid farewell. He is due to leave the Kingdom on Aug. 9.“The Saudi lea...
RIYADH: Movies produced by young and amateur Saudi filmmakers will be shown on Saudi Television starting in the middle of next week.“The films will be shown daily to encourage young Saudi filmmakers,” said Abdulaziz Fahad Al-Eid, senior broadcaster at Saudi TV and general supervisor of Cultural TV channel. He added that if...

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Tunis: A state of emergency imposed in Tunisia after a jihadist gunman killed 38...

JERUSALEM: Israel's Parliament passed a contentious law on Thursday that would p...

ISTANBUL: Five people died Thursday in new attacks on the Turkish security force...

CAIRO: An Egyptian court postponed Thursday its verdict in the retrial of three...

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey: Just when it seemed Turkey was getting serious about the fig...

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BANJUL, Gambia: Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has announced the release of nine...

TOKYO: The WikiLeaks website published documents Friday that it said shows the U...

TAIPEI: Protesters who stormed Taiwan’s education ministry after a student commi...

KABUL: The first signs of the deep fractures within the Afghan Taliban surfaced...

COLOMBO: One person was killed and 12 wounded on Friday in a drive-by shooting a...

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KUALA LUMPUR: Beijing on Friday narrowly won a historic International Olympic Co...

TURNBERRY, Scotland: Golf reclaimed center stage from Donald Trump at the Women’...

GAINESVILLE, Virginia: Tiger Woods celebrated a lengthy birdie putt on his penul...

HAMBURG: Top seed Rafael Nadal defeated fifth seed Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 6-2 on Frid...

SHANGHAI: A miss by AC Milan’s 16-year-old reserve goalkeeper gave Real Madrid a...

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LONDON: Oil prices steadied on Friday as a sharp fall in the dollar balanced evidence of growing oversupply, with core OPEC producers pumping near record levels.A Reuters...
MOSCOW: Russia’s central bank has made its smallest interest rate cut this year as it juggled attempts to resuscitate the economy with inflation fears after a recent slide in the ruble.The bank cut its key rate by 50 basis points to 11 percent in its fifth reduction since January, as it struggles to breath life into an econ...
BRUSSELS: Inflation in the 19-nation eurozone was unchanged in July while the jobless rate for June was also flat, suggesting the economy maintained only modest growth, official data showed.Analysts said the figures were disappointing, with no sign as yet that the European Central Bank’s unprecedented economic stimulus prog...
NEW YORK: ExxonMobil reported second-quarter earnings plunged by more than 50 percent following the big drop in crude oil prices.Earnings came in at $4.2 billion, down 52.3 percent from the year-ago period and the weakest quarterly profit since 2009. Revenues fell 33.4 percent to $74.1 billion.The results reflected the impa...
MENLO PARK: Facebook said it is ready to begin test flights of a high-altitude drone designed to provide Internet access to remote locations of the world.The Aquila drone has a wingspan on par with that of a Boeing 737 jet; weighs less than a small car; can remain aloft for three months or so, and will beam Internet service...
MILAN: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles raised its outlook after strong North American sales and a European recovery drove second-quarter earnings up 70 percent despite hefty US recall costs.The rosy results come after the carmaker reached agreement with safety regulators to pay millions of dollars in penalties for delays in nearl...
MUMBAI: Controversial app-based taxi-hailing firm Uber plans to invest $1 billion in India over the next nine months, the company’s local head said in a statement.Uber has endured a bumpy ride since it started operating in India two years ago, with a rape allegation against one of its drivers leading the New Delhi governmen...
TOKYO: Honda said that net profit in April-June jumped nearly 20 percent as strong sales in North America and a weak yen helped offset the impact of an exploding air-bag crisis.The Civic maker’s bottom-line profit came to 186 billion yen ($1.5 billion) for the three months, up from 155.6 billion yen a year earlier, while sa...
LONDON: IAG, owner of British Airways and Iberia, said it will continue to focus on driving down costs as competition intensifies both within Europe and as rivals put on more capacity on its all-important transatlantic routes.IAG, which is buying Aer Lingus to add to a portfolio comprising BA, Iberia and Vueling, said its u...
NAIROBI: Kenya Airways said its pretax loss for the year to March widened to 29.71 billion shillings ($293 million) from 4.86 billion shillings after a slump in Kenyan tourism and losses from hedging after oil prices fell.The airline, part-owned by AirFrance-KLM, also told an investor briefing it had chosen Cairo-based Afri...
LONDON: Royal Dutch Shell is to axe 6,500 jobs this year and step up spending cuts to deal with an extended period of lower oil prices which contributed to a 37 percent drop in the oil and gas group’s second-quarter profits.The Anglo-Dutch company also said it was planning more asset disposals as it pushes ahead with its pr...
ALKHOBAR: Foreign engineering firms have submitted bids to build a gas plant in eastern Saudi Arabia for Saudi Aramco at an estimated cost of $5 billion to $6 billion, industry sources said.Saudi Aramco’s decision to move ahead with the project at Fadhili is a sign that Saudi Arabia continues to make big investments that it...
WASHINGTON: US economic growth accelerated in the second quarter as solid consumer spending offset the drag from weak business spending on equipment, suggesting a steady momentum that could bring the US Federal Reserve closer to hiking interest rates this year.Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.3 percent annual rate, th...
 
 

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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...

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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.
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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!
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DAMMAM: The tourism industry in the Kingdom is witnessing great interest by authorities to develop the archaeological areas, promote their support services and create the best environment for tourism products, said businessman Abdul Mohsen Al-Hokair.
He said: “The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH), under the leaders...

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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...

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NEW DELHI: An Air India plane was forced to return to New Delhi two hours into a flight to Milan after a “suspected rat...
LOS ANGELES: Sylvester Stallone is parting with memorabilia from the “Rocky” and “Rambo” movies, but he’s keeping the two characters alive onscreen.The 69-year-old entertainer announced Thursday that he’ll put hundreds of props and costumes from his 40-year career up for auction in October, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting military charities. Some of the items Stallone has agreed to sell include Rambo’s Army jacket and Rocky’s gloves, robe and boxing trunks.Stallone isn’t saying goodbye to the characters. Instead, he’s set to become Rocky Balboa again onscreen in “Creed” this fall...
NEW YORK: Mia Farrow took some Twitter heat Wednesday for joining other angry social media posters and blasting out the business address of the dentist who killed the beloved lion Cecil in Zimbabwe.Some apparently thought the actress had listed Walter Palmer’s home address in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, calling for her verified Twitter account to be suspended under the site’s terms of service.A Twitter spokesman said the company does not comment on individual accounts for privacy and security reasons. He directed The Associated Press to official Twitter rules and policies that allow wiggle room...

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