RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman will make his maiden visit to the US next week at the invitation of President Barack Obama. The two leaders will discuss a range of issues and developments in the Middle East.Speaking at a joint press conference in London with his British counterpart Philip Hammond, Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said: “The visit to be made by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to the United States by the next weekend comes at the invitation of the US president.” He expressed hope that the meeting will be a huge success to address mutual concerns. “The talks between the two leaders will center on the developments in the Middle East.”Notably, Al-Jubeir was speaking at the press conference on developments in the Middle East, Iran’s nuclear deal and means to reach political solutions in Syria and Yemen, which are likely to top the agenda of k...
RIYADH: For Saudi men, remaining in the shadows of men in everyday life is passe. Backed by the gove...
JEDDAH: The Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs Abdul Lateef Al-Asheikh has introduced new legis...
ISLAMABAD: At least 10 civilians were killed and more than 50 wounded Friday as India and Pakistan traded fire across their disputed border, officials said.Six died near the city of Sialkot in Pakistan’s Punjab province, the country’s military said, while at least four villagers were killed in Indian-administered Kashmir, one more than the figure of three reported earlier.The firing comes less than a week after planned hi...
TANGIER, Morocco: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman reviewed with President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi fast-changing developments in Yemen at his palace in Morocco on Thursday.President Hadi expressed gratitude and appreciation to King Salman for the moral, political, humanitarian and military assistance extended by the Kingdom to the legitimate government and people of Yemen.The king reaffirmed Saudi Arabia’s un...

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RIYADH: Construction on the multibillion-riyal Riyadh Metro is well under way with several giant drilling machines working overtime to ensure that underground tunnels for the project are completed on schedule.The Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) conducted a tour of the operations for the media o...
Arab News Editor in Chief Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi hosted a banquet for editors in chief of local print and online publications, Shoura Council members, representative of the Ministry of Culture and Information, prominent writers and columnists in Jeddah on Wednesday. In this group photo are, from left: Shoura Council memb...
AL-AHSA: Located in the western part of Al-Qara Mountain is a workshop for the pottery industry, molding clay in plastic forms that are given permanency by the use of intense heat. This art form became one of the major attractions in Al-Ahsa Archaeological Oasis.The Doghat Al-Gharash workshop is owned and managed by Sayied...
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia reported Thursday four deaths and six new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). The current surging number of cases is the largest since the peak of the last MERS outbreak in the summer of 2014.   According to the information released by the Command and Control Center of the Ministry of...
JEDDAH: Health workers from Riyadh’s National Guard hospital would not be allowed to perform Haj this year, or work at the holy sites, the Ministry of Health has announced.Hail Al-Abdali, head of the ministry’s infection control unit, was reportedly quoted as saying on Thursday that this was a move to prevent the Middle Eas...
JEDDAH: Officials from the Saudi Ministry of Haj have been holding meetings with their counterparts from Arab and South Asian nations in preparation for this year’s pilgrimage.Abdulrahman bin Ali Al-Nafei, assistant deputy minister of Haj and in charge of the ministry’s Makkah branch, had a meeting Thursday with Raafat bin...
RIYADH: Four polling stations in Tabuk have stopped registering voters for the Dec. 12 municipal elections in the region.Ibrahim bin Ahmed Al-Ghabban, undersecretary at the Tabuk municipality and member of the local committee for the election of a municipal council, said that the four centers have come up with 3,000 voters...
JEDDAH: Many prospective candidates running for seats on the country’s municipal councils have been using Twitter to boost their election campaigns.Many have been using religious expressions in their messages, such as “In the name of God,” and “If He wills it.” Some tweeters regarded the use of these words as a type of oath...
DAMMAM: There has been a flurry of activity on the Kingdom’s highways as service companies race to meet the Jan. 19 deadline for the revamp of dilapidated gas stations.The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs has previously handed out rehabilitation certificates for a period of three years to five national companies to o...
JEDDAH: While Saudi Arabia has now arrested the main suspect in the 1996 bombing of the Alkhobar Towers residence at an American military base in the country, the hunt continues for three others, according to reports in the local media on Thursday.Ahmed Al-Mughassil, the alleged leader of the Hezbollah Al-Hejaz group’s mili...
TAIF: Several schools in Taif have recorded a lack of schoolbooks for primary and intermediate classes for the first time in 15 years, a local publication reported.This has resulted in many boys and girls not turning up for classes. A source said that books for high school students have also not been made available at store...
RIYADH: Najran region has retained its veritable unique cultural heritage and attractions, which include old mud buildings constructed some 300 years ago.While the laid-back ambience in many areas is gone due to modern life brought about by contemporary times, especially in the city, the mud buildings have remained intact.S...
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia, under Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman’s wise leadership, has witnessed an accelerated pace of economic growth with improved living standard of its people, says Uzbekistan Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Alisher Kadirov.The envoy made his observation on Wednesday, on the occasion of his country...

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JEDDAH: RTJ Transient House immediately made an impact on its return to active s...

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JEDDAH: There were all-round cheers as oil prices showed their first signs of recovery on Thursday.In fact, at 9 percent higher, they represented the biggest one-day rall...
DUBAI: Major Gulf stock markets rose sharply on Thursday, suggesting they had established short-term floors after several weeks of heavy selling, but their long-term outlook remained murky because of unstable oil prices.The Saudi Arabian Tadawul All-Share Index climbed 3.0 percent to 7,604 points. Shares in petrochemical fi...
LONDON: Global stock markets rose Thursday on renewed confidence in the US recovery after days of wild swings, but dealers warned that the specter of the slowing Chinese economy threatens more turbulence ahead.Equities in Europe and on Wall Street climbed on revised US data showing stronger US growth in the second quarter o...
KIEV: Ukraine reached what its finance minister called a "win-win" deal with its largest group of creditors to ease repayments on its $18 billion debt, winning breathing space for an economy drained by the cost of fighting with pro-Russian separatists.The agreement, which includes a write-down of 20 percent of the principal...
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Najib Razak is taking a page out of the playbook of mentor-turned-nemesis, former premier Mahathir Mohamad. To stem a decline in confidence in Malaysia, he's even tapping the expertise of Mahathir's ringgit peg architect.As a plunge in global financial markets this week deepened the ringgit's sl...
ABOARD AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 1223: Airline fare wars are making a comeback.Don't expect widespread sales or cheap flights home for Thanksgiving. But a number of cities are seeing ridiculously low prices at off-peak hours — prices the industry has spent the years trying to eliminate.Fliers have been able to fly Chicago t...
PARIS: French oil giant Total announced Thurs-day it had agreed to sell a North Sea gas terminal and two pipelines in a deal worth over $900 million in a move to help offset falling oil prices.Total said Britain's North Sea Midstream Partners had agreed to buy the FUKA and SIRGE gas pipelines and the St. Fergus Gas Terminal...
JEDDAH: The Saudi market volatility will continue for some time as falling oil prices have impacted the sentiment in the region, says a Jeddah-based economist.Said Al-Shaikh, the National Commercial Bank Group chief economist, was reacting to Tadawul’s persistent fall in August. The Tadawul All-Share Index (TASI) dropped 2....
LONDON: Global equity markets went on another rollercoaster ride Wednesday as China's interest rate cut showed no sign of ending a crisis fueled by fears over stalling growth in the world's number-two economy.Though US stocks began the session higher on new US data showing that orders for durable goods rose a solid two perc...
LONDON: British house prices will rise more slowly next year than in 2015, according to a Reuters poll of analysts that also found interest rates would have to reach 3 percent before seriously affecting the market.The bedrock of consumer wealth in Britain, house prices will rise 5 percent this year and 4 percent in the next...
RIYADH: Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) and its Chairman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal are among largest investors in Citigroup that has been given the Bank of the Year 2015 award.The 2015 Euromoney awards for excellence report stated that Citi is the last global wholesale bank offering all products to its clients everywhere. It...
COPENHAGEN: Maersk Oil said on Wednesday it would seek regulatory permission to shut its Janice installation, which produces around 7,000 barrels per day (bpd) from three UK North Sea oil fields, as the Danish firm reviews its operations due to falling oil prices.Crude prices have dropped by more than half from year-ago lev...
NEW YORK: Oil field services company Schlumberger Ltd. agreed to buy Cameron International Corp., which makes equipment used by oilfield services providers, in a deal valued at $14.8 billion to cut costs amid weak drilling activity.Cameron makes products, such as blowout preventers and valves, that control pressure at oil a...
 
 

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One of the greatest landscape photographers, Ansel Adams, once said: “You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
One look at award-winning Saudi photographer Najla Al-Khalifa’s stunning shot...

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ENTOTO, Ethiopia: High above the crowded streets of Addis Ababa, among fields where farmers lead oxen dragging wooden ploughs, sits Ethiopia’s space program.
Perched on the top of the 3,200-meter (10,500-foot) high Mount Entoto, two metal domes house telescopes, each a meter in diameter.
Operational for only a few months, the specializ...

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Does Hijab become an obstacle for a Muslim woman to express herself through fashion? Ask Saudi designer Nabila Nazer and she will whip out some of the trendiest and coolest looks for a modest, modern woman. She says the purpose of her fashion venture is to revive modest yet fashionable clothing among the young generations of Muslim women. Her po...

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When visiting London it’s natural to try and see all the iconic sights that are associated with the city. But it’s all too easy to miss out on the wonderful aspects of the capital that are not so widely known but which form part of its rich fabric. Towns outside the capital are also often over-looked.
So here is a guide to London and a near...

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Hot flashes are a sudden feeling of feverish heat, typically a symptom of menopause. Women who have hot flashes might experience some difficulty in sleeping because hot flashes, called night sweats, also occur in deep sleep.It’s not precisely clear what causes hot flashes. However, they’re most likely due to hormonal changes in the body. Some women barely notice hot flashes or consider them a minor annoyance. For others, the intensity may affect their quality of life in a rather negative way.“Hot flashes are a quick feeling of heat and sometimes a red, flushed face and sweating. It is not yet known what is the exact cause of hot flashes, but it might be related to changes in the female body...
Nothing says I love meat like a good burger. What’s not to love? A good grilled, well seasoned, fresh ground beef patty with perfect accommodating condiments and the perfectly rounded bun to finish off … perfect, right? Jeddah has seen its share of gourmet burger restaurants in the past few years, some are well within the limits of “acceptable”, others “not so much” and a handful of “superb” tasting burger joints. Forget the American franchises that are scattered all over the city, the newest burger joint to hit the restaurant scene has to be “Section B” burger. The creation of six young Saudis all sharing one love, obviously a really good burger! Men and their meat, right? Ironically, this...
RIYADH: A voluntary youth outreach group has issued a warning against the publication of any study that intends to promote smoking tobacco. The warning comes on the heels of a study published by a well-known wire agency and a foreign health agency saying that electronic cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco by 95 percent and should be promoted as a tool to help smokers quit smoking.But the volunteer youth group said that electronic cigarettes are very harmful and detrimental to health. It added that it is also the easy way to tobacco smoking.“Marketing of this and similar studies is alarming and must be addressed accordingly.Professionals must educate young people regarding such a study...

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LOS ANGELES: Want to create buzz for a space movie? Take journalists to a real NASA lab. Promoting a horror film? Order...
NEW YORK: Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer aren’t just riding jet skis together. They’re making a movie.A representative for Lawrence confirms Wednesday that Lawrence and Schumer are writing a screenplay.In an interview with The New York Times, Lawrence says the two are planning to star in the comedy as sisters.Lawrence seems thrilled by their newfound friendship and says she and Schumer are “creatively made for each other.”The two became friends after the “Hunger Games” star reached out to the comedian to praise her recent film “Trainwreck.”Photos of the two jet skiing went viral online...
LOS ANGELES: Justin Bieber will be back on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards.MTV announced Wednesday that the 21-year-old singer will be performing the song “What Do You Mean” from his forthcoming album at Sunday’s extravaganza at the Microsoft Theater.Bieber last took the stage at the VMAs in 2010 with a medley of his hits “Baby,” “Somebody to Love” and “U Smile.”Other VMA performers will include The Weeknd, Pharrell Williams, Demi Lovato, Tori Kelly, A$AP Rocky, Twenty One Pilots and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

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