WASHINGTON: Russia is “paranoid” about being challenged by NATO and its efforts to rival American power could push it into a new Cold War, the head of US intelligence said Tuesday.“They’re greatly concerned about being contained,” the director of national intelligence, James Clapper, told the Senate Armed Services Committee.Clapper said that Russia fears the installation of a missile defense network in Europe could negate the threat posed to the West by its nuclear arsenal.“I think the Russians fundamentally are paranoid about — about NATO,” he said.“So, a lot of these aggressive things that the Russians are doing, for a number of reasons — great power status, to create the image of being co-equal with the United States etc. — I think could probably — could possibly — go on, and we could be into another Cold War-like spiral here,” he added.Relations between Moscow and Washington are at a...
BAD AIBLING, Germany: Eight people were killed when two trains collided head-on in southeast Germany...
MUMBAI : An American who helped survey targets for the deadly 2008 Mumbai attacks told a special Ind...
JEDDAH: Two members of a Ministry of Health ambulance crew, including a doctor, were killed when their vehicle overturned along a highway in Madinah region on Tuesday, an online site reported.The driver also died and a nurse suffered injuries, 3alyoum.com said, quoting Khaled Al-Sahli, spokesman for the Saudi Red Crescent Authority in Madinah.The spokesman said the Red Crescent received a call at about 5:35 a.m. Tuesday a...
NEW YORK: More than one million Syrians are trapped in besieged areas, a new report says in a challenge to the United Nations, which estimates just half that amount and has been accused by some aid groups of underplaying a crisis.The fate of Syria’s besieged is at the heart of peace talks that quickly fell apart last week in Geneva and are set to resume by Feb. 25. Negotiators for the opposition had insisted that the Syri...

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RIYADH: Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar on Sunday called for conservation of water and electricity, even as the Water and Electricity minister said Saudi Arabia will need an investment of SR500 billion for power projects over the next 10 years to cope with rising demand.“Water and electricity a...
JEDDAH: Two members of a Ministry of Health ambulance crew, including a doctor, were killed when their vehicle overturned along a highway in Madinah region on Tuesday, an online site reported.The driver also died and a nurse suffered injuries, 3alyoum.com said, quoting Khaled Al-Sahli, spokesman for the Saudi Red Crescent A...
RIYADH: The ministers at Monday’s Cabinet meeting lauded Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman’s stern message to other countries to desist from interfering in the internal affairs of the Kingdom.During his address to key delegates to the Janadriyah festival on Sunday, King Salman had affirmed the Kingdom’s keenness...
RIYADH: Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has exhorted the youth to seek peaceful solutions to their problems and avoid radical tendencies. “The youth have serious problems which we have to address properly so that we can come up with lasting solutions,” he said during a lecture at the Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque.He said...
RIYADH: The Eastern Mediterranean Office (EMRO) of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday announced that the region is considered a Zika virus-free zone.Dr. Alaa Alwan, the regional director of EMRO, said that it does not mean that Middle Eastern countries are not vulnerable to the mosquito-borne disease. “The presen...
AL-AHSA: Plans are afoot to turn the Al-Ahsa dates festival into an international event by adopting top standards in the manufacture, packaging and marketing of the product, Adel Al-Mulhim, the general supervisor of the festival, has said.Speaking during a press conference here on Saturday, Al-Mulhim pointed to the near com...
RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman briefed the Cabinet, on Monday, about the message he sent to the Kuwaiti emir and the messages he received from the Moroccan king and the Qatari emir.The king also spoke about the outcome of his meetings with the German foreign minister and the chairman of foreign affair...
JEDDAH: The Saudi Health Council is working to establish an electronic system to prevent manipulation of sick leave holidays.Dr. Yaqoob Al-Mazrouh, secretary-general of the council, disclosed this during a seminar on Sunday. He did not elaborate on how the new system will work to stop doctors from issuing unwarranted sick l...
RIYADH: Specialized Clinics Arabia (SCA) treated a total of 9,220 Syrians at the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan during the month of January 2016, according to Dr. Hamid Mufalana, SCA medical director.“Many of the patients were children who were given proper treatment in accordance with their health conditions,” the SCA medi...
JEDDAH: The Jeddah police have solved the mystery surrounding the thrashing of a man by another, the video clip of which had gone viral.It was a Herculean task for the police to search for the victim, who had not bothered to lodge any complaint. The infamous Zamzoom video clip, which showed an individual stepping on the fac...
JEDDAH: The Cutoms Department at Yanbu’s Prince Abdul Mohsen bin Abdul Aziz Airport recently foiled an attempt to smuggle 64,165 Captagon pills found hidden in four boxes.Saad Al-Buqami, director-general of Customs at the Airport, said: “During our customs procedures, hidden pills were found in four boxes inside a passenger...
RIYADH: A gang comprising two women and youth has been arrested for allegedly looting cash from pharmacies and snatching women’s handbags in malls.Col. Fawaz bin Jameel Al-Maiman, police media spokesman of the Riyadh region, said the arrests were made following a number of complaints by the victims.“All the suspects are Yem...
RIYADH: More than 200,000 people accused of various crimes were investigated by the Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution (BIPP) in the financial year of 1435-1436 A.H.Among the 218,000 who were investigated, around 30 percent or 65,000 were foreigners, local media reported on Sunday, quoting figures a report relea...

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BEIRUT: A suicide car bomber dispatched by the Daesh group struck near a police...

DUBAI: Yemeni Vice-President Khaled Bahah said on Tuesday that his international...

NEW YORK: More than one million Syrians are trapped in besieged areas, a new rep...

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia and the US will push for an immediate cease-fire in Syr...

DUBAI: US President Barack Obama urged Arab countries on Monday to establish inc...

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WASHINGTON: North Korea has expanded a uranium enrichment facility and restarted...

BERLIN: Two commuter trains crashed head-on in southern Germany on Tuesday, kill...

ISLAMABAD: Two Pakistani army pilots were killed on Tuesday after their plane cr...

LONDON: British police say a man has died after being found on fire outside Kens...

RAIPUR, India: Police in central India arrested a goat and its owner for repeate...

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PUNE: Debutant Kasun Rajitha picked up three crucial wickets to help a depleted...

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands: Richard Gasquet handed the Rotterdam World Tennis tourna...

LONDON: Two tennis umpires were banned last year, one for life, for breaches of...

DUBAI: A stunning four of the world’s top five and six of the top 10 will compet...

PITTSBURGH: Sidney Crosby scored on a pair of breakaways to extend his goal stre...

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PARIS: Oil prices may have rebounded off 12-year lows struck last month, but any hope for a broader recovery in the market would be misplaced, the IEA said, noting OPEC i...
HANOVER, Germany: TUI Group, the world’s largest tour operator, reported a 40 percent drop in bookings to Turkey this summer due to safety concerns and said it was investing in Cape Verde and Bulgaria as alternatives to security-threatened North Africa.Turkey is especially popular with German tourists, but has seen demand s...
NEW YORK: Coca-Cola announced a jump in fourth-quarter profits on higher volumes and prices and said it would fully refranchise bottling operations in North America and China in a cost-cutting move.Net income for the 2015 fourth quarter was $1.2 billion, up 60.6 percent compared with the year-ago period.Revenues fell eight...
LONDON: The yen rose on Tuesday to its highest against the dollar since November 2014, as a sell-off in global stocks and worries about Europe’s banks stoked demand for safe-haven currencies.The euro underperformed. Although it has enjoyed a good correlation with safe-haven assets and currencies since last August, it droppe...
JEDDAH: Jeddah’s hospitality market is expected to witness the entry of more than 5,333 hotel keys between 2016 and 2018, primarily represented by 5- and 4-star properties, each accounting for 51 percent and 31 percent of total forthcoming supply, respectively.These predictions are made in a report released by Colliers Inte...
DUBAI: Stock markets in the Middle East fell on Tuesday, erasing the prior session's gains, as risk appetite diminished following a slump in global shares.Egypt's main index tumbled 2.8 percent to 6,004 points, erasing the prior session's gains as foreign funds redeemed shares, bourse data showed.Commercial International Ba...
NEW YORK: Oil prices fell almost 3 percent on Tuesday as equity markets remained weak and forecasts of swelling record high US crude stockpiles faced expectations that global demand will not grow quickly enough to erase the overhang of crude any time soon.US gasoline futures fell to a 2008 low ahead of the American Petroleu...
DUBAI: Some construction companies are struggling to pay their staff on time in the Kingdom, according to reports.In an unusual move recently, the Ministry of Labour issued a public statement saying workers at a “major institution” had complained they had not been paid for months. It said it had established the complaints w...
DUBAI: Dubai said it would press ahead with plans to build the world’s largest shopping mall despite an economic slowdown looming in the region, but would assess market demand before proceeding with the project’s later stages.The Mall of the World project, encompassing 8 million square feet (745,000 square meter) of shoppin...
KUWAIT CITY: The biggest challenge to GCC in this low oil price environment is to infuse investor confidence through counter-cyclical investments by governments which can spur growth, says a report. While faced with risks and challenges, governments will have to use the momentum that targeted reforms generate to achieve sus...
 

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People are sitting in a little room watching some films; for many of the viewers what they are seeing is quite a revelation. The highly creative short videos show a picture of the Gulf from a thought-provoking, fantastical and often very funny perspective. A message that shines through from a film called Pixels is how prejudice is universal and...

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says the social media website’s stream of tweets will stay live and in real time, disputing a media report that a change was in the works.
Earlier this week, media sources reported that Twitter was going to introduce a timeline based on an algorithm rather than a real-time stream. The report upset some users, who cre...

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The Middle East is now home to a number of world class accessories designers who are intuitively blurring the line between East and West and offering something unique that one can’t help but feel totally attached to. To put it mildly, their luxe creations are one-of-a-kind from all ends worthy of being put on display in a museum.
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For the fourth year in a row, Abu Dhabi organized it’s annual Qasr Al-Hosn Festival to celebrate the past and present glories of the UAE. It is truly a celebration of Emirati culture and heritage. The festival provides visitors and tourists an opportunity to learn more about the Emirati identity in a fun and informative way.
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A woman’s body is a sanctuary, a sacred mass of organs given to her in order to maintain it in the best and healthiest way possible. Pregnancy changes a person, to comprehend that a tiny little human is growing inside of us can sometimes cloud our judgments. Pregnancies differ from one mom-to-be from another and some have it hard while others are perfectly fine, it’s natural and it happens. In either case, maintaining a healthy lifestyle while pregnant can be a bit difficult, all those mood swings, cravings and the constant urge to snuggle on a couch. Working out isn’t very interesting when you’re pregnant but it is somewhat important in order to maintain a healthy pregnancy. Hard core...
In the last three weeks, I have been exploring the nutrients, soluble and insoluble fiber, enzymes, and antioxidants in okra. All these health benefits are packed in one unbelievably healthy veggie. One cup of the vegetable provides important nutrients your body requires. It is a powerhouse of nutrients for such a little plant.Japanese health researcher, Junji Takano, who thoroughly analyzed and investigated the okra, recommends eating the veggie to those who suffer from weakness, exhaustion, stress, and depression. Vitamins B and C are good for such conditions.He advises consuming okra to protect from the toxic substances in trans fats, pesticides, herbicides, plastics, preservatives,...
David Buchholz has helped thousands of people heal their headache. He is among the first to challenge many of the popular beliefs about headache diagnosis and its treatment. The author challenges us to think differently about headaches. Ultimately, ‘Heal Your Headache: The 1-2-3 Program for Taking Charge of Your Pain’ is about control, it teaches us how to take charge of our headaches. Ninety percent of people admit to having headaches. We get headaches because nature has built into us a headache-generating mechanism. This mechanism known as migraine causes swelling and inflammation of blood vessels around the head and it is commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to bright...

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Ask 25-year-old Mohanad Alhattab what he studied and he will tell you he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Man...
LOS ANGELES: A day after the Super Bowl, people are still parsing over each frame from Beyonce’s halftime performance, trying to glean the messages, both subtle and overt, that made for a stunning display of unapologetic blackness and political activism during one of the most-watched events of the year.The halftime show — seen by an estimated 112 million people — is drawing praise from her fans and consternation from critics.While Beyonce hasn’t commented on the specifics of the show, and her rep declined comment, the imagery speaks for itself. Beyonce’s dancers donned berets, sported Afros...
BEVERLY HILLS, California: The annual Oscar nominees luncheon is generally a time of low-stakes celebration, but this year amid discussions of Oscar diversity and a boycott, as well as dramatic changes to Academy membership, the Monday gathering was also one for reflection.Sylvester Stallone, who became a focal point in the controversy for being the sole nominee from “Creed,” which had both a black director and lead actor, said he consulted with director Ryan Coogler as to whether or not he should attend at all.“I said, ‘if you want me to go, I’ll go, if you don’t, I won’t,’” Stallone told...

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