Saudi Arabia's air force participated in US-led bombing strikes against the so-called Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria on Tuesday as part of global efforts to eliminate terrorism, an official source said.“The Saudi Royal Air Force participated in the military operations against IS in Syria, in support of the moderate Syrian opposition, and as part of the international coalition,” said the source. The coalition, he added, was formed to “eliminate terrorism, a deadly disease, and to support the brotherly Syrian people to restore security, unity and development in this devastated country.”Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal, meanwhile, told a New York forum that Saudi Arabia would be in the forefront of global efforts to defeat terrorists. “We’ll never hesitate to participate in such serious international anti-terror operations,” he said.Prince Saud expressed the Kingdom’s hope that...
WASHINGTON: A US-led air attack against jihadists in Syria targeted Al-Qaeda’s Khorasan group becaus...
NEW YORK: A US court sentenced Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law and former Al-Qaeda spokesman Sulaiman A...
Saudi Arabia’s green and white flags fluttered in small and large cities across the country as hundreds of thousands of citizens came out to celebrate their nation's 84th National Day, and recall how King Abdul Aziz and his men had fought epic battles to unify the Kingdom.There were huge processions in major cities with young men and women joyfully expressing their love for their country in their cars painted in green or...
NEW YORK: The relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia deserves to be better, though differences between the two states appear to be narrowing, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday.“Our relationship with Saudi Arabia ... deserves to be warmer,” Rouhani told a group of senior editors in New York ahead of the annual gathering of world leaders at the UN General Assembly. “Saudi Arabia’s positions are getting cl...

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Jeddah Corniche was packed to capacity on Tuesday as thousands of citizens flocked to the beachfront to celebrate their National Day, despite the heavy traffic.Citizens were seen dancing and waving Saudi flags. “I will celebrate the National Day for three days at the Corniche with my friends. This a...
Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Naif has ordered payment of SR1.1 million in compensation to the families of Civil Defense officers Muhammad Al-Qahtani and Mubarak Al-Khalifa, who were killed while engaged in rescue operations in a massive fire that had gutted Al-Bilad Mall (Nesto Supermarket) in Dammam.Two Civil Defe...
Saudis and expatriates alike joined the National Day celebrations in the capital on Tuesday, a national holiday, with great zeal to mark the 84th anniversary of the glorious unification of the Kingdom by King Abdul Aziz in 1932.On this auspicious occasion, princes, high officials, Saudi diplomats in foreign countries and fo...
With the police stopping youngsters changing the color of their cars, there were far fewer green-painted vehicles on the road for this year's Saudi National Day celebrations, but the mood was still full of joy.The police are required by law to prevent people from permanently changing the color of their cars without proper a...
Madinah Police apprehended some 967 violators of the residency and work regulations during the past week through inspection campaigns conducted in coordination with the Special Security and Criminal Investigation Department in Madinah.The raids uncovered a large number of swipe machines and credit cards.The campaign covered...
A Saudi has invented a liquid absorbing polymer that soaks up water when mixed with soil and doubles the production of agricultural products. “The polymer, Polykem Hydrogel PagriSAP, is like big pieces of salt. It absorbs large quantities of water. If you put it in the soil, it will absorb 600 times its own weight of water,...
President of the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Dr. Ibrahim Al-Suwaiyel inaugurated the new buildings for research communications and information technology and for aeronautics and aviation in Riyadh on Monday.KACST Vice President for research institutes Prince Turki Bin Saud Bin Mohammed was also p...
A Saudi environmental expert has warned against the risks posed by the excessive use of plastic bags on the environment, local media said.Majda Abu Ras, deputy head of the Saudi Environmental Society (SENS) and an environmental professor at King Abdulaziz University (KAU), said plastic bags contain high levels of lead that...
Two Saudi siblings have made an impassioned plea for help to treat a rare skin disease that they have been suffering from since birth.Thirty-four-year-old Sharifa Saleh Atiya and her brother Salman hope that someone could assist with treatment. They have Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), an inherited connective tissue disease tha...
The head of the Haj Civil Defense Forces, Maj. Gen. Abed Al-Sekhairi, said that this year’s plans will see the implementation of new mechanisms for the first time to spot violations and impose immediate fines on the offenders of public safety.“The Haj public security will coordinate with the security aviation authorities to...
A 70-year-old Jordanian pilgrim died in Tabuk on Tuesday morning after a vehicle ran over him in front of Abu Rasheed Gas Station. The man died on the spot from his injuries, witnesses said.Saudi Red Crescent Authority officials rushed to the accident site and took the pilgrim’s body to King Fahd Hospital’s mortuary. The ma...
Jeddah residents are irked by the large number of beggars wandering in the streets and near the gates of mosques these days and have appealed to the Anti-Beggary Office and police authorities in the city to intensify inspections to eliminate beggary.Abdullah Fellata said: “Begging is global phenomenon and even though it can...
Thirty-four-year-old Ihab Shaqdar has been suffering for years, constantly going back and forth between ambulances and emergency rooms in Makkah and Jeddah because of a mysterious set of symptoms that went undiagnosed and untreated.“Two years into marriage and a full-time job, I began experiencing palpitations and rocketing...

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SANAA: President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi warned Tuesday of “civil war” in Sunni-...

BAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi retired two senior generals on Tue...

NEW YORK: Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday that he will demand an...

JERUSALEM: The UN’s Palestinian refugee agency on Sunday urged the international...

LONDON: Britain’s former prime minister and Middle East peace envoy Tony Blair s...

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BEIJING: Chinese production and export of police equipment primarily used for to...

NEW DELHI: A white tiger on Tuesday attacked and killed a youth who apparently j...

KABUL: Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai used his farewell speech on Tuesda...

GENEVA: The number of Ebola infections is set to explode unless the response is...

LONDON: Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, who was abused on social media fo...

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INCHEON: China proved they are still the Asian Games gold standard in the pool b...

WUHAN, China: World No.1 Serena Williams added her name to the list of slain see...

LONDON: Frank Lampard’s loan spell at Manchester City could come to an end with...

PONFERRADA, Spain: German Lisa Brennauer produced a stunning ride to win the wom...

KARACHI: Four Pakistan international cricketers have been docked part of their s...

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabian commercial banks are in good health and easily meet international standards for capital adequacy, Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency Gov. Fahad Al-Mubara...
Boeing has partnered with the King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST) to launch the Decision Support Center (DSC) at KACST.The center will serve as a key tool for collaboration and experimentation between customers and partners in the Kingdom providing users with the ability to make more informed modernizat...
DUBAI: Emaar Properties, Dubai’s largest listed developer, helped lift the emirate’s market on expectations that it would float its malls unit at the upper end of the announced price range because of strong demand.Other regional markets were mixed. There was no impact from the news that the US and Arab allies had participat...
ABU DHABI/FUJAIRAH: The UAE is in no hurry to see OPEC cut its oil output target this year despite the sharp drop of global crude prices in the last few months, senior UAE energy officials indicated on Tuesday.Last week, OPEC Secretary-General Abdullah Al-Badri said he expected the group to lower its output target when it m...
GENEVA: Global commerce is set to expand by 3.1 percent this year, the World Trade Organization said, cutting its previous forecast of 4.6 percent due to weak growth and demand.The Geneva-based body also downgraded its forecast for trade growth in 2015 to 4.0 percent from 5.3 percent.“International institutions have signifi...
Municipal and Rural Affairs (MRA) Minister Prince Mansour bin Miteb said that the Islamic-based Saudi economy and free market, built on a strong foundation, has proved successful.Addressing the 2nd Saudi Exhibition and Symposium for Building Industries and Technology (SESBIT-2014) in Riyadh, the minister said other countrie...
LONDON/BEIJING: Euro zone business growth dipped to a 2014 low in September as firms again cut prices, while factory activity in China picked up only slightly, surveys showed, keeping the spotlight on policymakers’ plans for economic stimulus.The data seems sure to dishearten the European Central Bank, struggling to spur gr...
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), received at his office Ioannis Christofilis, Greek ambassador to Saudi Arabia. The meeting began as the ambassador thanked Prince Alwaleed for giving him the opportunity to meet him. The two also discussed a number of general local, regional issues and th...
SHANGHAI: The largest stock offer in history has made Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, China’s richest person with a fortune of $25 billion, an annual wealth ranking for the country showed.Ma, who had to persuade friends to give him $60,000 to start Alibaba just 15 years ago after being rejected by US venture c...
LONDON: British bank Barclays was fined 38 million pounds ($62 million) for exposing customers to unnecessary risks by failing to ensure client assets were properly safeguarded and adequate records kept.Imposing its highest fine for client asset breaches, Britain’s financial regulator said there were “significant weaknesses...
THE HAGUE: Philips announced it would split in two, separating its health care-lifestyle division from the historic lighting business in a dramatic streamlining move by the 120-year-old electronics giant.“We’re preparing Philips for the next century,” CEO Frans van Houten said.“Giving independence to our lighting solutions...
MONTREAL: BlackBerry is set to unveil its latest smartphone, in a move aimed at reviving the fortunes of the struggling Canadian tech group.The BlackBerry Passport with a square 4.5-inch screen and physical keyboard will be priced at $599 without a contract in the US, CEO John Chen told the Wall Street Journal.The price is...
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has unveiled tough new restrictions on deposits as it looks to encourage commercial banks to boost lending and help sustain the country's healthy economic growth.The Central Bank of Sri Lanka's monetary board said after its monthly review it would keep its key repurchase rate at 6.5 percent to lenders, bu...

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There was drama aplenty at the Arabian Gulf and Regional Challenges Conference i...
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There are no limits when it comes to creativity and the works that are created from a simple thought and the effort that is put into it. The mind works in mysterious ways and each person has his or her own touch in everything they do. Many claim that art is no exception. On the contrary, those among us with a sense of art are special in their ow...

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NEW DELHI: With home-grown technology and a remarkably low budget of about $75 million, India on course to become the first nation to conduct a successful Mars mission on its first try.
If the Mars Orbiter Mission, affectionately nicknamed MOM, settles into orbit on Wednesday morning as planned, the country will join the US, European Space...

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Autumn is right around the corner. Expect the weather to be cooler and the fashion to be louder. Layered clothing, darker shades and longer sleeves are trends that will dominate this season.
New Look, a British global fashion retailer with a chain of high street shops, has just released its Autumn/ Winter 2014 collection comprising a color...

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Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain. It is the 10th-most-visited city in the world and the third most visited in Europe after Paris and London, with millions of tourists visiting annually.
The city caters to all travelers for it offers something for people who are looking for great cuisine, fashion, sp...

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Food habits differ from one child to another and vary according to age and development stages. A three-year-old child is known for rapid growth, which slows down during school years and adolescence. Arab News interviewed nutritionist Dr. Shaima Zahir to learn more about children’s food habits:Children between 1-3 years:The love of discovering starts in an early age in kids, which distracts their attention from food. The child refuses food. One of the mistakes committed by mothers is forcing their children to eat, or completing big amounts of meal. It is recommended to make several small portions, and provide colored fruits and vegetables to attract your kid.Children between 3-5 years:Kids...
Italian restaurant Carluccio’s offers a unique casual dinning experience for families and friends. The restaurant follows the traditional Italian serving style where food is served in generous portions for people to share. The restaurant is located in the Dubai Mall and is right in front of the Dubai Fountain, making it accessible to everyone. As soon as you walk in, you would pass by Carluccio’s deli and shop. Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pasta, sauces and more are only available exclusively and chosen carefully for the restaurant, and have been flown all the way from Italy. The deli sells sandwiches, pies, baked goods and meat cuts. You can enjoy a quick snack on the high stools located...
BRUSSELS: It likes to call itself the “country of chocolate” and now Belgium has a new treat for visitors: a museum dedicated to the confectionary featuring a Willy Wonka-style factory and cocoa tree jungle.Chocolate is a national treasure in Belgium. It is home to such illustrious brands as Godiva, Neuhaus, Leonidas and Cote d’Or. And the museum opening Saturday, in a former chocolate factory in the capital Brussels, will showcase its love of the brown stuff.“The Belgian passion for chocolate has never been denied and we have become ‘the country of chocolate,’” the museum’s designer Henri Dupuis said.At the heart of the Belgian Chocolate Village, as the museum is called, cocoa trees and...

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PARIS: A biopic exploring the darker side of the late French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent is to represent France...
NEW YORK: Pakistani actor Veena Malik who rose to fame through Bigg Boss and her closeness with Ashmit Patel in the house, has shared good news with her fans on the social networking site, Twitter.Veena gave birth to a baby boy in the US. She was accompanied by her husband Asad Bashir Khan during the delivery.Khan, took to twitter to share the good news. Asad shared the image of their baby and tweeted “Thank you Allah Pak 4 blessing us wth a lovely son Abram Khan Khattak. @iVeenaKhan thx 4 giving me biggest happiness.After sometime, Veena also shared the image of the baby and wrote, “...
NEW YORK: Blockbuster musical “The Lion King” was on Monday named the most successful production in history, raking in $6.2 billion at the box office — more than any other stage show or movie.The earnings come from ticket sales alone and do not include merchandise, recordings or revenue from the Disney film on which it is based.Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” which opened in London in 1986, was previously the highest-grossing show and has still been seen by twice as many paying audience members.A spokesman told AFP that Phantom had collected $6 billion worldwide at the box...

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