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...
RIYADH: A mass brawl between migrant workers at a company along Al-Thumama Road broke out in Riyadh on Thursday, causing the death of one worker and the burning of two police vehicles.A Riyadh police source said authorities received a report on Thursday about the death of a worker inside the company’s residential complex, w...
JEDDAH: Thousands of expatriates living in Jeddah, who are non-Arabic speakers, were excited about the monthlong 36th Jeddah Festival.The Jeddah and summer festivals this year had a number of theatrical events, entertainment programs, fireworks, artistic performances, competitions, games, two international circuses and folk...
MADINAH: In a tragic Madinah incident, two children died and a woman was injured in a fire which broke out in a house.Capt. Naif bin Mohammad Al-Juhani, spokesman for Civil Defense, said the control room received information about the fire incident in a house in the Al-Jarf area. Rescue and fire fighters’ teams rushed to th...
JEDDAH: Saudi Aramco said it has financed building 63,000 houses for Saudis through the citizen house owning program implemented by the company. The company said it has granted 1,037 loans to Saudis to build new houses in 2014, stressing that this program helps increase the quality of life for its employees and helps build...
RIYADH: A special team of officials from the Ministry of Health, led by Deputy Minister Hamad Aldhwilaa, visited hospitals in the southern border area to ensure that services are available to serve patients in the Asir, Jazan and Najran regions.On arrival, the deputy minister was received by Ibrahim Al- Hejazi, director gen...
DAMMAM: On April 30 1935, drilling started on test well No. 1 in Dammam. After seven months, only gas was found with traces of oil at a depth of 700 meters. So it had to be plugged. Drilling began on Dammam well No. 2 on Feb. 8, 1936, and started producing oil on June 1936 at a depth of 633 meters, with 3,840 barrels per da...
JEDDAH: A team of doctors at King Abdul Aziz Hospital carried out emergency life-saving surgery on a Kazakh pilgrim who was suffering from a rare disease, on the night of Eid Al-Fitr, according to a website.The 17-year-old Kazakh pilgrim was brought to the emergency department of King Abdul Aziz Hospital in Makkah by his pa...
JEDDAH: Members of sector committees affiliated with the Council of Saudi Chambers have tried to reach a settlement with the Ministry of Labor that would allow laborers to work on their projects during the day.The attempt was made based on an agreement with the expatriate workers. This agreement entails working under the mi...
JEDDAH: The increase in school fees has caused parents to remove their children from private schools and enroll them in public schools in Madinah.With the approaching new school year, many parents were surprised to find that school fees were increased 25 percent, especially in intermediate and high schools. Fees start from...
RIYADH: The size of the tourism industry has crossed the SR100-million mark with around 130 organizations in the field and the revenues generated through festivals are approximately SR11 billion annually, experts have said. The figures have been provided by industry experts to the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National H...
JEDDAH: A total of 105 pay-and-park areas have been opened in the city, including Jeddah historical district, downtown market place, Bab Makkah, Al Andalus Street and Palestine Street.Hani Ahmad Abdullah, media spokesperson for Jeddah Municipality, said the paid parking areas for cars, jeeps as well as trucks are a part of...
RIYADH: Moroccan Ambassador Abdussalam Baraka has praised “excellent” trade and bilateral relations between his country and Saudi Arabia and expected the ties to grow further.Speaking on the occasion of Morocco’s National Day on Thursday night, the envoy welcomed and thanked the guests of honor, including Riyadh Gov. Prince...

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BEIRUT: US-led coalition airstrikes destroyed two key bridges used by Daesh mili...

ANKARA: Kurdish rebels raided a Turkish police station and fired on railway work...

ANKARA: Turkey’s charismatic Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas, who led his par...

NEW DELHI: Two Indian teachers who were detained in an area of Libya that Daesh...

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

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LONDON: The world is for the first time on the verge of being able to protect hu...

HARARE: The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion was a “foreign poacher” w...

SAINT-ANDRÉ, France: Malaysian authorities confirmed Friday that plane wreckage...

KANO, Nigeria: A female suicide bomber and Boko Haram gunmen killed 16 people in...

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

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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...

ECONOMY »

FRANKFURT: Deutsche Bank’s new boss has hit out at staff in a memo saying performance was “nowhere good enough” after Germany’s largest bank warned that its turnaround wa...
LONDON: Britain’s state-rescued Lloyds Banking Group said that net profits rose by 31 percent in the first half, despite setting aside further funds to compensate customers who were mis-sold insurance.Profit after tax rose to £874 million (1.245 billion euros, $1.364 billion) in the six months to June from the first half of...
HONG KONG: Tech entrepreneurs gathered in Hong Kong showing everything from next-generation wearables to “smart” sex toys as investors seek to tap into the Asian market, seen as a breeding ground for start-ups.The inaugural RISE technology conference is the first Asian version of Web Summit, an event held annually in Dublin...
LONDON: Barclays’ new chairman sought to stamp his mark on the bank by accelerating the sale of assets and cost cutting after the group produced a 12 percent increase in second-quarter profits.Chairman John McFarlane, who arrived at Barclays in April with a reputation for taking bold action, laid out his plans for the bank...
PARIS: Airbus Group’s net profits climbed 34 percent in the first half of the year to 1.5 billion euros ($1.6 billion), bolstered by the sale of its stake in fighter jet maker Dassault Aviation, the European aeronautics giant said.The group’s results included a charge of 290 million euros related to the Airbus A400M militar...
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 monthly survey of output from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries on Friday showed the cartel has pumped more than 32 million barrels pe...
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...
 
 

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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...

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.
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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...

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...

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LOS ANGELES: Music sensation Katy Perry’s dream of owning a hilltop convent near Hollywood is going to have to wait a wh...
PARIS: A number of photos showing former supermodel Gisele Bündchen wearing a burqa in an unsuccessful bid to evade the paparazzi as she checked into a famous plastic surgery clinic in Paris earlier this month has sparked controversy.According to Albawaba, in those images, Bündchen and her younger sister, Rafaela, are pictured stepping out of a black Mercedes outside Clinique du Parc Monceau on July 15 dressed in the traditional Muslim burqa.But the identity of the ladies is given away by the presence of their longtime chauffeur.Just a day before the driver dropped off the two women at the...
MUNICH: A memorial set up in Germany by some of Michael Jackson’s most ardent fans the day after his sudden 2009 death has come under threat in a strangely emotional turf war.Rival factions enamoured with the King of Pop beyond the grave are locked in a bitter battle over who tends best to the American singer’s memory, in a spat that has at times even turned violent.Authorities in the southern city of Munich, where Jackson was a frequent guest at the plush Bayerischer Hof hotel, say the memorial may have to go to keep the peace.A letter this month from the Bavarian state culture ministry in...

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