WASHINGTON: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, who is on a historic visit to the US, met American President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington on Friday, with talks focusing on reining in Iran and tackling trouble spots in the Middle East.Obama made the rare move of greeting King Salman at the doors of the White House, as he hailed the longstanding friendship between the two countries. This is King Salman’s first visit to the United States after assuming the throne in January this year.In his welcome comments, Obama said: “It is a great pleasure to welcome His Majesty King Salman to the Oval Office. This is the latest of several meetings that I have had with King Salman. And the fact that he has chosen to take this first visit to the United States is indicative of the longstanding friendship between the United States and Saudi Arabia.”He added: “We will discuss the...
SANAA: The United Arab Emirates said 45 of its troops were killed in Yemen and Bahrain said it lost...
JEDDAH: A total of 172,000 pilgrims have arrived via 861 flights from around the world at King Abdul...
JEDDAH: Commerce and Industry Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah on Friday described the US as one of the most important trade partners of Saudi Arabia.He made these remarks at a high-profile business forum in Washington on Friday.US-Saudi Investment Forum 2015 took place on the sidelines of the visit of Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques King Salman to Washington.Al-Rabiah was one of the key speakers at the ministerial plenary ses...
JEDDAH: The meeting between Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and President Barak Obama on Friday was aimed at finding solutions to the conflicts troubling the Middle East.Abdullah Al-Moalimi, the Kingdom’s permanent ambassador to the United Nations, said that the talks were of particular significance because they cames in the wake of Iran’s agreement with the 5+1 group.Al-Moalimi said Riyadh’s approach has al...

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RIYADH: Prince Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed Al-Saud, president of King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), has said that the country’s national plan focused heavily on industrial scientific research.This has resulted in a big leap in the sector, from 10 projects to 390 projects a year...
JEDDAH: A total of 172,000 pilgrims have arrived via 861 flights from around the world at King Abdulaziz International Airport so far, said Turki Al-Theeb, the airport’s director of media and public relations.He said the number of Haj flights are expected to increase at the beginning of Thul Hijjah to an average of six flig...
RIYADH: Saudis from all walks of life are hopeful that the visit of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to the United States this week will strengthen relations between the two countries and ensure a peaceful and stable Middle East.Shoura Council spokesman Muhammed Al-Muhanna described it as a historic first visit...
JEDDAH: Security forces killed a terrorist who tried to attack a security facility in Abqaiq on Friday, the Interior Ministry said.Sgt. Ali Al-Habeeb, 47, was killed during the confrontation with the attacker, identified as Nawaf Manahi Shabib Al-Otaibi, said Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, the ministry’s spokesman.Security sou...
ANKARA: Labor Minister Mufrej Al-Haqabani has said that unemployment among Saudis is relatively high, pointing to the negative impact of retreating oil prices on the economy and labor market. He confirmed that the Kingdom was continuing with the implementation of development and investment programs in both the productive an...
JEDDAH: The country’s newly elected municipal councils should have a say in selecting mayors and secretaries general of cities, participants at a Municipal Councils Forum suggested on Thursday.They proposed that the councils should compile a list of nominees and send it to the Municipal and Rural Affairs Ministry for approv...
DAMMAM: Many Saudis have complained that while the Kingdom has attractive local tourist spots, several charge high prices, offer poor services and lack proper hygiene.They said that Taif, Abha, Baha, Jeddah and the Eastern Province have popular resorts but cannot compare with offerings abroad for quality and affordability....
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Council of Senior Scholars has denounced the release of the Iranian movie ‘Muhammad, Messenger of God’ which has scenes showing representations of the body of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).In a statement, the organization said that any representation of the Prophet (peace be upon him) in this m...
JEDDAH: Women of Makkah have demanded that they have permanent jobs at the Ministry of Haj to serve pilgrims. They lauded the ministry’s initiative to appoint a number of women from Madinah, but they want women from Makkah to be given permanent jobs as an opportunity to serve Haj and Umrah pilgrims, said an online newspaper...
JUBAIL: Doctors at the Royal Commission for Jubail Hospital has successfully reattached a woman’s hand that had been completely severed during a car accident.The patient, a 27-year-old Saudi woman, had to undergo a nine-hour operation. She is in good health, with almost 100 percent movement in the hand.The operation was und...

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YAOUNDE: At least 30 people were killed in two suicide bombings in northern Came...

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TARAZONA, Spain: Portugal’s Nelson Oliveira came home alone to land the 13th sta...

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NEW YORK: Five-time champion Roger Federer strolled into the US Open third round...

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JEDDAH: Senior Saudi and US government officials and business leaders explored trade and investment opportunities at a series of business meetings in Washington this week...
ISTANBUL: The Turkish lira hit a record low against the dollar on Friday, hit by political uncertainty and security concerns, and as investors digested US jobs data that kept alive expectations for a rate hike in the world’s largest economy.The lira began its latest weakening trend on Thursday after August inflation data ca...
FRANKFURT: Russia’s Gazprom has bolstered its industrial presence in the heart of Europe with two major gas deals that were announced on Friday despite ongoing tensions with Moscow over the conflict in eastern Ukraine.The first of the deals, an asset swap with German chemicals group BASF that gives Russia greater access to...
NEW YORK: Crude futures fell alongside stocks on Wall Street as the oil market awaited a weekly reading on the US oil rig count, after jobs data from the world’s No. 1 economy failed to provide much direction.The August US jobs report showed fewer new jobs created last month than forecast in a Reuters poll. But it also show...
WASHINGTON: US job growth slowed in August, but the unemployment rate dropped to a near 7-1/2-year low and wages accelerated, keeping alive prospects of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike later this month.Nonfarm payrolls increased 173,000 last month after an upwardly revised gain of 245,000 in July, the Labor Department...
LONDON: US crude oil stocks are set to rise in the next few months as the summer driving season ends and refineries enter the autumn turnaround season, according to many analysts and traders.Rising stocks will emphasize continuing oversupply in the oil market and are expected to put renewed downward pressure on crude oil pr...
JEDDAH: Indian engineering and construction firm Larsen & Toubro (L&T) said it has won a contract worth $162 million in Saudi Arabia to construct key facilities for Riyadh Metro lines.As per the deal awarded by BACS consortium (Bechtel – Almabani – CCC – Siemens), L&T will be constructing ballastless tracks for...
MOSCOW: Russia’s struggling Transaero airline said it had offered to sell 75 percent stake to state-controlled flagship carrier Aeroflot.The announcement came after a decision to consolidate the two airlines was made at a government meeting earlier this week.“Transaero’s majority shareholders have sent Aeroflot a proposal t...
NICOSIA: Cyprus is welcoming record numbers of visitors, but shorter stays and tighter wallets, particularly among traditionally big-spending Russians, are biting into revenues, official data showed.The Mediterranean island’s tourism income plunged 14.6 percent in June to 259 million euros ($287 million), down from 303.2 mi...
BERLIN: Smartwatches, intelligent homes and drones that follow users wherever they go are on show at Berlin’s mega consumer electronics fair, which opened its doors to the public on Friday.Here are some of this year’s eye-catching trends and innovations at the six-day showcase:Samsung, Huawei and Motorola pick spherical fac...
 
 
 

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Arabic calligraphy has seen its share of evolution since the birth of Islam and the beautifying of the Holy Qur’an’s verses were a form of dedication and worship. The art of “khatt” or calligraphy is a special form of art that requires a steady hand, a commitment to follow the basics laws and understand that there is enough room for imagination...

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BERLIN: Malicious software targeting smartphones with the Android operating system is becoming more common, with some handsets already infected when they’re bought.
A report by German security firm G DATA found that the samples containing such malware had increased by 25 percent in the second quarter compared with the first three months of...

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Saudi women spend a huge amount of money on creams, scrubs, concealers, and a drawer-full of other cosmetics that claim to keep their skin spotless, smooth and youthful.
Dermatologists claim these products women depend on to keep their skin looking its best could be damaging to your facial pores. “Always make sure to use high quality and m...

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Picture yourself lying on a pristine, white-sand beach along the outskirts of a laid-back, cosmopolitan and welcoming city, soaking up the late afternoon sun. You’re wondering which seaside cafe you should stop in to grab your fresh-pressed juice on the way back to your room-with-a-view, where you’ll have a little snooze to cap off a perfect aft...

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DAMMAM: Dr. Abdul Qayyum Mohammed Saleh of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplant (SCOT) revealed that the number of patients suffering from kidney failure in the Kingdom reached 23,000, including patients who receive dialysis at government hospitals.He said during the opening of the fifth medical conference on kidney patients 2015 in Al-Ahsa that the number of people currently receiving treatment at government hospitals reached 15,000, and the number is expected to climb to 19,000 by the year 2020 at a rise of 7 percent.He added that the Kingdom has 187 centers for dialysis spread across various parts of the Kingdom. He further revealed that the opening of a comprehensive center costs...
Summer is a season when your feet is always on display. It is hard to keep them looking their best when the weather is hot. Exposing the feet to the sun and walking on hot sand could leave them rough and dry. Beautician Elma Brooks says women should pay close attention to their feet for them to look picture perfect and feel as soft as a baby’s foot the whole summer season. Exfoliate, exfoliate and exfoliate:Rubbing the dead skin off will instantly make the skin smoother. “The surfaced dead skin will pile up and harden and will hurt when walking. Exfoliating will activate the moisturizer and will make it easier to absorb. Rather than loading cream on dead skin, just smoothen a fresh new...
A yummy and healthy treat is possible with simple items like oats, cheese, vegetables and eggs available in your kitchen. There is no need to go to top supermarkets to buy imported items to put heavenly food on the dining table. In today’s world where diabetes, obesity and blood pressure is affecting the health of most people, our food plays a vital role in either exposing us to health risks or keeping us safe from them. Are you a figure conscious food connoisseur with fine taste buds? OK, let’s be healthy and enjoy the recipes below. The most delicious thing about them is they don’t consume much of your time.Diet baked Palak Paneer (spinach with cottage cheese)Ideal for diabeticsServes...

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SYDNEY: Hollywood star Mel Gibson will not face charges over allegations that he pushed and verbally abused a photograph...
NEW YORK: Leading DJ Avicii has turned his attention to fighting child trafficking as he made his debut as a director with a pair of disturbing videos.The Swedish house DJ, one of the biggest stars on the global club circuit, said he was hoping to use his music for a greater social cause.“The promise of a better life often traps families and children into being used as tools for some of the most despicable people on Earth,” he said in a statement Thursday, as he released the videos.“It’s an issue about which I hope to start a louder discussion, especially now with the huge number of families...
VENICE: Johnny Depp’s portrayal of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger was tipped Friday as a potential Oscar winner after “Black Mass,” an account of the Boston mobster’s life of crime was unveiled to a warm reception at the Venice film festival.Greeted by thousands of fans, some of whom had been camped out all night, the American star kicked off an at-times rambling press conference with a joke acknowledging that he may appear to be slightly the worse for wear.“This is non-alcoholic,” he said after sipping from a water bottle. “I’m being responsible. So if I slur it’s your fault,” he said.Barely...

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