WASHINGTON: The United States has carried out more air strikes in Iraq, a senior US defense official said Wednesday amid a threat by Islamic militants to execute a second US journalist.“There have been additional strikes since yesterday,” the official, who asked not to be identified, told AFP.
RIYADH: A special criminal court court has sentenced one man to death and 30 others to prison terms...
Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh says that extremism and the ideologies of groups like the I...
LONDON: UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says the person appearing in the video posted by Islamic militants beheading American journalist James Foley appears to be British.Hammond’s comments come after US officials confirmed the grisly video showing Islamic State militants beheading Foley and threatening to kill another hostage. Hammond says the person in the video with Foley “appears to have been a British person.”Ham...
Saudi employers, whose foreign workers want to transfer their sponsorship, will be given an opportunity to lodge their objections within five days from their date of application, a senior official from the Ministry of Labor has announced. Labor Ministry spokesman Tayseer Al-Mufarrej said that the new arrangement was aimed at protecting the interests of both sponsors and workers during their contractual period of employmen...

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The Haj Ministry has published the list of companies that provide low-cost Haj services.The full list is available at http://www.haj.gov.sa/ar-SA/Pages/Low-cost-camps.aspx.The announcement came as Makkah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah has called for qualitative improvement in Haj services.“We have...
Before consuming any of the chocolate drinks produced by Milchwerke Mittelelbe GMBH and listed below, check the expiry date first. If the product is packed in plastic containers and the expiry date is between 19/12/2014 and 11/4/2015, don’t buy or consume them.This warning comes from the Saudi food and Drug Authority (SFDA)...
Saeed Al-Bassami, vice president of the National Transportation Committee at the Saudi Council of Chambers and Industry, has revealed that Saudization is one of the main challenges facing the surface transportation sector in the Kingdom.Al-Bassami noted that the rate of Saudization in the transportation sector has not excee...
A leading Saudi Arabian Airlines official has urged Saudia executives and field workers at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA), as well as other employees in maintenance and ground operations, to double up their efforts in improving services to passengers.Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, director-general of Saudia, made...
Dr. Ibtesam Saeed Badhrees, a leading woman research scientist in experimental particle physics at the National Center for Nanotechnology, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) Riyadh, has been selected as the first non-American woman for ‘Women Physicist of the Month’ award for August 2014 given by the Ame...
New US Consul-General Todd Holmstrom arrived in Jeddah on Aug. 6 to assume his post.Prior to his appointment, Holmstrom served as deputy chief of mission in N’Djamena, Chad, from 2011 to 2013. From 2005 to August 2008, Holmstrom spent three years in Damascus, where he served sequentially as economic counselor, chief of the...
A delegation from Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) visited the headquarters of General Court in Jeddah.The delegation consisting of Vice Chairman of JCCI Ziyad bin Bassam Al-Bassam, acting Secretary General Hassan bin Ibrahim Dahlan, and Director of the Center for Law and Conciliation Awad Al-Halbi met Abdul R...
The Haj Ministry has approved a new management office aimed at monitoring Haj-related programs and arrangements more effectively.The “strategic initiative management office” (SIMO) was approved on Sunday.Haj Minister Bandar Hajjar stressed the importance of promoting teamwork, cooperation, partnership and healthy competitio...
Saudi Aramco’s iThra Knowledge Program has attracted 300,000 visitors during the first two weeks of the event. The program, which is being held at the city’s International Convention and Exhibition Center, was inaugurated by Riyadh Gov. Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz on July 29 for its month-long run in the Kingdo...
Child beggary on the streets of Jeddah has decreased by more than 50 percent thanks to the opening of a juvenile shelter in association with Al-Birr Charitable Society, said Hani Jamil, shelter supervisor.“The center had 9,255 beggars between the age of 10 and 15,” he told Arab News.“Almost 7,530 children have been deported...
The Kingdom’s clothing retail sector is a SR10 billion a year industry, said Mohammed Al-Shahri, textile and clothing committee chairman at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI).“This sector has developed considerably over the past two years since more and more Saudis are being drawn to fashion,” Al-Shahri told...
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry may force the local representatives of global car manufacturing companies to bear to the financial costs of manufacturing errors, especially errors that result in injury or death.Compensation for disability, especially for the loss of a vital organ, is also included, according to a mini...
Representatives of the Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE) will leave for the Philippines for a meeting with top officials from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) from Oct. 14-18.“They will discuss and sign agreements related to Filipino engineers and architects who are also SCE members,” Mario A. Balboa, Philippine...

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GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Several thousand Palestinians fled their hom...

GAZA CITY: Israel hauled its negotiators back from talks in Cairo and warplanes...

BAGHDAD: Skirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militant...

NICOSIA: Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday urged authorities in Iran to releas...

ANKARA: Turkish authorities on Tuesday arrested at least 25 police officers in t...

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NEW DELHI: Pakistan’s ambassador to India has defended his recent talks with Kas...

FERGUSON, Missouri: US police said early on Tuesday they came under heavy gunfir...

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DOHA: Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates have one foot in the semifinals of the...

WINSTON-SALEM: Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and Jarkko Nieminen, of Finland, w...

NEW YORK: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1 for the US Open, and five-ti...

BARCELONA, Spain: Two months after Spain’s national team flopped at the World Cu...

BARCELONA, Spain: Luis Suarez is ready to put his biting days behind him.The Bar...

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Saudi Arabia imported some 3.1 million tons of cement in the past nine months valued at SR 750 million, according to a financial report quoting data released by Customs D...
HONG KONG: Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp. has posted a record first-half net profit thanks to improving margins in its global business and revenue from new contracts to build China’s next-generation telecom network.The Shenzhen-based company said its first-half net profit rose 263 percent year-on-year to 1.13 bil...
STOCKHOLM: Chinese-owned Volvo Car Group announced a return to profits in an upbeat half-yearly report that cited “solid” demand for the Swedish brand particularly in China.The Gothenburg-based manufacturer bucked dismal sales trends in the global auto industry with a 15-percent hike in turnover to 64.78 billion kronor ($9....
NEW YORK: New York state’s banking regulator hit Standard Chartered Bank with a $300 million fine and restrictions on its dollar-clearing business for failing to detect possible money-laundering.The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) said the British bank’s internal compliance systems had failed to detect or ac...
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia-based AirAsia has announced a sixfold increase in second-quarter net profit as Asia's budget travel leader increased revenue despite what it called a "challenging" aviation environment.Net profit was 367.2 million ringgit ($115 million), up from 58.3 million ringgit in the same quarter of 2013.AirAsia...
LOS ANGELES: Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant.Ballmer says he plans to devote more time to his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, civic contributions, study and teaching business at Stanford in the fall and USC next spring...
CAIRO: Egypt has selected a Saudi consultancy to draw up the plan for the government's mega project to transform the Suez Canal waterway into a hub of international investment and free trade zones.Suez Canal Authority chief Moheeb Mamish announced in Cairo that Dar Al-Handasah Shair — a leading Mideast design, architecture...
DUBAI: Dubai is changing its financial rules in an effort to attract more asset managers — particularly those serving the richest and most risk-tolerant investors, such as hedge funds and private equity funds — to base themselves in the emirate.The rules create a new class of funds that can be domiciled in the Dubai Interna...
LONDON: OPEC is not worried about a slide in oil prices toward $100 a barrel, delegates from the producer group said, with current levels seen as acceptable for producers while higher seasonal demand in the coming weeks was expected to support the market.Brent crude fell to a 14-month low of $101.11 a barrel on Monday as in...
The SABB/HSBC Emerging Markets Index (EMI), a monthly weighted composite indicator derived from national PMI survey reports in 17 emerging economies, fell to 51.7 in July, from 52.3 in June, indicating slower output growth across global emerging markets. However, the latest expansion was stronger than the average seen over...
There are only two times in your professional journey when you need to ensure that your online profile is updated and appealing to potential employers, professional contacts, and recruiters — when you are looking for a job, and when you are not!Unlike in the past, first impressions are now made when your name is entered int...
LONDON: The heads of Britain’s largest companies earned 131 times as much as their average employee last year, a study said, exposing the growing pay gap between bosses and workers.The wage divide has more than doubled since 1998, when the average chief executive of firms in the FTSE 100 earnt 47 times as much as staff, the...
LONDON: Melbourne tops the ranking as the world's most pleasant city to live in for the fourth year running, but an Economist Intelligence Unit poll also finds that turmoil in Ukraine and the Middle East have pushed other cities down the list.Vienna, Vancouver and Toronto captured 2nd, 3rd and 4th places in the list of 140...

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A remarkable journalist once said it perfectly. “You are the ones who have let r...
The almost impossible task of salvaging Iraq has begun along two distinct, but i...
It might have made slightly more sense had the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) a...
The much-awaited draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law may finally see the light of...

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Dr. Ibtesam Saeed Badhrees, a leading woman research scientist in experimental particle physics at the National Center for Nanotechnology, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) Riyadh, has been selected as the first non-American woman for ‘Women Physicist of the Month’ award for August 2014 given by the American Physical Society...

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Designing alluring jewelry is an art that requires a great deal of understanding of various cultures. And Swiss-born London-based jewelry designer Sabine Ghanem’s pieces certainly have that feel. She balances the antique touch with the young, playful and refined attributes giving her jewelry a different look altogether. In an exclusive interview...

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LONDON: Melbourne tops the ranking as the world's most pleasant city to live in for the fourth year running, but an Economist Intelligence Unit poll also finds that turmoil in Ukraine and the Middle East have pushed other cities down the list.
Vienna, Vancouver and Toronto captured 2nd, 3rd and 4th places in the list of 140 cities released...

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Before consuming any of the chocolate drinks produced by Milchwerke Mittelelbe GMBH and listed below, check the expiry date first. If the product is packed in plastic containers and the expiry date is between 19/12/2014 and 11/4/2015, don’t buy or consume them.This warning comes from the Saudi food and Drug Authority (SFDA), which said in an advisory posted on its website on Monday that such products have been found to be contaminated with bacillus bacteria, which can cause food poisoning.The statement said the manufacturer itself, a German company, warned of the contamination last March and has withdrawn the affected products from markets in Britain and Ireland, where they were distributed...
What is the best way to burn fat? What kind of drug will help to burn fat? Is there any kind of activity that will help to burn fat? What is the effect of new technologies such as laser? What is the best diet to flush out all the fat? These question have been asked for many decades. To answer all of these questions, we must first talk about the fat inside our bodies. We spoke to nutritionist Shaymaa Saeed who explained the process of burning fat. We have two types of fat, one of which is the essential fat, which is the fat that holds the organs in its position. We need to maintain this fat and not to lose it. Also, we have the non-essential fat, which may appear as obesity in case of excess...
When I met the founder of the Nutrition and Diet Center Sawsan Wazzan Jabri in 1996 I was far from imagining the resounding success of this franchise which was originally established in 1990 in Beirut. Already then, Sawsan Wazzan was convinced there was a big market for high quality diet meals, diet snacks as well as diet Arabic and western pastries. Indeed, the need for nutritious and tasty food that helps you lose weight, has been steadily growing in Saudi Arabia. Today, seven out of 10 Saudis are overweight and obesity is becoming a major cause of concern in the Kingdom. The Nutrition and Diet Center helps you tackle successfully all your weight and nutrition related medical problems....

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PARIS: Ever felt like your neighbor’s antics could drive you to an early grave?Well, there may be reason for concern, sa...
BEIJING: A Chinese aircraft was forced to delay its landing after two air traffic controllers nodded off, reports said, sparking a wave of online anger about airline safety.The Boeing 737 was preparing to land at Wuhan airport in central China but had no response from the air traffic control tower for 12 minutes, reports said.Contact was eventually made and China Eastern Airlines flight MU2528 from Sanya landed safely, the Sina.com news portal said.“Because air traffic control was asleep on duty, (the plane) called many times,” civil aviation authorities said in a statement quoted by Chinese...
SYDNEY: A white-headed crocodile nicknamed Michael Jackson has been shot dead, reports said, after the predator apparently killed a fisherman in Australia's north.Authorities were called in when a 57-year-old man disappeared after wading into the croc-infested Adelaide River to disentangle his fishing line.Police said the man's wife was with him on the river bank but did not see the moment the animal, believed to be 4.5 meters long, attacked."The initial information is that she did not see him taken but (heard) a scream and then turned around and saw a tail splashing in the water," Northern...

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