ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Sunday it is ready to send ground troops to Syria as part of an international coalition to fight Daesh militants.Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash made the comments in response to a question at a media briefing on Sunday, days after Saudi Arabia said it is ready to deploy ground forces if leaders of the US-led international coalition fighting the group call for it.Gargash says it has been the Emirates’ long-held position that a campaign to defeat the group “has to include ground elements.”“We have been frustrated at the slow pace .... of confronting Daesh,” he added, referring to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) by its Arabic acronym.“We are not talking about thousands of troops but we are talking about troops on the ground that will lead the way ... that will support ... and I think our position remains the s...
JEDDAH: New steps being taken to increase the flow of foreign investments into Saudi Arabia this yea...
RIYADH: The man wanted in connection with the bombing on the Emergency Forces Mosque in Asir is a fo...
JERUSALEM: The Islamic authority that oversees a sensitive Jerusalem holy site says it opposes a new prayer area for non-Orthodox Jews at the adjacent Western Wall.The Waqf’s rejection may present an obstacle for Israel which has tried to defuse tensions with more liberal streams of Judaism who have demanded the right to pray at the wall according to their customs. After three years of negotiations, Israel announced the c...
MOSCOW/BEIJING/SEOUL: North Korea’s backers joined the chorus in condemning the rogue state’s launch of a long-range rocket, with Russia saying the move was a serious blow to regional security including that of Pyongyang.China also “expressed regret” over the launch, which it said flies “in the face of international opposition.”North Korea earlier confirmed that it had successfully put a satellite into orbit, with the roc...

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RIYADH: Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King Salman takes pride in his religion and his country, according to Prince Sultan bin Salman, Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) chairman.“King Salman lives his life in a confident and reassuring balance of Islamic values and ethics. The...
TAIF: Terrorists can carry out reconnaissance missions in the guise of beggars, even wearing the abaya, and pose a serious threat to the security of the nation, an expert has warned.“Begging is a bad phenomenon anyway. However, it can pose a serious danger if terrorists disguised as beggars recce sensitive installations or...
RIYADH: Justice Minister Walid Al-Samaani and Khaled Al-Muhaisin, the president of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha), are scheduled to meet soon to clear resolve differences between Nazaha and Supreme Judicial Council (SJC). According to local media, Nazaha said that its realm of authority includes following...
ARAR: A Saudi father has urged his two sons to immediately surrender, after their names recently appeared on the list of suspects who participated in the terror attack on the Special Emergency Forces Mosque in Asir in August last year.Salem Yaslam Al-Sai’ari was quoted as saying by local media that his sons were shedding th...
JEDDAH: A surveillance video showing an expatriate man shoving a Saudi woman inside a supermarket has stirred a hornet’s nest.Shared on social media, the video has gone viral and viewers are demanding harsh punishment against the offender.As seen in the video, the woman was walking by an uncrowded aisle when the man, appare...
MADINAH/JEDDAH: Pilgrims and visitors performing tawaf (circumambulation) of the Holy Kaaba or praying around it may look forward to relief from the blazing sun, as a proposal to shade the Mataf area is being studied.According to local media, the matter came up for discussion when Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, head of the...
JEDDAH: Users of WhatsApp were a joyous lot on Saturday as the call facility finally became available on the popular messaging service in the Kingdom.The facility, which is for free now, through WhatsApp was earlier banned in Saudi Arabia and only messaging service was available. “The ban has been lifted in the Kingdom,” sa...
RIYADH: A Border Guard soldier died on Saturday in a missile attack from across the Yemeni border in Dhahran Al-Jonoub in Asir.The man, identified as Pvt. Abdulilah Abdullah Hamoud Al-Shahrani, was patrolling the border in the area when the attack took place.He attained martyrdom, the Saudi Press Agency said quoting a spoke...
JEDDAH: Starbucks has clarified that the ban on women’s entry at one of its Riyadh stores is only temporary and that the coffee shop will be opened to them soon after a separation wall is erected.Starbucks reportedly said that members of the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) ordered its man...
RIYADH: The Saudi government is strongly supporting the development of organic farming and institutional capacity building as part of an ambitious plan to expand the Kingdom’s shift toward organic agriculture, which will be good for the country’s nutritional needs, public health and environment. Plans are afoot to establish...
RIYADH: An attempt to smuggle in 2.4 million amphetamine pills was foiled along the coast of Tabuk.An Interior Ministry spokesman said the traffickers fled from the coast after they were chased by Border Guard patrols.The spokesman said a suspect boat was approaching the coast in Tabuk on Friday when warning shots were fire...
RIYADH: King Saud University (KSU) closed the booths of five companies which participated in the recently concluded five-day Career Week because of lack of interest in employing applicants.Career Week, held under the auspices of Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King Salman, featured a jobs fair with 70 companies participating....
RIYADH: The Kingdom has been developing Oroug Bani Maradh as a protected area for eco-tourism in the heart of the Empty Quarter.Aside from a number of live flora and fauna, there’s are non-domesticated animal species in the wildlife sanctuary located on the western edge of the Empty Quarter (Rub’ Al Khali) some 200 km south...

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JERUSALEM: The Islamic authority that oversees a sensitive Jerusalem holy site s...

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The European Union on Saturday called on Israel to halt the d...

TEHRAN, Iran: Iran’s constitutional watchdog, the hard-line Guardian Council, ha...

WASHINGTON: The White House welcomed on Friday Saudi Arabia’s announcement that...

JEDDAH: Most of the victims of a fire that struck a hotel in Iraq on Friday were...

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MOSCOW/BEIJING/SEOUL: North Korea’s backers joined the chorus in condemning the...

Seoul: North Korea said Sunday it had successfully placed a satellite in orbit i...

ISLAMABAD: China, the United States, Afghanistan and Pakistan launched their thi...

QUETTA, Pakistan: At least nine people were killed and 40 wounded after a suicid...

DELHI: Well known-cartoonist Indian Sudhir Tailang, who was suffering from a bra...

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MADRID: Barcelona equalled a club record of 28 games unbeaten to move three poin...

SYDNEY: Teenager Rieko Ioane scored a dramatic last-gasp try to give New Zealand...

DUBAI: Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been banned for three months after pl...

DUBAI: Germany’s Marcel Kittel won the Tour of Dubai on Saturday after he outspr...

PARIS: The Netherlands opened-up a shock 2-0 lead over Russia in the Fed Cup on...

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JEDDAH: The collapse in oil prices has been a focal point for the global economy, leading to an oversupply theme that coincided with waning demand, expected to stretch in...
WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia has five years’ worth of reserves at current spending levels and oil prices, Shantayanan Devarajan, chief economist of the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa Region said in an interview with Tass.“The fact is that Saudi Arabia did not cut back its oil exports when the price of oil plummeted i...
NEW YORK: The Nasdaq Composite that includes large-cap technology names like Alphabet, Microsoft and Facebook led another broad rout on Wall Street Friday, closing at its lowest level since October 2014.Many stocks that had led on the way up in 2015 led the way down this week. Recent earnings and economic reports, including...
LONDON: US President Barack Obama’s final budget will propose a $10 per barrel oil tax, investing the proceeds in mass transit, high-speed rail, urban planning, highway upgrades and self-driving cars, among other programs.“President Obama’s 21st Century Clean Transportation System,” outlined by the White House recently, dre...
WASHINGTON: The US trade deficit rose in December as American exports fell for a third straight month, reflecting the pressures of a stronger dollar and spreading global weakness. Those factors contributed to the first annual drop in US export sales since the Great Recession shrank global trade six years ago.The December de...
JEDDAH: Growth of Saudi Arabia’s non-oil private sector eased in January, continuing the trend seen through much of the latter part of 2015. In fact, business conditions improved at the weakest pace in the survey’s six-and-a-half year history, with a muted rise in new work the key factor behind the slowdown. Total new busin...
LONDON: Oil steadied on Friday in a volatile session, as bearish fundamentals pressured prices despite bullish indications earlier in the week.International benchmark Brent crude futures were 2 cents higher at $34.48 per barrel at 1135 GMT, trading in a range of around $34-$35 a barrel so far this session.US West Texas Inte...
WASHINGTON: US employment gains slowed more than expected in January as the boost to hiring from unseasonably mild weather faded, but surging wages and an unemployment rate at an eight-year low suggested the labor market recovery remains firm.Nonfarm payrolls increased by 151,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate wa...
NEW YORK: On May 2, Ed Bastian takes over as the new CEO of Delta Air Lines, replacing the retiring Richard Anderson. Bastian has been Anderson’s close deputy, helping to turn around the airline from bankrupt carrier to one of the world’s leading airlines, one whose playbook is often copied by others.Bastian has been with D...
SAN FRANCISCO: LinkedIn shares plunged as much as 28 percent in after-hours trading Thursday after the company reported better-than-expected results for the fourth quarter but provided a weak forecast for 2016.The professional networking service’s adjusted earnings and revenue beat Wall Street’s estimates for the last three...
 

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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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WASHINGTON: The Firefox smartphone operating system is being shut down, three years after a launch aimed at challenging the dominant platforms powered by Apple and Google, developers said Thursday.
The operating system created by the Mozilla developer community as an open-source system failed to gain traction in mobile devices, according to...

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I love a beauty trend just as much as the next girl does, growing up playing with mom’s makeup and trying on her Chanel lipsticks can do that to a person, sorry mummy! The year 2015 came and went with beauty trends that were quite weird, a bit over the top, time consuming and sometimes downright stupid. Trends come and go, it’s an evolving indus...

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Residents of Jacksonville, the charmingly chic seaport on Florida’s northeasten coast, often refer to their hometown in affectionate terms. “J-Ville” and “The River City” are two of them; “JAX” is another. But after a few days here, we had a few words of our own: Charismatic, energetic, undiscovered.
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Your stressful and busy lifestyle leave you almost no time for indulging your skin. As you grow older, your skin gradually becomes thinner and finely wrinkled and eventually isn't the same baby-soft body glove you were born with. Oil-producing (sebaceous) glands become less active, leaving your skin dryer. The number of blood vessels in your skin reduces, your skin becomes fragile, and you lose your youthful glimmer and color.Unlike what most of people think that poor skin comes with age. Not true. We all know few people who look great for their age - without undergoing plastic surgery, Botox or medications. Chances are it is because of what's going on with their colon. When your colon...
JEDDAH: A new breast cancer treatment improves survival rates by an average 20 percent, with life expectancy lengthened by 29.9 months.This is according to Ahmed Al-Wabari, breast oncology consultant at King Fahd Specialist Hospital in Dammam, who outlined these results in a paper he presented at a medical forum in Alkhobar recently.The forum included 120 local and international doctors and specialists who discussed the latest studies on evidence-based treatments for patients with advanced breast cancer, which included the most dangerous, HER2.Shadi Al-Khayyat, consultant in oncology at King Abdulaziz University Hospital in Jeddah, said this new treatment targets the HER2 cancer cells...
NEW DELHI: An Indian drugmaker on Wednesday said it was developing the world’s first vaccine against Zika after the World Health Organization declared an global emergency over the rapidly spreading virus.Bharat Biotech, a vaccine manufacturer based in the southern city of Hyderabad, said two vaccines had been in development for a year and were ready for pre-clinical testing in animals.There is currently no proven vaccine for the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has spread throughout Latin America where it has been blamed for a surge in brain-damaged babies.“We are the first in the world to file for a global patent for a Zika virus vaccine,” Rajarshi Dasgupta, head of company’s legal and...

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LOS ANGELES: It was a total knockout for Michael B. Jordan at the NAACP Image Awards in a ceremony that took several jab...
NEW YORK: While waiting for Donald Trump to take the stage this week at a campaign rally in Exeter, New Hampshire, fans listened to a few hit songs by Adele, “Skyfall” and “Rolling in the Deep.”That has apparently hit all the wrong notes with the British superstar: She has said she’d like Trump to quit playing her songs at political rallies.“Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning,” said Benny Tarantini, an Adele spokesman.But mega-best-selling Adele may not be able to stop The Donald here.Legally, the Republican presidential candidate has paid...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.: Joseph Gordon-Levitt has gotten a little roast along with his pudding.In keeping with tradition, “The Walk” actor was feted and roasted as Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals Man of the Year on Friday.The collegiate theatrical organization says it selected the 34-year-old Gordon-Levitt as its 2016 honoree because he’s a “talented actor” and “visionary entrepreneur.”The actor as a kid played Tommy on “3rd Rock from the Sun.” He’ll portray Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone’s upcoming movie about the man who leaked classified National Security Agency documents.Gordon-...

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