SANAA, Yemen: Al-Qaeda militants battled each other on Monday in a southern Yemeni city controlled by the group, in what appeared to be an internal power struggle that erupted after a senior militant was killed in a US drone strike.The clashes broke out in the southern city of Zinjibar late Sunday, leaving at least seven militants dead and another nine wounded, according to Yemeni officials. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.The rival factions are led by local commander known as Abu Anas Al-Sanani and another known as Ossan Baliedy, the brother of Jalal Baliedy, the leader who was killed along with three others in a drone strike on Thursday.The late Baliedy headed Al-Qaeda in Abyan province, of which Zinjibar is the capital, and was known for brutality, including the beheading of 16 soldiers in August 2014. He was believed t...
TABUK: An expatriate was executed in Tabuk region on Monday after he was convicted of the crime of d...
JUBA, South Sudan: At least 40,000 people are being starved to death in South Sudan war zones on the...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: The ruler of Dubai says authorities hope to privatize some government services in the oil-rich country.Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who also serves as the United Arab Emirates’ prime minister, made the comments on Twitter Monday night after appearing at the World Government Summit being hosted in his city-state. He also announced that some government ministries would be merged.The se...
RIYADH: Saudi Arabian air defenses on Monday intercepted a Scud missile fired at Khamis Mushait city where a major airbase is located, the coalition fighting in Yemen said.The interception occurred “this morning at about three o’clock,” Brig. Gen. Ahmed Al-Assiri, spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition, told AFP.“They are still targeting the cities,” he said.Roughly 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the Yemeni border, the Kin...

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MADINAH: Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman launched a series of charity and developmental projects during his recent visit to Khaibar Province at costs exceeding SR100 million.They included municipal projects at Khaibar, Al-Salsah and Al-Ashash Municipalities at a cost of SR16 million, SR50 mill...
RIYADH: An explosion damaged several cars at a residential area in the national capital on Monday, but there were no injuries, police said.A spokesman for the Riyadh regional police told Saudi Press Agency (SPA) that security patrols received a tip from a citizen about the explosion at 8:40 a.m. at a neighborhood in Al-Aziz...
JEDDAH: Work on developing and modernizing the Kingdom’s 27 airports is ongoing and is expected to be completed within the next five years, according to Sulaiman Al-Hamdan, president of the General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA).“Our goal is that our airports should be in a position worthy of the Kingdom’s status, and...
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and Venezuela discussed on Sunday ways to stabilize the crude market. Petroleum and Mineral Resources Minister Ali Al-Naimi and Venezuelan Oil Minister Eulogio Del Pino discussed the latter’s recent talks with other crude producers and the results of those meetings that seek cooperation among suppliers...
JEDDAH: An inspector can neither enter any business establishment without using the official channels nor has the right to inquire about wages or salaries, the Ministry of Labor has said.In a post on its Twitter account, the ministry said an inspector cannot make random or individual visits, or make such visits outside the...
MADINAH: A member of the Senior Scholars Council, Dr. Abdullah Al-Manieh, has called for the establishment of women’s departments at the Islamic University in Madinah in line with other universities in the Kingdom.“The Muslim woman has had her own status and value since the Prophet Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) time. Ayesh...
RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Sunday called on other countries not to interfere in the Kingdom’s internal affairs. “We are keen to see security and peace prevail in our region. It is our right to defend ourselves without interfering in the affairs of others. We call on others not to interfere in o...
ABHA: Gov. Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, Asir region, ordered the formation of a working team in Bisha to address the status of the battered woman who recently shared her suffering on social networking sites.Mohammed bin Sabrah will head the team, which will include the police chief, the director of health affairs, direc...
MADINAH: Pilgrims spend the most beautiful moments in the Prophet’s Mosque, where they pray in Riyazul Jannah (garden from the gardens of paradise) and get to greet the Prophet, peace be upon him, said the Omani pilgrim, Ahmed Nasser. “Such deeds give immense comfort and contentment to the pilgrim visiting the Prophet’s Mos...
JEDDAH: The euphoria over the sudden resumption of call facility on WhatsApp in the Kingdom on Saturday was short-lived as the service was not widely available the following day. A large number of users of the popular messaging service, barring a few, said that the call facility was working no more on Sunday. The call facil...
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and South Korea are set to widen cooperation in the health care sector following a joint road show which underlined potential areas of cooperation and showcased world-class health facilities of that country. The event, titled “Korea-Saudi Health Care Cooperation Road Show,” also discussed ways and means...
RIYADH: The Saudi Green Building Forum (SBGF) believe that about fifty percent of the ongoing eco-friendly green building projects across the Kingdom are facing delays for not fulfilling criteria.Faisal Alfadl, secretary-general of the forum, on Saturday said: “The work is on at about 400 projects for green buildings across...
AL-UQAIR: The low-quality of education in the Kingdom arises from many factors. Included among these are the complexity of the system itself, unclear educational vision, non-professional education development programs, and instability due to changing the minister.An official added that these were in addition to the lack of...

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: The ruler of Dubai says authorities hope to privati...

SANAA, Yemen: Al-Qaeda militants battled each other on Monday in a southern Yeme...

JERUSALEM: A man who stabbed and lightly wounded an Israeli soldier on Sunday in...

KILIS: Turkey has reached the end of its “capacity to absorb” refugees but will...

ROME: A second autopsy on the body of an Italian found slain in Egypt reveals th...

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TAINAN, Taiwan: Four survivors were Monday pulled alive from the rubble of an ap...

MUMBAI: Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative David Coleman Headley, one of the main c...

JUBA, South Sudan: At least 40,000 people are being starved to death in South Su...

ISTANBUL: At least 35 migrants drowned in two accidents in the Aegean Sea on Mon...

SARAJEVO: Some 2,000 people, mostly women, protested on Sunday in downtown Saraj...

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SANTA CLARA, California: A reborn Orange Crush might have sent Peyton Manning in...

SANTA CLARA, California: Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller was named...

SANTA CLARA, California: A pack of Denver Broncos had just chased a beleaguered...

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands: Croatians Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig both made winning s...

DOHA: Britain’s Mark Cavendish won the first stage of the Tour of Qatar on Monda...

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JEDDAH: Annual growth in the Saudi oil sector will remain positive in 2016 with average oil output expected to increase slightly, as the Kingdom continues to protect its...
DUBAI: Emaar Malls, the shopping and retail arm mostly owned by Dubai’s Emaar Properties giant, said its annual profit surged 23 percent to $451 million in 2015, as rental income increased.Net profit reached AED1.66 billion ($451 million) in 2015, compared with AED1.35 billion the year before, said the company which owns Du...
DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange (Tadawul) is not certain that it can join international index compiler MSCI’s emerging markets index in 2017, the exchange’s acting CEO was quoted as saying.The Kingdom opened its market to direct foreign investment in June last year. In November, the exchange’s CEO at the time, Adel Al-...
JEDDAH: Major stock markets in the Middle East fell on Sunday after oil prices pulled back and global bourses sold off at the end of last week.The correlation between oil prices and Gulf equity markets has strengthened in recent months with many investors believing markets will continue to trade in almost lockstep with crud...
DUBAI: Authorities in Qatar will use fiscal policy and money market operations if needed to prevent low oil and gas prices from causing a liquidity crunch in the banking system, the governor of the central bank (QCB) was quoted as saying.Money market rates have risen sharply as flows of new oil and gas revenue into the syst...
LONDON/HOUSTON: As oil and gas companies cut ever-deeper into the bone to weather their worst downturn in decades, boards have adopted contrasting strategies to lead them out of the crisis.Crude prices have tumbled around 70 percent over the past 18 months to around $35 a barrel, leading to five of the world’s top oil compa...
FRANKFURT: The head of Norway’s sovereign wealth fund — one of the biggest capital pools in the world — has lashed Volkswagen’s ownership structure as giving too much power to family shareholders and disadvantaging minority shareholders.As VW battles a global emissions-cheating scandal, the fund’s CEO, Yngve Slyngstad, slam...
BEIJING: Government subsidies are fueling a boom in electric vehicles in China, driving hopes for the industry’s global future as the world’s biggest car market offers economies of scale that could make the technology mainstream.Sales of electric cars, though still modest, have rocketed four-fold in a year — thanks in part...
BEIJING: China’s foreign exchange reserves have fallen to their lowest level in more than three years, the central bank said, as Beijing sells dollars to stop the yuan from depreciating further.The world’s largest currency hoard shrank by $99.5 billion in January to some $3.2 trillion, the People’s Bank of China said on its...
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 into 2016. The Saudi economy is still heavily reliant on oil as its main revenue source. However, the government is trying to change this growth model throug...
 

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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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AL-UQAIR: The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH) has deposited SR600 million with local banks for the Al-Uqair Development Company in Al-Ahsa, SCTNH President Prince Sultan bin Salman has said.
“Saudi citizens have some equities in most investing companies contributing to the project, which is currently under study i...

FOOD & HEALTH »

JEDDAH: The 10th Middle East Best of San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium opens in Jeddah on Saturday to identify the latest treatments and raise awareness about the affliction.Organized by the Ministry of National Guard and Ministry of Health, the two-day event will see the participation of over 400 doctors and specialists in oncology from local and global organizations.Breast cancer is considered the most common type of cancer among females. According to latest reports, 1,600 new cases are diagnosed on an annual basis in Saudi Arabia.More than 1 million cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year, with many dying, according to statistics from the World Health Organization. Specialists...
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...

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LONDON: The Duchess of Cambridge says in a new video that she and Prince William want all children to get support during...
LOS ANGELES: Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s bid for Oscars glory was boosted Saturday as he took top prize at the Directors Guild of America honors — seen as a bellwether for the Academy Awards.Inarritu was crowned best director for revenge and survival epic “The Revenant,” three weeks ahead of the glittering culmination of Hollywood’s annual awards season.He becomes the first director in the Guild’s history with back-to-back DGA wins, 12 months after picking up the prize for dark comedy “Birdman,” and is vying to repeat the feat at the Oscars.The 52-year-old has already...
NEW YORK: Beyonce is back with her first new music in more than two years, a hip-hop-heavy track with nods to the Black Lives Matter movement and police brutality.The pop superstar released a single and accompanying video, “Formation,” on Saturday in a surprise one day before she is set to perform before tens of millions of television viewers during halftime of the Super Bowl alongside British rockers Coldplay.Set in New Orleans, the video offers fleeting but poignant references to Black Lives Matter, the movement against police brutality that has gained steam across the United States in...

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