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, apparently unprovoked, blocked her path and pushed her down the floor.The next frame showed security men accosting the man and subduing him.A number of social network users said in comments that the incident took place in Riyadh, but Riyadh Police Department spokesman Fawaz Al-Mayman, said they have yet to see any report about such incident. Several twitter activists have called on security authorities to give the culprit the punishment he deserves to teach him and others like him a lesson. Activists have also launched a hashtag on twitter, expatriate_hits_Saudiwoman, showin...
JEDDAH/KARACHI: Major Pakistan airports remained crippled by industrial action Friday as a strike by...
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MOGADISHU: Somali government troops backed by African Union peacekeepers on Saturday recaptured the key port of Merka from Shabab insurgents, just one day after the Islamists swept into the city, the army and residents said.“The Somali forces and AMISOM peacekeepers secured control of Merka again and now the situation has returned to normal,” a Somali military official, Abdirisak Mohamed, told AFP by telephone from Mogadi...
TAINAN, Taiwan: A powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn Saturday, collapsing a high-rise residential complex and killing at least seven people and injuring hundreds. At least 230 people were pulled out from rubble, as rescuers raced against time to find dozens of others unaccounted for.More than 1,200 firefighters and soldiers in the worst-hit Tainan city scrambled with ladders, cranes and other...

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RIYADH: Education Minister Ahmed Al-Issa has called on teachers, educators and other officials of his ministry to work hard for the common goal of producing quality graduates. “I urge you to do your level best in transmitting knowledge to the students in accordance with the aspirations of the Saudi...
RIYADH: The Labor Ministry has banned workers transferring their sponsorship after completing housing projects in the country, with contractors ordered to send them back to their home countries.Labor Minister Mofarrej Al-Haqbani has signed an agreement with Housing Minister Majed Al-Hoqail on the level of Saudization requir...
JEDDAH: There was tight security at mosques throughout the Kingdom on Friday, particularly in the Eastern Province, a week after the deadly attack on a mosque in Al-Ahsa that saw several people killed and injured.There was a heavy presence of security teams assigned by the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Islamic Af...
RIYADH: The Kingdom and New Zealand have signed an air services agreement to set a comprehensive regulatory framework for air transport, operating on a safe and organized basis.The deal was signed at the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) headquarters here by Captain Abdulhakim Mohammed Al-Badr, assistant president...
AL-AHSA: Uncoordinated production resources, lack of risk planning, evaluation, non-study of similar projects and poor planning are among the reasons for failure of projects, an expert has said.“Total quality management (TQM) is an integrated scientific and administrative approach that focuses mainly at internal and externa...
JEDDAH: The Specialized Criminal Court has issued its verdict against two Saudis for terrorism-related offenses and for supporting extremist groups, a local daily has reported.The court issued a prison sentence of ten and a half years to the first defendant after he was found guilty of issuing fatwas against the rulers of t...
RIYADH: The second phase of the operation on a Polish child for a genetic heart disease was successfully performed at the King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC) of the National Guard Health Affairs on Wednesday. On a directive from Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, one-year-old Jakub Przystki was flown into the Kin...
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...
RIYADH: The projects of Saudi students at the Technical Trainers College (TTC) is being showcased at the German pavilion in the 30th Janadriyah Festival. With the slogan “Welcome to Your Future”, the TTC is participating in the festival with Germany being the guest of honor.“The goal of the TTC is to nurture and cultivate t...
JEDDAH: The Ministry of Labor has urged firms to immediately start implementing the 10th phase of the Wage Protection System before it becomes mandatory on March 31.Mohammed Al-Faleh, assistant undersecretary for inspection and development of the work environment, was quoted as saying that this phase, for firms with 80 or m...
RIYADH: As many as 104 antique items that have come from the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, Germany, have gone on display at the National Museum here. The exhibition coincides the Janadriyah festival for heritage and culture.According to local media, the Pergamon Museum contains many of famous historical artifacts, particularly...
RIYADH: A visiting Kuwaiti delegation has praised Saudi Arabia for collecting and preserving various heritage items at the King Abdul Aziz Historical Center in Riyadh.The delegation, led by Kuwait’s Education Minister Bader Al-Essa, was given a tour of the center by Saleh Al-Obaid, director general of the King Abdul Aziz Hi...
RIYADH: Road security forces in Madinah apprehended two Asian expats who were caught in possession of a huge amount of money totaling SR1.6 million and talismans.“The two Asians were riding in a Japanese-made car when they were stopped at the Yanbu-Madinah highway. The security forces became suspicious and searched the two...

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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...

IRBIL: A fire at a hotel in the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan region killed 17 peo...

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s top Shiite cleric will no longer provide weekly Friday political...

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MOGADISHU: Somali government troops backed by African Union peacekeepers on Satu...

TAINAN, Taiwan: A powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before daw...

UNITED NATIONS: A human rights group alleged Thursday that at least eight women...

LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Friday urged Britain and Sweden to let...

SYDNEY: Meet young Australian Muslim teen Stephanie Kurlow who hopes to become f...

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KIGALI: The Confederation of African Football (CAF) said Friday it was backing S...

DUBAI: Spain’s Juan Jose Lobato clinched a summit finish victory in the key stag...

DUBAI: Ernie Els proved that his brilliant opening-round was not a fluke when he...

NEW DELHI: The hosts India Friday recalled strike bowler Mohammed Shami and name...

VANCOUVER, British Columbia: Alex Wennberg scored the only goal in a shootout an...

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LONDON: Oil steadied on Friday in a volatile session, as bearish fundamentals pressured prices despite bullish indications earlier in the week.International benchmark Bre...
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...
TOYOTA: Toyota said nine-month net profit jumped nearly 10 percent to 1.9 trillion yen ($16 billion), despite falling sales in most regions, with the world’s top automaker focused on squeezing more productivity out of its plants.The Corolla and Prius maker also slightly raised its fiscal year profit forecast to 2.27 trillio...
PARIS: ArcelorMittal said it would ask shareholders for fresh funds, sell assets and slash costs after falling commodity prices pummelled its performance last year, leaving a gaping hole in its accounts.The world’s largest steelmaker reported a net loss of $7.95 billion for 2015, more than four times the previous year’s net...
FRANKFURT: Embattled German auto giant Volkswagen said it would postpone publishing its 2015 annual results, as well as its shareholder meeting due to an ongoing probe into a global emissions-cheating scandal.The annual earnings news conference had been scheduled for March 10 and the shareholders’ annual general meeting (AG...
JAKARTA: There is Samsung of South Korea, Sony of Japan, BMW of Germany and IKEA of Indonesia. Wait! IKEA of Indonesia? Yes, at least in Indonesia, if not worldwide.The furniture giant, founded in Sweden in 1943, has lost a trademark dispute in Indonesia after the country’s highest court agreed the IKEA name was owned by a...
OUARZAZATE, Morocco: King Mohammed VI has inaugurated Morocco’s first solar power plant, a massive project that the country sees as part of its goal of boosting its clean energy output.Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane and French Environment Minister Segolene Royal were among local and foreign officials who attended the op...
JAKARTA: Indonesia’s economy grew at its slowest pace for six years in 2015, data showed, as it was hit by plunging commodity prices and falling exports to key markets including China.Southeast Asia’s largest economy grew 4.79 percent last year, the first time it has fallen below five percent since 2009 at the height of the...
 

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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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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...
RIYADH: In a travel advisory issued on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health urged citizens who want to travel to countries affected by the Zika virus to exercise extreme caution.The WHO has declared the mosquito-borne virus a public health emergency of international concern.Health Ministry spokesman Faisal Al- Zahrani told Arab News on Tuesday that the ministry has listed virus-hit countries which are — Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Suriname, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Venezuela, Panama, Martinique, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Guadeloupe, St. Martin, Guyana, Haiti, Bolivia and French Guiana.Al-Zahrani said the carrier of the disease, the Aedes aegypti...

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GAUHATI, India: The tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan has a new crown prince.The Royal Media Office in the capital, Thimph...
NEW YORK: Grammy-award winning pop star Taylor Swift is making her first foray into the world of mobile gaming by partnering with Glu Mobile Inc. to develop a new game, the company said recently.Glu Mobile did not provide further details on the game or Swift’s involvement, except that the game was slated for release in late-2016 and that it was a “multi-year partnership.”Glu Mobile, the company behind the popular “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood game,” has focused on signing up global stars with a large social media following to make personalized mobile games.Swift has nearly 71 million followers...
TAIPEI: Pop diva Madonna has waded into the war of words over Taiwanese identity after draping herself in the island’s flag, sparking ire in China, where any suggestion of independence is scorned.Taiwan’s Apple Daily and Liberty Times newspapers ran photos of Madonna with the flag over her shoulders as she sang an encore Thursday on the Taipei leg of her global Rebel Heart Tour.The move was greeted enthusiastically by many on Taiwanese Internet forums, who saw it as a boost to their quest to protect the island’s sovereignty in the face of increased influence from Beijing.“Madonna supports...

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