Saudi and Kuwaiti security agencies have arrested three Saudi brothers in connection with the bombing of Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait last month, according to a Ministry of Interior spokesperson. The ministry announced that one of the brothers is being extradited from Kuwait and another was arrested in Taif. The third brother was arrested after a firefight with security forces in Al-Khafji, injuring two policemen. Two of the brothers were born in Kuwait and a fourth brother is with Daesh in Syria.
MAKKAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman performed funeral prayers for Prince Abdullah...
AMMAN: Jordan’s state media say the security forces have arrested a man with purported links to an I...
Nairobi: Shabab militants killed at least 14 workers in northern Kenya on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of attacks in the east African nation by the Somali-led Islamists.The attack occurred just outside the town of Mandera in Kenya’s far northeastern region, which borders Ethiopia and war-torn Somalia, and comes a little more than two weeks before US President Barack Obama is due to make his first presiden...
JEDDAH: More than 14 million worshippers and pilgrims visited Makkah in the first 16 days of Ramadan, a 40 percent increase compared to the same period last year.These figures were unveiled at a meeting of the Central Haj Committee, chaired by Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, a local publication has reported.During the meeting, Prince Khaled reviewed the achievements of the committee duirng the Umrah season and plans...

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RIYADH: Inclusion of the Hail rock art in the UNESCO World Heritage List is proof of the Kingdom’s status and cultural profoundness, said the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH) on Monday.Reacting to the announcement of the fourth site in the Kingdom to be added to the UNESCO...
JEDDAH: Efforts are under way to electronically handle all Haj-related works to achieve speed and accuracy, as well as reduce costs an bring in transparency, Haj Minister Bandar Al-Hajjar has said.Speaking at a workshop in Jeddah on Sunday, Hajjar said the ministry also aims to be more transparent and clear with regard to a...
JEDDAH: Several young Saudis have started filming Jeddah’s historic district using cameras mounted on drones to gather professional 3D footage that can be used to build models and create virtual tours.Bandar Al-Mutlaq, owner of the Arab Foundation, which is supervising the project, said the material can also be used by cons...
JEDDAH: The Board of Trustees of the King Abdullah International Foundation for Charity and Humanitarian Works on Sunday held its third meeting in Jeddah in the presence of Prince Khaled bin Abdullah, the board chairman, and Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, the deputy board chairman.The board explored the agenda of the meeting wh...
KUWAIT: Kuwait has detained 26 people suspected of involvement in a suicide bombing on a Shiite mosque last month that killed 27 people, a local daily reported on Monday, quoting the public prosecutor.The June 26 attack by Daesh jolted Kuwait, raising the specter of sectarian strife in the Gulf state. The prosecutor, Dherar...
JEDDAH: A small fire broke out on the roof of the Grand Mosque on Monday morning, causing minor injuries to five people, including members of the Civil Defense, one security officer and three workers. The fire broke out at about 2 a.m. and covered an area of 45 square meters on the roof of the Masa’a, where construction is...
RIYADH: Mosques across the Kingdom will conduct midnight prayers (Qiyam Al-Layl) at 1.a.m beginning Tuesday to mark the beginning of the last 10 days of Ramadan.“The special prayers are conducted during the last 10 days of the holy month from 1 a.m.,” said Mohammed Obaidullah, a prayer leader at Sheebani Mosque in Riyadh’s...
JEDDAH: The Yemeni community has asked the Saudi government to extend the rectification process, which ends Tuesday, claiming that there are many thousands still seeking to get proper identification documents to qualify for work visas in the Kingdom.Mohammad Al-Ahdal, a member of the Yemeni Rectification Committee, said an...
JEDDAH: The director general of the Saudi Industrial Property Authority, Saleh Rasheed, has said that Sadeer Industrial City, which is regarded as one of the largest industrial cities in the Kingdom, possesses great capabilities that sets it apart as a major investment destination for local and international businesses. Thi...
DAMMAM: Cheap and out of date cosmetics are causing serious health problems in the Kingdom, including skin diseases, hair loss and cancer, local doctors say.These products are often manufactured incorrectly or contain harmful fats, the doctors were quoted as saying in a local publication recently.Shoaa’ Al-Dhailan, a beauty...
RIYADH: The Saudi capital is fully geared for this year’s Eid Al-Fitr celebrations that include an exciting bouquet of entertainment, heritage, sports, artistic and theatrical events.The annual Muslim festivities being organized here by the Riyadh municipality, with the cooperation of various government entities and private...
JEDDAH: As part of its growing supervisory and investigative status, Riyadh Health Department’s forensics center examined 632 cases over the past eight months involving suspected murder, rape and abuse of women and children.Khaled bin Muhammad Hassan Jaber, director general of the center, said the facility’s relationship wi...
RIYADH: The Syrian Expatriates Medical Association (SEMA) expressed its thanks on Monday to Saudi organizations and individuals for donating to the campaign to help Syrians affected by the ongoing conflict.SEMA has 1,300 members in Syria and other countries whose main aim is to improve the health system in Syria both during...

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BEIRUT: A suicide bomber from Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, Al-Nusra Front, kille...

VIENNA: Iran and six major powers will keep negotiating past Tuesday’s deadline...

JERUSALEM: Palestinians young and old have jumped on a trend for taking “selfies...

GAZA CITY: Hamas alleged Tuesday that more than 200 of its members had been arre...

ZURICH: A former world champion kickboxer who left his home and family in German...

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BELGRADE/SARAJEVO: Serbia warned that a resolution commemorating the 1995 Srebre...

PARIS: A French court on Tuesday jailed a woman for three years for conning thou...

PARIS: At least 200 detonators and a stock of plastic explosives have been stole...

CATANIA: Italy held a funeral service on Tuesday for 13 migrants who died in the...

LONDON: The British government announced plans on Tuesday to allow shops to open...

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LONDON: Serena Williams survived a scare to book a Wimbledon semifinal showdown...

LONDON: Top seed and reigning champion Novak Djokovic pulled off a great escape...

MEMPHIS: Spanish All-Star center Marc Gasol has agreed to terms to remain with t...

CLEVELAND: Preston Tucker had four hits, including a home run, and Dallas Keuche...

LONDON: Double major winner Jordan Spieth believes defending champion Rory McIlr...

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DUBAI: Saudi Arabia's Sadara Basic Services said on Tuesday that its parent firm signed a SR14.13 billion ($3.77 billion) deal with Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) to sup...
LONDON: Gold fell to a near four-month low on Tuesday as the dollar climbed ahead of an emergency euro zone summit on Greece with the country's banks rapidly running out of cash.Gold, usually seen as an alternative investment in times of financial and economic uncertainty, has so far failed to see significant safe-haven buy...
JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia's Tadawul All-Share Index fell 0.5 percent on Tuesday as petrochemical firm Saudi Basic Industries lost 1.9 percent.Egypt's stock market continued to slide, weighed down by foreign exchange worries, while Gulf bourses fell moderately after oil prices plunged.The Cairo index, which has been in a downtren...
JOHANNESBURG: Advisers to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari have recommended a root and branch overhaul of Africa’s biggest oil industry and increased borrowing to help pay off $20 billion of government arrears, a reform proposal document shows.Buhari, who won a shock election victory in March, has so far given little ind...
RIYADH: Alwaleed Philanthropies believes in providing vital relief to ease the suffering of victims when disaster strikes. Alwaleed Philanthropies, chaired by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, contributed with $300,000 to the Georgian government to supports victims after the flood occurred in the Vere River valley in Tbilisi, the...
ORLANDO, Florida: More than 6,500 delegates from 73 countries, including over 1,300 international and domestic travel buyers and 500 media from the US and abroad, attended the US Travel Association’s 47th annual IPW, the travel industry’s premier international marketplace. The event, the largest single generator of travel t...
DUBAI: Bahrain's top government advisory body has passed a state budget for 2015 and 2016 after a six-month delay during which parliament forced changes to the plan, underlining the heavy financial pressure that Bahrain faces amid low oil prices.The budget was approved by the Shoura Council late on Sunday, local media repo...
TOKYO: To illustrate his vision for a turnaround at recall-slammed Honda, Takahiro Hachigo, the new chief executive, showed video footage set to a light-hearted 50s-style rock music of happy people with Honda products, like a lawn mower and the Asimo walking robot.But that kind of almost nostalgic look back was close to sum...
SHANGHAI: The number of Chinese-listed companies seeking to halt trading in their shares has surged since the country’s bourses began a precipitous plunge in the middle of last month, prompting concern some firms are trying to escape the turbulent markets.Over 700 firms listed in Shanghai and Shenzhen — equivalent to around...
LONDON: British engineer Rolls-Royce cut profit expectations for the third time in nine months, increasing the challenge for its new chief executive.Shares in the 131-year-old company dropped as much as 10 percent after it also scrapped a plan to buy back 1 billion pounds ($1.6 billion) of shares halfway through the program...
JEDDAH: Garmco, the Bahrain-based international aluminum rolling mill and one of the largest downstream aluminum facilities in the Middle East, has announced the signing of a letter of intent with Fives, an industrial engineering group and supplier of machines, process equipment and production lines for the world’s largest...
ABU DHABI: Aluminium Bahrain said its second-quarter output rose 3.1 percent despite challenging market conditions.The company, which owns one of the largest smelters of the lightweight metal, said second-quarter production stood at 238,904 tons against 231,713 tons in the same 2014 period.Alba’s sales increased by 2,383 to...
LONDON: Oil prices plunged Monday as investors digested the implications of Greece rejecting tough austerity demands from creditors that could send the debt-strapped nation crashing out of the eurozone, analysts said.The crude market was also pushed sharply lower by the prospect of returning Iranian crude oil supplies, they...
 
 

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DAMMAM: The World Heritage Committee of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added the rock art in Hail to the World Heritage List.
The addition was made during the committee’s 39th session in Bonn, Germany, and became the fourth site in the Kingdom to be included in the list.
Other local sites includ...

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Instagram is evolving. It is no longer the simple application that allows one to take a photo and turns it into a “cool” one using different filters.

The app picked up so fast and created new markets for itself and became a favorite for individuals and big brands.
The recent update to the app that took place in the last week of...

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What makes women happy? If there was ever a million-dollar question, this would be it. Scientists have unsuccessfully tried to answer it.
Women are famous (read: infamous), for their love of shopping, an activity they often indulge in, yet they are mostly unsatisfied with the state of their wardrobes.
What then will give women complet...

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Spanish moss, looking more like lacy gray-green holiday tinsel than tropical vegetation, hangs in graceful fringes from the live oak trees that form canopies over the brick-paved streets and canals of Winter Park. The trees, dressed with these moisture-fed trappings, are an iconic image that reflects the Old Southern charms and subtle elegance t...

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Carbohydrate addiction can be defined as an uncontrollable and constant craving for starches such as bread, pasta, rice or potatoes, or for snack foods such as chips, popcorn, pretzels or for sweets such as cookies, cakes, pies, donuts, muffins or chocolate. This need for carbohydrates increases with each passing decade; as we grow older weight gain becomes easier and losing weight far more difficult.In this book ‘The Carbohydrate Addicts Lifespan Program’ you will find the information you require to put an end to your cravings for starches, snack foods, or sweets and regain control over your eating and your life. You will learn what researchers know about a prevalent hormonal imbalance...
The holy month of Ramadan is a time of self-reflection, spiritual consciousness and charity. This pious month is also associated with exquisite delicacies prepared especially for iftar. Multi-award winning hotel Rosewood Jeddah serves an array of delicacies taking its guests on a unique food trip during Ramadan. Practical yet artistically appealing, the hotel’s two main restaurants Habsburg and Noodles are transformed into traditional Layali Hijazia settings that serve innovative dishes in an ultra-cool ambience. The lavish decoration with artifacts of Hijaz, includes hanging lanterns in primary colors, and flamboyant Ramadan touches such as traditional handicrafts and Mashrabiya windows...
I ended Part 3 by exploring some of the symptoms of sleep deprivation, which occur at the expense of body responses and cognitive performances. In studies, it was seen that sleep loss takes a toll on physical and mental abilities and productivity as well as affecting reflexes that can cost vehicle drivers’ and pilots’ their lives along with other’s lives and causing ecological disasters like in the case of the Exxon Valdez. Research has shown that less than seven hours of sleep for several nights in a row can become cumulative sleep debt and weigh on the person’s mental and physical performances, especially if cognitive skills and responses are required such as with driving. What is quite...

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In the month of mercy, a group of young women have taken it upon themselves to spread happiness and love among the less...
The first time I heard Brother Ali, I was taken away with the passion and lyrics he provides in his tracks. I then started researching him and found out that he’s a human first before becoming an artist and that’s what I loved about him. Brother Ali is an American Muslim Hip-Hop artist from Minnesota. Brother Ali uses his music as a platform to speak frankly about class and racial privileges and about finding the courage to confront injustice. His description of Haj was admirable. Arab News chatted with Brother Ali and had the below quick discussion:When was the first time you held a...
BOGOTA, Colombia: The reigning Miss Universe has refused to relinquish her crown despite a tide of condemnation following pageant owner Donald Trump’s remarks on Mexican immigrants.Paulina Vega on Monday said she would continue doing the organization’s social work and dismissed Trump’s accusation that she is a hypocrite for condemning his recent comments but declining to step down as Miss Universe.“The fact that I am not giving up my crown doesn’t mean that I am changing my stance about everything I said,” the Colombian beauty said in her native country during an interview with radio station...

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