Top Saudi leaders joined representatives of other faiths in condemning violence by the so-called Islamic State (IS) at a conference organized in the Austrian capital by the King Abdullah International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) on Wednesday.The KAICIID was founded in October 2011 by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah to promote interfaith harmony.“Some organizations that are affiliated with Islam are perpetrating some actions in the name of jihad. This is not Islam at all,” Secretary-General of the Muslim World League Abdullah Al-Turki was quoted by Reuters news agency as saying. “This is why we wish to deplore and strongly condemn this behavior, which we see as against Islam,” he told an audience including the grand muftis of Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan; top representatives of several churches, Rabbi David Rosen of the American Jewish Commi...
US President Barack Obama held talks here Wednesday with visiting National Guard Minister Prince Mit...
The Passports Department has made mandatory for dependents of expat workers including women and chil...
Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, grand mufti and chairman of the Standing Committee for Scientific Research and Ifta, said the cyber war waged by anti-Islamic websites are promoting division among Muslims. He called on young men and women to be cautious of these misleading sites, which seem to call for good, but are actually causing dissemination and hatred between Muslims.He gave this warning while delivering a speech durin...
National Guard Minister Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, who is on an official visit to the United States, met Wednesday with Saudi scholarship students pursuing higher studies at US universities and institutes.He commended the King Abdullah Foreign Scholarship Program, saying it would bring about a qualitative improvement in the Kingdom’s educational sector.Prince Miteb said the Saudi government had given top priority to educa...

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Riyadh's Gov. Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz signed a contract worth SR7.8 billion on Thursday with the Saudi Arabian Public Transport Company and France’s Regie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP) to supply, operate and maintain the Riyadh Bus network.Prince Turki ,who is also the he...
The Ministry of Labor has moved to exempt employers of qualified Indian domestic workers from the insurance payment normally made to recruitment agencies, Secretary General of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Makkah Ibrahim bin Foad Berdesi said Wednesday.According to Berdesi, employers of Indian workers who hold “EC...
Iraqi Parliament's president, Salim Al-Jabouri, claimed during his visit to the Kingdom, that he is trying his best to bring Iraq back to the Arab fold once again. He also hoped that the Kingdom will help Iraq renew bonds with other Arab countries.Al-Jabouri confirmed that the Saudi ambassador will return to Baghdad within...
The Ministry of Labor has called on all recruitment offices in the Kingdom to publish the salaries of domestic workers on the “Musaned” website in a bid to ensure transparency, fairness and guarantee the rights of workers and employers.Undersecretary of Customer Services at the Ministry of Labor Ziad Al-Saigh said: “The Lab...
Saud Al-Nefaie, chairman of the National Transportation Committee in the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said there are five unauthorized taxi service companies operating from outside the Kingdom. “The five companies use smartphone applications and operate unregulated taxis that employ random workers and self-emplo...
Policemen responsible for security inside King Fahd and Prince Faisal bin Fahd stadiums have appeared in new uniforms during Gulf Cup 22.This new uniform appeared similar to the uniform used by monitors of the world football governing body FIFA in matches and is consistent with the sportswear of crews accompanying teams and...
An official Omani source has revealed plans to launch a "logistic port city" along the Saudi-Omani border later this year. The port will comprise a large service area that will house warehouses, transport companies and custom services companies. The source said that several government bodies have been working on its develop...
A young Saudi entrepreneur who heads one of the fastest growing companies in the Kingdom believes that hard work and dedication are the keys to success in business.Khaled bin Abdullah Al-Bawardi, founder and chief executive officer of the firm Tadawulat Foundation and Tad Environment, made the comment here during a recent s...
The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) plans to launch a company next month with initial capital of SR250 million to help turn some of the country’s oldest government-owned buildings into hotels.Details of the financial structure of the Saudi Heritage Hospitality Company would be announced during the fourth...
Batterjee Medical College for Science and Technology (BMC) in Jeddah hosted a delegation from Finland’s educational departments at their campus on Tuesday aimed at strengthening scientific research and cooperation and exchange of expertise.The delegation headed by Dr. Timo Aontoni, head of International Education Department...
The Saudi Red Crescent Authority is set to open seven ambulance centers in Asir with new vehicles and equipment on Sunday. Prince Faisal bin Abdullah, head of the Saudi Red Crescent, said here recently that it would be opened in Aqabat Dhela, Aqabat Shaar, Al-Harja, Bariq, Samkh, Al-Sbaikha and Al-Amwah. This would bring th...
The Philippine Embassy has called on all Filipinos in war-torn Yemen to leave the country as soon as possible due to the continuing political and security crisis there. Ambassador Ezzedin Tago met Filipinos working in Yemen last month in order to ensure their safety. During the visit, the embassy team rendered consular serv...
A Saudi man in Jeddah opened fire on his wife and her brother on Thursday following a family dispute, killing the brother-in-law and injuring wife, according to Col. Aati Al-Qurashi, spokesman for Makkah police.“We have received information about a shooting incident that took place in Abraq Al-Raghama, southeast of Jeddah t...

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CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi said on Thursday a presidential...

BAGHDAD: An Islamic State leader has been killed in an airstrike in the northern...

VIENNA: Iran has yet to explain suspected atomic bomb research to the UN nuclear...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: A US Navy spokesman says two of its supply ships br...

JERUSALEM: Israel on Wednesday approved the construction of 78 new homes in two...

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STOCKHOLM: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday lost an appeal against a...

TALLAHASSEE, Florida: Brandishing a semi-automatic handgun and carrying extra am...

MANILA: A Philippine court convicted nine people for graft Thursday over a 1996...

SEOUL: A South Korean court on Thursday sentenced the head of the company that o...

Katmandu: A bus plunged into a deep, fast-flowing river in western Nepal on Thur...

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JEDDAH: REDTAG advanced to the semifinals of the Non-Rated Division Group A ca...

Cyclone Star and D’ RJ’s Cardinals qualified from the shootout round, setting th...

JEDDAH: The two-day event of marine sports by Saudi coastguards and border guar...

Edgar Pangilinan and Romeo dela Cruz of National Steel Company eased their way i...

Defending champion Alliance in Motion Global reminded pretenders to its crown t...

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Twenty-seven major investment projects in the industrial city of Yanbu were unveiled during an investment forum opened by Municipal and Rural Affairs Minister Prince Mans...
DOHA: Volatile oil prices will not force the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) to change its investment strategy, the sovereign wealth fund’s chief executive said on Thursday.A plunge in prices — benchmark Brent crude fell to more than a four-year low of below $77 per barrel last week — is hitting the finances of GCC oil exp...
Saudi Hotels and Resorts Company, a public company listed in the Saudi stock market since 1976, has announced the launch of its new identity. It is also changing its trading name to “DUR Hospitality Company”, with a strategic transformation and expansion program involving significant investments. The new identity was launch...
DUBAI: Most stock markets in the Middle East edged up as oil prices paused in their decline ahead of next week’s OPEC summit and stocks that usually see little trading took center stage on several bourses.Dubai’s index rose 0.3 percent, largely on the back of telecommunications operator du, which jumped 3.6 percent to AED5....
LONDON: Surveys sounded warning bells for the global economy as euro zone businesses grew less quickly than any forecaster expected and China’s factories lost momentum.The downbeat data, alongside evidence of further price-cutting, will add to calls for more policy action from the European Central Bank, while the first drop...
BRUSSELS: Britain’s relations with the European Union took another knock when its legal challenge to a limit on bankers’ bonuses was rejected by an adviser to the bloc’s top court.The EU law aims to curb the kind of risk-taking that led to the 2007 to 2009 financial crisis by limiting bonuses awarded from next year to a sum...
LONDON: British retail sales jumped in October, suggesting that shoppers will take the edge off an end-of-year economic slowdown as Europe’s weak growth takes its toll on Britain’s factories.Sales volumes rose by a much stronger-than-expected 0.8 percent on the month, helped by purchases of furniture after the housing marke...
PARIS: European aerospace giant Airbus is poised to sign a contract to deliver 50 long-haul carriers to US Delta Airlines in a deal worth $14 billion (11 billion euros) at catalogue prices, sources said.Under the terms of the deal, Airbus will deliver 25 A350-900s, the company’s new long-haul carrier that this month receive...
FRANKFURT: German heavy industry giant ThyssenKrupp said it turned in a profit for the first time in three years in the 12 months to September.“For the first time in three years the Essen-based industrial and technology group has generated a net profit,” ThyssenKrupp said in a statement.The group runs its business year from...
SYDNEY: The world’s biggest miner BHP Billiton has defended its plan to split the company by spinning off noncore assets, saying it would generate stronger growth, with a vote on the demerger set for May.BHP announced in August a proposal to create a new independent company by demerging some assets, including aluminum, mang...
MUMBAI: Indian outsourcing major Infosys Ltd’s back-office services unit was overcharging Apple Inc, leading to the exit of top executives, two senior Infosys people said.Infosys, India’s second-largest IT services exporter, said on Tuesday it had fired Abraham Mathews, chief financial officer of its Infosys BPO unit, for f...
WASHINGTON: Cell phones long have doubled as tracking devices, capable of revealing your location to police, paramedics, even grocery stores looking to deliver coupons to nearby customers. But there’s a measurement cellphones once struggled to make: altitude.No more.Cell phone tracking is about to go vertical as the locatio...
SAN FRANCISCO: Yahoo will supplant Google’s search engine on Firefox’s Web browser in the US, signaling Yahoo’s resolve to regain some of the ground that it has lost in the most lucrative part of the Internet’s ad market.The five-year alliance will end a decade-old partnership in the US between Google Inc. and the Mozilla F...

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The Dalits or low-caste Hindus have struggled on the margins of Indian society,...
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The sixth edition of Abu Dhabi Art Fair opened its doors last weekend to welcome artists, galleries, art professionals and visitors from around the world to be part of a program that takes the region’s cultural institutions to a whole new level of development. The two participating Saudi galleries, Ayyam Gallery and Athr Gallery, received much a...

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SANTIAGO, Chile: Theories about how massive stars are born could be revised after astronomers in Chile found evidence that the dust and gas surrounding a young star could survive bombardment by the star’s own radiation.
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, or ALMA, observed a young star in the constellation of Scorpius that has...

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Argenterie is an extension of a 35-year-old jewelry business of Essam Jamal, one of Jeddah’s well-known jeweler specialized in fancy jewelry and gems. He counts Jeddah’s elite families and other big shots among his customers.
His son Abdulghani Jamal and his son’s wife Shaima Tash founded Argenterie to fill existing gaps in the jewelry mark...

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Where in the world is the best holiday destination for culture lovers? The Taj Mahal in India? The monuments of Rome? The Great Pyramid in Cairo? Or perhaps the vibrant city of Berlin, Boston or Beijing? We have prepared a list of eight destinations for those who love cultural exposure to feed their soul.

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La Cucina is a posh Italian restaurant located on the ground floor of Al-Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh. This ultra-fashionable eatery offers one of the trendiest brunches in the capital city.La Cucina strikes the perfect balance between the traditional and the modern, offering innovative dishes made by Chef Nicola Russo. The hotel is renowned for its great service, which results in a delightful dining experience at La Cucina.Chef Russo, a native Italian chef, brought with him authentic Tuscan flavors from the kitchens of Tuscany to the dining tables of Riyadh’s top restaurant.As you walk into the restaurant, you can smell the scent of freshly baked goods from its bakery. The interiors are very...
Last week, I wrote about the flame retardant chemical, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, (PBDEs), in children’s wear, as well as phthalates in plastic water bottles, toys, and beauty care products. These articles are to make parents more aware of the chemically wrapped gifts offered to their children by the food, clothing, body care, and toy industries. Why did I choose to explore toxins and chemicals in modern children’s lives? That is because children are helpless, innocent, and more susceptible to contaminants than adults.Before I continue to another poisoning chemical, I would like to add more information about the flame retardant PBDEs, which is found in children’s wear, upholstery, and...
The Ministry of Health launched a nationwide awareness campaign to combat diabetes on the World Diabetes Day on Saturday.This year’s World Diabetes Day is under the theme “Healthy Living and Diabetes,” and is observed worldwide by over 200 member associations of the International Diabetes Federation in more than 160 countries and territories, all member states of the United Nations, as well as by other associations and organizations, companies, health care professionals and people living with diabetes and their families.Inaugurating the program at the King Abdullah Park in Malaz on Saturday, Dr. Abdul-Aziz bin Saeed, Deputy Minister of Health for Public Health, said the national program...

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LOS ANGELES: Movie-goers worldwide will flock to see the new “Hunger Games” film this week, likely making it another blo...
SYDNEY: Hollywood A-lister Angelina Jolie says she plans to give up acting after a “few more” films and switch her focus to directing. Jolie walked the red carpet in Sydney with husband Brad Pitt this week at the premiere of her new movie, World War II epic “Unbroken,” which was filmed in Australia.It was her second foray behind the camera after the critically-acclaimed 2011 “In the Land of Blood and Honey” and she said directing was now her passion and where she saw the future. “I’ll do a few more, but I’ll be happy to let that all go at some point,” she told the Sydney Morning Herald of...
If Narendra Modi is the ‘Man of Action’ then cricketer Rohit Sharma is the ‘Man of Records’. In the news is Rohit Sharma — that guy who’s hit two double centuries in One Day Cricket, making him the hottest sensation ever. In fact, Sharma is one of the most sought-after cricketers in India. Captain of the IPL team — Mumbai Indians, this Mumbai boy is equally crazy about films as he is of cricket. In an interview recently to a leading magazine, Sharma opened up about his love for Bollywood and said, “I’m crazy about Kareena (Kapoor).” And, if he gets any film offers he would like to have...

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