AMMAN: Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held talks with Jordan’s King Abdallah in Amman on Tuesday.Talks with King Abdallah aimed at tackling cooperation between the two countries and the latest developments in the Middle East, according to Jordan’s news agency.Prince Mohammed was scheduled to hold talks with a number of Jordanian political and military leaders. He was accompanied by Social Affairs Minister Majed Al-Qassabi, Culture and Information Minister Adel bin Zaid Al-Toraifi and a number of officials, SPA reported.Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman reiterated the importance of joint Arab and Islamic efforts to fight terrorism and extremist groups when he held talks with the Jordanian king in Riyadh early this year. During an official visit by King Abdallah to Riyadh, both leaders stressed the importance of countering ideologies and practices that distort the true...
JEDDAH: The government plans to issue bonds on a monthly basis in the remaining period of 2015 to fu...
ADEN: Fighters loyal to Yemen’s President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi seized about 10 southern villages...
NEW DELHI: Two passenger trains derailed minutes apart on flooded tracks on a bridge in central India, killing at least 24 people while more than 300 survived, officials said Wednesday.The Kamayani Express was on its way to Mumbai when it derailed late Tuesday night near the town of Harda in Madhya Pradesh state, while the Janata Express was traveling in the opposite direction when it derailed soon after.The trains were c...
DOHA: Qatar’s Foreign Minister Khalid Al-Attiyah has criticized Iran for continuing to support Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria.More work must be done to build confidence on both sides, including on the issue of “interfering in other countries’ internal affairs,” the minister said.For the GCC, that means a rollback of Iran’s longstanding support for militant proxies, such as Hezbollah, and other groups, including Yemen’s Ho...

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JEDDAH: Five hospitals and health centers across the Kingdom have been ranked among the 10 top hospitals in the Arab World, according to the Webometrics Ranking of World Hospitals 2015 conducted by Cybermetrics Lab. King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center topped the list of 10, followed...
RIYADH: Three citizens, aged above 65, and a 32-year-old expatriate have died of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in Riyadh raising the death toll to 471 in Saudi Arabia since June 2012, the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday.It also reported three new cases, including a 31-year-old female expatriate being treated in...
RIYADH: The children of the martyrs and wounded soldiers will be given preference for jobs in the organization, KACST President Prince Turki bin Saud Bin Mohammad Al-Saud said Riyadh on Tuesday.On an initiative from the Ministry of Education, a two-day field trip to the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology here wa...
JEDDAH: The laboratory of Al-Amal Complex for Mental Health was recently ranked fifth in the RIQAS program for biochemistry out of 120 laboratories. It also came in sixth in the same program for the department of hematology among the 60 participants, local media reported.Dr. Nasser bin Faleh Al-Dossari, assistant general di...
RIYADH: Anticipating high temperatures during the Haj season, the Ministry of Health has made arrangements to install more equipment to treat heatstroke patients among pilgrims, Health Ministry spokesman Khaled Al-Mirghalani said following a meeting of the Haj preparatory committee here on Monday.Heads of various Haj commit...
RIYADH: The National Water Company (NWC) has added a new feather to its cap by launching an e-branch (website www.nwc.com.sa) to serve the customers around the clock.The NWC, which aims to become the leading water utility in the Gulf that comes under the category of countries with potable water scarcity, launched the e-bran...
DAMMAM: Traffic regulations in the Kingdom and many countries of the world dedicate the right lane of highways and roads to trucks as they are designed to carry heavy weights in contrast to the other lanes, which are allocated for lighter weight vehicles.Most highways in the Kingdom suffer from traffic violations, inflictin...
RIYADH: The solar-power plant, “Layla,” in Aflaj province, will be opened shortly, Saleh Al-Awaji, chairman of Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), has said.The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) is one of the signatories, along with King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and Taqnia Energy, to a memorandum of under...
RIYADH: The expanded facility for machine readable passports (MRPs) at the Embassy of Pakistan will help the mission process over 1,200 applications on daily basis. The new setup was inaugurated on Tuesday.Saudi Arabia hosts the largest Pakistan community in the world. There are over two million Pakistanis in the Kingdom. I...
RIYADH: The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) has directed manufacturers and their agents in the Kingdom to strictly follow the safety regulations for the new cars to be marketed to the Kingdom beginning 2017.In a statement released on Monday, SASO said that the new regulation should conform to the...
RIYADH: The Ministry of Social Affairs recently honored 20 academically gifted orphans whom it had earlier sent to Japan for ten days to visit attractions that include cultural and educational institutions. Ministry of Social Affairs Undersecretary Dr. Abdullah Al-Miaiqil said that two supervisors accompanied the orphans on...
JEDDAH: Prince Bandar bin Abdullah, member of the board of trustees of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz International Foundation for Humanitarian Action, spoke at the World Scout Jamboree in Japan. He expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the invitation and opportunity to present the message of the global peace initiativ...
JEDDAH: The Ministry of Health has issued a circular to all health sector employees to ensure they sterilize their hands prior to dealing with patients.The circular, issued by Deputy Minister for Public Health Dr. Abdul Aziz Abdullah bin Saeed, is in line with a fatwa of Grand Mufi Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh which stresse...

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BEIRUT: Al-Qaeda’s Syria affiliate captured at least five more US-trained fighte...

DIYARBAKIR: Two soldiers were killed in southeastern Turkey on Tuesday when a mi...

DUBAI: Italy’s foreign minister arrived in Tehran on Tuesday, the latest in a se...

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MANILA: Flash floods caused by heavy rain have killed at least seven people, inc...

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JAFFNA, Sri Lanka: The road blocks and military checkpoints are gone, and the re...

MOSCOW: Russia pressed a claim at the United Nations Tuesday for an additional 1...

GENEVA: More than 2,000 people have died trying to cross the Mediterranean to Eu...

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KAZAN, Russia: Australia dominated the 100-meter backstroke events at the world...

SHANGHAI: Fernando Torres scored with his first touch as Atletico Madrid cruised...

LONDON: The world governing body for athletics (IAAF) on Tuesday dismissed media...

LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant hinted that next season may be...

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LONDON: Oil is an inherently cyclical business. The point is remarkably simple but it is amazing how often it gets forgotten by forecasters and investors.In the century a...
JEDDAH: Growth in Saudi Arabia’s nonoil private sector rose in July after hitting a record low in June, a survey of businesses showed.The seasonally adjusted Emirates NBD Saudi Arabia Purchasing Managers’ Index climbed to 57.7 points last month from 56.1 in June, which was its lowest level since the survey was launched in A...
ATHENS: Greece’s banking stocks plunged for the second day in a row on Tuesday, holding down the main Athens index which otherwise turned the corner after the previous day’s record rout.Nineteen of the exchange’s 25 blue-chip stocks rose on the day, and the main index, of which around 20 percent is banks, was down only 1.2...
JEDDAH: The Saudi work force must double its productivity in order to maintain the current rate of economic growth over the next 50 years, given expected demographic trends, says eminent author Jonathan Woetzel.“Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s fastest aging populations. That said today it has a relatively youthful work f...
SHANGHAI: Two Chinese smartphone makers pushed US technology giant Apple into third place in the world’s biggest market in the second quarter, an independent analyst firm said Monday.Upstart Xiaomi, known for delivering high-performance products at cheap prices, was the largest smartphone vendor in China based on shipments...
TOKYO: Toyota said quarterly net profit jumped 10 percent from a year earlier and raised its fiscal-year revenue forecast but warned over prospects in China, the world’s biggest vehicle market.The Corolla and Camry maker reported net profit of 646 billion yen ($5.2 billion) in the three months to June, beating analyst expec...
SINGAPORE: US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for countries negotiating a major Pacific Rim trade deal to overcome differences that have stalled its conclusion.Speaking in Singapore, Kerry said the so-called “Trans Pacific Partnership” would benefit the people of all nations involved and serve as a model for respon...
FRANKFURT: German automaker BMW said that weaker demand from China could weigh on its full-year earnings, as it reported a slight drop in its second-quarter profits.Chief financial officer Friedrich Eichiner said the world’s most populous country, a robust source of growth for German car manufacturers in recent years, was n...
JEDDAH: Most major Gulf stock markets fell after Brent oil tumbled 5 percent, briefly falling below $50 per barrel, although some supportive economic and corporate news softened the blow.Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul All-Share Index edged down 0.6 percent as petrochemicals giant Saudi Basic Industries slipped 1.4 percent. The firm...
LONDON: Gold rose on Tuesday as the dollar weakened after soft US economic data, while platinum and palladium hit multi-year lows on oversupply and sluggish autocatalyst demand.Platinum dipped to its lowest since January 2009 at $940.50 an ounce, while palladium hit a near three-year low of $586.30 an ounce.Spot gold was up...
LONDON: Oil prices are unlikely to recover soon as Saudi Arabia’s drive to boost its refining activities is expected to force refineries elsewhere to slow down their operations, thus creating an even bigger glut of unwanted crude oil.Two big new refineries in Saudi Arabia are adding to growing supplies of diesel and jet fue...
Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King Salman has recently honored Panda Retail Company for its active contribution in setting up Khair Makkah welfare investment project, the proceeds of which will go to Disabled Children's Association.Prince Sultan bin Salman, chairman of the board of directors of the Disabled Children's Assoc...
NEW YORK: Oil sank to six-month lows on Monday with Brent crude falling below $50 a barrel on sluggish US and Chinese economic data and bets for weaker gasoline consumption in the US after tearaway demand earlier in the summer.Evidence of growing global oversupply and a stock market collapse in China, the world’s largest en...
 
 

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Every journey begins with a first step. For 28-year-old Saudi sculptor Faisal Alahmad it began a decade ago when he decided to travel to the United States for his education. Before finding his true calling in San Francisco, where he is presently pursuing a degree in fine art sculpture from the Academy of Art University, his academic journey took...

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WASHINGTON: Microsoft began rolling out its Windows 10 operating system Wednesday, aiming to revive the tech giant’s fortunes, especially in mobile and the “Internet of Things.”
The stakes are high for Microsoft as it pushes out the new operating system for both traditional computers and mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones.
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Gloomy under eye circles is one of the biggest beauty problems women face. The discoloration of the skin under the eye is usually referred to as dark circles. It is also known as dark rings or shadows.
Doctors say the causes behind the formation of dark circles include inheritance, aging, dry skin, prolonged crying, working for long hours i...

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Alexandria was known as the Hamptons of Egypt. It was the summer destination for the Egyptian rich, famous and royalty. The beautiful beach shore side and great weather is a major attraction for both locals and tourists.

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Having pets and children under one roof can be worrying at times. When it comes to cats, they can sometimes carry diseases, but there are very few diseases that are transmissible from cats to humans. Doctors recommend keeping the cat indoors and away from roaming cats, this is one of the safest ways to keep the cat free from disease and parasite.If your children are cat lovers, then you should be wary of pets or rather some unwanted visitors they may be carrying — affecting the children’s brains, according to a new research.According to a study by The Journal of Parasitology, parasites carried by cats are linked to reduced reading and memory aptitude in children. Toxoplasma gondii is a...
During my recent trip to Kuwait, I was looking forward to enjoying a good meal so I asked Kuwaitis and expats living in Kuwait City to give me their favorite restaurant. To be fair, it is an impossible task to name the best restaurant because there are different categories of restaurants. However, it soon became apparent that one name kept coming up, “Peacock,” the Chinese restaurant at the Radisson Blu Hotel. This not only underlines the popularity of Chinese cooking in the world but it also shows the restaurant’s remarkable management: their attention to service, presentation, quality and taste of food combined with a degree of vision and steadfastness of purpose. As a result, “Peacock”...
CHICAGO: Parents of picky eaters take heart: New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of kids it may signal emotional troubles that should be checked out.Preschool-aged children who are extremely selective about what they eat and dislike even being near certain foods are more likely than others to have underlying anxiety or depression, the new study found. But only 3 percent of young children studied were that picky.Less severe pickiness, dubbed “moderate selected eating” in the US study, was found in about 18 percent of kids. These are children who will only eat a narrow range of foods. Kids with either level of pickiness were almost two...

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LOS ANGELES: Singer Gwen Stefani has filed for divorce from rockstar husband Gavin Rossdale after 13 years of marriage, several news reports said on Monday.In her divorce petition, Stefani, 45, cited irreconcilable differences and asked for joint custody of the couple’s three children, 9-year-old Kingston, 6-year-old Zuma and 1-year-old Apollo, celebrity websites TMZ and People.com said.Rossdale, 49, filed his response at the same time and also asked for joint custody, TMZ reported.Neither Stefani nor Rossdale’s attorneys immediately responded to e-mails seeking comment.The couple has been...
NEW YORK: Not even Barack Obama wants to see him go. But after informing and entertaining American viewers for 16 years, Jon Stewart will present his final episode of “The Daily Show” on Thursday.The content and guests on the last program on Comedy Central are a closely guarded secret, but it is scheduled to last an hour, twice as long as normal.“Let me make something clear, I’m not dying,” joked Stewart last week as fans wondered how they could follow a new presidential race without him slamming the candidates four nights a week.The native New Yorker, 52, funny, pitiless and firmly left of...

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