JEDDAH: The Ministry of Interior has offered a cash reward of SR5 million ($1.3 million) for information leading to the arrest of 16 suspects in the May 29 suicide bombing outside the Anoud Mosque in Dammam.In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the ministry also offered a reward of SR7 million ($1.9 million) for information that would avert any future attacks.Three people were killed, along with the suspect who exploded the bomb in the parking area after he was stopped by security men from entering the women’s section of the mosque.The suicide bomber, disguised as a woman, blew himself up while the Friday congregational prayer was under way, witnesses said. Police said the bomber tried to enter the women's section found the gate locked. He then went to the men's section but was stopped by security men there. Then he went to the car and blew himself upFour people who wer...
JEDDAH: Lebanon’s government supports the Kingdom’s efforts to combat extremism, promote Arab unity...
RIYADH: An expatriate died and two Saudis were infected with the MERS coronavirus in Huraymala and H...
YANGON, Myanmar: Dozens of corpses have washed to shore in Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine in the last month, an advocacy group and villagers said Wednesday. Some were believed to be Rohingya Muslims trying to escape trafficking ships, while others were Bangladeshi.Ye Htut, the presidential spokesman, and other officials were in meetings and could not immediately be reached for comment.Rakhine State Minister Maung Maun...
PARIS/BEIRUT: More than 10,000 Islamic State militants have been killed in air strikes over a nine-month coalition campaign, US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday.“We have seen enormous losses from Daesh (IS), more than 10,000 since the beginning of the campaign and this will end up having an impact,” Blinken told French radio, without specifying whether the losses were in Iraq or Syria.Blinken was...

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AL-BAHA: Education Minister Azzam Al-Dakhil has announced that public school directors and deputies can only spend six years at one school, unless they have been recognized as top performers, or excelled in management for three years.There would also be exemptions for those who work at schools cater...
JEDDAH: Newly appointed Saudi ambassadors to Iraq, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Peru and Guinea took oath in front of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Tuesday. The king urged the new envoys to work toward strengthening the Kingdom’s foreign ties.Thamir bin Sabhan Al-Sabhan is the new ambassador to Baghdad....
JEDDAH: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, has urged authorities not to pardon the notorious drifter known as “King of Nadheem,” who has been sentenced by a Riyadh court to six years in prison and 600 lashes for causing the death of his companion during his behind-the-wheel antics.Riyad...
JEDDAH: Saudi customs in the town of Khafji, on the border with Kuwait, thwarted an attempt to smuggle 11,759 bullets, which had been hidden in different parts of two vehicles, reported Al-Arabiya.Eid Al-Anzi, director general of Khafji customs, said the ammunition was caught during two smuggling attempts via two separate p...
Riyadh: A Shoura Council committee has asked the Ministry of Haj to prepare an integrated study for the Mina holy site which will ensure smooth movement of Hajis between Mina and other holy sites and expand accommodation capacity in Mina.This came following the 44th ordinary session of the Council where members discussed a...
RIYADH: The Kingdom is currently checking the Saudi bank accounts and investments of 44 Lebanese individuals who are linked to Hezbollah, according to a report in a local publication on Tuesday.This report comes in the wake of the Kingdom last month freezing the assets of two Hezbollah members for supporting terrorist opera...
JEDDAH: Yahya Al-Samaan, assistant speaker of Shoura Council, said a number of Shoura members criticized the National Society for Human Rights. The Shoura members referred to approximately 5,000 cases out of the 12,000 it has received from citizens, which are yet to be addressed. The issue came up during the 43rd session o...
RIYADH: Teachers at private schools are entitled to salaries for the entire duration of their contracts, including summer vacations, the Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf) has confirmed.In a press statement, Hadaf said that the unified contract for teachers is in line with provisions of a Royal Decree (No. 121/A), whi...
JEDDAH: The Charity Society for Simplifying Marriage and Family Care of Ahsa honored two brides who demanded the lowest dowry, with a cash award of SR15,000, in a mass wedding function in the Eastern Province on Monday evening. Al-Ahsa Gov. Prince Badr bin Jalawi attended the function in which 420 brides and grooms — the la...
JEDDAH: The Jeddah Municipality, university branch, inspected the Binladin date market in the university district and closed 13 shops and confiscated two tons of contaminated stock.The move is in view of the fast approaching Holy Month of Ramadan and the rise in demand for dates, leading to violation of health safety regula...
RIYADH: The country’s lawyers have not been able to agree on a standard uniform for court appearances, according to the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC).A member of the CSC’s national committee for lawyers said that the delay in adopting a uniform to distinguish them from other staff and agents has been caused by this lack o...
JEDDAH: A number of residents of Al-Qurayyat neighborhood in Jeddah complained about risks from the excavation drainage project under implementation by a contracting company and the National Water Company. They said the ongoing situation poses safety hazards for their children, makes it inconvenient to leave their homes, a...
DAMMAM: The Eastern Province (EP) Mayoralty is preparing to launch 211 investment locations dedicated to projects of young businessmen and women in the province according to the directives of EP Gov. Prince Saud bin Naif.Fahad Al-Jubeir, EP mayor, said that the mayoralty has allocated this land in the support services area...

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DOHA: A nuclear deal with Iran will significantly reduce Tehran’s enrichment cap...

SANAA: Saudi-led coalition warplanes intensified raids on Yemen’s capital Wednes...

DUBAI: Bahraini authorities say they have busted a 14-member Shiite “terrorist”...

CAIRO: Gunmen on a speeding motorcycle opened fire, killing two members of the t...

PARIS/BEIRUT: More than 10,000 Islamic State militants have been killed in air s...

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NEW DELHI: India and the United States have sealed an agreement to jointly devel...

TOKYO: Philippine President Benigno Aquino likened present-day China to Nazi Ger...

YANGON, Myanmar: Dozens of corpses have washed to shore in Myanmar’s western sta...

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s election commission has canceled the result of a local pol...

LONDON: The BBC has apologized after a journalist erroneously posted a Twitter m...

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PARIS: Novak Djokovic handed nine-times champion Rafa Nadal his second defeat in...

MADRID: Brothers Pau and Marc Gasol have been awarded Spain’s Princess of Asturi...

LAHORE: Maverick opener Ahmed Shehzad Wednesday earned a recall in Pakistan’s 15...

NEW YORK/ZURICH: The FBI’s investigation of alleged corruption at FIFA includes...

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NEW YORK: The US trade deficit narrowed in April on a drop in imports, which surged in March following the end of a West Coast ports labor dispute, while companies picked...
JUBAIL: More than 20 German companies showcased their catalogs of products and services at an exhibition opened at the Eastern Province Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Asharqia Chamber) in Jubail.Asharqia Chamber and the German-Saudi Arabian Liaison Office for Economic Affairs (GESALO) jointly organized the show.Rashid bi...
BERLIN: German industrial group Siemens has signed an 8 billion-euro-deal ($9 billion) with Egypt to supply gas and wind power plants designed to boost the country’s power generation by 50 percent.The deal, signed during an official visit of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi to Germany, is Siemens’ single biggest ord...
PARIS: The OECD has sharply lowered its global growth forecasts for 2015 and 2016, dragged down partly by a “transitory” shortfall in US performance and by businesses and governments skimping on investment.“Global growth is projected to strengthen in the course of 2015 and 2016, but will remain modest relative to the pre-cr...
NEW DELHI: State refiners Indian Oil Corp. and Hindustan Petroleum Corp. are holding talks with Iraq’s national oil company to buy 4 million barrels of Basra light crude oil for India’s strategic petroleum reserves (SPRs), three sources said.India in March asked the state refiners to each seek two very large crude carriers...
DUBAI: The government may resume issuing bonds this year, easing downward pressure on the country’s foreign reserves caused by low oil prices, a senior International Monetary Fund official said after talks with Saudi officials.“The sense we had is this year,” Tim Callen, chief of the IMF mission to Saudi Arabia, said of the...
RIYADH: The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd. (ICBC) plans to establish its first branch in the Kingdom, in the capital.The Riyadh Branch is the fifth branch of China’s “largest commercial bank” in the Middle East. Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha and Kuwait host the first four branches. ICBC launched its operations in the...
JEDDAH: Banque Saudi Fransi (BSF) won three awards from The Banker Middle East CPI Financial, claimed to be the top publication in the financial and banking sector in the region, which was held in Dubai recently. This is part of the magazine’s annual contest where BSF won the Best Bank in KSA for 2015, Most Improved SMEs Ba...
JEDDAH: Subex Ltd, a leading global provider of Business and Operations Support Systems (B/OSS) for Communications Service Providers (CSPs), announced that it has been awarded the Global Telecoms Business Innovation (GTB) Awards 2015 along with Mobily in the ‘Business Service Innovation’ category.This award has been in exis...
LONDON: Euro zone business growth lost a little momentum last month despite companies cutting prices, but unemployment has fallen across the bloc with firms taking on staff to meet existing demand.The deceleration in growth will be disappointing for the European Central Bank, which was expected to leave policy unchanged, co...
JEDDAH: The value of awarded contracts in Saudi Arabia maintained its momentum recaptured in the fourth quarter of 2014 to reach SR57.3 billion in first quarter of 2015, recording a marginal decrease of 7 percent from the previous quarter. The main contributing sector was health care, accounting for 26 percent of awarded co...
SHARJAH: Dana Gas, the Middle East’s major regional private sector natural gas company, confirms that it has completed an agreement with BP.Following the deal, BP will carry Dana Gas for the drilling of a first exploration well in the El Matariya onshore concession area, Nile Delta in Egypt, which was awarded to BP and Dana...
VIENNA: Angola's oil minister said on Tuesday that $80 per barrel may be right for crude, joining a chorus of OPEC officials and delegates hoping for a further price recovery in months to come despite a global glut."I would like the price (to) go up, but it is not easy," Jose Botelho de Vasconcelos told reporters.OPEC meets...
 

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The two attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Shiite community within a week is clear proof...
It has been more than two months since a Saudi Arabia- led Arab coalition interv...
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir has said he and his Egyptian counterpart a...
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We live in a modern world that is losing traces of its past bit by bit, it’s inevitable since it’s the normal evolutionary way of life. The world is progressing at a fast pace and we are engrossed in daily activities that can get us all wrapped up with the future of our endeavors and so the past is simply an illusion or a story being told by an...

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SAN FRANCISCO: Hey Siri, turn off the kitchen light.
The first “smart” home gadgets that can be controlled by Apple’s voice-activated digital assistant are going on sale this week, just days after rival tech giant Google announced it’s building its own software for Internet-connected home appliances and other gadgets.
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The dark discoloration of the under eye skin is mainly referred to as dark circles. It is also known as dark rings, shadows or panda eyes.
Dark circles can be caused by DNA, aging, dry skin, crying for a long period of time, working for long hours, lack of sleep, unhealthy diets, mental or physical stress or long hours in front of the comp...

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As a desert guide once told me, there are three kinds of ‘Gazelle’ in Senegal, two of which are the animal and the beautiful women. Both of these are likely to leave a strong impression on you during your travels throughout this welcoming West African country. Indeed, Senegalese people are extremely proud of their quintessential ‘teranga’, meani...

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In the summer of 2011, a group of friends in Jeddah were discussing the vital issue of child safety in the home. They were a group of parents with six children among them, and one child had recently sustained an injury from an accident. They came to the conclusion that there was a desperate need for professional evaluation and the application of home safety measures in Saudi Arabia. As a result, in October 2012, Baby Safe Homes Arabia was born.In their quest to find answers to their concerns, they found that a company called Baby Safe Homes was founded in San Diego, California almost two decades ago. The first step was clear, they needed to bring such services to the Kingdom. It was then...
Last week in Part 8, I discussed the important actions of virgin coconut oil (VCO) on different areas of the body and brain. I explained how studies showed its potent ketogenic effects on brain cells, which improved memory and cognitive skills in Alzheimer’s disease patients and even reversed certain symptoms considerably. This is quite a breakthrough by Dr. Mary Newport who discovered the effect of coconut oil on the brain and neurons, which activated them to start responding again, hence reversing some of Alzheimer’s symptoms and improving the quality of life in patients. Alzheimer’s is increasing at an alarming rate in the US. It will soon become the third killer after heart disease and...
ABHA: While many smokers say that they can’t quit and others complain of no will power, some admit to smoking because it is seen as fashionable. It seems that sheesha and cigarettes have become the latest fashion accessory at women’s gatherings where smoking is seen as necessary.Psychologists and sociologists say that the increasing number of women who smoke for perceived social prestige is alarming.An official at Naqa, a charitable organization specializing in combating smoking, said more Saudi women than men smoke sheesha. He pointed out that the ages of smoking women is between 30 and 40, adding that large numbers of married women smoke sheesha. He explained that the situation has become...

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BEIRUT: Haifa Wehbe has added one more feather to her cap. The Lebanese diva scored big last week when she added another...
BEIRUT: A British actor who has had minor roles in Hollywood films has joined Kurdish fighters battling the Islamic State group in Syria.Michael Enright, who played a deckhand in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” appears in a video released by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, known as the YPG. The video shows him in a trench with other fighters firing an assault rifle.In the video, posted on the YPG’s Facebook page, Enright says “ISIS are dangerous to every human being alive,” referring to the IS group.He calls for weapons and medical aid for the Kurdish fighters, describing...
NEW YORK: It’s an eventful time for Kim Kardashian: A new baby coming, a huge transition for her stepfather, and now a fire emergency, with none other than Pharrell and his wife to the rescue.Kardashian reported on social media Tuesday that her dress caught fire following the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards Monday night.“Shout out to Pharrell & Helen who saved my life last night!” she wrote on Instagram, repeating the message on Twitter and Facebook. “LOL After the awards at dinner the feathers of my dress caught on fire from a candle & they jumped on me to get it out!“...

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