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...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: A US Navy spokesman says two of its supply ships briefly collided in the Gulf of Aden but that no one was injured.The spokesman for the US Navy’s 5th Fleet, Cmdr. Kevin Stephens, says the USNS Amelia Earhart and the USNS Walter S. Diehl were involved in a minor collision during an exchange of goods early on Thursday.Stephens, who spoke to The Associated Press over the phone, says the ships con...
KIEV: Almost 1,000 people have been killed in Ukraine since a cease-fire came into effect in September, an average of 13 people a day, the United Nations said Thursday, as the conflict in the east drags on.As the report was published, international monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) mission in the former Soviet state said one of their teams had been shot at by a man in uniform.Whi...

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On an approval made by the Ministry of Housing, the Real Estate Development Fund (REDF) on Wednesday announced that it will disburse SR2.5 billion as loans to build 6,204 new housing units throughout the Kingdom. REDF Director General Yusuf Al-Zohaibi said the loans will be paid to the applicants ac...
Egypt has welcomed a call made by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah to back Sunday’s GCC reconciliation agreement that saw Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain mend ties with Qatar.“Egypt announces its full trust in the wisdom and vision of King Abdullah,” said a statement from the presidency on Wednesday. It thanked...
Riyadh Gov. Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has reportedly ordered that the Saudi Binladin construction company be denied access to the Labor Ministry’s computer system in Riyadh for violating labor regulations.“The company should not be given access to the computer until it implements the verdicts issued by the pre...
The Kingdom’s higher education institutions are failing to produce graduates to meet the requirements of the country’s labor market, according to a senior academic at King Abdulaziz University (KAU).Abdul-Fattah Mashat, KAU’s vice president for development, identified four areas that need to be addressed. “First we have a l...
A huge expansion project for the historic Baqie Al-Gharqad cemetery in Madinah is ready for launch shortly, an official at the Presidency of the Holy Mosques said.“The largest expansion in the history of the graveyard which will double its area to 300,000 square meters comes as part of the current expansion project of the P...
Police in Al-Ahsa in the Eastern Province have arrested 1,861 undocumented workers from various countries over the past 30 days. Col. Ziad Abdulwahab Al-Ruqaiti, spokesman of the Eastern Province Police, said raids were carried out in remote villages, suburbs and the city. He said undercover police officers helped to make t...
Cooperation in the field of education between the Kingdom and the UK topped the agenda of wide-ranging talks between Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, minister of education, and Prince Andrew, Duke of York, here Wednesday. Prince Andrew, the second son of Queen Elizabeth II, is currently on a visit to the Kingdom to strengthen ties...
A feasibility study on the proposed King Hamad Causeway would be completed in early 2015, which would include projections for the cost and date of completion.Director General of the causeway project, Badr Al-Otaishan, said here recently that there are no estimations currently on cost or the construction time frame. This inf...
A Turkish executive has allegedly fled the Kingdom with SR260 million that he was given to complete several villas for a Saudi company in Alkhobar and elsewhere in the Eastern Province.According to a report in local media, the Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution in the province is currently investigating the matt...
Police in Al-Baha have arrested an Arab expatriate in connection with the murder of a 50-year-old woman and her son, and ruled out the involvement of two citizens in the crime.Col. Saad Saleh Trad, police media spokesman, said the man was arrested in the village of Al-Saidane on Sunday. He is in his thirties and travels to...
Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Naif said here on Wednesday that the country’s security forces have arrested all the people linked to last week’s terrorist attack in Dalwah, Al-Ahsa.“The custodian of the Two Holy Mosques has requested I convey his condolences to you and pray for the speedy recovery of those injured in...
The Ministry of Health has set up a specialized medical laboratory in Madinah as part of the Ministry’s public health preparedness program for MERS coronavirus. According to Mohammad Qutb, director of Laboratory and Diagnostics Platform at the Command and Control Center (CCC) in the Ministry of Health, the new facility was...
A number of Jeddah residents have called on the Ministry of Health and the Directorate of Health Affairs in the governorate to increase the number of health centers in its neighbourhoods. Speaking to Arab News, they criticized what they considered to be a lack of services in health centres, in addition to the low number of...

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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...

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

PARIS: France said on Wednesday that Rafale jets had struck Islamic State target...

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

PARIS: A horrified France was grappling with a new reality on Thursday in which...

ABUJA: The state of emergency imposed in northeastern Nigeria to crush Boko Hara...

TOKYO: Japanese police on Thursday raided the home of a 67-year-old multimillion...

RICHMOND, Virginia: A woman charged with lying to federal investigators about su...

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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...

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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) a...
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...
SAN FRANCISCO: Mobile security firm Lookout has warned that Android-powered smartphones or tablets are being targeted with malicious software that puts them at the mercy of hacker overlords.The persistence and sophistication of malware dubbed NotCompatible is another sign that cyber criminals are hitting smartphones and tab...
LONDON: The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism, according to a new report.The McKinsey Global Institute consulting firm’s report focused on the economics of obesity, putting it among the top three social programs ge...
The capital is poised to be a regional and international center because of the giant projects currently being carried out in the city, says Riyadh Gov. Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz.Addressing a meeting with top businessmen at Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI), he said: "For the effective use of reso...
Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, deputy minister of petroleum and mineral resources, says the current fuel consumption of 12 million vehicles exceeds 800,000 barrels daily. This will reduce to 500,000 by 2030 as 78 automobile companies have agreed to sign a deal on conserving fuel, he said whilespeaking at the signing of memora...
LONDON: Gold steadied on Wednesday with dollar strength pulling prices back from near three-week highs.Spot gold was at $1,197.50 an ounce at 1455 GMT, little changed from Tuesday, while US gold futures for December delivery were down 30 cents an ounce at $1,196.80.On Tuesday, gold peaked at $1,204.70, its highest since Oct...
BERLIN, US fast food chain Burger King said it had ended a contract with its top franchise partner in Germany after a scandal over food safety and labor standards.Burger King Europe said it had terminated its agreements with Yi-Ko Holding, which operates 89 Burger King restaurants in Germany with a total of some 3,000 staff...
JEDDAH: Weak oil prices and global equities kept most Gulf stock markets jittery on Wednesday, although a glut of upbeat news lifted Qatar’s bourse to an eight-week high.Saudi Arabia’s bourse eked out a 0.1 gain after flitting between black and red zones throughout the day. The petrochemical sector index slipped 0.4 percent...

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Contrary to the western perception that Saudi women are under the thumb of a pat...
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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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Tired of receiving tens of meaningless emails that you can’t remember when did you subscribe for them? me too. And no matter how many times I go through them one by one and search for that tiny link at the end of the email that says “unsubscribe” they seem to crawl back to my inbox days later. Not to mention the updates I start receiving everyti...

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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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