WASHINGTON: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman met with US President Barack Obama for a first and long-delayed White House summit Friday, marked by warm public words amid clashing views on Middle Eastern crises.Obama made the rare move of greeting the king at the doors of the White House, as he hailed the "longstanding friendship" between the two countries.Salman's inaugural visit as king has been billed as a way of putting relations back on a more stable footing.In the Oval Office, Obama was effusive, saying he wanted to "once again reaffirm not only our personal friendship, but the deep and abiding friendship between our two people."For his part Salman said his visit was a "symbol of the deep and strong relationship that we have with the United States.""This is obviously a challenging time in world affairs, particularly in the Middle East," Obama said, saying the pair would...
Saudi Arabia and the United States have enjoyed a fruitful relationship for over eight decades. This...
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RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman is holding historic talks here with American President Barack Obama that would ensure significant headway in bringing peace to the troubled Middle East, the Royal Court said in a statement on Thursday.King Salman and Obama would discuss a range of bilateral, regional and international issues, with the king aiming to push for more support to counter Iran after it agreed...
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman is on a crucially important visit to the United States. The trip comes at a time when, it could be argued, the Middle East has never faced so many serious challenges.The king’s three-day high-profile visit includes talks at the White House with President Barack Obama. It is clear that high on the agenda will be joint security and counterterrorism. The discussions are also expe...

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JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal was briefed Thursday about Murooj Jeddah residential project, located in the eastern part of the governorate. Representatives of the Jeddah Development and Urban Regeneration Company, the executing company owned by Jeddah mayoralty, told Prince Khaled that...
RIYADH: The government plans to pay SR500,000 in compensation to the family of every person, regardless of nationality, who died from the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus in the Kingdom, the Ministry of Health announced on Thursday.Speaking at a press briefing held at the ministry’s headquarters, A...
The presence of the United States in the region commenced with the replacement of the United Kingdom as the region’s primary power linchpin. A new international order emerged after World War II, with the hallmark of the new context being the relationship between the two countries. Although it began earlier, the historic mee...
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman’s visit to the United States is eventful and will be a turning point in further strengthening and solidifying the excellent bilateral relations.From a business point of view, King Salman’s visit is significant given the billions of dollars worth goods and services that are expor...
JEDDAH: The government has banned the use of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for cooking at the holy sites during the Haj this year. Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Mohammed bin Naif, interior minister and president of the Supreme Haj Committee, issued the decision, a local publication has reported. All government agen...
RIYADH: The Ministry of Health has launched a program to vaccinate all public and private sector workers on Haj duty this year.Launching the program at the ministry’s headquarters here on Thursday, Tarif Al-Ama, undersecretary for treatment services at the ministry, outlined the importance of the vaccination program for wor...
ANKARA: The Kingdom plans to highlight the country’s economic progress and influence globally at the meeting of G-20 Ministers of Labor and Employment here this week, said Mufrej Al-Haqabani, Saudi Arabia’s labor minister. In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency on the sidelines of the G-20 meeting which opened here Thursd...
JEDDAH: The Ministry of Haj in Madinah has employed women workers for the first time.Six women have been employed to work only during the Haj season, on the orders of Bandar Hajjar, the Haj minister, said Mohammed Al-Bijawi, director of the ministry in Madinah, a local publication reported recently.Sources at the ministry h...
JUBAIL: The Educational Services Department of the Royal Commission for Jubail (RCJ), represented by Al-Rowad Smart Secondary School, has distributed iPad to all new students at the beginning of the new school year.Mohammed Al-Hajri, director of the Educational Services Department, said: "This positive initiative comes as p...
AL-AHSA: The Al-Ahsa Festival for Dates and Palms (2015) was recently launched under the slogan “Homeland of Dates,” in the presence of Al-Ahsa Mayor Adel Al-Mulhim, who is the general supervisor of the festival being held in the King Abdullah ‘City of Dates’.The launch of the fourth edition of the festival was attended by...

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KUCUK KENDIRLI, Turkey: A Syrian woman and her two young sons who drowned on a d...

BEIRUT: Conflicts across the Middle East and North Africa are preventing more th...

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday lashed out at EU st...

TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader said Thursday “there will be no deal” if world pow...

DIYARBAKIR: Four Turkish police were killed Thursday in a bomb attack on their v...

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Luxembourg: German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged his EU partner...

Bangkok: Thai police on Friday said neither of the two men detained over the dea...

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's president has sworn in a new Cabinet for a consensus govern...

DHAKA: A Bangladesh court on Thursday ordered two garment factory owners and 11...

GAUHATI, India: Naga protesters on Thursday blocked a key highway and authoritie...

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TARAZONA, Spain: Portugal’s Nelson Oliveira came home alone to land the 13th sta...

LONDON: Alex Ferguson believes his no-nonsense approach to enforcing team discip...

NEW YORK: Five-time champion Roger Federer strolled into the US Open third round...

MONZA, Italy: Lewis Hamilton continued his current domination of Formula One by...

ZURICH: Twice Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce streaked to victory in th...

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NEW YORK: Crude futures fell alongside stocks on Wall Street as the oil market awaited a weekly reading on the US oil rig count, after jobs data from the world’s No. 1 ec...
NEW YORK: Crude futures fell alongside stocks on Wall Street as the oil market awaited a weekly reading on the US oil rig count, after jobs data from the world’s No. 1 economy failed to provide much direction.The August US jobs report showed fewer new jobs created last month than forecast in a Reuters poll. But it also show...
WASHINGTON: US job growth slowed in August, but the unemployment rate dropped to a near 7-1/2-year low and wages accelerated, keeping alive prospects of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike later this month.Nonfarm payrolls increased 173,000 last month after an upwardly revised gain of 245,000 in July, the Labor Department...
LONDON: US crude oil stocks are set to rise in the next few months as the summer driving season ends and refineries enter the autumn turnaround season, according to many analysts and traders.Rising stocks will emphasize continuing oversupply in the oil market and are expected to put renewed downward pressure on crude oil pr...
JEDDAH: Indian engineering and construction firm Larsen & Toubro (L&T) said it has won a contract worth $162 million in Saudi Arabia to construct key facilities for Riyadh Metro lines.As per the deal awarded by BACS consortium (Bechtel – Almabani – CCC – Siemens), L&T will be constructing ballastless tracks for...
MOSCOW: Russia’s struggling Transaero airline said it had offered to sell 75 percent stake to state-controlled flagship carrier Aeroflot.The announcement came after a decision to consolidate the two airlines was made at a government meeting earlier this week.“Transaero’s majority shareholders have sent Aeroflot a proposal t...
NICOSIA: Cyprus is welcoming record numbers of visitors, but shorter stays and tighter wallets, particularly among traditionally big-spending Russians, are biting into revenues, official data showed.The Mediterranean island’s tourism income plunged 14.6 percent in June to 259 million euros ($287 million), down from 303.2 mi...
BERLIN: Smartwatches, intelligent homes and drones that follow users wherever they go are on show at Berlin’s mega consumer electronics fair, which opened its doors to the public on Friday.Here are some of this year’s eye-catching trends and innovations at the six-day showcase:Samsung, Huawei and Motorola pick spherical fac...
DETROIT: From his laboratory at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University, automated vehicle pioneer Raj Rajkumar says self-driving cars will evolve step-by-step, with humans staying in charge for a long time to come.More than 2,500 miles west in Mountain View, California, Chris Urmson, head of Google Inc’s self-driving car p...
BERLIN: China’s Huawei Technologies unveiled a new smartphone, taking aim at the high end of the market, which is dominated by Apple and Samsung Electronics.The Mate S, launched on the sidelines of Europe’s biggest consumer electronics show, IFA, in Berlin, has a 5.5-inch display, a 13 mega pixel rear camera and fingerprint...
 
 
 

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Arabic calligraphy has seen its share of evolution since the birth of Islam and the beautifying of the Holy Qur’an’s verses were a form of dedication and worship. The art of “khatt” or calligraphy is a special form of art that requires a steady hand, a commitment to follow the basics laws and understand that there is enough room for imagination...

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BERLIN: Malicious software targeting smartphones with the Android operating system is becoming more common, with some handsets already infected when they’re bought.
A report by German security firm G DATA found that the samples containing such malware had increased by 25 percent in the second quarter compared with the first three months of...

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Saudi women spend a huge amount of money on creams, scrubs, concealers, and a drawer-full of other cosmetics that claim to keep their skin spotless, smooth and youthful.
Dermatologists claim these products women depend on to keep their skin looking its best could be damaging to your facial pores. “Always make sure to use high quality and m...

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Picture yourself lying on a pristine, white-sand beach along the outskirts of a laid-back, cosmopolitan and welcoming city, soaking up the late afternoon sun. You’re wondering which seaside cafe you should stop in to grab your fresh-pressed juice on the way back to your room-with-a-view, where you’ll have a little snooze to cap off a perfect aft...

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DAMMAM: Dr. Abdul Qayyum Mohammed Saleh of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplant (SCOT) revealed that the number of patients suffering from kidney failure in the Kingdom reached 23,000, including patients who receive dialysis at government hospitals.He said during the opening of the fifth medical conference on kidney patients 2015 in Al-Ahsa that the number of people currently receiving treatment at government hospitals reached 15,000, and the number is expected to climb to 19,000 by the year 2020 at a rise of 7 percent.He added that the Kingdom has 187 centers for dialysis spread across various parts of the Kingdom. He further revealed that the opening of a comprehensive center costs...
Summer is a season when your feet is always on display. It is hard to keep them looking their best when the weather is hot. Exposing the feet to the sun and walking on hot sand could leave them rough and dry. Beautician Elma Brooks says women should pay close attention to their feet for them to look picture perfect and feel as soft as a baby’s foot the whole summer season. Exfoliate, exfoliate and exfoliate:Rubbing the dead skin off will instantly make the skin smoother. “The surfaced dead skin will pile up and harden and will hurt when walking. Exfoliating will activate the moisturizer and will make it easier to absorb. Rather than loading cream on dead skin, just smoothen a fresh new...
A yummy and healthy treat is possible with simple items like oats, cheese, vegetables and eggs available in your kitchen. There is no need to go to top supermarkets to buy imported items to put heavenly food on the dining table. In today’s world where diabetes, obesity and blood pressure is affecting the health of most people, our food plays a vital role in either exposing us to health risks or keeping us safe from them. Are you a figure conscious food connoisseur with fine taste buds? OK, let’s be healthy and enjoy the recipes below. The most delicious thing about them is they don’t consume much of your time.Diet baked Palak Paneer (spinach with cottage cheese)Ideal for diabeticsServes...

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SYDNEY: Hollywood star Mel Gibson will not face charges over allegations that he pushed and verbally abused a photograph...
NEW YORK: Leading DJ Avicii has turned his attention to fighting child trafficking as he made his debut as a director with a pair of disturbing videos.The Swedish house DJ, one of the biggest stars on the global club circuit, said he was hoping to use his music for a greater social cause.“The promise of a better life often traps families and children into being used as tools for some of the most despicable people on Earth,” he said in a statement Thursday, as he released the videos.“It’s an issue about which I hope to start a louder discussion, especially now with the huge number of families...
VENICE: Johnny Depp’s portrayal of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger was tipped Friday as a potential Oscar winner after “Black Mass,” an account of the Boston mobster’s life of crime was unveiled to a warm reception at the Venice film festival.Greeted by thousands of fans, some of whom had been camped out all night, the American star kicked off an at-times rambling press conference with a joke acknowledging that he may appear to be slightly the worse for wear.“This is non-alcoholic,” he said after sipping from a water bottle. “I’m being responsible. So if I slur it’s your fault,” he said.Barely...

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