Saudi Arabia reiterated its support for Egypt following wide-ranging talks between Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi on Sunday.King Salman and El-Sissi discussed prospects of cooperation between the two countries besides a range of regional and international issues of common concern.“A broad range of subjects came under discussion,” said Affifi Ahmed Abdelwahab, Egyptian ambassador. King Salman hosted a lunch banquet for El-Sissi and his accompanying delegation. Affifi said that there was no “defined agenda” of the talks. “El-Sissi discussed the deteriorating situation in Yemen and the latest developments in the Middle East.”The visit and the subsequent Saudi-Egyptian summit talks came ahead of the high-profile International Economic Summit to be hosted by Egypt on March 13 to garner financial support for Egypt and to encourage businesses t...
Foreign remittances of expatriate workers went down by nearly 10 percent to SR12.9 billion this Janu...
TEL AVIV: Hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set off on Sunday for Washington, a group of...
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman presented awards to the winners of the King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) 2015, on Sunday. Ministers, members of the royal family, senior government officials, academics and elite scholars were present. Each prize consists of a handwritten Arabic certificate indicating the laureate’s achievements, a commemorative 24-carat 200-gram gold medal and SR750,000. In his opening s...
The Islamic State terror group is beset with deep-rooted conflicts, said Manie Al-Manie, a former member of the organization who is back in the Kingdom. “Sectarian and racist conflicts prevail among its members,” he told reporters.He said many of them ill-treated Saudis because they were the most knowledgeable on Shariah regulations. IS leaders sent Saudis on suicide missions to finish them off, he said while explaining h...

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Surgeons led by former Health Minister Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah have successfully separated the Yemeni conjoined twins at the King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh.A KAMC official said the multidisciplinary medical team separated Abdullah and Abdulrahman after a nine-hour surgery on Saturday.Prominen...
Maj. Gen. Suleiman Al-Yahya, director general of passports, confirmed to local media that his official body will not conduct a new correction campaign in the coming two weeks, dismissing what has been circulated on social networking sites, and describing such news as mere rumors.He said the passport and security authorities...
The Saudi Ministry of Labor has revealed that there are 2.2 million Bangladeshis who are presently under consideration for working visas in Saudi Arabia.Labor Ministry spokesman Tayseer Al-Mufarrej said that the number is increasing following the recent recruitment agreement between Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh concerning bo...
In the wake of the recent visit made by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, who is also the second deputy premier and minister of interior, to the United Kingdom, the Shoura Council held talks with the British Embassy in Riyadh to further discuss issues of mutual importance.The talks were held between Shoura Council Pres...
More than 800 students face the danger of being run over because their educational complex is located on four major roads.Saeed Awaji, student guidance officer in the Al-Khalidiya school complex, said the school in west of Sybia Governorate, is located on four major roads with more than 800 students, and around 56 employees...
A specialized criminal court has sentenced a Saudi man to three years and SR3,000 fine for not informing security authorities about his son’s whereabouts who later joined a militant group that opened fire against border guards in Wadeea, killing a two police officers.The man had earlier given a written undertaking to author...
Many Saudi women watch TV shows specializing in explaining and interpreting dreams but for some, these dreams turn into real nightmares.Hoping to learn about the future, analyze the present and interpret things in dreams, many women seek dream interpreters. Not only do they believe what is being said, they are also willing...
The Human Resources Development Fund (HADAF) has helped over 192,631 citizens find employment through their support programs and the Taqat employment channels in 2014.HADAF Deputy Executive General Manager Abdul Karim Al-Najaidi revealed these statistics during a presentation on local employment at the Jazan Economic Forum...
The Riyadh-based Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND) has invited nominations for the AGFUND International Prize for pioneering human development projects under the theme “Alleviation of unemployment among youth.”Secretary-General of the award Abdullatif Al-Dwaihi said AGFUND would like to invite international and reg...
A conference of students showcasing their projects and achievements will be held at King Abdulaziz University (KAU) and Hilton Hotel in Jeddah from March 30 to April 2, under the patronage of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman.More than 750 students from 42 Saudi universities and colleges are expected to take par...
A ruling has gone in favor of a Saudi female doctor, who was fired arbitrarily by the management of a government hospital without written notification and did not renew her job contract. This follows the Second Circuit of the General Authority for Labor Dispute Resolution in Jeddah, which ruled in favor of the decision of t...
The Egyptian pilgrim, Sayyed Elwan, is in the Kingdom for the second time to perform Umrah.Impressed with “many changes and developments in the Kingdom” since his first visit, Elwan praised the expansion projects of the two holy mosques in Makkah and Madinah, the Mashaer railway project, the Haramain High Speed Rail as well...
Finding a parking place near some of the government departments has become like finding a needle in a haystack, say residents. Visitors to these departments waste much time in searching for a place to park their vehicles, which in turn is causing traffic congestion. Many of the residents wonder why a permanent solution to t...

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WASHINGTON: The US Congress could be “the last brake” for stopping a nuclear dea...

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BAGHDAD: The UN mission to Iraq said Sunday that violence claimed the lives of a...

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WASHINGTON: US officials have identified about 300 Bosnian immigrants who they b...

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LONDON: John Terry set Chelsea up for a 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in Su...

Football players born in Saudi Arabia have been given the green light to play fo...

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Prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Nasser, director of international relations at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, has highlighted the success of the Feb. 25-26 Jazan Ec...
As part of its efforts to promote e-commerce among the Gulf chambers, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Dubai Chamber) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI). The MoU is meant to support, facilitate and join the new e-commerce initiative launched by Dubai Cha...
BAGHDAD: Iraq's oil exports rose in February to an average 2.59 million barrels per day (bpd) from 2.54 million bpd in the previous month, the Oil Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.Exports from Iraq's southern terminals reached 2.29 million bpd, while exports from the north via the Kurdistan pipeline were 304,000 bpd i...
Saudi Arabia was recently ranked 19th globally in terms of creating a competitive market, affordable services and excellent quality of service, Ramadan Ding, CEO of Huawei Saudi Arabia told Arab News recently in an interview.“With government leaders crafting ambitious plans to diversify Saudi’s growing economy, digital conn...
FRANKFURT: Small SUVs for families and powerful sports cars for the rich are the big things this year at the Geneva International Motor Show this year. Environmentally correct electrics and hybrids, not so much — thanks to cheaper gas and limits on battery life.Here are the major themes for the March 5-15 show:LOOKING FOR A...
GENEVA: The main talking point at this week’s Geneva car show is likely to be a vehicle that may never be built: the Apple car.The world’s automakers will gather in the Swiss city to tout their latest minivans, city cars and sport utility vehicles against an uncertain market backdrop, with growing signs of recovery in Europ...
MADRID: Phone makers will seek to seduce new buyers with even smarter Internet-connected watches and other wireless gadgets as they wrestle for dominance at the world’s biggest mobile fair starting Monday.Along with the launches of numerous new smartphones — dominated by South Korean giant Samsung — tech firms are trying to...
SEOUL/BARCELONA: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim its throne as undisputed global smartphone leader from Apple Inc.Designed from scratch in an operation dubbed "Project Zero", the Galaxy S6 and its curved-edges v...
MUMBAI: Gold premiums in top consumer India could jump to as much as $5 an ounce over world prices next week, from being almost at par, after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley surprised jewelers by maintaining import duty at a record level in Saturday’s budget.The wedding season that extends to May typically raises gold demand,...
NEW DELHI: India’s federal government has kept its health care budget for 2015-16 on a tight leash and asked states to contribute more funds for running the country’s flagship health programs.The government announced 297 billion rupees ($4.81 billion) for its main health department, roughly 2 percent higher than current yea...
OMAHA: Billionaire Warren Buffett says owning stocks is the key to building wealth over time, but investors must avoid the common mistakes of trading too often and paying high investment fees.The billionaire investor says there’s every reason to expect stocks to perform well long-term, even if prices are volatile.Buffett sa...
LONDON: OPEC's oil supply has fallen this month as bad weather delayed exports from Iraq's southern ports, a Reuters survey found on Friday, slowing an expansion of supplies in the group's second-largest producer.The survey also found slightly higher output in Saudi Arabia, a sign that the largest producer in the Organizati...
NEW DELHI: India has announced a cut in corporate taxes and other initiatives for a more stable and predictable tax regime in a bid to woo foreign investors and spur faster growth in Asia’s third biggest economy.Finance Minister Arun Jaitley unveiled his government’s first full budget after storming to power at last year’s...

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Dareen M. Edress is the marketing manager of “Ba9ma Banat,” an innovative institution that revives the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) among young girls through different programs and interesting products such as calendars, diaries and books comprising the sayings of the Prophet (pbuh).
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Apple is said to be working on producing electric cars as early as 2020 and a team is now working on the project.
The task is not going to be easy, but Apple...

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MILAN: Femininity is getting a rethink in Milan.
Designers are incorporating more masculine tailoring, while giving a contemporary edge to normally girly touches like bows, ruffles, lace and, yes, polka dots. Among the runway trends during Milan Fashion Week, in its fourth day Saturday, are silken blouses tied with an off-skew bow around th...

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Soaked in Celtic and medieval history, Edinburgh is a cultural tapestry that’s largely visually defined by hills, cathedrals, and the bold stone towers of Edinburgh Castle. The city is very festive where people like to celebrate everything from art, music, and food to theater, sports and comedy.
One of the most touristic activities in the...

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About 90 percent of camels in the Gulf region are carriers of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), which requires the urgent need for a vaccine, according to a leading Health Ministry official.In addition, the virus can be transmitted over a 1-meter distance, Abdullah Asiri, undersecretary for preventative health at the ministry, was quoted as saying in a local publication on Tuesday.Asiri said that 50 percent of camels in Al-Ahsa region carry the virus. A person who comes into contact with infected camels can transmit the virus to family members without showing symptoms of the disease, he said.He said mass extermination of these camels was not an acceptable solution...
Parkinson's disease is a degenerative neurological disorder that affects around seven million people globally, and one million in the United States alone, usually afflicting people older than 50. The disease strikes 2 percent of those over age 65, and 5-10 percent of cases occur in people under 50. The cause remains unknown, preventing us from arresting the disease’s development — though environmental and occupational factors loom large in recent research.Chinese and Indian texts from 1,000 BC appear to describe a similar affliction. But James Parkinson was the first to describe the disease in detail, in 1817. Those developing Parkinson’s suffer slow movement, tremors, stiffness, difficulty...
Riyadh has grown so much in the last 10 years and this is particularly noticeable when you look at restaurants. Nowadays most restaurants have opened outlets in Riyadh’s new districts. This is the case with Can Café. This fashionable coffee shop has a branch on the trendy Al-Tahliya Street lined up with some of the best restaurants in the capital and another outlet on Omar Bin Abdul Aziz Road (Exit 14) in the Rabwa district. Can Café is a good place to have breakfast food at any time of the day! You can order “Four pieces of French Toast with maple syrup, orange juice and American coffee” for SR32. “French Toast”, known in French as “Pain Perdu”is a delightful dessert consisting of slices...

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MUMBAI: After Anil Kapoor and Nimrat Kaur, Priyanka Chopra too has joined the world of American Television.The actor wil...
MILAN: He may be a Swinging Sixties icon, but British photographer David Bailey up close is a wise-cracking crank who shrugs off his immense success as one of the world’s most famous celebrity photographers.“I’m not proud, I don’t do proud,” he told AFP at the press opening of his Stardust exhibition, which is coming to Milan from March to June after a run at the National Portrait Gallery in London.Intimate portraits of stars such as Kate Moss, Jack Nicholson and Mick Jagger gaze down from the walls of the Padiglione D’arte Contemporanea, alongside photographs of his fourth wife, model...
ISTANBUL: Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey’s most prominent writers and a nominee for the Nobel Literature award, has died aged 92, state media said Saturday.Kemal died in an Istanbul hospital where he was being treated for pulmonary complications and cardiac arrhythmia since Jan. 14, the official Anatolia news agency said.His doctor told Turkish media that Kemal’s health had rapidly deteriorated in the past week and that he died after complications including multiple organ failure.Kamal burst onto the world literary scene with his very first novel in 1955, “Mehmed the Hawk,” which was translated...

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