GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip: Israel widened its air assault against the Gaza Strip’s Hamas rulers on Saturday, hitting a mosque, Hamas-affiliated charities and an Islamic home for the disabled, as Palestinians said the death toll from the five-day offensive rose to 135.While Israel vowed to press forward with its 5-day-old campaign, it found itself facing growing international calls to stop. In New York, the UN Security Council unanimously called for a cease-fire, while Britain’s foreign minister said he would be discussing cease-fire efforts with his American, French and German counterparts on Sunday.The 15-member Security Council issued a press statement calling for a de-escalation, restoration of calm and a resumption of Mideast peace talks. The press statement, which is not legally binding but reflects international opinion, was the first response by the UN’s most powerful body.An Israeli...
JERUSALEM: Israel’s prime minister vowed Friday to press forward with a broad military offensive in...
The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) thwarted nine attempts to hack the w...
JERUSALEM: The Israeli military says it is ordering Palestinians living in the northern Gaza Strip to evacuate the area “for their own safety.”In a statement Saturday, the military said it would send messages to residents overnight to leave the area.Brig. Gen. Motti Almoz, the chief military spokesman, said Israel planned to hit the area with heavy force in the next 24 hours as it steps up an offensive against Gaza milita...
BERLIN: Angela Merkel said on Saturday that new allegations of US spying showed Berlin and Washington were completely at odds over how they viewed the role of intelligence, and she hoped German action would persuade the United States not to spy on partners.Her comments to German broadcaster ZDF come two days after her government told the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country, in a dramatic display of anger afte...

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Saudi Arabia is coordinating its efforts with representatives of Islamic and Arab states and representatives of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) as well as other bodies to support the Palestinian delegation’s stand at the UN, which calls for an end to Israeli attacks on civilians in Gaza.Abdullah Al-M...
The Royal Saudi Air Force’s Typhoon aircraft completed 10,000 flying hours recently, BAE Systems Saudi Arabia PR and communications director Monther M. Tayeb told Arab News.“The Typhoon aircraft’s performance is significant in the history of any fleet. Eurofighter Typhoon is the world’s most advanced swing-role combat aircr...
Over 100 diplomats based in the capital attended an iftar party organized by World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) recently at Riyadh-InterContinental Hotel.The event started with recitation of the Holy Qur’an.Speaking at the event, Indonesian Ambassador Abdurrahman Mohammad Fachir lauded the contribution of WAMY in his cou...
RIYADH: The Philippine Embassy expressed satisfaction regarding its participation in the Riyadh International Exhibition held recently in the Saudi capital.“With our participation, we saw further possible cooperation with the Kingdom in different fields where we can enhance our relationships,” Ambassador Ezzedin H. Tago sai...
The holy month of Ramadan is for worship, contemplation, deep reflection and observance, said Richard Eldah, the charge d’ affairs at the British Embassy in Riyadh.Speaking about the activities during the holy month, Eldah said, “Ramadan is a month of worship and contemplation and to remember those who are less fortunate th...
Quba Mosque to the south of Madinah is the second largest and prestigious mosque in the city after the Prophet’s Mosque, but claims the first place owing to its importance in Islamic history having been built in the first year of the Islamic calendar.Quba Mosque witnesses an influx of worshippers and visitors throughout the...
The Eid sweets industry is fast becoming a lucrative arena of creativity and competition among housewives.Indeed, many women are going the extra step and exhibiting their artistic talents right on their plates.“The Eid sweets industry is becoming fertile ground for competition among women,” said Amal Al-Saleh, a housewife.“...
The Jeddah-chapter of the Muslim Educational Society (MES) has given a humanitarian touch to Iftar parties in Ramadan by offering them to the less privileged in the community, inspired by the spirit of the blessed month. “Indian Consul General B.S. Mubarak opened our first iftar program at the industrial city, which was att...
The Kingdom is on the road to achieving self-sufficiency in infant formula, according to a recent report released by Euromonitor. Baby food in Saudi Arabia is expected to thrive in the long run given the country’s consistently high birth rate, a young population and high per capita incomes. This category is also slated to g...
Diriyah in the Saudi capital has the potential to become a key tourist destination following the completion of the renovation work on its historic mud houses and other buildings, according to sources.“Diriyah is unique for its fascinating history. It is expected to ramp up tourism revenues once the renovations of the mud ho...
The Prince Salman Center for Disability Research (PSCDR) disclosed here recently that it will launch the Prince Salman Award for Disability Research next month. The awards will be distributed at the Fourth International Conference on Disability and Rehabilitation in October in Riyadh.The announcement was made during the 8th...
Excitement is mounting here as the final in this year's World Cup takes place on Sunday night between Germany and Argentina in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Thousands of Saudi fans of Brazil, who were disappointed by their team's humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany on Tuesday, are likely to be in better spirits to watch the last two g...
Public and private sector workers have called on the government to review working hours for Muslims in Ramadan to improve productivity, including looking at evening shifts.They told Arab News that the review should take into account changes to routines and sleeping hours during the month of fasting.They said there are poor...

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SHANGHAI: China and US must avoid a “new cold war” in their international relati...

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KABUL: US Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting with rival Afghan presidenti...

BEIJING: A top business journalist at China’s state broadcaster was taken away b...

WAZIRISTAN, Pakistan: The Afghan Taleban have urged Muslims to avoid extremism a...

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BRASILIA, Brazil: Right back Maxwell and striker Jo are among the players enteri...

NOTTINGHAM, England: England pair Joe Root and James Anderson broke the all-time...

MANILA: Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes has been wondering all along what Paul...

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The volume of investments in the incense and oud sector is estimated at more than SR15 billion ($4 billion) annually, local media said quoting an expert.Demand on the inc...
TRIPOLI: The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA), the sovereign wealth fund of the North African oil producer, has appointed a new chief after his predecessor stepped down over a controversial political law, according to a statement.Former Oil Minster Abdulrahman Benyezza has taken over as acting head of the fund, the LIA sai...
The financial crisis of 2008 triggered a recession and dramatic drop in stock markets around the world. In many parts of the world, the unemployment level soared and many investors suffered significant setbacks to their savings and net worth. It is no wonder that most investors felt scared or confused during that time. If t...
The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Egyptian Tourism Authority (ETA) announced tourism statistics for the month of May 2014 that reveals a significant increase in the number of tourists visiting Egypt from the GCC.The results indicate increases of 6.3 percent in tourists from Saudi Arabia, 10.8 percent in tourists from Kuw...
LONDON: British construction output suffered a steep fall in May, raising the prospect that overall economic growth may fall short of expectations in the second quarter.The surprise contraction adds to some signs that the pace of Britain's rapid recovery over the past year may be easing, a trend which analysts said could se...
Jadwa Investment, a major Saudi investment firm with headquarters in Riyadh, Saturday announced the appointment of Abdulaziz Al-Arifi as chief financial officer.The appointment is part of the firm’s continued expansion and reinforcement of its senior management team tasked with leading the firm’s new business strategy.Lever...
SEOUL: LG Display Co. has developed an 18-inch flexible display that can be rolled into the shape of a thin cylinder, a step toward making a large display for flexible TVs.The South Korean display panel maker said the flexible display has a resolution of 1200 pixels by 810 pixels and maintains its function when it is rolled...
SEATTLE: Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Satya Nadella deferred any comment on widely expected job cuts at the software company, after circulating a memo to employees promising to "flatten the organization and develop leaner business processes."Nadella said he would address detailed organizational and financial issues for t...
NEW DELHI: India’s top finance ministry official said that plans announced in the recent budget to stick to a fiscal deficit target of 4.1 percent of GDP are “very credible,” despite criticism from ratings agencies that the number is optimistic.Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who took office in May, on Thursday unveiled a bud...
LONDON: Global oil demand growth will accelerate next year as the world economy expands and will again be met by rising supplies from the United States and Canada, further eroding OPEC's market share, the West's energy watchdog said on Friday.But the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its monthly report that risks to...
A whopping sum of SR 526 billion is needed for the implementation of power generation, transmission and distribution projects, local media said quoting a report released by the Electricity and Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (ECRA).Based on a study on the estimated cost of electricity services during 1430-1441H, power gen...
LONDON: Two years ago Total's chief Christophe de Margerie launched a "high risk, high reward" oil exploration strategy, betting he could hit a bonanza, even though his rivals had failed to make big discoveries.But Total risks joining the industry trend of making only smaller and fewer finds, despite global investments in o...
ABU DHABI: A planned merger of the Dubai Financial Market and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) has been shelved for the foreseeable future as terms for the politically sensitive move could not be agreed, sources told Reuters.Having been mooted for a number of years, a merger of the DFM and the ADX seemed to take an i...

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Mohammed Khalid Al-Otaibi, is a 23-year-old student surgeon who found his passion in art. His mother Huda Al-Otaibi, who is a classical painter, passed on her artistic skills to her son. His art happened to be of a different kind. They call it the "street art."
Mohammed started his enthusiasm as a hobby in high school, trying then to copy t...

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Anyone who’s ever tried to hide their Facebook use at work should take heart in this news: Your boss may be looking at social media during office hours more than you are.
A new study by researchers in Norway, published recently in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, surveyed more than 11,000 employees about their views on cyber-...

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Saudi fashion designer Hana Samman was inspired by the rich Moroccan culture when she designed her latest Ramadan and Eid collection. Her kaftan abayas aim to make her clients feel like Moroccan royalty. She also released her latest Spring and Summer 2014 collection using breathable fabrics and bright colors.
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Diriyah in the Saudi capital has the potential to become a key tourist destination following the completion of the renovation work on its historic mud houses and other buildings, according to sources.
“Diriyah is unique for its fascinating history. It is expected to ramp up tourism revenues once the renovations of the mud houses are complet...

FOOD & HEALTH »

A medical team at Asir general hospital successfully performed a leg-lengthening surgery.The team was headed by Dr. Ayed Al-Shahrani, an orthopedic surgeon. Doctors Marouf Ibrahim Zaki Alhfeza, Saleh Al-Ghamdi, and Thamer Yazidi, were able to perform surgery on a Yemeni patient who suffered a severe injury with loss of bones in the right leg and the inability to heal and walk.The patient was treated in Yemen and had four operation with no success. At Asir general hospital, an operation was performed to readjust and extend the leg by 11 cm utilizing the same leg bone. The procedure was performed using the Lazorrov technique with gradual adjustment whereby the foot returned to its normal...
DENVER: A Colorado man is infected with the rarest and most fatal form of plague, an airborne version that can be spread through coughing and sneezing.It is the first case of pneumonic plague seen in the state since 2004, said Jennifer House, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The man, who isn’t identified, may have been exposed in Adams County, which extends 70 miles east of Denver, health officials said in a statement. While House said the man has been hospitalized and treated, she wouldn’t release other details.“He’s on treatment long enough to not be transmissible,” House said in a telephone interview. He may have contracted the illness from his...
Muslims should eat smaller meals to gain the full benefit from fasting in Ramadan because this allows the body to clear out toxins and heal itself, according to a local doctor.Wisam Al-Dulaimi from Dallah Hospital said recently that Muslims should avoid eating large meals for iftar. “Scientific studies have proven that the body requires large amounts of energy to complete the digestion process after a large nutritious meal, which in turn directly affects the body’s energy needs for normal bodily functions.”“Studies have also confirmed that fasting directly distributes the energy generated by the body toward the elimination of toxins in the glands and nervous system.”Fasting enables the body...

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AUSTIN: At Franklin's, a famed barbecue joint in Texas, pushing to the front of the line will cost you.President Barack...
MUMBAI: Newcomer Pooja Hegde will be paired opposite Hrithik Roshan in Ashutosh Gowarikar’s much-talked-about period film, ‘Mohenjo Daro’.After giving hit films like ‘Lagaan’, ‘Swades’, ‘Jodhaa Akbar’, Gowariker is ready to roll cameras for ‘Mohenjo Daro, pre-production of which is in full swing.“I am extremely happy to have found Pooja Hegde. She is very natural as an actress and has an elegance and poise that will make the character attractive and endearing. Both these strengths with a degree of freshness adds the required spark to the ‘Mohenjo Daro’ love story,” Gowariker said in a...
NEW YORK: George Clooney refused to accept an apology from Britain’s Daily Mail after it published what he said was a false story “insinuating religious tensions” by saying his future mother-in-law opposed his marriage to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin.The Oscar-winning actor said the apology showed that the Mail knew the online story about Alamuddin’s mother preferring her daughter to marry within the family’s Druze religion was a lie when it published it on Monday.“What separates this from all of the ridiculous things the Mail makes up is that now, by their own admission, it can be...

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