Police arrested a large number of illegal expatriates in the south of the capital in an early morning raid on Thursday under the direct supervision of Riyadh Gov. Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz.According to one eyewitness, operations started immediately after dawn prayers. He said that more than 400 undocumented expatriates, including women and children living in the Manfouha district south of Batha, were rounded up during operations.The majority of those arrested are African nationals, according to the witness.The illegals will be investigated and subject to fines and deportation depending on each case, said police sources.The Riyadh Police Department carried out the operations in cooperation with other security forces.The Ministry of Interior had warned illegal expatriates in the Kingdom to legalize their status by Nov. 1, 2013 or leave the country.Riyadh police also arrested...
UNITED NATIONS: In her last address to the Security Council, the UN human rights chief sharply criti...
JERUSALEM: A senior Hamas leader has said the group carried out the kidnapping and killing of three...
The 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has urged the international community to take effective steps to stop Israeli atrocities in the occupied Palestinian territories, including its recurrent attacks on Al-Aqsa, the third important mosque for Muslims in the world.An OIC statement said the Israeli extremists were preventing Muslims and Christians from their places of worship in Al-Quds while Zionists were...
Haj service companies have been instructed by the ministry to allocate 50 percent of their tent capacity to provide low-cost services.Haj Minister Bandar Hajjar met with representatives of domestic Haj service firms and urged them to provide the best possible services to their pilgrims.“We have allocated places for these firms in the holy sites and coordinated with government agencies to provide them with water and electr...

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Education Minister Prince Khaled Al-Faisal has promised big incentive to enhance creativity among educationists in a bid to strengthen the country’s educational standards.In a statement at the beginning of the new academic year, Prince Khaled said: “Our program to honor creativity will be the larges...
Consumers have been warned against purchasing phone SIM cards from unauthorized vendors.“Several SIM cards are being sold by illegal expats, particularly along Palestine Street,” Lt. Nawaf Al-Bouq, Jeddah police spokesman, told Arab News.“More than 50 illegal vendors have recently been arrested for selling unauthorized SIMs...
At least 10 people died and eight were injured when the vehicle in which they were traveling crashed into the famous “coffee shop” building on the Mahail Asir-Jeddah Road on Thursday, officials said.Ahmed Ibrahim Aseeri, Saudi Red Crescent Authority spokesman for the Asir region, said his organization sent six teams to prov...
A projects committee in Makkah formed by Makkah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah has threatened to take punitive action against companies that do not stick to schedule in implementing contract-based projects.Prince Mishaal is personally following up on stalled projects and demands monthly reports about delays, said committe...
Several landlords in Makkah demand that their tenants leave their apartments during Haj for them to rent them out to pilgrims.According to leasers in Makkah, considered one of the most densely populated cities in the Kingdom, several landlords accept earning low annual rents for their housing units as long as residents leav...
The Saudi Railway Organization (SRO) has launched a new golf cart service for the elderly and passengers with disabilities at the Dammam, Riyadh and Hofuf train stations.Mujab Al-Dosari, public relations director, said this service comes as part of a series of services offered by the organization to clients from various seg...
The Jeddah Municipality plans to launch a campaign of inspection of coffee shops and Internet cafes in the next couple of days, spokesman Abdulaziz Al-Ghamdi told Arab News. The move comes in response to numerous complaints about price hikes and other violations committed by café owners. Faisal Al-Zahrani, a Saudi youth, sa...
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) held a ceremony at the Jeddah Hilton on Wednesday to celebrate the achievements of its former director-general, Khaled Al-Molhem, in the presence of Prince Fahd bin Abdullah, president of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) and chairman of the national flag carrier.Addressing the c...
Indian pilgrims will no longer be troubled by having to pack cans of Zamzam water into their luggage when returning home after completing their Haj.As part of the arrangement with the Haj Committee of India, Saudi Arabian Airlines will carry these cans on their return flights after disembarking pilgrims at Jeddah airport’s...
Authorities have stepped up the campaign against car cleaners operating illegally on the city’s streets.Four Bangladeshis who had been scouring Riyadh’s Al-Ahsa Road in search of vehicles to clean were recently arrested.“That is why they are hardly visible along that road these days. We heard that they are going to be depor...
The Jeddah Municipality will introduce paid parking spaces at busy commercial centers and bridges throughout the city.The first phase of the paid parking scheme was launched Wednesday in the downtown area by Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed, said Mohammed Al-Buqami, Jeddah Municipality spokesman.The new parking system w...
Women account for 60 percent of illiterate residents in the Kingdom, according to studies conducted by the Central Department of Statistics & Information.Almost 730,000 women cannot read or write, according to the study. More than 426,000 men, by contrast, are also illiterate.The study also found that women account for...
Almost 30,000 teachers and administrators will benefit from a new professional development program for school leaders, said Education Minister Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, who called on staff to take the new academic year seriously from the moment schools reopen on Sept. 1.Prince Khalid made the statement to a local newspaper o...

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The Capital Market Authority (CMA) has issued a set of draft rules for foreigners ahead of the opening of the $580 billion Saudi stock exchange to global investors next y...
LONDON: Brent crude oil fell below $102 a barrel on Thursday, near a 14-month low, on plentiful fuel supplies and as Chinese economic data pointed to slowing demand, although prices steadied in early US trading.US crude oil prices fell to the lowest since January below $93 a barrel before bouncing back toward $94 as a gauge...
HONG KONG: Asian markets mostly fell, with downbeat Chinese manufacturing data dragging down Hong Kong and Shanghai as concerns grew about the pace of recovery in the world’s second-largest economy.But Tokyo bucked the trend, gaining 0.85 percent, or 131.75 points, to 15,586.20 after US Federal Reserve minutes suggested int...
ZURICH: Swiss engineering group ABB has developed technology that can double the power flow of underground cables, making it cheaper to integrate electricity into the grid from distant offshore wind farms.The innovation means a single high-voltage direct current (DC) cable can now transmit up to 2.6 gigawatts (GW) of power...
NEW YORK: Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller’s own Nook tablets.The 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will sell for $179, the same entry price of the non-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.The move had been expected since Barnes & Noble said in June it would te...
SAN FRANCISCO: Hewlett-Packard has reported that its quarterly revenue rose for the first time in three years, nudged by improved computer sales everywhere except Russia and China.Net revenue for the quarter that ended July 31 was $27.6 billion, a one percent improvement from the same period last year when the California co...
SAN FRANCISCO: Apple’s stock touched a new high, reflecting investors’ renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook’s ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.The milestone represents a dramatic turnaround in sentiment since Apple’s shares reached its previous split-adjusted p...
SAN FRANCISCO: Uber teamed up with dining and travel smartphone applications Wednesday as the controversial Internet-age car-hailing service moved to park itself at the heart of mobile lifestyles.The San Francisco-based startup let about a dozen businesses such as Starbucks, Hyatt Hotels, United Airlines, TripAdviser and re...
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s trade deficit narrowed substantially this year thanks to increased demand for clothing exports to the US and Europe, the island’s central bank said.Exports jumped 16.8 percent to $5.44 billion in the first six months of calendar 2014 compared to the same period last year, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka s...
JEDDAH: Banks led Saudi Arabia’s stock index to a new six-year peak as trading volumes increased on Wednesday, while Egypt also extended gains. But other Gulf markets were subdued as a summer lull deepened.The Tadawul All-Share Index (TASI) rose 0.5 percent to 10,716 points, its highest finish since January 2008. Nearly 270...
NEW YORK: New York state’s banking regulator hit Standard Chartered Bank with a $300 million fine and restrictions on its dollar-clearing business for failing to detect possible money-laundering.The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) said the British bank’s internal compliance systems had failed to detect or ac...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Dubai’s developer Nakheel behind the famed man-made palm-shaped islands said Wednesday it is repaying 7.9 billion dirhams, or roughly $2.15 billion this month — nearly four years before the last installment is due.The indebted state developer was scheduled to repay the credit over three installm...
The Saudi stock market continued its positive movement and managed a fourth straight rise on Wednesday, accumulating more than 56 points.The Tadawul All-Share Index (TASI) set out with 5.6 points fall but subsequent trading sent it higher to close at 10,716.24 points, adding 0.53 percent for the entire day. Large cap remain...

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Dr. Ibtesam Saeed Badhrees, a leading woman research scientist in experimental particle physics at the National Center for Nanotechnology, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) Riyadh, has been selected as the first non-American woman for ‘Women Physicist of the Month’ award for August 2014 given by the American Physical Society...

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Designing alluring jewelry is an art that requires a great deal of understanding of various cultures. And Swiss-born London-based jewelry designer Sabine Ghanem’s pieces certainly have that feel. She balances the antique touch with the young, playful and refined attributes giving her jewelry a different look altogether. In an exclusive interview...

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LONDON: Melbourne tops the ranking as the world's most pleasant city to live in for the fourth year running, but an Economist Intelligence Unit poll also finds that turmoil in Ukraine and the Middle East have pushed other cities down the list.
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Before consuming any of the chocolate drinks produced by Milchwerke Mittelelbe GMBH and listed below, check the expiry date first. If the product is packed in plastic containers and the expiry date is between 19/12/2014 and 11/4/2015, don’t buy or consume them.This warning comes from the Saudi food and Drug Authority (SFDA), which said in an advisory posted on its website on Monday that such products have been found to be contaminated with bacillus bacteria, which can cause food poisoning.The statement said the manufacturer itself, a German company, warned of the contamination last March and has withdrawn the affected products from markets in Britain and Ireland, where they were distributed...
What is the best way to burn fat? What kind of drug will help to burn fat? Is there any kind of activity that will help to burn fat? What is the effect of new technologies such as laser? What is the best diet to flush out all the fat? These question have been asked for many decades. To answer all of these questions, we must first talk about the fat inside our bodies. We spoke to nutritionist Shaymaa Saeed who explained the process of burning fat. We have two types of fat, one of which is the essential fat, which is the fat that holds the organs in its position. We need to maintain this fat and not to lose it. Also, we have the non-essential fat, which may appear as obesity in case of excess...
When I met the founder of the Nutrition and Diet Center Sawsan Wazzan Jabri in 1996 I was far from imagining the resounding success of this franchise which was originally established in 1990 in Beirut. Already then, Sawsan Wazzan was convinced there was a big market for high quality diet meals, diet snacks as well as diet Arabic and western pastries. Indeed, the need for nutritious and tasty food that helps you lose weight, has been steadily growing in Saudi Arabia. Today, seven out of 10 Saudis are overweight and obesity is becoming a major cause of concern in the Kingdom. The Nutrition and Diet Center helps you tackle successfully all your weight and nutrition related medical problems....

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NEW DELHI: India’s government on Thursday blocked the release of a controversial film on the assassination of former Indian Premier Indira Gandhi after calls grew for it to be banned for glorifying her killers.“Kaum De Heere,” or “Diamonds Of The Community”, which was scheduled for release on Friday, tells the story of Gandhi’s Sikh bodyguards who shot the premier dead in 1984 apparently in revenge for a military operation that killed hundreds of Sikhs.The government’s Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) decided to stop the release “because of the law and order situation that might...
NEW YORK: Colombian pop star Shakira’s 2010 hit song “Loca” is an illegal copy of a tune written by a Dominican musician in 1998, a US judge said Wednesday in a copyright trial.In a 40-page ruling Judge Alvin Hellerstein said the song was a replication of one written by singer and composer Ramon Arias Vasquez, known as Arias.During an 11-day trial in June, Arias testified that he wrote the song between 1996 and 1998, and he even sang it in the courtroom.His version of the song which had been recorded on a cassette, was presented as evidence at the trial.The song became a hit in the Dominican...

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