JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Tuesday condemned the recent terror attack in the Turkish town of Suruc, in a telephonic conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.Erdogan called the king to discuss the Turkish military operation against Daesh. King Salman said terrorist organizations were working to destabilize the region’s security and supported Turkey’s right to protect its people. NATO also strongly backed Turkey’s fight against Daesh terrorists in Syria at emergency talks on Tuesday.The rare meeting held at Turkey’s request came as Erdogan said he could not continue negotiations with the Kurds amid attacks on Turkish targets.“All allies expressed their strong support for Turkey and we all stand together in solidarity with Turkey. We strongly condemn the terrorist attacks,” NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said after the meeting of the alliance’s amb...
MANAMA: A bomb killed two policemen and wounded six in the deadliest such attack in Bahrain in month...
ALKHOBAR: Many Saudi citizens travel outside the Kingdom during vacations looking for entertainment...
RIYADH: The Kingdom is experiencing extremely hot weather conditions.According to a report from the Presidency of Meteorology and Environment (PME), Central Province, Jeddah, Makkah and Madinah, experienced “extremely hot weather with surface winds and dust.”In some cities, visibility was poor, the report said.In Qassim, Christopher M. Agustin, quality control team leader at a pharmaceutical firm, said: “Tuesday was one o...
JEDDAH: A Mercedes car with a Saudi number plate was spotted in Israel. The discovery led to intense discussion on social media websites on Tuesday.According to reports, the car was spotted last week in Jaffa’s Clock Tower Square by Jacky Hugi, the Middle East editor for Israel’s Army Radio, who posted the picture on Twitter.Makkah newspaper reported that the car belonged to an American national. The newspaper identified...

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RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has issued an order appointing and promoting 96 members at the Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution (BIPP) at various ranks.Sheikh Mohammed bin Fahd Al Abdullah, BIPP president, expressed thanks to the king and the Saudi leadership for...
RIYADH: The Ministries of Health and Education in cooperation with the Kingdom’s universities launched a program dubbed, “Education and Work,” in Riyadh on Tuesday to help Saudi youth find employment in the public and private sectors. A memorandum of understanding was signed in Riyadh between Labor Minister Mufarej bin Saad...
TAIF: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal inaugurated state-of-the-art Radf public park in Taif which has an interactive fountain — the biggest of its kind in the Kingdom and spread over 13,000 sq meters. The fountain has colored lighting and a display screen on water.The park is one of the biggest projects of tourism and a...
JEDDAH: The Special Criminal Court has issued a preliminary order in a case related to a Saudi national who fought with militant organizations in Syria. The court, functioning at its summer headquarters in Jeddah, sentenced him to a seven-year jail term and barred him from traveling.The Saudi national is charged with travel...
JEDDAH: Six female members of the Shoura Council participated in a training program to raise awareness among citizens on the municipal elections in which women will participate. The program was organized by Al-Nahda Philanthropic Society for Women under the patronage of King Khalid Foundation (KKF), a leading philanthropic...
DAMMAM: After the recent increase in verbal and physical harassment of women and girls in the Kingdom, they have turned to martial arts in order to protect themselves. Amani Yassin, a coach at Taekwondo Training Institute, said: “Saudi women are interested in taekwondo to defend themselves from abuse and harassment; in addi...
RIYADH: A youth has been arrested for allegedly killing a Saudi man near the Madinah airport recently. The police apprehended the alleged killer without incident. The suspect, a 24-year-old Saudi, is alleged to have stabbed the victim several times before fleeing the scene of the crime with the help of his friend.On seeing...
RIYADH: A total of 4,326 male and female students started their local and regional summer program for 2015 under the sponsorship of the King Abdul Aziz and his Companions Foundation for the Gifted and Creativity (Mawhiba) throughout the Kingdom on Sunday.The annual event which attracted an increased number of students this...
RIYADH: Recent statistics announced by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, which coincided with consensus surveys in the Kingdom for the year 2014, revealed that there is only one doctor for each 800 people, and one nurse for every 285 people. According to the commission, there are around 25,000 Saudi doctors in th...
Indian expats have paid glowing tributes to one of its most beloved presidents and iconic leaders on Tuesday, as condolences poured in from various parts of the Kingdom for A.P.J. Abdul Kalam following his sudden death on Monday.Hemant Kotalwar, charge d’affaires at the Indian Embassy in Riyadh, said: “He was a great scient...
RIYADH: The National Center for Assessment in Higher Education (Qiyas) has announced the dates of tests for male and female students for the new academic year.Ibrahim Rasheed, director for public relations and communications, said the center has completed the preparation of the examination paper for academic year 1437-1438...
JEDDAH: A senior Health Ministry official said butchers and cooks are more likely to be infected with the coronavirus because they handle and process camel meat.Dr. Abdul Aziz bin Saeed, undersecretary at the Ministry of Health for Public Health, said the return of the virus during this past period was because of the Umrah...
JEDDAH: Field inspectors from the Ministry of Labor were at the location of excavation work in less than 24 hours after receiving the report of a contracting company employing a child under the scorching sun in excavation work.Field teams were dispatched to the location to investigate the report from a citizen who called th...

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ADEN: Pro-government fighters in Yemen have besieged a military base held by Hou...

ANKARA: Iran and the European Union have agreed to start talks on issues includi...

BRUSSELS/ISTANBUL: NATO gave Turkey its full political support in fighting milit...

CAIRO: At least 25 people died in a fire that gutted an Egyptian furniture facto...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: A bomb killed two Bahraini policemen on Tuesday and...

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NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court has put off by a day a decision on whether to s...

ADDIS ABABA: Barack Obama on Tuesday condemned African leaders who refuse to ste...

WASHINGTON: Republican White House hopeful Jeb Bush vowed to launch comprehensiv...

PARIS: A French court on Tuesday blocked French National Front leader Marine Le...

LAGOS: Witnesses say Boko Haram extremists shot and killed 29 people in two Chri...

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HAMBURG: Top seed Rafael Nadal bidding to rediscover some semblance of his forme...

GAINESVILLE, Virginia: A frustrated Tiger Woods never imagined it would take so...

KAZAN, Russia: There were medals at stake in the women’s 10-kilometer open water...

KUALA LUMPUR: Two of China’s most storied winter Olympic athletes faced tough qu...

BIRMINGHAM, England: England has moved on from the second-Test, 405-run defeat a...

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MOSCOW: The sharp decline in Russia’s economy may have almost run its course, official data showed, slowed by a huge devaluation of the rouble and heavy government spendi...
LONDON: Britain’s economy accelerated in the second quarter of 2015, helped by rebounding services activity and industrial output, official data showed.Gross domestic product grew 0.7 percent between April and June, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in an initial estimate. That matched analysts’ forecasts.The do...
NEW YORK: General Motors announced plans to invest $5 billion to introduce a new family of cars under the Chevrolet line targeting emerging markets, co-developed by Chinese partner SAIC Motor.The automaker expects to manufacture and sell the vehicles in China, Brazil, India and Mexico and export the cars to other emerging c...
TOKYO: Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global vehicle sales for January-June, the first time the German automaker has come out top in the intensely competitive tallies.Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. said it sold 5.02 million vehicles in the first six months of this year, down 1.5 percent from the same period the previo...
JEDDAH: The Kingdom’s external trade saw a moderation in nonoil export activity in May, recording the second largest slump since February, slowing by 16.7 percent Y/Y. Total nonoil exports were valued at SR15.2 billion affected by sharp declines in the largest export categories, plastics, chemical products, and base metals....
MANILA/LONDON: Demand for gold slid to its lowest in six years in the second quarter of this year as buyers from top consumer China poured funds into its now troubled equities market, an industry report showed.Retail investment from China fell by a quarter and jewellery demand by 23 percent in the April to June period as st...
SAN FRANCISCO: Cyber security firm Zimperium has warned of a flaw in the world’s most popular smartphone operating system that lets hackers take control with a text message.“Attackers only need your mobile number, using which they can remotely execute code via a specially crafted media file delivered via MMS (text message),...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: The United Arab Emirates has slashed gasoline subsidies, announcing Tuesday that it will raise the cost of a liter of regular gasoline by 24 percent amid globally low oil prices that have cut into the country’s revenues.Starting Aug. 1, drivers will pay 2.14 dirhams (58 cents) per liter of gasol...
JEDDAH: The Saudi stock market, which has gained nearly 9 percent so far this year, is expected to further improve its performance in 2015, say regional economists.“We still expect the Saudi index to perform postively this year, but we think that a lot of the excitement earlier this year was unfounded,” Francisco Quintana,...
JEDDAH: Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al-Mazrouei, minister of energy for the UAE, will deliver the inaugural address at the upcoming Annual GPCA Forum taking place from Nov. 17-19 in Dubai.The 10th anniversary edition of the forum, the flagship event of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), is themed: Building o...
LONDON: Hedge funds are more bearish about the outlook for US oil prices than at any time for almost five years, according to data from the US Commodity Futures Tra-ding Commission.Hedge funds and other money managers had a net long position in WTI-linked futures and options equivalent to just 118 million barrels of oil on...
After a tough week for sterling there was a largely positive end to the week which saw sterling make marginal gains against the euro whilst holding ground against a resurgent US dollar. With little UK economic data, sterling was able to make slight gains against the euro as both French and German manufacturing data missed e...
DUBAI: Dubai developer Nakheel reported a 53 percent rise in half-year net profit as it handed over finished properties and expanded its other business units.The firm was one of the developers worst hit by Dubai's real estate crash, which consultants Cluttons estimates knocked 49 percent off prices between the third quarter...
 
 

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JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosque King Salman has become the king of justice, who is loved by the people of Saudi Arabia, not only as a fair ruler but also as the father of the nation.

Yaara Munshi, a 20-year-old Saudi engineering student at King Abdulaziz University, has drawn almost 300 paintings reflecting her love and respe...

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PARIS: A group of leading tech leaders, including British scientist Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, on Tuesday issued a stern warning against the development of so-called killer robots.
Autonomous weapons, which use artificial intelligence to select targets without human intervention, have been described as “the third re...

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Ramadan is a month of fasting and starving the body and soul from food and other temptations. However, this does not prevent people from gaining weight due to all the suhoor and iftar invitations and gatherings. Going back to the regular routine and lifestyle is not easy after the holy month of Ramadan, the body gets used to not consuming food until the sun sets and then consuming large amounts of foods until sunrise. The cherry on the top is Eid, which is Ramadan’s sweet ending. Muslims celebrate this occasion by gathering together around a feast of traditional and international dining tables with plenty of sweets and cakes doing the rounds.“In Ramadan many people put on weight mainly...
She began her career with a government job, but being unsatisfied with it, she decided to have another source of income. And her journey in doing so was short and sweet. With ‘Munch Bakery,’ she created a global brand. We are talking about the brilliant businesswoman Princess Hala bint Mishari Al-Saud, who counts self-confidence, courage and ambition as the driving force behind her success.She said family is the primary motivation for success in public life.“Success increases with the increased faith of the family in the aspirations of the children,” Princess Hala said. She is the only daughter in the family and her mother encouraged her constantly, which made her take steps with confidence...
Ever since its first edition in 1963, this life-changing classic has been republished. “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind” has shown millions of readers all around the world how to use the power of your subconscious mind. You do not need to acquire this power. You already possess it but you can become more powerful, wealthier and happier if you learn how to use it.“When your mind thinks correctly, when you understand the truth, when the thoughts deposited in your subconscious mind are constructive, harmonious, and peaceful, the magic working power of your subconscious will respond and bring about harmonious conditions, agreeable surroundings, and the best of everything. When you begin to...

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BEIRUT: A performance in Israel has cost Iranian-born British singer Sami Yusuf air time in Iran.State television in Iran has banned Yusuf, whose records sell millions in the Middle East, because of his recent performance in the Israeli city of Nazareth, even though the city has a predominantly Palestinian population and most of his audience was Palestinian, reported The Guardian.While his popularity is likely to remain high in his homeland, his music won’t be allowed to air on any of the state TV’s channels.Despite the majority of Yusuf’s Ramadan concert-goers being Palestinian, Iran was...
ATLANTA: An initial autopsy on Bobbi Kristina Brown on Monday found no significant injuries and no obvious underlying cause of death for the daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston, who died on Sunday after sustaining irreversible brain damage in January.The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office in Georgia said Brown, 22, had no previously unknown medical conditions that would have contributed to her death.It also said it has issued subpoenas to help gather documentary information on her death, and would conduct additional tests that are expected to take several weeks.Brown, the only...

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