GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: At least 76 people died in Israeli strikes across Gaza Wednesday, including 16 killed when shells hit a UN school, sending the Palestinian toll from 23 days of fighting above 1,300.The deadliest strike was at a UN-run school in Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza, where 16 people were killed and scores were wounded when two shells slammed into the facility, drawing a furious denunciation from the UN agency for Palestinian refugees.In another strike on a house in Tuffah neighborhood in northeastern Gaza City, seven members of the same family were killed, among them four children and a woman, emergency services spokesman Ashraf Al-Qudra said.In the southern city of Khan Yunis, a single strike killed nine members of the same family, including a child, Qudra said, and in a later incident, seven members of another family also died as Israeli tank shellin...
NEW DELHI: An Indian court convicted 10 people on Wednesday in a 2004 fire that tore through a thatc...
CONAKRY: At least 34 people, including several children, were killed in a stampede at a beachside ra...
TRIPOLI: Unknown kidnappers on Wednesday seized a Filipino nurse in the Libyan capital, held her for several hours and raped her, medics and security officials said.A health ministry statement said the incident could push the Philippines government to speed up the evacuation of its citizens, 3,000 of whom work in Libya as doctors and nurses, as the country sinks further into chaos amid fighting between Islamist fighters a...
BAGHDAD: European and Dubai-based airlines have begun rerouting flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution, though Iraq says its skies are safe.An Emirates Airline spokesperson in Dubai told The Associated Press on Monday it will divert planes that use Iraqi airspace. A number of European carriers, including Virgin Atlantic, KLM and Air France also say they will do the same.This follows the crash of a Malaysia A...

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Colorful fireworks display lit up the the pitch-black skies over seven locations in the Saudi capital on Monday night as residents of all ages expectantly welcomed the Eid Al-Fitr holidays.Families of various nationalities — Saudi, Bangladeshi, Sudanese, Sri Lankan, Egyptian, Jordanian, Syrian, Fili...
Another Saudi is embroiled in a legal scandal merely 20 days after an American judge in Los Angeles acquitted a Saudi student of false charges of assault and battery made by a German woman and her lawyers.Judge Calvin Holden has dismissed charges of kidnap, assault and battery against the student, on scholarship at a univer...
Students studying abroad have shared their experience with spending Eid Al-Fitr on foreign soil. They say celebrating the festival away from their families lacks flavor. They are however mindful that they are required to be abroad due to their studies.They say they rely on social networks and other Internet services to conn...
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has suggested that Saudi corporates and the private sector invest in his country’s power industry.“They can set up coal-fired power stations in Pakistan,” he said during an informal meeting with journalists at his Jeddah residence on Tuesday.“We now have a stable economy and we are offe...
The festive fireworks that mark the beginning of Eid ended in tragedy for a Riyadh family when a 14-year-old boy died on Monday evening trying to burst a firecracker.The latest incident comes among several other firework-related casualties during the Eid holidays.Firecrackers are still widely available on the streets of Jed...
Jeddah Traffic and Security department has doubled its security patrols to control the traffic on the first day of Eid in different parts of the city particularly at the Corniche and the historical district of downtown Balad where large crowds are expected to gather to enjoy the festivities and entertainment activities orga...
Theaterical performances are ongoing across Jeddah during Eid courtesy of the creativity of Saudi artists.The festival is held under the slogan “Eidna kidda” (Arabic for “this is how we celebrate Eid”) in Jeddah’s downtown historical area, slated to enter into UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites.Four shows debut every day...
The Riyadh Municipality has mobilized 36 teams among its Saudi female employees to ensure security at female-only venues during the Eid festivities.Several locations have been devoted to women-only entertainment events across the city. The teams have been tasked with ensuring security at the King Abdulaziz Historical Center...
Several filipino women who are illegally residing in the Kingdom have approached community leaders for help to go home to the Philippines after falling ill, according to a source.“Community leaders told them that procedures for going home are no longer the same as during the amnesty period and that it’s back to the old proc...
An entertainment and shopping festival has been organized by Bawabat Al-Shorouq Company on Abha-Khamis Mushaiyt Road.It covers a space of 30,000 square meters, in addition to facilities and visitor parking.Mansour Al-Qammash, general supervisor, said the festival will extend over a three-month period, and includes the bigge...
Several Saudi borders with neighboring Gulf states were a scene of congestion on the first day of Eid.The port between the Kingdom and Kuwait, in particular, suffered huge bottlenecks during the festivities, while the Salwa border port with Qatar experienced chaos in spite of the small number of travelers crossing over. Con...
Saudi women have bought over six million birth control pills costing SR108 million last year, according to a study by Saudi-based pharmacies, Makkah newspaper reported. The total sale of the medication amounts to SR108,585,594 for about 5,877,318 medical boxes and units while the list also shows that women usually buy certa...
Arab News has now passed the one-million likes milestone on Facebook, thanks to the page's fans. What seemed to be an unrealistic target a year ago has turned out to be achievable after all, even without resorting to paid promos. The page was set up in 2009, but it wasn’t until 2013 that it became really active. From only 1...

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NEW DELHI: US Secretary of State John Kerry flew into India on Wednesday for ice...

BEIJING: A clash in Xinjiang, home to China’s mostly Muslim Uighur minority, lef...

LONDON: Fears that the West African Ebola outbreak could spread to Europe grew o...

WASHINGTON: Al-Qaeda is increasingly funding terror operations thanks to at leas...

MOSCOW: A defiant Russia dismissed Wednesday unprecedented Western sanctions ove...

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GLASGOW: Still days away from running, Usain Bolt was at the center of a controv...

SOUTHAMPTON: England were in sight of their first win in 11 Tests as they closed...

WASHINGTON: Sixteen-year-old Francis Tiafoe lost his ATP tour debut while fellow...

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LONDON: Tom Watson, Colin Montgomerie and Tony Jacklin have called for the 56-ye...

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LONDON: OPEC’s oil production rose in July from June, a Reuters survey found, as a fragile recovery in Libyan supply outweighed fighting in Iraq and reduced output from A...
Mobily continues to provide its extraordinary offer to the new subscribers of Wajid that provides discounts and privileges to all family members.The new Wajid Extra and Plus subscribers can enjoy a discount up to 50 percent on the subscription fees of the first month, in addition to the free additional lines it offers; thre...
MUMBAI: The world’s largest online retailer is facing off in India against a new name in e-commerce that was founded by former Amazon employees.Amazon.com Inc. said it will invest $2 billion to expand its Indian business, a day after local rival Flipkart raised $1 billion to fund its own expansion.Launched last year, Amazon...
NEW YORK: Twitter shares surged in morning trade after the messaging platform eased investor concerns with a quarterly report showing strong user growth and robust revenues.In the first half hour of trading, Twitter rallied 20 percent to $46.15, the highest levels since March.The company’s shares were up 27 percent at $48.9...
NEW YORK: US crude stocks fell more than forecast last week, while gasoline and distillate inventories rose less than expected, the Energy Information Administration reported.Crude inventories fell 3.7 million barrels in the last week, compared with analysts’ expectations for a decrease of 1.5 million barrels.Crude stocks a...
MUNICH: Osram AG, the world’s second-biggest lighting company, will cut an additional 7,800 jobs to safeguard earnings amid a faster-than-expected decline in sales of traditional bulbs.The layoffs will help Osram save 260 million euros ($349 million) in annual costs through 2017, the Munich-based company said in a statement...
TOKYO: Toyota has maintained its global sales lead over Volkswagen in the year’s first six months as rising US demand for SUVs paced a first-half record.Deliveries for Toyota, including its Hino Motors Ltd. and Daihatsu Motor Co. units, climbed 3.8 percent to 5.1 million vehicles in the first half, according to a company st...
DETROIT: Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers.The recall covers 883,000 cars from the 2011 through 2014 model years.The Korean automaker says the automatic transmission shift cable can separate from the shift lever. If that happens, the lever may not show the corre...
SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) said its financial first quarter net profit plunged 71.4 percent from the previous year, weighed down by lower passenger and cargo revenue.Net profit in the three months to June came in at Sg$34.8 million ($27.8 million), down from Sg$121.8 million in the same period last year, the nation...
TOKYO: Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) said it had swung back to profitability in the three months to June, largely thanks to an expansion at Tokyo’s second airport and changes to its pension plan.The upbeat results came a day after rival Japan Airlines said its quarterly earnings dived nearly 20 percent owing to higher fu...
PARIS: French oil group Total suffered a profit and production setback in the second quarter, it reported on Wednesday but said it expected output to rebound despite uncertainty over the impact of sanctions on Russia.The key quarterly net profit on a current cost basis, excluding the effects of changes in inventory values,...
PARIS: Airbus Group showed stellar performance in the first half of the year, raising net profits by half with sales of airliners, it reported.The results coupled with a confirmed outlook for performance, pushed Airbus shares up sharply.The group said that net profit jumped by 50 percent from the equivalent figure last year...
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s economy was among the fastest growing in Asia, but it was vulnerable to sudden external shocks due to high levels of foreign commercial borrowings, the IMF said.The International Monetary Fund warned that the Indian Ocean island remained vulnerable despite economic gains after ending decades of ethnic w...

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India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) holds its first strategic dialogue w...
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Jeddah’s Al-Athr Gallery is hosting the abstract and geometry inspired work of 40 local and international artists until Oct. 10.
The gallery opened its door in 2009 and has already displayed the work of some leading artists.
The theme of this exhibition is entitled “The Language of Human Consciousness,” and explores how artists over th...

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WASHINGTON: The US space agency’s Opportunity rover has now clocked more miles on Mars than any man-made vehicle to reach another celestial body, NASA said Monday.
Since arriving on the Red Planet in 2004, the solar-powered robot has journeyed across 40 kilometers of Martian terrain.
That surpasses the previous record held by the Sovie...

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PARIS: French luxury powerhouse Hermes has named Nadege Vanhee-Cybulski as their new womenswear designer.
The low-profile, 36-year-old French designer will replace Christophe Lemaire, whose departure was announced earlier this week and who will take his final bow in October.
Though Vanhee-Cybulski is not a big name, she was previously...

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The Jeddah Municipality, the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) and the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) will organize an entertainment festival for four days during Eid Al-Fitr following the success of the Ramadan festival in old Jeddah, which attracted 800,000 visitors throughout the holy month, said Yasser Madda...

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A prominent professor at King Saud University (KSU) has called for a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes, especially to those under the age of 18.Sultan Ayoub Meo, a professor at the KSU’s College of Medicine, told Arab News on Friday that e-cigarette smoking should be regulated in the same way as traditional cigarettes. “Retail outlets, including pharmacies, must not be allowed to sell it to children and adolescents,” he said.E-cigarettes, which generate a vapor containing nicotine as a tobacco substitute, were initially released as a device to help smokers quit, but Meo fears “the huge rise in users could normalize smoking, and undo decades of anti-smoking education and campaigning.”He...
Do you consider yourself an ethical person? Chances are you answered “yes.” But new research suggests that our ability to act honestly in a given situation depends, in part, on the time of day. A study forthcoming in the journal Psychological Science finds that early-risers, or “larks,” are more likely to act dishonestly in the late evening hours. Night owls, on the other hand, exhibit a tendency toward ethical lapses early in the morning.Most of us are hard-wired to go to sleep and wake up at certain times of day. Some of us go to bed early to wake up early, while others prefer to stay up late and wake up late. Many of us fall somewhere in between. Researchers refer to this preference for...
Louloua Elazzah is an ambitious and enthusiastic Saudi chef who lives between Saudi Arabia, Canada, and Greece with 19 years of experience in the field of culinary arts.Elazzah created a cooking academy called Loulou’s Kitchen that offers special cooking classes as well as basics in kitchen management.The ability to recognize different cultures and traditions of people through cooking is what first attracted Elazzah to cooking. Even though, she has a passion for Asian cuisine, she considers herself as an international cook who gets creative with globally celebrated cuisine.Arab News met with Elazzah to talk about her cooking classes, her passion for food and future plans. You give cooking...

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BYBLOS, Lebanon: Influential British band Massive Attack dedicated their only Middle East gig to the children of Gaza, o...
MOSCOW: Two more craters of unknown origin have been spotted in Russia’s Siberia region, weeks after a similar-looking hole was found in the isolated northernmost area, a local paper reported.The Siberian Times, an English-language newspaper, published pictures of two new giant holes discovered by reindeer herders, one located in the Yamal and the other in the Taymyr peninsula, both above the Arctic circle.The paper said that theories of their origin range from meteorites or stray missiles to aliens or an underground gas explosion. The report could not be confirmed independently.Russian state...
LOS ANGELES: Donna Tarrt’s acclaimed novel “The Goldfinch” could be set for the big screen after Warner Bros. snapped up the film rights to the Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller, it was confirmed Tuesday.A tale of survival, “The Goldfinch” charts a decade in the life of its 13-year old protagonist, whose mother is killed in an act of terrorism at the New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.Paul Mcguire, a spokesman for Warners Bros., said no decision has been made as to who will write the screenplay or produce the film.A release date also has not yet to be determined, he said.Tartt has a cult...

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