The Interior Ministry issued on Thursday a strong warning to anyoneparticipating in demonstrations or sending messages in favor of a campaign for women to be allowed to drive in the Kingdom.“In continuation of an announcement made on Oct 23 last year withregard to some provocative calls to organize banned meetings anddemonstrations in favour of women's driving on social networks and ina section of media, the ministry states that it has noticed someattempts being made to repeat the call for the violation of theaccepted values of the Kingdom that prohibit women's driving. TheInterior Ministry affirms it will take firm stepsagainst any one who contributes in any method or engage in anyactivity that would lead to provide an opportunity to those who arelying in wait to tear up the social cohesion, spread disunity anddivision of the community,” spokesman of the Interior Ministry saidin a sta...
Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, on Wednesday praised the armed forces f...
The Kingdom remains the leading donor of humanitarian aid to the United Nations, a leading official...
WASHINGTON: The US Treasury Department says Islamic State militants are earning about $1 million a month just from black market oil sales.The official who leads the department’s effort to undermine the group’s financial strength says IS also has taken in at least $20 million in ransom payments this year from kidnappings.David Cohen, the Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, says the group takes...
OTTAWA, Ontario: The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa’s war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.In a brief and tear-filled telephone interview with The Associated Press Thursday, Susan Bibeau said she did not know what to say to those hurt in the attack.“Can you ever explain something like this?” she said. “We are...

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Over 100,000 illegal foreign workers have been arrested in the Eastern Province over the last 12 months, police announced Tuesday.A total of 101,302 people were arrested during the period across the Eastern Province, said Col. Ziyad Al-Ruqaiti, spokesman for Eastern Province police. He added that th...
Member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have condemned the continued attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque and worshippers by the Israeli occupation forces and settlers, SPA said.Addressing a UN Security Council meeting, Saudi envoy at the UN Abdullah Yahya Al-Malami, speaking on behalf of the OIC, said these ac...
A Syrian female academic, who joined the Islamic State (IS) terror group after quitting her job at Dammam University, has been disowned by her family. According to recent reports in local media, Eiman Al-Bogha’s sister, Hanan, posted a tweet rejecting her support of the IS.“Eiman’s position doesn’t represent the family’s vi...
The Ministry of Health is currently considering vaccinating camels to counter the spread of the deadly MERS virus as it claimed another life on Wednesday.Abdullah Asiri, assistant deputy minister for preventive health, said recently that this measure is being considered because it has now been established beyond doubt that...
Eighteen million licensed vehicles are likely to be on Saudi roads by the end of this year, from 17 million last year, according to a study published by Al-Eqtisadiah daily. The number of licensed cars rose by 7 percent from 2011 to 2012, to 15.9 million vehicles, it said. This was a rise of 975,000 cars from the 14.9 milli...
Opposition politician Kassab Al-Otaibi conveyed his thanks and appreciation to Minister of Interior Prince Mohammad bin Naif for sending a medical plane to take his father from Al-Jouf to Riyadh hospitals, and paying the expenses of all his escorts, and offering condolences on his death. Prince Mohammad got to know of the d...
Social activist and director of the Made by Hand Foundation, Moodhi Al-Da’rami, has been successfully running a project that has supported more than 33 families in the province of Bisha. She said, demand has increased tremendously across the Kingdom for many of the traditional products produced by the productive families of...
Several Haj pilgrims who have just concluded their lifetime spiritual experience appeared sad while leaving the holy land and many of them being quite old as also financially crunched lament the fact they won’t be able to make it again.Imran Akbar for instance is returning to Pakistan and is very sad that his time in Makkah...
In a nationwide awareness program to reduce the incidence of breast cancer, the Ministry of Health launched a program entitled “Tell me your health” in Riyadh.The countrywide campaign was flagged off by Deputy Health Minister Dr. Mansour Al-Hawasi on behalf of Acting Health Minister Adel Fakeih at the Hayatt Mall here. “Th...
Returning Haj pilgrims are busy shopping for their favorite dates: Ajwa dates — a well-known, well-loved and delicious gift from the Kingdom. The stores in downtown Jeddah, Makkah and Madinah are busy selling all kinds of dates, with many pilgrims stopping by to see what all the fuss is about.The prices of dates –specifical...
A special court on Wednesday sentenced 14 people to jail terms of between six months and 23 years. The sentences were second of a series over a plot to attack US forces in Qatar.The 14 were convicted of "joining a terrorist cell that aimed to launch a terrorist attack against US forces in Qatar," the Saudi Press Agency said...
The Ministry of Higher Education is planning to adopt a new system to help universities meet international standards.Deputy Minister of Higher Education Ahmed Al-Saif said at a seminar that the ministry is seeking the adoption of the program to raise the quality of education and outcomes of university programs, and to make...
Anees Ahmed Sindi has been appointed deputy commander of the Ministry of Health’s Command and Control Center (CCC), according to an MoH announcement.Acting Minister of Health and Commander of the CCC Adel Fakeih has made the appointment.“Sendi, a respectable physician and researcher, has made significant contributions to th...

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ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday criticized as “wrong...

CAIRO: A bomb exploded outside Egypt’s largest and most prominent university in...

BAGHDAD: Classes started a month behind schedule Wednesday in many areas of Iraq...

JERUSALEM: Attackers on Egypt’s Sinai peninsula opened fire on Israeli soldiers...

SANAA: Al-Qaeda militants and Shiite rebels have fought a bloody battle in centr...

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WASHINGTON: A TV news cameraman treated for Ebola was ready to go home Wednesday...

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JP Gilas Striker notched a Team of the Week and men’s Bowler of the Week double...

BOSTON: Rookie Marcus Smart scored 16 points and Jared Sullinger had 15 with 17...

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JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s imports jumped an annual 19.6 percent in August, ending nine consecutive months of declines, while growth in nonoil exports accelerated to 22.2 per...
RIYADH: Major Saudi Arabian construction firm Abdullah Abdul Mohsin Al-Khodari and Sons says it may double its capital spending in coming years to cope with the work it hopes to do on the country’s big infrastructure projects.Saudi Arabia’s SR855 billion state budget plan for 2014 slowed total spending growth to the lowest...
DUBAI: Saudi Arabia supplied less crude oil to the market in September than a month earlier, an industry source said on Thursday, at a time when some OPEC members are calling on the Kingdom to cut back output to lift prices.Brent rose above $85 a barrel on the news, though it was still trading not far from its lowest in fou...
The SABB/HSBC Emerging Markets Index (EMI), a monthly indicator derived from the PMI surveys, edged up from 52.4 in August to an 18-month high of 52.5 in September. On a quarterly basis, the EMI averaged 52.2 in Q3, the best since the first quarter of 2013. Latest data signaled that services activity rose at a stronger rate...
SHANGHAI: US aircraft maker Boeing has set up a facility with a Chinese firm to transform waste cooking oil — the source of repeated food safety scandals — into jet fuel, it said.Boeing and the Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) have set up a plant in the eastern city of Hangzhou to convert “gutter oil,” a Chinese t...
NEW YORK: One of the first Apple computers ever built sold in New York on Wednesday for $905,000, leading Bonhams auction house to declare it the world’s most expensive computer relic.The Apple-1 computer, built by hand in 1976 by Steve Wozniak in Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ garage or his sister’s bedroom, fetched nearly t...
NEW YORK: US industrial giant Caterpillar has reported sharply improved earnings for the third quarter, citing restructuring and cost controls that helped it weather slower global economic growth.Caterpillar, maker of a wide range of heavy construction, machinery and mining equipment, raised its 2014 profit outlook and said...
DUBAI/MILAN: Having shuttled millions of travelers through their plush home bases, rival Gulf airlines are now battling over an Italian market which they see as ripe for expansion and key to driving traffic on to long-haul routes.The tussle will add to the pressure on established European carriers who are already losing out...
ALKHOBAR: Saudi Arabia-based power and water project developer ACWA Power is seeking to secure or arranging finance for $15 billion worth of projects, nearly half of which are in renewable energy, its CEO said.The company, which plans to list its shares on the Saudi stock market, has projects operating or under construction...
FRANKFURT: Daimler AG lifted sales and profits at its core Mercedes-Benz luxury car division in the third quarter, showing how the group is narrowing the gap with rivals Audi and BMW.The results are a sign that the Stuttgart-based company’s efforts to regain the top spot in luxury cars are beginning to have an impact but an...
SEOUL: Hyundai Motor Co. said its profit sank nearly 30 percent for the July-September quarter, hurt by a stronger South Korean currency and weak sales growth in its home market.South Korea’s largest carmaker said its third quarter net income of 1.6 trillion won ($1.5 billion) was down 28 percent from 2.3 trillion won a yea...
NEW YORK: General Motors reported lower third-quarter earnings as weakness in South America and Europe more than offset an improved performance in North America.Earnings at GM, the biggest US automaker, fell 14.3 percent from the year-ago period to $1.47 billion.Operating earnings rose 12.1 percent in North America to $2.45...
NEW YORK: Brazilian bidders upped their offer for banana giant Chiquita Brands ahead of a Chiquita shareholder vote on whether it should instead merge with European rival Fyffes.Juice exporter Cutrale Group and investment bank Safra Group raised their previous cash offer for Chiquita by 50 cents to $14.50 a share, valuing t...

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The recent killing of young Saudi student Abdullah Alkadi is a grim reminder tha...
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip: Last year’s feel-good winner of the TV singing contest Arab Idol said Wednesday he wants to give back to Gaza, where he grew up, by setting up an arts center nurturing young musicians, writers and actors.
The center would be funded by Palestinian Americans who have pledged support, Mohammed Assaf, 24, said in an inter...

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The government has announced that it would soon make it mandatory for buildings to have thermal insulation in 24 major cities to save on rising energy costs.
Municipal and Rural Affairs Minister Prince Mansour bin Miteb made the announcement on Tuesday at the opening of the Saudi Energy Efficiency Forum and Exhibition 2014, being held at th...

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It’s that time of the year again when women from around the world gather in Paris for the much awaited Paris Fashion Week.
The event never fails to amaze and reinvent fashion as it comprises the creme de la creme fashion houses and iconic designers.
Summer may have come to an end as Autumn leaves started to dot the streets of the chic...

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The hot days of summer are over and fall is here, it’s a wonderful season to escape for a while and experience any location in the world. The busy tourist-filled streets have since returned to their home countries and show ways for those searching for some serenity away from all things touristy. One of those likely places would have to be Tokyo,...

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An alarming 150 to 200 percent increase in cancer rates is expected by 2030 within the GCC states. This is the highest expected increase in the world, according to medical expert, Dr. Ibtihal Fadil.Dr. Fadil, a consultant for the chronic diseases department at the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Countries Bureau in Cairo, made this prediction at the International Medical Conference on the Burden of Cancer in the Gulf Region organized by the GCC ministers for health, and in collaboration with the Gulf Center for Cancer at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Riyadh. The conference was opened on Tuesday by Deputy Health Minister Dr. Mansoor Al-Hawasi. The event drew a large...
The meat company, MeatCo. is a high end, fine dining South African cuisine that serves great gourmet burgers and steaks. The restaurant looks over the calm and tranquil waterways of Souk Madinat Jumeirah. The experience begins as soon as you enter the restaurant. The reception desk is located right opposite the entrance where you will be greeted and taken to your table. A couple of steps lead you to a restaurant designed in an urban style with dark walls, dim lights and hardwood floors. Deep comfy brown leather chairs around square or round wooden tables make for the perfect homely experience. An open kitchen lets you see your food being prepared in full view.The outdoor terrace lined with...
More than 39 percent of Saudi women over fifty suffer from osteoporosis compared to 37.8 percent men of the same age group, local media said quoting an expert of spine surgery.Dr. Walid Awwad, Consultant of Spine Surgery at King Khalid University Hospital, said the majority of those prone to osteoporosis were not subjected to proper tests, nor treated with the best heath care.In a related development, the Health Directorate in Riyadh Region and the Osteoporosis Program at the Ministry of Health has jointly organized an awareness forum on osteoporosis to discuss ways women can protect themselves from the debilitating disease and how to deal with it.Organizers of the forum, held in Wadi...

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RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories: When Palestinian Osama Silwadi was crippled by gunfire it ended his career as a war c...
Like brands need to change direction as they mature, the pretty ladies of Bollywood are well aware of their shelf life in the film industry. And, like brands need to plan for their shelf life, they too strategize and switch lanes. When they are still doing well in Bollywood, they turn to new business ventures as well — for a secure future. Small wonder, that actresses have started looking at other lucrative avenues while there’s still time.Anushka Sharma turns producer in her next film ‘NH10’ which features Neil Bhoopalam and her in the lead role. The first stills of NH 10 were doing rounds...
LOS ANGELES: Singer Taylor Swift says provision of constant security is important to her because she has faced harassment by men in past. Swift, 24, said men tried to kidnap, kill and marry her and such incidents have made her extra cautious about the issue of security, reported Us magazine."I fought the idea of having security for a very long time, because I really value normalcy. I really do. I like to be able to take a drive by myself. Haven't done that in six years. "They have to be in a car behind me. Because just the sheer number of men we have in a file who have showed up at my house,...

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