RIYADH: Key regional issues with serious global implications is expected to top the agenda of the wide-ranging talks between Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and United States President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday.The focus of the summit-level talks will be on Iran’s nuclear deal, international involvement in Syria, Yemen, terrorism and bilateral cooperation, officials and analysts have indicated. It will be King Salman’s first visit to the United States since ascending the throne in January this year.“President Obama and King Salman will discuss a range of issues and focus on ways to further strengthen the bilateral relationship, including counter-terrorism efforts,” said White House spokesman Josh Earnest. “The two leaders are likely to discuss Yemen, Syria and steps to counter Iran’s destabilizing activities in the region,” said Fahad Nazer, a political analyst....
In conjunction with the official visit of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to the Unite...
Eighty-six-year-old American twins who met King Abdul Aziz in 1947 and King Abdullah in 2008 are now...
JEDDAH: Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has slammed the Iranian-produced film entitled ‘Mohammed Messenger of God,’ saying that Islam does not allow the Prophet, peace be upon him, to be depicted in this manner. He said the film depicts the Prophet in an “untrue light” and undermines the important role he plays in Islam. “This is a mockery of the Prophet and a degradation of his status,” he said.Nearly 140 cinema...
JEDDAH: The Ministry of Labor plans to make several changes to the country’s laws by Oct. 18, which include tougher penalties for violators.Fines would range between SR1,000 and SR10,000, and include temporary or permanent closure of firms failing to comply, said Abdullah Abu Thunain, deputy minister of labor for inspections and workplace development, a local publication reported.Speaking at a workshop organized by the Ea...

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RIYADH: Women in Saudi Arabia have been allocated a package of services to ensure their development and employment, Labor Minister Mufrej Al-Haqabani said Tuesday.The minister was speaking at the first panel discussion at the second National Business Women Forum opened by Commerce and Industry Minis...
The Date and Palm Festival, organized by the Royal Commission for Jubail (RCJ) at the Al-Fanateer waterfront in Jubail Industrial City, has received more than 90,000 visitors since its launch last Thursday.In addition, on Sunday the event received more than 115 visitors from the Malaysian community in the Jubail Industrial...
RIYADH: Around 69 percent of the nurses deployed this year for Haj are Saudis, who are dedicated to serve the guests of Allah, a senior official from the Ministry of Health (MoH) said here on Wednesday.Assistant Undersecretary for Medical Services Assistance and Chairperson of the Committee of medical services to help Hajis...
The Kingdom has shared very friendly relations with the United States since the beginning of bilateral ties in the 1930s when full diplomatic relations were established. Despite all the ups and downs in recent years on certain policies, especially on regional issues, the all-weather ties between the two countries have matur...
AL-NAIRIYA: Women in Al-Nairiya governorate have called on the government to only allow gender-based voting because they believe this would allow women to get places on the new municipal councils.Nouf Al-Otaibi, a businesswoman in the area, said men can get more votes than women. She said men should vote for men and women f...
JEDDAH: Over two million animals would be available for slaughter this Haj season, according to the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI).Suleiman Al-Jabri, chairman of the JCCI’s livestock traders committee, said that more than 1 million sheep, goats and cows would be provided to markets in Makkah and the Islamic...
DAMMAM: Dr. Abdul Qayyum Mohammed Saleh of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplant (SCOT) revealed that the number of patients suffering from kidney failure in the Kingdom reached 23,000, including patients who receive dialysis at government hospitals.He said during the opening of the fifth medical conference on kidney patien...
The Ministry of Social Affairs, represented by its branch in Al-Baha, returned four children who were subjected to physical abuse, to their father after he made the necessary pledges.An investigation remains underway to find the truth in this case amid accusations from their divorced mother that the father caused this abuse...
RAS TANURA: Young Saudis in the Ras Tanura refinery, one of the largest oil refineries in the world, are stepping up their efforts to develop Saudi oil refining industry. This is being done through one of the largest quality assurance and quality control laboratories. Established in the 1940s to fulfil Ras Tanura refinery’s...
JEDDAH: The first phase of the Ministry of Education’s national campaign, in cooperation with the Ebsar Foundation’s “Eye Spy” program to detect visual problems of kindergarten and elementary students has ended, and the second phase of the campaign will be launched in October in 360 schools.Mohammad Tawfik Bellow, secretary...

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RIYADH: The Saudi-led coalition targeted Al-Dailami air base and destroyed its a...

PARIS: Kidnapped, beaten, sold and raped: Daesh is running an international mark...

BAGHDAD/ANKARA: Gunmen in military uniform seized 18 Turkish workers from a spor...

TEHRAN: Women drivers in Iran’s capital could have their cars impounded by polic...

MANAMA: Bahrain has postponed by one month a controversial plan to remove govern...

WORLD »

ATHENS: Thousands of refugees and migrants arrived in Athens on Wednesday, pilin...

THE HAGUE: Harrowing pictures of bodies littering a banana plantation Wednesday...

PARIS: A fire in an apartment building in northern Paris early Wednesday that ki...

NAIROBI: At least 50 African Union soldiers are believed to have been killed and...

BALI, Indonesia: A former Austin, Texas, police officer sought in the murder of...

SPORTS »

JEDDAH: Ace Travel lifted the Premier League Cup for the third year in a row whe...

NEW YORK: Roger Federer glided into the second round on a hot, steamy day at Flu...

MADRID: Astana rider Fabio Aru emerged as the new leader after a punishing 11th...

LOS ANGELES: Andre Berto will go into his welterweight title fight against Floyd...

TAIPEI: Call it the calm before the storm.Gilas Pilipinas manhandled Japan late...

ECONOMY »

LONDON: OPEC oil output fell in August from the highest monthly level in recent history, a Reuters survey found on Wednesday, as disruptions to flows on Iraq's northern p...
LONDON: OPEC oil output fell in August from the highest monthly level in recent history, a Reuters survey found on Wednesday, as disruptions to flows on Iraq's northern pipeline halted supply growth from the group's second-largest producer.Largely stable output from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf members of the Organization of...
BERLIN: The German government plans to close a legal loophole to prevent utility companies from evading a 40 billion-euro ($45 billion) payment to fund the country's nuclear exit, a copy of the draft law seen by Reuters shows.The move deals a major blow to the country's biggest utility E.ON, which has announced plans to spi...
RIYADH: Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), met with Robert Fico, prime minister of Slovakia in Bratislava. The meeting was attended by Hassna Alturki, executive manager for international relations to the chairman; Hani Agha, head of travel and external affairs department; Fahad bin Nafil,...
DUBAI: Middle East stock markets fell on Wednesday after oil prices plunged again, although steadier global equities and some positive corporate news softened the blow.Oil futures, which have been the main influence on equities in the oil-exporting Gulf during the last few weeks of market turmoil, tumbled 8 percent on Tuesd...
HONG KONG/SHANGHAI: China has announced tougher rules on trading stock index futures and foreign exchange derivatives as it seeks to steady jittery markets whose weakness has raised concern over the health of the world's second-largest economy.Facing slowing economic growth and sharp currency and share losses, Beijing has p...
LONDON: Crude oil prices have been on a rollercoaster over the last four trading sessions that has seen some of the highest volatility in a quarter of a century.The market is providing a brutal reminder of the extreme side of commodity pricing, leaving many analysts and traders struggling to identify a safe strategy.Front-m...
CARACAS: Venezuela and China have signed a deal for a $5 billion loan designed to increase the OPEC country's oil production, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said.Maduro, speaking from China in a program broadcast on Venezuelan state television late on Tuesday, said the loan was destined "to increase oil production in a...
SYDNEY: Australia's economy expanded at its slowest quarterly pace in more than two years, data showed Wednesday, with exports dragged down by weakening growth in key trading partner China.Resources-driven economies such as Australia, Brazil and Canada have been hurt by softening Chinese demand for commodities, which has tr...
ANN ARBOR, Michigan: India’s largest SUV maker is ready to make its debut on US roads. But it’s starting with two wheels, not four.Mahindra hopes to win over city and campus dwellers with a $2,999, Vespa-like electric scooter called the GenZe, which goes on sale this fall in California, Oregon and Michigan. Sales could soon...
 
 

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For the past couple of months, many regional and global analysts had been lookin...
This week Jeddah’s Effat Univer-sity hosted a discussion panel with the European...
He who buys and keeps the dinar issued by Daesh can keep it as a souvenir becaus...
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will do well to take note of what American h...
A few years ago, Melinda and I visited with a group of rice farmers in Bihar, In...

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Arabic calligraphy has seen its share of evolution since the birth of Islam and the beautifying of the Holy Qur’an’s verses were a form of dedication and worship. The art of “khatt” or calligraphy is a special form of art that requires a steady hand, a commitment to follow the basics laws and understand that there is enough room for imagination...

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY »

BERLIN: Malicious software targeting smartphones with the Android operating system is becoming more common, with some handsets already infected when they’re bought.
A report by German security firm G DATA found that the samples containing such malware had increased by 25 percent in the second quarter compared with the first three months of...

FASHION »

Saudi women spend a huge amount of money on creams, scrubs, concealers, and a drawer-full of other cosmetics that claim to keep their skin spotless, smooth and youthful.
Dermatologists claim these products women depend on to keep their skin looking its best could be damaging to your facial pores. “Always make sure to use high quality and m...

TRAVEL »

Picture yourself lying on a pristine, white-sand beach along the outskirts of a laid-back, cosmopolitan and welcoming city, soaking up the late afternoon sun. You’re wondering which seaside cafe you should stop in to grab your fresh-pressed juice on the way back to your room-with-a-view, where you’ll have a little snooze to cap off a perfect aft...

FOOD & HEALTH »

DAMMAM: Dr. Abdul Qayyum Mohammed Saleh of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplant (SCOT) revealed that the number of patients suffering from kidney failure in the Kingdom reached 23,000, including patients who receive dialysis at government hospitals.He said during the opening of the fifth medical conference on kidney patients 2015 in Al-Ahsa that the number of people currently receiving treatment at government hospitals reached 15,000, and the number is expected to climb to 19,000 by the year 2020 at a rise of 7 percent.He added that the Kingdom has 187 centers for dialysis spread across various parts of the Kingdom. He further revealed that the opening of a comprehensive center costs...
Summer is a season when your feet is always on display. It is hard to keep them looking their best when the weather is hot. Exposing the feet to the sun and walking on hot sand could leave them rough and dry. Beautician Elma Brooks says women should pay close attention to their feet for them to look picture perfect and feel as soft as a baby’s foot the whole summer season. Exfoliate, exfoliate and exfoliate:Rubbing the dead skin off will instantly make the skin smoother. “The surfaced dead skin will pile up and harden and will hurt when walking. Exfoliating will activate the moisturizer and will make it easier to absorb. Rather than loading cream on dead skin, just smoothen a fresh new...
A yummy and healthy treat is possible with simple items like oats, cheese, vegetables and eggs available in your kitchen. There is no need to go to top supermarkets to buy imported items to put heavenly food on the dining table. In today’s world where diabetes, obesity and blood pressure is affecting the health of most people, our food plays a vital role in either exposing us to health risks or keeping us safe from them. Are you a figure conscious food connoisseur with fine taste buds? OK, let’s be healthy and enjoy the recipes below. The most delicious thing about them is they don’t consume much of your time.Diet baked Palak Paneer (spinach with cottage cheese)Ideal for diabeticsServes...

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PARIS: Wang and Xiao gaze into each other’s eyes by Paris’s Notre Dame cathedral, posing hand in hand in sparkling white...
VENICE: The Venice film festival kicked off on Wednesday with a world premiere for “Everest,” a $65-million 3D drama based on a real-life disaster on the Himalayan peak.Director Baltasar Kormakur’s two-hour film recounts the events of May 10-11, 1996, when eight climbers died near the summit after being caught in ferocious blizzard conditions.In particular it focuses on the internal dynamics and characters of two groups led by New Zealander Rob Hall, played by Australian actor Jason Clarke, and American Scott Fischer, played in surfer-dude style by Jake Gyllenhaal.Portrayed as equally...
MADRID: International critics have voted “Mad Max: Fury Road” as their best film of the year, their main federation said Tuesday. The action movie shot by Australian director George Miller will be awarded the Grand Prix of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) at the San Sebastian film festival in Spain on September 18.“You could have knocked me over with a feather! It’s lovely to have this great cohort of critics acknowledge our collective labors in this way,” Miller said in the statement.

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Indian SM Hyderabadi parents looking for an educated and beautiful bride from a respectable family f...
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I, Abdul Jaleel Anjukandan, Indian national, hereby announce that my Passport No. J6451933 issued at...
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