Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Yemen's President Abdel Rabbo Mansour Hadi held talks at Sharm el-Sheikh's airport ahead of an Arab summit there, state television reported.
Hezbollah, the Lebanese-based Shiite militia, is operating in Yemen on the side of the Houthis with...
The main aim of the military operations in Yemen currently is to cut off the major supply routes of...
Riyadh, March 28, 2015 : Saudi warships evacuated dozens of foreign diplomats from Yemen’s main southern city Aden hours before the kingdom launched an air war on advancing Shiite rebels, state media announced on Saturday.The official SPA news agency said that 86 people had been pulled out on Wednesday.It was only announced after their arrival at a Saudi naval base in Jeddah on Saturday aboard two vessels.“Saudi naval fo...
SHARM EL-SHEIKH: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Al-Arabiya television on Friday he would discuss the crisis in Yemen with Arab leaders attending a March 28-29 summit in Egypt.“I will discuss the Yemen crisis with Arab leaders in Sharm El-Sheikh including (Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques) King Salman,” he said through an Arabic translator. Yemen’s President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi also arrived in Egypt on Friday f...

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The goals of Phase I of the operations were achieved through air supremacy, said Brig. Gen. Ahmad Assiri, consultant at the minister of defense’s office.He said state-of-the-art air warplanes and logistics were used to destroy air defenses of the Houthi militia and to attack their airbases, devastat...
Head of the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais has lauded the stand taken by the Kingdom and other nations against the Houthis in Yemen.“Yemen has been ravaged by the Houthi militias supported by foreign agencies striving to undermine the security of the Muslim world...” In a statement on Frida...
Minister of Education Azzam Al-Dakhil has issued new directives for schools to follow when accepting pupils from outside the Kingdom, including having them write examinations to gain admittance.Abdulkarim Al-Jarbou’, director general of examinations and admissions at the ministry, said the results of these students must be...
Due to the ongoing “Operation Decisive Storm,” the Health Ministry has unveiled a comprehensive emergency health plan in the southern part of the Kingdom near the Yemen border.The new plan was initiated following a proposal made by Health Minister Ahmed Al-Khateeb , who is currently visiting the Asir, Jazan, Najran, Wadi Da...
The General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) has announced that most flights to and from airports in the south of the country resumed Friday, after a one-day suspension because of the Kingdom’s military operations in Yemen.Domestic and international flights have resumed gradually in all airports including those in Jazan,...
National Guard Minister Prince Miteb bin Abdullah met with top commanders at the ministry’s headquarters on Friday to review the preparations of units to support the armed forces and defend the country. The prince also chaired a meeting at his office attended by Deputy Minister of the National Guard Abdul Muhsin Al-Tuwaijir...
A Yemeni organization has declared its support for the Decisive Storm military action against Houthi militias, according to SPA.Al-Hirak Al-Tihami Al-Silmi, which has its headquarters in the Hadida province, said in a statement on Thursday evening that the action was launched because neighboring Arab “brothers” were worried...
Imams at mosques in Riyadh on Friday welcomed the Saudi-led coalition campaign in Yemen, saying the Houthi rebels had undermined the country’s legitimate government and were killing innocent people.“All Yemeni people denounce and reject these minority rebels, but it seems they want to impose themselves by force with the sup...
There has been widespread support for the military action in Yemen from leaders and citizens in the Kingdom.Najran Gov. Prince Jalawi bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed praised the “wise and firm decision” taken by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to help the Yemeni people. During a meeting on Thursday evening with dire...
Jordan has backed the military action in Yemen and condemned the Houthis for failing to seek dialogue and a peaceful resolution of the country’s problems.“Jordan’s security is the security of Saudi Arabia,” Jamal Shamayleh, the Jordanian ambassador in the Kingdom, was quoted as saying on Friday.“Jordan’s participation in th...
In several areas of the Jubail Industrial City, the hygiene department at the Royal Commission for Jubail (RCJ) has installed smart waste containers which send electronic signals when they are full and need servicing.The use of this technology came within RCJ’s keenness to use the latest technologies which provide greater e...
The number of engineers accredited by the Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE) reached 191,735 by the end of last year, of whom 6.77 percent were Saudis, a senior official of the SCE said.SCE’s Media and PR Director Nasser Abdullatif said the SCE is currently verifying the sources of their engineering qualifications to ensure t...
The first integrated tourist center in Jeddah was recently inaugurated under the patronage of Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed by the director general of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities in Makkah, Abdullah Al-Omari.During the opening event, thousands of visitors were present, along with businessmen, bus...

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NEW YORK: France plans to begin talks at the United Nations on a new Security Co...

Sudan’s President Omar Bashir said Saudi Arabia took the right decision to strik...

WASHINGTON: Authorities arrested both an Illinois Army National Guardsman who tr...

WASHINGTON: The United States has dropped tens of thousands of graphic leaflets...

SHARM EL-SHEIKH: Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi arrived in Egypt on Fr...

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DHAKA: At least 10 people were killed and dozens more were injured in a stampede...

VIENNA: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) urged India on Friday to f...

MONTABAUR, Germany: Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden e...

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MIAMI: World No.2 Maria Sharapova crashed out of the Miami Open hardcourt tennis...

NEW DELHI: India’s sports fraternity had nothing but praise for the efforts of M...

SYDNEY: There’s been no place like home for Australia and New Zealand on their r...

MELBOURNE: New Zealand seamer Tim Southee believes the Black Caps have the exper...

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NEW YORK: Oil fell on Friday as fears about the disruption of Middle East crude shipments from Yemen's conflict eased, and focus turned to the likelihood of an Iranian nu...
The dairy industry sector in the Kingdom is in need of additional investments estimated at SR15 billion to shore up production either by expansion of the existing projects or construction of new ones by 2020, according to a new study.The projected investments are aimed to bridge the gap between the current production levels...
HONG KONG: Cnooc Ltd., China’s biggest offshore explorer, reported a 6.6 percent increase in full-year profit Friday, beating the plunge in crude prices that has hit explorers across the world.Net income rose to 60.2 billion yuan ($9.7 billion), or 1.35 yuan a share, from 56.5 billion yuan, or 1.26 yuan, a year earlier, acc...
LONDON: Gold fell on Friday, snapping a seven-day rally as the dollar steadied and investors remained cautious ahead of comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, but the metal still looked set to post its second straight weekly gain.Yellen's speech was scheduled at 1945 GMT and traders will be listening for clues on...
BAGHDAD: Iraq's Oil Minister Adel Abdel Mehdi predicted world oil prices could reach $70 a barrel by the end of 2015 and played down the impact of the emerging conflict in Yemen on prices.A global slump in oil prices has slashed government revenue in Iraq, prompting the OPEC producer to renegotiate contracts with oil majors...
WATERLOO, Ontario: BlackBerry posted a surprise profit in the fourth quarter, but saw a sharp drop-off in revenue.The Waterloo, Ontario, company earned $28 million, or 5 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to 4 cents per share.Wall Street expected a loss of 3 cents per share, according to a sur...
NEW YORK: A better design, a sharper camera and easier-to-use software make the new Galaxy S6 phones the best Samsung has yet to offer.Although Samsung has been praised for its improved hardware, much of what I like is in the software — specifically, what's not in it. After a few years of making phones difficult to use with...
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company, and chairman of Alwaleed bin Talal Foundations, received at Kingdom Resort, Jimmy Carter, former US president and Rosalynn Carter. Carter’s visit was part of an official trip to Saudi Arabia. To mark the occasion, the prince hosted a dinner in honor of his gues...
WASHINGTON: US Resistance to a Chinese-led Asian regional bank has left it isolated among its Asian and European allies and given some heft to China’s frequent complaints that Washington wants to contain its rise as a world power.South Korea, one of America’s closest friends in Asia, has announced that it will join the Asia...
BRUSSELS: Europe’s reliance on imports of natural gas is likely to rise from half to three quarters over the next two decades and Russia will continue to supply around 30 percent of EU needs, BP’s chief economist said.The figures are troubling for European Union policymakers striving to reduce dependency on Russia, which is...
KUWAIT CITY: Stock markets in the Gulf states suffered early losses Thursday on fears over Saudi Arabia’s air strikes on Shiite rebels in Yemen but regained ground at the close.The Saudi Tadawul All-Shares Index, the largest in the region, closed the day up 0.4 percent on 8,903.49 points, after diving at the start of tradin...
NEW YORK: Oil prices rallied for a second straight day on Thursday after Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies began air strikes in Yemen.The military operation against Houthi terrorists has not yet affected oil facilities of major Gulf producers. But fears the conflict could spread has stoked concerns about the security of...
KUWAIT CITY: The oil price surge after Saudi jets bombed Yemeni rebels will be “short-lived” as the market is well-supplied and a full-blown conflict with Iran is unlikely, analysts said.Oil prices jumped more than five percent in Asia after Saudi and Gulf airstrikes hit targets of Houthi terrorists triggering fears of a ma...

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DUBAI: The Middle East’s first three-dimensional pavement art festival, starring works by international artists that appear to rise from the ground, kicked off this week in Dubai, its organizers said.
The Dubai Canvas Festival features 3-D artworks in chalk or paint, many of them depicting eye-catching images of the Emirati city.
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Social media has lit up with messages of support and congratulations for the Saudi government in the wake of the military action in Yemen.
One tweet by Al-Hilal first team football captain Yasser Al-Qahtani was retweeted over 10,000 times. Al-Qahtani called on citizens to reject rumors and support the country’s armed forces. He also warned...

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Caroline Seikaly is an American-Lebanese designer with French roots. She grew up in the United States and studied fashion design at the Rhode Island School of Design and while she was there, she also had the opportunity to collaborate with Isaac Mizrahi in New York.
After graduation, Seikaly moved to Paris to gain experience in Haute Coutu...

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The first integrated tourist center in Jeddah was recently inaugurated under the patronage of Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed by the director general of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities in Makkah, Abdullah Al-Omari.
During the opening event, thousands of visitors were present, along with businessmen, businesswomen, nota...

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Only half a century ago, very few people knew what a coconut was, let alone knowing the taste of its fresh water or its white fruit, the fatty meaty pulp. Very few homes had coconut trees in Jeddah. Only the owners of the trees knew the value of this giving tree and its fruit. However, coconut oil was always found at the attar (local herb and spice store, once considered a pharmacist or healer). Women applied the oil to their hair before washing it to give it shine, moisture, and smoothness. It also nourished the scalp and made hair less rough and more manageable. I remember as a child, being subjected to this weekly ritual before swimming on Fridays to protect the hair strands from the sun...
Mobile clinics of the Tobacco Control Program (TCP) at the Ministry of Health have played a key role in helping some 2,296 male and female smokers to give up smoking.Some 9,710 smokers visited mobile clinics, of which 8,575, or 88.3 percent, were female smokers, and the remaining 11.7 percent, or 1,135 were male smokers, said Dr. Ali Al-Wadie, the TCP general supervisor.On the reasons behind smoking, 68 percent claim peer pressure, 37 percent was attributed to imitation, while tension was the third major reason for smoking at 11 percent.On the reasons that motivated smokers to quit smoking, health concerns topped other reasons at 59 percent, followed by religious factors (14 percent) and...
When Umm Ahmad sought a spice dealer’s help, she was looking for a recipe for losing weight. Instead, the 35-year-old housewife has suffered kidney failure as a result of a mix sold to her by an expatriate who was allegedly an “experienced” herbalist.Cancer, kidney failure and hepatitis can be worsened by herbal mixtures that people believe are cures. Doctors and experts warn people about taking herbal treatments too seriously as if they were scientific medications. They said some items sold by herbalists pose a serious danger since some of the different herbs become toxic when mixed.Jawaher Ali says many herbalists play the role of pharmacists, charging large amounts of money for their...

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BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan: An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts blasted off early Saturday to begin a year away f...
NEW YORK: Bill and Hillary Clinton are going back to the White House this spring — onstage, that is.“Clinton the Musical,” the brainchild of two Australian brothers, makes its off-Broadway debut in April with a hysterical premise and a gentle look back at the ‘90s.The play celebrates the first baby-boomer president — the one who preferred briefs to boxers, played a sax on national TV, presided over an economic boom and got himself impeached.“The thing that endeared Bill Clinton and continues to endear him to the American public is that he was a very identifiable human being,” said Paul Hodge...
MUMBAI: Pakistani actor Ali Zafar won the hearts of the Indian public with his versatile fashion sense. The actor won "The Most Stylish Import" award at the recently held Hindustan Times Style Awards.Ali’s chic, sophisticated and ultra-modern fashion sense has been witnessed at numerous occasions, be it promotional events, award ceremonies or media appearances.“This Pakistani singer and Bollywood actor’s good looks paired with his smart and quirky sense of style make him a favorite among the ladies. “Ali Zafar enjoys reinventing his style quotient whenever he can, and his red carpet...

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