It is not an everyday event when leaders of such importance as Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman visit Washington. The significance and outcome of this historic visit is different from most others as it is built upon a historic alliance between the two countries. They have established a strategic long-term political relationship and share permanent economic interests.Thus the Saudi-American meeting has deep implications for a decades-old relationship. The meeting will be open and frank and so it should be; there is no possibility of the two countries damaging their relations since they have survived differences in the past and the links have emerged stronger than before.Nonetheless, if we are truthful, we must admit that the two countries have different positions and opinions about the region’s priorities. Riyadh will put all its cards on the table so that Washington is aware...
BEIJING: President Xi Jinping announced on Thursday he would cut troop levels by 300,000 as China he...
RIYADH: Key regional issues with serious global implications is expected to top the agenda of the wi...
BUDAPEST, Hungary: Hungary’s leader railed Thursday at Germany and EU leaders for lacking urgency in dealing with Europe’s migrant crisis as chaos reigned back home, where migrants by the thousands surged into Budapest’s main train station after police ended their two-day blockade of its entrance.In a swirl of confusion, excited migrants piled into a newly arrived train at Keleti in the Hungarian capital despite announcem...
SANAA, Yemen: Yemeni officials say the death toll from a Daesh-claimed bombing attack at a mosque in the capital has risen to 28.The Health Ministry in Sanaa, controlled by Shiite rebels who seized the capital nearly a year ago, provided the updated toll in a statement Thursday. It says dozens more were injured in Wednesday’s bombing.Yemen has been mired in violence for months, as an array of forces has tried to push the...

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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...
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...
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...
Eighty-six-year-old American twins who met King Abdul Aziz in 1947 and King Abdullah in 2008 are now set to meet Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman in Washington on Saturday during his official visit.North County twins Jackie Voskamp and Joyce Kriesmer will be special guests at a gala dinner being held in honor o...
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...

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SANAA, Yemen: Yemeni officials say the death toll from a Daesh-claimed bombing a...

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...

WORLD »

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s latest feud is with US basketball legend Kareem Abdul...

BUDAPEST, Hungary: Hungary’s leader railed Thursday at Germany and EU leaders fo...

SRINAGAR, India: Four suspected rebels and a soldier were killed early Thursday...

KUALA LUMPUR: An overloaded wooden boat believed to be carrying dozens of Indone...

MANILA: Children in the Philippines suffer from “sub-Saharan levels” of malnutri...

SPORTS »

BAKU: A lackluster performance saw Group H leaders Croatia held to a 0-0 stalema...

NEW YORK: The Serena Williams show continued at the US Open as the world number...

SINGAPORE: South Korea smashed eight past lowly Laos and Asian champions Austral...

LLEIDA, Spain: Dutch rider Danny van Poppel won stage 12 of Spain’s Vuelta on Th...

LONDON: Manchester United will welcome David de Gea back into the fold even if,...

ECONOMY »

PARIS: World finance ministers and central bankers gather in Turkey on Friday and Saturday to grapple with the fallout of slowing growth in China, tanking emerging econom...
PARIS: World finance ministers and central bankers gather in Turkey on Friday and Saturday to grapple with the fallout of slowing growth in China, tanking emerging economies and panicked global stock markets.Signs that China’s economy — the world’s second-largest — is slowing more than expected have panicked stock markets,...
FRANKFURT: The European Central Bank cut its inflation and growth forecasts for the euro zone and its president said things could get worse.The bank pledged to beef up or prolong its bond-buying program if the picture indeed darkened further, although no one on bank’s Governing Council had argued for it now.The ECB, which l...
LONDON: EasyJet raised its full-year profit outlook after record demand for beach holidays and city breaks showed the British low-cost airline was more than meeting a challenge from reinvigorated rival Ryanair.The airline said it was optimistic about its performance, forecasting full-year profit growth of up to 21 percent f...
DUBAI: Emirates celebrated the company record arrival of four new aircraft in one day, affirming its commitment to flying a modern, efficient and comfortable fleet. The bumper delivery included two Boeing 777-300ERs, one Boeing 777 Freighter and one A380 aircraft.Emirates is already the world’s largest operator of the Boein...
JEDDAH: Gulf stock markets consolidated after oil prices and global equities steadied, while Egypt jumped on strong economic data and corporate news.Oil moved little and Brent crude held above $50 a barrel, stronger than it was when most Gulf stock markets closed on Wednesday. Meanwhile, European stock indexes rose and emer...
LONDON: Oil prices rose on Thursday as an equity market rally offset a surprise increase in US oil inventory levels and a firm dollar.Rangebound crude got a boost after the European Central Bank pledged to keep monetary policy loose and said it was ready to take further policy action if needed.A respite from bearish economi...
JEDDAH: Saudi Basic Industries Corp. 2010.SE said it had cut its domestic retail price for rebar steel by SR200 per ton, effective from the start of this month.A company statement quoted Abdulaziz Sulaiman Al-Humaid, SABIC’s executive vice president for its metals strategic business unit, as saying the reduction would contr...
JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s nonoil private sector continued on its strong growth path in August, with business conditions improving at the sharpest pace since March. Output, new orders and employment all rose more quickly, as did purchasing activity. As a result, the sector gathered further momentum, having expanded at the weake...
ABU DHABI: Bechtel has announced an agreement with the Abu Dhabi Department of Municipal Affairs to launch an innovative training program involving engineers in Abu Dhabi.Over the next 10 years, up to 100 trainees from Abu Dhabi will be deployed at Bechtel projects for deployments of at least 12 months, with the aim of enha...
 
 

OPINION »

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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ART & CULTURE »

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...

OFFBEAT »

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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