Montreux, Switzerland: The US and Iran ignored a passionate plea from the Israeli prime minister to ditch their nuclear negotiations and held a third straight day of talks Wednesday seeking a framework deal in a few weeks.US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif were back at the negotiating table in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux, and met for more than three hours Wednesday as a March 31 deadline for agreement on reining in Iran’s suspect nuclear program looms.“We are working away,” Kerry said as he strolled back to his hotel at the end of the talks.In a dramatic speech to the US Congress on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the US administration to halt the talks which he warned “doesn’t block Iran’s path to the bomb. It paves Iran’s path to the bomb.”He insisted the deal would leave Iran’s nuclear capability large...
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Tuesday awarded diplomat Abdullah Al-Khaledi with t...
A total of 306 recruitment firms and offices have now published their hiring rates on the Labor Mini...
Saudi Arabia and South Korea signed five key accords on Tuesday in Riyadh including a plan to study the feasibility of building nuclear reactors worth SR7.5 billion across the country.Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and South Korean President Park Geun-hye also held wide-ranging talks here on economic and security issues. This is the first visit by a South Korean president since 2012.The two countries, under...
Saudi Arabia has 21 women ranked in the top 100 list of the most powerful Arab women, determined by Arabian Business magazine every year for the past five years.Number one on the list is Sheikha Lubna Al-Qasimi from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for her achievements in government. Lawyer Amal Clooney from Lebanon is in second. Loujain Al-Hathloul from Saudi Arabia is in third place for her achievements on the cultural an...

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The historic pilgrimage route from Iraq to the holy city of Makkah — Darb Zubaida — is the new entry from the Kingdom for UNESCO’s world heritage list.After successful quest last year for historic Jeddah to be listed, the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) began preparations for add...
Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal is expected to return to the Kingdom on Wednesday after undergoing a successful back surgery in the United States.According to a report carried by sabq.org, Prince Saud will meet with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Riyadh and address a joint press conference on Thursday.Prince Sau...
The Kingdom recently confirmed its commitment to promote and protect human rights as per the principles of Shariah law, with a especial emphasis on security, stability, and prosperity. Authorities consider these are essential factors to support sustainable development and ensure human rights are protected through sound laws...
Prince Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed Al-Saud, the president of King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), has called on the private sector to fund scientific research projects which will ultimately benefit the nation.Speaking at a ceremony in Riyadh on Tuesday, he announced the winners of the Almarai Prize for S...
The Office of Call and Guidance in north Riyadh reported on Monday that 618 people from France, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Nepal, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar and Ghana had embraced Islam.Deputy Director Sheikh Abdul Hakim Al-Jasser said that the reversions occurred only in the first quarter of 1436. Thanks to incent...
Saudi journalist Mohammad Al-Thubaiti died on Tuesday at King Fahd Specialist Hospital in Dammam, as investigations were completed into an alleged medical error committed by a health worker at the facility.The medical committee investigating the matter has reportedly completed its investigation and handed the case over to t...
A security expert has emphasized the need for collaboration in order to protect society against cybertattacks during the 6th annual Cyber Defense Summit in Riyadh on Monday.“Cyber security is no longer just an information technology priority. It must be addressed at the broad level,” said Yesser Deputy Director General Ahma...
The National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) said that it has detected a shortage in the number of beds in the Al-Amal Complex for Mental Health.The refusal of some families to come forward and take their family members who have recovered has led to an increasing crisis in the complex due to the overcrowding of the hospital...
The Ministry of Health recorded 2,139 domestic violence and abuse cases at its facilities in 2014, with married women, children and the elderly being the main victims.The ministry’s department of domestic violence and mental health stated that the Eastern Province recorded 466 cases, about 21.8 percent of the total. Jeddah...
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A Saudi rapist was beheaded in Bisha in Asir on Tuesday, according to the Interior Ministry.Muhammad Al-Bishi was charged with raping a minor girl at gun point. This is besides his attempts to break into houses and attempt to rape several women, as well as attempting to kidnap children and women after threatening to kill th...
The Health Ministry found 302 violations and closed 32 health facilities during the last month, according to a senior official.Dr. Ali Az-Zawawi, undersecretary to private sector facilities at the MoH, said on Monday, authorities also took action against 63 medical and paramedical staff for violating the Kingdom’s health re...
Saudi Arabia and Turkey are embarking on a “new era” in their relations after talks between the nations’ leaders on Sunday, which included Yemen, Syria and Iran’s nuclear program, a senior diplomat said on Monday.Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan led the talks, accompan...

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SANAA: Yemen’s president on Tuesday offered the Saudi capital Riyadh as a possib...

DOHA: A fatwa from a Qatari-owned online portal has been widely circulated by Eg...

LONDON: The London graduate believed to be Islamic State executioner “Jihadi Joh...

Kirkuk, Iraq: Iraqi forces closed in on Tikrit Tuesday, their progress slowed by...

Tripoli: Warplanes of the internationally recognized Libyan air force struck Tri...

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NEW DELHI: India has banned the broadcasting of a controversial documentary in w...

WASHINGTON: Hillary Rodham Clinton used a private e-mail account for her officia...

MOSCOW: Edward Snowden, the fugitive whistleblower who has been given refuge in...

OSLO: The committee that picks the Nobel Peace Prize demoted its chairman on Tue...

ISLAMABAD: India’s foreign secretary said during a rare visit to Pakistan that t...

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PERTH: Australia hit the highest World Cup score in tournament history when they...

NEW DELHI: India’s team management has denied reports that Virat Kohli used offe...

NAPIER, New Zealand: Swashbuckling Pakistani allrounder Shahid Afridi joined the...

NAPIER, New Zealand: Pakistan continued their revival in the World Cup with a pr...

BEIJING: Yang Xu scored but then saw red for a Diego Maradona-style handball as...

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BARCELONA: Lightning-quick downloads, driverless cars and remote surgery: telecom firms are racing to develop a new generation of “5G” mobile networks that could start to...
GENEVA: Top automakers are vowing not to give up on weak-selling electric vehicles — even as they unveil an array of powerful luxury cars with conventional engines aimed at a growing global automarket.BMW AG CEO Norbert Reithofer said that at the Geneva International Motor Show that his company cannot do without battery-pow...
More than SR2 trillion have been invested in 6,871 industries across the Kingdom, said Commerce and Industry Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah on Tuesday, adding that the industrial sector employs 935,000 people, mostly expats.Addressing the industrial opportunities forum in Riyadh, he emphasized Saudi Arabia’s determination to inc...
The sixth Business and Management Forum has begun with the support of Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Naif. The three-day event will continue till March 5 at Sofitel Hotel in Alkhobar.Abdullah bin Jalawi Al-Shaddadi, head of the forum, said that the sixth forum is titled "Leadership and its development in a changing e...
The Tadawul All-Share Index (TASI) rose 1.1 percent on Tuesday as investors' attention shifted back from the property sector to banks and petrochemicals which had traded nearly flat in the previous few sessions.Oil prices are also providing support to heavily weighted petrochemical stocks. Tadawul’s petrochemical industries...
BARCELONA: BlackBerry will launch four new smartphones this year and a new package of cross-platform applications as it continues its “philosophical” shift to making software.The struggling company unveiled its BlackBerry Leap phone at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona on Tuesday. The “low-to-mid” market...
TOKYO: Sharp shares have dropped after a report said the struggling Japanese electronics firm will ask its key lenders for aid, as it eyes the closure of money-losing units.The Tokyo-listed stock plunged nearly 10 percent in opening trade, but later narrowed its losses to finish 3.54 percent lower at 245.0 yen.Investors wer...
SAN FRANCISCO/BEIJING: Two years after US legislators branded it a national security threat, China's Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is planning a campaign to win over US consumers, rolling out new mobile phones and wearable devices backed by a marketing effort.China's second-largest smartphone maker, already with more than $4...
BARCELONA: BlackBerry will launch four new smartphones this year and a new package of cross-platform applications as it continues its "philosophical" shift to making software.The struggling company unveiled its BlackBerry Leap phone at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona on Tuesday. The "low-to-mid" market...
Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s budget for 2015-2016 on Saturday had a great disappointment for the large community of overseas Indians as much as for the country’s stock exchanges.All that the government seemed to say was that the non-resident Indians (NRIs) could participate in the nation building activities throug...
A positive end to the week saw sterling further its gains against both the euro and US dollar, as a member of the US Federal Reserve’s monetary policy committee spoke out about the dangers of a premature increase in US interest rate.The week ahead could be an important one for sterling, with a host of data released from the...
SAN FRANCISCO: Hewlett-Packard is buying wireless networking company Aruba Networks for about $2.7 billion, in what amounts to HP's first major acquisition since its disastrous purchase of a British software company in 2011.Aruba, based in Sunnyvale, California, makes Wi-Fi networking systems for shopping malls, corporate c...
More than half of respondents who responded to a recent survey in Saudi Arabia believe that their financial position will improve in the next six months, A majority (65 percent) of the respondents are also expecting the cost of living to increase, according to the poll.The Middle East and North Africa Consumer Confidence In...

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Dareen M. Edress is the marketing manager of “Ba9ma Banat,” an innovative institution that revives the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) among young girls through different programs and interesting products such as calendars, diaries and books comprising the sayings of the Prophet (pbuh).
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PASADENA, California: A NASA spacecraft is about to reach the end of a nearly eight-year journey and make the first rendezvous with a dwarf planet.
The Dawn craft will slip into orbit Friday around Ceres, a dwarf planet the size of Texas. Unlike robotic landings or other orbit captures, the arrival won’t be a nail-biter. Still, Dawn had to...

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The world of style is considered a non-stop line of work where every day starts with thinking really big to create something magical. It never stays the same because that would be rendered as fusty. And one vital part of it all looks into women’s obsession with their shoes which are witnessing a revolution in ways never heard or seen before. I’m...

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If you are interested in majestic landforms, scenic drives, pleasant weather, a place where ancient meets contemporary, and a small town vibe, then the city of Sedona is the place for you. Upon entering the city limits, its charm and striking backdrop will pull you instantly. A magnificent destination for international travelers and a quick reju...

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When I first heard that Em Sherif has franchised to Dubai, I couldn’t stop myself from booking a table there. The Lebanese restaurant will also open its doors in Jeddah soon. Located in the outdoor area of the Address Downtown hotel in Dubai and overviewing the Dubai Mall’s famous dancing fountain, the restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating for 300 diners at once. The outdoor seating area comprises white steel chairs and marble tables with romantic candlelight set up. Shisha is also served here. The inside decor features a Mediterranean touch, with silver blue walls, beautiful coral chandeliers and black wooden tables with velvet armchairs and black wooden chairs with blue...
Last week, I wrote about ways to protect children and adults from everyday toxic bombardments. I also started with what Christopher Gavigan, author of Healthy Child, Healthy World and CEO and Executive Director of the non-profit www.healthychild.org, recommends of healthy practices to parents in order to reduce toxins in their children’s lives. In the previous article, I stopped at chemicals in processed, fried, and fast foods, soda and sweetened beverages, and additives (colorings, preservatives) in foods and medicines, which have become part of our children’s daily consumption. Today I will continue with Gavigan’s recommendations:• Overcleaning and sterilizing children’s environments...
About 90 percent of camels in the Gulf region are carriers of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), which requires the urgent need for a vaccine, according to a leading Health Ministry official.In addition, the virus can be transmitted over a 1-meter distance, Abdullah Asiri, undersecretary for preventative health at the ministry, was quoted as saying in a local publication on Tuesday.Asiri said that 50 percent of camels in Al-Ahsa region carry the virus. A person who comes into contact with infected camels can transmit the virus to family members without showing symptoms of the disease, he said.He said mass extermination of these camels was not an acceptable solution...

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LONDON: India's IT hub Bangalore and Pakistan's financial capital Karachi have emerged as the world's cheapest cities to...
Kuwaiti perfumer Mohammed Ne’emah built a business based on his passion. He started small and now is the face of Ne’emah. His journey as a perfumer started when he was a teenager, his love for perfumes came from his parents who own a huge collection of scents. “I believe I am blessed with a unique gift, a great sense of smell,” he said. “I love adventure and innovation and it is from my travels worldwide that I pick up different memories to create beautiful fragrances,” he added. We spoke to the famous perfume guru who enlightened us about himself, his life and his passion. What first got you...
MUMBAI: After delivering a critically acclaimed performance in ‘Baby’, anticipation is already building for actor Akshay Kumar’s much awaited edge-of-the-seat thriller ‘Airlift’.Known for getting into the skin of a character, Akshay has been busy taking diction classes to learn Arabic, so that he can meticulously perfect the dialect and other nuances in order to play the role of Indian-Arab billionaire ‘Ranjit Katiyal’, who plans an ambitious evacuation mission to rescue 170,000 Indians in Kuwait during the Iraq invasion.Akshay plays the role of a UAE resident; the actor will also be required...

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