The rising number of fatalities from MERS infections in the Kingdom is causing alarm in the public. The Health Ministry reported another fatality in Jeddah Wednesday, bringing the total number of MERS victims across the country to 71 from 205 infections. It said five more people were infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, including two medics, all in Jeddah. It identified the latest victim as a 52-year-old Saudi man. The ministry said 35 percent of MERS patients in the Kingdom have died. There were 37 confirmed cases in Jeddah in less than a month, including 21 medics. Health Minister Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah promised that he would press for special allowance for medics dealing with infectious diseases.The MERS virus was initially concentrated in the Eastern Province but has now spread to other regions with 82 cases in Riyadh, 37 in Jeddah, 25 in Al-Ahsa, 23 in Dammam, 11 in...
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The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has given Saudi and Malaysian businesses a preliminary license...
A 1,000-bed maternity and children’s hospital will be established in Jeddah soon, while the King Faisal Medical Tower in Makkah will be opened ahead of the upcoming Haj season, said Health Minister Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, who highlighted his ministry’s efforts to expand quality health care services.Speaking with reporters following a strategic meeting in Jeddah, he said a new 500-bed hospital would be set up in Makkah an...
A Riyadh court on Wednesday sentenced the organizer of women’s protest campaigns in the Kingdom to six years in prison. The court found the person guilty of taking part in various banned activities including sit-ins, demonstrations and public gatherings. The sentence included a six-year travel ban.In another session, the court sentenced another defendant to three years in jail for insulting the government and trying to in...

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Saudi Arabia called on the international community on Tuesday to take “stern and decisive action” against Syria amid growing criticism over the Syrian regime’s announceme...
A man found guilty of emotional, verbal and physical abuse of any female member of his family will have to pay the victim compensation of between SR5,000 and SR50,000, according to a new law that came into force last month following directives from the Supreme Judicial Council.The perpetrator also faces jail of between one...
The Ministry of Health will seek the assistance of international pharmaceutical companies and research institutions to produce an effective drug to fight against the coronavirus (MERS-CoV), which has affected 194 people in the Kingdom including 69 fatalities.During a meeting with Health Minister Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah in J...
Prince Bandar bin Sultan has been removed from his position as chief of general intelligence upon his request, a Royal Court statement issued by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah said. Gen. Yousuf bin Ali Al-Idrissi, who is deputy intelligence chief, will take over as acting intelligence chief, the statement a...

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The Labor Ministry of the UAE has toughened stance on employers who violate the...

MANILA, Philippines: Philippine officials say a Filipino health worker who teste...

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MIRANSHAH: The Pakistani Taleban Wednesday said they would not extend a cease-fi...

MUMBAI: More than 50 Bollywood filmmakers, actors and writers on Wednesday urged...

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MUMBAI: India's biggest outsourcing firm Tata Consultancy Services reported a 48...

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MONTE CARLO, Monaco: Grand Slam winning trio Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka all looked in sublime form as they progressed to the third round of the Mo...
LOS ANGELES: The Los Angeles Clippers rolled past Denver 117-105 on Tuesday for a club-record 57th win that kept their hopes of claiming the NBA Western Conference second seed alive.Blake Griffin had 24 points — and was assessed his 16th technical foul of the season — in the victory.Chris Paul added 21 points and 10 assists...
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected N. Srinivasan’s plea to reinstate him as India’s cricket chief, saying he had effectively turned a blind eye to allegations of wrongdoing in the Indian Premier League (IPL).Giving reasons for its decision, the court also said Srinivasan — seen as the most powerful man in wo...
KUALA LUMPUR: Top seed Dominika Cibulkova finally got on court Wednesday and registered a crushing 6-1, 6-3 win over Turkey’s Pemra Özgen in another rain-interrupted day at the BMW Malaysian Open.The Slovakian world number 10’s game was delayed due to a late afternoon downpour but she sped through her match in 60 minutes to...

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Saudi Arabia has taken another step to curb domestic violence against women by i...
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Although the two Sharifs — Nawaz and Raheel — seem to have defused what barely a...

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When artist Wael Shawky attended the 10th Sharjah Biennal in 2011 he became aware of something a little unsettling. This was the unintentional disconnect between the words being spoken by the art curators at the press conferences and a large part of the ‘community’ which the organizers declared it was their intention to reach. He not...

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida: Parts of the world saw a rare celestial event on Tuesday when the Earth’s shadow fell across the moon, turning it orange.
The lunar eclipse unfolded over three hours beginning at about 2 a.m. EDT, when the moon began moving into Earth’s shadow. A little more than an hour later, the moon could be seen e...

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In the latest event to rock J-town's fashion scene, 15 fashion designers came together with their collections of trendy skirts, especially designed for the trunk show held at Libra Boutique.
The event gathered 12 Saudi designers along with two Kuwaiti designers who were looking to test the Saudi market with their designs.
“The idea of...

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Saudi Arabia has recovered 9,139 antiquities from United States citizens who used to work for Saudi Aramco.
The pieces were reclaimed in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Saudi embassy in Washington.
Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), announced the re...

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Wearing a face mask can reduce the risk of being infected by the coronavirus by more than 80 percent, Dr. Hana Bakhash, a consultant in infectious diseases and viruses at Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital (DSFH) in Jeddah, told Arab News.“Residents are advised to maintain personal hygiene and wash their hands regularly, as well as avoid large crowds, especially at hospitals, commercial centers, malls and markets,” she said.Pharmacy owners have reported a boom in mask sales, with a 300-percent increase in a single week, indicating fear among locals that has only been exacerbated by rampant rumors on social networking sites.“I hardly used to sell any face masks in the past, but have sold more than...
Ehnaini cakes, burgers made with traditional Bahraini kebabs, and fries made with ancient aromatic spices are only some of the dishes you can enjoy at the Baiz coffee shop and restaurant in Alkhobar. Everything in the restaurant, from its name (Baiz is an old local term meaning a piece of cloth used to clean surfaces) to the dishes on the menu and the antique interior design uniquely blended with modernity, end up giving a feel of the traditions of the Eastern Province. Eman Al-Bagawi is the co-founder of the restaurant together with her cousin Fai Al-Shammari. She is a marketing graduate whose study has helped her market her project, especially through Instagram and Twitter. She then...
The late United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan traveled 7,000 miles to get there for his kidney transplant. For decades the Cleveland Clinic has provided health care to the upper echelons of Middle Eastern society who fly halfway across the world for treatment at the Ohio-based private medical center. Soon, they can skip the trip. Early next year the Cleveland Clinic plans to open an ultra-modern, 364-bed specialty hospital on Al-Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi, one of the most ambitious forays into the oil-rich country by a US health care brand. The expansion comes as the Cleveland Clinic slashes hundreds of millions of dollars off its US operations to prepare for...

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CHARMING: Prince William and his wife Catherine hold cricket bats presented to them in front of the...
SYDNEY: Britain’s Prince William and wife Kate charmed a welcoming crowd at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday as...
MUMBAI: The Indian National Film Awards were announced on Wednesday. ‘Ship Of Theseus’ won the Golden Lotus for Best Feature Film. ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ won Best Popular Film while ‘Shahid’ director Hansal Mehta won the Best Director Award. The Best Actor award is shared between ‘Shahid’ star Rajkummar Rao and Malayalam actor Suraj Venjaramoodu for ‘Perariyathavar.’ Geetanjali Thapa won Best Actress for ‘Liar’s Dice.’ Saurabh Shukla won Best Supporting Actor for ‘Jolly LLB.’ The Best Supporting Actress...
LOS ANGELES: Late “Fast and Furious” star Paul Walker’s brothers will stand in for him to complete the seventh movie in the blockbuster franchise, after the actor’s death, filmmakers said Tuesday. Walker had completed much of his part in filming “Fast and Furious 7” before he died in November aged 40, in a high-speed car crash in California. His brothers Caleb and Cody will replace him to finish shooting for the film, due out next year. Walker played Brian O’Conner, an undercover federal agent. “Our family experienced an unthinkable shock in...

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