Battling the bulge: KSA has 3.5m obese children

Kids of the Kingdom, get ready to kick off the flab, and hit the gym.

Kiswa embroidery a Makkah factory secret

MAKKAH: More than 200 men have been laboring in a factory for eight months to produce the gold-embroidered, black-dyed Kiswa, a silk cover for the Kaaba.

Brunei Sultan leads Asia summit fashion parade

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei: Asia-Pacific leaders have staged their second summit fashion parade in just days following the recent revival of the tradition on the international diplomatic scene.

Philippines ranks restaurants for taxes, not food

MANILA: Next time you eat out in the Philippines, you might want to check the government’s restaurant guide.

Nyad nearing end of NYC swim, raises $72K

NEW YORK: Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is entering the final hours of her marathon Manhattan swim to benefit victims of Superstorm Sandy.

Aircraft noise linked to higher risk of heart disease and stroke

LONDON: Exposure to high levels of aircraft noise near busy international airports has been linked to a higher risk of heart disease and strokes in two separate studies from Britain and the United

Passenger lands light aircraft after pilot falls ill

LONDON: A passenger with no flying experience made an emergency landing in a light aircraft in Britain after the pilot became ill, officials said Wednesday.

Scientists who took chemistry into cyberspace win Nobel Prize

STOCKHOLM: Three US scientists won the Nobel chemistry prize on Wednesday for pioneering work on computer programs that simulate complex chemical processes and have revolutionized research in areas fr

Haj: A manifestation of human unity

JEDDAH: The annual Haj pilgrimage to Makkah is one of the important pillars of Islam.

Higgs particle scientists win physics Nobel Prize

STOCKHOLM: Francois Englert of Belgium and Peter Higgs of Britain won the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for their theory on how the most basic building blocks of the universe acquire mass, ev

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