Cut back on Salt, Experts Advise

  • We eat many things everyday without knowing their effects on our health. Salt is a very important ingredient in our daily food intake, whether it is in the form of fruit salt, vegetable salt, or the salt we consume in cooked food. It might come as a surprise to some people, that it’s not the salt...
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Najran rich with heritage sites

  • JEDDAH: Najran Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah yesterday emphasized the need to conduct more studies on antiquities and heritage sites in the region.“The Saudi leadership gives utmost importance to culture and heritage,” the governor said.Speaking to a Saudi-French scientific team that visited...
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Pilgrims visit historical sites

  • MADINAH: A number of Haj pilgrims from Sudan, Turkey and Yemen apart from participants of a recent Haj Seminar organized by the Ministry of Haj visited historical and archaeological sites in Madinah before they return home in a few days. The visits were organized by the Permanent Committee for...
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Let’s go and watch turtles nesting!

  • From June to October, the beaches around Ras Al-Had in Oman attract an increasing number of tourists. These aren’t here to enjoy the sun, sea and sand, but to watch green turtles lumbering up the shore to lay their eggs at night....
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Kababish: Experiencing the India, Pakistan bond

  • Kababish is where most desis, a collective term for people of the Indian subcontinent, in Jeddah frequent for daily and festive shopping. It is also the place they head to when they get nostalgic about back home. The market place, situated in Jeddah’s Aziziyah district, is teeming with goods from...
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Attack on Malala: A turning point for Pakistan

  • IN the lives of individuals as well as nations sometimes seemingly small, inconsequential incidents can set off profound, watershed changes. Has that turning point arrived for Pakistan? As a well wisher of the country and as someone who has with the rest of the Muslim world watched with grave...
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Tracing Islamic heritage in Tbilisi

  • Perched on both sides of the Kura River is Tbilisi, the Georgian capital. Today, the country is predominantly Christian. Once upon a time, as the center of the Emirate of Tbilisi, Muslims ruled here. Though Georgia first came under Muslim rule in 645, during the reign of Caliph Omar Ibn Al...
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Dining under a wandering star

  • Jeddah’s Qasr Al-Sharq currently has the pleasure to host a wandering star in the cooking world: Michelin-starred Chef de Cuisine, Domenico Acampora is in the hotel’s Italian Aromi Restaurant to present his exquisite dishes to Jeddawis, expats, and tourists alike, while his own restaurant in...
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Contrasting Muscat

  • Squeezing itself between the mountains and the ocean, Muscat offers some picturesque vistas of urban scenes with rugged mountains in the backdrop. The contrast is eye catching and pretty awesome if you are into photography.But that line of contrast goes way beyond panoramic views of the city;...
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Al-Faisal University students show what Alzheimer’s feels like

  • RIYADH: Students at Al-Faisal University in Riyadh commemorated World Alzheimer’s Day at the main hall of the campus on Wednesday.The event, entitled “To remember them,” aimed to educate about Alzheimer’s disease through on-site physicians and dieticians from King Faisal Specialist Hospital,...
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