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'Apple-shaped' body could raise risk of diabetes

  • MIAMI, USA: People who are genetically predisposed to storing belly fat, or having an apple-shaped body type, could face a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, researchers said Tuesday.The study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests a person’s genetic...

'Freedom day' goes against science of COVID-19

  • After 16 very long months of repeated lockdowns and restrictions, there is nothing all of us would like to see more than the coronavirus pandemic being confined to history. Who in their right mind would object to resuming our lives as they were before we were so harshly introduced to this letha...

'Permacrisis' chosen as dictionary word of the year

  • LONDON: Beating off competition from the likes of “Kyiv,” “sportswashing” and “partygate,” the term “permacrisis” was named Tuesday as Britain’s word of the year in recognition of a dismal 2022. The annual list compiled by Collins Dictionary defined the word as “an extended period of instabili...

10,000-fan cap for Tokyo Olympics: organisers

  • TOKYO: The Tokyo Olympics will allow some local fans to attend when the games open in just over a month, organizing committee officials and the IOC said on Monday. Organizers set a limit of 50% of capacity up to a maximum of 10,000 fans for all Olympic venues. The decision was announced after...

13 cases of Omicron variant in Dutch testing of travelers

  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands: The Dutch public health authority confirmed Sunday that 13 people who arrived in the Netherlands on flights from South Africa on Friday have so far tested positive for the new Omicron coronavirus variant. The 61 people who tested positive for the virus on Friday after a...

2013 Cadillac ATS hits Saudi road in style

  • The Cadillac adventure, snappily entitled “Crossing Horizons” began on Nov. 26 at the famed Nurburgring circuit in Germany where the team of six took two 2013 Cadillac ATS sedans and plans to drive through 12 countries in a 10,591 km journey to the to the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu...

2013 Toyota Auris Touring Sports: Equipped with segment’s most powerful powertrain

  • COMBINING stylish design with segment-best loadspace and functionality, the new Toyota Auris Touring Sports is the segment’s first wagon bodystyle available with a full hybrid powertrain in addition to a range of petrol and diesel alternatives....

2014 Ford Fusion mid-size sedan, Ford Ranger and F-150 pick-up trucks show off technologies

  • Over 350 Ford sales consultants, fleet customers and media experienced the Ford brand culture in depth last week, as Ford Middle East and Al Jazirah Vehicles Agencies Co. engaged all participants in the Ford brand DNA and pillars as manifested in its latest technologies and products at the Dirab...

2020 Volkswagen Passat arrives in the Middle East

  • Volkswagen Middle East is welcoming the new 2020 Passat to the region with three offerings of different variants and prices to suit a wide range of customers.  Over eight years ago, Volkswagen completely overhauled the midsize sedan to include more interior space and modern comforts, com...

2021 Hajj pilgrimage plans to be announced shortly

  • JEDDAH: Announcements about this year’s Hajj could be made in the coming days as the Kingdom completes its assessments of the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, said the acting Saudi minister of media, Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi. At a press conference held in Riyadh on Sunday, Al-Qasabi sai...