JEDDAH: Emirati and Bahraini soldiers who were “martyred” in Yemen will be treated as Saudis “materially and morally,” said Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, SPA reported on Tuesday.He vowed that the blood of “our martyrs will not go in vain,” and added that “the (Saudi-led) coalition will continue its operations with determination to defeat the (Houthi) rebels and their supporters who tampered with the future of the brotherly people of Yemen and who tried to destabilize the region.”The Iran-backed militia and their allies in the army fired a Soviet-era ballistic missile at an army base in the central province of Maarib on Friday, killing at least 60 Gulf Arab soldiers on Friday.The alliance has deployed 10,000 troops to Yemen, Qatari news channel Al Jazeera said.Yemen’s neighbors ramped up airstrikes on Sanaa on Tuesday and hope to launch a decisive assault soon on the city.“The...
JEDDAH: A massive sandstorm that enveloped much of the Middle East on Tuesday sent Jeddah into total...
JEDDAH: The Ministry of Agriculture has announced that 3.3 percent, or 7,700 out of the 233,000 came...
BUDAPEST, Hungary: A Hungarian camerawoman for an ultranationalist online TV channel has been fired after reporters filmed her kicking and tripping migrants as they fled from police.Tuesday’s footage went viral internationally within hours on social media. The N1TV channel’s editor, Szabolcs Kisberk, said in a statement that employment of the camerawoman, widely identified as Petra Laszlo, had been “terminated with immedi...
RIYADH: Members of the Shoura Council have slammed the Labor Ministry for what they see as its inability to protect the rights of citizens recruiting foreigners.At the Shoura’s first session after a three-month summer recess, several members said the Interior Ministry should be tasked with hiring processes because it was more competent, a local publication reported on Tuesday.They said the recruitment problem only surface...

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JEDDAH: The Chinese construction company responsible for the Mashaer Railway at the holy sites has completed the project after six years.China Railway Construction Corporation Limited (CRCC) signed off on the project this week and handed it over to the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, accord...
JEDDAH: In what is seen as major leap forward in infrastructural development, Transport Minister Abdullah Al-Muqbil has signed 15 new agreements for various ministry projects worth SR1.326 billion with a number of local companies for implementation, maintenance, buildings and consultancy in various regions of the Kingdom.Th...
JEDDAH: The Interior Ministry has announced that it would detain expatriates only for major offenses, with fines for those with petty violations.Suleiman Al-Yahya, director of the Passport Department, said that there are procedures in place to ensure expats are fined immediately for minor infractions, a local publication re...
JEDDAH: The recently introduced fast-track recruitment system is a reward for private firms that fulfill the Saudization quota, an official of the Ministry of Labor said here recently.The system allows firms to utilize the new system where the visa issuance and hiring of workers can be done online, Abdullah Al-Alyan, direct...
RIYADH: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has praised Saudi Arabia for providing extensive aid to the Syrian people, including at the Zaatari Refugee camp in Jordan and food through the World Food Program and the United Nations Children’s Fund.This was contained in a letter of thanks written by Hovik...
JEDDAH: The National Water Company (NWC) is continuing its work on the water storage projects in Makkah. The capacity of the initial part of the project’s first phase will be 560,000 cubic meters and worth SR 170 million. This phase is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2016. The project comprises four iron t...
RIYADH: There has been a flurry of activity on Twitter about an Egyptian expatriate allegedly trying to present himself as a qualified civil engineer, after apparently previously being found to have bogus qualifications. However, the man at the center of the storm has denied that he has been involved in any fraud. He claime...
JEDDAH: A number of US companies have signed agreements with Saudi companies for projects related to solar energy, health care, housing and employment.According to sources quoted by Asharq Al-Awsat, a sister publication of Arab News, American companies are also negotiating with a number of real estate development companies...
DAMMAM: The Passports Department in the Kingdom has launched a new security system to document the fingerprints of all male, female and adolescent pilgrims arriving at the land, air and sea ports in Saudi Arabia. The new system uses international finger print technology to ensure their departure after the pilgrimage season....
RIYADH: Pursuant to a royal decree, the Ministry of Interior is working on the necessary documents to deport the Bangladeshi domestic aide who was arrested in Jeddah on a Dhaka murder charge, according to information received here from reliable sources.Arab News learned that the royal decree to deport the suspect, Kamrul Is...

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LONDON: Pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli demonstrators clashed outside British Pr...

NICOSIA: Human Rights Watch said Wednesday a controversial Sudanese counter-insu...

LONDON: Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has warned that Daesh was using rape as...

CAIRO: Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahri dismissed the Daesh movement and its lea...

KERBALA: An Iraqi family caught up in the boat accident that claimed the life of...

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STRASBOURG, France: EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled major plans...

LONDON: Britain celebrated Queen Elizabeth II becoming the country’s longest-rei...

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria: Nigeria’s army said on Wednesday it had released 128 detaine...

NEW DELHI: More than 1,000 Muslim clerics in India have ratified a religious rul...

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s veteran former leader Mahathir Mohamad returned from an...

SPORTS »

NEW YORK: For stretches of the 27th edition of Williams vs. Williams, Venus gave...

GENEVA: FIFA presidential contender Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein has launched his s...

ARLINGTON, Texas: Lionel Messi saved Argentina’s blushes with a late equalizer a...

KUALA LUMPUR: Asian soccer officials have condemned the crowd disturbances that...

BURGOS, Spain: Dutchman Tom Dumoulin moved into pole position to claim his first...

ECONOMY »

NEW YORK: US antitrust regulators said they approved General Electric’s purchase of Alstom’s energy assets after the US giant agreed to divest some of the French company’...
COPENHAGEN: In a trip that never missed excitement and wonder, Arab News visited Novo Nordisk, a health care global leader in fighting diabetes, in Denmark.At a huge press meeting organized by Novo, journalists and media representatives from over 40 countries met with Lars Sorensen, CEO Novo Nordisk, and Mike Doustar, execu...
SAN FRANCISCO: Apple Inc. announced a bigger iPad with a new keyboard and stylus aimed at business customers.CEO Tim Cook promised a day of “monster” news, but shares of the company remained nearly flat as executives showed off the iPad, which will be priced starting at $799.Cook began by talking up the Apple Watch, saying...
FRANKFURT: Lufthansa has won a temporary injunction against a pilots’ strike, but the German airline said 1,000 scheduled flights would nevertheless remain canceled and 140,000 passengers grounded.The appeals court in Frankfurt ordered pilots to halt their two-day industrial action, ruling that the stoppage, the 13th in 18...
NEW YORK: Brent crude futures jumped 4 percent on Tuesday as strong stock markets helped the global oil benchmark recover substantially from a 6 percent tumble in the previous session.US crude prices were weaker reopening from Monday’s US markets closure for the Labor Day holiday.Stocks on Wall Street on Tuesday headed for...
DUBAI: Egypt's stock market fell sharply on Tuesday after the country's agriculture minister was arrested on suspicion of corruption, while Gulf bourses rose, supported by firmer oil prices and positive news.The Cairo index dropped 3.4 percent to 6,924 points in a broad sell-off on strong volume.Agriculture Minister Salah E...
SAN FRANCISCO: Hey, Siri, what does Apple have in store for us this week?Along with new iPhones, the iconic tech company is expected to show off a new Apple TV system and a bigger role in the home for Siri, its voice-activated digital assistant.After a series of high-profile Apple launches over the past year — super-sized i...
LONDON: Luxury British carmaker Rolls-Royce Motors launched a new convertible model, aiming to increase its appeal to women and younger drivers amid declining sales in China.BMW-owned Rolls-Royce has, like most carmakers, been hit by a slowdown in the world’s largest car market, with global sales volumes down 10 percent in...
SHANGHAI: China’s imports tumbled in August, raising concerns about the health of the world’s second-largest economy and its contribution to global growth.The data will add to the pressure on Beijing policymakers trying to ensure China’s economy avoids a hard landing, though authorities will take some comfort that their eff...
JEDDAH: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for July showing robust demand growth compared to July 2014 for both domestic and international traffic.Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 8.2 percent, which was an improvement on the June year-over-year inc...
 
 
 

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The painful loss of 45 Emirati, 10 Saudi and five Bahraini soldiers in Yemen las...
More than four years after the breakout of the Syrian crisis, which has caused t...
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Arabic calligraphy has seen its share of evolution since the birth of Islam and the beautifying of the Holy Qur’an’s verses were a form of dedication and worship. The art of “khatt” or calligraphy is a special form of art that requires a steady hand, a commitment to follow the basics laws and understand that there is enough room for imagination...

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SAN FRANCISCO: With its highly profitable iPhone due for an upgrade, Apple is expected to unveil a pair of new handsets at an event in San Francisco, analysts say, in addition to showing off a larger iPad and an updated Apple TV.
When Apple executives take the stage at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, investors will be scrutinizing their p...

FASHION »

Fashion has become an intrinsically hot talking point for people in the Middle East thanks to their desire to look better. And Dubai is at the forefront of this evolving phenomenon as more and more candidates here seem to be coming forward to become a fashion designer. Believe it or not, the dresses they are designing speak volumes about their e...

TRAVEL »

Remarkably friendly locals, mouth-watering fresh seafood and epic coastline views: these are just some of the things that Canada’s eastern coast is best known for. Along your way through what’s known as the ‘Maritime provinces’ you’ll see everything from rugged cliffs to dense green forests, endless farming fields and pristine beachfronts. Maybe...

FOOD & HEALTH »

Snoring keeps some of us up all night. This night ritual plays out in some bedrooms every night and can cause much embarrassment and concern. According to the American National Sleep Foundation, snoring affects 90 million adults, 37 million of them on a regular basis. While men are twice as likely as women to snore among younger folk, that gap closes after menopause and women snore in equal numbers.The American National Sleep Foundation conducted a poll in 2005 and found that sleep problems (most commonly snoring) not only have an impact on how well you sleep but can negatively affect relationships between room mates. The snoring situation is very bad, in fact, that more and more newly...
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you know it and your children must start their day with a hearty breakfast that will keep them energized and happy for the rest of their school day. Children’s breakfast must be packed with fiber, protein and slow-burning carbohydrates. We spoke to Samia Abdulkareem, a mother of two lovely children, who shares fun ideas and recipes on her Facebook page for mothers who need unique and attractive ideas to encourage children to start their day with not just a full tummy but also with a smile on their face. Below are some brilliant recipes for kid-friendly breakfasts that take 20 minutes or less:Egg muffin pizza:Your children will love these mini...
RIYADH: Recent advances in treating breast cancer among women will be discussed at the 36th scientific meeting of officials of the King Abdulaziz City For Science and Technology (KACST) and King Faisal Specialized Hospital (KFSH) here on Wednesday.The meeting will be held under the patronage of Princess Haifa bint Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, chairman of the Zahra Breast Cancer Society in Riyadh. Dr. Mohamed Al-Khiyami, KACST general supervisor for research and grants, said the meeting would focus on breast cancer among women in the Kingdom, and it will be held at the King Salman bin Abdulaziz Hall at the KFSH. The meeting , he said, will discuss the nature of this disease, symptoms, and...

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The glamor and allure of ballroom dance has finally made its way to Dubai! Run by World Ballroom Dance Champions along w...
KARACHI: Ayesha Omar — who made her silver screen debut with ‘Karachi Se Lahore’ said in a recent interview with Gulf Times that she is a huge fan of Bollywood but doesn’t feel it is the right time to join the industry. “Frankly, I’d be very honored and humbled, but I want to work in Pakistan because my country needs us right now.”“The Indian industry is very lucrative and it’s easy to go there. I want to stay back for a few years and work here. I might, however, do a really good project if it comes my way — only if I don’t have to compromise on my values and feel there is substance in it,”...
MANILA: If you are holidaying on a Mediterranean cruise ship, or dining with the president of the United States, the chances are a Filipino will be cooking your meal.Since the 1970s, the Philippines has been known for its mass export of workers, particularly poorly paid maids and construction workers who choose an uncertain life abroad above deep poverty at home.But in recent years there has been a trend toward higher-skilled and better-paying jobs, and cooking schools in the Philippines are now churning out tens of thousands of chefs a year for kitchens around the world.“I’ve always been...

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