Friday, 25 April 2014  -  25 Jumada Al-Akhir 1435 H

What every woman should know about male menopause

It is important for every woman to read this article about a sensitive topic: male menopause. I am not a doctor; however, I have read up on the topic before writing this piece.

Does a Saudi woman’s hijab have to be black?

Saudi women can change the color of their hijab and wear a blue, green or white one, or whichever color they feel suits their mood and the hot climate in the Kingdom.

Saudi immigration officers should greet visitors with a smile

The Ministry of Interior has recently required passport officers at the Kingdom’s international airports to wear a thobe (white robe), shemagh (headgear) and iqal (black rope-like cord) instead of the official passport department uniform.

Anti-Islam film - first its distributor and now his son embraces Islam

ARNOUD VAN DOORN has become a familiar name in the Muslim world. A Dutch politician, and once a harsh critic of Islam and a former member of the anti-Islamic Party for Freedom, Arnoud in 2008 was a distributor of the film, Fitna, which offended Muslims worldwide because it depicts false, defaming images of Muslims and their Prophet (peace be upon him).

Good fortune helps Egypt recover its stolen heritage

WHEN French Egyptologist Olivier Perdu saw a fragment of a pharaonic statue on display in a Brussels gallery last year.

Saudi women want greater say in Shariah matters

SAUDI women have come a long way in their quest for equality.

Saudi Arabia ranks 32nd in the world for network readiness

INSEAD, the leading international business school, in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, released the findings of its latest annual technology survey, “The Global Information Technology Report 2014: Rewards and Risks of Big Data.”

Arab News, SRMG publication, marks 39th anniversary

ARAB NEWS celebrated its 39th anniversary at Jeddah Inter.Continental recently.

Five-star jihad? Brit says Syria is no luxury

IN Syria “five-star jihad” doesn’t exist, according to one British jihadist.

Some drama off-camera in Mideast conflict film

AN American director’s short film about an Israeli army raid in a Palestinian refugee camp ends with a surprise — literally involving a rabbit, though not one pulled from a hat.

Philippines’ oldest artworks in danger

ON a small rock wall in Binangonan, a short drive from the Philippine capital, enigmatic carvings that are believed to date back 5,000 years are in danger of disappearing before their mysteries can be solved.

Growth drives rents

WHILE real GDP growth in Saudi Arabia slowed from 5.8% in 2012 to 3.8% last year, the effect was overstated by the 0.7% contraction in the Kingdom’s hydrocarbon sector.

Saudi women have marginalized Saudi men

I recently read an article in Al-Eqtisadiya claiming that 2013 was the golden year for Saudi women. In 2013, Saudi women were given many rights, the most important of which was the right to be members of the Shoura Council.

Is Egypt on the verge of environmental disaster?

ON April 21, Ali Reda, head of the Touristic Investment Authority in the Red Sea, voiced the objection.

Al-Azhar students, professors jailed

A Cairo city court sentenced 10 students and three professors.

Algerian blogger freed on bail

A young Algerian blogger, held since September for posting cartoons on the Internet mocking the president, has been granted bail ahead of his trial, his lawyer said on Thursday.

Syrian airstrikes in north kill 18

Opposition activists say Syrian government airstrikes on a vegetable market in a rebel-held town in the northern Aleppo province have killed at least 18 people and wounded scores.

Libya faces enormous security challenge

US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, the most senior US official to visit Libya since a deadly 2012 attack on a US compound there, said on Thursday.

Suicide attack in Iraq kills 11

A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a police checkpoint south of Baghdad on Thursday morning.

‘I built half of Al-Balad’s old homes’

HASSAN Mohawwil is 95 years old, one of the city’s oldest residents and claimant to a feat few in the construction

Gyms: Gateway to body building and impotence

COUNTLESS gyms have sprung up all over the country to help young Saudi men remain fit.

Projecting Saudi Arabia’s image: A few suggestions

After reading Khaled Almaeena’s article “Why don’t Saudis project a better image of their country?” (Apr. 20), I

Afghan guard kills 3 foreign doctors

An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three foreign physicians and wounding two other people, officials said.

Bangladesh’s ‘miracle’ survivor marries

She was the “miracle” seamstress, plucked from the rubble of the world’s worst garment factory disaster 17 days after her factory collapsed.

Parents of ferry victims attack official

Angry parents of victims of South Korea’s ferry disaster assaulted a top official on Thursday, accusing him of lying about efforts to retrieve bodies still trapped in the submerged ship.

Malaysia Airlines plane turns back

A Malaysia Airlines plane’s wheels refused to stow after take off Thursday, forcing a second flight by the flag-carrier to turn back in four days as it continues to reel from the loss of flight MH370.

Kashmiris stage protests during polls

Hundreds of Kashmiri protesters hurled rocks at polling stations in the disputed Himalayan territory Thursday and shouted “Down with India!” on a major day of voting in the country’s general election.

Ukraine forces say kill separatists

Ukrainian forces said they had killed several pro-Russian militants in clashes as they closed in on the separatist-held city of Slaviansk on Thursday.

CITC says hackers to face four years jail and SR3 million fine

The director general of public relations and spokesman of the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) Sultan Muhammad Al-Malik said hackers who recently destroyed the pages of

E-service to issue passports launched

Interior Minister Prince Muhammad Bin Naif launched on Wednesday a new service to issue Saudi passports electronically.

A gem in sports city

King Abdullah Football Stadium opens its doors officially to the public on May 1. According to Essam Tawfiq, General

Madrid ‘athletes’ too much for Bayern

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola said his side had struggled to contain Real Madrid’s pace.

PSG edges closer to another title

Paris Saint-Germain beat struggling Evian 1-0 to restore its 10-point lead over Monaco.

Pacquiao has lost his ‘pop’ – Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather says Manny Pacquiao has lost a step and that the Filipino’s superstar slide.

Sharapova advances to Stuttgart quarters

Defending champion Maria Sharapova defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 6-3 Thursday to set up a Porsche Grand Prix quarterfinal with top seed Agnieszka Radwanska.

Yankees starter Pineda tossed for using pine tar

The New York Yankees may have lost more than just a regular season game as they might have to make do without pitcher

Steelers clinch FEDBG Cuadro honors

Steelers, captained by Richard Antonio, unleashed their best to snap FB Rhinos and jubilantly bring home the

JSC-A, Indonesian School win

Jeddah Sports Club (JSC) A and Indonesian International School proved their prowess in the first JSC Under-14

BlackBerry’s meltdown sparks start-up boom

THE troubles at BlackBerry Ltd, which fired more than half its staff and lost more than 90 percent of its market value

SRMG to consider proposal of not distributing dividends

THE general assembly of Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG) will on Monday consider a proposal not to distribute dividends to shareholders for 2013.

US urged to drop India WTO case

Environmentalists Wednesday urged the United States to drop plans to haul India to the WTO to open its solar market, saying the action would hurt the fight against climate change.

Obama urges Japan to take ‘bold steps’

US President Barack Obama urged Japan Thursday to take “bold steps” to seal a Pacific-wide trade deal after Washington failed to wrest key concessions from Tokyo.

Brazil enacts Net ‘Bill of Rights’

Brazil’s president signed into law on Wednesday a “Bill of Rights” for the digital age that aims to protect online privacy and promote the Internet as a public utility.

Apple expands buybacks by $30b

Apple Inc has approved another $30 billion in share buybacks till the end of 2015 and authorized a rarely seen seven-for-one stock split.

Stay clean, Stay confident
Hygiene, or keeping clean, is an important trait of a person. Those who keep clean do not only look and smell good, but
Searching for God
A graduate from two Ivy League universities, Cornell and Brown University Medical School, Dr. Laurence Brown specialized
Before the US-led invasion in 2003, there were no al-Qaeda terrorists in Iraq. Saddam Hussein had briefly flirted with the idea of using Bin Laden’s killers against his enemies, but thought better of it and threw the group’s people out the country.