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Dengue fever fears follow weekend Jeddah floods

Parks and different places in the city where water still remains following heavy rain over the weekend are creating a health concern, especially over dengue fever, said local authorities.

Smart carts for special needs and elderly pilgrims

A study is under way to use smart golf carts to help special needs people and the elderly perform the circumambulation of the Kaaba and Saee (running or walking seven times between the two hills of Safa and Marwa) with ease.

Commission won’t help Saudis get jobs: Experts

The Ministry of Labor will soon launch a Saudization commission that will supervise and monitor all affairs related to the job nationalization drive, but the move has been criticized by Shoura Council members and economic experts, Al-Hayat daily reported.

After the rains!

After the rains!

Vehicles lie stranded on Sunday after the heavy rains that lashed Jeddah during the past two days.

Company leaves Indian workers to fend for themselves

Company leaves Indian workers to fend for themselves

Some 45 Indian workers are languishing in a squalid labor camp in Raheli on the outskirts of Jeddah for the past few months as the contracting company which brought them here lent them to a construction firm which has not paid them salaries after July.

Anger boils over ‘no single women’ signs at restaurants

Anger boils over ‘no single women’ signs at restaurants

The National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) has asked a number of restaurants to take down signs banning the entry of women who are unaccompanied by their male guardians, Al-Hayat daily reported.

Israel army shoots dead Palestinian farmer

Israel army shoots dead Palestinian farmer

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian farmer near the border in northern Gaza on Sunday in the first deadly shooting since an August truce ended a 50-day war, medics said.Emergency services spokesman Ashraf Al-Qudra identified the dead man as Fadel Mohammed Halawa, 32, saying the bullet had hit him in the back.Qudra said the bullet appeared to have been fired from a nearby army watchtower at a man who was farming land near the border fence.

Modi’s Hindu nationalists eye power in Kashmir

Modi’s Hindu nationalists eye power in Kashmir

As armed police in bullet-proof vests patrolled the tense streets of India’s only Muslim majority state, Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Avatar Singh forecast victory for the Hindu nationalists in Kashmir’s upcoming elections.“My godfather Modi Ji’s development initiatives make me confident that I will win.

Saudi business optimism improves on strong GDP

Saudi business optimism improves on strong GDP

Saudi business optimism in both the hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon sectors have brightened up in the fourth quarter of 2014 from the previous quarter, fueled, among others, by expectations that the Saudi GDP will grow 4.6 percent this year despite weakening of oil markets since mid-year 2014.

Switzerland clinches first Davis Cup

Switzerland clinches first Davis Cup

Roger Federer gave Switzerland and himself a first Davis Cup title.

Many Saudis among 97 sentenced to prison

The Special Criminal Court in Riyadh sentenced on Sunday 97 militants in two separate cases.

Saudi stocks rally as oil price rises

Saudi Arabia’s bourse rose in early trade on Sunday as most stocks gained after oil prices edged up and global equities rallied on Friday.

Palestinians have had enough of false promises

Khaled Almaeena’s acticle “When will the oppression of Palestinians end?” (Nov. 23).

Obama’s immigration act will create chain reaction

This refers to your editorial “America’s immigrants” (Nov. 23).

Many veterinarians in US are women, but not an issue

The article “Women and veterinary medicine” (Nov. 23).

Addiction to smartphone has become a menace

With reference to the article “Why are we addicted to smartphones?” (Nov. 21).

‘End excessive dowry demands to encourage marriages’

In light of parents and guardians often preventing their daughters and the young women in their care from getting married for flimsy reasons, many Saudis are calling for the establishment of a

AMU alumni pledge to carry on Sir Syed’s mission

AMU alumni pledge to carry on Sir Syed’s mission

Members of the Indian Muslim community gathered here on Friday evening to recall the contributions of the great

Alzheimer’s conference starts today

The second International Conference on Alzheimer's Patients kicks off today (Monday) in the capital under the patronage of Prince Ahmed Bin Abdulaziz and will feature the participation of local and

Expat drivers harass our women

Expat drivers harass our women

UNFORTUNATELY, every week we read a new story about an expatriate driver who has harassed one of our fellow female

The road of death

The road of death

THE Khamis Mushayt-Bisha Road is the road connecting the most two important governorates in Asir province.

College students ‘unaware of STDs’

Around a third of female college students are unaware of how to prevent sexually transmitted diseases, according to a study carried out by the University of Hail.

Floods kill at least 17 in southern Morocco

Morocco's government says heavy flooding in the south of the country has killed at least 17 people with a further 18 missing after heavy rains over the weekend.

West Bank home torched in suspected settler attack

West Bank home torched in suspected settler attack

Suspected Jewish extremists firebombed a house in a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank early on Sunday, its

Iraq court sentences Sunni ex-MP to death for murder

An Iraqi court sentenced former Sunni MP Ahmed Al-Alwani to death on Sunday for murder, a spokesman said, a verdict that could damage Baghdad’s relationship with a powerful tribe battling militants.

Tunisia votes in landmark presidential election

Tunisia votes in landmark presidential election

Tunisians voted on Sunday in their first presidential election since the 2011 revolution that sparked the Arab Spring,

India’s Jaitely pledges ‘second-generation’ reforms

India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley promised on Sunday to unveil a whole series of “second-generation” reforms to try to kickstart the stuttering economy.

Strong quake in west China kills 5; 54 injured

A strong earthquake that hit a sparsely populated, mountainous area of western China killed at least five people and injured 54 others, officials said on Sunday. The injured included schoolchildren

Bangladesh arrests nine in crackdown on militant groups

Bangladesh has arrested four members of an outlawed militant group, including the chief of its women’s wing, as well as five suspects in a southern city, police said on Sunday, as authorities

Two senior Thai police face royal insult charge

Two senior Thai policemen face royal insult charges, a national police spokesman said on Sunday, and warrants have been issued for their arrest, the latest in a mounting number of lese-majeste cases

Workers lynch tea garden owner in India: Police

Angry workers have hacked to death the owner of a tea plantation in eastern India over a payment dispute, police said on Sunday, underscoring festering labor unrest in the region.

Philippines vows justice five years after massacre

Philippines vows justice five years after massacre

Top officials vowed on Sunday to deliver justice as the Philippines marked the fifth anniversary of a political

‘50 dead in suicide blast at Afghan volleyball game’

‘50 dead in suicide blast at Afghan volleyball game’

About 50 people were killed and 60 others wounded when a suicide blast ripped through large crowds gathered to watch a

Iran open to extending nuclear talks by up to one year

The United States and Iran sought Sunday to bridge gaps in negotiations on the eve of a deadline for a nuclear deal, as Iran signaled it was open to extending the talks by up to a year.

Saudi Arabia beats UAE

Saudi Arabia beats UAE

Saudi Arabia's Saud Al-Khariri (top R) fights for the ball with UAE's Mohamed Ahmad (top L) during their semifinal of

Hamilton claims world title

Hamilton claims world title

Lewis Hamilton clinched his second drivers’ world championship.

Messi breaks Liga scoring record

Messi breaks Liga scoring record

Lionel Messi became the all-time top goalscorer in La Liga history.

Stenson defends DP World title

Stenson defends DP World title

Sweden’s Henrik Stenson successfully defended his title at the $8 million DP World Tour Championship, the

Purefoods downs Meralco as Taha shines

Purefoods downs Meralco as Taha shines

Unheralded Yousef Taha became the unlikely hero of the Purefoods Star Hotshots, nailing crucial baskets and making

Aussies reclaim No. 1 ranking

Aussies reclaim No. 1 ranking

Australia scrambled over the line for a two-wicket victory in the fifth One-Day International against South Africa

Qatar storms into Gulf Cup final

Qatar storms into Gulf Cup final

Qatar’s Ali Assadalla (R) celebrates after scoring against Oman during the semifinal of the 22nd Gulf Cup football

Liverpool loses, Spurs win

Liverpool squandered an early lead and lost 3-1 at Crystal Palace, while Tottenham Hotspur came from behind to beat Hull City 2-1 as two of the Premier League’s big boys experienced contrasting

Saudi petrochem projects worth $60b in the pipeline

MEED, the Middle East Business Intelligence, lists 26 projects worth $15 billion underway in the Saudi petrochemical sector, while another $46 billion worth projects are under planning stage.

Mobily suspends CEO amid accounting errors

The CEO of telecommunications company Etihad Etisalat, known as Mobily on the Saudi stock exchange, has been suspended after accounting errors forced the company to restate 18 months of earnings.

MENA to spend $300b on water and desalination projects by ’22

MENA to spend $300b on water and desalination projects by ’22

Middle East and North African governments are expected to spend an estimated $300 billion on water and desalination

Benefits of District Cooling, Tri Generation highlighted

Benefits of District Cooling, Tri Generation highlighted

The importance of efficient cooling power generation technology was emphasized by senior Saudi utility officials and

Egypt mulls new law to attract FDIs

Egyptian Prime Minister Eng. Ibrahim Mahleb said his government is working out new legislations to attract more foreign direct investment (FDI) particularly from sisterly Arab countries such as

New technologies eyed to meet KSA power needs

The importance of efficient cooling power generation technology was emphasized by senior Saudi utility officials and key industry leaders during the District Cooling and Tri-Generation Summit here

Facebook 'newspaper' spells trouble for media

Facebook 'newspaper' spells trouble for media

Facebook's move to fulfill its ambition to be the personal "newspaper" for its billion-plus members is likely to mean

'Wizard of Oz' Cowardly Lion costume up for sale

'Wizard of Oz' Cowardly Lion costume up for sale

Bert Lahr's Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film "The Wizard of Oz" is up for sale.

Will work with only Ranbir for 2 years: Anurag

Will work with only Ranbir for 2 years: Anurag

Filmmaker Anurag Basu has fixed his schedule for two years with Ranbir Kapoor.

Life no easier with Oscars, says Christoph Waltz

Life no easier with Oscars, says Christoph Waltz

For nearly three decades, Austrian-born Christoph Waltz was a jobbing actor in Europe.

'Blind Massage' wins Golden Horse

'Blind Massage' wins Golden Horse

A Chinese-French film about blind masseurs and Chinese actor and director Chen Jianbin scooped the most accolades at

Hussein Shobokshi
In one sense, Peter Piot, a former World Health Organization (WHO) official and one of the discoverers of the Ebola virus, was right. He had expressed concerns about the deadly disease spreading to India.
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