Saudi and Indian media recently published a story regarding the appointment of Vijay Sampla as India’s Minister of Social Justice and the fact that he once worked as a plumber in Saudi Arabia.
Famous British wildlife filmmaker Rebecca Hosking once visited Midway Island as part of her work on a documentary film about the effects of plastic waste on sea life around Hawaii.
FRANCE said Friday it was working with partners on a “final” diplomatic push to overcome the impasse between Israelis and Palestinians, including by setting a two-year timeframe to end the conflict through a UN-backed resolution.
IF you’ve tried to diet over and over again but somehow always seem to fail, maybe it’s high time you tweak your weight loss strategy.
AMID the alarming rise in obesity and chronic diseases that accompany it, losing weight using conventional methods is no longer an effective solution. Instead, many Saudis who suffer from diseases caused by poor lifestyle choices such as diet are opting to have risky surgeries that promise fast results, Al-Riyadh daily reported.Vertical sleeve gastrectomy, a surgery in which a large portion of the patient’s stomach is removed.
Heavy rains accompanied by thunderstorms hit the Eastern Province in the early hours of Friday, bringing the area to a halt.
AS the wind whistles through gaping holes in her ruined house, 62-year-old Suad Al-Zaza and her daughter huddle together for warmth on a bed made of a wooden door laid on breeze blocks.“I wake up cold, I sleep on the bed, afraid that it will break. I’m covered with two blankets that we were given,” she says as rain drips through the ceiling inside the wreckage of her home in Gaza City’s Shejaiya neighborhood.“Before the war, I was happy, safe, comfortable in my life and now we are living in the middle of this destruction.”
THE little apartment building was graceful once. Maybe even beautiful.
A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump, giving individuals more spending money and lowering costs for many businesses.The latest slide was triggered by OPEC’s decision this week to leave its production target at 30 million barrels a day. Member nations of the group are worried they’ll lose market share if they lower production.Partly because of the shale oil boom in the US, the world is awash in oil but demand from major economies is weak — so prices are falling.Brent crude, an international benchmark, was at $72.50 a barrel on Friday, down nearly 30 percent in the past three months and at its lowest in four years.
Tottenham was among nine teams to qualify for the knockout stage of the Europa League Thursday after beating Partizan Belgrade 1-0 in a match that was briefly suspended because of three separate pitch invasions.Inter Milan and Napoli also advanced to ensure there will be at least three Italian clubs in the last 32 of Europe’s secondary competition.Spurs’ victory, secured by Benjamin Stambouli’s 49th-minute winner, was overshadowed by a succession of pitch invasions that forced the referee to halt the game after 41 minutes. It appeared to be an orchestrated PR campaign, with the individuals entering the field of play wearing shirts with the logo of a Tottenham sponsor.Play resumed after a 10-minute delay but Tottenham faces punishment by organizing body UEFA.The club said on its Twitter page that the three pitch invaders were arrested and were assisting police with their inquiries.
The Michael Brown case and the recent riots in Ferguson, Missouri have become a big challenge for the US justice system.
I am writing with regard to the article “KSA produces 12m tons of solid waste a year” (Nov. 27).
Reading the report on the maid who was abused and starved in Najran, “Sponsor accused of beating, starving maid for three days” (Nov. 27).
With regard to the article “‘Illiterate’ expat working as engineer for 25 years” (Nov. 26).
There are also several supermarkets which offer sales, but when you visit these stores, they will tell you to go to one of their other branches.
It is because in this part of the world some men will be lenient with women employees, and of course, the female employees will love that, especially the lazy ones.
It seems that no matter how strict a country’s laws are, they won’t deter people from committing serious crimes like fraud, murder and rape! Humans are the most dangerous of all species.?
In the Gulf region and especially in Saudi Arabia there are a large number of doctors who have not been able to pass screening exams in their own country after getting medical degrees from other
Children assaulting teachers is totally unacceptable. They should be taught in the home to respect people. A lot of the problems here stem from the fact that a lot of parents play no part in raising
JEALOUSY is something that can negatively affect a marriage and often stems from a deep sense of love that a couple
A Jordanian university professor was imprisoned after being convicted by the Criminal Court of using a forged doctorate degree.
Several writers have dealt with the issue of undesirable activities taking place inside the Prophet’s Mosque and its courtyards in Madinah, especially the area set aside for women.
The customs officers at Al-Khafji border post foiled an attempt to smuggle medicines out of the country.
Mohammed Raziq Abdul Vahid from Kerala has been elected new chairman of the managing committee of the International Indian School-Jeddah (IISJ).
THE increase in Palestinian resistance to Israel’s attempts to change the status quo in occupied East Jerusalem and its holy sites has put the divided city of Jerusalem and the relationship between
AMAL SHAKER’s 25-year-old son Ahmed was fatally shot in the back on the “Friday of Rage,” one of the bloodiest days of Egypt’s 2011 uprising against longtime leader Hosni Mubarak.
ONCE proud shop owners in Aleppo’s picturesque old city market, the merchants of Syria’s former economic capital now
wo senior Egyptian army officers were killed early Friday morning as security forces arrested more than 100 Islamists ahead of planned anti-government demonstrations.
?A Libyan commander in the forces of prominent anti-Islamist Gen. Khalifa Haftar has been assassinated in the eastern city of Ajdabiya, military sources said Friday.
A popular former minister in Israel has announced a comeback at the head of a new party amid speculation Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is about to call early elections. Moshe Kahlon, who
Yemen’s Shiite Ansarullah militia is advancing in Taez province toward the main southern city of Aden as it seeks to expand its influence after taking the capital.
Pakistan on Friday announced the release of 40 Indian prisoners, including 35 fishermen held for violating territorial waters, a day after a major South Asian summit closed.
At least 64 people were killed and 126 injured when two bombs exploded during prayers at a mosque of one of Nigeria’s top Islamic leaders Friday.
Planes were flipped and roofs ripped off when hail and powerful winds tore through Australia’s east coast, leaving a damage bill of more than A$100 million ($85 million) as the army helped clear up
?Indonesia has ordered officials to eat local street food at meetings instead of fancy foreign fare and stop holding lavish parties, the latest moves by the new government to crack down on
Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury’s decision not to charge a white police
India has had no contact with 39 men missing in Iraq since June, but believes them to be alive, the foreign minister said on Friday.
MALAYSIANS have a passionate love affair with their lip-smacking cuisine — rich curries, succulent fried chicken,
Flags flew at half-mast and thousands of fans and players paid tribute Friday as Australia and the world cricket
With June Mar Fajardo imposing his will in the paint, the streaking San Miguel Beermen roared to their eighth win in
Captain Brendon McCullum’s blazing century gave New Zealand a brisk start on the second day of the third and final
Two-time former champion Greg Chalmers took a one-stroke lead Friday at the Australian Open after a 5-under 66, while
Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah each struck a fifty to set up a 21-run win for Bangladesh over Zimbabwe in the fourth
On the opening day of the last Ashes series, Mitchell Johnson set the tone for five matches of Australian domination by sending a series of 150km per hour missiles whistling past the ears of a
A short-list of 15 midfielders from whom three will be selected for a World XI was released by football’s World
Australia, New Zealand and other Pacific states are to send up to 1,000 athletes to the next Asian Indoor Games in
Saudi Dutch Engineering Consultancy (SADECO) on Thursday opened its state-of-the-art office at the King Road Tower in
Contract farming and increased trade ties between Greece and Saudi Arabia were the focus of discussions with Saudi government ministers during a recent visit by Greece’s vice minister for
A lush expanse of Amazon rainforest is steadily being destroyed in Peru, with the jungle giving way to mercury-filled
Insiders say staff at Samsung Electronics have never been so anxious ahead of the annual reshuffle, as a weak
The Securities Commission of Malaysia released on Thursday an updated list of Shariah-compliant securities approved by its Shariah Advisory Council (SAC).
The annual rate of increase in British house prices fell to its lowest level in nearly a year this month as the property market continued to lose momentum, figures from mortgage lender Nationwide