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Plan afoot to recycle slaughterhouse waste

An official source has revealed plans of a new government scheme to take advantage of animal waste at slaughterhouses in industrial manufacturing.

Extravagant shopper overseas stingy with worker at airport!

A Saudi woman leaves on a trip overseas. Her destination is a big fashion city with many malls selling designer brands.

GOSI records steep jump in number of subscribers

The number of subscribers to the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI) registered a steep increase last year, Al-Hayat newspaper reported quoting the organization's annual report.

Crown Prince arrives in Rafha

Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz, deputy premier and minister of defense, arrives in Rafha to congratulate armed forces personnel in the Northern Border region. He was received at the airport by Northern Border Emir Prince Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Bin Musaed, and a number of senior officials.

Kerry heads to India to end relationship rut

US Secretary of State John Kerry forecast a transformation Wednesday in Washington's troubled relations with India as he headed to New Delhi for ice-breaking talks with new Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Five dead, 150 feared trapped in India monsoon landslide

A major landslide on Wednesday struck a village in western India following heavy monsoon rains.

Don’t laugh loudly, Turkish deputy PM tells women

One of the most senior members of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government sparked an outcry on Tuesday after declaring that women should not laugh loudly in public.

Eid Al-Fitr festivities in full swing all over Kingdom

Citizens and expatriates took part in large numbers in Eid Al-Fitr activities that started all over the Kingdom Monday night.

Shrimp season begins Friday

More than 600 boats will set sail from different ports in the Eastern Province when the shrimp harvest season officially begins on Friday.

Perfume vendors feel the pinch as imitations hold sway

The volume of perfumes sales in the Kingdom exceeds SR5 billion annually with Eid sales contributing more than 40 percent of the total, but vendors are afraid that imitation goods are proliferating in the market.

Erdogan ‘glad’ to return US-Jewish group award

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan would be glad to return an award given to him by a Jewish-American association a decade ago, a letter released by his office showed on Tuesday, and it called on the US group to condemn the Israeli government’s policies.

Eid Al-Fitr festivities

Awe-inspiring and spectacular fireworks in progress in Riyadh on Monday night. The display of fireworks is part of the Eid Al-Fitr festivities planned across the Kingdom. — SPA

Gaza toll rises over 1,270 on day 23 of Israeli assault

Forty people died in Israeli strikes across Gaza Wednesday, including 16 killed when shells hit a UN school, sending the Palestinian toll from 23 days of fighting over 1,270. The latest violence saw six members of the same family, three of them children, killed when an Israeli shell hit the Tuffah neighborhood in northeastern Gaza City.

New Benghazi clashes kill 30; Tripoli’s fuel depot fire rages

At least 30 people were killed overnight and Tuesday morning in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi during heavy clashes involving war planes and rockets between government special forces and militants, medical sources said.

Doors open for dialogue: Sharif

The doors of Pakistan Muslim League (N) have always been open for a constructive dialogue with all the opposition leaders and parties, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said.

Israel continues to rain death on Gaza

Israel on Tuesday unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group’s control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip’s only power plant.

Don’t sell firecrackers to kids

This refers to the article "Misuse of firecrackers ‘could cause blindness’ (July 28). It is high time to ban the sale of firecrackers to children. Firecrackers are being sold openly at workshops.

Qur’an recitation

With reference to the article "Sheikh Ali Al-Hudhaifi: A life devoted to piety" (July 29), for over twenty years I prayed with him. I used to listen to his recitation while driving around. Later, I

A ray of hope

Thank you for publishing the article "Saudi-Colombian love family? Why not?" by Dr. Khaled M. Batarfi (July 29).

25 births in EP hospitals on Eid day

Hospitals in Dammam, Qatif and Al-Ahsa have witnessed the birth of 25 babies on the first day of Eid Al-Fitr, Al-Yaum daily reported on Tuesday.

EP cities at forefront of Eid destinations

The executive director of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) in the Eastern Province said the province leads other parts in the Kingdom in attracting families during Eid Al-Fitr

Abha couple makes SR3,500 a day selling ‘prophetic food’

Hard work and a nose for innovation helped Ali Said Al-Ahmari and his wife Jumai’ah to pool their resources to earn a

Bomber kills Karzai cousin

A cousin and close associate of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated on Tuesday.

Synagogue attacked in Germany

Police say a synagogue in the western German city of Wuppertal was attacked with petrol bombs overnight.

Toll rises in Philippine road attack

A 3-year-old boy and his father died from wounds suffered in a brazen attack by Abu Sayyaf gunmen.

Truck driver runs over 12 sleeping Indians

A speeding truck driver ran over and killed at least 12 Hindu pilgrims on Tuesday who were sleeping on the side of a busy road in northeastern India, police said.

China: Ex-security czar Zhou under scrutiny

China’s ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief on Tuesday, underlining

Manila to propose no action to raise tension in sea disputes

The Philippines will propose a freeze on all activity that raises tension in disputed waters in the South China Sea as part of a three-part plan at a regional security meeting next month, Manila's

EU sanctions to hit Russia where it hurts

The EU prepared Tuesday to hit Russia where it hurts with tough economic sanctions as Moscow insisted the West can do it little harm and showed no sign of reversing course in Ukraine.

UNRWA chief denounces Israel for strike on Gaza school

The head of UN agency for Palestinian refugees issued a furious denunciation of an Israel strike on one of its schools

Israel army observes 4-hour Gaza lull

The Israeli army was on Wednesday observing a four-hour lull but said it would not apply where troops were "currently operating" in a move Hamas said had "no value."

Egypt kills 7 militants in volatile Sinai

Egyptian troops killed seven suspected militants and arrested five as part of an ongoing offensive in the volatile Sinai Peninsula.

Libyan military plane crashes in Benghazi

A Libyan fighter jet engaged in paramilitary attacks on militants in the restive eastern city of Benghazi crashed and exploded Tuesday.

Syrian rebels advance toward key airport in Hama province

Syrian rebels pressed on with a fresh advance in the central province of Hama, as they bid to take out its military airport, a rebel commander and a monitor said Tuesday.

Israel is a ‘rabid dog,’ says Khamenei

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday called Israel a "rabid dog" for its attacks on Gaza, and urged Muslims to arm Palestinians to enable them to counter what he termed genocide.

Nigerian gold medalist fails drugs test

Nigeria teenager Chika Amalaha, at 16 the youngest female weightlifter to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal, has

Broad, Anderson keep India on back foot

Stuart Broad took wickets at either end of a long, hot day while Moeen Ali turned the focus back on to his cricket as

Judge allows $2b sale of Clippers

The record $2 billion sale of pro basketball’s Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft Corp chief executive Steve

Petkovic through, Osaka stuns Stosur

Germany’s Andrea Petkovic reached the second round of the Bank of the West Classic with a 6-1.

Lakers appoint Scott as head coach

The Los Angeles Lakers appointed former player Byron Scott as their new head coach Monday, bringing an end to their

Ever Green emerges champion

Ever Green defeated Islamabad Club to emerge champion in the first floodlit tournament organized by Royal Academy of

Odorizzi outduels Wainwright

Rookie right-hander Jake Odorizzi delivered another strong outing as the Tampa Bay Rays rallied for a 2-1 victory over

Amla ticks all the boxes in captaincy debut

Hashim Amla had big shoes to fill, literally and figuratively, when he took over the captaincy of the South African

Mideast holds 43.2% of world’s natgas

The Middle East, with 80.3 trillion cu/m, is home to 43.2 percent of the total natural gas deposit in the world,

Pfizer’s net profit sinks 79 percent

Pfizer’s second-quarter earnings plunged 79 percent from last year.

Bank of Cyprus completes $1b share posting

Bank of Cyprus, the island’s largest lender, has completed a one billion euro ($1.34 billion) capital increase.

GDSI to ship mobile command & control vehicle to Sadara

Global Digital Solutions, Inc. (GDSI), a company that is positioning itself as a leader in providing cyber arms manufacturing and complementary security and technology solutions.

Middle East visitors biggest spenders in UK

Visitors from the Middle East are forecast to increase their spending in the UK by 25 percent post-Ramadan, according to card processing firm Worldpay.

China investigates Microsoft in case

China’s anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on

NASA rover breaks out-of-this-world distance record

The US space agency’s Opportunity rover has now clocked more miles on Mars than any man-made vehicle to reach another

Police: Bathroom cameras may have filmed hundreds

State officials say hundreds of women may have been secretly videotaped from cameras found hidden in bathrooms at the University of Delaware.

Koala survives terrifying ride clinging to car

Timberwolf the koala was lucky to be alive Monday after surviving a terrifying 88-km ride down a busy Australian freeway clinging to the bottom of a car.

Historic Chinese church gutted by fire: Xinhua

A fire largely destroyed one of China’s oldest churches early Monday, state media reported, gutting the inside of the late 19th century structure.

Arial, Times New Roman ... and now the ‘Hugo Chavez’ font

Supporters of Venezuela’s late socialist leader Hugo Chavez on Monday unveiled yet another novel way of keeping his memory alive — a font for typing in “El Comandante’s” handwriting style.

There is a rising fear among health officials around the world that the deadly Ebola virus could be spread from its current center in West Africa, where it has already killed upwards of 600 people.