King Salman receives Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani

:: Saudi King Salman received in his residence in the city of Tangier in the Kingdom of Morocco, on Thursday night, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim More »

Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said on Thursday a unit of the security forces committed “abuses” against civilians during the offensive to oust ISIS insurgents from the More »

UAE Minister: Qatar must end politicization of Hajj after King Salman initiative

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Thursday that Qatar’s politicization of Hajj must come to an end following the initiative taken by More »

Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial More »

Who is Abdullah Al Thani, descendant of ruling family which built modern Qatar?

:: Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani is the second son of the late Emir Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani, the grandson of the Emir of Qatar, More »

 

Category Archives: LifeStyle

Tips on how pilgrims can avoid eye infections during the Hajj season

:: The Saudi Ophthalmology Society warned pilgrims of eye infections they may suffer from and advised them to take certain precautions in order not to catch any while performing hajj. One of the common infections is conjunctivitis

Indian woman claims to be Indira Gandhi’s granddaughter

Priya Singh Paul

:: An Indian woman who claims to be the secret granddaughter of the murdered former prime minister Indira Gandhi has gone to court to block a new Bollywood movie that she says shows the dynasty in a

Saudi foundation pledges $50 million to eradicate measles

A Saudi Arabian charitable foundation said on Monday it will give $50 million to the United Nations children’s agency to help eliminate measles, the largest private donation ever to UNICEF’s efforts. The donation by Riyadh-based Alwaleed Philanthropies

Saudi Arabia ready to invest $2bln in region’s cultural tourism sector

Saudi Arabia and Oman will lead the GCC’s multi-billion dollar investments in cultural tourism with a series of projects to develop new cultural attractions, according to a report by Reuters. According to the research, compiled by Colliers

Princess Kate Middleton’s hairdresser opens Dubai Salon

British Princess Catherine Middleton’s hairdresser Rossano Ferretti has opened a new Salon in Dubai, Vogue Arabia reported on Tuesday. Ferretti is known for being behind the Duchess of Cambridge’s royal blowouts. The A-list celebrity hairstylist has had

Woman chokes teen for blocking view at Disney

Authorities in Florida say a woman is accused of child abuse after choking a teenager who refused to sit down during a fireworks display at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. An Orange County Sheriff’s arrest report says 41-year-old Tabbatha

A battle against ‘foreign’ European-style Islamic clothing in Central Asia

Clothing factories in Tajikistan are churning out brightly coloured national dresses amid a surge in sales, and it’s not just because of the arrival of spring. An increasing number of female officials, teachers and students have been

Chelsea Clinton: I’m not the person to defeat Trump

Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton says she doesn’t have her sights on running for a public office, and has no intention of running against President Donald Trump in the next election. Clinton tells “CBS This Morning” of Trump: “I’m definitely

Ancient Britain in a day

The American travel writer Bill Bryson once wrote: “Impressive as Stonehenge is, there comes a moment somewhere about 11 minutes after your arrival when you realize you’ve seen pretty well as much as you care to, and

Saudi designers to wow at Fashion Forward Dubai

Arwa Al-Banawi

In two weeks’ time, Fashion Forward Dubai, one of the year’s most anticipated events in the fashion industry, will showcase a carefully curated selection of the Middle East’s coveted ready-to-wear, couture, accessory and jewelry designers. Fashion Forward

Arab Media Forum 2017 kicks off in Dubai on April 18

Mona Ghanim Al-Marri

The two-day 16th edition of the Arab Media Forum (AMF) is set to kick off on April 18 at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai under the theme “Civil Dialogue.” The annual event, to be held under the patronage

Al Pacino and Oprah Winfrey in Saudi Arabia soon

Oscar winning actor Al Pacino and America’s top female talk show host Oprah Winfrey will visit Saudi Arabia as part of the General Entertainment Authority schedule for 2017. Pacino is set to be in the kingdom on

Clooney’s mom reveals gender of actor’s twins

George Clooney

George Clooney’s mom is extremely excited to become a grandma again. Nina Clooney is so excited that she revealed the sexes of her son and wife Amal Clooney’s twins, reports Eonline. “It will be one of each!

Kanye West puts hijab-wearing model on catwalk

Kanye West.

Rap superstar turned designer Kanye West broke boundaries by putting a hijab-wearing Somali-American model on the New York catwalk Wednesday, unveiling a new, more adult Yeezy Season 5 collection. Halima Aden, 19, made her runway debut on

E-link between general, appeal courts ordered

Walid Al-Samaani

Minister of Justice Walid Al-Samaani has ordered the electronic link between the criminal and family affairs and appeal courts on an experimental basis, according to a ministry statement. The step is meant to shorten times of cases,

Meet the Saudi teen behind the hijab… emoji!

Rayouf Alhumedhi

A dedicated “hijabi emoji” is set to appear on smartphones for the first time — and a 15-year-old Saudi teen is behind it. Rayouf Alhumedhi, who was born in Riyadh and now lives in Germany, proposed the

Diabetes Day to promote a healthy lifestyle

Health Undersecretary for Public Health Abdulaziz bin Saeed will launch World Diabetes Day on Friday during a program organized by the National Center for Diabetes. “The Ministry of Health (MoH) is keen to activate World Diabetes Day

SR20m in aid for 4,420 young men and women for marriage

Engr. Saad Al-Zahrani

The Charitable Society for Marriage and Family Guidance in Jeddah revealed that 4,420 men and women were provided with SR20 million to get married. Saad Al-Zahrani, financial supervisor at the organization and member of the board of

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