Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousafzai Win Nobel Peace Prize for 2014

Published on Oct 10 2014 // Featured, World
Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousafzai Win Nobel Peace Prize for 2014
Child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistani teen Malala Yousafzai will share the prestigious Nobel peace prize for 2014. The two have been named joint winners of the 1.1 million dollar prize for their “struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of...

Canada cracks down on Gulf passport seekers

Published on Oct 01 2014 // Featured, Gulf, World
Canada cracks down on Gulf passport seekers
Tom MacDonaldRiyadh: Ghazanfar Ali Khan A large number of workers and professionals who have applied for Canadian citizenship under a new law will face difficulty coming back to Gulf states, including Saudi Arabia, to earn petro dollars after acquiring Canadian passports. The Canadian government has...

Shanghai to San Francisco in 2 hours, courtesy Chinese supersonic submarine

Published on Sep 09 2014 // World
Shanghai to San Francisco in 2 hours, courtesy Chinese supersonic submarine
Representational picture. (Photo: AP)Mumbai: Shanghai to San Francisco takes almost 12 hours by flight. Imagine covering that distance in just two hours. What could make it possible is a new Chinese supersonic submarine, unlike the conventional looking sub, as reported by Mashable. The sub resembles...

Barack Obama looking forward to welcoming PM Narendra Modi: US official

Published on Sep 09 2014 // Featured, India, World
Barack Obama looking forward to welcoming PM Narendra Modi: US official
US President Barack Obama (left) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo: AP/DC)Washington: US President Barack Obama is looking forward to welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi to White house later this month, a senior US official has said on Monday. “President Obama looks forward to...

India, Germany to cooperate in skill development, waste management, river cleaning

Published on Sep 08 2014 // Featured, India, World
India, Germany to cooperate in skill development, waste management, river cleaning
Union Minister for Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier at a meeting in New Delhi (Photo: PTI)New Delhi: India and Germany on Monday agreed to prepare a roadmap for cooperation in skill development, solid waste management and cleaning of rivers as visiting...

Indian start-up launches shoes that show you the way

Published on Sep 01 2014 // Featured, India, Special, World
Indian start-up launches shoes that show you the way
SMART SHOES: CEO of Ducere Technologies, Krispian Lawrence poses with the inner soles, left, and a pair of GPS-enabled smart sports shoes, to be marketed under the name ‘LeChal’ in Hyderabad. (AFP)AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE NEW DELHI: “Wizard of Oz” heroine Dorothy only had to click her ruby red slippers...

‘I can still see the same kindness in her eyes’

Published on Aug 24 2014 // Featured, Gulf, Special, World
‘I can still see the same kindness in her eyes’
Rawan Radwan meets Marie Luningning Bebit in the Philippines.Saudi journalist in emotional reunion with Filipino childhood nanny MANILA: RIMA AL-MUKHTAR A Saudi journalist who was on a quest to find her childhood nanny has finally reunited with the woman who left the Kingdom 22 years ago. Arab News’...

KSA eases rules for major global firms

Published on Aug 19 2014 // Featured, Gulf, World
KSA eases rules for major global firms
Saudi Arabia has eased procedures for major international companies to participate in the country’s vital projects in infrastructure, energy, information technology, construction, operation and maintenance. The Council of Ministers, chaired by Deputy Crown Prince Muqrin, on Monday approved several...

Haj goes high-tech for Indian pilgrims

Published on Aug 19 2014 // Featured, Special, World
Haj goes high-tech for Indian pilgrims
IN THE SERVICE OF PILGRIMS: Indian Consul General B.S. Mubarak makes a point during a press conference in Jeddah on Monday. (AN photo by Fahd Al-Ahmarei)JEDDAH: SIRAJ WAHAB The Indian Haj mission has introduced several high-tech measures to facilitate the pilgrimage of 136,000 Indians coming for Haj...

Municipality ends ‘shawarma row’

Published on Jun 30 2014 // Featured, Special, World
Municipality ends ‘shawarma row’
ACTION THAT WENT VIRAL: The image of the three workers in a restaurant on a vertical skewer holding a large quantity of shawarma.The Riyadh Municipality clarified the image of the three workers preparing a large quantity of shawarma (grilled chicken meat on large vertical skewers) in unsanitary conditions...

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