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ArabNewsProfits up at Facebook, no impact from privacy scandalBolton, Mattis meet at PentagonLabor ministry partners with Al-Nahdi to train SaudisSaudi Arabia to send Syrians an additional $100 million of humanitarian aidITFC agreements eye trade boostDiplomaticQuarter: British consulate in Jeddah marks Queen’s birthdayCyprus slams Houthi missile attacks on Saudi ArabiaJournalist shot at Gaza protest dies of woundsGathering in Riyadh, environmental experts search for radical solution to desertificationTimes newspaper corrects ‘distorted’ coverage of Muslim foster carers

http://www.arabnews.com/cat/%2A/rss.xml en http://www.arabnews.com/node/1291671/business-economy <div class="field field-name-field-rbitem-author field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">article author:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/taxonomy/term/111606">AFP</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-author field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-publication-date field-type-datestamp field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single">Thu, 2018-04-26 02:37</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p> SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Wednesday reported a sharp jump in profits in the past quarter, with gains in its user base and strong ad growth as the social network appeared to see no impact from a controversy over privacy.<br /> Profit in the first quarter of 2018 leapt 63 percent from a year ago to $5 billion, and total revenues increased 49 percent to $11.97 billion, Facebook said in an earnings update which topped most analyst forecasts.<br /></p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-binary field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="http://www.arabnews.com/sites/default/files/main-image/2018/04/26/1169346-1310037700.jpg" width="900" height="530" title="Facebook reported a sharp increase in profits in the first quarter of 2018. (AP)" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Main category:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/economy">Business &amp; Economy</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-9 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/category/tags/facebook">Facebook</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/mark-zuckerberg">Mark Zuckerberg</a></div></div></div> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:41:15 +0000 Mahad 1291671 at http://www.arabnews.com http://www.arabnews.com/node/1291666/world <div class="field field-name-field-rbitem-author field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">article author:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/taxonomy/term/111606">AFP</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-author field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-publication-date field-type-datestamp field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single">Thu, 2018-04-26 02:26</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p> WASHINGTON: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with John Bolton, the new national security adviser to President Donald Trump, at the Pentagon on Wednesday, a spokeswoman said.<br /> The breakfast meeting came amid US media reports that Mattis risks being isolated by Trump’s more bellicose coterie of advisers, including Bolton, an Iraq War-era hawk who has advocated for military action in both Iran and North Korea.<br /> Bolton “was here this morning,” Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said.<br /></p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-binary field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="http://www.arabnews.com/sites/default/files/main-image/2018/04/26/1169341-260954079.jpg" width="900" height="530" title="U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis (L) talks with National Security Adviser John Bolton. (Reuters)" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Main category:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/world">World</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-9 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/jim-mattis">Jim Mattis</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/donald-trump">Donald Trump</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/john-bolton">John Bolton</a></div></div></div> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:31:19 +0000 Mahad 1291666 at http://www.arabnews.com http://www.arabnews.com/node/1291661/corporate-news <div class="field field-name-field-rbitem-author field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">article author:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/taxonomy/term/121086">Arab News</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-author field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-publication-date field-type-datestamp field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single">Thu, 2018-04-26 02:17</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p> The Makkah region branch of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) has signed a nationalization agreement for the Saudi pharmacies sector with Al-Nahdi Medical Company.</p> <p> The agreement covers preparing and qualifying young Saudi men and women for the labor market, by providing training programs offered by Al-Nahdi Medical Company at their school, Al-Nahdi Academy.</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-binary field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="http://www.arabnews.com/sites/default/files/2018/04/26/1169331-1494874931.jpg" width="670" height="400" alt="" title="Abdallah bin Ahmed Al-Tawi and Youssef Al-Harthi attend the signing ceremony." /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Main category:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/category/main-category/economy/corporate-news">Corporate News</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-9 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/ministry-labor-and-social-development">Ministry of Labor and Social Development</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/al-nahdi-medical-company">Al-Nahdi Medical Company</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/al-nahdi-academy">Al-Nahdi Academy</a></div></div></div> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:22:01 +0000 romulo 1291661 at http://www.arabnews.com http://www.arabnews.com/node/1291656/saudi-arabia <div class="field field-name-field-rbitem-author field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">article author:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/taxonomy/term/121086">Arab News</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-publication-date field-type-datestamp field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single">Thu, 2018-04-26 02:11</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p> JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia will provide an additional $100 million of humanitarian aid to alleviate the suffering of the people of Syria, through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center.</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-binary field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="http://www.arabnews.com/sites/default/files/main-image/2018/04/26/1169326-792188529.jpg" width="900" height="530" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Main category:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/saudiarabia">Saudi Arabia</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-9 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/category/tags/saudi-arabia">Saudi Arabia</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/category/tags/syria">Syria</a></div></div></div> Thu, 26 Apr 2018 02:16:59 +0000 Mahad 1291656 at http://www.arabnews.com http://www.arabnews.com/node/1291651/corporate-news <div class="field field-name-field-rbitem-author field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">article author:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/taxonomy/term/121086">Arab News</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-author field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-publication-date field-type-datestamp field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single">Thu, 2018-04-26 02:14</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p> The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group, recently signed several agreements on the sidelines of the 43rd meeting of the board of governors of the IDB Group in Tunis. The agreements, worth more than $4 billion, aim to support the import of strategic commodities for a number of its member countries, namely Tunisia, Cameroon, Pakistan, Senegal and Togo.</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-binary field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="http://www.arabnews.com/sites/default/files/2018/04/26/1169316-491295922.jpg" width="670" height="400" alt="" title="ITFC CEO Hani Salem Sonbol." /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Main category:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/category/main-category/economy/corporate-news">Corporate News</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-9 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/international-islamic-trade-finance-corporation">International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/islamic-development-bank">Islamic Development Bank</a></div></div></div> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:16:58 +0000 romulo 1291651 at http://www.arabnews.com http://www.arabnews.com/node/1291646/saudi-arabia <div class="field field-name-field-rbitem-author field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">article author:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/taxonomy/term/121086">Arab News</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-author field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-publication-date field-type-datestamp field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single">Thu, 2018-04-26 01:38</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p> JEDDAH: The 92nd birthday of Queen Elizabeth II was celebrated at the British Consulate on Monday.</p> <p> The theme of the evening was “Women in society” as the UK was also celebrating the 100th anniversary of women being given the right to vote. Also on Monday, a son was born to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. </p> <p> The celebration included the attendance of a number of the diplomatic corps, including the head of Makkah branch of the Foreign Ministry, Jamal Balkhaior. </p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-binary field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="http://www.arabnews.com/sites/default/files/main-image/2018/04/26/1169306-1031998950.jpg" width="900" height="530" title="Foreign Ministry official Jamal Balkhaior joins British Ambassador Simon Collis and Consul General Barrie Peach to cut the cake in Jeddah on Monday. (AN photo)" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Main category:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/saudiarabia">Saudi Arabia</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-9 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/queen-elizabeth-ii">Queen Elizabeth II</a></div></div></div> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 22:45:24 +0000 Mahad 1291646 at http://www.arabnews.com http://www.arabnews.com/node/1291641/saudi-arabia <div class="field field-name-field-rbitem-author field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">article author:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/taxonomy/term/242891">SPA</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-author field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-publication-date field-type-datestamp field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single">Thu, 2018-04-26 01:31</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p> JEDDAH: The Speaker of Parliament in Cyprus, Demetris Syllouris, has condemned the repeated terrorist attacks carried out by Houthi militias using ballistic missiles on Saudi Arabia’s territories and targeting its civilian facilities and populated cities.</p> <p> This came during a meeting with the delegation of the Shoura Council headed by Vice-Chairman of the Saudi-Cypriot Parliamentary Friendship Committee Ali bin Abdullah Al-Naim, who concluded their visit to Cyprus on Tuesday.</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-binary field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="http://www.arabnews.com/sites/default/files/main-image/2018/04/26/1169301-1256014274.jpg" width="660" height="398" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Main category:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/saudiarabia">Saudi Arabia</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-9 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/category/tags/saudi-arabia">Saudi Arabia</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/houthi">Houthi</a></div></div></div> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 22:38:03 +0000 Mahad 1291641 at http://www.arabnews.com http://www.arabnews.com/node/1291636/middle-east <div class="field field-name-field-rbitem-author field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">article author:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/taxonomy/term/111606">AFP</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-author field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-publication-date field-type-datestamp field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single">Thu, 2018-04-26 01:29</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p> GAZA CITY: A Palestinian journalist shot two weeks ago by Israeli forces on the Gaza border has died, Israeli and Palestinian sources said on Wednesday. He is the second journalist killed in a month of unrest.</p> <p> Ahmed Abu Hussein, 25, was shot on April 13 while covering protests along the Gaza border for Palestinian media. </p> <p> The Gaza Health Ministry announced he had died after receiving treatment inside Israel, which the Sheba hospital near Tel Aviv confirmed. His brother Diaa said they were preparing to transfer the body to Gaza for his funeral.</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-binary field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="http://www.arabnews.com/sites/default/files/2018/04/26/1169291-264436191.jpg" width="670" height="400" alt="" title="People carry the body of Palestinian journalist Ahmed Abu Hussein, who died of wounds he sustained while covering a protest along the Gaza-Israel border, at a hospital in the northern Gaza Strip on April 25, 2018. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Main category:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/middleeast">Middle-East</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-9 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/category/tags/gaza">Gaza</a></div></div></div> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 22:35:28 +0000 romulo 1291636 at http://www.arabnews.com http://www.arabnews.com/node/1291631/saudi-arabia <div class="field field-name-field-rbitem-author field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">article author:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/taxonomy/term/121086">Arab News</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-author field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-publication-date field-type-datestamp field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single">Thu, 2018-04-26 00:48</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p> RIYADH: International experts on the environment continued the search for ways to tackle desertification at the International Workshop on Combating Desertification, organized by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture in Riyadh.</p> <p> A number of researchers in desertification stressed the need to find sustainable solutions for agriculture, identify the obstacles and work on a plan to restore land with the participation of all relevant sectors and the strong leadership necessary to overcome challenges.</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-binary field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="http://www.arabnews.com/sites/default/files/main-image/2018/04/26/1169286-7368846.jpg" width="900" height="530" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Main category:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/saudiarabia">Saudi Arabia</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-9 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/category/tags/saudi-arabia">Saudi Arabia</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/environment">environment</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/desertification">desertification</a></div></div></div> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 22:30:13 +0000 Mahad 1291631 at http://www.arabnews.com http://www.arabnews.com/node/1291626/media <div class="field field-name-field-rbitem-author field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">article author:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/taxonomy/term/121086">Arab News</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-author field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-publication-date field-type-datestamp field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single">Thu, 2018-04-26 01:06</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p> LONDON: The Times newspaper has been ordered to correct a front-page story titled “Christian child forced into Muslim foster care,” after a ruling from the UK’s independent press regulator. </p> <p> The story, published Aug. 30, 2017, was one of three front-page articles published by the paper that month about a five-year-old Christian girl who was placed with Muslim foster carers in March 2017.</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-binary field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img src="http://www.arabnews.com/sites/default/files/2018/04/26/1169276-1021224783.jpg" width="670" height="400" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Main category:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/main-category/media">Media</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-9 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/islamophobia">Islamophobia</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/london">London</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/independent-press-standards-organization-ipso">Independent Press Standards Organization (IPSO)</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/niqab">niqab</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/muslim-council-britain">Muslim Council of Britain</a></div></div></div> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 22:25:22 +0000 romulo 1291626 at http://www.arabnews.com

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