• Sea lion pup waddles into California hotel

    LOS ANGELES — A sea lion pup startled guests after waddling from a California beach into a nearby luxury hotel, where it pitched up at the patio bar.

    Shane Pappas, manager of the Pantai Inn in La Jolla, …

  • Abu Dhabi Festival makes musical history


    • World Premiere of Lebanese Composer Bechara El-Khoury’s ‘Poème Orientale’
    • Renowned Welsh Bass-Baritone Bryn Terfel’s First Performance in the Arab World


    ABU DHABI — The Emirates Palace Auditorium was the scene of a number of musical ‘firsts’ …

  • Thoraya Obaid chosen as Saudi person of the year

    RIYADH — Shoura Council member Thoraya Obaid was picked on Wednesday as Saudi Arabia’s person of the year.

    The Saudi MP will be granted the King Abdul Aziz medal as part of the country’s national heritage and culture …

  • Is global warming causing longer, harsher winters?

    PARIS — Millions of people in northern Europe are still battling snow and ice, wondering why they are being punished with bitter cold when – officially – spring has arrived and Earth is in the grip of global …

  • Korean film ‘Pacemaker’ screened as part of Asian Film Fest

    Samar Yahya
    Saudi Gazette
    JEDDAH — As part of the 6th Asian Film Festival organized by the Asian Consuls General Club (ACGC), the Korean Consul General Shin Yong-gi held a “Korean Movie Night” at his residence Wednesday. …

  • A ‘poison shoe’ for thy lady

    TOKYO — A Japanese man who allegedly tried to kill a woman he was stalking by putting poison in her shoes was arrested Thursday, police and reports said.

    The woman, a colleague, did not die, but developed gangrene …