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Allegations of possibility of lead in lipstick are false, SFDA confirms
The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) said that the recent allegations, which claim that lead could be discovered in lipstick by rubbing it with gold, are untrue.
SFDA said that the only way to detect and discover lead material in cosmetics is through laboratory analysis.
The authority clarified this fact because of the clips that were spreading recently on social media, which indicated the possibility of detecting lead in lipsticks.
SFDA stressed that the widely used method of rubbing it with gold is not based on scientific foundations.
Bahrain central bank follows Fed to lift interest rates by 25 bps
The Central Bank of Bahrain lifted its key interest rates by 25 basis points on Wednesday, following the Federal Reserve's hike of the same size.
Saudi crown prince, French FM discuss bilateral relations
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received on Thursday Catherine Colonna, French minister for Europe and foreign affairs, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Lebanese currency reaches record-low value
After being pegged at 1,505 pounds to the US dollar 25 years ago, the Lebanese pound’s official exchange rate changed to 15,000 pounds to the dollar as of Wednesday.
Social Responsibility Forum kicks off in Riyadh
The 2023 Social Responsibility Forum launched on Wednesday at Riyadh’s InterContinental Hotel, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Egypt officials: Hospital fire in Cairo kills 3, injures 32
A fire broke out Wednesday at a hospital in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing at least three people and injuring at least 32 others, health authorities said.
Saudi foreign minister reviews relations with OIC chief, Cypriot and Kyrgyz counterparts
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan received a phone call from the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Hissein Brahim Taha, the mi...
Arab counter-terrorism strategy draft discussed in Riyadh
Representatives from 14 Arab countries submitted a draft executive plan for the Arab counter-terrorism strategy, which was developed by the Council of Arab Interior Ministers.
Qatar Airways, Airbus reach settlement in A350 legal case
‘Amicable settlement’ ends a $2bn row over the safety of Europe’s premier long-haul jet, averting a potentially damaging United Kingdom court trial.
VIA Riyadh, the Saudi capital’s latest luxury destination
VIA Riyadh is the Saudi capital’s latest luxury destination that includes select restaurants, a cinema, the Kingdom’s first St. Regis Hotel, and elite shopping outlets.
Egyptian content creators arrested over comic prison visit video
Detainees face charges such as ‘publishing false news and utilising social media accounts to commit acts of terrorism’, says lawyer.
Lebanon devalues official exchange rate by 90 percent
The central bank has confirmed the new official rate of 15,000 pounds per dollar, up from little more than 1,500.
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