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Saudi Arabia participates in UNESCO cultural conference
Unequal access to new technologies, illicit trafficking and threats to cultural heritage were among the issues on the agenda for international culture ministers who met Wednesday in Mexico City for the World Conference on Cultural Polici...
Saudi citizens displaced by Hurricane Ian safely evacuated
Princess Reema Bandar Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States, spoke on Friday with Shafi bin Bijad Al-Otaibi, the Consul General in Houston, to check on the progress of the evacuation of Saudi citizens displaced by Hurri...
Saudi culture minister meets Jordanian, Iraqi counterparts at UNESCO meeting in Mexico
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan on Friday held talks with his Jordanian counterpart, Haifa Najjar, on the sidelines of the UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development — ...
Taste of home: Coffee is now Saudis’ cup of tea
Roasted cardamom, cloves and saffron brewed together with lightly roasted coffee, served in a dallah (traditional coffee pot) and poured into finjals (small round cups). That is the coffee table setting of many families, bringing togethe...
Saudi Maritime Congress draws record interest
To coincide with World Maritime Day, the third Saudi Maritime Congress began on Sept. 28 at the Dhahran Expo.
Saudi Arabia condemns suicide attack on Afghan educational center that killed 19 people
Saudi Arabia on Friday strongly condemned and denounced a “terrorist attack” on an educational center in the Afghan capital, Kabul, which killed and injured a number of people.
Wake up and smell the coffee: Saudi cafes embrace a new era
Arabic coffee has been officially changed to Saudi coffee in the Kingdom’s restaurants, cafes, stores and roasteries early this year.
Beyond the bean: A taste of Saudi Arabia - in a cup
Coffee, the ubiquitous beverage, is as varied as the beans from which it is made.
IAEA elects Saudi Arabia as member of board of governors until 2024
Saudi Arabia has been elected by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Thursday to become a member of the agency’s Board of Governors until 2024.
MoU signed with US institute to train Saudi judicial cadres
President of the Board of Grievances, and of the Administrative Judiciary Council, Sheikh Khaled Al-Youssef, recently signed a memorandum of understanding between the board and the US Case Western Reserve University in research and train...
Saudi Arabia offers new educational visas serving students from 160 countries
Saudi Arabia announced it had recently relaxed rules for foreign students, introducing long and short-term educational visas.
Saudi entertainment body launches discount fair for international brands
The Saudi General Entertainment Authority on Wednesday announced the launch of “Outlet 2022” shopping festival, the first of its kind in the Kingdom.
KSrelief, UNESCO launch educational program to boost peace building in Arab states
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center has teamed up with UNESCO to launch an educational resources program for teachers in a bid to promote peace building in the Arab states.
Riyadh forum to focus on science, philosophy
Space diplomacy, climate change and environmental issues will be among far-reaching topics to be discussed at a major philosophy and science conference in the Saudi capital.
UN sounds alarm over leukaemia in Iraq linked to oil fields
The UN has warned that people living near oil fields, where gas is openly burned, face heightened risks of leukaemia, and that it has classified such areas as “modern sacrifice zones.”
Kuwait announces winners of National Assembly elections
Kuwait has announced the winners of Thursday’s National Assembly elections after months of political gridlock in the oil-rich country.
20,000 children enrolled in 226 centers marks milestone for Dubai’s early childhood education
More than 20,000 children, aged between 45 days and six years, of 58 different nationalities, are now enrolled in 226 early childhood centers across Dubai.
Think hard before working in Qatar: British engineer
A British engineer trapped in Qatar for almost eight years over a commercial dispute has urged people to think hard before accepting large salaries to work there, after his own exhausting battle to leave followed the alleged torture and ...
Iran says it has arrested 9 foreigners over protests
Iran’s intelligence ministry says it has arrested nine foreigners over recent anti-hijab protests sweeping the country.
Iran protests could topple morality police: Human Rights Watch
Nationwide protests in Iran following the death of a woman in custody could topple the country’s so-called morality police, Human Rights Watch has said.
Lebanon schools struggle to open as finance woes bite
Lebanon’s public education system is facing collapse a week before the start of the academic year, with teachers unable to pay for transport, and students dropping out because their parents cannot afford essential school items.
Senior IRGC commander shot dead in clashes with anti-regime gunmen
A senior commander in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was shot dead on Friday during clashes with anti-regime gunman, according to state media.
China is main destination for Saudi exports
Saudi Arabia's exports to China, in the second quarter of 2022, amounted to SR63 billion (about $16.8 billion), which makes China the main destination for Saudi goods, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Saudi Ministry of Human Resources wins two SGCA awards
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (HRSD) won the award for the best systems in government communication at the Arab world level in the 9th edition of Sharjah Government Communication Award (SGCA) in the Un...
Shoura Council chief accepts invite to visit Turkiye
Saudi Shoura Council President Sheikh Abdullah Al-Sheikh received Turkish Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Fatih Ulusoy at the Shoura headquarters here on Thursday. During the reception, Al-Sheikh accepted an official invitation from Speaker o...
Saudi Arabia condemns terrorist attack on educational center in Kabul
Saudi Arabia strongly condemned the terrorist attack on an educational institution in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Friday, which killed 19 people.
Abdul-Maqsoud Khoja Street in Jeddah to be converted into a cultural platform
The Ministry of Culture announced a project to develop the street named after the late Saudi writer Abdul Maqsoud Khoja in Al-Rawda neighborhood in Jeddah. The project, which will be developed in cooperation with the Ministry of Municipa...
24 online advertisers penalized for misleading ads
The Ministry of Commerce announced on Wednesday that it had slapped fines on 24 online advertisers, including 14 women, for violating the E-Commerce Law. They carried out the violations through social media platforms such as Snapchat, Tw...
Saudi Arabia estimates 2023 budget revenue at SR1,123 trln with SR9 bln surplus
Saudi Arabia estimated public revenue in 2023 budget at SR1,123 trillion, and expenditures at SR1,114 trillion, with an expected surplus of SR 9 billion, the Ministry of Finance said in its 2023 pre-budget statement announced on Friday.
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Saudi Central Bank permits 4 new FinTech firms to operate under Regulatory Sandbox
The Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) has granted permits to a new batch of companies to provide open banking solutions in the Regulatory Sandbox.
Elon Musk's trove of private text messages is a bad look for him — and another win for Twitter, experts say
Hundreds of texts between Elon Musk and big names in media and finance were released on Thursday as a part of the discovery process for Twitter's lawsuit.
1,200 publishing houses showcase titles as Riyadh Book Fair kicks off
The Riyadh International Book Fair 2022 kicked off at the Riyadh Front on Thursday. Around 1,200 publishing houses, representing 32 countries, are showcasing their titles at the grand fair, with the theme of “Cultural Chapters.”
UK Teen Girl Died After "Negative Effects Of Online Content"
Molly Russell was "exposed to material that may have influenced her in a negative way and, in addition, what had started as a depression had become a more serious depressive illness," Andrew Walker ruled at North London Coroner's Court.
19 women, 2 men qualify as Kingdom's first yogasana referees
The Saudi Yoga Committee announced the graduation of the first group of yogasana referees at a yogasana sports event, which was held in cooperation with the Leaders Development Institute in the Ministry of Sports.
Elon Musk Says Tesla's Cybertruck Will Be Waterproof Enough To Serve Briefly As A Boat
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has stated that the much-anticipated Cybertruck would be able to "cross rivers, lakes and even seas".
Oil settles lower after hitting $90/bbl as OPEC+ considers output cut
Oil prices settled lower on Thursday in choppy trading, rising above $90 per barrel and then retreating as traders weighed a worsening economic outlook against potential OPEC+ output cuts next week.
Pakistan Airlines' 'Wear Underwear' Dress Code. Then, A Clarification
PIA immediately withdrew the bulletin, due to the backlash it received, Geo News reported.
Turkish trade deficit jumps 160% in August
Turkey's foreign trade deficit surged 159.9% year-on-year to $11.19 billion in August, with imports surging 40.4%, data from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed on Friday.
Amnesty adviser denied entry to Denmark game wearing Qatar protest scarf
An Amnesty International adviser was prevented from taking a scarf drawing attention to Qatar's treatment of migrant workers into Denmark's game against France on Sunday despite the home side's kit being designed to highlight the same ca...
Women's rights group calls on FIFA to kick Iran out of World Cup
Rights group Open Stadiums have called on FIFA to throw Iran out of the World Cup finals in Qatar in November because of the country's treatment of women.
Saudi wealth fund's Savvy Games Group to invest $37.8 billion
Saudi Arabia's Savvy Games Group, owned by sovereign wealth fund PIF, will invest 142 billion riyals ($37.8 billion) in initiatives aimed at making the kingdom a global hub for gaming, state news agency SPA said on Thursday.
Iran protests over young woman's death continue, human-rights group says at least 83 people killed
Protests continued in several cities across Iran on Thursday against the death of young woman in police custody, state and social media reported, as a human rights group said at least 83 people had been killed in nearly two weeks of demo...
Saudi unemployment falls to 9.7% in Q2
Unemployment in Saudi Arabia among citizens fell to 9.7% in the second quarter of 2022, reflecting a downward trend in joblessness among Saudis that is a key objective of the crown prince's plans to transform the economy.
OPEC+ oil output cut talks narrow to 0.5-1.0 mln bpd, sources say
OPEC+ oil producers considering lowering their output target at a meeting on Oct. 5 are focused on a cut of between 500,000 and 1 million barrels per day (bpd) to support the market, OPEC+ sources told Reuters.
Turkey's state banks suspend use of Russian Mir payment system -finance minister
Turkey's three state banks have suspended the use of the Russian Mir payment system, Finance Minister Nureddin Nebati told Reuters on Thursday.
Oil falls but notches weekly gain as OPEC+ considers output cut
Oil prices dipped on Friday in choppy trading but notched their first weekly gain in five on Friday, underpinned by the possibility that OPEC+ will agree to cut crude output when it meets on Oct. 5.
OPEC+ has begun talks on output cut at Oct. 5 meeting - OPEC source
Leading OPEC+ members have begun discussions about an oil output cut at the group's next meeting on Oct. 5, three sources told Reuters.
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