IT firm Atos announces Riyadh HQ, sports technology center during LEAP conference

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DUBAI: Relentless leaders Al-Wasl heaped pressure on Cosmin Olaroiu’s underperforming Sharjah, Spain icon Andres Iniesta’s sinking Emirates Club looked doomed, and Farhad Majidi’s inconsistent Ittihad Kalba-reign was brought to an ignominious end during ADNOC Pro League’s matchweek 15. Friday’s grandstand clash in Dubai witnessed goals from Abdulrahman Saleh and outstanding UAE attacker Ali Saleh to maintain … Read more

EA Sports announces inaugural Ramadan Tournament for MENA region gamers

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RIYADH: The Riyadh 2023 Global Esports Games are set for some decisive match-ups on Friday night that will decide who advances to Saturday’s finals. Hosted by the Saudi Esports Federation and presented by the Global Esports Federation, day three of the five-day flagship multi-title competition saw countries’ quests for glory and global supremacy edge closer … Read more

UK announces new Russia sanctions to mark Ukraine invasion anniversary

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LONDON: Britain announced a new package of sanctions against Russia on Thursday, saying it was seeking to diminish President Vladimir Putin’s weapons arsenal and war chest two years after the invasion of Ukraine. The package, covering more than 50 individuals and entities, was announced two days before Saturday’s second anniversary of the full-scale invasion and … Read more

Kroos announces Germany return ahead of Euro 2024

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BERLIN: World Cup winner Toni Kroos announced his return to the German national team on Thursday ahead of Euro 2024 on home soil. Kroos, 34, will be eligible for selection in the upcoming March international friendlies against France and the Netherlands. “Hey folks, short and sweet, I’ll be playing for Germany again from March,” Kroos … Read more

Somalia announces deal with Turkiye to deter Ethiopia’s access to sea through breakaway region

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DUBAI: Iran has provided Russia with a large number of powerful surface-to-surface ballistic missiles, six sources told Reuters, deepening the military cooperation between the two US-sanctioned countries.Iran’s provision of around 400 missiles includes many from the Fateh-110 family of short-range ballistic weapons, such as the Zolfaghar, three Iranian sources said. This road-mobile missile is capable … Read more

NEOM announces new hotel with Raffles Hotels & Resorts in Trojena

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RIYADH: Credit card loans in Saudi Arabia surged to SR27 billion ($7.2 billion) in 2023, marking a 17 percent annual increase, according to data from the Saudi Central Bank.  Analyzing data from the financial institution, also known as SAMA, shows that this surge could be attributed to the ease of acquiring credit cards, the enticing reward programs they … Read more

Ivan Rakitic announces Saudi Pro League arrival in style

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Anticipation abounds ahead of this week’s intriguing full restart of the 2023/2024 Roshn Saudi Pro League. The six-week interlude for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup contained managerial changes, eye-catching player acquisitions and noteworthy exits as competitors strove to finish campaigns on a high. Arab News provides an essential guide for the 16 clubs as they … Read more

Arabian Leopard Fund announces scholarship to help conservationists save endangered big cats

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RIYADH: The Arabian Leopard Fund has announced the launch of a 50-student scholarship program to provide the next generation of conservationists with the skills, knowledge and practical know-how they need to safeguard the future of the critically endangered Arabian leopard.

UK announces sanctions on four ‘extremist settlers’ in West Bank

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LONDON: Britain on Monday announced sanctions on four “extremist Israeli settlers” accused of committing human rights abuses against Palestinians in the West Bank, following a similar move by the United States earlier this month. The curbs follow what the UK called “unprecedented levels of violence by extremist settlers in the West Bank” over the past … Read more