Saudi Arabia extends voluntary oil cut of 1m barrels per day until mid-2024

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is gearing up for LEAP 2024, the world’s most-attended tech event, from March 4 to 7 at the Riyadh Exhibition and Convention Center in Malham. The pre-event gathering on Feb 28 announced this year’s theme as “Into New Worlds,” which encompasses new opportunities, technologies, and capabilities in the tech sector. The event … Read more

Number of registered nonprofit organizations in Saudi Arabia hits 4,656

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is gearing up for LEAP 2024, the world’s most-attended tech event, from March 4 to 7 at the Riyadh Exhibition and Convention Center in Malham. The pre-event gathering on Feb 28 announced this year’s theme as “Into New Worlds,” which encompasses new opportunities, technologies, and capabilities in the tech sector. The event … Read more

Saudi Arabia unveils ‘Hospitality Investment Enablers’ for tourism growth 

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RIYADH: A new hospitality package is poised to enhance Saudi Arabia’s business operations, project viability, and land access, a senior official announced.  The “Hospitality Investment Enablers” initiative, designed in collaboration with the Ministry of Investment, aims to elevate the efficiency of business operations and bolster project success, said Ahmed Al-Khateeb, the minister of tourism.  He … Read more

Ireland trade minister: Saudi Arabia offers ‘extraordinary opportunity’ for Irish firms looking to invest

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s dynamic business environment is continuously drawing attention from international companies, and now Estonian ride-hailing giant Bolt is looking to expand its operations in the Kingdom.  Established in 2013, the company has become a prominent player in the global mobility industry, operating in 45 countries and 500 cities, with a current valuation of €7.4 … Read more

Saudi Arabia takes bold strides toward greener future and carbon neutrality

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s dynamic business environment is continuously drawing attention from international companies, and now Estonian ride-hailing giant Bolt is looking to expand its operations in the Kingdom.  Established in 2013, the company has become a prominent player in the global mobility industry, operating in 45 countries and 500 cities, with a current valuation of €7.4 … Read more

Hong Kong beat Saudi Arabia to end Greens’ U19 Cricket World Cup dream

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Algerian Muay Thai veteran Mehdi Zatout comes out of retirement to win boxing debut at ONE 166 Two years ago, former ISKA and WBC Muay Thai World Champion Mehdi Zatout stood inside the ONE Circle with his family as tears streamed down his face. He had just been awarded a $50,000 bonus for scoring a … Read more

Saudi Arabia sends 11th aid plane to Ukraine

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JEDDAH: Nestled in the heart of Jeddah’s historic district are heritage hotels launched by the Jeddah Historic District Program under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture and in partnership with Al-Balad Development Co. These hotels, including Beit Jokhdar, Beit Al-Rayess and Beit Kedwan, have been meticulously restored while preserving their architectural features to provide … Read more

Rising Stars Arabia to feature several fighters on cusp of world recognition

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LONDON: My cricket column this week referred to a follow-up hearing on Feb. 20 by the UK House of Commons Parliamentary Select Committee for Culture, Media and Sport into racism in cricket. It focused specifically on what measures had been put in place since its initial hearing in November 2021, and after the recommendations of … Read more

The Roman legionaries who pushed into Arabia all the way to Mada’in Salih

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LONDON: Anyone who has watched the 2000 movie “Gladiator” will have a vivid, if not necessarily wholly accurate, idea about what life must have been like for the legendary legionaries who imposed Rome’s will upon much of the Mediterranean and beyond for half a millennium. In the movie, Russell Crowe plays Maximus Decimus Meridius, a … Read more

Saudi Arabia leads Arab condemnation of targeting of civilians in northern Gaza

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LONDON: Anyone who has watched the 2000 movie “Gladiator” will have a vivid, if not necessarily wholly accurate, idea about what life must have been like for the legendary legionaries who imposed Rome’s will upon much of the Mediterranean and beyond for half a millennium. In the movie, Russell Crowe plays Maximus Decimus Meridius, a … Read more