Urban greening begins in Irqah, Riyadh

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RIYADH: Around the world, electric vehicles are already revolutionizing leisure, public transportation and logistics, shrinking the carbon footprint of travel, improving air quality and reducing pollution in the air, on land and in the sea. As Saudi Arabia embarks on a range of environmental initiatives designed to address the challenges posed by climate change and … Read more

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz Royal Reserve Development Authority begins archaeological survey

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Saudi Arabia and Armenia to forge ‘road map’ for diplomatic ties, FM Ararat Mirzoyan tells Arab News RIYADH: Armenia is committed to drafting a “road map” for the development of diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia, Ararat Mirzoyan, Armenia’s minister for foreign affairs, told Arab News on Thursday in an exclusive interview during a visit to … Read more

World Endurance Championship camel race begins May 4 in Al-Ula

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RIYADH: The International Federation for Camel Racing (IFCR) has announced that the first edition of the World Endurance Championship camel race will begin May 4 in Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ula. The inaugural event has a prize pool of more than SR2 million ($533,000) up for grabs. The championship includes a 16 km race split into two … Read more

The 44th King Abdulaziz Qur’an competition begins in August

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RIYADH: The 44th King Abdulaziz International Competition for the Memorization, Recitation, and Interpretation of the Qur’an begins in early August in Makkah, the Saudi Press Agency has reported. The prestigious event, which attracts contestants from around the globe, offers a total prize pool of SR4 million ($1.07 million).

Hosts Qatar defeat Indonesia as 2024 AFC U-23 Asian Cup begins

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On Monday, the Olympic flame was lit in Greece, and the traditional torch began its 68-stage three-month journey to Paris, where it will arrive on July 25 to signal the start the following day of the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad. As the torch relay travels the length of France, and global interest in the … Read more

2nd Saudi Cinema Nights series of international film screening begins this month

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RIYADH: The holy month of Ramadan, beginning on March 11 and observed mostly at the end of Saudi Arabia’s winter, has brought cool comfort for fasting Muslims, making it a pleasant experience. Based on the lunar Hijri calendar, the beginning of the holy month changes every year, determined by sightings of the crescent moon. A … Read more

Chennai begins IPL title defense with cruisy win as Kohli out for 21 in comeback game

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Corey Anderson wins vacant Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship as PFL era launches BELFAST: A new era of MMA kicked off in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Friday night with the Bellator Champions Series, a card that saw a new champion crowned, and the most decorated champion in promotional history retain his title.It was the first event … Read more

Israel-Hamas war rages in besieged Gaza as Ramadan begins

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JERUSALEM/CAIRO/RAFAH, Gaza: Palestinians prepared for Ramadan in somber mood with heightened security measures by Israeli police and the spectre of war and hunger in Gaza overshadowing the normally festive Muslim holy month as talks to secure a ceasefire stalled.Thousands of police have been deployed around the narrow streets of the Old City in Jerusalem, where … Read more

Muslims gather to pray in NY’s Times Square as Ramadan begins

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NEW YORK: Dozens of Muslim worshippers gathered in New York’s Times Square Sunday to mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan, with some displaying Palestinian flags in solidarity with people in Gaza. They performed Taraweeh, special Ramadan night prayers, against the backdrop of the bright LED advertising billboards that illuminate the Manhattan landmark.

Egypt begins process for privatization of airports

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RIYADH: Egypt began the executive process for offering the management and operation of Egyptian airports to the private sector, a Cabinet statement said on Monday. Egypt is due to set an international tender for operating Egyptian airports, which include Cairo International Airport, the country’s Civil Aviation Minister Mohamed Abbas Helmy has said. Egypt is set to … Read more