Estonia’s Bolt eyes further Saudi expansion

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CAIRO: Startup momentum in the Middle East and North Africa region is on the rise, with the eagerly awaited technology event LEAP24 just around the corner.   Regional venture capitals have replenished their funds and burgeoning enterprises have secured financing – preparing Riyadh’s ecosystem for a significant entrepreneurial uplift from March 4 to 7. US-based … Read more

Saleh Saadi explores Palestine through the eyes of tourists in upcoming series

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Nadim Naaman takes the stage as first Arab lead star in ‘The Phantom of The Opera’ at Dubai Opera DUBAI: The moment has finally come for Lebanese-British theater actor Nadim Naaman. For over a decade, he has been associated with the popular musical “The Phantom of The Opera,” initially joining as an ensemble member. The … Read more

Chelsea’s Sterling eyes history against Liverpool in Carabao Cup final

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Miami’s recruitment of big-name international players is unprecedented in MLS with Messi having been joined initially by two former Barcelona team-mates in Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets. (USA TODAY Sports)   FORD LAUDERDALE, Florida: The head of Apple TV’s collaboration with Major League Soccer has urged clubs in the league to follow the example of … Read more

In Israel’s northern hills, all eyes look to Lebanon

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MANILA: A Filipino nun who stayed at her church in Gaza is unreachable, Philippine authorities said on Friday, as they are trying to evacuate 14 nationals from the city of Rafah, where 1.5 million Palestinians are crammed in tents amid heavy Israeli bombardment. Of the 137 Filipinos trapped in Gaza since Israel began its daily bombardment … Read more

Aramco eyes production of all energy sources, CEO says

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RIYADH: Achieving global power security is everyone’s responsibility, according to Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman.  Speaking at the International Petroleum Technology Conference in Dahran on Feb. 12, the minister said that the Kingdom is continuously working toward ensuring market stability.  He added that Saudi Arabia has significant surplus oil production capabilities. “We are … Read more

Azerbaijan’s President Aliyev eyes easy re-election after Karabakh war

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Biden wins South Carolina Democratic primary, vows to make Trump a loser — again COLUMBIA, South Carolina: US President Joe Biden on Saturday won the South Carolina Democratic primary — the first officially sanctioned race of the party’s nominating season — with early returns showing him dominating two other candidates, according to Edison Research projections. … Read more

Formula E CEO eyes further growth, success for all-electric series ahead of Diriyah E-Prix

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Riyadh: Formula E may be only in its 10th year, but it is no longer motorsport’s new kid on the block. Ahead of the Diriyah E-Prix double-header of night races, Formula E CEO Jeff Dodds told Arab News that the all-electric series was set to grow even more in the coming years, having already amassed … Read more

India rolls out red carpet for Macron as France eyes trade deals

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NEW DELHI: President Emmanuel Macron arrives as the guest of honor in India on Thursday with a sumptuous palace feast and colorful military parade, as France eyes lucrative deals with the world’s fifth-biggest economy. Macron will be offered a red carpet welcome by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with dinner in a 19th-century maharaja’s palace, and … Read more

Mohamed Salah eyes elusive Africa Cup of Nations success with Egypt

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In cricket’s brave new world, the Betway T20 franchise league in South Africa is leaving some observers gasping for air. This is because of what appears to be a brazen attitude to ensure that it succeeds at all costs. There is context to explain this. Previous attempts to introduce a T20 competition foundered. A T20 … Read more

Nesma & Partners eyes new opportunities in mining, renewables sectors for future growth: CEO

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RIYADH: Saudi contracting firm Nesma & Partners is keen to explore new opportunities to expand and diversify its income streams, particularly in the mining business, a top executive has revealed.  Attending the Future Minerals Forum in Riyadh, the firm’s President and CEO Samer Abdelsamad emphasized that events like these focus on the evolution of robust minerals … Read more