Kuwait calls on voters to elect members of the national assembly on April 4

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KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait called on Saturday for voters to elect members of the national assembly on April 4, Kuwait News Agency said. On Wednesday, government spokesman Amer Al-Ajmi said the Kuwaiti Cabinet had approved a draft emiri decree inviting voters to elect the National Assembly and added that registration of candidates would begin on March 4. Last month, Kuwait’s … Read more

Drone crashes into building in Russia's St Petersburg, no casualties – national guard

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ST PETERSBURG, Russia: A drone crashed into a five-storey residential building in St Petersburg on Saturday and 100 people were evacuated with no casualties, Russia’s Rosgvardiya national guard said. St Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov said earlier that two buildings were damaged and residents had been evacuated after what he called an “incident” with no casualties. … Read more

Ambassadors urge Lebanon to elect president who can articulate national interests

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BEIRUT: The ambassadors of the Arab-International Quintet Committee on Lebanon have stressed the need to “accelerate the process of electing a new president.” They also indicated that “there does not necessarily have to be a direct link between what’s happening in Gaza and Lebanon.” The five ambassadors met Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Friday. … Read more

Ministry of Economy and Planning signs MoU with Saudi National Institute of Health

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JEDDAH: Multinational technology company Siemens unveiled its new electrical equipment factory in Jeddah in the presence of the Kingdom’s Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources Bandar Alkhorayef. In partnership with its Saudi partner, Arabia Electric Ltd Equipment Co, the firm inaugurated the facility on Feb. 29 at the Modon Oasis in Jeddah. The 6,000 sq. m factory produces electrical equipment such … Read more

Red Sea Global launches national academy to train and upskill Saudis, CEO reveals

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JEDDAH: Multinational technology company Siemens unveiled its new electrical equipment factory in Jeddah in the presence of the Kingdom’s Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources Bandar Alkhorayef. In partnership with its Saudi partner, Arabia Electric Ltd Equipment Co, the firm inaugurated the facility on Feb. 29 at the Modon Oasis in Jeddah. The 6,000 sq. m factory produces electrical equipment such … Read more

Saudi Arabia unveils plans for national academy to nurture human capital

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RIYADH: The Saudi capital finds itself in global competition with cities like New York and Tokyo for a skilled workforce, according to its mayor. With a population exceeding 7 million, the city is experiencing an ongoing transformation as it becomes a hub for attracting talent and boosting entrepreneurship. In an interview with Arab News at … Read more

Kuwaiti Embassy in Japan celebrates National Day and Liberation Day

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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

National Housing Co. signs contracts worth $533m to build 3,800 residential units in Saudi Arabia

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Dubai real estate market soars amid record residential transactions in 2023: report  RIYADH: Dubai’s real estate market experienced robust growth in 2023, reaching an all-time high with residential transactions totaling 118,993 units, a report from CBRE revealed.  The report highlighted a 29.6 percent year-on-year increase in deal volumes, driven by growth in both the off-plan … Read more

Saudi Arabia announces national plan to stimulate urban policies by 2025

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia plans to stimulate urban policies to ensure coordinated services for residents by 2025 as part of its efforts to boost quality of life, says top minister.  Speaking during the opening remarks of the first Global Smart City Forum held in Riyadh, the Kingdom’s Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing Majid … Read more

White House downplays Biden, national security aide’s blunt comments on Israel

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Striking conciliatory note, Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif seeks coalition government, Khan’s PTI rejects offer LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party of Imran Khan said on Friday it had “absolutely no interest” in an offer by prime ministerial hopeful Nawaz Sharif to form a coalition government after his party did not win enough seats to rule alone … Read more