Startup Wrap – OSN+, AhnLab, and Mubashir among firms to see funding success during Ramadan

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CAIRO: Startups in the Middle East and North Africa region have closed Ramadan and started Eid Al-Fitr on a positive note as venture activity continued.  Among the most significant announcements during the holy month was UAE-based online streaming platform OSN+ and the Lebanon-originated music streaming service Anghami Inc.’s successful merger into a unified media entity following … Read more

Saudi Sports for All celebrates success of Ramadan events

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Abdulaziz bin Saleh Al-Aboudi, CEO of Thakher Development Company, reaffirmed his confidence in the Vision 2030 goal of attracting 30 million Umrah pilgrims annually by 2030, or even before that. “The government has made huge efforts and provided comprehensive support to achieve the objectives of Vision 2030, aiming to accommodate 30 million Umrah performers and … Read more

Civil Defense inspects 10,047 facilities so far during Ramadan

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RIYADH: As the holy month of Ramadan draws to a close, preparations for the Eid Al-Fitr holiday are underway with crowds gathering to buy clothing, sweets, and toys for the celebration. Madawi Al-Blushi, an Eid shopper in Al-Owais traditional market in Riyadh, told Arab News: “Eid is a special time for our family; not just us … Read more

Malaysian state converts Ramadan food waste into fertilizer

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Drone attack on Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant significantly increases accident risk, IAEA head says KYIV, Ukraine: The head of the UN’s atomic watchdog agency said Sunday a drone attack on one of six nuclear reactors at the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant “significantly increase the risk of a major nuclear accident.In a statement on the social … Read more

Ramadan festivities drive Saudi parcel delivery volume to over 18m

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RIYADH: Japan’s Mitsubishi Power is committed to supporting Saudi Arabia’s growing demand for energy to help it achieve the prosperity outlined in Vision 2030, according to a top official. Adel Al-Juraid, CEO of Mitsubishi Power in Saudi Arabia, shared profound insights into the company’s transformative journey in an interview with Arab News, offering a comprehensive overview … Read more

Crown prince arrives in Makkah for remainder of Ramadan, receives Somali president and Bahraini counterpart

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MAKKAH: Makkah’s museums attract Muslims from across the world and enrich the pilgrimage experience. They also offer revealing insights into the Kingdom’s history and its dedication to Hajj and Umrah performers. Dr. Fahd Al-Maliki, vice chairman of the Saudi Historical Society and professor of graduate studies at Umm Al-Qura University, told Arab News that the … Read more

Saudi fashion brand Leem talks Ramadan, Eid collections

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RIYADH: Art took over the luxury fashion mall Centria this Ramadan with a display of works from 33 artists in the Kingdom’s capital.   Curated by Saudi designer Amar Alamdar under the theme “Senses and Spirituality,” the exhibition provided a platform to show the true values of the holy month and the culture surrounding it … Read more

Ramadan at the end of winter brings cool comfort

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Saudi non-profit brings Jeddah’s youths together to distribute iftar to hundreds daily RIYADH: Sanad Hourani was raised on philanthropic values from a young age which has inspired him to do more for his community. Hourani and his friend Yousef Amjad established Subha, a Jeddah-based non-profit organization bringing the city’s youth together through charitable initiatives.  Hourani … Read more

East London Mosque serves up 1,000 iftar meals a day during Ramadan

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NEW DELHI: Despite religious tensions running high in India, Sikhs and Hindus in Malerkotla district take pride in hosting iftars for their Muslim neighbors, as they support and join them in Ramadan celebrations. The district in Punjab emerged from a 15th-century state established by Sheikh Sadruddin, a leader of the Sherwani tribe from Afghanistan. A … Read more