GCC secretary general receives Argentinian ambassador to Saudi Arabia

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DHAHRAN: After a two-year hiatus, the second Sync Digital Wellbeing Summit 2024 returns to the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, or Ithra, this week for discussions and debates by world-leading experts. Scheduled for May 22 and 23, Ithra will be buzzing with all things that merge technology and wellness, and will feature 110 digital … Read more

Saudi food security drive receives boost with new Tadco partnership   

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s automotive sector localization is fast on track as part of the government’s efforts to achieve its Vision 2030 targets, according to a senior official.   At the Saudi-American Business Council seminar, Aftab Ahmed, a senior adviser to the Kingdom’s National Center for Industrial Development in the automotive sector, underscored the rapid transition toward … Read more

FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem receives Arab and MENA backing

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DUBAI: The FIA Members for Sport for MENA region and Arab Council of Touring and Automobile Clubs sub-region have released a statement of support for FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem against what they see as “false allegations” of interference in sporting decisions during the 2023 Formula One season.

Saudi king receives letter from Bahraini counterpart about relations between their nations

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RIYADH: A new museum studies program in Saudi Arabia has opened for registration, offering micro-credential and long-term courses. It is the result of a partnership between ilmi, a center for science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and mathematics learning, and Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University. ilmi — meaning “my knowledge” in Arabic — is a science … Read more

Saudi FM receives phone call from Belgian counterpart

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RIYADH: In a world fixated on beauty and aesthetic perfection, Saudi artist Asrar Al-Qarni is boldly producing anti-aesthetic and unsettling art. Through her work, the 33-year-old challenges traditional notions of beauty and protests conformity. She compels viewers to confront uncomfortable truths and explore darker aspects of society. This unconventional approach to art can be seen … Read more

Saudi FM receives Armenian counterpart in Riyadh

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Saudi FM’s visit part of ‘concerted efforts’ to close investment deals — Pakistani envoy to Riyadh RIYADH: Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud’s visit to Pakistan this week is part of “concerted efforts” to close investment deals that have been under discussion between the two nations in recent years and also discuss new … Read more

Saudi FM receives phone call from Iranian counterpart

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JEDDAH: Ali Alhammadi, a Saudi 32-year-old visual artist from Aldawadmi in Riyadh, has carved out a remarkable pathway in the world of art since his professional debut in 2017. Passionate about visual arts since childhood, Alhammadi’s artistic inspiration was ignited by the “Saudi renaissance” in line with Vision 2030, prompting him to embark on a … Read more

Pakistan PM receives MWL chief in Islamabad

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RIYADH: Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif received Muslim World League chief Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa in Islamabad, Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday. Sharif commended the MWL’s “global efforts in unifying the words of scholars, clarifying the true message of Islam, and confronting Islamophobia,” the organization said. The two officials discussed topics of common … Read more

Saudi deputy foreign minister receives Palestinian PM in Jeddah

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JEDDAH: As Eid Al-Fitr approaches, tailoring shops, chocolate stores and barber shops in the Kingdom are doing brisk business as a large number of customers visit them ahead of the Eid Al-Fitr celebrations. Jeddah’s traditional marketplace for thobe — the traditional Saudi attire — in Al-Baghdadia is buzzing with activity as vendors and tailors cater … Read more

Folk Maritime shipping line receives first vessel at Jeddah Port

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Saudi banks’ deposits reach $677bn in February, reflecting economic resilience     RIYADH: Saudi banks’ total deposits reached SR2.54 trillion ($677 billion) in February, marking a 10.26 percent increase from the same month last year, the official data showed.  Analysis conducted on the data released by the Saudi Central Bank confirmed that growth was primarily fueled by … Read more