Ronaldo leads Roshn Saudi Pro League stars set to boost their nations at Euro 2024

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RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian Football Federation held a five-day educational workshop on women’s football aimed at empowering coaches from the Kingdom and Africa. The event in Riyadh, held in partnership with the Confederation of African Football, ran from May 14-18 and was attended by 32 coaches — 16 from CAF member associations and 16 from … Read more

Youth movement: NBA’s 20-something stars set to battle in conference finals

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LOS ANGELES: The NBA conference finals starting Tuesday will showcase a new generation of stars as the Boston Celtics take on Indiana in the East and Dallas clash with Minnesota in the West for a place in the NBA Finals. Boston’s 26-year-old Jayson Tatum and 27-year-old Jaylen Brown are already experienced hands after the Celtics … Read more

Electric passenger drones set for a year-end launch in Saudi Arabia, says Front End CEO

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia unveiled its first “State of Aviation” report, highlighting the sector’s contributions to the Kingdom’s economic growth, as industry leaders gathered for the Future Aviation Forum.  Speaking at the opening ceremony of the three-day event in Riyadh, Saudi Minister of Transport and Logistic Services Saleh Al-Jasser emphasized the unprecedented importance of aviation.  Saudi … Read more

London court set to rule on Julian Assange extradition

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India begins voting in fifth phase as Mumbai, Gandhi family boroughs head to polls MUMBAI: India began voting in the fifth phase of its mammoth general elections on Monday, with seats in the financial capital Mumbai and the opposition’s Gandhi family bastions set to be sealed in the last few legs of the seven-phase vote. … Read more

Saudi Arabia slashes cinema license fees, ticket prices set to drop

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RIYADH: As the world marks International Mother Earth Day on April 22, Saudi Arabia continues its effort to mitigate the effects of climate change, accelerate its transition to green energy, promote sustainability, and protect natural habitats through the Saudi Green Initiative. Launched in 2021, one key SGI target is to reduce carbon emissions by 278 million … Read more

Jeddah set to host its first-ever World Table Tennis Championship

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LONDON: Ivan Rakitic hopes his strong brotherly bond with his former Croatia team-mate Luka Modric can persuade the timeless maestro to join him at Al-Shabab in the Saudi Pro League. Modric may be 38 but Rakitic said that his enduring class was something his fellow Real Madrid midfielder, the free-scoring tyro Jude Bellingham, could learn … Read more

World’s largest private firms fail to set climate targets: report

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PARIS: Only 40 of the world’s 100 largest private firms have set net-zero carbon emissions targets to fight climate change, according to a report released Monday, lagging far behind public companies. But for the world to meet the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming 1.5 degree Celsius, all companies need to reduce their planet-heating … Read more

Man Utd beat Coventry on penalties to set up Man City FA Cup final

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LONDON: Manchester United overcame an astonishing collapse to beat Coventry on penalties in an FA Cup classic on Sunday, setting up a second straight FA Cup final against Manchester City. Erik ten Hag’s men won the shootout at Wembley 4-2, with Rasmus Hojlund scoring the decisive spot kick after the teams were level at 3-3 after … Read more

USA Olympic basketball team announced, set to play 2 matches in Abu Dhabi

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COLORADO SPRINGS: The 2024 USA basketball men’s national team has been announced for this summer’s Olympic Games in Paris, taking place July 26-Aug. 11 The team, selected by national men’s team managing director Grant Hill and approved by the USA Basketball Board of Directors, will also play two preparation matches in Abu Dhabi against Australia … Read more