Medvedev wins to set up Dubai Tennis Championships semifinal with Humbert

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No fairy-tale ending for Andy Murray in Dubai, as Ugo Humbert advances to quarter-finals DUBAI: Andy Murray’s hopes of fairy-tale ending to what seems likely to be his last appearance at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships were dashed by in-form Frenchman Ugo Humbert, who defeated the 36-year-old Scot 6-2, 6-4 on center court at … Read more

Jordan set to receive investments of up to $100m annually from the EBRD

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RIYADH: Office space rents across all grades in Riyadh rose in 2023 due to increased demand from national and international occupiers, a study showed. According to a report released by real estate consultancy services CBRE, average prime rents in Saudi Arabia’s capital city increased by 20.7 percent in the 12 months leading up to the … Read more

Chad says opposition group attacked security agency in capital, a day after election date was set

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SAO PAULO: Brazil called for a “new globalization” to address poverty and climate change as finance ministers from the world’s top economies met Wednesday, but the Ukraine and Gaza wars risked overshadowing the plea. “It is time to redefine globalization,” Brazilian Finance Minister Fernando Haddad told his counterparts from the Group of 20 leading economies, … Read more

UAE Pro League review: Al-Wasl continue to set pace at the top of the table

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Al-Wasl’s searing pace at the top of the standings continued, champions Shabab Al-Ahli returned to winning ways and there was more misery for promoted clubs during the ADNOC Pro League’s matchweek 14. A first full schedule since late December — a lengthy pause for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup was extended by multiple weather postponements … Read more

Saudi green projects set to see over $1.6bn investments by 2030, says minister 

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  RIYADH: Global trading system accessibility, intellectual property, and dispute settlement take center stage as the 13th World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference commenced in Abu Dhabi.    The four-day event, starting on Feb. 26, will address these issues within the WTO, featuring the participation of trade ministers and senior officials from around the world, the Saudi … Read more

Saudi boxing champions set to shine at Arab Rising Stars 3 in Abu Dhabi

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Riyadh: Saudi boxing champions are gearing up to make their mark at the highly anticipated Arab Rising Stars 3 boxing event, slated to kick off on March 2 in Abu Dhabi. The tournament, held at Yas Links Abu Dhabi Golf Club, is being promoted by AAM Seddiqi Sports in collaboration with the Department of Culture … Read more

Saudi Arabia U19s set for ICC Cricket World Cup qualifying action in Bangkok

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RIYADH: Renan Ferreira defeated Ryan Bader in the main fight of the evening as the Professional Fighters League staged the first-ever MMA event in Saudi Arabia,  PFL Champions vs. Bellator Champions at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh. The 11-fight card featured four bouts for the newly minted Super Belt, with additional action from the biggest names … Read more

Renan Ferreira dominates Ryan Bader in Riyadh to set up Ngannou showdown

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RIYADH: Renan Ferreira defeated Ryan Bader in the main fight of the evening as the Professional Fighters League staged the first-ever MMA event in Saudi Arabia,  PFL Champions vs. Bellator Champions at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh. The 11-fight card featured four bouts for the newly minted Super Belt, with additional action from the biggest names … Read more

Anna Kalinskaya eliminates Coco Gauff to set up semifinal with Iga Swiatek in Dubai

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DUBAI: World No.1 Iga Swiatek saw off No.15 seed and two-time former champion Elina Svitolina in the third round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Wednesday night, and in doing so guaranteed a new name will appear on the trophy at this year’s WTA 1000 tournament. Taking her winning streak in the Middle … Read more