Riyadh to host first international sand and dust storm conference next week

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s National Center for Meteorology will host the first International Conference on Sand and Dust Storms from March 4-6 in Riyadh. The forum, organized by the World Meteorological Organization’s Sand and Dust Storm Warning Regional Center, is expected to draw wide international participation and aims to address the growing global challenge posed by … Read more

Startup of the Week – supply chain platform Omniful aims to boost Saudi Arabia’s e-commerce space

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CAIRO: E-commerce and supply chain operations platform Omniful is aiming to significantly boost its presence in the Saudi market after a successful $5.85 million seed funding round. In an interview with Arab News, CEO and co-founder of Omniful, Mostafa Abolnasr, shared the company’s strategies aimed to boost Saudi Arabia’s e-commerce space. “Following our recent seed … Read more

Kingdom arrests 19,431 illegals in one week

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RIYADH: Saudi authorities arrested 19,431 people in one week for breaching residency, work and border security regulations, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday. According to an official report, a total of 11,897 people were arrested for violations of residency laws, while 4,254 were held over illegal border crossing attempts, and a further 3,280 for … Read more

Model Halima Aden dazzles at New York Fashion Week 

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DUBAI: Model Halima Aden made a fashion statement at New York Fashion Week this week, from attending shows to walking runways.  She attended the Carolina Herrera show, held on the 40th floor of a downtown skyscraper, where 360-degree views of Manhattan served as the backdrop for the Fall/Winter collection. Aden chose a vibrant pink suit … Read more

Saudi authorities arrest 18,901 illegals in one week

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JEDDAH: Having unlocked the transformative power of yoga in her own life, certified instructor Lana Nazer is now driven by the geuine desire to empower the Saudi community reach their full potential with the physical and mental benefits of the practice. Her introduction to the realm of yoga began with her mother’s influence. She grew … Read more

Pakistan to announce training, biometric verification schedule for Hajj pilgrims next week

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Islamabad: Pakistan will be announcing a schedule for training and biometric verification of Hajj pilgrims next week, its religious affairs minister has said. The announcement came after Pakistani Religious Affairs Minister Aneeq Ahmed’s recent meeting with Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki at the Saudi Embassy in Islamabad. Both parties discussed various aspects of … Read more

Saudi authorities arrest 17,896 illegals in one week

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How Saudi Arabia is using wildlife conservation, habitat protection, and the green transition to preserve its ecosystems RIYADH: Saudi Arabia aims to be at the forefront of environmental protection through initiatives aimed at restoring and maintaining the ecological balance, which promotes harmonious and flourishing ecosystems. Climate action, clean energy, and preserving habitats are just some … Read more

Gold set for best week in 9 as dollar softens ahead of US data

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul All Share Index rose on Thursday, gaining 117.66 points, or 1.00 percent, to close at 11,914.29. The total trading turnover of the benchmark index was SR8.22 billion ($2.19 billion) as 89 of the listed stocks advanced, while 132 retreated.   Similarly, the Kingdom’s parallel market Nomu also rose 205.65 points, or 0.82 … Read more

Paris acclaim for Saudi International Handicrafts Week exhibition

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RIYADH: The Boulevard World zone is among the largest zones of the fourth Riyadh Season, encompassing a wide range of international entertainment experiences. This year, having expanded by over 40 percent, it makes a comeback with a wintry ambiance, embodying the essence of the ancient Levant and showcasing its rich history through iconic structures. In … Read more

Atletico beat Real Madrid 4-2 in extra time to reach Copa quarterfinals a week after Super Cup loss

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MADRID: Atletico Madrid got the better of Real Madrid this time, beating their crosstown rivals 4-2 in extra time Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey. Antoine Griezmann and Rodrigo Riquelme scored after a 2-2 draw in regulation to send Atletico to the last eight less than a week after they lost … Read more