Saudi and Japanese football leagues to work together to develop the sport in both countries

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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

Blinken says he’ll work with US Congress to respond to ICC move on Gaza

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PARIS: NGOs filed a criminal complaint against French oil giant TotalEnergies and its top shareholders in Paris on Tuesday, seeking a trial for involuntary manslaughter and other consequences of climate change “chaos.”The case targets the company’s board, including chief executive Patrick Pouyanne, and major shareholders that backed its climate strategy, including US investment firm BlackRock … Read more

Japan, Saudi Arabia FMs agree to work closely

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Frankly Speaking: Saudi Human Rights Commission chief outlines mandate, ambitions DUBAI: Saudi Arabia is undergoing a “huge transformation” in relation to women’s empowerment thanks to comprehensive reforms to legal, civil, and social rights, Hala Al-Tuwaijri, the first woman to lead the the country’s Human Rights Commission, has said. The Kingdom has seen rapid advances in … Read more

Manal AlDowayan on her work for the Venice Biennale 

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DUBAI: The acclaimed Saudi artist Manal AlDowayan is on a roll. Earlier this year, she opened two well-received exhibitions in AlUla, where she is also working on an ambitious land art commission for the upcoming Wadi AlFann cultural destination. And this week, AlDowayan will represent her country at the 60th iteration of the Venice Biennale … Read more

A life’s work destroyed: Palestinian counts cost of Gaza onslaught

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How destruction inflicted on Gaza has intensified environmental challenges in the Middle East DUBAI: Wars devastate lives, economies, and infrastructure, but what is often overlooked is the lasting damage they cause to the environment in the form of emissions, pollutants, and the destruction of habitats. The war in Gaza has been no exception.  Since the … Read more

Design Space AlUla to exhibit work at Milan Design Week 2024

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Third New York Arab Festival looks to foster ‘creative dialogues’ at a time when ‘language is weaponized’ DHAHRAN: For the next two months, New Yorkers will have plenty of chances to show-up fashionably late for one of the activations at the third annual New York Arab Festival — but they won’t want to miss a … Read more

Jeddah-born artist Dana Awartani on making contemporary work that honors the past 

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  DUBAI: Elia Kaady, head chef at Saudi fine-dining restaurant Maiz, may never have made a career of cooking if it wasn’t for his brother.  “Everyone probably has a person who inspires them to build a better a better future for themselves. For me, that’s my brother, who’s also a chef. He was the one … Read more

Spain, Ireland, Malta, Slovenia agree to work toward Palestinian state recognition

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MADRID: Spain has agreed with the leaders of Ireland, Malta and Slovenia to take the first steps toward recognizing a Palestinian state, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Friday following a meeting of the European Council in Brussels. Speaking for Spain, Sanchez expected the recognition to happen during the current four-year legislature that began last … Read more

THE BREAKDOWN: Artist Moataz Nasr discusses his work ‘Shattered Glass’  

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Global producers get involved as Billboard Arabia’s ‘Sounds of the Land’ project transforms Arab nature into music DUBAI: Billboard Arabia’s use of Middle Eastern topography to create sound samples for music has engaged a new generation of producers and songwriters in the region. The media platform — which covers music, culture and entertainment — launched the … Read more

Thai parliament speaker praises Saudi Arabia for serving Islam and its charitable work at Ramadan banquet

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RIYADH: Saudi aid agency KSrelief announced on Wednesday it will donate $40 million to UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, to support its emergency appeal in the Gaza Strip. The financial support memorandum was signed by Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, general supervisor of the center, and Philippe Lazzarini, UNRWA commissioner-general, via video call. The agreement … Read more