UK construction firm wins bid to develop world’s largest airport in Riyadh

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Oil Updates – crude rises, markets await OPEC+ decision amid mixed demand drivers SINGAPORE: Oil prices edged up on Friday and were set to end the week modestly higher as markets awaited an OPEC+ decision on supply agreements for the second quarter amid differing demand indicators for key consumers US and China, according to Reuters. Brent … Read more

Saudi coffee is ‘world’s finest’ says vice minister of environment

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DHAHRAN: Five finalists from the third edition of the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture’s immersive design residency program recently showcased their projects. Miznah Al-Zamil, head of creativity and innovation at the center, also known as Ithra, said: “We are not just nurturing innovators, we are trying to identify and promote breakthrough creatives who will … Read more

Invest Saudi gears up to lead high-level delegation to world’s top real estate event

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RIYADH: Achieving global power security is everyone’s responsibility, according to Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman.  Speaking at the International Petroleum Technology Conference in Dahran on Feb. 12, the minister said that the Kingdom is continuously working toward ensuring market stability.  He added that Saudi Arabia has significant surplus oil production capabilities. “We are … Read more

Paula Radcliffe expecting world’s elite runners to challenge course record at 2024 Ras Al-Khaimah Half Marathon

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A facet of franchise cricket is the merry-go-round of players between tournaments. In the DP World ILT20 this has reached a crescendo toward the end of the group stage. Last week’s column highlighted the four high-profile Pakistani players who were recruited by the Desert Vipers. Their impact on the team’s performance may not have been … Read more

World’s top 10 players confirmed for women’s Dubai Tennis Championships

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MELBOURNE: Aryna Sabalenka and Coco Gauff powered into the Australian Open quarterfinals on Sunday with ruthless straight-sets wins as world No. 1 Novak Djokovic attempted to do the same against Adrian Mannarino. Defending champion Sabalenka has been in imperious touch in Melbourne and was again dominant against unseeded Amanda Anisimova on Margaret Court Arena, sweeping … Read more

World’s oldest and biggest iceberg ‘battered’ by waves as it heads north

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Frederik X is proclaimed king of Denmark after his mother Queen Margrethe II abdicates COPENHAGEN: Denmark’s prime minister proclaimed Frederik X as king on Sunday after his mother Queen Margrethe II formally signed her abdication, with massive crowds turning out to rejoice in the throne passing from a beloved monarch to her popular son.Margrethe, 83, … Read more

2024 Diriyah E-Prix: World’s best drivers set for thrilling high-speed showdown in Saudi Arabia

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DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA: Formula E has announced that tickets are still available for the 2024 Diriyah E-Prix, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship mainstay that returns with back-to-back evening races on Jan. 26-27. The e-prix once again welcomes the world’s best drivers for rounds two and three of the championship. The Diriyah E-Prix is … Read more

Binghatti announces world’s first Mercedes-Benz branded luxury residence in Dubai

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Dyson has unveiled the results of its first Global Connected Air Quality Data project. The project analyzes indoor air quality information collected by more than 2.5 million Dyson Purifiers from 2022 to 2023, landscaping air quality in real homes across the world to a high degree of granularity, breaking down pollution into gas and particle … Read more

Ronaldo helps make SPL one of the world’s best leagues, says Real Madrid’s Nacho

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DOHA: It is less than 14 months since Saudi Arabia last kicked off a major tournament — the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. That time around it started with a famous win over eventual champions Argentina. At the 2023 Asian Cup —which finally starts after a delay of six months — their opening opponent is Oman on … Read more