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Tradition again: Biden celebrates Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell at Kennedy Center Honors
President Joe Biden celebrates artists including Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell and Lorne Michaels on Sunday at the Kennedy Center Honors, bringing back presidential participation in the annual ceremony skipped by Republican Donald Trump.
S.Africans protest against Shell oil exploration in pristine coastal area
Wild Coast residents join a demonstration against Royal Dutch Shell's plans to start seismic surveys to explore petroleum systems off the country's popular Wild Coast at Mzamba Beach, Sigidi, South Africa
Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Kyrgystan seek investors to develop their mining GDP
Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and Kyrgystan are seeking new investors to develop their mining GDP, government representatives told the Mines and Money conference in London this week.
2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Race Highlights
Our first race in Jeddah did not disappoint! There was drama from lights out to the chequered flag, including an unprecedented battle between the two title contenders, Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.
Baldwin's interview was rehearsed: Terrell
Alec Baldwin on why he is speaking out now about ‘Rust’ tragedy
Ex-Trump Attorney Michael Cohen To Sell NFT Of His Prison Badge
Former President Donald Trump's one-time personal attorney Michael Cohen is planning to sell his former prison badge as a non-fungible token (NFT).
Singapore suspends crypto exchange over row with K-pop band BTS
Singapore’s financial regulator has reportedly suspended Bitget, a crypto exchange that is mired in a row involving South Korea’s biggest boyband, BTS.. Bitget reportedly loses licence after it promoted Army Coin, named after group’s ‘BT...
Banksy offers to raise £10m to buy Reading prison for art centre
Banksy has offered to raise millions of pounds towards buying Reading prison, where Oscar Wilde was once held, so that it can be turned into an arts centre. Artist would sell stencil used to paint mural depicting what was thought to be O...
French presidential candidate put in headlock by protester at rally
The French presidential candidate Éric Zemmour appeared to be put in a headlock by a protester at his first campaign, a few days after he formally declared his candidacy in a video highlighting his anti-migrant and anti-Islam views.
‘Didn’t know it’s virus reservoir’: Chinese travel blogger forced to apologize for eating BAT on camera
A Chinese blogger has landed in hot water after a video of her enjoying a 'bat dish' resurfaced amid an outbreak of a previously-unknown deadly coronavirus, which has been linked to bat meat.
Anti-vaxxers have made me lose faith in the political right
As someone who has generally identified as a conservative, I’m beginning to lose patience with right-wing politics. There are too many people behaving like they are members of a cult in opposing Covid vaccines.
Macron to talk regional 'stability' with Saudi crown prince
French President Emmanuel Macron is to meet Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince in Jeddah Saturday to address regional stability, in particular Lebanon's political and economic crises.
Macron announces Saudi-French initiative to solve crisis with Lebanon
France and Saudi Arabia agreed on Saturday to do more to help the Lebanese population, work to solving a diplomatic row between Beirut and the Gulf states and jointly push to get the government there running.
Elon Musk homeless! Billionaire finally finds a buyer for his 'last remaining house'
Elon Musk can finally focus on funding a 'colony on Mars' after he scored a buyer for his 'last remaining house'.
Takeaways from the Pegasus Project
Here are key takeaways from the Pegasus Project, which found that spyware leased by the NSO Group was used in attempted and successful hacks of 37 smartphones belonging to journalists, human rights activists, business executives and the ...
King, Crown Prince congratulate Thailand's King on National Day
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has sent a cable of congratulation to King Maha Vajiralongkorn of the Kingdom of Thailand on the anniversary of his country's National Day.
Is the future of football financing in cryptocurrency?
With examples of football players now being bought, sold, and paid using Bitcoin, we ask the question, is football and crypto a match made in heaven?
Everything You Need to Know: Limewash Paint - A Beginner's Guide + DIY Tutorial for Interior Walls
A beginner’s guide to Limewash for Interiors.
Brazil's top court opens investigation into Bolsonaro for vaccines claim
Brazil's Supreme Court has ordered an investigation into President Jair Bolsonaro's false claim that people who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 may have a higher risk of contracting AIDS.
Risk Of New Variants Arising When Animals Catch Coronavirus From Humans
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in a variety of wild, zoo, and household animals demonstrate cross-species transmission, which is a rare occurrence for most viruses.
Bitcoin has dropped by 20%. Why has it plunged this time?
The value of Ether also dropped by 10 per cent amid a broad sale of cryptos which saw the $1 billion wiped off the market. What caused the drop?
First phase of mandatory E-invoicing comes into force in Saudi Arabia
The first phase of the mandatory electronic invoicing (FATOORAH) regulations has come into force in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. An e-invoice is a tax invoice that is issued electronically by each taxpayer subject to value added tax (VAT) i...
US Warns It Will Not Let Iran "Slow Walk" Nuclear Talks
"We can't accept a situation in which Iran accelerates its nuclear program and slow walks its nuclear diplomacy," said a senior administration official.
Why is Turkey's currency crashing and what impact is it having?
Turkey's currency is at an all-time low, as citizens rush to convert their savings. The fall-out of all this could make things difficult for President Erdogan.
Saudi Aramco signs five agreements with French firms, including Gaussin
Saudi Aramco has signed five agreements with French companies, including an agreement to explore a hydrogen-powered vehicle business with Gaussin, the oil giant said in a statement on Saturday.
Antony Blinken: “What's most important for Russia to understand is that actions have consequences"
Moscow's military build-up near Ukraine's border has stoked tensions between NATO, the EU and Russia. Between diplomacy and the threat of even tougher sanctions, foreign ministers meeting in Sweden are seeking to avoid any confrontation ...
Oman-Saudi Arabia ties historic: Saudi envoy
Abdullah bin Saud Al Anzi, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Sultanate of Oman, reaffirmed that the visit of HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence in the Kingdo...
Facebook ordered to sell GIF making service Giphy
The social media giant bought the GIF sharing service last year, but UK competition authorities said it would distort Britain's digital advertising market.
Can Manage Fourth Wave Without Further Restrictions: South African Health Minister
The Omicron variant has over 50 mutations, and scientists have called it a big jump in the evolution of the virus.
Lebanon PM says call with Saudi Crown Prince and Macron ‘important step’ – statement
Lebanon Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Saturday the call he had earlier with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and French President Emmanuel Macron was “an important step” towards restoring relations with the Gulf.
Pakistan Receives $3 Billion Loan From Saudi Arabia
The loan from Saudi Arabia will be for one year at a 4% interest rate under the terms of the package, which was signed last month.
Challenges, but life goes on
Many countries around the world are facing challenges; the defense of their territories comes at the forefront, instead of other challenges such as the pandemic, the main cause of an economic shock faced by all countries of the world.
Saudi Arabian Airlines signs deal with CFM International worth $8.5 billion
Saudi Arabian Airlines has signed an agreement with CFM International worth $8.5 billion.
French culture minister tours Historic Jeddah
French Minister of Culture, Dr. Roselyne Bachelot, visited the historic area in Jeddah on Saturday, as part of her current visit to Saudi Arabia.
Foxconn, Saudi Arabia in talks to develop BMW-based EVs: Report
Foxconn is aggressively focusing on its electrification plans and its expansion as now it is being reported that the company is in talks with Saudi Arabia in order to develop a joint venture that will make electric vehicles. Based on a r...
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies fell sharply, cryptos see $1 billion worth liquidated
Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency by market value, was trading at $48,125.67 around 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, down more than 12% in 24 hours, according to data from CoinDesk. Around midnight it had plunged to $42,000 before ...
France's Emmanuel Macron meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Saudi visit to ease tension with Lebanon
France’s president and Saudi Arabia’s crown prince held a joint phone call with Lebanon’s prime minister during Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the kingdom
Apple announces the 2021 App Store Award winners and most downloaded apps of the year
Apple today released its anticipated annual list of the best apps and games of the year across iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch. This year, children’s app maker Toca Boca won iPhone App of the Year for “Toca Life World,” and R...
Saudi GP: The latest F1 technical images on display
Join us as we delve into the latest technical developments from the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.
Criminal charges against Alec Baldwin not ruled out
Criminal charges against actor Alec Baldwin, who shot dead a cinematographer and wounded the director on the set of his latest movie, have not been ruled out, the local district attorney said Wednesday.
Architectural photos of 1970s Dubai show the birth of the modern city
Dubai's skyline is adorned with record-breaking buildings. From the world's tallest building - the 828-meter-tall (2,716-foot) Burj Khakifa - to the world's tallest hotel - the 356-meter-tall (1,168-foot) Gevora Hotel - ambitious archite...
In Rare Move, US School Shooter's Parents Charged With Manslaughter
Four students, aged 14 to 17, were killed in the US school shooting at Oxford High School north of Detroit and six more were wounded, along with a teacher.
Lebanon minister Kordahi resigns to resolve Saudi Arabia dispute
Information minister had caused diplomatic fracas after airing of comments in which he criticised Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen.
US Nurse Jailed For 10 Years For Raping, Impregnating Disabled Woman
Nathan Sutherland admitted sexually abusing his then-29-year-old patient at the facility in the US state of Arizona, where she had been cared for since she was three.
IMF Chief Warns Omicron Variant Could Slow Global Economy Recovery
"Even before the arrival of this new variant, we were concerned that the recovery, while it continues, is losing somewhat momentum," the IMF chief said.
Saudi Arabia to Repatriate Saudis Stranded in Morocco
The decision came after Morocco suspended all flights for two weeks to prevent the international spread of the Omicron variant.
Saudi Arabia to host Middle East's 'largest music festival'
Saudi Arabia will host the Middle East's largest music festival next year, which they hope will attract tourists from the region and the rest of the world.
Iran "Does Not Seem To Be Serious": US On Stalled Nuclear Talks
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned that Washington would not let its adversary prolong talks while continuing to advance its nuclear ambitions, and would pursue "other options" if diplomacy failed.
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