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Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar Will Happen in Saudi Arabia
WWE has made it official: Roman Reigns will defend his WWE Universal Championship against Brock Lesnar. But it won't happen at Survivor Series or at any traditional WWE PPV. The match is set to take place at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia i...
Antibody cocktail, touted by Trump as 'cure' for Covid-19, to be launched across UK next week for coronavirus patients
A new antibody drug, Ronapreve, will become available for coronavirus parents across Britain next week, the UK government has said. The drug was used to treat then-US President Donald Trump, who hailed it as a "cure" for Covid-19.
U.S. State Department approves potential $500 million Saudi maintenance deal
The U.S. State Department has approved a potential agreement covering up to $500 million in military support services for Saudi Arabia, and has sent the agreement to Congress for review, the Pentagon said on Thursday.
Italy to mandate Covid-19 'Green Pass' for all workers
The Italian government has approved a decree making it mandatory for all public and private sector workers to show proof of vaccination, a negative test or recent recovery from infection, Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza told a n...
Saudi Arabia Hikes July Crude Oil Exports To Six-Month High
Saudi Arabia’s crude oil exports rose to above 6 million barrels per day (bpd) in July, to the highest volume in six months, as the OPEC+ alliance continued to ease their supply cuts.
The vanishing presidency
Joe Biden is beginning to feel like an ex-president after only nine months in office. The last two Democrats to occupy the White House, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, arrived with a spirit of renewal, not to mention tremendous legislativ...
Canada must stop arming Saudi Arabia, four former MPs say
'So long as the arms continue to flow, this war is just going to get worse,' says one expert.
UK study to test MIXED Covid vaccines on children & teens to determine best approach for 2nd doses
British researchers are set to study the effects of mixed vaccine schedules on children and teens, hoping to figure out whether second doses have the intended immune response in youths amid concerns of possible side effects.
MIT Enterprise Forum launches Startup competition in Saudi Arabia and Arab world
MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Pan Arab and MITEF Saudi Arabia announce the launch of the MITEF Startup Competition 2021-2022.
Bill Maher says liberal media ‘scaring the shit‘ out of people over COVID
Bill Maher appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and criticized the liberal media for “scaring the shit” out of people by fearmongering during the pandemic.
Saudi Arabia’s WDS reveals model of state-of-the art venue during DSEI
Saudi Arabia’s World Defense Show has revealed its official venue model at DSEI in London, showcasing a model of the purpose-built venue that will host the inaugural event in March 2022.
Trump predicts “America” (USA) will cease to exist in three years
Former president Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed that the United States would come to an end in the next three years, without explaining what that might mean in practice.
A Saudi traveler toured 52 countries on 3 continents
Saudi teacher Fahd al-Zahrani set a record for a motorcycle tour of 52 countries on three continents.
ICC opens investigation into Philippines President Duterte
Draconian laws in the Philippines’s war on drugs may be catching up with President Rodrigo Duterte as the International Criminal Court just approved a formal investigation into possible crimes against humanity under his regime. The ICC r...
Saudi Arabia stocks higher at close of trade; Tadawul All Share up 0.10%
Saudi Arabia stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Energy & Utilities, Industrial Investment and Agriculture & Food sectors led shares higher.
This Slender Home in Seoul Has One Room on Each of Its Four Levels
Architect TaeByoung Yim designs a 570-square-foot home with private space for studying and room to entertain.
Saudi government new warning penalty on violations of SOPs
The Saudi Interior Ministry has issued a warning that repeated violations of SOPs will result in a fine of up to 100,000 riyals.
Police Arrested The South Carolina Lawyer Who They Said Planned His Own Killing For An Insurance Payout
Alex Murdaugh, a prominent South Carolina lawyer at the center of multiple investigations, was charged with insurance fraud after police said he planned his own killing for a $10 million insurance payout for his son.
Safeguarding Saudi Arabia’s hybrid future with an extended approach to cybersecurity
We have always lived with change “as a constant”. It is the very nature of our world. In the technology space, however, we see something beyond constant change. We see a constant acceleration in the rate of change. Last year, it became a...
All-Civilian Crew "Healthy, Happy And Resting": SpaceX
The four American space tourists "traveled 5.5 times around Earth, completed their first round of scientific research, and enjoyed a couple of meals" before going to bed, Elon Musk's company said.
France Says Biden Acted Like Trump To Sink Australia Defence Deal
The US, UK and Australia announced they would establish a security partnership for the Indo-Pacific that will help Australia acquire US nuclear-powered submarines and scrap the French-designed submarine deal.
Brazil Wants To Halt Teen Shots After 1 Death, Health Agency Says No Proof
Sao Paulo state, the country's most populous, said it has already vaccinated nearly 2.5 million people under 18 years old.
Australia Says More US Troops To Come, Eyes Missile Work
Australia announced a three-way alliance with the United States and Britain in which Canberra will acquire nuclear-powered submarines, enraging France whose own major contract for conventional submarines was scrapped.
"Guide" Taliban: Beijing To US Amid Fear Of China Separatists Regrouping
More than 95 percent of parents want authorities to introduce measures that stop teenagers from indulging in online games, a survey found.
UK Health Service Begins COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Rollout
Eligible groups of over-50s and frontline workers who received their second dose over six months ago can get a COVID-19 vaccine booster.
EU Lawmakers Seek To Intensify Efforts To Protect Animals Used In Scientific Research
The European Parliament aimed to make necessary animal testing regimes more humane, and phase out non-essential animal experimentation in the EU.
European Union 'Not Informed' About New Australia-UK-US Alliance, Says Official
The European Commission spokesperson said that they will have to discuss the Australia-UK-US alliance with bloc members to assess the implications.
Ahead Of SCO Meet, China Says Will Work Closely With Bloc Members On Afghan Issues
The eight-member Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) grouping of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan will hold its 21st summit on Friday at Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe.
Australia's Nuclear Submarine Deal To Promote Indo-Pacific Peace
The nuclear submarine deal is part of a new defence alliance between Britain, Australia and the United States.
Why ECB President Christine Lagarde’s Latest Stance On Bitcoin Is A Good Thing
ECB President Christine Lagarde’s recent remarks that bitcoin is not a currency show that central banks fear losing power.
Covid-discounts-party is over
New York landlords are jacking up rents — often by 50, 60 or 70% — on tenants who locked in deals last year when prices were in freefall.
Hungary Debuts Statue In Honor Of Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto
The world’s first statue erected to remember the developer of Bitcoin will be located in the heart of Europe, in the capital of Hungary, Budapest. The goal of the statue is to honor Satoshi Nakamoto, the founders believe that his work is...
The IMF's chief denies tampering with World Bank data in order to appease China.
The IMF's chief denies tampering with World Bank data in order to appease China. Kristalina Georgieva, the IMF's president, challenged an independent review
Is space the new safari? Some wealthy travelers are ready to take the next step.
It will take a sizeable budget, but for many extreme adventure travelers, space could soon be as accessible as places like Mount Everest.
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Simone Biles top TIME 100 list
Britain’s Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, gymnast Simone Biles and singer Billie Eilish topped TIME Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of 2020.
SpaceX: Who are the civilians on the Inspiration4 mission?
SpaceX launched a motley crew of amateur astronauts into space on Wednesday in the first ever all-civilian orbital mission.
World Bank kills business climate report after ethics probe cites pressure on rankings
World Bank leaders, including then-Chief Executive Kristalina Georgieva, applied "undue pressure" on staff to boost China's ranking in the bank's "Doing Business 2018" report, according to an independent investigation released Thursday.
With space tourism a reality, will civilians travel to space? And when?
Majd Mayyasi (GRS’09,’13), a BU Center for Space Physics senior research scientist, discusses the future of civilian space travel and how it would impact the study of space. She also shares her experience training for suborbital flight a...
U.S. Treasury analyzing probe of World Bank handling of China business rankings
The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday said it was analyzing a report that found World Bank leaders, including former-CEO Kristalina Georgieva, pressured staff to boost China’s ranking in the bank’s “Doing Business 2018” at a time when...
A Redwood-Clad Home With Panoramic Views in Berkeley, CA
The 1981 residence is teeming with original details across its two floors.
This Tall and Slender Micro Home Takes Up Less Land Than Two Cars
Ana Rocha Architecture’s Micro House Slim Fit is a 538-square-foot home that can slot right into forgotten city lots.
Your iPhone is not secure and never was. Apple users urged to download Pegasus spyware flaw fix
Apple force their users to I have iMessage and FaceTime apps that allow others to spy on you, open your camera and microphone remotely, listen to your conversations and copy all your chat history phonies and videos to be installed in iPh...
An Architect’s Slim Home Squeezes Into a Tiny Lot in Seoul
Smaller Architects' slim Seroro House squeezes into a 355-square-foot lot in Seoul.
Iraq, Saudi Arabia to step up border trade
Iraq and Saudi Arabia agreed a range of measures to step up the border trade exchanges, the Iraqi Ministry of Transport said in a statement on Wednesday.
Biden ally signs $1.6 million contract with UAE
Vocal ally to President Biden has renewed a 2018 partnership with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that could land his advisory group upwards of $1.6 million in the next three years.
Meet the British mechanic adapting classic cars for an electric future
Cheaper to run and more environmentally friendly, these converted electric vintage cars have been given a new lease of life.
EU adds 7 countries to COVID-19 certificate system
The European Union Wednesday said it has accepted COVID-19 certificates from seven more non-EU countries as equivalent to the EU Digital COVID Certificate.
German Police Say They Are Responding To Possible Threat At Synagogue
A spokesperson declined to give further details about the operation on Thursday evening, which coincides with the Jewish festival of Yom Kippur, when observant Jews hold overnight vigils in synagogues.
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