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Iraqis gather in Baghdad to mark anniversary of 2019 anti-government protest
Hundreds of Iraqis gathered in Baghdad’s central Tahrir square on Saturday to mark the anniversary of anti-government unrest that erupted in 2019, amid tight security and prolonged political deadlock in the country.
Apple Executive Resigns After Viral TikTok Shows Him Making Crude Jokes
"I race cars, play golf and fondle big-breasted women," Tony Blevins said in a now-viral TikTok. What a wanker…
Iranian city goes into blackout after IRGC intelligence chief killed in clashes
Communication services were down in the southeastern Iranian city of Zahedan on Saturday, after a senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander was killed in clashes.
Bitcoin in crosshairs as EU goes after non-green crypto
Energy labels, climate disclosures and minimum standards could engulf the industry in the coming years.
Lebanon reviews US proposal to demarcate maritime borders with Israel
The US ambassador to Lebanon on Saturday delivered a maritime border demarcation proposal to President Michel Aoun, caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri.
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Iraq PM condemns Iran attacks on Kurdistan, calls on forces to maintain security
Iraqi ministers on Saturday condemned an Iranian drone bombing campaign targeting bases of an Iranian-Kurdish opposition group in northern Iraq on Wednesday, which killed at least nine people and wounded 32 others.
Apple blocks Russian social media and communication sites, removing them from the app store
U.S. tech company Apple Inc. frustrated Moscow this week after its top social networking and communications sites were removed from the app store, blocking "millions" from future communication on these platforms across Russia.
Kuwait calls on international community to nudge Israel join NPT
Kuwait has urged the international community to push Israel to join the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty and allow the International Atomic Energy Agency’s experts to examine its nuclear installations.
Elon Musk texted with Jack Dorsey not long before the $44 billion offer
Elon Musk exchanged text messages with Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey a few weeks before he made his $44 billion offer to buy Twitter, a court filing showed Thursday.
Saudi Arabia re-elected member to ICAO council
Saudi Arabia was elected to the membership of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization until 2025 during voting at the ICAO 41st general assembly in Montreal, Canada.
Meta disables Russian propaganda network targeting Europe
A sprawling disinformation network originating in Russia sought to use hundreds of fake social media accounts and dozens of sham news websites to spread Kremlin talking points about the invasion of Ukraine, Meta revealed Tuesday.
Morocco’s king congratulates Saudi crown prince on being named prime minister
Morocco’s King Mohammed VI on Saturday congratulated Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on assuming the position of prime minister.
MacKenzie Scott likely had a prenup with her second husband, legal experts say. Here's what could happen next with her divorce — and how it could affect the billions designated for charity.
MacKenzie Scott's divorce is unlikely to impact her multibillion-dollar charitable giving, experts say.
World Rallies In Solidarity With Iran's Anti-Hijab Protest
Fifty-four countries signed a statement "urging Iran to stop using force against peaceful protesters", the US special envoy for Iran, Robert Malley, tweeted.
CEO Tim Cook says Apple avoids the word 'metaverse' because the average person doesn't know what it means — a stark contrast to rival Facebook
Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed in an exclusive interview with Dutch media outlet Bright that the tech giant's hesitancy toward joining the metaverse hype is intentional.
SAGO launches campaign to cut food waste costing SR40 billion annually
The Saudi Grains Organization (SAGO) launched a campaign to reduce food loss and waste, which costs Saudi Arabia SR40 billion annually. SAGO, represented by the National Program to Reduce Food Loss and Waste, initiated an extensive aware...
Elon Musk asked Twitter to use 'Trump' as a search term to help calculate the number of fake accounts, report says
Elon Musk asked Twitter to use "Trump" as a search term during an investigation of the number of fake accounts on the platform, documents show.
Saudi Arabia re-elected to ICAO Council membership
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was elected to the membership of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for the period 2023-2024-2025 as part of the 41st General Assembly of the organization held in Montreal, Can...
Apple CEO Tim Cook says coding should be taught as early as elementary school: 'It's the most important language you can learn'
Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed the importance of teaching coding skills in school during an interview Friday with Bright, a Dutch media outlet.
15 cups of Saudi coffee in a day are enough!
It recommended that coffee and its components of cardamom, cloves, saffron and ginger should be stored in an airtight container or container made of ceramic or stainless steel, to avoid sunlight.
Saudi Arabia has launched a set of robots equipped with A.I technology in the Grand Mosque of Mecca
Saudi Arabia has launched a set of robots equipped with artificial intelligence technology in the Grand Mosque of Mecca, which will help worshippers during their visit to the holy site.
Foreign Minister receives phone call from US counterpart
Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan received a phone call on Saturday from United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Saudi Arabia offers new educational visas serving students from 160 countries
Saudi Arabia announced it had recently relaxed rules for foreign students, introducing long and short-term educational visas.
MOC announces scientific grants for 'Saudi coffee researches'
The Ministry of Culture has announced in cooperation with the Saudi Coffee Company of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), the launch of a grant for the "Saudi coffee researches", in order to encourage the researchers to carry out scientifi...
Saudi Arabia condemns suicide attack on Afghan educational center that killed 19 people
Saudi Arabia on Friday strongly condemned and denounced a “terrorist attack” on an educational center in the Afghan capital, Kabul, which killed and injured a number of people.
Al-Khuwaitm turns in golden display in Girls Gymnastics Championship in Riyadh
The Saudi Gymnastics Federation concluded on Saturday the second session of the Kingdom’s Championship for Girls’ Clubs and Bodies with the participation of 9 clubs in Riyadh.
Taste of home: Coffee is now Saudis’ cup of tea
Roasted cardamom, cloves and saffron brewed together with lightly roasted coffee, served in a dallah (traditional coffee pot) and poured into finjals (small round cups). That is the coffee table setting of many families, bringing togethe...
Jeddah committee starts razing Al-Adl, Al-Fadl neighborhoods
The Jeddah Slums Committee began on Saturday the removal work on the Al-Adl and Al-Fadl neighborhoods after the completion of the notifying phase and the evacuation of the residents from the houses in these areas.
Wake up and smell the coffee: Saudi cafes embrace a new era
Arabic coffee has been officially changed to Saudi coffee in the Kingdom’s restaurants, cafes, stores and roasteries early this year.
Saudi Arabia arrests 12,436 illegals in a week
Around 12,436 violators of residency, labor laws and border security regulations were arrested in various regions of the Kingdom within a week.
Saudi citizens displaced by Hurricane Ian safely evacuated
Princess Reema Bandar Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States, spoke on Friday with Shafi bin Bijad Al-Otaibi, the Consul General in Houston, to check on the progress of the evacuation of Saudi citizens displaced by Hurri...
Riyadh hosts first Saudi Games on Oct. 27
Under the patronage of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, Riyadh city is set to host on Oct. 27, 2022, the first Saudi Games.
Saudi culture minister meets Jordanian, Iraqi counterparts at UNESCO meeting in Mexico
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan on Friday held talks with his Jordanian counterpart, Haifa Najjar, on the sidelines of the UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development — ...
Kuwaiti Cabinet submits resignation
The Kuwaiti Government has submitted its resignation to the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, a senior official announced on Saturday.
Riyadh forum to focus on science, philosophy
Space diplomacy, climate change and environmental issues will be among far-reaching topics to be discussed at a major philosophy and science conference in the Saudi capital.
Culture Minister visits ALIPH in Mexico City
Minister of Culture Prince Badr Bin Abdullah Bin Farhan has participated in the opening of International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH).
KSrelief, UNESCO launch educational program to boost peace building in Arab states
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center has teamed up with UNESCO to launch an educational resources program for teachers in a bid to promote peace building in the Arab states.
Mawthooq license of advertisers comes into force
The decision to obligate advertisers to obtain Mawthooq license entered into force as of today, Oct. 1, 2022, the General Commission For Audiovisual Media (GCAM) announced.
Saudi Arabia participates in UNESCO cultural conference
Unequal access to new technologies, illicit trafficking and threats to cultural heritage were among the issues on the agenda for international culture ministers who met Wednesday in Mexico City for the World Conference on Cultural Polici...
King, Crown Prince congratulate Chinese president on National Day
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has sent a cable of congratulation to Chinese President Xi Jinping on the anniversary of his country's National Day.
IAEA elects Saudi Arabia as member of board of governors until 2024
Saudi Arabia has been elected by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Thursday to become a member of the agency’s Board of Governors until 2024.
Saudi Maritime Congress draws record interest
To coincide with World Maritime Day, the third Saudi Maritime Congress began on Sept. 28 at the Dhahran Expo.
Saudi entertainment body launches discount fair for international brands
The Saudi General Entertainment Authority on Wednesday announced the launch of “Outlet 2022” shopping festival, the first of its kind in the Kingdom.
MoU signed with US institute to train Saudi judicial cadres
President of the Board of Grievances, and of the Administrative Judiciary Council, Sheikh Khaled Al-Youssef, recently signed a memorandum of understanding between the board and the US Case Western Reserve University in research and train...
Beyond the bean: A taste of Saudi Arabia - in a cup
Coffee, the ubiquitous beverage, is as varied as the beans from which it is made.
UN sounds alarm over leukaemia in Iraq linked to oil fields
The UN has warned that people living near oil fields, where gas is openly burned, face heightened risks of leukaemia, and that it has classified such areas as “modern sacrifice zones.”
Senior IRGC commander shot dead in clashes with anti-regime gunmen
A senior commander in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was shot dead on Friday during clashes with anti-regime gunman, according to state media.
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