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The world's bankruptcy, in numbers
International Monetary Fund: Global public debt has reached 88 trillion dollars, equivalent to 98% of world GDP. Global debt (of governments, companies, organizations and individuals) is $ 281 trillion, equivalent to 355% of world GDP.
Lawmaker Says Iran Nuclear Talks To Resume, EU Yet To Confirm
The Vienna talks aimed at reviving the nuclear deal were suspended in June, when Iran elected ultraconservative Ebrahim Raisi as president.
'Halloween Kills' performs beyond expectations, tops 'No Time To Die' at the US box office
The horror sequel drew a large crowd in North America for its opening weekend
Treasury official claims inflation part of ‘economy in transition,’ only way out is 100% global vaccination
The comments are the latest in confusing, conflicting messaging on inflation from the Biden administration
Prof Sarah Gilbert, Covid vaccine creator: Now let’s take on 12 more diseases
Medical science has transformed the pandemic, and the experimental technologies that helped develop vaccines in record time have strapped rocket boosters to scientific ambitions. Could we be entering a golden age of new vaccines?
How The Richest CEO's Travel
If you think a CEO ride their bikes or cars to get to work every morning... You're wrong. Indeed, they go to work at night, in the morning, in the afternoon and they need to travel fast. Today we are going to see how billionaires travel ...
China tests new space capability with hypersonic missile
Launch in August of nuclear-capable rocket that circled the globe took US intelligence by surprise.
Two Wood-Clad Prefab Holiday Homes Connect to the Landscape of Rural Uruguay
Designed to welcome the outdoors in, two modular and minimalist houses provide a blissful escape in the Uruguayan countryside.
Deputy director of Ampyme was injured in attempted assault
The incident occurred on Friday night in the Santa Elena sector, near the Jardín de Paz.
Bitcoin climbs to $60,000 on prospect of first exchange-traded fund
The world’s most popular cryptocurrency has soared to its highest level since May on Friday, propelled by traders’ optimism about a US approval of the first bitcoin futures exchange-traded fund (ETF).
Saudi Arabia to allow sports fans to attend full-capacity events
Saudi Arabia's sports fans will be allowed to attend full-capacity events at all stadiums and other sports facilities starting on Sunday, the country's ministry of sports announced in a statement on Saturday.
Saudi clubs set for semi showdown after Al Hilal down Persepolis
Al Nassr and Al Hilal set up an all-Saudi Arabian semi-final in the Asian Champions League on Saturday as wins over Al Wahda and Persepolis respectively took the Riyadh-based duo into the competition's last four.
A Prefab A-Frame at the Foot of Washington’s Slopes Lists for $746K
Grab your skis—this two-bedroom cabin is less than two miles from the Summit at Snoqualmie (and only 28 miles from Seattle).
As the tech giant admits targeting kids as young as four, it’s time for a grown-up discussion about Facebook and children
The ‘big’ revelation that Facebook has been researching how to attract young children to its platform would only be newsworthy if the social media giant weren’t doing so.
Yemeni Shoura Speaker praises Saudi Arabia's efforts to reach Riyadh Agreement
This came during Daghr's participation in the first Arab Parliament session of the second session of the third legislative term, which was held Saturday at the headquarters of the Arab League in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
AD Ports Group report 21% rise in H1 revenue
AD Ports Group on Saturday reported a 21 percent year-on-year increase in revenues in the first half of the year, the official WAM new agency reported.
14 arrested for attempting to smuggle quarter-ton of stimulant khat in Jazan
The security authorities in Jazan region announced that it has thwarted an attempt to smuggle more than a quarter ton of stimulant khat.
Saudi Arabia arrests 16,550 illegals in a week
Around 16,550 violators of residency and labor laws and border security regulations have been arrested in various regions of the Kingdom within a week.
Lt. Col., Nazaha’s employees fall into the anti-graft Authority net
The Control and Anti-corruption Authority (Nazaha) announced that it has issued several judicial rulings recently against officers, government employees, citizens and residents involved in corruption cases.
How Saudi Aramco is working to protect oceans
The importance of the oceans to the future of our planet has never been as clear as it is today. The UN has declared 2021 the start of a “Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development,” with the aim of sharing knowledge to protect ...
Bitcoin: BoE Deputy Gov wants to cancel democracy and protect the banks with regulations which infringe on people’s freedom, independence and benefits they get from their own money.
The Bitcoin concept of democratizing money is not going down well with the leeches and parasites who hoover the pockets of the working class in order to maintain their comfy lifestyles as civil servants and bank officers. The colonial Ba...
New Projections for Our Planet's Future Climate Pain 'Earth Alien to Humans'
The researchers' projections suggest that "places with long histories of cultural and ecosystem richness, like the Amazon Basin, may become barren," while "heat stress may reach fatal levels for humans in tropical regions."
White House holds counter-ransomware event with 30 countries as payments spike
The White House held a virtual event this week to combat ransomware, as global economic losses mount. Russia and North Korea were conspicuously absent from the meeting.
"Not Afraid": Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa Ahead Of Launch To Space Station
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, 45, is the founder of Japan's largest online fashion mall and the country's 30th richest man, according to Forbes.
South Korea targets Apple over new app store regulation
Apple Inc was on a collision course with South Korea on Friday over new requirements that it stop forcing app developers to use its payment systems, with a government official warning of a possible investigation into the iPhone maker's c...
Russian daily Covid-19 deaths hit record high but lawmakers rule out lockdown
Russia has reported a record number of Covid-19 cases and deaths in the past 24 hours, data from the country's Coronavirus Response Center showed Saturday.
Why a Mach 5 passenger plane is a crazy idea that might just work
Atlanta-based startup Hermeus hopes to develop a passenger airplane capable of reaching Mach 5, or 3,000 miles per hour, but is the prospect of building a hypersonic successor to Concorde merely a flight of fancy?
US Offers To Pay Family Of 10 Killed By "Mistake" In Afghan Drone Strike
In a statement the Pentagon also said it was working with the State Department to relocate to the United States any of those relatives who wish to leave Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.
18 Dead In Russia After Drinking Bootleg Alcohol
At the beginning of October, at least 36 people in the region of Orenburg died after drinking bootleg alcohol containing methanol, which is highly toxic.
A Chef Builds a Family Home and Restaurant Under One Roof in Spain’s Basque Country
After an in-house meal, guests can stay the night at the renovated farmhouse, which is designed as an agritourism escape.
A Postwar Cottage in Melbourne Gets a Light-Filled Extension With a Central Courtyard
DOOD Studio helps a young Australian couple create a light and bright addition to their previously dark home, which the owner-builder clients lived in throughout the construction process.
This Energy-Efficient Prefab in Brazil Can Be Easily Expanded for More Space
In a one-size-fits-all home design concept, Bernardes Arquitetura has developed modular glulam-beam structures that can be added onto ad infinitum.
These Paint Colors Will Dominate Our Homes in 2022
We spoke to industry experts about the shades that will define the coming year—and how the hues can dictate our moods.
Panama sanctioned for discriminatory songs in the game against Mexico
The sanction that Panama will have to comply with for discriminatory chants in the match against Mexico in qualifying is confirmed.
Saudi Arabia issues royal decrees, appoints new health and Hajj ministers
Saudi Arabia issued a host of royal decrees on Friday including the appointment of new ministers for the health and Hajj and Umrah portfolios.
Saudi Arabia appoints Al-Rabiah as new hajj minister – state media
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has relieved Health Minister Tawfiq al-Rabiah from his post and appointed him as new Hajj Minister, state media said on Friday.
Saudi Arabia appoints Al Rabiah as new Hajj and Umrah minister
The king also ordered the establishment of a new body that will oversee the development of Yanbu, Umluj, Al-Wajh and Duba regions.
Cyprus strips 45 passports obtained by investors and their families under cash-for-citizenship scheme
The Cypriot government announced on Friday that it has decided to formally strip passports from 39 people who obtained citizenship under a disgraced investment scheme, as well as six of their dependents.
Did The Saudi Royal Family Really Give Jared Kushner These Expensive Gifts?
The New York Times revealed on October 11, 2021 that Trump's son-in-law accepted gifts from the royal family of Saudi Arabia totaling $47,920.
Saudi Arabia proposes Russia consider cooperation in gas market
Saudi Arabia has proposed that Russia consider the possibility of cooperating in the natural gas market, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said on Thursday, according to TASS news agency.
Despite efforts to silence him, Muqtada al-Sadr has emerged as the most important political figure in modern Iraqi history
The Shiite scholar and politician staunchly opposes US and Iranian interference in Iraqi affairs and has condemned as corrupt those Iraqi politicians who were on the respective payrolls of those two nations.
Lebanon is on the brink of another civil war, and the Western media are covering for the culprits
Lebanon, suffering under a collapsed economy, deteriorated to the brink of civil war yesterday, as gunmen ambushed a group of protesters in Beirut, leading to at least six deaths with over 30 seriously wounded.
Saudi Aramco clears near $2T valuation as oil prices soar
Saudi Arabia's oil company Aramco recently touched the $2 trillion valuation the kingdom's crown prince has long sought, buoyed by high oil prices and increased demand for energy as economies recover from last year's pandemic lockdowns.
Saudi man offers 1m Riyals to win his wife back, she instead asks for divorce
Man has offered his wife one million Saudi Riyal as a gift to persuade her back, but he was surprised by her request for divorce and money
New Personal Data Protection Law in Saudi Arabia
A new Personal Data Protection Law ("PDP Law"), promulgated by Royal Decree M/19 of 9/2/1443H, corresponding to 16 September 2021, is due to come into force in the Kingdom from 23 March 2022 (the "Effective Date") and will require most b...
Bitcoin tops $60,000. Why is it reaching a record high?
The price of Bitcoin hit $60,000 for the first time in six months after the launch of a an exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the US.
City of London Sees Record £20 Billion of Investment in Tech Start-Ups as UK Takes on US and China
Britain now has more than 100 “unicorn” companies, which are worth £1 billion or more. Many of these are start-ups which are using new technology and apps.
"Can't Afford To Fail": EU Diplomacy Chief "Ready" To Meet Iran On Nuclear Deal
On Iran nuclear deal talks, European Union's diplomatic chief Josep Borrell said, "I'm ready, I'm ready to do that."
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