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Sweden and Finland formally apply to join Nato
Sweden and Finland have formally submitted their applications to join Nato, in one of the biggest geopolitical consequences to date of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg hails move by Nordic neighbours...
UK inflation soars to 9%, the highest level in more than 40 years
Headline CPI rate fuelled by increase in household energy bills plus rising food and transport costs
US Congress: Rashida Tlaib introduces Nakba resolution
Congresswoman says measure aims to recognise forced displacement of Palestinians during establishment of Israeli state.
Senior Twitter engineer says the social media giant is "censoring the right" and that he and his co-workers are communists.
A senior Twitter engineer has been secretly recorded admitting that the social media giant is “censoring the right” — and that he and his co-workers are “Commie as f–k. “Twitter does not believe in free speech,” Siru Murugesan said in a ...
Dozens injured in Israeli police attack on Palestinian funeral
Walid al-Sharif’s funeral was attacked just days after an Israeli attack on journalist Shireen Abu Akleh’s funeral.
51 Dining Rooms That Connect With Light And Nature
Modern dining rooms that connect with light & nature, including botanical, boho, rustic & industrial style dining room decor, courtyards & outdoor dining rooms.
US plan to remove Kahanist group from ‘terror’ list draws concern
Advocates say US should include more far-right Israeli groups on ‘terrorism’ blacklist, not delist Kahane Chai.
What are Elon Musk’s options in the Twitter takeover deal?
The Tesla chief says the deal cannot go ahead unless the platform proves that fewer than 5% of users are bots
Ukraine war: Israel treads careful line as public blames Russia
While PM Bennett is trying to mediate peace, many Israelis with backgrounds in former Soviet nations are against Moscow’s invasion.
Younger children most affected by Covid lockdowns, new research finds
Educational progress and social development of four- and five-year-olds suffered severely
Libya’s Bashagha says will base his rival gov’t in Sirte
His remarks came after attempting to enter Tripoli but was pushed back by forces aligned with UN-recognised PM Dbeibeh.
The Truth Illusion
‘The Truth Illusion’ investigates one of the most profound questions that philosophers through the ages have tried to address. From Plato to Immanuel Kant to Gilles Deleuze, thinkers have asked: what can we prove to be the truth?
Macron urges rapid Israeli probe into Shireen Abu Akleh’s killing
French president urges Israel to swiftly complete probe into killing of Al Jazeera journalist, despite UN calls for an independent investigation.
Elon Musk slams Biden: 'The real president is whoever controls the teleprompter'
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, whose purchase of Twitter remains ongoing, slammed President Biden as an empty suit in a podcast interview Monday and warned that if the government continues printing money, inflation will get worse and the U.S. migh...
Turkey confirms opposition to NATO membership for Sweden, Finland
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says delegations from the two countries bidding for NATO ‘shouldn’t bother’ coming to Ankara for discussions.
Ransomware gang threatens to overthrow Costa Rica government
A ransomware gang that infiltrated some Costa Rican government computer systems has upped its threat, saying its goal is now to overthrow the government. Perhaps seizing on the fact that President Rodrigo Chaves had only been in office f...
Mapping Shireen Abu Akleh solidarity protests
Dozens of protests have taken place across the globe after Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by Israeli forces on May 11.
McDonald's to leave Russia for good after 30 years
McDonald's has said it will permanently leave Russia after more than 30 years and has started to sell all its 850 restaurants. As a result of the move, the Russians will enjoy healthier food, and McDonald's will lose a billion and a hal...
Iran says arrested French nationals helped foment protests
State TV says the two were under surveillance and met with people who organised protests by teachers.
Abdulghani clinches first gold for Saudi Arabia in Gulf Games
Ali Abdulghani grabbed Saudi Arabia’s first gold medal in the 3rd Gulf Games, which kicked off in Kuwait on Monday. He emerged tops in the javelin throw by hurling a distance of 71.15 meters.
Hezbollah allies projected to suffer losses in Lebanon elections
Partial results show change in the balance of power in Parliament where Hezbollah and allies once held a majority.
Al-Khateeb, Pramudwinai seek to strengthen cooperation in field of tourism
Minister of Tourism Ahmed Bin Aqeel Al-Khateeb met with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand Don Pramudwinai.
Lebanon’s pro-Hezbollah bloc loses parliamentary majority
Hezbollah allies lose seats in parliamentary elections to rivals, as independent candidates make inroads.
‘Musical Culture’ to be introduces in Saudi schools
The Music Commission launched on Monday an extra-curricular activity called “Musical Culture” in Saudi schools with the cooperation of the Ministry of Education.
Why does Turkey oppose Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership?
Ankara says it will not open the alliance’s door to the two Nordic countries. Here is what you need to know.
Saudi Arabia facing no crisis of grain supplies, SAGO asserts
Zaid Al-Shabanat, deputy governor of the Saudi Grains Organization (SAGO), emphasized that there is no crisis in the grain supplies in the Kingdom.
Prince Bandar Al-Faisal to patronize launch of Kahila horse championship on May 25
Prince Bandar Bin Khalid Al-Faisal, chairman of the Equestrian Authority and the Horse Racing Club, will patronize the launch of the second edition of the Kingdom’s International Championship for the Purebred Arabian Horse Beauty (Kahila...
Guinea-Bissau supports Saudi Arabia's bid to host World Expo 2030
Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Communities of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau Suzi Carla Barbosa announced her country's support for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's bid to host the Expo 2030 in Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia opens commercial attaché in Johannesburg
Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to South Africa Sultan Al-Anqari inaugurated the Saudi Commercial Attaché in Johannesburg on Monday.
Oil maximum capacity to reach 13.4 mbpd by 2027: Prince Abdulaziz
Minister of Energy Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman said that the oil maximum production capacity in the Kingdom would be raised by 13.3 million-13.4 million barrels per day (bpd).
'Saudi women’s participation in economic activities reach highest level with 35.6%'
Abdullah Abuthunain, deputy minister of human resources and social development for the labor sector, said that the participation of Saudi women in the economic activities has reached the highest level in the Kingdom’s history with 35.6 p...
Crown Prince leaves for UAE to offer condolences on death of Sheikh Khalifa
The Royal Court issued Monday the following statement: Upon the directive of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, deputy prime minister, left on Monday for the United Arab Emirates, to offer co...
Saudi Arabia bags two gold medals, 2 silvers in GCC Games
Saudi athletes added eight new medals, including two golds and a silver, to the country’s tally in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Games on Tuesday.
Saudi surgical team announces death of one of the separated Yemeni conjoined twins
The Saudi specialist surgeons team that successfully operated the separation surgery of the Yemeni conjoined twins in King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh Sunday, announced that one of the twins died on the second day of the separation ...
Saudi embassy calls on citizens to take several measures before investing in Georgia real estate
Saudi Arabia's embassy in Georgia has called on its citizens to take several important measures before taking the decision of investing in real estate in the country.
Heritage Commission to renovate partially collapsed Sahoud Palace in Mubarraz
Saudi Arabia’s Heritage Commission said that the historic Sahoud Palace in the city of Mubarraz in Al-Ahsa governorate in the Eastern Province had collapsed partially on Sunday.
Al-Jouf Emir receives UN resident coordinator in Saudi Arabia
Al-Jouf Emir Prince Faisal Bin Nawaf received on Tuesday, Natalie Fustier, UN resident coordinator in the Kingdom and her accompanying delegation.
Foreign minister affirms Saudi Arabia’s commitment to expand ties with Thailand
Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan affirmed Saudi Arabia’s commitment to expand the relationship with Thailand.
Sandstorm sweeping through Riyadh, Eastern Province
Sandstorm, loaded with tons of dust, reached the outskirts of the governorates of northern Riyadh and started sweeping through the region of Riyadh and the Eastern Province.
Delhi suffers at 49C as heatwave sweeps northern India
An intense heatwave is sweeping through northern India with temperatures hitting a record 49.2C (120.5F) in parts of the capital, Delhi.
Saudi Arabia wins 10 global awards, 13th rank in APMO 2022
Saudi Arabia, represented by the King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba), in a strategic partnership with the Ministry of Education has won 10 global awards and the 13th rank among 318 student...
Saudi Arabia refutes misinformation on NEOM, affirms sovereignty over city
An official Saudi source refuted the misperceptions published in the media about NEOM, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported early Monday.
Saudi deputy defense minister to hold high-level meetings on Washington visit
Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Minister of Defense Prince Khalid Bin Salman will discuss a truce in Yemen and the Ukraine crisis with White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan during a visit to Washington on Tuesday, the National Securi...
100 religious leaders gather in Saudi Arabia for ground-breaking conference
The Muslim World League (MWL) has completed the Forum on Common Values among Religious Followers event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 11 to 12 May 2022.
Cabinet congratulates Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed on becoming UAE president
The Cabinet, whose virtual session was chaired by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, prime minister, voiced the deepest feelings of sorrow and grief over the death of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan after a life full of bl...
Yemeni conjoined twins separated in 15-hour surgery at Riyadh hospital
Saudi Arabia's specialist surgeons have successfully separated the Yemeni conjoined twins Yousef and Yassin, sons of Mohammed Abdulrahman, during a complicated, non-stop surgery that lasted 15 hours.
Saudi education ranks 17th globally in 2021 SCImago Ranking
Saudi Arabia's education has enhanced its pioneering status globally, realizing 17th rank globally in the field of citation of research outcomes, according to the recently launched 2021 SCImago Ranking.
Saudi ministry mulls two-day weekend for all private-sector workers
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has said that it is studying the prospects of amending the Labor Law article related to working hours to increase the weekly off to two days for all workers in the private...
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