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Saudi railway company signs deal to launch region’s first luxury train
Saudi Arabia is set to host the Middle East’s first luxury train, after Saudi Arabia Railways signed a memorandum of understanding with Italy’s Arsenale Group.
The MoU comes amid efforts to boost the Kingdom’s tourism sector in line with the goals of the Vision 2030 reform plan to diversify its economy away from reliance on fossil fuels.
The agreement was signed by SAR’s chief executive officer, Bashar Al-Malik, and Arsenale Group chairman, Paolo Barletta.
When launched, the train will aim to provide a unique, luxury way for domestic tourists and international visitors to explore Saudi Arabia’s attractions.
Next Arab League summit to be held in Saudi Arabia on May 19
The 32nd Arab summit is expected to be held in Saudi Arabia on May 19, a statement by the League of Arab States said on Sunday.
GCC appeals to US over Israeli minister’s Palestinian comments
The Gulf Cooperation Council said on Sunday it had written to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken condemning controversial comments made by Israel’s finance minister in which h...
Bisat Al-Reeh festival returns to Jeddah for 22nd year
One of the biggest festivals in the Islamic world dedicated to women is holding its 22nd event in Jeddah as part of the Kingdom’s Ramadan Season.
Hollywood scriptwriter participates in Qur’an recitation contest
Palestinian-American contestant Yasser Omar Shaheen, a Hollywood film and television scriptwriter, was a participant in the latest episode of the international Qur’an recitation...
UAE slams Israeli decision to permit new settlements in Occupied Territories
The UAE has strongly condemned Israel’s decision to allow resettlement in northern West Bank areas, and to permit new settlement units in the Occupied Territories, the Emirates ...
European Moroccans to compete in Qur’an recitation contest
The third episode of the “Otr Elkalam” TV show’s international Qur’an recitation and adhan competition witnessed a rivalry between European Moroccan contestants in the Saudi cap...
Child marriages in Jordan down 27.5% in 2022
The number of child marriages in Jordan decreased by 27.5 percent last year compared to 2021, Roya News reported on Sunday, citing the Sisterhood is Global Institute.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visits Madinah
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Madinah and performed prayers at the Prophet’s Mosque, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday.
Career guidance on the agenda at Saudi human resources fund, Diriyah workshop
The Saudi Human Resources Development Fund’s workshop, which was held in cooperation with the Diriyah Gate Development Authority, saw the participation of 15 education offices.
Iraq’s Kurdistan region to hold elections on Nov. 18 — spokesman
Elections will be held in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region of northern Iraq on Nov. 18, the regional government spokesman said on Sunday.
OIC, Burkina Faso sign deal on women’s empowerment, childcare
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation signed an agreement with the government of Burkina Faso to implement a project for women’s empowerment and childcare in areas where there...
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