BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince, Japan’s Defense Minister Discuss Security Of Marine Traffic: SPA

RIYAD | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, who also holds the title of defense minister, discussed with Japan’s defense minister cooperation in defense fields and security of marine traffic, Saudi State News Agency, SPA, reported on Tuesday. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Minister Taro Kono discussed, in a phone call, regional security … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince, Japan’s Defense Minister Discuss Security Of Marine Traffic: SPA

NEWS ALERT

NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Says Rejects Any Threat To Regional Stability

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA  – The Saudi government stressed on Tuesday its keenness on the unity, sovereignty and safety of Arab territories, saying it rejects and threat to the region. Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the cabinet meeting that was held via videoconference in Neom due to the ongoing … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Says Rejects Any Threat To Regional Stability

NEWS ALERT

TRAVEL | What You Need To Know About Travel Guidelines In Saudi Arabia

The Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has released its updated traveler’s guide, which accommodates the ongoing pandemic after approving international travel for some exceptional cases. The new regulations entail that non – Saudis who are entering the Kingdom must provide a medical report of their coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test and its negative results, … Continue reading TRAVEL | What You Need To Know About Travel Guidelines In Saudi Arabia

NEWS ALERT

NEWS ALERT

WORLD NEWS | Trump Awards Kuwaiti Emir ‘Prestigious’ Decoration, White House Says

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump awarded the U.S. Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, to Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah, the White House said in a statement on Friday, adding that it was the first time the honor had been given since 1991. The 91-year-old emir arrived in the United States in July … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Trump Awards Kuwaiti Emir ‘Prestigious’ Decoration, White House Says

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi – Led Coalition Says Intercepts Drone, Houthis Say Abha Airport Hit

MILAN | ITALY – A Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said on Thursday it had intercepted and destroyed an explosive drone launched towards the kingdom as Yemen’s Houthi group said it had it a target at Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport. In a statement published by Saudi state news agency SPA, a spokesman for the coalition … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi – Led Coalition Says Intercepts Drone, Houthis Say Abha Airport Hit

NEWS | French President To Go To Lithuania and Latvia amid Russia Tensions

PARIS | FRANCE – French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Lithuania and Latvia this month and see French NATO troops in the region, Macron’s department said in Wednesday, amid tensions between the European Union and Russia and Belarus. During his visit, scheduled to take place from Sept. 28-30, Macron will hold talks with Lithuanian President … Continue reading NEWS | French President To Go To Lithuania and Latvia amid Russia Tensions

WORLD NEWS

WORLD NEWS | Melania Trump Taking Rose Garden Turin To Pitch Her Husband

WASHINGTON – When Melania Trump addresses the Republican Convention from the White House, it will be the most that many Americans have seen of their first lady since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic that has come to define her husband’s administration. Out of the public view for much of the year, Mrs. Trump will … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Melania Trump Taking Rose Garden Turin To Pitch Her Husband

THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Angelina Jolie Discussed How She Talks To Her Kids About Racism

Angeline Jolie is no stronger to change. She’s worked as a Special Envoy of the High Commissioner for Refugees to bring attention to the challenges that refugees face around the world. With the current state of the world, which involves protestors everywhere fighting for racial equality, Jolie told Harper’s Bazzer U.K. that she’s sitting down … Continue reading THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Angelina Jolie Discussed How She Talks To Her Kids About Racism

SUPERYACHTS | The New Super Sport ‘Tecnomar For Lamborghini 63’ Yacht

Lamborghini and The Italian Sea Group have collaborated on the design of the new limited edition ‘Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63’ super sports motor yacht. Presented by The Italian Sea Group, the ‘Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63’ has been inspired by the hybrid Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 and references the year of Lamborghini’s beginnings – `963. As … Continue reading SUPERYACHTS | The New Super Sport ‘Tecnomar For Lamborghini 63’ Yacht

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

REAKING NEWS | King Salman Cites U.S.’ Mideast Peace Efforts In Phone Call With Trump

MILAN | ITALY – Saudi King Salman has called U.S. President Donald Trump to express his appreciation for the effort the U.S. is exerting toward achieving peace in the Middle East, the Saudi Press Agency reported early Monday. King Salman also reiterated the Saudi Arabia’s commitment to ‘a just and permanent solution to the Palestinian … Continue reading REAKING NEWS | King Salman Cites U.S.’ Mideast Peace Efforts In Phone Call With Trump

CORONAVIRUS NEWS | Australia To Receive First Batch Of AstraZenca COVID-19 Vaccine In January 2021 – PM To Say

SYDNEY – Australia will receive the first doses of an AstraZenca and Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine in January 2021 if trials prove successful, after Canberra agreed a deal to purchase a second potential vaccine, Prime Minister Scott Morris will say on Monday. Australia said in August it had signed a preliminary agreement with AstraZenca foe … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS NEWS | Australia To Receive First Batch Of AstraZenca COVID-19 Vaccine In January 2021 – PM To Say

BUSINESS

BUSINESS | Saudi Arabia’s July Crude Exports Tick Up From Historic Lows – JODI

MILAN | ITALY – Saudi Arabia’s crude oil exports bounced back to 5.73 million barrels per day (bpd) in July from 4.98 million bpd in June, official data showed on Thursday. June’s exports were the weakest recorded in data stretching back to 2002. Monthly export figures are provided by Riyadh and other members of the … Continue reading BUSINESS | Saudi Arabia’s July Crude Exports Tick Up From Historic Lows – JODI

BUSINESS | Israel, Dubai Diamond Exchanges Begin Strategic Collaboration

DUBAI – The Israel and Dubai diamond exchanges have signed an  agreement to promote cooperation in a deal certain to boost direct trade between the Middle East’s main diamond hubs. The agreement was announced on Thursday two days after Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed an historic agreement to normalize ties and marks a … Continue reading BUSINESS | Israel, Dubai Diamond Exchanges Begin Strategic Collaboration

WORLD NEWS | Trump Says He Would Sell Other Gulf Countries U.S. Weapons Systems

MILAN | ITALY – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would be willing to sell other countries in the Middle East the same weapons systems sold to Israel, nothing the region’s wealth and saying it would be good for the United States and U.S. jobs. ‘They’ve very wealthy countries for the most part’, … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Trump Says He Would Sell Other Gulf Countries U.S. Weapons Systems

BUSINESS | Saudi Arabia’s STC Asks Banks To Pitch For Subsidiary IPO: Sources

MILAN | ITALY – Saudi Telecom Co has asked banks to pitch for roles in a potential public offering of its products and services development arm, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. STC, Saudi Arabia’s largest telecoms operator, sent  a request for proposals to international and local banks last week for Solutions by … Continue reading BUSINESS | Saudi Arabia’s STC Asks Banks To Pitch For Subsidiary IPO: Sources

BUSINESS | Saudi Aramco Establishes Corporate Development Organisation

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it established a corporate development organization to optimize the company’s portfolio. ‘Corporate Development is mandated to create value, assess existing assets and secure greater access to growth markets and technologies through portfolio optimization and strategic alignment’, the Saudi oil giant company said in a statement. … Continue reading BUSINESS | Saudi Aramco Establishes Corporate Development Organisation

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince, Iraqi PM Discuss OPEC+ Oil Cut Pact: SPA

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhini discussed efforts taken to stabilize and rebalance global oil markets in a telephone call, Saudi state news agency SPA reported late on Wednesday. The two leaders ‘stressed the importance of compliance, by all participants, to the OPEC+ … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince, Iraqi PM Discuss OPEC+ Oil Cut Pact: SPA

BUSINESS | IAEA Providing support for Saudi Arabia As It Plans To Adopt Nuclear Energy: Saudi TV

MILAN | ITALY – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general Rafael Grossi was quoted on Monday as saying the Saudi Arabia was preparing to adopt nuclear energy and the agency was providing support, Saudi state TV Al-Ekhbariya reported. ‘Saudi Arabia is interested in nuclear energy and we are working on providing it with … Continue reading BUSINESS | IAEA Providing support for Saudi Arabia As It Plans To Adopt Nuclear Energy: Saudi TV

SPORTS NEWS | Saudi-Led Consortium Pulls Out Of Newcastle United Takeover Bid

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – A consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s Investment Fund has withdrawn a proposed take – over of Newcastle United, the English Premier League football club. A statement from the investment group, which also included U.K. investor Amanda Staveley’s PCP Capital and the family business of British entrepreneur Reuben Brothers said the … Continue reading SPORTS NEWS | Saudi-Led Consortium Pulls Out Of Newcastle United Takeover Bid

BUSINESS | Saudi Information Security Firm Elm To Aquire Tabadul

Saudi information security company Elm is to acquire digital services company Tabadul from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, Elm said in a statement on Sunday. The Public Investment Fund (PIF) also owns Elm and was considering an initial public offering of the information security company, sources told Reuters in May. The value of the deal, … Continue reading BUSINESS | Saudi Information Security Firm Elm To Aquire Tabadul

BREAKING NEWS | Trump, Saudi Crown Prince Discuss Economic Recovery From Coronavirus: White House

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud discussed the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and ‘re-energizing global economies’ during a telephone call on Thursday, the White House said. The two leaders also discussed regional and bilateral issues and the prince ‘reaffirmed the strong United … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Trump, Saudi Crown Prince Discuss Economic Recovery From Coronavirus: White House

BUSINESS | Morgan Stanley CEO: Too Early To Consider Restarting Share Buybacks

NEW YORK  – Morgan Stanley’s Chief Executive Officer James Gorman told shareholders on Thursday that is to too early for him or anyone on the board of directors to consider reinstating the bank’s share buyback program. Morgan Stanley, along with JPMorgan Chase & Co, Bank of America and five others, voluntarily suspended their share repurchases … Continue reading BUSINESS | Morgan Stanley CEO: Too Early To Consider Restarting Share Buybacks

BREAKING NEWS | King Salman Discusses With Leaders Of China, India And Germany G20 Efforts To Combat COVID-19

MILAN | ITALY – Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud held telephone talks on Wednesday with Chinese President X1 Jiping. Discussions focused on the G20’s efforts to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic. King Salman stressed that as president of the G20 for 2020, Saudi Arabia is keen on working … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | King Salman Discusses With Leaders Of China, India And Germany G20 Efforts To Combat COVID-19

ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & CULTURE | Saudi Film Festival Announces Jury Members

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The organizing committee of the Saudi Film Festival on Tuesday announced the name of the jury for competitions in the upcoming festival. The festival, organized by Ithra in collaboration with the Film Authority of the Saudi Culture Ministry, will be held virtually from Sept.1-6 and broadcast online. Interviews with filmmakers … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE | Saudi Film Festival Announces Jury Members

Experts: Rainy Season To Further Threaten Beirut Heritage

BEIRUT – Restoring Beirut’s damaged architectural heritage following the devastating August explosion will take hundreds of millions of dollars and costs will quickly rise if no action is taken ahead of the onset of the rainy season in less than two months, international experts warned Tuesday. An international coalition of museums and heritage protection groups … Continue reading Experts: Rainy Season To Further Threaten Beirut Heritage

CULTURE | Hagia Sophia Must Remain Part Of Humanity’s Shared Heritage, Spanish Minister Says

MADRID | SPAIN – Spain’s foreign minister Arancha Gonzales Laya said on Monday it was important that Turkey’s Hagia Sophia remains part of humanity’s shared global heritage, after it was reconverted into a mosque from a museum last week. ‘For us it is important that the spirit of this great monument of Hagia Sophia is … Continue reading CULTURE | Hagia Sophia Must Remain Part Of Humanity’s Shared Heritage, Spanish Minister Says

ENTERTAINMENT | Paris Hilton Says She ‘Feels Free’ After YouTube Documentary

There’s a scene in a new documentary about Paris Hilton, where the so-called socialite is speaking with former classmates from a Utah boarding school. They joke about how on her reality series ‘The Simple Life’, Hilton pretended to be clueless over many things – including how to perform any sort of manual labor. One bluntly … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | Paris Hilton Says She ‘Feels Free’ After YouTube Documentary

MOTOR RACING | Mick Schumacher To Drive Father’s 2004 Ferrari At Mugello

MILAN – Mike Schumacher will drive his father Michaelțs 2004 Ferrari around the Mugello circuit on Sunday ahead of a Tuscan Grand Prix celebrating the Italian teamțs 1,000 th Formula One championship race. The car took German great Michael Schumacher to his record seventh and last world title. Mick, a member of the Ferrari driver … Continue reading MOTOR RACING | Mick Schumacher To Drive Father’s 2004 Ferrari At Mugello

NEWS | Russian Orthodox Church Says Regrets Decision Over Hagias Sophia – TASS

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – The Russian Orthodox Church on Friday said it regretted that a Turkish court did not take its concern into account when ruling that Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia being a museum was unlawful, the TASS news agency reported. It said the decision could lead to even greater division. A Turkish court said on … Continue reading NEWS | Russian Orthodox Church Says Regrets Decision Over Hagias Sophia – TASS

ENTERTAINMENT | Arab Supermodel Gigi Hadid Expecting First Child With One Direction’s Zany Malik. Yolanda Hadid Confirmed

MILAN | ITALY – Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have not yet publicly confirmed the reports that they’re expecting their first child together, but Gigi’s mom, Yolanda, has spoken up. She recently gave an interview to the Dutch celebrity new television show, RTL Boulevard, and confirmed that she’ll be a grandmother, telling the outlet, ‘Still … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | Arab Supermodel Gigi Hadid Expecting First Child With One Direction’s Zany Malik. Yolanda Hadid Confirmed

ENTERTAINMENT | Fund Announced For Saudi Filmmakers

RIYADH | The non-profit Red Sea International Film Festival Foundation announced on Tuesday a fund of SR200,000 ($53,283) in the form of emergency community relief grants to support Saudi filmmakers. The fund aims to help freelance Saudi filmmakers who have sustained a financial loss resulting from cancelled or postponed gigs or opportunities directly related to … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | Fund Announced For Saudi Filmmakers

ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Cannes Film Festival Won’t Take Place In June, But Continues To Explore Options

The Cannes Film Festival won’t take place in June, after all, due to the coronavirus pandemic, but organizers continue to explore different options for 2020. ‘Following the French President’s statement, on Monday, April 13th, we acknowledged that the postponement of the 73rd International Cannes Film Festival, initially considered for the end of June to the … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Cannes Film Festival Won’t Take Place In June, But Continues To Explore Options

ENTERTAINMENT | Reese Witherspoon, Clothing Company Sued By Teachers For Misleading Dress Giveaway Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Reese Witherspoon has been sued by a group of teachers for an alleged misealding dress giveaway involving her clothing company, Draper James, according to a new report. Back in April, the  ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ actress, 44, champions teachers around the country amid the coronavirus pandemic by offering them a chance to snag a free dress. … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | Reese Witherspoon, Clothing Company Sued By Teachers For Misleading Dress Giveaway Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

CELEBRITY | Oprah Winfrey Launching New Show On Apple TV+

Apple TV+ has quickly become the new home of Oprah Winfrey. The streaming service has announced a new series featuring the media mogul. ‘The Oprah Conversation’ is set to debut Thursday and, according to a press release, ‘will continue to explore impactful and relevant topics with fascinating thought leaders from all over the world’. ‘Filmed … Continue reading CELEBRITY | Oprah Winfrey Launching New Show On Apple TV+

LIFESTYLE

LIFESTYLE | Maserati Aims To Be ‘Crown Jewel’ Of FCA-PSA Merger With New Super Car

MILAN | ITALY – After more than a year on the skids, Maserati has taken the wraps off a new high performance sports car which parent Fiat Chrysler hopes will help turn the brand into the ‘crown jewel’ of its merger with France’s Peugeot. The sleek and super – lightweight MC20 offers acceleration from zero … Continue reading LIFESTYLE | Maserati Aims To Be ‘Crown Jewel’ Of FCA-PSA Merger With New Super Car

LIFESTYLE | Aston Martin’s New 007 ‘No Time To Die’ Inspired Vantage And DBS Superleggera

To celebrate the upcoming 25th James Bond ‘No Time To Die’, Aston Martin’s bespoke division is releasing two special 007 editions of the Vantage and DBS Superleggera. Just as much as one associates a martini ‘shaken and stirred’ with special agent 007 James Bond, it is undoubtedly British automaker Aston Martin that jumps to mind … Continue reading LIFESTYLE | Aston Martin’s New 007 ‘No Time To Die’ Inspired Vantage And DBS Superleggera

FINE JEWELRY | Sonam Kapoor And Arab Stars Preview Bulgari’s Collection Inspired By The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Celebrities from all over the Arab flew to Abu Dhabi for the launch of Bulgari’s new Jannah Collection. The glorious high jewelry designs unveiled at the Louvre Abu Dhabi are the results an unprecedented collaboration between the Italian house and Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member  of the ruling UAE … Continue reading FINE JEWELRY | Sonam Kapoor And Arab Stars Preview Bulgari’s Collection Inspired By The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

FASHION | Billy Porter’s 2020 Emmys Ensemble Was Custom – Made By This Saudi Label

Billy Porter is known for his unapologetic style and statement red carpet looks. Despite this year’s Emmy Awards being held digitally, porter didn’t hold back from bringing his show-stopping outfits to the event, wearing a custom-made ensemble by Saudi label, Ashi Studio. The actor, who was nominated for the award for outstanding lead actor in … Continue reading FASHION | Billy Porter’s 2020 Emmys Ensemble Was Custom – Made By This Saudi Label

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | Young Children With Coronavirus May Carry 10 To 100 Times More Of Virus Than Adults

Children under five years of age may harbor up to 100 times as much of the coronavirus in their noses and throats as infected adults and older children, according to a study out of Chicago. ‘Our analyses suggest children younger than 5 years with mild to moderate COVID-19 have high amounts of SARS-COV-2 viral in … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | Young Children With Coronavirus May Carry 10 To 100 Times More Of Virus Than Adults

BUSINESS | L’Oréal To Drop Words Such As ‘Whitening’ From Skin Products

PARIS | FRANCE – L’Oreal, the world’s biggest cosmetics company, will remove words referencing ‘white’, ‘fair’ and ‘light’ from its skin-evening products, a spokeswoman said on Friday, a day after Unilever made a similar announcement in the face of growing social media criticism. Unilever and L’Oreal are two big players in the global market for … Continue reading BUSINESS | L’Oréal To Drop Words Such As ‘Whitening’ From Skin Products

MASTERWORKS OF TIME | Rolex Daytona ‘JPS’ 6264 Fetches a record $1.5 million in online sale

An ultra – rare Rolex Cosmograph Daytona JPS  reference 6264 in 18k gold achieved more than $1.5 million in a single-lot online sale held by Sotheby’s in London. The 1969 ‘John Player Special’, named after Formula 1 livery, because of its black and gold ‘Paul Newman’ dial. The price set action record for a watch … Continue reading MASTERWORKS OF TIME | Rolex Daytona ‘JPS’ 6264 Fetches a record $1.5 million in online sale

TRAVEL | International Arrivals To Abu Dhabi Must Wear Covid-19 Tracking Device

ABU DHABI – International passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi airport will now have to wear a tracking device while they complete a mandatory 14-day home quarantine due to COVID-19, according to state-owned Eithad Airways. Daily infections in the United Arab Emirates rose this month to their highest since the outbreak started, which officials have largely … Continue reading TRAVEL | International Arrivals To Abu Dhabi Must Wear Covid-19 Tracking Device

FASHION | ‘We Must Go On’, Says Lebanese Designer Elie Saab After Blast

It felt like an eternity rather than just a few minutes as haute couture fashion designer Elie Saab scrambled to make sure his 200 staff members, including his son, were safe when this month’s massive explosion shook Beirut. Like many Lebanese on Aug.4 when chemicals at the port detoned, the 56-year-old felt the blast was … Continue reading FASHION | ‘We Must Go On’, Says Lebanese Designer Elie Saab After Blast

LIFESTYLE | Audemars Piguet’s Frosted Gold Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon Revealed

Audemars Piguet’s newest Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillion has been revealed and features a clean circular design that draws the eye inward to the diamond – encrousted flying tourbillion cage. The latest in the ‘Royal Oak Concept’ range, this is a smaller design compared to the majority of the oversized Royal Oak Concept men’s watches … Continue reading LIFESTYLE | Audemars Piguet’s Frosted Gold Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon Revealed