ABU DHABI – – Japan Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Arab Emirates should work together to work together to de-escalate the tense situation in the Gulf, a Japanese foreign ministry official said on Monday, relaying comments by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The official said Japan’s strong relationship with both the United States and Iran enabled it to play diplomatic role in defusing heightened regional tensions following the U.S. killing of Iranian military commander General Qassem Soleimani and a retaliatory missile attack by Itan and U.S. forces in Iraq.
As part of a Middle Eastern tour, Abe met UAE leaders in Abu Dhabi on Monday after having been to Saudi Arabia on Sunday. He will head to Oman on Tuesday, whose ruler, Sultan Qaboos, died on Friday.
Abe will “compare notes with the leaders of the three countries who we believe are like-minded in the sense that they are all worried about the extremely high tension in the region and the need for…de-escalation”, the official said.
ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Red Sea International Film Festival Reveals Details Of Its First Edition
JEDDAH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Red Sea International Film Festival announced on Monday the program details, competition lineup and industry initiatives of its first edition at a press conference held in Al-Balad Historic Jeddah, Bait Qabil. Set to take place March 12-21 at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Festival will shed light on … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Red Sea International Film Festival Reveals Details Of Its First Edition
MILAN | ITALY – – Saudi-born designer, Yousef Akbar, was selected out of 170 competitors to participate in Fashion Forward Dubai’s (FFWD) 2020 edition in April, the UAE-based initiative announced. The competition, which he won, was by ‘Not Just a Label’ – a community that helps give emerging talent an easily accessible network and retailing … Continue reading FASHION | Saudi Designer Yousef Akbar Wins Competition To Debut At Fashion Forward Dubai
JEDDAH | SAUDI ARABIA – – The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) is organizing the seventh National Quality Conference from Feb.25 to Feb.27, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The event is being held under the patronage of Majid Al-Qasabi, minister of commerce and investment, at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Jeddah. The ‘Quality in … Continue reading SAUDI ARABIA | Jeddah To Host 7th National Quality Conference
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – – Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense has sent a cable of congratulations to President Adama Barrow of the Republic of Gambia on the anniversary of his country’s Independence Day. In his cable, Crown Prince wished the President constant … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Congratulates President of Gambia on Independence Day
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ABU DHABI | UAE – – The Emirates Foundation and the Saudi Arabia Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to launch an integrated programme that provides volunteering opportunities for Saudi youth based in the UAE. In line with the youth capacity building of synergy, the volunteers will receive mentoring and … Continue reading SAUDI ARABIA | Saudi Youth To Volunteer At Expo 2020 Dubai
LONDON – Britain’s Duchess Kate, the wife of Prince William, discussed the importance of the early years of childhood during her first podcast interview released on Saturday, praising the experiences she shared with her grandmother. Kate, officially known as the Duchess of Cambridge, told the ‘Happy Mum, Happy Baby’ podcast that she has tried to … Continue reading ROYALS | UK’S Duchess Kate Draws Lessons From Her Childhood And Her ‘Amazing Granny’
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, has sent a cable of congratulations to President Aleksandar Vucic of the Republic of Serbia on the anniversary of his country’s National Day. In his cable, HRH Crown Prince wished the President constant … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Congratulates Serbian President on National Day
FINE JEWELRY | Sonam Kapoor And Arab Stars Preview Bulgari’s Collection Inspired By The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
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RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – – Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister on Thursday denied media reports of a possible meeting between Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, amid speculation about normalizing ties between Gulf Arab and Israel. ‘There is no meeting planned between Saudi Arabia and Israel’, Prince Faisal bin Farhan … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Minister Denies Any Plans For Crown Prince To Meet Israeli PM
MILAN | ITALY – – As awards season draws to a close and most of the winning films have already debuted in the region, many of us are looking for the next cinematic masterpieces to add to our thinning watch list. However, Netflix is coming to rescue later this month with the addition of six … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Netflix Will Stream Six Saudi Films Worldwide This February
PARIS | FRANCE – – L’Oréal can expect even more flair at Expo 2020 at the event names L’Oréal as its official beauty products and services partner. L’Oréal is removed the world over for its best-selling cosmetics and fragrances and the international talent it work with. Through immersive experiences, including beauty shows, dedicated salons, pop-up … Continue reading BUSINESS | L’Oréal Signs On As Latest Expo 2020 Partner
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – – Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, met in Riyadh today with President Borge Brende of the World Economic Forum (DAVOS). During the meeting, they reviewed a number of issues related to global and regional economic developments, in addition … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Meets With DAVOS President
BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – – President Klaus Iohannis of the Republic of Romania received today Adel Bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Minister of the State for Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Cabinet, during his official visit to Romania. At the outset of the meeting, Al-Jubeir conveyed greetings of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | President of Romania Receives Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – – Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, met in Riyadh with UN former Secretary General and current Deputy Chair of The Elders organization Ban Ki-Moon. During the meeting, they reviewed a number of issues of common concern.
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – – Amaala, the ultra-luxury development located along Saudi Arabia’s northwest coast, has announced its Advisory Board. Amaala is one of the giant projects belonging to the Kingdom Vision 2030. Dubbed the ‘Riviera of the Middle East’, Amaala is set out to become a unique destination by all standards. The Members … Continue reading BUSINESS | Saudi’s Amaala Gigaproject Reveals Members on Advisory Board
MILAN | ITALY – – The world’s top oil exporter Saudi Arabia has reduced crude supplies to some Asian buyers in March after refines cut output following the coronavirus outbreak and for regular maintenance, four sources with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday. The drop in supplies comes after state oil giant Saudi Aramco … Continue reading BUSINESS | Saudi Arabia Cuts March Crude Supply To Some Asian Buyers: Sources
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – – Saudi Arabia renewed on Tuesday its call on the international community to boost all efforts aimed at combating nuclear terrorism. Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired a cabinet meeting that was held in Riyadh. The ministers stressed the need to focus greater attention on … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Renew Its Calls To Bolster Efforts To Combat Nuclear Terrorism
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – – Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received in Riyadh on Tuesday Prime Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah, reported the Saudi Press Agency. King Salman threw o luncheon banquet in honor of his guest and the accompanying delegation. Sheikh Sabah had arrived … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | King Salman Receives Kuwait PM
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, received in Riyadh on Tuesday President Alpha Conde of the Republic of Guinea Conarkry. They reviewed aspects of bilateral relations between the two countries and opportunities for boosting ties. The … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Receives Guinea President
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – – The 39th session of the Arab Women’s Committee kicked off on Feb.9 and declared Riyadh as the Capital of Arab Women 2020. The new phase is held under the slogan ‘Empowering Women…Development of Society’. The session’s first day was dedicated to the regional preparatory meeting of the Commission on … Continue reading SAUDI ARABIA | Riyadh, Capital of Arab Women 2020
JEDDAH | SAUDI ARABIA – – The Red Sea International Festival on Monday unveiled the official poster of its inaugural edition, which will begin on March 12. The 10 – day event will feature a number of local and regional movies. The official poster features an image of Saudi ballerina Samira Al-Khamis emerging from the … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Red Sea Film Festival Unveils Official Poster
HIGH LIFE | The Inside Story On The 376-Foot-Long, Hydrogen-Powered Superyacht Bill Gates Is Reportedly Buying
MILAN | ITALY – – With the multiple media outlets reporting that Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates has just pledged well over $600 million to build a 376-food-long, hydrogen-powered superyacht concept designed by Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design and Lateral Naval Architects superyacht design and construction may never be quite the same again. Of course, Sinot’s … Continue reading HIGH LIFE | The Inside Story On The 376-Foot-Long, Hydrogen-Powered Superyacht Bill Gates Is Reportedly Buying
GENEVA – – An advance team of international experts led by the World Health Organization (WHO) has left for Beijing to help investigate China’s coronavirus epidemic, the Geneva – based agency said on Sunday. WHO director – general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who made a trip to Beijing for talks with President Xi Jinping and Chinese … Continue reading HEALTH ALERT | WHO Advance Team On Coronavirus On Way To China: Tedros Tweet
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – – Retail Leaders Circle (RLC) MENA Summit will kick off in Riyadh on Monday, in partnership with ‘Invest Saudi’ and under the patronage of Minister of Commerce and Investment Majed al-Qasabi. More than 50 speaker will take part in the summit, in addition to a group of experts and decision-makers … Continue reading SAUDI ARABIA | Riyadh To Host Retail Leaders Circle MENA Summit On Monday
PARIS | FRANCE – – U.S. weapons maker Lockheed Martin Corp said on Friday it will not participate in next week’s Singapore Airshow over coronavirus concerns. ‘Following the Singapore Ministry of Health’s Feb.7 declaration of a Code Orange health alert, we consulted with the U.S. government and our medical teams and decided not to participate … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Lockheed Martin Drops Out Of Singapore Airshow Over Coronavirus Concerns
LOS ANGELES — Designer Tom Ford, a favorite of Hollywood’s top stars, helped kick off on Oscar weekend on Friday night moving his runway show featuring looks for fall 2020 to southern California for one of the fashion season’s most anticipated events. With a star-laden front row boasting Renee Zellweger, Jennifer Lopez and Miley Cyrus, … Continue reading FASHION | Tom Ford Shows His Sexy Designs In Los Angeles On Oscar Weekend
ROMA | ITALY – – The number of deaths in China’s central Hubei province from a coronavirus outbreak had risen by 81 to 780 as of Saturday, the province’s health commission said in a statement on its website on Sunday morning. A further 2,147 cases have been detected in Hubei, the epicenter of the outbreak, … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | China’s Hubei Province Reports 82 New Deaths From Coronavirus On February 8
MILAN | ITALY – – Twitter confirmed on Friday that the official Twitter accounts of social media giant Facebook Inc and its Messenger platform were hacked. A Twitter spokesperson said in an emailed statement that the accounts were hacked through a third-party platform. ‘As soon as we were made aware of the issue, we locked … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter says Facebook, Messenger Accounts Hacked
PARIS | FRANCE – Five British nationals including a child have been diagnosed with the coronavirus in France, after staying in the same ski chalet with a person who had been in Singapore, French health officials said on Saturday. The new cases emerged after authorities began to retrace the recent travels of one British citizens … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Five Britons Contract Coronavirus In French Ski Resort