ROYALS | Netflix Boss Interested In Working With The Sussexes

MILAN | ITALY – – As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex step away from royal duties, the streaming giant is keep to embark on project Harry and Meghan.

A top Netflix official has said the streaming giant is keen to work with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Following a bombshell statement a fortnight ago, Harry and Meghan will be stepping down as senior royals and move to Canada.

In line with their “progressive new role”, the couple will drop HRH title and relinquish an annual Sovereign Grant which currently makes up 5% of their income.

Instead, they will work to be “financially independent” and pursue their own sources of income.

While it’s not yet known how they will make their cash, some brand experts have predicted could be bigger than the Beckhams and their friends the Obamas.

Former U.S. president Barack and his wife Michelle signed a multi-year production deal with Netflix back in 2018 to make their own movies, series and documentaries.

The couple also have their own production company, Higher Ground, gaining their first Oscar nod this year.

Now, Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos has said he’s like to work with the soon-to-be former royals.

Speaking at an event in Los Angeles, he told the PA News Agency: “Who wouldn’t be interested? Yes, sure”.

Former Suits – star Meghan is already rumored to have signed a voiceover deal with Disney in return for a donation to an elephant charity.

Earlier this year Prince Harry was cough on camera touting his wife for a voiceover job to Disney chairman Robert Iger at the Lion King premiere.

Harry has some steaming giant experience already, having worked with Oprah Winfrey on a documentary on mental health for Apple TV+.

There is also speculation that Harry could work the lecture circuit, sharing his travel experiences and giving insights into his military career.

BUSINESS | Former ABC executive to become chairwoman of Warner Bross. TV

Former ABC network executive Channing Dungey will take over as chairwoman of Water Bros. television Group Peter Roth, who will step down next year. Dungey, who is currently vice president of Original Series at Netflix Inc, has previously worked at Walt Disney Co’s ABC network for over 14 years, according to her LinkedIn. In 2016, … Continue reading BUSINESS | Former ABC executive to become chairwoman of Warner Bross. TV

BREAKING NEWS | Kremlin Says Russia, Saudi Arabia Are At Important Part Of Oil Talks

MOSCOW – Russia and Saudi Arabia are at an important part of oil talks and recent flurry of phone calls between the leaders of the energy – rich countries are aiming at stabilizing the oil markets, the Kremlin said on Monday. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held two … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Kremlin Says Russia, Saudi Arabia Are At Important Part Of Oil Talks

NEWS ALERT | UAE Cabinet Ratifies Normalizing Ties With Israel

ABU DHABI – The cabinet of the United Arab Emirates on Monday approved an agreement to establish full diplomatic relations with Israel that was signed in Washington last month, ahead of a visit by a UAE delegation to Israel. The UAE and fellow Gulf state Bahrain in September became the Arab states in a quarter … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | UAE Cabinet Ratifies Normalizing Ties With Israel

LIFESTYLE | Dubai To Allow Weddings To Resume Under Strict Preventive Measures

The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai announced that wedding reception will be allowed to resume in hotels, halls, homes, temporary venues, and tents in residential areas effective from 22 October 2020. The decision enables the community to celebrate social occasions in an environment where precautionary measures are strictly implemented, and high … Continue reading LIFESTYLE | Dubai To Allow Weddings To Resume Under Strict Preventive Measures

BUSINESS |Saudi Pavilion At Expo 2020 Dubai Launches Online Employment Platform

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai announced the launch of its online recruitment platform in different fields: Customer Services, Crowd Management, VIP & Protocol, Health & Safety and Tour Guides. The employment will continue throughout the duration of Expo 2020 Dubai. Talented candidates are encouraged to … Continue reading BUSINESS |Saudi Pavilion At Expo 2020 Dubai Launches Online Employment Platform

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Restructures Council Of Senior Scholars, Shura Council: Royal Decree

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia is restructuring the Kingdom’s Council of Senior Religious Scolars headed by Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Sheikh and the Shura Councila, according to a Royal Decree issued on Sunday. Sheikh Abdallah Al – Sheikh has been appointed as the head of the Kingdom’s newly restricted Shura Council. The new Shura Council … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Restructures Council Of Senior Scholars, Shura Council: Royal Decree

NEWS | UAE Hosts 2nd Government Forum Against Trafficking In Persons In The Middle East Tomorrow

ABU DHABI – Under the patronage of Dr. Anwar Mohamed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking, the UAE will host tomorrow the ‘Second Government Forum against Trafficking in Persons in the Middle East’. This year’s forum will be chaired by the UAE, with the … Continue reading NEWS | UAE Hosts 2nd Government Forum Against Trafficking In Persons In The Middle East Tomorrow

HEALTH | Dubai International Nutrition Congress To Highlight Latest Research, Best Practices In Clinical Nutrition

DUBAI – Under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority, DHA, the 6th edition of the annual Dubai International Nutrition Congress, DINC, will take place from October 22-24, 2020. The three-day event will be held under the theme ‘Tour … Continue reading HEALTH | Dubai International Nutrition Congress To Highlight Latest Research, Best Practices In Clinical Nutrition

NEWS ALERT | Saudi King: Addressing Challenges Facing Youth Is A G20 Priority

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abudlaziz Al Saud, has stressed that addressing the challenges that the youth are facing, and protecting their jobs, especially in the light of the coronavirus pandemic, remains at the forefront of the G20’s priorities. On behalf of King Salman, Minister … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Saudi King: Addressing Challenges Facing Youth Is A G20 Priority

BREAKING NEWS | Kuwait Leadership Sends Letters To Saudi King, Crown Prince

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia’s Prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz, Minister of State and Member of the Cabinet has received two letters on Sunday from Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait and Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sbah, Crown Prince of Kuwait, on behalf of the … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Kuwait Leadership Sends Letters To Saudi King, Crown Prince

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Allows Citizen residents to perform prayers in Al –Haram Mosque: State TV

Saudi Arabia allowed its citizens and residents inside the kingdom to perform prayers in one of the most holy religious site in Islam, Al-Haram mosque in Mecca, for the first time in seven month, state television reported early on Sunday. Earlier this month Saudi Arabia allowed citizens and residents to perform the Umrah pilgrimage at … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Allows Citizen residents to perform prayers in Al –Haram Mosque: State TV

BUSINESS | OPEC+ Fears Second Virus Wave Could Lead To Oil Surplus In 2021

MOSCOW – OPEC and its allies fears a prolonged second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and a jump in Libyan output could push the oil market into surplus next year, according to a confidential document seen by Reuters, a gloomier outlook than just a month ago. A panel officials from OPEC+ producers, called the Joint … Continue reading BUSINESS | OPEC+ Fears Second Virus Wave Could Lead To Oil Surplus In 2021

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Discusses OPEC+ Agreements With Vladimir Putin

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA  – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman discussed with Russian President Vladimir Putin energy markets and the implementation of agreements by the oil producers group known as OPEC+ on Saturday. ‘Both sides have reiterated their willingness to continue close coordination in this area in order to maintain stability on the … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Discusses OPEC+ Agreements With Vladimir Putin

POLITICS | New Zealand’s Ardern Wins 2nd Term In Election Landslide

AUCKLAND | NEW ZEALAND – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term in office Saturday in an election landslide of historic proportions. With most votes counted, Arden’s liberal Labour Party was winning 49% of the vote compared to 27% for its main challenger, the conservative National Party. Labour was on target to … Continue reading POLITICS | New Zealand’s Ardern Wins 2nd Term In Election Landslide

HEALTH | WHO Study Finds Remdesivir Didn’t Help COVID-19 Patients

GENEVA – A large study led by the World Health Organization suggests that the antiviral drug Remdesivir did not help hospitalized COVID-19 patients, in contrast to an earlier study that made the medicine a standard of care in the United States and many other countries. The results announced Friday do not negate the previous ones, … Continue reading HEALTH | WHO Study Finds Remdesivir Didn’t Help COVID-19 Patients

ROYALS | Dutch King Cuts Short Vacation In Greece After Criticism

AMSTERDAM – The Netherlands’ King Willem – Alexander and his wife cut short a vacation to Greece on Friday after coming under criticism for travelling during the coronavirus pandemic. ‘We see the reactions by people to reports in the media’, Willem – Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima said in  a statement published by the … Continue reading ROYALS | Dutch King Cuts Short Vacation In Greece After Criticism

ROYALS | Out And About Again: Queen Elizabeth In Visit With William

Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday carried out her first public engagement outside of a royal residence since early March when the coronavirus pandemic started to impact upon on all aspect of day-to-ray life in the U.K. The 94 – year-old monarch was joined by her grandson Prince Williams at the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory … Continue reading ROYALS | Out And About Again: Queen Elizabeth In Visit With William

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry Strongly Condemns Paris Terrorist Attack

MILAN | ITALY – Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs has expressed the Kingdom’s strong condemnation of the terrorist attack that took place in a suburb of the French capital Paris, and claimed the life of a French citizen. The Ministry expressed the Kingdom’s solidarity with the French people, while offering condolences and sympathy to … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry Strongly Condemns Paris Terrorist Attack

NEWS ALERT | Number Of COVID-19 Deaths In Saudi Arabia Continues To Fall With 17 Recorded

Saudi Arabia recorded 17 more deaths from the coronavirus disease and 433 new cases of the disease on Friday. Of the new cases, 51 were announced in Madinah, 48 in Yanbu, 27 in Makkah, 25 in Riyadh, 20 in Hufof and 16 in Abha. The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 327, … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Number Of COVID-19 Deaths In Saudi Arabia Continues To Fall With 17 Recorded

POLITICS | UAE Visit To Israel May Be Held At Airport Due To Coronavirus

The first official delegation to Israel from the United Arab Emirates may remain at the airport and fly home the same day, rather than  conduct a wider visit, due to coronavirus precautions, an Israeli minister said. Israel is under a second coronavirus lockdown, which it plans to begin easing next week, after a surge in … Continue reading POLITICS | UAE Visit To Israel May Be Held At Airport Due To Coronavirus

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Virologist : Milan Surge Spreading To At-Risk Populations

MILAN – Italy has two weeks to stop the rising rate of transmission of coronavirus or it risks ‘following in the footsteps’ of European neighbors where exponential spreads have ushered back harsh restrictions, a virologist on the front lines says. Italian health officials have declared that the resurge of COVID-19 has reached an ‘acute phase’. … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Virologist : Milan Surge Spreading To At-Risk Populations

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Germany Sees 7,000 New Infection For First Time

BERLIN – Germany has confirmed more than 7,000 new coronavirus infections for the first time, its second consecutive daily record. The Robert Kock Institute, Germany’s national disease control center, said early Friday that 7,334 new cases were confirmed in the previous 24 hours. That compares with 6,638 a day earlier. Until this week, Germany highest … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Germany Sees 7,000 New Infection For First Time

SOCIAL MEDIA | Instagram Agrees Curbs On Paid Influencers, Says U.K. Watchdog

LONDON – Facebook’s Instagram has agreed measures to crack down on hidden advertising by so-called influencers on its photo and video platform, Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said on Friday. Influencers with thousands of followers can earn large fees from companies to promotes a product on Instagram. In what the CMA described as an … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Instagram Agrees Curbs On Paid Influencers, Says U.K. Watchdog

TRAVEL | Airlines Report Huge Demand From Stranded Expats Wishing To Return To Saudi Arabia

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – A large number of expats in the Indian subcontinent say they want to return to the Kingdom, a Saudi airlines official said as the country resumed international flights to 20 cities. In line with the directions of the Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation travelers can now fly to Amman, … Continue reading TRAVEL | Airlines Report Huge Demand From Stranded Expats Wishing To Return To Saudi Arabia

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | These Malls In Dubai Are Now Providing COVID-19 PCR Tests

Residents in Dubai can now get a Covid-19 PCR test done in a few of the emirate’s shopping malls. The latest announcement made by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) states that residents will be able to book appointments for COVID-19 test at malls across Dubai where PCR testing stations have been set up. Currently, these … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | These Malls In Dubai Are Now Providing COVID-19 PCR Tests

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TRAVEL | AlUla Heritage Sites Reopen To Public End Of October

The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has confirmed that the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hegra, the ancient kingdom of Dadan and the canyons of Jabal Ikmah will be the first sites to re-open to the public, having been largely closed off to visitors in the past period. The RCU announced that residents of AlUla will … Continue reading TRAVEL | AlUla Heritage Sites Reopen To Public End Of October

GLOBAL ECONOMY | G20 Suspends poorer nations’ debt payment for 6 more months

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Financial leaders of the world’s biggest economies claimed a ‘historic achievement’ in reaching a framework to deal with heavily indebted poorer countries, which have been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The finance ministers and central governors of the G20 nations agreed at a virtual meeting organized by the Saudi … Continue reading GLOBAL ECONOMY | G20 Suspends poorer nations’ debt payment for 6 more months

TRAVEL ALERT | Saudia Resumes International Flights To 20 Cities

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi airline has resumed international flights to 20 destinations in the Middle East, Asia and Europe, after seven months of travel disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Kingdom’s flag carrier said permitted travelers could now fly to Amman, Dubai, Tunis, Cairo, Alexandria, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, … Continue reading TRAVEL ALERT | Saudia Resumes International Flights To 20 Cities

NEWS ALERT | Top U.S. Health Official Fauci Says Trump No Longer Coronavirus Contagious: CBS Interview

.S. President Donald Trump is no longer capable of spreading the novel coronavirus and can attend a town hall on Tuesday without putting others at risk, top U.S. public health official Anthony Fauci said in an interview with CBS Evening News. Faci said that he his colleague Clifford Lane at the National Institutes of Health … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Top U.S. Health Official Fauci Says Trump No Longer Coronavirus Contagious: CBS Interview

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