BUSINESS NEWS | Saudi Aramco Appoints Mark Weinberger To Board Of Directors

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia has appointed Mark Weinberger to its board of directors as an independent board member, replacing Andrew Gould, the company said in a statement on Sunday.

Weinberger was the global Chairman and CEO of EY (previously known as Ernst & Young) from 2013 to 2019.

He currently serve as a director on the boards of Johnson & Johnson and Metlife as well as being a member of several boards of trustees, including the United States Council for International Business (USCIB).


NEWS ALERT | In U.N. Debut, Saudi King Calls For Comprehensive Solution On Iran

NEW YORK  – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abudlaziz on Wednesday called for a comprehensive solution on Iran and disarming its affiliate Hezbollah in Lebanon, and expressed support for U.S. efforts to start talks between Israel and the Palestinians during his first address to the United Nations General Assembly. He said Iran has exploited a … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | In U.N. Debut, Saudi King Calls For Comprehensive Solution On Iran

ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Jeddah Host The Red Sea Museum

The Saudi Ministry of Culture announced the establishment of the Red Sea Museum, which will open its doors in 2020, in Bab Al Banat in the Historic Jeddah. The ministry says the museum will include manuscripts, photos, and books, which tell the story of the Bab al-Bunt’s heritage and demonstrate its role as a historical … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Jeddah Host The Red Sea Museum

NEWS | Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Hopes Peace Is Restored In Yemen Based On Riyadh Agreement

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman said Tuesday that the Kingdom is looking forward to the establishment  of ‘comprehensive and lasting peace in Yemen through the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement’. On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, he said: ‘We look forward to the day … Continue reading NEWS | Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Hopes Peace Is Restored In Yemen Based On Riyadh Agreement

ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | The New Digital – Art Museum Is Coming To Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture has announced a collaboration with international art collective teamLab to create a digital-art museum as part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. The museum will be located in Jeddah, and is set to be called TeamLab Borderless Jeddah and will open in 2023. The 10 – year collaboration agreement between Saudi … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | The New Digital – Art Museum Is Coming To Saudi Arabia

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

NEWS | Bahrain Says Foiled ‘Terrorist Attack’ Backed By Iran In Early 2020

Bahrain’s interior ministry said on Sunday it had foiled a ‘terrorist attack’ early this year that was backed by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The statement confirmed earlier media reports about an alleged planned attack and added a timeframe. Earlier on Sunday Saudi state television Al-Ekhbariya and Bahraini newspaper Akhbar Al-Khaleej reported that interior ministry … Continue reading NEWS | Bahrain Says Foiled ‘Terrorist Attack’ Backed By Iran In Early 2020

BUSINESS | LVMH Submit Disputed Tiffany Takeover For EU Clearance

PARIS | FRANCE – LVMH said on Friday it had submitted its troubled takeover of Tiffany, which is now at the centre of  a legal dispute between the two groups, for EU approval as it seeks to counter accusations that it deliberately stalled antitrust proceedings. The French group’s $16 billion acquisition of the U.S. jeweler … Continue reading BUSINESS | LVMH Submit Disputed Tiffany Takeover For EU Clearance

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

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

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

ROYALS | Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Ditch Royal Titles For Upcoming Television Event

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s royal titles were ditched for the first time in a promo video for their upcoming television appearance, The Duke and Duchess will be honored for TIME Magazine’s annual list of 100 of the world’s most influential people. ABC will air the special on Sept.22, the first time the magazine is … Continue reading ROYALS | Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Ditch Royal Titles For Upcoming Television Event

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

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

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

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

TRAVEL ALERT | Saudi Arabia Gradually Lifts Travel Restrictions

Saudi Arabia is gradually lifting the travel ban, by allowing a specific group of people to enter and exit the Kingdom before January 1, the expected date of the complete reopening of the land, maritime and air borders. The exact date for lifting the suspension of travel and allowing the land, sea and air transport … Continue reading TRAVEL ALERT | Saudi Arabia Gradually Lifts Travel Restrictions

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 | Hungarian Journalists Place Faith In Crowdfunding

MILAN | ITALY – Two months after staff at Hungary’s top news-site Index.hu quit over alleged political interference, they are set for a comeback with an unprecedented crowd funding effort. More than 50 former Index reporters will launch a new site, Telex, from scratch ‘in the coming weeks’ thanks to more than 30,000 reader donations, … Continue reading NEWS | Hungarian Journalists Place Faith In Crowdfunding

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

ENTERTAINMENT | Saudi Arabia’s First Post – Covid-19 Concert To Be A Star – Studded National Day Celebration

The first, post-coronavirus concerts will be held in Saudi Arabia towards the end of this month. Set to go ahead on the occasion of the Kingdom’s 90th National Day (September 23), the celebrations will take place across the cities of Riyadh and Jeddah and feature performances from 11 stars from across the Arab world. The … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | Saudi Arabia’s First Post – Covid-19 Concert To Be A Star – Studded National Day Celebration

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 | Luxury Goods Giant LVMH Cancels $14.5B Deal For Tiffany

Luxury goods giant LVMH is ending its takeover deal of jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co., saying the French government had requested a delay to assess the threat of proposed U.S. Tariffs. Wednesday’s announcement came after the deal’s value had been eroded by wider industry troubles caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Paris-based conglomerate said that … Continue reading BUSINESS | Luxury Goods Giant LVMH Cancels $14.5B Deal For Tiffany

BUSINESS NEWS | Saudi Arabia Starts Final Phase Of Its Mills Privatisation

RIYADH | Saudi Arabia’s state grain buyer SAGO said on Sunday the second and final stage of the bidding process for its mills had started. The kingdom is selling its entire flour milling business, in a long – awaited privatization that marks one of the first sales of the country’s state – owned assets. The … Continue reading BUSINESS NEWS | Saudi Arabia Starts Final Phase Of Its Mills Privatisation

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia to Lift Some International Flight Restrictions on September 15

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia will partially lift its suspension of international flight as of Sept.15 to allow ‘exceptional categories’ of citizens and residents to travel, the state news agency SPA said on Sunday. The kingdom will scrap all travel restrictions on air, land and sea transport for citizens on Jan.1, 2021, it … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia to Lift Some International Flight Restrictions on September 15

HEALTH | Oxford And AstraZeneca Resume Coronavirus Vaccine Trial

LONDON – Oxford University announced Saturday it was resuming a trial for a coronavirus vaccine it is developing with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, a move that comes days after the study was suspended following a reported side-effect in a U.K. patient. In a statement, the university confirmed the restart across all of its U.K. clinical sites … Continue reading HEALTH | Oxford And AstraZeneca Resume Coronavirus Vaccine Trial

POLITICS | Top Bahraini Shi’ite Cleric Rejects Israel Normalization, Calls On People To Resist

MILAN | ITALY – Bahraini’s leading Shi’ite cleric Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, now living abroad, said he is against normalization between Arab countries and Israel, and called on the region’s people to resist. In a speech published by dissolved Bahraini opposition party Al-Wefag, a group close to Qassim, he said the accords reached by Israel … Continue reading POLITICS | Top Bahraini Shi’ite Cleric Rejects Israel Normalization, Calls On People To Resist

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

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