BREAKING NEWS | Saudi – Led Coalition To Begin Yemen Ceasefire on Thursday: Saudi Officials

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi movement in Yemen will begin a two-week ceasefire on Thursday, senior Saudi officials said on Wednesday.

The ceasefire will start at noon Saudi Arabia time on Thursday, they said.

The officials, briefing reporters by telephone, said the ceasefire was aimed at giving the Iran  – backed Houthi movement an opportunity to join U.N. – sponsored talks on a settlement to the fire-year-old conflict and preventing a coronavirus outbreak.


BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince, Brazilian President Discuss Bilateral Ties

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, held telephone talks on Monday with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Bolsonaro had telephoned the Crown Prince to inquire about the health of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who had undergone … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince, Brazilian President Discuss Bilateral Ties

BREAKING NEWS | Lebanon Government Resigns After Deadly Beirut Blast

BEIRUT | LEBANON – Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced on Monday the resignation of his government after a powerful Beirut explosion sparked public uproar against the country’s leaders. Diab, in a televised speech, said the detonation of highly-explosive material warehoused at the port in the capital for the last seven years was ‘the result … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Lebanon Government Resigns After Deadly Beirut Blast

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Aramco To Press Ahead With Plan To Boost Output Capacity, CEO says

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Aramco is moving ahead with plans to boost crude output capacity by 1 million barrels per day (bpd) to 13 million bpd despite cuts in capital expenditure this year and next year, the state oil group’s CEO said on Monday. Aramco’s capital spending plan for 2021 will be ‘significantly … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Aramco To Press Ahead With Plan To Boost Output Capacity, CEO says

BREAKING NEWS | Aramco’s Dividend Defence Are Triple-Locked

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia has deployed its triple-bottomed dividend defence sooner than expected. The Saudi state energy giant is handing $18.75 billion to investors this quarter even though earnings plunged to little more than a third of the amount. It’s a contrast with rivals BP and Royal Dutch Shell, which both trimmed … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Aramco’s Dividend Defence Are Triple-Locked

NEWS | Donors Pledge 253 Million Euros In Emergency Aid For Lebanon After Blast

FORT BREGANCON | FRANCE – An emergency donor conference on Sunday for blast – stricken Lebanon raised pledges worth nearly 253 million euros ($298 million) for immediate humanitarian relief, the French presidency said. Those commitments would not be conditional on political or institutional reform, President Emmanuel Macron’s office said. There were also pledges made for … Continue reading NEWS | Donors Pledge 253 Million Euros In Emergency Aid For Lebanon After Blast

BREAKING NEWS | CanSino To Start Phase III Trial Of Covid-19 Vaccine In Saudi

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia will soon begin Phase III clinical trials on around 5,000 people for a COVID-19 vaccine develop by China’s CanSino Biologics Inc., a Saudi health ministry spokesman said on Sunday. Last month, CanSino’s co-founder said the company was in talks with Russia, Brazil and Saudi Arabia to launch a … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | CanSino To Start Phase III Trial Of Covid-19 Vaccine In Saudi

NEWS | GCC Unites To Seek U.N. Extension of Iran Arms Embargo

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has asked the United Nations to extend an international arms embargo on Iran, a mpve pushed strongly by the United States. The secretariat of the GCC, made up of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, said in a statement … Continue reading NEWS | GCC Unites To Seek U.N. Extension of Iran Arms Embargo

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

WORDL NEWS | France’s Macron To Host Donor Conference For Blast – Stricken Lebanon

French President Emmanuel Macron will host U.S President Donald Trump and other political leaders on Sunday for U.N. – endorsed donors’ conference by video to raise emergency relief for Lebanon following this week’s massive explosion in Beirut. PARIS | FRANCE – Lebanon was already mired in deep political and economic crisis when blast ripped through … Continue reading WORDL NEWS | France’s Macron To Host Donor Conference For Blast – Stricken Lebanon

BUSINESS NEWS | Saudi Aramco’s Profit Plunges 73.4%, Sees Signs Of Oil Market Recovery

MILAN | ITALY – Saudi state oil group Aramco on Sunday reported a 73.4% fall in second-quarter net profit, a steeper drop than analysts had forecast, and said it expected capital expenditure for 2020 to be at the lower end of a $25 billion to $30 billion range. The world’s biggest oil exporter said the … Continue reading BUSINESS NEWS | Saudi Aramco’s Profit Plunges 73.4%, Sees Signs Of Oil Market Recovery

THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | George And Amal Clooney To Donate $100,000 To Lebanese Charities

LONDON – American actor George Clooney and his wife, Lebanese – British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, are donating $100,000 to Lebanese charities helping those left homeless by the deadly explosion in Beirut. The blast, which broke though the capital city on Aug.4, hast killed at least 157 people and injured thousands. ‘Three charitable organizations … Continue reading THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | George And Amal Clooney To Donate $100,000 To Lebanese Charities

BREAKING NEWS | Wife Of Dutch Envoy To Lebanon Dies After Being Hurt In Beirut Blast

AMSTERDAM – The wife of the Dutch ambassador to Lebanon died on Saturday after being seriously injured in the massive explosion that tore through Beirut’s port on Tuesday, the Dutch Foreign Ministry said. Hedwig Waltmans – Molier, 55, was injured by the explosion as she stood next to her husband, ambassador Jan Waltmans, in the … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Wife Of Dutch Envoy To Lebanon Dies After Being Hurt In Beirut Blast

NEWS | France’s Macron To Co-Host Lebanon Donor Conference On Sunday, Officials Say

PARIS | FRANCE – French President Emmanuel Macron will host a donor conference for Lebanon via video-link on Sunday, his office said, as countries mobilise to help rebuild Beirut after this week’s massive blast. The conference, which will be co-chaired by the United Nations, will seek pledges from participants including U.S. President Donald Trump. It … Continue reading NEWS | France’s Macron To Co-Host Lebanon Donor Conference On Sunday, Officials Say

TRAVEL | Windsor Castle Reopens Terrace Garden To Public After 40 Years

LONDON – Windsor Castle, one of the official residence of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, is to open its East Terrace Garden to the public for the first time in more than 40 years. Visitors to the castle, where the queen spent the last few months during Britain’s lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic before travelling to … Continue reading TRAVEL | Windsor Castle Reopens Terrace Garden To Public After 40 Years

NEWS | Beirut Blast Probe To Look At Possibility Of External Role, Says President

BEIRUT  – Lebanon’s president said an investigation into the Beirut port warehouse explosion was looking at whether it was the result of external interference, in addition to simple negligence or an accident, his office said on Friday. The prime minister and presidency have said 2,750 tonnes of highly explosive ammonium nitrate, which is used in … Continue reading NEWS | Beirut Blast Probe To Look At Possibility Of External Role, Says President

WORLD NEWS | Spain’s Ex-King Juan Carlos Is In Abu Dhabi, Says ABC Newspaper

MADRID – Former Spanish king Juan Carlos has been staying at Abu Dhabi’s exclusive Emirates Palace Hotel since leaving Spain aboard a private jet on Monday under a cloud of official scandal involving Saudi Arabia, newspaper ABS said on Friday. United Arab Emirates officials and the Emirates Palace Hotel did not immediately respond to requests … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Spain’s Ex-King Juan Carlos Is In Abu Dhabi, Says ABC Newspaper

NEWS ALERT| Trump To Attend Paris Conference To Help Support Lebanon

PARIS | FRANCE – United States President Donald Trump, told his Lebanese counterpart Michel Aoun, in a phone call, that the will be a Paris conference called for by French President aid, Lebanese presidency announced on twitter on Friday. Macron said on Thursday that France will organize an international aid conference for Lebanon, and he … Continue reading NEWS ALERT| Trump To Attend Paris Conference To Help Support Lebanon

NEWS ALERT | Trump Issues Orders For U.S. Ban On WeChat, Tiktok In 45 Days

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump issued executive orders on Thursday banning any U.S. transactions with ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns video-sharing app TikTok, and Tencent, owner of the WeChat app, starting in 45 days. The orders come as the Trump administration said this week it was stepping up efforts to purge ‘untrusted’ Chinese … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Trump Issues Orders For U.S. Ban On WeChat, Tiktok In 45 Days

SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter Labels State Media, Government Officials’ Account

MILAN – Twitter Inc. will label the accounts of state-affiliated media outlets, their senior staff and some key government official, the company said in a blog post on Thursday. The accounts of Russia’s Sputnik, RT, and China’s Xinhua News are among the media organizations that will be labeled, according to a Twitter spokesman. He declined … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter Labels State Media, Government Officials’ Account

BREAKING NEWS | UK PM Johnson Says: We Will Focus On The Needs Of Lebanon People

LONDON – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday he was shocked by the blast in Beirut and that Britain would continue to focus on the needs of the people of Lebanon. ‘I was absolutely appalled and shocked by the scenes from Lebanon, from Beirut’, Johnson said. ‘I am sure that the UK will continue … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | UK PM Johnson Says: We Will Focus On The Needs Of Lebanon People

SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook Removes Small Pro-Trump Network Based In Romania

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Facebook Inc said on Thursday it recently removed a small network of accounts operating from Romania that had been promoting President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign with stories about his support from conservatives, Black Americans, Christians and followers of the QAnon web of baseless conspiracy theories. Many of the 35 Facebook and … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook Removes Small Pro-Trump Network Based In Romania

FASHION | Lebanese Designers Count The Damage of Massive Blast In Beirut

Designers including Elie Saab and Rbih Kayrouz reported no vitcims from the explosion, which destroyed their headquarters. Lebanese designers were left picking up this pieces on Wednesday after a massive warehouse explosion in the port of Beirut sent a shockwave across the capital, killing at least 100 people and injuring nearly 4,000 according to news … Continue reading FASHION | Lebanese Designers Count The Damage of Massive Blast In Beirut

BREAKING NEWS | In Beirut, Macron Says Lebanese Leaders Need To Hear ‘Home Truths’

BEIRUT – President Emmanuel Macron offered France’s support for the Lebanese people on Thursday on a visit to Beirut following a huge warehouse blast, but said crisis-his Lebanon would ‘continue to sink’ unless its leaders carry out reforms. Macron was the first foreign leader to visit the Lebanese capital since the explosion on Tuesday that … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | In Beirut, Macron Says Lebanese Leaders Need To Hear ‘Home Truths’

LIFESTYLE | Saudi Arabia’s Maraya Hall In Historic AlUla Wins Major Architecture Prize

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Maraya, a concert and entertainment venue in AlUla, northwest Saudi Arabia, has won one of the world’s biggest architecture awards. The Architizer A+ Awards – hosted by New York – based community Architizer.com, a 7-million – plus online group of leading architects –consists of five peer-judged finalists, with one jury … Continue reading LIFESTYLE | Saudi Arabia’s Maraya Hall In Historic AlUla Wins Major Architecture Prize

BUSINESS | Riyadh Travel Fair Faces Second Delay Amid Coronavirus

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia’s largest tourism display, the Riyadh Travel Fair 2020, has been postponed for a second time because of safety fears over the coronavirus pandemic. Initially scheduled for March, the annual event was first shifted to September, but is now planned for March 15-18, 2021. The latest postponement was made … Continue reading BUSINESS | Riyadh Travel Fair Faces Second Delay Amid Coronavirus

BREAKING NEWS | Arab Coalition Intercept Houthi Drone Targeting Saudi Arabia

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Saudi-backed Arab coalition forces intercepted a Houthi drone targeting the Kingdom, state news agency SPA reported on Thursday. Coalition forces intercepted a Houthi drone heading towards Saudi Arabia, coalition’s spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said. The militia continue to violate the Stockholm agreement and the ceasefire in Hodeidah, Al-Maliki added. … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Arab Coalition Intercept Houthi Drone Targeting Saudi Arabia

BUSINESS | Adidas Predicts Profit Rebound After Pandemic Hit

MILAN| ITALY – German sportswear firm Adidas said on Thursday it expects a rebound in profits in the third quarter after it plunged to a big loss in the second quarter which the majority of its stores were closed due to coronavirus lockdowns. Adidas reported a second-quarter operating loss of 333 million euros ($395.60), worse … Continue reading BUSINESS | Adidas Predicts Profit Rebound After Pandemic Hit

TIMELESS | Blancpain Debuts Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe With Blue Dial And Sedan Gold

Since its unveiling in the late 1950s, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe was designed as a gentleman’s drive watch in a size that that can be worn every day. In many ways this timepiece was well ahead of its time and is certainly suited to the current trend of sports watches that can be worn … Continue reading TIMELESS | Blancpain Debuts Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe With Blue Dial And Sedan Gold

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