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Russia and Saudi Arabia Prepare For Joint Manned Space Mission – Statement

Russia is training cosmonauts from Saudi Arabia as both countries are preparing for a joint manned space mission, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak was quated as saying in a government statement on Tuesday. Russia and Saudi Arabia are both major oil exporters. Cooperation in the energy market as part of oil output deals has … More Russia and Saudi Arabia Prepare For Joint Manned Space Mission – Statement

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Saudi Arabia’s First Batch Of Women Soldiers Graduate

Saudi Arabia’s first batch of women soldiers have graduated from the Armed Forces Women’s Cadre Training Center Wednesday after completing their course, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA). The Kingdom’s Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant – General Fayyad al – Ruwaili sponsored the graduation ceremony, according to SPA. The Armed Forces Women’s Cadre Training … More Saudi Arabia’s First Batch Of Women Soldiers Graduate

Saudi Arabia’s Cabinet Calls Houthi Attempted Attack On Abha Airport ‘A War Crime’

Riyadh / Saudi Arabia – – Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers, chaired by King Salman bin Abdulaziz, condemned on Tuesday the Houthi Attempted Attack on Abha Airport, saying it constituted as was a crime, the Saudi Pres Agency (SPA) reported. The cabinet considered the Houthi two attempts to attack Abha International Airport ‘in a systematic … More Saudi Arabia’s Cabinet Calls Houthi Attempted Attack On Abha Airport ‘A War Crime’

WORLD NEWS

U.S. Defense Secretary Thanks GCC Countries For Their Role In Afghanistan Evacuation

Milan / Italy – – The U.S. Secretary of Defense Loyd J. Austin III on Tuesday thanked members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries for their roles in Afghanistan evacuation efforts, according to press releases In a phone call with United Arab Emirates ‘ Sheikh Mohammed bin  Zayed (Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi), Secretary … More U.S. Defense Secretary Thanks GCC Countries For Their Role In Afghanistan Evacuation

E.U. Imposes COVID – 19 Travel Ban On ‘Non – Essential’ Travel From U.S., Lebanon, And Israel

Paris / France – The European Union on Monday removed five countries including the US, Lebanon, and Israel from its list of countries exempted from restrictions on non-essential travel during the coronavirus pandemic  Schengen Visa Info said that the removal from the list means that the Member States are advised to reimpose the entry ban … More E.U. Imposes COVID – 19 Travel Ban On ‘Non – Essential’ Travel From U.S., Lebanon, And Israel

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Oman Says Only Vaccinated Travelers To Be Allowed In

Milan / Italy – – Oman said on Monday only vaccinated people will be allowed to travel to the sultanate in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Omani state news agency said the decision would be applies to all countries without exception.

Saudi Arabia Will Not Mark Unvaccinated Students Absent In First Two Weeks Of School

Riyadh / Saudi Arabia – – Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Education said university students and school students over the age 12 will not be considered absent in the first two weeks of school if they have not yet received both COVID-19 vaccine doses, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported Sunday. Last week, the Ministry … More Saudi Arabia Will Not Mark Unvaccinated Students Absent In First Two Weeks Of School

BUSINESS

Abu Dhabi Wealth Fund To Focus On Tech, Climate Chance After COVID – 19

Abu Dhabi / UAE – – Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), the United Arab Emirates’ biggest  sovereign wealth fund, sees technology and climate change as key investment areas for its post – COVID – 10 strategy, it said its 2020 annual review. ADIA, which manages capital on behalf of the oil – rich Abu Dhabi … More Abu Dhabi Wealth Fund To Focus On Tech, Climate Chance After COVID – 19

ECONOMY | Saudi Sovereign Wealth Fund Hires New Corporate Finance Head, Makes Other Changes

RIYADH – – Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has hired Fahad al – Saif, the chief executive of the finance  ministry’s debt management centre, as its new corporate finance head. He replaces Alireza Zaimi, who will become a special advisor to the fund’s  governor Yasir al – Rumayyan, the Public Investment FUND (PIF) said in … More ECONOMY | Saudi Sovereign Wealth Fund Hires New Corporate Finance Head, Makes Other Changes

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

NEWS ALERT | Kuwait’s Emir Congratulates Saudi Arabia On Success of the G20 Summit.

Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has congratulated Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on the success of G20 Leader’ Summit presided over by Saudi Arabia. Sheikh commended the summit’s distinguished organization that contributed to reaching constructive decision and fruitful recommendations, especially with regard to strengthening international cooperation to confront the coronavirus … More NEWS ALERT | Kuwait’s Emir Congratulates Saudi Arabia On Success of the G20 Summit.

ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT

Saudi Culture Ministry Issues 149 More Scholarships

Saudi Arabia’s Culture Ministry on Tuesday said it issed 149 additional scholarship, which will provide specialized learning opportunities for Saudi male and female students at prominent international institutions. It is part of the ministry’s cultural scholarship program. Female students dominate the new batch of scholarships at 74 percent. The ministry said so far 50 percent … More Saudi Culture Ministry Issues 149 More Scholarships

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

Saudi Arabia’s MDLBEAST Announces Lineup For 2021 SOUNDSTORM Festival

Riyadh / Saudi Arabia – – Saudi Arabia’s MDLBEAST has unveiled the official lineup for its 2021 SOUNDSTROM festival, a record – setting event that launched as MDLBEAST Festival in December. Being staged in Riyadh from Dec.16 to 19, SOUNDSTORM will feature musicians from around the world with more than 150 superstar and international dance … More Saudi Arabia’s MDLBEAST Announces Lineup For 2021 SOUNDSTORM Festival

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

Saudi Arabia’s Inaugural Red Sea International Film Festival Unveils New Dates

Saudi Arabia’s inaugural Red Sea International Film Festival has confirmed it will take place in November in Jeddah after it was postponed last March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to organizers. ‘The 1st edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival will take place from the 11th to the 20th of November 2021 in … More Saudi Arabia’s Inaugural Red Sea International Film Festival Unveils New Dates

No Zoom, No Sweatshirts As 93rd Oscars Producers Plan For Live, In – Person Event

With nominations set and just over a month until showtime, details are tricking out about the 93rd Oscars and neither sweatshirts not zoom made the cut. ‘Our plan is that this year’s Oscar will look like a movie, not a television show’, said show producers Jess Collins, Stacy Sher and Steven Soderbergh in a statement on … More No Zoom, No Sweatshirts As 93rd Oscars Producers Plan For Live, In – Person Event

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 … More CELEBRITY | Oprah Winfrey Launching New Show On Apple TV+

LIFESTYLE

BUSINESS | Parisian Fragrance House Ex Nihilo Cuts Ribbon On Its First Saudi Boutique

JEDDAH | SAUDI ARABIA – Parisian fragrance maison Ex Nihlio has cut the ribbon on its first flagship in Saudi Arabia. The new perfumery is situated in Jeddah’s Nojoud Center, alongside other brands like Lacoste and Femi9. The new store evokes the brand’s French flagship with its iconic cobalt blue interior, marble floors, Art Deco … More BUSINESS | Parisian Fragrance House Ex Nihilo Cuts Ribbon On Its First Saudi Boutique

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

ROYALS | Saudi Crown Prince Sparks Twitter Fashion Frenzy Over Luxury Jacket

RIYADH – – Twitter users are clearly feeling the cold. A cohort of fashion lovers on the social media platform have gone wild over gilet worn by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman while chairing Sunday’s board meeting of the public Investment Fund. The prince showed off a $6.551 casual sleeves vest by U.K. luxury … More ROYALS | Saudi Crown Prince Sparks Twitter Fashion Frenzy Over Luxury Jacket

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

Saudi Arabia Re – Allows Entry From And Travel To UAE, Argentina And South Africa

Paris / France – – Saudi Arabia has lifted a COVID – 19 travel ban will allow the resumption of travel between the Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, Argentina, and South Africa starting from September 8, the Ministry Of Interior announced on Tuesday. The ministry added that based on continuous monitoring of the epidemiological … More Saudi Arabia Re – Allows Entry From And Travel To UAE, Argentina And South Africa