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BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince, Japan’s Defense Minister Discuss Security Of Marine Traffic: SPA

RIYAD | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, who also holds the title of defense minister, discussed with Japan’s defense minister cooperation in defense fields and security of marine traffic, Saudi State News Agency, SPA, reported on Tuesday. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Minister Taro Kono discussed, in a phone call, regional security … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince, Japan’s Defense Minister Discuss Security Of Marine Traffic: SPA


NEWS

WORLD NEWS | Melania Trump Taking Rose Garden Turin To Pitch Her Husband

WASHINGTON – When Melania Trump addresses the Republican Convention from the White House, it will be the most that many Americans have seen of their first lady since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic that has come to define her husband’s administration. Out of the public view for much of the year, Mrs. Trump will … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Melania Trump Taking Rose Garden Turin To Pitch Her Husband

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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

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

CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince, Iraqi PM Discuss OPEC+ Oil Cut Pact: SPA

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhini discussed efforts taken to stabilize and rebalance global oil markets in a telephone call, Saudi state news agency SPA reported late on Wednesday. The two leaders ‘stressed the importance of compliance, by all participants, to the OPEC+ … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince, Iraqi PM Discuss OPEC+ Oil Cut Pact: SPA

CORONAVIRUS NEWS | Australia To Receive First Batch Of AstraZenca COVID-19 Vaccine In January 2021 – PM To Say

SYDNEY – Australia will receive the first doses of an AstraZenca and Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine in January 2021 if trials prove successful, after Canberra agreed a deal to purchase a second potential vaccine, Prime Minister Scott Morris will say on Monday. Australia said in August it had signed a preliminary agreement with AstraZenca foe … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS NEWS | Australia To Receive First Batch Of AstraZenca COVID-19 Vaccine In January 2021 – PM To Say

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | Second Wave Of Coronavirus Could Hit France In November: Government Advisor

PARIS | FRANCE – A second wave of the coronavirus pandemic could hit France in November, a government advisor told local media on Wednesday, as the city of Marseille tightened restrictions to fight the outbreak. Authorities in Marseille said late on Tuesday that bars and restaurants would have shorter opening times, and they also broadened … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | Second Wave Of Coronavirus Could Hit France In November: Government Advisor

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BUSINESS

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

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

BUSINESS | Saudi: 500 Licenses for Foreign Investments Granted in H1

RIYADH  – The Saudi Ministry of Investment said it has issued more than 500 licenses for foreign investments during the first half of 2020, despite the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ministry granted 506 licenses during the first half of the year, registering a 20 percent growth in foreign investment in the first quarter, … Continue reading BUSINESS | Saudi: 500 Licenses for Foreign Investments Granted in H1

BUSINESS | Israel And UAE Agree To Cooperate On Financial Services: Israeli Statement

MILAN | ITALY – Israel and the United Arab Emirates agreed on Tuesday to set up a joint committee on financial services cooperation with the aim of promoting investment between the two countries, an Israeli statement said. Israeli and UAE officials meeting in Abu Dhabi signed the understanding, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in … Continue reading BUSINESS | Israel And UAE Agree To Cooperate On Financial Services: Israeli Statement

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ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT

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

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 | Queen Elizabeth Is Turning Her Sandringham Estate Into Drive – In Movie Theater

LONDON – The coronavirus pandemic shuttered movie theaters around the world earlier this year, and while some have reopened in various locations, Queen Elizabeth’s estate is stepping in to provide quite the unique experience for those looking to catch a flick. The Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England, where the monarch retreats during the winter, will … Continue reading ROYALS | Queen Elizabeth Is Turning Her Sandringham Estate Into Drive – In Movie Theater

ARTS & CULTURE | Saudi Film Festival Announces Jury Members

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The organizing committee of the Saudi Film Festival on Tuesday announced the name of the jury for competitions in the upcoming festival. The festival, organized by Ithra in collaboration with the Film Authority of the Saudi Culture Ministry, will be held virtually from Sept.1-6 and broadcast online. Interviews with filmmakers … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE | Saudi Film Festival Announces Jury Members

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LIFESTYLE

FASHION | ‘We Must Go On’, Says Lebanese Designer Elie Saab After Blast

It felt like an eternity rather than just a few minutes as haute couture fashion designer Elie Saab scrambled to make sure his 200 staff members, including his son, were safe when this month’s massive explosion shook Beirut. Like many Lebanese on Aug.4 when chemicals at the port detoned, the 56-year-old felt the blast was … Continue reading FASHION | ‘We Must Go On’, Says Lebanese Designer Elie Saab After Blast

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | WHO Chief Hopes Coronavirus Pandemic Will Last Less Than Two Years

GENEVA – The World Health Organization hopes the coronavirus pandemic will be shorter than the 1918 Spanish flu and last less than two years, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday, if the world unites and succeeds in finding a vaccine. The WHO has always been cautious about giving estimates on how quickly the … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | WHO Chief Hopes Coronavirus Pandemic Will Last Less Than Two Years

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

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