Ivan Rakitic announces Saudi Pro League arrival in style News

Anticipation abounds ahead of this week’s intriguing full restart of the 2023/2024 Roshn Saudi Pro League. The six-week interlude for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup contained managerial changes, eye-catching player acquisitions and noteworthy exits as competitors strove to finish campaigns on a high. Arab News provides an essential guide for the 16 clubs as they … Read more

Arabian Leopard Fund announces scholarship to help conservationists save endangered big cats News

RIYADH: The Arabian Leopard Fund has announced the launch of a 50-student scholarship program to provide the next generation of conservationists with the skills, knowledge and practical know-how they need to safeguard the future of the critically endangered Arabian leopard.

UK announces sanctions on four ‘extremist settlers’ in West Bank News

LONDON: Britain on Monday announced sanctions on four “extremist Israeli settlers” accused of committing human rights abuses against Palestinians in the West Bank, following a similar move by the United States earlier this month. The curbs follow what the UK called “unprecedented levels of violence by extremist settlers in the West Bank” over the past … Read more

Saudi Arabia announces national plan to stimulate urban policies by 2025 News

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia plans to stimulate urban policies to ensure coordinated services for residents by 2025 as part of its efforts to boost quality of life, says top minister.  Speaking during the opening remarks of the first Global Smart City Forum held in Riyadh, the Kingdom’s Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing Majid … Read more

PIF’s Aseer Investment Co. announces launch of operations in region News

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia led the Middle East and North Africa initial public offerings, with 14 out of 19 listings occurring in the fourth quarter of 2023.   The MENA region witnessed a total of 48 IPOs during 2023, amassing $10.7 billion in proceeds, as detailed in the EY MENA IPO Eye Q4 2023 report.   Notably, five … Read more

National Pavilion of Saudi Arabia announces Biennale Arte 2024 curators News

DUBAI: The National Pavilion of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced the curators for the 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, commissioned by the Visual Arts Commission, one of the Ministry of Culture’s 11 sector-specific commissions. Co-curators Jessica Cerasi, Maya El Khalil and assistant curator Shadin Al-Bulaihed will work with artist Manal Al-Dowayan … Read more

Egypt Ministry of Tourism announces a record-breaking 14.9m tourists in 2023  News

RIYADH: A record-breaking 14.9 million tourists visited Egypt in 2023, marking a 33 percent growth in the country’s share of global tourism compared to 2019, according to Egypt’s Minister of Tourism.  In the recent Senate plenary session, Ahmed Issa highlighted that this accomplishment results from coordinated efforts between the ministry, the private sector, and strategic … Read more

Saudi education commission announces bid to host 2025 ICESCO conference News

Palestinian state the only solution to Middle East unrest, says Saudi ambassador to US DAVOS: Security in the Middle East region depends solely on Palestinians getting their own state, the Saudi ambassador to the US said on Thursday. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos during a Saudi-focused panel discussion, Princess Reema bint Bandar … Read more

Binghatti announces world’s first Mercedes-Benz branded luxury residence in Dubai News

Dyson has unveiled the results of its first Global Connected Air Quality Data project. The project analyzes indoor air quality information collected by more than 2.5 million Dyson Purifiers from 2022 to 2023, landscaping air quality in real homes across the world to a high degree of granularity, breaking down pollution into gas and particle … Read more