Saudi Arabia signs international coffee agreement News

RIYADH: A leading French senator has lauded the strength of relations between Saudi Arabia and France. During a visit to Arab News’ headquarters in Riyadh on Tuesday to discuss cooperation, Vision 2030, and female empowerment in the Kingdom, Nathalie Goulet described bilateral links as currently being at their best. A member of the Senate of … Read more

First film announced as Saudi Arabia launches Big Time Investment to fund Arab productions  News

DUBAI: Egyptian actress Mona Zaki is set to star in a film portraying the life of legendary singer Umm Kulthum, which is the first film in a slate of productions as Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority announced the launch of a film fund named Big Time Investment, aimed at fostering the production of Arabic cinema. … Read more

Deputy minister meets Pakistan’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia News

JEDDAH: The Artisan’s Lane at Al-Balad is a museum of Saudi arts and crafts that has been instrumental in promoting local craftspeople involved in traditional textiles, pottery and woodwork. Organized by Zawiya 97, the initiative not only preserves ancient crafts by international and local artisans, but also provides a platform for visitors to engage in … Read more

Saudi Sports for All Federation, ASICS Arabia sign partnership News

LONDON: The Saudi Sports for All Federation announced on Sunday that it had signed a partnership with the Middle East arm of Japanese sportswear brand ASICS. Saleh Al-Husseini, the SFA’s managing director, and Seiji Hori, ASICS Arabia general manager, signed the agreement at a ceremony in Riyadh. Under the terms of the agreement, ASICS Arabia … Read more

Culture Ministry hosts Foundation Day celebrations across Saudi Arabia News

RIYADH: As the sun descended on Riyadh, the night became the star of the show at the Saudi Arabian Museum of Contemporary Art’s latest exhibition “In the Night.” The showcase is an ode to the mysteries, possibilities, and intricate dimensions of darkness and the contemporary art practices surrounding different phases of the night. Curated by … Read more

Acciona-Sainz XE Team quickest out of the blocks as Extreme E Season 4 starts in Saudi Arabia News

HAIL: Saudi Arabia’s top rally driver Yazeed Al-Rajhi has become a seven-time Hail International Rally winner, clinching his latest title on Saturday by a margin of just 38 seconds in his Toyota Hilux. An outstanding performance saw Al-Rajhi and his co-driver Timo Gottschalk win the fifth Saudi Baja, now known as the Hail Toyota International … Read more

We want to deliver world-class events to Saudi Arabia and inspire local talent: SRJ Sports Investments CEO News

DUBAI: Saudi sporting history will be made on Feb. 24 when Riyadh hosts the country’s first mixed martial arts event, the “PFL Champions v Bellator Champions” at Kingdom Arena. Having bought the rights for Bellator at the end last year, the Professional Fighters League is set for strong expansion in the region over the coming … Read more

Saudi Arabia, UK’s Science Museum Group to launch joint program News

RIYADH: Ten agreements were signed during the International Saudi Coffee Exhibition 2024, which was held in Jazan at Prince Sultan Cultural Center from Feb. 14-15, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday. The agreements focused on promoting the culture of Saudi coffee production, providing investment opportunities and leveraging empowerment opportunities. The event witnessed the participation … Read more

Mobile gaming ‘to drive esports in Saudi Arabia,’ says Senior VP of Global Marketing at ESL FACEIT News

Acclaimed Saudi conceptual artist Maha Malluh talks critical thinking, preserving the past and passion project DUBAI: As Saudi artist Maha Malluh tells it, she didn’t choose art as a career path. It chose her.   Malluh was born in the coastal city of Jeddah in 1959 to a family who nurtured her artistic tendencies. “I grew … Read more

Saudi Arabia, Georgia sign deals to boost economic cooperation News

RIYADH: Utility firm ACWA Power, backed by Public Investment Fund, is a step closer to building solar energy plants worth $3.4 billion across Saudi Arabia after securing finance from a bank consortium. The company, which owns a 50.1 percent stake in each of the three projects, secured a SR8.6 billion ($2.3 billon) credit facility from … Read more