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

Power cuts in Syrian capital drive workers, students to cafes News

DAMASCUS: Majida has been working from a central Damascus cafe almost every day for a year, depending on it for reliable electricity and wifi in a country plagued by debilitating power cuts.“Without cafes, I would have been unable to work because of the long blackouts at home,” said the graphic designer, 42, declining to provide … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelensky publishes income, as part of transparency drive News

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made public his income over a two-year period on Sunday as part of a drive to promote transparency and root out endemic corruption. In a post on the presidential website, Zelensky noted that his income had declined in 2021 and further in 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine at the end of … Read more

Qvest-SRMG joint venture to drive media innovation in KSA News

Qvest, a global leader in media-focused practices and services, and SRMG, the largest integrated media group from the MENA region, have agreed to establish a joint venture aimed at enhancing media, production and technology services in Saudi Arabia. The JV encompasses foresight and innovation, change management, cloud adoption, data and analytics, media supply chain technologies … Read more

Saudi Arabia unveils nationalization drive to boost local workforce participation News

CAIRO: Startups in the Middle East enjoyed a year marked by significant funding and opportunities for growth. The region witnessed an unprecedented surge in startup activities in 2023 with young talent, fresh ideas, and new products receiving adequate support in the form of increased investment and partnership offers. Saudi Arabia led the way with fintech … Read more