What We Are Reading Today: The Power to Destroy: How the Antitax Movement Hijacked America News

Mobile gaming ‘to drive esports in Saudi Arabia,’ says Senior VP of Global Marketing at ESL FACEIT DUBAI: With its recently announced Qiddiya City, a sprawling gaming and esports district, as well as the Esports World Cup set to take place in Riyadh this summer, Saudi Arabia has further solidified the Kingdom’s intention to become … 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

Review: The power of nostalgia only goes so far in ‘Double Dragon’ News

LONDON: “Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of The Dragons” is the latest incarnation of a game that originally was found in the arcade malls of Japan and the US back in the 1980s. The popularity of the two-player beat em’ up saw it spawn several versions on home gaming machines, an animated TV series, comic books … Read more

Historic storm sends debris through LA’s Hollywood Hills, leaves 1.1 million without power News

LOS ANGELES: A storm of historic proportions dumped a record amount of rain over parts of Los Angeles on Monday, sending mud and boulders down hillsides dotted with multimillion-dollar homes while people living in homeless encampments in many parts of the city scrambled for safety. More than one million people statewide were without power. The … Read more

Economic manifestos: Pakistani political parties head to polls with focus on inflation, power bills, climate change News

KARACHI: As Pakistan prepares to go to national elections in less than a week, prominent political parties have issued their manifestos glazed with ambitious blueprints of an economic turnaround, promising to address historic inflation, reduce power tariffs, and initiate reforms in energy and agriculture sectors. Pakistan, a country of over 241 million people, is grappling … Read more

Perera, Fletcher power MI Emirates to top of ILT20 table after dominant win over Sharjah Warriors News

LONDON: MI Emirates romped home to victory over the Sharjah Warriors in the International League T20 on Friday night with a 106-run win. The victory puts the Abu Dhabi franchise atop the ILT20 table after four matches, having won three of them, and gives them a massive net-run-rate boost. Two strong batting performances from Kusal … Read more

Attack on Iraqi Kurdish gas field leads to major power cuts News

UNITED NATIONS: The volume of commercial traffic passing through the Suez Canal has fallen more than 40 percent in the last two months after attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels, according to the United Nations, raising concerns for global trade. The Iran-backed Houthis say they are targeting what they consider Israeli-linked commercial and military shipping in … Read more

New Egypt-Jordan submarine cable to power AI and data centers demands News

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Commerce Minister Majid Al-Qasabi inaugurated the Customer Experience Forum in Riyadh on Wednesday. The specialized event was launched under the slogan “We Are Here” and aims to ensure customer or client satisfaction in the public and private sectors in the Kingdom. Al-Qasabi described customer satisfaction a “core business” for government entities and … Read more

Turkish strikes deprive hundreds of Syria villages of power News

100 days of fighting on southern Lebanese front: devastation, displacement and violations BEIRUT: Fighting in southern Lebanon between the Israeli army and Hezbollah entered its 100th day on Monday with no prospect of an end in sight any time soon. Despite diplomatic efforts in recent weeks, Lebanese officials unanimously stated that halting the hostilities on … Read more

What We Are Reading Today: ‘The Power of Your Subconscious Mind’ News

‘Where the Wind Calls Home’: An intimate novel by gifted writer Samar Yazbek  CHICAGO: Set for publication in February, a 19-year-old Syrian soldier named Ali is laying under a tree, teetering between life and death, and recalling memories in “Where the Wind Calls Home” by gifted novelist and journalist Samar Yazbek. Ali sees a body … Read more