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

Saudi media minister presents new media strategy, designates 2024 ‘Year of Media Transformation News

LONDON: US-based pro-Israeli group SKDK has been targeting Washington Post’s foreign correspondent Louisa Loveluck over her coverage of the Gaza conflict, news outlet Semafor reported on Sunday. SKDK, a Washington DC public relations firm with close ties to the White House, is managing the communications of the 10/7 Project, an initiative established last year to … 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

Saudi Arabia’s Film AlUla to add music studio to production lot News

LONDON: Designers from the Middle East dressed A-list stars on the red carpet at the 77th British Academy Film Awards on Sunday, with looks by Ashi Studio, Elie Saab and Tony Ward spotted at the event. Molly Sims showed off a black-and-white gown by Tony Ward. (Getty Images) US model and actress Molly Sims showed off a … 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 tourism minister discusses benefit of unified tourist visa for GCC nations at Qatar meeting News

RIYADH: Innovation is a priority for HSBC Saudi Arabia as it aims to enhance its offerings, according to the bank’s CEO. Faris Al-Ghannam, CEO and board member of HSBC Saudi Arabia, provided a comprehensive overview of the financial institution’s prospective plans, along with the Kingdom’s economic landscape and the investment opportunities it presents.  In an … Read more

Saudi wildlife center, ocean regeneration initiative deal aims to protect marine, coastal environment News

Riyadh: French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin undertook an official visit to Saudi Arabia from Feb. 14 to 16, following an invitation from his Saudi counterpart, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif. The two ministers addressed matters concerning the enhancement of security cooperation between Saudi Arabia and France. During his visit to Riyadh, Darmanin met several … Read more

Saudi Arabia’s economic growth is set to continue to lure investors: J.P. Morgan official  News

RIYADH: Proceeds from initial public offerings in Saudi Arabia should be reinvested in growth opportunities, according to the CEO of ANB Capital.  Speaking during a panel discussion on the first day of the Saudi Capital Market Forum, Khalid Al-Ghamdi explained how this would help propel the national economy and aid the Kingdom in achieving its … Read more

Saudi authorities thwart Qat smugglers in Jazan News

JEDDAH: In a remarkable fusion of tradition and modernity, Banat Al-Balad, a fashion collection by Saudi designer Makram Marzuki showcased at Zainal House in Jeddah’s historic district Al-Balad on Saturday, pays homage to the rich cultural heritage of Jeddah. Marzuki, originating from Jeddah, selected his hometown as the muse for this unique collection, aiming to … Read more

Saudi fighter looking to deliver excitement, glory for fans at PFL versus Bellator in Riyadh News

JEDDAH: The Acciona-Sainz XE Team on Sunday recorded their first win of the Extreme E season in round 2 of the Desert X Prix in Jeddah. Fraser McConnell and Laia Sanz brought home the victory for the Spanish outfit, holding off Andretti Altawkilat’s Timmy Hansen and Catie Munnings who enjoyed a welcome return to form. … Read more