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

Canada minister says study permits to students from India drop due to dispute News

OTTAWA: The number of study permits Canada issued to Indian students fell sharply late last year after India ejected Canadian diplomats who would process the permits and fewer Indian students applied due to a diplomatic dispute over the murder of a Sikh separatist leader in Canada, a top Canadian official told Reuters.

Harvard sued by Jewish students over antisemitism on campus News

DUBAI: Harvard University has been sued by Jewish students who accused it of allowing its campus to become a bastion of rampant antisemitism. In a complaint filed on Wednesday night, six students accused Harvard of selectively enforcing its anti-discrimination policies to avoid protecting Jewish students from harassment, ignoring their pleas for protection, and hiring professors … Read more

Companies with 50 or more employees must provide training for students, says Saudi ministry News

Heidi Green, a psychology student at King Saud University, says coming to Saudi Arabia ‘was the right thing’ JEDDAH: Heidi Green is loving her new life in Saudi Arabia, far away from her American roots. Effortlessly conversing in fluent Arabic, she seems to be adapting quite well in Riyadh. Green has been living in Riyadh … Read more

Saudi Arabia’s gifted students won 610 awards in international scientific competitions in 2023 News

DHAHRAN: The first thing you notice about Dhahran’s Sama Al-Bakr is her lean physique, dimpled smile, focused gaze, and long dark hair, neatly tied by her mother in a variation of a braid, her signature hairstyle. At age 7, Sama is already a tennis pioneer in Saudi Arabia. With a cabinet full of trophies, all … Read more

Over 1,500 students engage in ‘Hour of Code’ event News

RIYADH: The King Salman Science Oasis concluded its participation in the “Hour of Code” event, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday. The event, organized in collaboration with the General Administration of Education in Riyadh and Microsoft Arabia, aims to foster a culture of programming and innovation among students in the Kingdom. The event was inaugurated … Read more

Saudi student’s podcast in UK lauds nation’s scholarship program News

Oil Updates — crude little changed as investors eye Middle East tensions, US rate cut  SINGAPORE: Oil prices were little changed on Tuesday as investors focused on geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and optimism the US Federal Reserve would soon start cutting interest rates, lifting global economic growth and fuel demand.  Brent crude futures … Read more