Saudi leaders, Chinese President Xi sign several deals in Riyadh

Saudi leaders, Chinese President Xi sign several deals in Riyadh

  • King Salman and Xi signed a comprehensive strategic partnership agreement.
  • Crown Prince Mohammed and Xi witnessed the signing of several memoranda of understanding
By Arab News ·

Saudi crown prince, UAE president led mediation in US basketball star Griner, Russia’s Viktor Bout prisoner swap

Saudi crown prince, UAE president led mediation in US basketball star Griner, Russia’s Viktor Bout prisoner swap

  • Brittney Griner arrived in Abu Dhabi by private plane from Moscow after her release by Russian authorities
  • Bout came on another private plane from Washington after being released by US authorities
By Arab News ·

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu moves closer to coalition deal

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu moves closer to coalition deal

  • Deal announced overnight promises the Shas party five ministerial jobs in Netanyahu’s incoming government
By AFP ·

Saudi Arabia to host next anti-Daesh coalition meeting in 2023

Saudi Arabia to host next anti-Daesh coalition meeting in 2023

  • The international coalition welcomed the Kingdom’s announcement to host the ministerial meeting next year
By Arab News ·

Update Lebanon MPs again fail to fill vacant presidency

Lebanon MPs again fail to fill vacant presidency

  • Ninth session to elect president: Hezbollah opponent Moawad’s votes are equal to ‘blank’ votes
  • Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri reiterates calls for dialogue among MPs to find consensus candidate 
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

Egypt says it is not at risk of bankruptcy

Egypt says it is not at risk of bankruptcy

By Gobran Mohamed ·

US climate envoy hails holding COP28 in UAE

US climate envoy hails holding COP28 in UAE

By Arab News ·

Frustration in Romania and Bulgaria after Schengen rejection

Frustration in Romania and Bulgaria after Schengen rejection

  • Now some observers warn that both countries face a rising tide of euroscepticism as they remain outside the coveted zone
  • At Giurgiu, on the Romanian-Bulgarian border, a queue of trucks several kilometres begins forming from dawn
By AFP ·

Special Strength in numbers: Saudi Arabia and China seal 35 deals worth $30 billion during Xi Jinping’s visit

Strength in numbers: Saudi Arabia and China seal 35 deals worth $30 billion during Xi Jinping’s visit

  • Agreements range from green energy, technology, and logistics, to construction and manufacturing
  • Major ones include an alignment plan between the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and China’s Belt and Road Initiative
By Lama Alhamawi ·

Hia celebrates 30 years of inspiring Arab women with revamp

Hia celebrates 30 years of inspiring Arab women with revamp

  • The Arabic magazine said the rebranding is the latest milestone for a publication that has championed the role of women and helped to redefine luxury lifestyle in the region
  • The redesign coincides with the second Hia Hub, described as the largest fashion and style conference in the Middle East, which began in Riyadh on Dec. 8 and continues until Dec. 10
By Arab News ·

Hia celebrates 30 years of inspiring Arab women with revamp

Hia celebrates 30 years of inspiring Arab women with revamp

  • The Arabic magazine said the rebranding is the latest milestone for a publication that has championed the role of women and helped to redefine luxury lifestyle in the region
  • The redesign coincides with the second Hia Hub, described as the largest fashion and style conference in the Middle East, which began in Riyadh on Dec. 8 and continues until Dec. 10
By Arab News ·

Special Misk Art Week kicks off with Kingdom’s first-ever life painting classes

Misk Art Week kicks off with Kingdom’s first-ever life painting classes

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  • Huthaifa Hejazi was invited by Misk Art Institute to supervise a group of aspiring Saudi and foreign artists focused on life drawing
  • Huthaifa Hejazi: It is a big step for us to host live painting and drawing here, and I am trying to do everything I can to support the community
By Rebecca Anne Proctor ·
World Cup braces for quarter-finals as Spain sack coach

World Cup braces for quarter-finals as Spain sack coach

  • A blockbuster set of quarter-finals gets under way on Friday when five-time champions Brazil face 2018 runners-up Croatia
  • On Saturday, Morocco will carry the flag for African football in their quarter-final clash with Portugal
By AFP ·