Update King Salman tells UN Saudi Arabia supports global effort to block Iranian nuclear ambitions

King Salman tells UN Saudi Arabia supports global effort to block Iranian nuclear ambitions

  • But the ruler said that he hopes initial talks between the Kingdom and Tehran will lead to confidence-building measures
  • In his speech to the UN General Assembly, he also highlighted his country’s efforts to tackle the pandemic, extremism and climate change
By Arab News ·

Saudi king and crown prince receive National Day cables from Gulf leaders

Saudi king and crown prince receive National Day cables from Gulf leaders

  • The Kingdom will mark its 91st National Day on Thursday
By Arab News ·

British author Robert Lacey likened Diriyah to “a sand-blown Pompeii,” describing it as “an enduring reminder of the frontiers of the possible.” (Supplied)

Diriyah: A fragile but ‘enduring reminder of the frontiers of the possible’

By Ephrem Kossaify ·

As Group CEO of the Diriyah Gate Authority, Jerry Inzerillo is in charge of a $50.6 billion project to transform the historic site of the Kingdom’s foundation into a global tourism attraction. (Supplied)

Born in Brooklyn, but his heart is in Diriyah

By Frank Kane ·

A photograph of the army of Abdulaziz on the march, photographed by British envoy Captain Shakespeare near Thaj in March 1911. (Photo by W.H.I. Shakespeare /Royal Geographical Society via Getty Images)

The story of all the king’s men

By Jonathan Gornall ·

Growing demands for compulsory pre-marital addiction testing in Saudi Arabia

Growing demands for compulsory pre-marital addiction testing in Saudi Arabia

  • It is necessary in building healthy society and will significantly impact divorce, domestic violence rates, says expert
By Ruba Obaid ·

Countries ‘abandoning thousands of Syrian children in desert limbo’

Countries ‘abandoning thousands of Syrian children in desert limbo’

  • Charity says 62 children died of various causes in northeastern Syria camp this year
By AFP ·

4 Tunisian parties say president has lost his legitimacy

4 Tunisian parties say president has lost his legitimacy

By Reuters - AP - AFP ·

Maria-Francesca Spatolisano officer-in-charge, office of the UN Secretary-General’s envoy on technology. (Supplied)

UN looking for ways to reduce global digital divide

  • Inability for all to work and study online will result in further marginalization of the most vulnerable sections of the population
  • Digital Cooperation Organization is working towards achieving ‘digital prosperity for all’ and was welcomed by the UN on Thursday
By Arab News ·

Camera maker Canon reveals 30% Saudi women employees target by 2023

Camera maker Canon reveals 30% Saudi women employees target by 2023

  • It has launched a “Women in Sales” internship program to further support the 2023 target
By Arab News ·

Update China preparing for Evergrande's downfall: WSJ

China preparing for Evergrande's downfall: WSJ

By Reuters ·

Economist magazine calls for Georgieva to quit IMF over World Bank data scandal

Economist magazine calls for Georgieva to quit IMF over World Bank data scandal

  • "The head of the IMF must hold the ring while two of its biggest shareholders, America and China, confront each other in a new era of geopolitical rivalry," the Economist said
  • Critics of multilateralism are already citing the findings as evidence that international bodies cannot stand up to China
By Reuters ·

Economist magazine calls for Georgieva to quit IMF over World Bank data scandal

Economist magazine calls for Georgieva to quit IMF over World Bank data scandal

  • "The head of the IMF must hold the ring while two of its biggest shareholders, America and China, confront each other in a new era of geopolitical rivalry," the Economist said
  • Critics of multilateralism are already citing the findings as evidence that international bodies cannot stand up to China
By Reuters ·