King Salman, President Xi Jinping shaking hands during a signing ceremony in Beijing in March 2017. (AFP file photo)

President Xi’s 3-day visit aims to boost Saudi-Chinese diplomatic, trade ties

  • More than 20 initial agreements, worth more than $29 billion, will be signed
By Rashid Hassan ·

Special How China’s Xi Jinping became the embodiment of a new, multipolar world

How China’s Xi Jinping became the embodiment of a new, multipolar world

  • Xi Jinping’s rule likely to prove transformative as China eyes title of world’s pre-eminent economic power
  • Since taking power in 2013, Xi has pursued what he has called a “great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation” 
By Arab News ·

Five protesters sentenced to death by Iran regime

Five protesters sentenced to death by Iran regime

  • 1,200 students ‘poisoned’ on eve of demo
By Arab News ·

Special What makes China a potentially large source of foreign visitors to Saudi Arabia 

What makes China a potentially large source of foreign visitors to Saudi Arabia 

  • Research by the China Outbound Tourism Research Institute indicates a “strong wave” in travel in 2023
  • Within 10 days of Saudi e-visa launch, 4,000 foreign visitors entered the country, with China topping the list
By Arab News ·

A tourist is seen jet skiing at Porto Marina in Alexandria, Egypt. (REUTERS)

Usufruct rights granted for Egypt’s natural reserves to boost ecotourism

  • Highlighting “full transparency through the information and data that is published,” Fouad also talked about the government’s nationwide afforestation program, which will see the number of trees reach 2 million next year
By Gobran Mohammed ·

Trump Organization convicted of tax fraud in New York

Trump Organization convicted of tax fraud in New York

  • Trump and his three eldest children face a trial late next year in a civil lawsuit by New York’s attorney general that accuses them of misstating the value of properties to enrich themselves
By AFP ·

Ramsey Tesdell. (Twitter @ramseygeorge)

Podcasts: The future of media in the Arab world?

  • As the sector evolves and grows, the introduction of video to podcasting might just be just the push the audio industry needs to propel it to ever-greater heights
  • It is not a question of ‘leaving audio behind,’ said one expert; video is ‘unlocking further potential for the content to reach new realms, creatively, and for more people to access the content’
By Zaira Lakhpatwala ·

Ramsey Tesdell. (Twitter @ramseygeorge)

Podcasts: The future of media in the Arab world?

  • As the sector evolves and grows, the introduction of video to podcasting might just be just the push the audio industry needs to propel it to ever-greater heights
  • It is not a question of ‘leaving audio behind,’ said one expert; video is ‘unlocking further potential for the content to reach new realms, creatively, and for more people to access the content’
By Zaira Lakhpatwala ·

Special Netflix celebrates iconic Arab women filmmakers at RSIFF

Netflix celebrates iconic Arab women filmmakers at RSIFF

  • Netflix hosted a creative space at Red Sea Souk to celebrate the pioneering spirit of four Arab filmmakers, Hana Al-Omair, Hend Sabri, Kaouther Ben Hania and Tima Shomali
  • Hana Al-Omair: I am so happy with the new change that the Saudi film industry is experiencing, especially with more females behind cameras and on-screen, and actresses
By Nada Hameed ·
Moroccans celebrate historic World Cup win against Spain

Moroccans celebrate historic World Cup win against Spain

  • The king of Morocco, Mohammed VI, praised the national team and sent his “heartfelt congratulations”
  • In central Paris, cars started honking almost immediately after Morocco’s surprise win Tuesday
By AP ·