Unemployment among Saudis falls to all-time low of 8%

Unemployment among Saudis falls to all-time low of 8%

  • Workforce participation among female citizens on the rise
  • Latest data showed 94.1 percent of unemployed Saudis would accept jobs in private sector
By Arab News ·

Saudi Arabia, Miami offering development blueprint for rest of the world: FII Priority panel

Saudi Arabia, Miami offering development blueprint for rest of the world: FII Priority panel

  • FII Chairman and Saudi Public Investment Fund Gov. Yasir Al-Rumayyan joined Miami Mayor Francis Suarez to discuss how humanity can get through the challenges of a post-COVID world
  • Al-Rumayyan said progress could be achieved anywhere in the world by running full diagnostic of economy and society
By DANIEL FOUNTAIN ·

Lebanon scraps controversial airport expansion: minister

Lebanon scraps controversial airport expansion: minister

  • Some had questioned how a caretaker government with limited powers could announce major infrastructure project
  • Civil society organizations and lawmakers noted the absence of tender process
By AFP ·

Qur’an recitation contest draws melodious voices from across the world

Qur’an recitation contest draws melodious voices from across the world

  • Syrian contestant seeks solace in holy book after earthquake tragedy
  • Otr Elkalam is biggest and richest competition of its kind in the world
By Rashid Hassan ·

Special Economic, political reforms and preventing violence high on US envoy’s agenda in Mideast trip

Economic, political reforms and preventing violence high on US envoy’s agenda in Mideast trip

  • Barbara Leaf, US assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs, visited Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia and Libya between March 15 and 25
  • The issues she discussed with officials included escalating tensions in the West Bank, economic reforms in Lebanon and Tunisia, and elections in Libya
By ALI YOUNES ·

Gwyneth Paltrow’s ski collision trial ends, jury deliberates

Gwyneth Paltrow’s ski collision trial ends, jury deliberates

  • Attorneys for Paltrow and the 76-year-old man suing her have framed their clients as aggrieved victims in a yearslong legal battle
  • Paltrow has countersued for a symbolic $1 and attorney fees
By AP ·

US-China divide may be defining issue of our time, CEO says

US-China divide may be defining issue of our time, CEO says

  • Chip Kaye of Warburg Pincus tells Miami conference that geopolitical frictions yet to stabilize, warns of ‘sticky’ inflation
  • Others say shift can offer opportunities for countries like Saudi Arabia 
By Arab News ·

Tweeters, and celebs, await ‘blue tick’ ultimatum

Tweeters, and celebs, await ‘blue tick’ ultimatum

  • Opening the blue tick to paying subscribers -- in a program called Twitter Blue -- was among decisions made by Musk when he took ownership of Twitter last year
  • It remains to be seen how many Twitter users will pay for a stamp of authenticity that had long been free
By AFP ·

Tweeters, and celebs, await ‘blue tick’ ultimatum

Tweeters, and celebs, await ‘blue tick’ ultimatum

  • Opening the blue tick to paying subscribers -- in a program called Twitter Blue -- was among decisions made by Musk when he took ownership of Twitter last year
  • It remains to be seen how many Twitter users will pay for a stamp of authenticity that had long been free
By AFP ·