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 Heroic Morocco make history to reach World Cup quarter-final

Heroic Morocco make history to reach World Cup quarter-final

  • Penalty shootout win over Spain means Atlas Lions are first Arab nation to reach last eight
  • Achraf Hakimi scored the crucial spot kick to light the touch-paper in an already febrile Education City Stadium
By John Duerden ·

Crown Prince announces Sindalah, NEOM’s first luxury island development

Crown Prince announces Sindalah, NEOM’s first luxury island development

  • Sindalah is one of a group of islands that will be developed in the giga-project
By Arab News ·

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 ·

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 ·

’Humanity has become a weapon of mass extinction,’ warns UN chief

’Humanity has become a weapon of mass extinction,’ warns UN chief

  • “As you can also see Canada is a place of free expression, where individuals and communities are free to express themselves openly and strongly, and we thank them for sharing their perspectives,” said Trudeau in response
By AFP ·

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‘Refs for Change’ makes first female referees at men’s World Cup messengers for empowerment

  • As part of the campaign, every time a female World Cup ref blows the whistle, Moroccan nonprofit organization MALI tweets about achievements of women pioneers in male-dominated fields
  • The first women to officiate at a men’s World Cup have a ‘unique opportunity to draw attention to the patriarchal system, to male domination and male violence against women’ the organization said
By Arab News ·

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‘Refs for Change’ makes first female referees at men’s World Cup messengers for empowerment

  • As part of the campaign, every time a female World Cup ref blows the whistle, Moroccan nonprofit organization MALI tweets about achievements of women pioneers in male-dominated fields
  • The first women to officiate at a men’s World Cup have a ‘unique opportunity to draw attention to the patriarchal system, to male domination and male violence against women’ the organization said
By Arab News ·

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 ·
Ramos bags hat-trick as Portugal crush Swiss to reach World Cup quarters

Ramos bags hat-trick as Portugal crush Swiss to reach World Cup quarters

  • Goncalo Ramos, who started instead of Ronaldo, became the youngest player to strike three times in a World Cup knockout match since Pele in 1958
  • Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro and Rafael Leao were also on target for a rampant Portugal, who booked a showdown with Morocco on Saturday
By AFP ·