Update Powerful quake topples homes in Turkiye, Syria; death toll rises

Powerful quake topples homes in Turkiye, Syria; death toll rises

  • The total death toll reached 360 on both sides
  • Buildings collapsed in a swath from Syria’s cities of Aleppo and Hama to Turkey’s Diyarbakir, more than 330 kilometers to the northeast
By Arab News ·

Protesters chant “Political prisoners must be released” during a march in Iran’s southeastern city of Zahedan. (File/AFP)

Iran acknowledges ‘tens of thousands’ detained in protests

  • Reports about the decree offered no explanation for the decision by Khamenei
  • Prisons already had faced overcrowding in the country after years of protests over economic and other matters
By AP ·

Special LEAP conference set to showcase Saudi Arabia’s tech and entrepreneurial ambitions photos

LEAP conference set to showcase Saudi Arabia’s tech and entrepreneurial ambitions

  • Over 100,000 innovators, investors and experts from around the world descending on Riyadh for four-day event 
  • LEAP will be co-located with DeepFest, an AI event organized by Saudi Authority for Data and Artificial Intelligence
By Rebecca Anne Proctor ·

Tech giants from around the world take center-stage at Saudi Arabia’s LEAP conference 

Tech giants from around the world take center-stage at Saudi Arabia’s LEAP conference 

  • Second edition of the event, being held over Feb. 6-9, to have more than 700 leaders in technology and tech investment in attendance
  • LEAP’s inaugural conference broke the record for largest tech event ever held, with this year looking to be even larger
By Lama Alhamawi ·

The initiative aims to encourage up-and-coming designers to highlight the role of design in resolving global issues. (Supplied)

The changing landscape of the Saudi design industry

By Nada Al-Turki ·

Saudi FM meets Omani counterpart in Muscat

Saudi FM meets Omani counterpart in Muscat

By Arab News ·

Update Israeli forces kill several armed militants in raid - army statement

Israeli forces kill several armed militants in raid - army statement

  • The Palestinian health ministry said three people had been wounded
  • Israeli forces have carried out months of raids in the West Bank in the wake of a spate of deadly attacks in Israel last year
By Reuters ·

Special Oracle to invest $1.5bn in Saudi Arabia, plans cloud region in Riyadh 

Oracle to invest $1.5bn in Saudi Arabia, plans cloud region in Riyadh 

  • The Kingdom is a very high priority for Oracle, says top official
By REINA TAKLA  ·

Alicia Kearns. (Wikipedia)

Senior UK MP warns users off Chinese-run TikTok app

  • Kearns said the bigger concern was “data penetration” via Chinese companies, and the way Beijing was using that data to intimidate “those who sought refuge in the UK and around the world”
By AFP ·

Alicia Kearns. (Wikipedia)

Senior UK MP warns users off Chinese-run TikTok app

  • Kearns said the bigger concern was “data penetration” via Chinese companies, and the way Beijing was using that data to intimidate “those who sought refuge in the UK and around the world”
By AFP ·

US actress Megan Fox stuns in Lebanese label at Grammys 2023

US actress Megan Fox stuns in Lebanese label at Grammys 2023

  • Beyonce broke the record for the most Grammy wins of any artist, scoring her 32nd prize ever
By Arab News ·
Golf Saudi CEO Noah Alireza hands Abraham Ancer the trophy. (Golf Saudi)

Ancer closes out unique victory at PIF Saudi International

  • Mexican matches 19-under tournament record in first ever pillar to post win
  • American Cameron Young finishes second ahead of Australian Lucas Herbert
By Arab News ·