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 came to embody a new, multipolar world

How China’s Xi Jinping came to embody 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 ·

Iran sentences five to death over killing of Basij paramilitary

Iran sentences five to death over killing of Basij paramilitary

  • Another 11 people, including 3 children, were handed lengthy jail terms
By AFP ·

Volunteers at Grand Mosque in Makkah serve 30 million worshippers

Volunteers at Grand Mosque in Makkah serve 30 million worshippers

  • In the Prophet’s Mosque, 7,000 volunteers served pilgrims over the past eight months
By Arab News ·

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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 ·

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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 ·

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 ·