Live The Future Investment Initiative (FII), an international platform for debate between global leaders, investors and innovators, kicks off in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. (AFP)

AS IT HAPPENED: Future Investment Initiative - Day One

  • A host of high-profile experts coming together under the theme “The Neo-Renaissance
  • Jamaican eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt among speakers
By Arab News ·

Investment experts sound note of caution at FII summit opening

Investment experts sound note of caution at FII summit opening

  • Al-Rumayyan told FII that he was worried about the high valuations of big technology companies, some of which are facing increased regulatory scrutiny
  • He said he was concerned the disconnect between financial and economic assets will end in a financial downturn
By Frank Kane ·

US B-52 bomber again flies over Middle East amid Iran tensions

US B-52 bomber again flies over Middle East amid Iran tensions

  • The B-52 flew nonstop from Louisiana’s Barksdale Air Force Base into the region earlier in the day
By AP ·

Darfur’s ethnic nightmare returns to haunt Sudan’s civilian rulers

Darfur’s ethnic nightmare returns to haunt Sudan’s civilian rulers

  • Fresh bloodletting in strife-torn and impoverished region poses major challenge for Khartoum government
  • Experts think end of UNAMID’s peacekeeping mission may have contributed indirectly to outbreak of violence
By Jumana Al-Tamimi ·

Special Arab League chief urges EU to play vital role in reviving peace process

Arab League chief urges EU to play vital role in reviving peace process

By Mohamed Abdallah ·

Special Egypt church takes precautionary measures against COVID-19

Egypt church takes precautionary measures against COVID-19

By Mohammed Abu Zaid ·

Another pandemic could follow coronavirus, UK expert warns

Another pandemic could follow coronavirus, UK expert warns

  • Scientists ‘regularly finding new viruses capable of infecting humans,’ says professor
By Arab News ·

Bloomberg NEF report said there was a need for a significant increase in the number of renewable energy projects, adding that wind and solar energy projects will account for 56 percent of all global electricity sources by 2050. (Shutterstock/File Photo)

Renewables to attract $11 trillion spend by 2050, says report

  • Bloomberg NEF report said there was a need for a significant increase in the number of renewable energy projects
By Arab News ·

All systems go for Formula E’s first ever night race at Diriyah

All systems go for Formula E’s first ever night race at Diriyah

  • Spectacular street racing track round Diriyah UNESCO World Heritage site set to come alive under floodlights
  • As the carbon footprint decreases, the thrill and allure of the Diriyah E-Prix – and the Formula E concept – increases
By Arab News ·

YouTube suspends Trump indefinitely, stops Giuliani monetizing clips

YouTube suspends Trump indefinitely, stops Giuliani monetizing clips

  • The Google-owned firm has faced some criticism over its slow response following the violence in Washington
  • The company said separately that Giuliani’s account would be barred from the Partner Program
By AFP ·

Amazon has launched its Prime service in Saudi Arabia with a free 30-day trial followed by a subscription fee of SR16 ($4) per month or SR140 per year. (Supplied)

Amazon launches Prime in Saudi Arabia

By Zaira Lakhpatwala ·