Turkiye, Syria rescue hopes fading amid anger over disaster response

Turkiye, Syria rescue hopes fading amid anger over disaster response

  • Only 2-3% of collapsed buildings reached by rescuers, sources tell Arab News
  • Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief opens air bridge to bring medicine, food to survivors
By Arab News ·

US says helping quake-hit Syria but not Assad

US says helping quake-hit Syria but not Assad

  • The United States has refused normalization of relations with Syrian President Bashar Assad or any direct reconstruction aid, seeking accountability for abuses during the brutal nearly 12-year civil war
By AFP ·

Emergency team members search for people in a destroyed building in Adana, Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. (AP)

Saudi king, crown prince direct operation of air bridge after Turkiye quake

  • The assistance provided stems from the keenness of the Saudi leadership to support those affected by the devastating earthquake in Syria and Turkiye: KSrelief chief
By Arab News ·

The Supervisor-General of KSrelief Dr Abdullah Al-Rabeeah launches the charity campaign in Riyadh on Wednesday. (KSrelief)

KSrelief launches charity campaign to help those affected by quake in Turkiye and Syria

  • A total of SR25 million ($6.7 million) had been donated to the campaign at the time of writing
  • The confirmed death toll from the world’s deadliest quake in more than a decade has passed 11,000
By Arab News ·

Special New deal to boost Saudi creative sector

New deal to boost Saudi creative sector

By Nada Alturki ·

Lebanese victim pulled from rubble 2 days after Turkiye quake; several remain trapped

Lebanese victim pulled from rubble 2 days after Turkiye quake; several remain trapped

  • Ambassador Ghassan Al-Muallem said about 10 to 15 Lebanese were known to have been in the area and most are safe, ‘however 4 or 5 people are still under rubble’
  • Caretaker PM Najib Mikati sent a ministerial delegation to Damascus on Wednesday to discuss rescue and aid efforts with Turkish officials, including President Bashar Assad
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

Yemeni doctor among Turkiye quake victims

Yemeni doctor among Turkiye quake victims

By Saeed Al-Batati ·

People hold copies of the holy Qur’an while taking part in a protest in Islamabad, Pakistan. (File/AFP)

Swedish police blocks Qur'an burning protest

  • Police cited the risk that the protest could provoke terror attacks or attacks against Swedish interests
  • “Sweden has become a higher priority target for attacks,” a police decision said
By AFP ·

Special Dubai Lynx launches Young Lynx Academy in partnership with Publicis Groupe

Dubai Lynx launches Young Lynx Academy in partnership with Publicis Groupe

  • Hosted over 3 days, program will feature keynote talks, workshops, competition
  • Dubai Lynx festival director Thea Skelton: We are seeing an increasing number of agencies from KSA enter and win at Dubai Lynx
By Zaira Lakhpatwala ·

Special Dubai Lynx launches Young Lynx Academy in partnership with Publicis Groupe

Dubai Lynx launches Young Lynx Academy in partnership with Publicis Groupe

  • Hosted over 3 days, program will feature keynote talks, workshops, competition
  • Dubai Lynx festival director Thea Skelton: We are seeing an increasing number of agencies from KSA enter and win at Dubai Lynx
By Zaira Lakhpatwala ·

Saudi comedy ‘Sattar’ to get UK premiere in London this week   

Saudi comedy ‘Sattar’ to get UK premiere in London this week   

  • ‘This movie is really important in the context of the Saudi film industry because it’s a local commercial film and one of our beginner initiatives, and we won’t stop at that. There’ll be many films to come,’ Ibrahim Al-Hajjaj told Arab News
By Arab News ·
Andre Carrillo played through pain barrier to help Al-Hilal defeat Flamengo

Andre Carrillo played through pain barrier to help Al-Hilal defeat Flamengo

  • Peruvian star was injured in win over Wydad, leaving his place in lineup against Brazilian club in doubt
By Arab News ·