Saudi leaders, Chinese President Xi sign several deals in Riyadh

Saudi leaders, Chinese President Xi sign several deals in Riyadh

  • King Salman and Xi signed a comprehensive strategic partnership agreement.
  • Crown Prince Mohammed and Xi witnessed the signing of several memoranda of understanding
By Arab News ·

Saudi crown prince, UAE president led mediation in US basketball star Griner, Russia’s Viktor Bout prisoner swap

Saudi crown prince, UAE president led mediation in US basketball star Griner, Russia’s Viktor Bout prisoner swap

  • Brittney Griner arrived in Abu Dhabi by private plane from Moscow after her release by Russian authorities
  • Bout came on another private plane from Washington after being released by US authorities
By Arab News ·

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu moves closer to coalition deal

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu moves closer to coalition deal

  • Deal announced overnight promises the Shas party five ministerial jobs in Netanyahu’s incoming government
By AFP ·

Lights, camera, action: Movie production safety tops agenda at 1st Saudi film industry leaders’ meeting

Lights, camera, action: Movie production safety tops agenda at 1st Saudi film industry leaders’ meeting

  • The training and accountability of film crews and field producers for safety were considered a priority matter
  • Studio Production Training announced at the meeting plans to launch e-learning training videos in Arabic to highlight on-set safety
By Afshan Aziz ·

Update Lebanon MPs again fail to fill vacant presidency

Lebanon MPs again fail to fill vacant presidency

  • Ninth session to elect president: Hezbollah opponent Moawad’s votes are equal to ‘blank’ votes
  • Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri reiterates calls for dialogue among MPs to find consensus candidate 
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

Egypt says it is not at risk of bankruptcy

Egypt says it is not at risk of bankruptcy

By Gobran Mohamed ·

US climate envoy hails holding COP28 in UAE

US climate envoy hails holding COP28 in UAE

By Arab News ·

Griner for Bout: WNBA star freed in US-Russia prisoner swap

Griner for Bout: WNBA star freed in US-Russia prisoner swap

  • The deal, the second such exchange in eight months with Russia, procured the release of the most prominent American detained abroad
  • “Moments ago, I spoke to Brittney Griner. She is safe. She is on a plane. She is on her way home,” Biden tweeted
By AP ·

SABIC to sell Functional Forms polycarbonate business to Germany’s RÖHM

SABIC to sell Functional Forms polycarbonate business to Germany’s RÖHM

  • SABIC’s Functional Forms business develops and manufactures high-quality, polycarbonate resin-based engineered thermoplastic sheet and film products
  • Final agreements between the two companies will be signed in the coming months after consultation with applicable works councils and unions in Europe
By Arab News ·

Disney+ streaming service launches with major advertisers

Disney+ streaming service launches with major advertisers

  • The $7.99-a-month with ads version launches amid video streaming industry slowdown
By Reuters ·

Disney+ streaming service launches with major advertisers

Disney+ streaming service launches with major advertisers

  • The $7.99-a-month with ads version launches amid video streaming industry slowdown
By Reuters ·

Special Misk Art Week kicks off with Kingdom’s first-ever life painting classes

Misk Art Week kicks off with Kingdom’s first-ever life painting classes

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  • Huthaifa Hejazi was invited by Misk Art Institute to supervise a group of aspiring Saudi and foreign artists focused on life drawing
  • Huthaifa Hejazi: It is a big step for us to host live painting and drawing here, and I am trying to do everything I can to support the community
By Rebecca Anne Proctor ·
World Cup braces for quarter-finals as Spain sack coach

World Cup braces for quarter-finals as Spain sack coach

  • A blockbuster set of quarter-finals gets under way on Friday when five-time champions Brazil face 2018 runners-up Croatia
  • On Saturday, Morocco will carry the flag for African football in their quarter-final clash with Portugal
By AFP ·