Update Saudi crown prince announces ‘national priorities’ for research, development projects

Saudi crown prince announces ‘national priorities’ for research, development projects

  • The twenty-year long aspirations include developments in the fields of health, environmental sustainability, leadership in energy and industry
By Arab News ·

Turkey blocks access to Deutsche Welle and Voice of America

Turkey blocks access to Deutsche Welle and Voice of America

  • An Ankara court ruled to restrict access to their websites late Thursday
  • Deutsche Welle said it did not comply with the licensing requirement because it “would have allowed the Turkish government to censor editorial content”
By AP ·

Saudi filmmaker Mujtaba Saeed is currently developing a script that draws heavily on his relationship with Makkah. (SPA) photos

Childhood memories of Hajj pilgrimages inspire Saudi filmmaker’s latest project

  • Mujtaba Saeed’s script draws parallels between Makkah and Berlin, and explores the contrasts between traditional values and the modern world
By Nada Alturki ·

Shiite cleric shot, wounded in central Iran

Shiite cleric shot, wounded in central Iran

  • Mohsen Akhavan was targeted in the city of Isfahan
  • He was returning home after leading the morning prayer when the attack occurred
By AFP ·