Saudi Arabia’s crown prince launches SR142B Savvy Games Group strategy

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince launches SR142B Savvy Games Group strategy

  • It will also establish 250 games companies in the Kingdom, which will create 39,000 jobs
  • It will also raise the sector’s GDP contribution to SR50 billion by 2030
By Arab News ·

Update Thirteen reported killed as Iran Revolutionary Guards target dissident sites in Iraq

Thirteen reported killed as Iran Revolutionary Guards target dissident sites in Iraq

  • Iranian authorities accuse Iranian Kurdish dissidents of involvement in unrest
  • Drone strikes targeted at least 10 bases of Iranian Kurds near Sulaimaniya in Iraqi Kurdistan
By AFP - Reuters ·

Former Iranian president Rafsanjani’s daughter arrested for ‘inciting riots’

Former Iranian president Rafsanjani’s daughter arrested for ‘inciting riots’

  • Iranian government had been referring to the protests as ‘riots’ and ‘sedition’ to suppress them
By Arab News ·

Saudi crown prince receives message from Bangladesh PM

Saudi crown prince receives message from Bangladesh PM

  • Message was received by Saudi deputy foreign minister when he met with Bangladesh’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia
By Arab News ·

Egyptian representative urges nations to set aside political differences: COP27

Egyptian representative urges nations to set aside political differences: COP27

  • During June’s UN climate meeting in Bonn, some nations walked out when Russian took the floor
  • Aboulmagd said countries must not use geopolitical issues that have occurred since COP26 to conceal their inaction
By Arab News ·

Special In Pakistan’s northwest, rise in extortion demands signals advance of Taliban

In Pakistan’s northwest, rise in extortion demands signals advance of Taliban

  • Arab News interviewed traders who had received extortion demands in recent months
  • Most of them said the callers identified themselves as militants belonging to Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan
By NAIMAT KHAN     ·

BBC announces job losses at World Service

BBC announces job losses at World Service

  • The BBC said its international services needed to make savings of £28.5 million as part of wider reductions of £500 million
  • Radio services in Arabic, Persian, Kyrgyz, Hindi, Bengali, Chinese, Indonesian, Tamil and Urdu will stop, if the proposals are approved by staff and unions
By AFP ·

BBC announces job losses at World Service

BBC announces job losses at World Service

  • The BBC said its international services needed to make savings of £28.5 million as part of wider reductions of £500 million
  • Radio services in Arabic, Persian, Kyrgyz, Hindi, Bengali, Chinese, Indonesian, Tamil and Urdu will stop, if the proposals are approved by staff and unions
By AFP ·

Newly launched website gives Islamic art global exposure

Newly launched website gives Islamic art global exposure

  • islamicart.me was launched t­o promote Orthodox Christian artists Hilda and Lena Kelekian, who create artwork with verses from the Qur’an
  • ‘I thought it would be a good idea to finally get her very unique art pieces (out there),’ founder Anthony Azoury said
By Hams Saleh ·
Injury-hit Barcelona visits Mallorca with hole in defense

Injury-hit Barcelona visits Mallorca with hole in defense

  • After a spate of injuries that has decimated Barcelona over the international break, Xavi may have a huge hole in his defense ahead of Sunday’s game at Mallorca
  • Barcelona will also be without midfielder Frenkie de Jong and forward Memphis Depay
By AP ·