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Should Saudi Arabia be worried about monkeypox?

  • JEDDAH: Health officials in Europe and the Americas are raising the alarm over the spread of monkeypox, with many declaring the outbreak a public-health emergency. In Saudi Arabia, by contrast, where just three cases have been confirmed, the response has been more muted. Saudi experts say t...

Ukraine recovers bodies from Azovstal steel-plant siege in first exchange of dead fighters with Russia

  • KYIV, Ukraine: Russia has begun turning over the bodies of Ukrainian fighters killed at the Azovstal steelworks, the fortress-like plant in the destroyed city of Mariupol where their last-ditch stand became a symbol of resistance against Moscow’s invasion. Dozens of the dead taken from the bom...

Jameel Fund launches round 2 of research on coronaviruses

  • Research proposals are now being accepted by Community Jameel Saudi and King Abdulaziz University following an announcement by Jameel Fund for Infectious Disease Research and Innovation, welcoming the second round of researchers seeking support for research projects of critical importance to th...

Network International enters Saudi Arabia with $10m investment, aims for 100% Saudization

  • RIYADH: Network International, an enabler of digital payments in the UAE, has entered the thriving Saudi market with an initial $10 million investment and hopes to generate close to $50 million annually in revenues. “We expect to deploy an initial capital investment of around $10 million,” Ne...

Farfetch launches beauty with 100+ luxury and indie brands

  • DUBAI: Luxury platform Farfetch has entered the cosmetics world with the launch of Farfetch Beauty, the British-Portuguese online retailer announced this week. Farfetch Beauty offers more than 100 luxury, makeup, fragrance, skin, hair and body brands, including Charlotte Tilbury, La Mer, Arma...

Financial crisis in Lebanon escalates as banks begin two-day strike

  • BEIRUT: Lebanese banks on Monday declared a two-day strike in protest against judicial decisions issued against Fransabank, Credit Bank, Banque du Liban et d’Outre Mer, Bank of Beirut, Societe Generale, Bankmed, and Aoudi Bank. The banks condemned the rulings as arbitrary, noting that some la...

France seizes ship suspected of violating sanctions against Russia in English Channel

  • BOULOGNE-SUR-MER, France: France on Saturday seized a car cargo ship in the English Channel that Washington says was linked to the son of a former Russian spy chief, in one of the first visible displays of the West enforcing sanctions on Moscow over its Ukraine invasion. The “Baltic Leader” wa...

LEAP set to underline Saudi Arabia’s commitment to digital economy

  • LONDON: The great and the good of the global tech sector will converge on Riyadh next week for the inaugural LEAP conference. Dubbed the “Digital Davos,” LEAP will involve more than 350 speakers from 80 countries, and is expected to attract almost 1,000 startups from across the globe, and 40,...

UAE’s Network International appoints SABB's Al-Dahmash as Saudi head

  • RIYADH: Network International, a Middle East and North Africa digital commerce enabler, has appointed Abdulaziz Al Dahmash as managing director for Saudi Arabia, it said in a statement.  Al Dahmash will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy to drive the ...

Some 30 migrants rescued, one dead as dinghy capsizes in Channel

  • BERCK-SUR-MER, France: Some 30 migrants whose dinghy capsized in the English channel as they tried to reach Britain were rescued on Friday, while one man who was on board died, French authorities said. A coast guard vessel reached the dinghy, which had set off from a beach near Calais, norther...