Turning a new page: Kingdom’s first newspaper celebrates its 100th anniversary

  • MAKKAH: A week after King Abdul Aziz entered Makkah in H 1343 (1924 AD), Umm Al-Qura newspaper was published, marking the beginning of the media journey in Saudi Arabia, a country which is now a member of the G-20. Under the patronage of King Salman, the 100th anniversary of the Saudi officia...
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Arab women break the gender bias in the Middle East media industry

  • RIYADH: At 7 a.m. sharp, Samar Al-Mizari’s alarm clock signals the start of another busy day in the world of broadcast news. Each morning, at the breakfast table before heading out the door, she scrolls through her emails and social media apps to get up to speed with the day’s events. Al-Miza...
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Prince Harry launches lawsuit against UK newspaper publisher

  • LONDON: Prince Harry is suing Associated Newspapers, one of Britain’s biggest newspaper publishers, according to his spokesperson, months after his wife successfully won a privacy claim against them for printing extracts of a letter she wrote to her father. Harry’s spokesperson provided no det...
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Erdogan wants Turkey off the menu

  • LONDON: If you’ve booked a summer vacation in one of the delightful Turkish resorts on the Aegean, don’t panic when you discover your aircraft has touched down not in Turkey, but in a country called Turkiye. Don’t worry, you didn’t board the wrong aircraft. It’s the same old place, but with a...
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2 Haitian journalists killed by gang near capital: Police

  • PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti: Two Haitian journalists were killed by gang members while reporting in a conflictive area south of Port-au-Prince, police said Friday, as a surge in violence continues to shake the Caribbean nation. One of the journalist's employers and some media reports said the m...
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Russian news agency Sputnik and UNA sign media agreement

  • JEDDAH: The Union of OIC News Agencies (UNA) and the Russian Sputnik news agency on Wednesday signed a media cooperation agreement that aims to enhance joint media work and news exchange. The signing ceremony, which was attended by the Emir of Makkah Prince Khaled Al-Faisal and Tatarstan Pres...
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World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA

  • WASHINGTON: A former CIA officer has spied on top soccer officials for years while working for Qatar, the tiny Arab country hosting next year’s World Cup tournament, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. Qatar sought an edge in securing hosting rights from rivals like the U...
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Twitter rolls out new feature to protect fact-checking tool participants 

  • LONDON: Twitter said Monday it was introducing aliases for participants in its Birdwatch moderation tool, a fact-checking mechanism to combat misleading or inaccurate information. Introduced as a pilot in January, Birdwatch enables Twitter users who are part of the program to fact-check ...
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Prince Harry issues action against fake news on social media

  • LONDON: Prince Harry has helped a US thinktank to compile a report calling for the media industry to adopt guidelines against fake news.  The Duke of Sussex contributed to the report, titled “The Aspen Commission on Information Disorder,” with the Aspen Institute. Aimed at tackling “th...
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Prince Harry says he warned Twitter CEO of US Capitol riot

  • LONDON: Britain’s Prince Harry said he warned the chief executive of Twitter ahead of the Jan. 6 Capitol riots that the social media site was being used to stage political unrest in the US capital. Harry made the comments Tuesday while he was taking part in an online panel on misinformation in...
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