Following ‘electronic social media intelligently is essential’

  • RIYADH: Roger Harrison was a senior reporter at Arab News for the best part of 20 years. Now “keeping the keyboard hot” from his home in Mallorca, he has not retired, but is busy plotting writing projects. Arab News caught up with Harrison at the inaugural Saudi Media Forum in Riyadh where he ...
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‘Juhayman: 40 years on:’ Arab News’ multimedia project tells full story of 1979 Makkah siege

  • Forty years ago this week, on Nov. 20, 1979, a group of militants did the unthinkable: They seized the Grand Mosque in Makkah, taking people hostage inside in a two-week standoff with Saudi forces. Until recently, the crisis remained too painful for Saudis to examine fully for almost four dec...
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Britain’s Prince Andrew sparks backlash after ‘disastrous’ TV interview

  • LONDON: Britain’s Prince Andrew provoked a backlash Sunday following an extraordinary TV interview in which he denied having sex with an alleged victim of the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, as public relations experts branded the hour-long exchange “disastrous.” Queen Elizabeth II’s s...
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Saudi Arabia's Misk forum calls on media to invest in big data 

  • CAIRO: The Misk Media Forum, organized by the Initiatives Center of the Prince Mohamed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Foundation (Misk) was held on Saturday in Cairo, Egypt.  The forum stressed the need to benefit from deep learning and machine learning techniques, branches of artificial intel...
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Saudi Arabia’s Misk Media Forum in Cairo aims to ‘empower the region’

  • RIYADH: The Misk Media Forum will take place in Cairo on Oct. 26. The forum is organized by the Initiatives Center of the Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Foundation (Misk), which has billed the event as “an empowerment platform for eight startups set to take part.” The event will also...
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Arab News launches Japanese-language online edition

  • TOKYO: Arab News, the Middle East’s leading English language daily, has launched an eagerly awaited Japanese-language online edition as part of its ongoing global expansion. As a symbol of the cordial business, trading and cultural relations between the Kingdom and Japan, arabnews.jp commence...
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Pakistan, Saudi Arabia to sign media deal

  • ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Saudi Arabia will sign a cooperation agreement between their official news agencies by December, Firdous Ashiq Awan, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s special assistant on information and broadcasting, told Arab News on Saturday. In August this year, Saudi Media Mini...
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Prince Harry to sue 2 UK tabloids over alleged phone hacking

  • LONDON: Prince Harry is suing The Sun and the Daily Mirror, two of Britain's most popular tabloid newspapers, over alleged phone hacking. Buckingham Palace confirmed Saturday that claims regarding "illegal interception of voicemail messages" were filed on Harry's behalf. The palace d...
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Meghan Markle sues Britain’s Mail on Sunday over private letter

  • LONDON: Meghan Markle is suing Britain’s Mail On Sunday newspaper over the publication of a private letter, her husband Prince Harry has said, warning they had been forced to take action against “relentless propaganda.” In a stinging rebuke of British tabloid media, the Duke of Sussex describe...
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Full transcript of Saudi crown prince CBS interview

  • Norah O'Donnell: Did you order the murder of Jamal Khashoggi? Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman: Absolutely not. This was a heinous crime. But I take full responsibility as a leader in Saudi Arabia, especially since it was committed by individuals working for the Saudi government. Nor...
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