How a tweet helped police to foil Jeddah stadium attack

  • JEDDAH: Security sources told Arab News they foiled an attack on security guards at King Abdullah Sports City in Al-Jawhara by monitoring social media.Security forces discovered the cell by reading a tweet that said: “Tomorrow there will be a valuable hunt at Al-Jawhara where the UAE team meets...
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Gulf Press Union appoints new chief

  • MANAMA: The General Assembly of the Gulf Press Union on Saturday chose Khalid Al-Malik as its new chief.Al-Malik, editor-in-chief of the Saudi newspaper of Al-Jazirah and chairman of the Saudi Journalists Commission, replaces Turki Al-Sudeiri, who requested to leave his post for health reasons...
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Alwaleed’s unpaid utility bill electrifies Twitter

  • JEDDAH: A controversy over a Saudi billionaire’s unpaid utility bill has seen Twitter light up — with the matter becoming a trending topic in the Kingdom.A Saudi court published a ruling against Prince Alwaleed bin Talal in a local newspaper, which sparked much debate among his followers.The...
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Saudi women gaining a foothold in filmmaking

  • JEDDAH: On the eve of leaving for the US to study animation filmmaking at the University of Missouri for a semester, Bushra Al-Andijani’s professor in Saudi Arabia told her she was one of his weakest students and she would not do well in the program. But Al-Andijani returned as one of the top ...
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Saudi Research & Marketing Group renews cooperation with Kilana

  • RIYADH: The Saudi Research & Marketing Group (SRMG) has renewed its cooperation agreement with the Prince Fahd Bin Salman Charity Association for Renal Failure Patients Care (Kilana). The agreement aims to maintain the fruitful cooperation between both parties, which includes the group’s s...
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SRMG chairman tours National Press Club, Foreign Press Center

  • WASHINGTON: Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan Al-Saud, chairman of the Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG), has paid a visit to the Washington office of pan-Arab daily Asharq Al-Awsat.Prince Badr was received by Asharq Al-Awsat journalists in addition to officials from the...
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Highlights of working at Facebook

  • Before his involvement in Diplomacy Labs, Ashraf Zeitoon was head of public policy for Facebook in the Middle East and North Africa.“It was an unbelievable experience to understand the impact that technology and digital media has had on the world, and especially on the Middle East and North...
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Saudi TV sign language keeps deaf audience in news loop

  • JEDDAH: One of the things that stood out in the airing of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s recent interview was the simultaneous sign language interpretation on the bottom-right corner of the TV screen. Faiza Natto, founder and director of the Deaf Club for Women (DCW) in Jeddah,...
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Behind the scenes of the Arabic version of ‘Game of Thrones’

  • DUBAI: The historical fantasy Orchidea — which has been dubbed the Arabic version of “Game of Thrones,” cost $5 million to produce — is set to hit TV screens on Saturday. Directed by renowned Syrian actor-director Hatem Ali, the show features an ensemble cast that includes Bassel Khayat, Jamal...
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US top court turns away ‘dancing baby’ copyright case

  • WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a closely watched copyright dispute known as the “dancing baby” case over a company’s move to take down a home video posted online showing a toddler joyfully bouncing to the late pop star Prince’s song “Let’s Go Crazy.” The case pitte...
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