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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A new frontier: Dubai’s virtual assets regulator will be first in metaverse

  • LONDON: Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA) announced on Tuesday that it would become the world’s first regulator to enter the metaverse. The authority will establish its metaverse HQ in the virtual world “The Sandbox,” an ethereum blockchain-based application backed by Japanes...
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Alibaba-backed fund to build HQ in Saudi ‘media city’

  • DUBAI/RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement with a fund linked to China’s Alibaba to build a new headquarters in a “media city” in the kingdom’s capital, the Saudi minister of culture said on Tuesday. The minister, Prince Badr bin Farhan, said on Twitter that he signed the agreement wi...
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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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Arab media hails taboo-breaking British royal marriage

  • LONDON: The royal wedding not only dominated the UK press this weekend, but also captured the imagination of the Arab media. “There was interest — people were interested — they wanted to see what was going on. It was a nice romantic story and a break from the misery in the Middle East,” Rima M...
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Arab media must avoid fake news and stick to objectivity, says minister

  • JEDDAH: The Kingdom’s media minister met with information ministers from the Arab League on Wednesday, with fake news and Palestine among the issues discussed. Turki bin Abdullah Al-Shabanah welcomed the audience to Riyadh and greeted them on behalf of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin...
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Arab News and Hajj: Covering the greatest gathering on Earth

  • JEDDAH: Arab News has a tradition of covering Hajj “but 2018 was a little different,” its editor-in-chief Faisal J. Abbas said. The newspaper’s focus last year was on the human aspect of Hajj and followed the touching stories of people from around the world. Arab News, the Middle East’s lea...
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Arab News at 44: Online Pakistan edition has formed its own regional identity

  • ISLAMABAD: Arab News’ online Pakistan edition, which launched on Feb. 8, 2018, has established itself as a credible extension of the Riyadh-based newspaper, which today marks its 44th anniversary. Arab News entered Pakistan as part of the newspaper’s ongoing global and digital expansion, and t...
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Arab News at 44: The Saudi newspaper aiming for gender-balanced newsroom

  • JEDDAH: Arab News has big plans to recruit more female staff. Last year the newspaper outlined its aim to become the first newspaper in Saudi Arabia to have a gender-balanced newsroom. The drive — referred to internally as the “50:50 by 2020” initiative — covers all the newspaper’s bureaus an...
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Arab News at 44: the year we made the headlines

  • JEDDAH: Arab News celebrates its 44th anniversary today as the biggest English-language daily in the Kingdom with a fast-rising readership and a commitment to maintaining the quality journalism that has been a bedrock of the paper during its long history. Throughout this year, Arab News has s...
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