From the Cold War to the long thaw, Saudi’s ambassador to Russia explains what prompted relations to warm

  • RIYADH: The visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin is another significant step toward the steady and continuous strengthening of relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Russia. Saudi Ambassador to Russia Rayed Krimly spoke to Arab News about bilateral relations between the two pe...
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Saudi doctor warns of e-cigarette risks after US ban over vaping-related deaths

  • RIYADH: A Saudi doctor has warned of the dangers of smoking e-cigarettes after the US moved to ban the devices following a spate of vaping-related deaths. Dr. Shaikh Abdullah, a pediatric and adolescent specialist at King Abdul Aziz Medical City, in Riyadh, said vaping posed serious health risk...
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Saudi Ports Authority launches plan for Hajj pilgrims arriving by sea

  • JEDDAH: The Saudi Ports Authority has prepared a comprehensive operational plan to receive pilgrims arriving by sea through the Jeddah Islamic Port during this year’s Hajj season. The authority, in cooperation with different government sectors and agencies, seeks to ensure pilgrims’ comfort, ...
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It takes a hacker to catch a hacker, says prize-winning Saudi cyber whiz

  • JEDDAH: A Saudi ethical hacker named “inspiring innovator of the year” at a prestigious awards ceremony in London has revealed her secret for staying one step ahead of cyberattackers. “I act as an attacker and adopt the hacker’s mindset,” 28-year-old cybersecurity specialist Noor Al-Rayes told...
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KAUST researchers in Saudi Arabia make a surprising discovery in the depths of the Red Sea

  • DUBAI: Earth scientists and oceanographers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have discovered that deep water in the Red Sea is replenished much faster than previously thought. Its deep circulation was also found to be directly affected by major climatic events,...
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Saudi foreign minister meets Russian counterpart in Moscow

  • MOSCOW: Adel Al-Jubeir, the Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs held a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the 5th Session of the Arab-Russian Ministerial Forum in Moscow on April 16. They discussed bilateral relations and ways of consolidating mutua...
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Families across Pakistan ecstatic over Saudi’s decision to release prisoners

  • PESHAWAR, KARACHI, and DUBAI: A directive issued by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday has brought back a ray of hope in the lives of a daughter, an ailing father, a husband, and 2,104 other families across Pakistan. Several said they were overjoyed at the prospect of seeing the...
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Saudi gamer crowned Ad Diriyah eSport champion

  • RIYADH: It was a big day for electric racing in Saudi Arabia, but not all heroes in Ad Diriyah sat behind a Formula E car on Saturday as one Saudi gamer held his nerve to be crowned eSport champion. Yasser Al-Mansour netted the $125,000 prize as he saw off his competitors, who were both Saudis...
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Two spots remain to be filled in SR1,000,000 eSports race

  • RIYADH: As the inaugural ‘Saudia’ Ad Diriyah E-Prix approaches, with new Gen2 Formula E cars blitzing through the streets of historical Ad Diriyah and artists such as Enrique Iglesias, the Black Eyed Peas, Amr Diab and David Guetta playing, there is already thrilling racing action in Saudi, as ...
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Riyadh hackathon puts digital health under the microscope

  • JEDDAH: Thousands of young Saudis, including doctors, engineers, students and researchers, competed to develop technical innovations that improve medical services as part of a health care innovation hackathon at Princess Nourah University in Riyadh. The three-day hackathon, one of the largest ...
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