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Former Al-Ahli and Saudi national player becomes first Arab to coach Brazilian club

Yazeed Al-Rajhi claims narrow victory in Saudi Arabia's inaugural Rally Qassim 2019 BURAIDAH, Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia’s Yazeed Al-Rajhi overcame a five-minute time penalty that had pushed him down to second place to recover, set the second fastest time and confirm victory in Rally Qassim 2019, the second round of the Saudi Toyota Desert Rally…

Champion Marquez begins 2020  build-up  in Japan
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Champion Marquez begins 2020 build-up in Japan

Former Al-Ahli and Saudi national player becomes first Arab to coach Brazilian club Riyadh: Brazilian club Internacional de Minas has appointed the former Saudi Arabia national team player Mohammed Abdel Jawad as coach of the club’s youth team. This makes Abdel Jawad the first Arab coach to train a Brazilian club. Mohammed Abdel Jawad, born…

‘Electric Hummer’ to help GM’s move into EV trucks
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‘Electric Hummer’ to help GM’s move into EV trucks

General Motors (GM) plans to build a new family of premium electric pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant beginning in late 2021, possibly reviving the imposing Hummer brand on some of them, several people familiar with the plans said. The so-called BT1 electric truck/SUV program is the centerpiece of a planned $3…

Global leaders eye ‘modest rebound’
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Global leaders eye ‘modest rebound’

WASHINGTON: The world’s finance leaders agree that growth has slowed, but they remain hopeful for a modest rebound next year as long as trade and geopolitical tensions do not worsen. That was the assessment from finance ministers and central bank governors of the Group of 20 major industrial countries. Those officials met ahead of discussions…

Afghan poll body misses announcing crucial presidential initial vote
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Afghan poll body misses announcing crucial presidential initial vote

JUBA, South Sudan: South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar returned to the country Saturday to meet with President Salva Kiir less than a month before their deadline to form a unity government after a five-year civil war.Machar last met face-to-face with Kiir in September, when they discussed outstanding issues in a fragile peace deal. His…

South Sudan opposition leader returns to meet with president
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South Sudan opposition leader returns to meet with president

KABUL: Afghanistan’s election commission conceded its failure to release initial presidential poll results set for Saturday and gave no new deadline for the vote which was marred by Taliban attacks and irregularities.The presidential poll on Sept. 28 saw the lowest turnout of any elections in Afghanistan since the Taliban’s ousting.Hawa Alam Nuristani, the chief of…

Sanders set for ‘vigorous’ campaign return after heart scare
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Sanders set for ‘vigorous’ campaign return after heart scare

KABUL: Afghanistan’s election commission conceded its failure to release initial presidential poll results set for Saturday and gave no new deadline for the vote which was marred by Taliban attacks and irregularities.The presidential poll on Sept. 28 saw the lowest turnout of any elections in Afghanistan since the Taliban’s ousting.Hawa Alam Nuristani, the chief of…

Saudi Arabia may allow women to perform Hajj without male guardian
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Saudi Arabia may allow women to perform Hajj without male guardian

NEW YORK: At a UN specialized sub-committee meeting as part of the 74th general assembly deliberations, Saudi Arabia stressed its keenness, through its media, to consolidate the approach of moderation, respect for rights and justice, reduce hate speech and combat extremism, and not allow terrorist and extremist groups to use media platforms to spread hatred…

Saudi Arabia vows to promote moderate values
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Saudi Arabia vows to promote moderate values

Saudi university, Massachusetts Institute of Technology forum to promote research culture RIYADH: In cooperation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) is organizing a forum to introduce the Ibn Khaldun Fellowship Program for Saudi women researchers with Ph.D. degrees.The forum will be held at King Abdullah…

Numbers prove Bella Hadid is world’s most beautiful
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Numbers prove Bella Hadid is world’s most beautiful

Here are some highlights from Sotheby’s 20th Century Art/Middle East sale, which takes place October 22 in London.  ‘After The Rain’ Mahmoud Said The famous auction house is billing this 1936 painting as “the most impressive example of Said’s landscapes ever to appear at auction” and predict it will fetch between $375,000 and $500,000. Said…

Highlights from Sotheby’s 20th Century Art sale in London
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Highlights from Sotheby’s 20th Century Art sale in London

Here are some highlights from Sotheby’s 20th Century Art/Middle East sale, which takes place October 22 in London.  ‘After The Rain’ Mahmoud Said The famous auction house is billing this 1936 painting as “the most impressive example of Said’s landscapes ever to appear at auction” and predict it will fetch between $375,000 and $500,000. Said…

World’s first female spacewalking team makes history
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World’s first female spacewalking team makes history

MOSCOW: Alexei Leonov, the legendary Soviet cosmonaut who became the first human to walk in space 54 years ago — and who nearly didn’t make it back into his space capsule — has died in Moscow at 85.The Russian space agency Roscosmos made the announcement on its website Friday but gave no cause for his…

Dakar Rally stars gear up for ‘thrilling’ Saudi race challenge
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Dakar Rally stars gear up for ‘thrilling’ Saudi race challenge

RIYADH: Dakar Rally drivers are gearing up for a “thrilling and exciting” challenge when the world-famous desert race is staged in Saudi Arabia for the first time next year.The Kingdom will host the event from Jan. 5 to 17, 2020 with top racers from around the globe traveling thousands of kilometers through inhospitable terrain in…

Sarfaraz removed as Pakistan T20 and test captain
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Sarfaraz removed as Pakistan T20 and test captain

RIYADH: Dakar Rally drivers are gearing up for a “thrilling and exciting” challenge when the world-famous desert race is staged in Saudi Arabia for the first time next year.The Kingdom will host the event from Jan. 5 to 17, 2020 with top racers from around the globe traveling thousands of kilometers through inhospitable terrain in…

South Korea seeks punishment for North Korea over World Cup qualifier
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South Korea seeks punishment for North Korea over World Cup qualifier

RIYADH: Dakar Rally drivers are gearing up for a “thrilling and exciting” challenge when the world-famous desert race is staged in Saudi Arabia for the first time next year.The Kingdom will host the event from Jan. 5 to 17, 2020 with top racers from around the globe traveling thousands of kilometers through inhospitable terrain in…

Holiday Inn-owner IHG hit by weak China, Hong Kong bookings
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Holiday Inn-owner IHG hit by weak China, Hong Kong bookings

PARIS: French food group Danone said revenue growth accelerated in the third quarter as baby food products sales in China delivered another a strong rise in turnover, offsetting a weaker performance in other areas.The third quarter performance, however, lagged market expectations and Danone narrowed its sales growth outlook for the 2019 full year while keeping…

Food group Danone narrows 2019 sales growth goal despite strong Q3
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Food group Danone narrows 2019 sales growth goal despite strong Q3

Food group Danone narrows 2019 sales growth goal despite strong Q3 /node/1570861/business-economy Updated 18 sec ago October 18, 2019 21:52 Food group Danone narrows 2019 sales growth goal despite strong Q3 Q3 China baby food sales up more than 20% Eyes sales growth of 2.5-3% vs 3% previously Updated 18 sec ago Reuters October 18,…

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