Jean Pierre Hakim

Jean Pierre Hakim

Saudi scouts in environmental protection project

Saudi father champions organ donation cause after miracle saves daughter’s life RIYADH: A Saudi father has made it his mission in life to help others receive the same opportunities as his daughter after a liver transplant saved her life when she was just 70-days-old. Soliman Saidi, whose daughter Salma turns three this year, is campaigning to…

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US Open tennis champ Thiem sets sights on Dubai glory

DUBAI: Extreme E’s first ever race is just one month away, and with 10 teams ready to compete, fielding a legendary line-up of champion drivers, the series is gearing up for an epic opening weekend of action when it all kicks off in AlUla, Saudi Arabia, on April 3-4. Extreme E is a new racing…

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Saudi Arabia to ship gas to South Korea and take CO2 back

RIYADH: Saudi Telecom Co. (STC), the Kingdom’s largest mobile network operator, has entered into a partnership with Irish vehicle software firm Cubic Telecom to develop in-car software solutions for Saudi drivers. As a result of the link up, the software will then also allow STC to easily add a range of in-car services to Saudi…

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Sweden attacker identified as 22-year-old Afghan

ROME: Magistrates in Sicily are set to charge 21 people and three human rights groups with aiding illegal immigration from Libya and colluding with people smugglers. Prosecutors in Trapani said that they had completed an investigation centered on the Iuventa, a vessel operated by Jugend Rettet, a Berlin-based NGO that claims to have rescued thousands of…

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US blasts ICC decision to probe Israel over war crimes

VIENNA: Iran has accepted holding a series of meetings with the UN nuclear watchdog in order to “clarify a number of outstanding issues,” the body’s Director General Rafael Grossi said Thursday. “We are going to be starting this process... with a technical meeting which will take place in Iran at the beginning of April, which…

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DiplomaticQuarter: British Embassy in Riyadh announces finalists for Study UK Alumni Awards

Saudi intellectual property authority confiscates, destroys millions of products in violation of laws  JEDDAH: The Saudi Authority of Intellectual Property (SAIP) announced that it has confiscated and destroyed more than 5.5 million items in 2020 that were found to be violating the country’s intellectual property (IP) regulations.“These items included pirated DVDs, CDs and books; and…

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Russian shipping line launched to export Egyptian crops

DUBAI: US President Joe Biden’s new energy secretary has come out fighting for renewable energy in her first big keynote address since getting Congressional approval for her appointment. Jennifer Granholm told the CERAWeek energy forum in Houston, Texas, that the US had previously “stood on the sidelines” as rival nations developed carbon-neutral policies and technologies. “But…

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UN advance team arrives in Libya to monitor cease-fire

ROME: Pope Francis on Wednesday asked all Catholics to pray for the success of his visit to Iraq on March 5-8. “The day after tomorrow, with the help of God, I’ll go to Iraq for a three-day pilgrimage. For a long time I’ve wanted to meet the people of Iraq, who’ve suffered so much,” he told…

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Aramco CEO sees improvement in demand for oil in 2021 

SHANGHAI: Five years ago, China under President Xi Jinping pledged to become a football power by 2050. But the financial collapse of the newly crowned Chinese champions raises fresh questions over that lofty goal.Jiangsu FC on Sunday said they had "ceased operations" — just three months after winning the Chinese Super League — in a move described…

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Joggers should wear face masks: Scientists

LONDON: Coronavirus is likely to continue to mutate, the head of the UK’s genetic surveillance program has warned. Prof. Sharon Peacock told The Independent newspaper that experts had yet to see “the full extent of the evolution” of the virus that causes COVID-19, highlighting the recent emergence of new variants from the UK, South Africa and Brazil. The three…

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Egypt, Sudan to strengthen military pact

ROME: Pope Francis will probably use an armor-plated car during his first trip to Iraq on March 5-8, and he will be accompanied throughout by a Vatican nurse. “An armor-plated car is always available for the pope’s trips, and in this trip it’s very likely to be used,” Vatican press spokesman Matteo Bruni said in…

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Cyprus gives Saudi Arabia ‘most favorable’ COVID-19 travel status

RIYADH: With camping season in full swing across the Kingdom many Saudi families are taking the opportunity to engage in fun COVID-friendly activities. Desert camping (or kashtas, as they’re colloquially known), hiking trips, and other outdoorsy activities are taking place all over the country.However, due to the nature of these activities, the likelihood of accidents…

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Police enter Barcelona’s stadium in search operation

DUBAI: If it doesn’t exist, create it. That seems to be the attitude of Saudi female athletes increasingly taking matters into their own hands. Women footballers and motor-racing drivers in the Kingdom have rightly been making the headlines recently. But a group of six female showjumpers have been riding the wave of change even before…

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