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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…

Saudi, Finnish officials discuss cooperation in humanitarian field
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Saudi, Finnish officials discuss cooperation in humanitarian field

HESINKI: The general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah met Jouni Hemberg, the executive director of Finn Church Aid (FCA), on Thursday in the Finnish capital, Helsinki. Al-Rabeeah presented the Kingdom’s relief and humanitarian efforts through KSRelief, which has implemented 1,062 projects amounting to almost SR14 billion…

Arab ministers explore means to ‘enrich cultural tourism’
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Arab ministers explore means to ‘enrich cultural tourism’

International community must carry out joint efforts to eradicate poverty, says Saudi diplomat NEW YORK: Nadin bin Hamza Al-Awfi, second secretary and member of Saudi Arabia’s permanent mission to the UN, delivered a speech to highlight her government’s efforts in eradicating poverty and supporting development around the world.Al-Awfi conveyed the Saudi delegation’s approval of the statement…

Moath Al-Naeem, chief investment officer of Alpha Capital
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Moath Al-Naeem, chief investment officer of Alpha Capital

RIYADH: King Salman appointed Ayman bin Mohammed Al-Sayari as deputy governor for the Kingdom’s central bank, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA), Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday. Al-Sayari was previously SAMA's deputy governor for investment. He thanked King Salman for the appointment and the confidence placed in him. 

King Salman appoints new Saudi central bank deputy governor
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King Salman appoints new Saudi central bank deputy governor

Moath Al-Naeem has been chief investment officer of Alpha Capital since its establishment in March 2018. Alpha Capital is a rapidly growing company licensed by the Capital Market Authority and with assets well above SR1 billion ($267 million). Before joining the company, Al-Naeem worked for almost a decade in Saudi Aramco’s investment department, which handled…

30 pilgrims die in road accident in Saudi Arabia
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30 pilgrims die in road accident in Saudi Arabia

Jerry Inzerillo has been the CEO of the Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) since June 2018. Inzerillo received his bachelor’s degree in hotel administration from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas in 1975. The DGDA CEO’s expertise in tourism and hospitality is unparalleled. He was CEO of the Forbes Travel Guide from 2014 to 2018…

Jerry Inzerillo, CEO of the Diriyah Gate Development Authority
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Jerry Inzerillo, CEO of the Diriyah Gate Development Authority

Jerry Inzerillo has been the CEO of the Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) since June 2018. Inzerillo received his bachelor’s degree in hotel administration from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas in 1975. The DGDA CEO’s expertise in tourism and hospitality is unparalleled. He was CEO of the Forbes Travel Guide from 2014 to 2018…

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman meets Palestinian President Abbas
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman meets Palestinian President Abbas

JEDDAH: Visitors to Riyadh Season have given a massive thumbs-up to a special event that highlights Saudi culture and heritage. Nabd Al-Riyadh, or “Riyadh’s pulse,” showcases a different region of the Kingdom every day through folk dances, digital displays, laser shows, musical performances and an exhibition of traditional handicrafts. “It was a great experience, especially…

Penguins and an ice rink to be part of Riyadh’s winter show
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Penguins and an ice rink to be part of Riyadh’s winter show

RIYADH: Snow parks, penguins and ice-skating rinks are common winter attractions in cities with the weather to match — but Riyadh? Still, there’s a first time for everything, and Riyadh Season is giving the Saudi capital the opportunity to prove it with the opening on Oct. 20 of Winter Wonderland. More than 300 trailers have…

Saudi-based interfaith center chief calls for peaceful coexistence
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Saudi-based interfaith center chief calls for peaceful coexistence

RIYADH: Snow parks, penguins and ice-skating rinks are common winter attractions in cities with the weather to match — but Riyadh? Still, there’s a first time for everything, and Riyadh Season is giving the Saudi capital the opportunity to prove it with the opening on Oct. 20 of Winter Wonderland. More than 300 trailers have…

Saudi Cabinet condemns Turkey’s actions in Syria
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Saudi Cabinet condemns Turkey’s actions in Syria

BEIRUT: The Kingdom is living a “true developmental renaissance” that has enabled women to live a serious and productive life rather than a “grouchy and inactive one,” the general manager of international cooperation and organizations at the Saudi Human Rights Commission told delegates at a forum in an impassioned speech.Amal Yahya Al-Moualami was speaking in…

New Saudi rules on hookah leave businesses, consumers confused
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New Saudi rules on hookah leave businesses, consumers confused

Startup of the Week: Revolutionary solutions for Saudi Arabia’s clean energy sector JEDDAH: NOMADD is a King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) startup that aspires to contribute to the growing clean energy sector with its leading photovoltaics cleaning system based in Saudi Arabia.According to Georg Eitelhuber, chief technical officer and cofounder of NOMADD,…

Russian museum CEO: Archaeology in Saudi Arabia is at its peak
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Russian museum CEO: Archaeology in Saudi Arabia is at its peak

MOSCOW: Archaeology in Saudi Arabia has seen an unprecedented number of discoveries and findings in recent years. With over 44 Saudi and international missions working in the Kingdom this year alone, Russia’s State Hermitage Museum director, Mikhail Piotrovsky, commended the country’s efforts in presenting its hidden treasures to the world.Arab News met with the director…

Easing visa regulations makes Russia big attraction for Saudis
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Easing visa regulations makes Russia big attraction for Saudis

RIYADH: A major transformation is underway in Saudi Arabia’s economic and cultural relationship with Russia, said top experts and diplomats.According to Saudi Ambassador to Russia Dr. Rayed Krimly, there is a growing interest by the Russian business community to explore Saudi markets and open new avenues for trade and investment.“Bilateral trade rose by 86 percent…

Saudi Arabia, Russia set to develop broad ties
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Saudi Arabia, Russia set to develop broad ties

MOSCOW: Walking the cobblestone streets around Moscow’s Red Square, tourists from far and wide enjoy the crisp, cool fall air, surrounded by architectural wonders dating back hundreds of years.Similar to Saudi Arabia, which has begun promoting tourism for the first time, Russia has opened its doors wider to the world by easing visit restrictions, increasing…

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