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Who’s Who: Hamad Al-Saghir, chief marketing and customer experience officer at NeoLeap

DUBAI: The Saudi Ministry of Interior is taking part in the Dubai GITEX Technology Week 2021 held at the Dubai World Trade Centre by showcasing a myriad of entities and companies. Saudi pavilions have managed to steal the limelight, receiving the largest turnout of visitors and specialists in the field of technology and smart solutions. The…

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Saudi Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai welcomes 23,000 visitors in one day

MAKKAH: The march of technology might be gathering pace in all areas of Arab life, but when it comes to reading and enjoying books, old habits die hard, it seems. Despite warnings in recent years of print’s imminent demise, traditional books are still holding their own against their electronic rivals, as Saudis continue to enjoy the sensation…

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Saudi Food and Drug Authority wins UN award

MAKKAH: The march of technology might be gathering pace in all areas of Arab life, but when it comes to reading and enjoying books, old habits die hard, it seems. Despite warnings in recent years of print’s imminent demise, traditional books are still holding their own against their electronic rivals, as Saudis continue to enjoy the sensation…

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Who’s Who: Fahad Al-Jalajel, Saudi Arabia’s new health minister

JEDDAH: The Japanese cuisine goodwill ambassador to the Middle East is working hard to spread awareness of his nation’s food, ingredients and culinary expertise in a Saudi market he believes would enjoy more exposure to Japanese culture and traditions. “I want to share with everyone I know, really, ‘Ana Saeed’ (I’m happy). I want to…

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Food security major objective of Saudi Vision 2030

JEDDAH: The generous Saudi spirit has been sorely missed because of COVID-19 restrictions. Weddings, social gatherings, and parties had capacity limits, at times they were banned altogether, due to the spread of the disease. For the longest time, people felt what functions they were able to have were lifeless and lacking their usual energy because of…

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Saudi air defenses destroy Houthi drone targeting Jazan

Saudi campaigners are highlighting the risks of breast cancer — and not only for women RIYADH: Breast cancer has long been known as one of the greatest health risks for women, with incidence rates of up to 30 percent in Saudi Arabia, according to some studies.However, less well known is that men can also fall…

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Saudi FM discusses Mideast peace concerns with US officials

LONDON: The Saudi ambassador to Britain has praised the wide-ranging modernization efforts carried out by the Kingdom’s leadership. “In the last five years the pace has been huge — 1,000 laws have been altered or removed,” Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan told The Times. “There is a misconception about Saudi that we never change, but going…

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US committed to the defense of Saudi Arabia: Blinken

JEDDAH: In an unexpected turn of events, a Saudi father living in the US has won gold with his ailing son serving as his biggest fan and top coach. Mohammed Jwaied M. Al-Mukhalis Al-Yami unwittingly found himself in the middle of his very own inspirational story, one that was heavily circulated on social media and captured…

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Saudi Cabinet renews call for Middle East free from nuclear weapons

JEDDAH: Fans of Japanese animation are looking forward to the opening on Thursday of Geek Cafe, the biggest anime-themed cafe in Jeddah. The venue has been designed as a dream location for admirers of anime and Japanese comics, or manga, as Arab News discovered during a sneak peek ahead of the official opening. More than 1,000…

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Riyadh to host return of Global Town Festival 

RIYADH: Riyadh will host the Global Town Festival for the second time, with the world’s civilizations coming together to give visitors unprecedented historical exploration and cross-cultural discovery for two weeks from Oct. 27. Countries from all around the world will participate in showcasing famous landmarks, markets, folklore, songs and chants, as well as high-end cafes…

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Human rights group calls for empowering young girls

Introduction of critical thinking course in Saudi curriculum hailed as ‘ground-breaking’ LONDON: The introduction of a “critical thinking” course in the Saudi curriculum has been hailed as “ground-breaking.” The plans for critical thinking and philosophy to be taught in Saudi schools were first announced by Education Minister Dr. Hamad M. H. Al-Sheikh in 2018, who…

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Saudi Arabia welcomes new Tunisian government

Vaccine key to protecting against COVID-19 variants even for recovered patients, says Saudi health ministry JEDDAH: Vaccines are key to increasing immunity against COVID-19 variants, even in those who had recovered from the disease, the Ministry of Health said Sunday.  Ministry spokesman Dr. Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Ali began his regular press conference by clearing up the misconception…

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Saudi Arabia records 3 COVID-19 deaths, 58 new cases

JEDDAH: Every year tons of clothes and textiles are discarded in the Kingdom in landfills and recycling bins — or upcycled by charity groups. Saudi charitable associations have launched initiatives to help upcycle these unwanted items, which also helps to promote a more sustainable environment. In 2018, Saudi recycling service Kiswa began working with charities to…

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Saudi Arabia condemns attack on Aden governor in Yemen

NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia has stressed the importance of the rule of law at the national and international levels, calling it a “foundation and prerequisite” for achieving international peace and security. Nidaa Abu Ali, a member of the Kingdom’s permanent delegation at the UN, told the sixth committee meeting as part of the work of the…

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