Fatwa against the Pokemon game

Saudi Arabia’s top clerical body has renewed a 15-year-old edict that the Pokemon game franchise is un-Islamic.


Saudi officials visiting Silicon Valley’s tech elite

Image: Prince Mohammed testing a virtual reality headset at the Facebook ofice A delegation of Saudi Arabia officials visited Silicon Valley’s tech elite. They met with the likes of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Apple’s Tim Cook, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, and venture capitalists Marc Andreessen and Michael Moritz. Visit displyes the Kingdom’s interest in doing more tech investments, […]


Scientific seminar on divorce in Saudi Arabia

KACST– Marriage contracts in 1413 AH (1993) reached 67.934 then dropped down  in following four years (1414 – 1418AH) (1994-1998) with a remarkable rise in 1418AH (1998) when they registered 70.169 marriage contract, said Dr. Abdulaziz Hamoud AlShathry during the 33rd scientific seminar under the banner: Divorce in the Saudi Society: Causes, Impacts and Solutions. He […]


Palazzo Versace: it feels like being somewhere else

The Palazzo Versace located in the Culture Village adjoining Dubai Creek, though not particularly distinguished from other super-hotels by its exterior, enjoys the best internal decoration and furnishings of any hotel at which we have stayed in this region. Indeed it stands out above the other five-star hotels in several respects including service and the […]

A new Middle East & North Africa (MENA) ‘Women in Finance’ award has been launched at an event in Dubai which looked at how businesses can encourage greater diversity and benefit in the process. The award initiative was announced by event host ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) at their recent event with the […]

solra impulse

Solar Impulse and partners unveil the route of their first Round-The-World Solar Flight Attempt

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, the Swiss co-founders and pilots of Solar Impulse, along with their Partners, today revealed the detailed global flight route of Solar Impulse 2 (Si2). The first solar-powered plane able to fly day and night will land in 12 locations across the world and travel 35,000 kilometres in the first attempt […]


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