New vote on Iraq poll date ‘by Monday’ as Abadi meets Kurdistan region PM

:: Iraq’s parliament failed on Saturday to approve May 12 as the election date, as suggested by the government, as Sunni and Kurdish lawmakers demanded a delay to allow hundreds of thousands More »

Egypt’s Sisi sacks his intelligence chief

:: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has fired his powerful intelligence chief, state media said Thursday, in the latest shake-up of the country’s security services. Sisi appointed his chief-of-staff and close ally More »

Muslim World League in partnership to launch global UN conference

:: The secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), Dr. Mohammed Al-Issa, on Wednesday signed a cooperation agreement with the World Council of Religious Leaders (WCRL). Bawa Jain, the secretary-general of WCRL, More »

Saudi Arabia’s FM Jubeir: Iran’s role in Lebanon, Syria and Yemen is a ‘major threat’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said Tuesday Iran was the biggest source of danger in the region because of its role in Lebanon, Yemen and Syria. “Iran supplied the Houthis More »

Sisi vows to protect Egypt’s water supply

:: President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed Monday to protect Egypt’s water supply while striving for peace with the Nile upstream countries of Sudan and Ethiopia, which is building a controversial dam. “Egypt More »

 

Category Archives: Technology

$25 bln in SoftBank investments planned for Saudi Arabia projects

:: SoftBank plans to invest as much as $25 billion in Saudi Arabia over the next three to four years, reported Bloomberg on Wednesday. The Japanese technology company headed by Masayoshi Son is strengthening its investment ties with the kingdom,

Saudi Crown Prince meets with Bill Gates to review joint development programs

:: Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chair, Bill Gates, in Riyadh on Tuesday. During the meeting, they reviewed aspects of cooperation between the two sides in various fields, in addition

iPhone X is best yet and FaceID works, mostly: Reviewers

:: The first reviews of Apple Inc’s eagerly awaited iPhone X unanimously judged it the best iPhone yet, although some reviewers pointed out potential glitches in FaceID, the company’s new face recognition system. The run-up to the Nov. 3 release

Dubai launches first regional e-commerce free zone through CommerCity

:: Dubai CommerCity, a multi-million dollars, 2.1-million square feet joint venture between Dafza and wasl Asset Management Group, was launched on Saturday by Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (Dafza), according to a

Cisco, Google tie up for new open hybrid cloud solution

:: Google has announced a new partnership with Cisco to deliver an open hybrid cloud solution that will help customers better develop and manage applications on-premises and on Google Cloud. “Together, the companies will work on a complete solution to

Facebook launches Workplace Chat app for desktop

:: Facebook on Thursday launched the desktop version of its Workplace Chat app that can be downloaded by anyone on PC, Mac, Android or iOS. “Now, we’re offering a messaging-focused experience through Workplace Chat, both on desktop and mobile,” said

Canon and Extra Store in Partnership in Saudi Arabia

Canon Strengthens Business Opportunities in Saudi Arabia through a Strategic Partnership with United Electronics Company (eXtra) :: Canon Middle East, a leader in imaging and printing solutions, has signed United Electronics Company (eXtra), as a strategic partner for Canon Office

Twitter to label election ads after US regulatory threat

:: Twitter Inc. said on Tuesday it would add labels to election-related advertisements and say who is behind each of them, after a threat of regulation from the United States over the lack of disclosure for political spending on social

Nanotech-based device can charge your phone in seconds

:: Finding it painful to wait for your smartphone to be fully charged? Relax, as researchers have designed novel energy-storage devices using nanotechnology that can charge your phone in seconds. Supercapacitors — energy-storage devices — are a promising, green alternative

Now go live with a friend on Instagram

:: After several weeks of testing, Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram has rolled out a new feature which enables users to broadcast simultaneously with a friend. “Starting today, we are introducing a fun way to go live with a friend. Now,

BlackBerry launches new cyber security services

:: Canada-based BlackBerry on Wednesday introduced new cyber security consulting services aimed at enabling enterprise ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) compliance and mitigating security risks in connected automobiles that threaten personal and public safety. ‘BlackBerry Cybersecurity Consulting’ will guide organisations

Bloomberg: Apple reduced Face ID accuracy to ease production

:: Apple Inc recently allowed its suppliers to reduce the accuracy of the iPhone X’s facial recognition system to speed up production of the smartphone, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the situation. The Face ID system

Why Chinese smartphone giants have failed to succeed in US

:: Chinese smartphone giants like Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Lenovo have made deep inroads into India, Russia and even Africa, but grabbing a foothold in the American market still appears to be a distant dream. Analysts have been predicting for

Google’s latest iPhone rival off to a rocky start

:: The launch of Alphabet Inc’s second-generation Google Pixel smartphones has been hampered by display screen problems and pricing and shipping issues, prompting the company to open an investigation and issue multiple apologies to customers. The Pixel 2 and Pixel

‘Saudi Now’ markets and economics app launched

:: Thomson Reuters has launched the “Saudi Now” application aimed at financial professionals seeking markets and economics data on Saudi Arabia. The launch was announced at the Future Investment Initiative organized by the Public Investment Fund in Saudi Arabia. The

Saudi Future Investment Initiative set to feature a robot session moderator

:: To be a robot moderate a session for the leaders of the world’s largest investment fund forum, with more than 100 speakers from the world’s leaders and financial policymakers and decision-makers, at least indicates that we are about to

Krypto Labs opens unique incubator concept in Abu Dhabi

:: Krypto Labs, a world-class ecosystem for groundbreaking start-ups, is officially opening its custom-built all-in-one incubator, accelerator and co-working space in the heart of Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, helping bridge the gap between innovators and investors. The new 2,600 square-meter

US warns public about attacks on energy, industrial firms

:: The US government issued a rare public warning about hacking campaigns targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest evidence that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure. The Department of Homeland Security

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