Riyadh aims to transform into global sustainability hub by 2030 with $92bn Expo investment 

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has quadrupled its renewable connected capacity in the last two years as part of its acceleration toward reaching net zero by 2060, according to the minister of energy.  During the inauguration of the third edition of the Saudi Green Initiative Forum, held on the sidelines of the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference, … Read more

Not enough renewable energy to meet global demand: Aramco chief

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has quadrupled its renewable connected capacity in the last two years as part of its acceleration toward reaching net zero by 2060, according to the minister of energy.  During the inauguration of the third edition of the Saudi Green Initiative Forum, held on the sidelines of the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference, … Read more

Aster Tatariqus global version release has been delayed for further enhancements

The global release of Aster Tatariqus, a tactical role-playing game, has been postponed, according to a recent announcement from gumi Inc. The decision to postpone the launch, which was originally expected for 2023 for iOS and Android smartphones, comes three months after the Japanese version entered the market. Studio FgG, part of gumi Inc., is … Read more

Riyadh’s ICAN 2023 states aim to keep pace with progress in global air transport

RIYADH: At the weekend in Riyadh’s King Abdullah Financial District, a rooftop event featuring dancing and music with Italian DJ Lehar at the forefront attracted a packed house. A handful of years ago, a scene like this was only a distant possibility in Saudi Arabia, but today MDLBeast and local creatives have left no stone … Read more

Global air transport event kicks off in Riyadh

Startup Wrap – Saudi Arabia’s venture landscape receives influx of expanding startups CAIRO: Saudi Arabia’s entrepreneurial space is getting bigger with more startups raising funding and others expanding into the Kingdom. On the funding announcement front, Saudi-based business-to-business e-commerce startup Retailo has successfully raised $15 million in a new equity funding round, drawing the attention … Read more

Global leaders accelerate pace for decarbonization at COP28

DUBAI: Capitalizing on the positive momentum from the opening day of the UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai, global leaders, including heads of state and governments from over 117 countries, gathered at Expo City to set ambitious goals for transitioning toward more ecological and less carbon-intensive economies.   The boost to the mood was spurred … Read more

Global leaders call for binding agreements, increased renewable energy investments at COP28 

DUBAI: Capitalizing on the positive momentum from the opening day of the UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai, global leaders, including heads of state and governments from over 117 countries, gathered at Expo City to set ambitious goals for transitioning toward more ecological and less carbon-intensive economies.   The boost to the mood was spurred … Read more

Saudi Arabia’s leadership in global clean energy advocacy stressed at COP28 

DUBAI: Capitalizing on the positive momentum from the opening day of the UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai, global leaders, including heads of state and governments from over 117 countries, gathered at Expo City to set ambitious goals for transitioning toward more ecological and less carbon-intensive economies.   The boost to the mood was spurred … Read more

Red Sea film fest celebrates ‘Women in Cinema’ with global stars 

RIYADH: From Nov. 30 to Dec. 16, Noor Riyadh, the largest annual light art festival in the world, returns for its third edition, boasting 120 large-scale works from 100 contemporary artists from over 35 countries. The festival lets every visitor follow the map to glowing artworks within each location, with pieces spread not just across Riyadh, … Read more

Climate change is a sickness only global leaders can cure, UN chief tells COP28

DUBAI: Climate change is a sickness only global leaders can cure with policy changes and effective actions, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has asserted. Addressing the world leaders at the UN Climate Change Conference, COP28, in Dubai he highlighted the Earth’s challenging times, marked by unprecedented emissions, wildfires, and droughts, culminating in 2023 being the hottest year … Read more