Plans afoot for new facility to produce low-carbon chemicals, says Saudi energy minister

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul All Share Index rose on Sunday, gaining 41.54 points, or 0.37 percent, to close at 11,219.02.   The total trading turnover of the benchmark index was SR4.13 billion ($1.10 billion) as 148 of the listed stocks advanced, while 71 retreated.    On the other hand, the Kingdom’s parallel market Nomu slipped 391.54 points, … Read more

Saudi defense minister holds talks with UN envoy to Yemen and Iranian military chief

RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday released a joint statement on the visit of President of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to the Kingdom and the shared areas the two countries aim to enhance cooperation in. On Tuesday, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received Lula at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. The … Read more

Saudi Arabia studies graphite, rare earths trading platform — minister

Business & Philanthropy Climate Forum to highlight all-inclusive approach for equitable climate solutions DUBAI: As global leaders converge on Dubai to attend the UN COP28 to discuss ways to mitigate the effects of climate change and strategies, there are calls for cross-border collaboration ensuring inclusivity to achieve common goals. To effectively highlight these aspects of … Read more

French warship hospital receives first Gaza wounded: minister

GAZA STRIP: A new group of Israeli hostages are due to be freed in exchange for Palestinian prisoners, as Israel and Hamas accused each other of violating an extended truce in their devastating seven-week war. The temporary cessation of hostilities and releases of captives have been hailed as a glimpse of hope in the conflict sparked … Read more

Baltic nations’ foreign ministers pull out of OSCE meeting over Russian foreign minister attendance

SAO PAULO: With an estimated 20 million people of Arab descent, Latin America has a number of institutions dedicated to the dissemination of Arab culture. They have been playing a central role in disseminating information and organizing protests throughout the Gaza conflict. The Palestinian cause is central to these cultural centers, not only because there … Read more

Berlin welcomes release of Gaza hostages, including two Germans: minister

DHAKA: Bangladesh is facing its worst dengue fever outbreak on record, with the annual death toll reaching 1,606, according to official figures released on Monday. Dengue is a recurrent health risk during the monsoon season, which normally runs from July to September. According to the Directorate General of Health Services, so far this year, more … Read more

Saudi defense minister, UK counterpart discuss Gaza situation

RIYADH: The World Energy Council has announced that the Saudi capital Riyadh will host the 27th World Energy Congress, which is set to take place in 2026 from Oct. 26-29. The congress is at the Riyadh Front Center, strategically located in the heart of the capital and at the center of one of the world’s … Read more

Saudi deputy minister meets Irish envoy

Saudi Deputy Minister for Political Affairs Ambassador Dr. Saud Al-Sati received Irish Ambassador to the Kingdom Gerry Cunningham in Riyadh on Thursday. The two sides discussed bilateral relations and developments of common concern. A day earlier, the minister met the executive director of Middle East relations at the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Martin Larose, … Read more

Turkiye extends LNG deal with Algeria for 3 years, says energy minister

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s National Debt Management Center has closed the November issuance of its riyal-denominated sukuk program, with a bid amount totaling SR2.66 billion ($710 million), representing a decline of 33.16 percent compared to October. The November issuance was divided into two tranches, with the first tranche valued at SR1.99 billion set to mature in … Read more

Pakistan court rules the prison trial of former Prime Minister Imran Khan is illegal

DHAKA: From children to the elderly, Bangladeshi citizens have been pooling their resources for people in Gaza in the wake of Israel’s attacks on the enclave, hoping their display of solidarity will show the Palestinians they are not alone. From the beginning of the Israeli onslaught in early October, the Bangladeshi government has repeatedly denounced … Read more