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Study of more than 10,000 people identifies a rare group with controlled HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo, suggesting additional research could uncover links between natural virus suppression and future treatments  Discovery is a result of Abbott’s continued virus hunting efforts, which also uncovered a new strain of HIV in 2019&... ... Read more
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia/March 3, 2021/ --IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that Fahad Alanazi has joined IBM as General Manager of IBM Saudi Arabia. “I am privileged to join IBM and lead its business in Saudi Arabia,” says Alanazi. “Technology is a core component of the Kingdom's Vision 2030. By leveraging IBM's hybrid clo... ... Read more
Listeners invited to hear from key individuals contributing to Saudi Arabia’s growing reputation as golf’s most dynamic market. 02 March, 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia:  Listeners interested in the rapid development of golf in Saudi Arabia can now get the inside track to its trailblazing plans via Golf Saudi’s brand-new podcast ... ... Read more
Changing Market Conditions and Strategic Priorities for the Sector to be Showcased During Regional Event. Riyadh, KSA, 2 March 2021 – Cisco’s Small Business Partner Summit is taking place virtually this week, outlining the importance and growth potential of the small business sector across the Middle East and Africa.Small businesse... ... Read more
AMAALA and Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Programming and Drones to work on joint initiatives related to drones, programming, and artificial intelligence Chief Executive Officer at AMAALA, John Pagano                       Chief Executive Officer of The Saudi Federation for Cybe... ... Read more
Following Saudi Arabia’s G20 Presidency last year, and ahead of COP26, the UN’s Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November, the British Embassy in Riyadh is asking all of society to make a change #TogetherForOurPlanetSaudi Arabia, Riyadh - 27 February 2021:   As we recover from COVID-19, it is critical that we build... ... Read more
This year marks a very special occasion for Tanagra, as the brand is all set to celebrate 40 years of being a successful unique destination for luxury lifestyle, art de vivre and decorative pieces in the GCC. Since its inception in 1981, Tanagra has made remarkable strides, achieving an outstanding level of excellence in transforming home décor int... ... Read more
United Arab Emirates -  February 25, 2021:   Leading detergent brands Tide and Ariel have announced plans today to donate one million washes to frontline workers in 54 public and private hospitals across Saudi Arabia before the end of March 2021. . As healthcare workers and first responders fight the pandemic, Tide and Ariel hav... ... Read more
Offering a range of health monitoring features, the HONOR Watch ES is the ideal health management companion RIYADH, KSA, 23 FEBRUARY:   Maintaining a healthy lifestyle comes with routine and balancing a healthy diet and fitness are common practice to achieve this goal. Enhanced digital monitoring can help users track their welln... ... Read more
• Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team visits NEOM ahead of the first ABB FIA Formula E World Championship race in Saudi Arabia. • Footage released today shows Stoffel Vandoorne driving the Mercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 02 along NEOM’s spectacular Magna Road ahead of the Diriyah E-Prix. • Stoffel Vandoorne is looking to build on a p... ... Read more
THE ULTIMATE ALL-IN-ONE PRODUCT FOR EVERYDAY USE. February 18, 2021:   MAKE UP FOR EVER is launching Matte Velvet Skin Concealer: a new generation of concealer, aka “foundcealer” in 22 shades. Launching on the 25th of February, it will become the newest addition to the Matte Velvet Skin range, providing a natural velvety matte... ... Read more
Defending Against Critical Threats Report identifies migration to remote working and evolution of ransomware as key contributors towards diverse criminal activityRiyadh, KSA, 17 February 2021 – Cisco has revealed the findings of its Defending Against Critical Threats Report, noting changes in criminal activity during 2020 and new methods of e... ... Read more
February 15, 2021:    Mouawad is proud to announce the continuation of its collaboration as an auction partner with IIX Foundation’s SHE IS MORE initiative, which in 2021 takes the theme SHE IS COURAGE to invite everyone to participate in mobilizing youth leaders, help struggling industries and empower women in order to build C... ... Read more
February 15, 2021:    Mouawad is proud to announce the continuation of its collaboration as an auction partner with IIX Foundation’s SHE IS MORE initiative, which in 2021 takes the theme SHE IS COURAGE to invite everyone to participate in mobilizing youth leaders, help struggling industries and empower women in order to build C... ... Read more
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PANDORA UNVEILS THE POWER OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY   In support of International Women’s Day this year, Pandora has partnered with award-winning sisterhood and female empowerment. Gender equality and women’s rights issues, has captured real stories of inspirational women that highlight the invaluable need for women to support each other to provide strength, resilience and sisterhoods mean for women at various life stages, and how these relationships help them grow and evolve. The groups of women include Creole Cuts, an collective of DJs and creatives celebrating the sounds of their Caribbean heritage; four generations of women from the same family united t ......read more

Study of more than 10,000 people identifies a rare group with controlled HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo, suggesting additional research could uncover links between natural virus suppression and future treatments  Discovery is a result of Abbott’s continued virus hunting efforts, which also uncovered a new strain of HIV in 2019  Abbott’s decades of work in global viral surveillance has advanced the understanding of HIV and allowed the company to quickly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with its diagnostic tests      March 04, 2021:   Abbott announced today that a team of scientists has found an unusually high number of ......read more

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia/March 3, 2021/ --IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that Fahad Alanazi has joined IBM as General Manager of IBM Saudi Arabia.  “I am privileged to join IBM and lead its business in Saudi Arabia,” says Alanazi. “Technology is a core component of the Kingdom's Vision 2030. By leveraging IBM's hybrid cloud and AI solutions, services and our ecosystem partners, IBM is positioned to accelerate our clients’ digital transformation journeys and support Saudi Arabia’s Vision.” “Alanazi is a highly respected transformational leader and brings strong knowledge and expertise of the Saudi market. I am confident that his perspe ......read more

Listeners invited to hear from key individuals contributing to Saudi Arabia’s growing reputation as golf’s most dynamic market 02 March, 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia:  Listeners interested in the rapid development of golf in Saudi Arabia can now get the inside track to its trailblazing plans via Golf Saudi’s brand-new podcast – Power of the Game. The series has been launched to explore the creation of new golf courses, efforts to bring new players into the game and shed light on Saudi Arabia’s sustainability in golf mission, and much more, as it seeks to establish the world’s most integrated golfing ecosystem.  The podcast series is hoste ......read more

New features and camera capabilities available to more Galaxy users as Samsung starts its One UI 3.1 update  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – March 2, 2021:  Today, Samsung Electronics announced the latest One UI 3.1 update is coming to the Galaxy S20 series (Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 FE) and Galaxy Note20 series (Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Note20 Ultra), in addition to the Galaxy Z Fold2 and Galaxy Z Flip series.  The update, which first launched with the Galaxy S21 series, brings select, new camera capabilities for capturing and editing incredible photos and videos and smart new features that enhance everyday life, so you can get even more out of ......read more

Changing Market Conditions and Strategic Priorities for the Sector to be Showcased During Regional Event Riyadh, KSA, 2 March 2021 – Cisco’s Small Business Partner Summit is taking place virtually this week, outlining the importance and growth potential of the small business sector across the Middle East and Africa. Small businesses account for 44% of all IT spending and continue to outpace traditional enterprise growth. On Tuesday 2nd March, summit attendees will be provided with insights into Cisco Designed – a tailor-made portfolio which delivers simple, secure and flexible products, available at competitive price points to help small businesses to thrive.&n ......read more

AMAALA and Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Programming and Drones to work on joint initiatives related to drones, programming, and artificial intelligence   Chief Executive Officer at AMAALA, John Pagano                        Chief Executive Officer of The Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones, Muteb Alqany   March 01, 2021:   AMAALA, the ultra-luxury development located along Saudi Arabia’s north western coast, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Programming and Drones (SAFCSP). The signing will pave the way ......read more

Following Saudi Arabia’s G20 Presidency last year, and ahead of COP26, the UN’s Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November, the British Embassy in Riyadh is asking all of society to make a change #TogetherForOurPlanet Saudi Arabia, Riyadh - 27 February 2021:   As we recover from COVID-19, it is critical that we build back greener and more resilient, protecting the environment for future generations. Our world continues to get hotter, and climate change is a challenge for all. It is crucial that all countries and people take action to safeguard our planet. Today, the British Embassy in Riyadh launched the #TogetherForOurPlanet ãÚÇð_áÃÌá_ßæßÈäÇ# campaign, ......read more

This year marks a very special occasion for Tanagra, as the brand is all set to celebrate 40 years of being a successful unique destination for luxury lifestyle, art de vivre and decorative pieces in the GCC. Since its inception in 1981, Tanagra has made remarkable strides, achieving an outstanding level of excellence in transforming home décor into a journey of self-expression. Tanagra is proud to offer the most luxurious and contemporary lifestyle brands to suit everyone’s exceptional taste.   To add sparkle to the occasion, Tanagra has joined forces with its renowned brands including Baccarat, Bernardaud, Daum and Lalique, to create exclusive pieces reflecting the &ldqu ......read more

United Arab Emirates -  February 25, 2021:   Leading detergent brands Tide and Ariel have announced plans today to donate one million washes to frontline workers in 54 public and private hospitals across Saudi Arabia before the end of March 2021.  As healthcare workers and first responders fight the pandemic, Tide and Ariel have launched  their COVID-19 relief campaigns: Tide’s “Protect the Protectors” and Ariel's “Tough for the Toughest”  to supply frontliners and their families across the kingdom with their innovative anti-bacterial fabric-care products that ensure thorough cleaning from all dimensions, eliminating dirt a ......read more

Offering a range of health monitoring features, the HONOR Watch ES is the ideal health management companion   RIYADH, KSA, 23 FEBRUARY:   Maintaining a healthy lifestyle comes with routine and balancing a healthy diet and fitness are common practice to achieve this goal. Enhanced digital monitoring can help users track their wellness journey and address common barriers to health such as poor sleep and stress. Introducing a wearable that can monitor these aspects and provide recommendations can help people manage their health. With the help of advanced health and wellness technologies, the HONOR Watch ES supports a slew of health features. Unlike other smartwatches w ......read more

• Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team visits NEOM ahead of the first ABB FIA Formula E World Championship race in Saudi Arabia.   • Footage released today shows Stoffel Vandoorne driving the Mercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 02 along NEOM’s spectacular Magna Road ahead of the Diriyah E-Prix.   • Stoffel Vandoorne is looking to build on a positive 2019/20 season finishing second place in the drivers’ championship.   Saudi, February 22, 2021: The Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team has taken to the scenic roads of NEOM, ahead of the start of the sport’s first FIA World Championship season in Saudi Arabia.   Impressive footage released today sho ......read more

THE ULTIMATE ALL-IN-ONE PRODUCT FOR EVERYDAY USE February 18, 2021:   MAKE UP FOR EVER is launching Matte Velvet Skin Concealer: a new generation of concealer, aka “foundcealer” in 22 shades. Launching on the 25th of February, it will become the newest addition to the Matte Velvet Skin range, providing a natural velvety matte finish, while leveraging full comfortable coverage, and waterproof 24-hour wear. MATTE VELVET SKIN CONCEALER Co-created with professional makeup artists, this new matte and high-coverage concealer is a genius multi-tasker specifically designed to correct and conceal all areas of the face, no matter what. Its 24HR long-lasting and flexible ......read more

Defending Against Critical Threats Report identifies migration to remote working and evolution of ransomware as key contributors towards diverse criminal activity Riyadh, KSA, 17 February 2021 – Cisco has revealed the findings of its Defending Against Critical Threats Report, noting changes in criminal activity during 2020 and new methods of exploitation, arising as a result of the pandemic. During a year in which transitioning to digital infrastructures became essential for all, Cisco explores the ongoing complexity and evolution of cyber threats, to inform organizations and empower stronger decision-making.  Increased Vulnerabilities with Remote Working Cisco U ......read more

February 15, 2021:    Mouawad is proud to announce the continuation of its collaboration as an auction partner with IIX Foundation’s SHE IS MORE initiative, which in 2021 takes the theme SHE IS COURAGE to invite everyone to participate in mobilizing youth leaders, help struggling industries and empower women in order to build COVID-resilient communities. The partnership is a reflection of Mouawad’s values to support women’s empowerment and uniting to create a better world. Mouawad believes in celebrating women for their strength, power and courage, knowing that not only are they the ones that nurture us throughout our lives but also they are the key driver ......read more

Endorsed by Saudi Cloud Computing Association, World Cloud Show is gearing up to virtually connect the most influential voices in the Saudi's cloud space this March. Notable speakers include the likes of Fahad A Alhamed, Dr Fatmah Ba Othman, Badar Khan & more. Saudi Arabia, Feb 14, 2021:   Having hosted multiple high-level conferences across the globe, World Cloud Show (WCS) has established itself as the one of the world's biggest and elite cloud show series. While it has proven itself as the quintessential cloud event, World Cloud Show has a reputation of getting global experts, investors, and cloud entrepreneurs all under one roof consistently, edition after e ......read more

• Ericsson Operations Engine, a data-driven and proactive managed services operating model, will elevate stc's capabilities to drive efficiencies, accelerate innovation and enhance customer experience • New capabilities and components include Advanced Data Analytics, AI and Automation • The deal includes operations of stc's 5G network     Saudi Telecom Company (stc) has selected Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) as its managed services provider in Saudi Arabia. As part of the agreement, Ericsson will deploy Ericsson Operations Engine to strengthen stc's network operations with the latest technology solutions to transform operations to a predictive an ......read more

February 11, 2021:  Galentine’s Day is all about celebrating your circle of friends. Show your BFFs that you know and love them with Pandora Me styles that reflect their uniqueness. Need ideas? Take a cue from Millie Bobby Brown, who reveals which pieces she’ll be gifting to her besties this Galentine’s Day. From bold bracelets and necklaces to sleek, sparkling Micro Dangle Charms, the Pandora Me collection is full of styles that can be tailored to any personality. Whether a reminder of an inside joke or a favourite shared memory, these playful symbolic designs will show your best gals your love. ...read more

Saudi – February 10, 2021: SaudiGamer.com, a leading platform for gaming and esports has just been acquired by the internationally renowned gaming experts Webedia Esports Agency through its local arm Webedia Arabia Group based in KSA, UAE, and Lebanon.    As the 19th biggest gaming market in the world, with a revenue topping $1.09 Billion and growth of 41.1% year-on-year with more than 21.1 Million gamers*, Saudi Arabia is setting a new precedent in the gaming and esports industry.   Building on its fame, Webedia Arabia Group’s involvement will strengthen SaudiGamer.com and its social channels to establish it as the premium hub for gamers. Additionally, ......read more

 Targeted US$ 300 Million Shari’ah Credit Opportunities Fund to Invest in Saudi Arabia, UAE and Select MENA Countries    Riyadh, KSA – 10 February 2021:  NBK Capital Partners has announced the successful first closing of a targeted US$ 300 million Shari’ah credit fund anchored by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and other institutional investors.    NBK Capital Partners employs a pioneering strategy for flexible, long-term direct lending launched in the wake of the global financial crisis to meet the financing needs of mid-sized firms unable to secure attractive financing terms. The new fund will provide flexible capital ......read more

- Precautionary measures were taken throughout the tournament to mitigate the ongoing threat of Covid-19 - KAEC, Saudi Arabia (10 February, 2021): Dustin Johnson was crowned the champion for the second time on Sunday to conclude the third edition of the Saudi International powered by Softbank Investment Advisers. Upon conclusion of the tournament, Golf Saudi further recognised the efforts of all involved to deliver the tournament during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Together with the Ministries of Health, Sports and Interior, the General Authority of Civil Aviation and the independent medical consultants, Covid-19 precautionary measures were implemented to ensure the safety of al ......read more

February 10, 2021:   Despite the challenges last year brought, there is a bright side. As part of Pandora’s journey to explore what love means in today’s world, the jewellery brand is unveiling the positive impact the events of 2020 have had on love and relationships around the world, affecting how we talk, care and connect with our loved ones. A global survey from 11 countries found 2020 has had a positive impact on different types of relationships in people’s lives, and 70% believe relationships are more important than ever before. Over half of this group (52%) said that connections with people were a source of joy during turbulent times, which was even more ......read more

The MoU will foster collaboration opportunities in the shape of training programs, the exchange of knowledge and expertise, and the advancement of medical academia and clinical research. February 10, 2021:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with King Fahad Specialist Hospital (KFSH-D), Dammam, KSA. Under the patronage of Dr Abdulaziz Al Ghamdi, Chief Executive Officer of the First Health Cluster in Eastern Region, KSA; SEHA’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Gareth Goodier, and the Chief Executive Officer of King Fahad Specialist Hospital-Dammam, Mr. Omar Sharif, remo ......read more

“I’ll keep it forever!” Saudi schoolboys’ joy after golf hero Bryson DeChambeau gifts them his iconic flat cap after final round of the Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers   • Young golfers followed the big-hitting US superstar around Royal Greens • Gifted them signed ball and his famous hat upon completing final round • World #1 Dustin Johnson won the European Tour event for the second time   9 February 2020, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Two young Saudis had a day they will never forget at the 2021 Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers after their golf hero Bryson DeChambeau gifted them ......read more

• Siemens Energy to supply 21 high-efficiency compressor trains for expanding Marjan oil and gas field in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).  • The project reinforces commitment to society and Saudi Aramco’s In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) program.   Saudi - February 09, 2021:  Siemens Energy was selected to supply new electric motor driven compressors for Saudi Aramco’s Tanajib  Plant facilities. The company received the order from the Spanish engineering and construction company, Técnicas Reunidas, who was awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for the Marjan Onshore Packages 9 and 11 project last yea ......read more

New National Sustainability Strategy strand will see opportunities ‘fly’ for the domestic population 08, February 2020: Proof of golf’s growing impact on the people of Saudi Arabia was revealed following the conclusion of thes third Saudi International powered by Softbank Investment Advisers, as Golf Saudi announced a number of new programmes connected to The Social Agenda, part of the newly-launched National Sustainability Strategy (NSS).  Unveiled during the Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by Public Investment Fund in November 2020, the NSS was conceived with three pillars, giving particular focus to the enrichment of Saudi’s Environment (Th ......read more

• Public-private partnership aims to incorporate Artificial Intelligence (AI) into Saudi Arabia’s healthcare system in line with the Kingdom’s ‘Vision 2030’ healthcare goals • AI Knowledge Hub and AI Lab to develop local talent through knowledge exchange and training  • Philips’ best-in-class AI-enabled healthcare solutions will improve performance and productivity, and help deliver better healthcare to Saudi Arabia’s citizens   Riyadh, KSA —  The Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) today announced it has partnered with Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, to further suppo ......read more

Hotel launches “It’s time to travel” campaign February 04, 2021:  Shaza Makkah, the 5-Star hotel among the first in line hotels in Jabal AlKa’bah to Al Masjid Al Haram, is gearing up to receive the Umra pilgrims as the Kingdom eases travel restrictions.  The lovely winter weather is also attracting local travellers within the Kingdom, seeking to enjoy the great scenery and heritage provided by the city of Makkah. Inspired by the classic Silk Route heritage, Shaza Makkah combines true middle eastern hospitality with the sophisticated designs that evoke wonder, artistry, the beauty of shapes, and colours, making it the perfect luxury escape, in i ......read more

February 04, 2021:   Make this Valentine’s day unforgettable with exclusive AIGNER timepiece and jewellery set. Permeated with beauty, Charisma and elegance, the swiss-made pieces are nothing less than perfection. A beautifully designer mother of pearl dial in the iconic horseshoe shape comes with a charming red heart housed within the gold plated case. The spectacular timepiece is matched by an equally riveting jewellery set in gold and stainless steel combination with crystals studded on the ‘A’ logo with a dangling heart is as special as your love. Available at AIGNER boutiques and other leading retailers in UAE. ...read more

4 February 2020, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia:  The 2021 Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers – the Kingdom’s leading global golf tournament – tees-off in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) today, bringing the sport’s biggest and best names back to the Red Sea coast for another four days of thrilling golf.   This is the third year of the European Tour event, which has $3.5million in prize money up for grabs and is the final leg of the Tour’s season-opening ‘Desert Swing’.   While the pandemic means the tournament will be held without any fans, it is still expected to be one of the biggest Saudi sporting broad ......read more

• Unprecedented eight consecutive victories for Land Cruiser in Dakar Rally  • Auto Body’s Land Cruisers secured a 1-2 victory in the Production Car category  • GAZOO Racing’s Hilux claimed second place in the Four-Wheel Drive category    2 February 2021: Toyota has proved once again the capabilities of its vehicles on all terrains, and harsh climatic conditions, with a spectacular performance at the world’s most extreme motorsports event, the Dakar Rally. Toyota’s iconic Land Cruiser continued to dominate the Production Car category, with the Toyota Auto Body team claiming a spectacular one-two victory. Akira Miura and L ......read more

February 2, 2021:  Ahead of the 2021 Saudi International powered by Softbank Investment Advisers, Saudi Arabia National Team coach Jamie McConnell gives exclusive insight into the preparations and form of the three leading Saudi Arabian players competing at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club from Thursday’s European Tour event  Saud Alsharif Form  “Saud played the most competitive golf in 2020 out of the three before the first lockdown hit. He won the Amateur prize in Bahrain on the MENA Tour, shooting a phenomenal 66 and also got into a playoff later on in the year in the Bahrain Amateur. It’s been really difficult coaching wise for all the National ......read more

The new fragrances for her and for him “Born in Roma is a dream that never dies.” Pierpaolo Piccioli In Roma, daylight hits the streets. The sun advances across the cityscape. Memories of the night become another new beginning. Imaginations of our past inspire dreams of tomorrow. Bathed in yellow light, the eternal city stirs. Yellow an emblematic color of Roma Roma’s most emblematic color alongside red, yellow’s story is woven in the very fabric of this city. And today, in Piazza Mignanelli, inside the Roman Couture house of Maison Valentino, where Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli applies his color mastery to reinvent yellow into breathtaking Cou ......read more

Riyadh, Saudi February 01, 2021:  Users from Saudi Arabia can rejoice as AGOOL by Hala Yalla - Saudi’s very own chat and messenger app -  is out in beta, and available for download on iOS and Android. The Saudi startup is looking to disrupt a field dominated by giants like Whatsapp and WeChat.  Instant messaging on apps has become a way of life for most of us in the Kingdom, as it provides immediate time and access to people we want to talk to, no matter where they are in the world. AGOOL creates this ultimate social network experience with its fast, detailed, and advanced features such as voice calls and personal chats, all with customizable settings.  Built ......read more

24-year-old will play against the biggest names in golf in KAEC this weekend, but admits he enjoys nothing more than time on the course with his family Saudi  - February 01, 2021:   For any elite level sportsperson, having the opportunity to play against the world’s best players – many of whom are your own heroes – is the stuff of dreams: memories to last a lifetime. For Saudi Arabian golfer Faisal Salhab, that dream came true last year, and will again this week when he tees-off in the third annual Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers. The four-day tournament will pit him against a who’s-who of world golf, including the like ......read more

Golf Saudi continues to support the development of Saudi nationals within the golf industry 27 January, 2021 - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Golf Saudi is delighted to announce the news of Abdullah Kamakhi’s acceptance into the European Institute of Golf Course Architects, positioning him to become Saudi Arabia’s first golf course architect. The European Institute of Golf Course Architects represents some of the world’s most qualified golf course architects. Members of the EIGCA have shown through their skill, experience and training that they are able to design and oversee the construction of golf courses to the highest standards. From a young age Abdullah has been ......read more

JLL releases KSA 2020 Year in Review Report Riyadh, KSA, 27 January 2021 – While much of 2020 was prioritizing the response to COVID-19, Saudi Arabia remained focused on growth and stability, long-term economic sustainability, diversification and an enhanced quality of life for its people, according to JLL’s KSA 2020 Year in Review report released today.  This was especially evident in the SAR 990 billion (USD 264 billion) budget for 2021, which emphasized health and social development, as well as education spending, with each allocated SAR 186 billion and SAR 175 billion respectively “Even though there are sectors in KSA’s property market which rem ......read more

January 26, 2021:   Everyone deserves to feel loved on Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s for a lover, friend, family member or yourself, a thoughtful gesture or sparkling surprise might seem small, but can mean so much.   Pandora’s latest study* on how we express and celebrate our love found that around 50 percent of participants feel loved when their significant other shows that they are thinking of them and remembers special occasions like Valentine’s Day. Artfully blending thoughtful sentiment and iconic style, Pandora’s new Valentine’s pieces combine expert design and advanced craftsmanship techniques to achieve innovative element ......read more

January 26, 2021:  Inspired by the dunhill man's spirit of adventure, ICON RACING was launched in 2018. The ICON RACING man enjoys a casual, yet sophisticated lifestyle and takes pleasure in spending weekends revelling in the freedom of the open road. Now, the journey that inspired the creation of dunhill ICON RACING continues with the addition of two new distinctive fragrances. Introducing dunhill ICON RACING SPORT, a fragrance collection inspired by the love of fast cars and a passion for driving. ICON RACING - RED EDITION ICON RACING RED EDITION is for the man who is here for a great time, not a long time. He is the ultimate thrill seeker, driving fast is an adrenaline ......read more

Pampers Night range includes the softest diapers with trusted leakage performance for overnight protection.   January 25, 2021:   Sleep is crucial for babies’ development and well-being. A tried & true and most importantly trusted brand by parents for decades, Pampers just released a new line of diapers with superior overnight dryness to provide skin comfort with leak protection so your baby can enjoy uninterrupted sleep time. Pamper night is the first diaper in the region specially designed with enhanced sleeping layer for all around Nighttime Wetness Protection. It’s super-absorbent German technology pulls wetness and mess away from baby’s sk ......read more

Saudi -  January 24, 2021:   As a long supporter of creative talent and artistic expression, Pepsi® is proud to collaborate with the Arab world’s renowned singer, Hussain Al Jassmi. The partnership will see the launch of a new song called ‘Hay Hal Sot’ composed by the talented singer himself and written by Saudi Arabia’s leading poet and literary icon, Prince Badr Bin Abdul Mohsin.    Music has always been a powerful cultural indicator, the song called ‘Hay Hal Sot’ is an ode to the Kingdom – its beauty, bountiful nature, traditions and the unconditional love of its people. “Hay Hal Sot” is a celebration of ......read more

New cloud environment enables digital solutions as a service, in a cloud-based subscription model RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, January 24, 2021 – IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Go Smart Solutions, a software development company in Saudi Arabia, has selected IBM Cloud to transform its operations. The transition also aims to help Go Smart Solutions’ customers accelerate their digital transformation and expedite their hybrid cloud strategies. Founded in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Go Smart Solutions serves customers locally as well as in the UAE, Lebanon and the United Kingdom. As part of its transformation strategy, the company recently migrated its production environment to IBM' ......read more

The travel and tourism industry has been severely affected by COVID-19. As soon as the WHO declared it as a pandemic, the countries around the world started closing borders and inducing transport limitations. However, things are getting better now as “Dubai” the world’s sought-after destination for tourists started welcoming holiday-makers from July 7 following the successful management of the Covid-19 pandemic and Dubai’s efforts to revive the sector by reopening tourism facilities including hotels and airports, as well as the resumption of flights. As the travel & tourism sector is gradually reviving Small travel & tourism business will need to make so ......read more

Strong list of partners gather in support of third edition; SoftBank Investment Advisers, Ministry of Sport, Public Investment Fund, Aramco, King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC),  SAMBA,  Saudia,  Invest Saudi, Sky Prime, GIB, STC, Rolex, Saudi Cargo, Saddik & Mohamed Attar, UMA Premium,  Mix FM,  Nova, Adidas, Al Laith, Luxury Carts, Reza Hygiene and Royal Greens Golf & Country Club. 19 January 2021:  Five-time PGA Tour winner Kevin Na, who won the PGA Tour’s Sony Open in Hawaii on Sunday, is the latest American star to enter the 2021 Saudi International powered by Softbank Investment Advisers, Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, 4 &ndas ......read more

Agency’s 11th Assembly brings almost 2000 participants including 70 Ministers together virtually to set the course for a year of critical energy discussions 19 January 2021 – The International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) Eleventh Assembly started today (Monday) and takes place virtually setting the course for a critical year of global commitments to low-carbon development. With the postponed COP26 set to take place later this year, 2021 is seen as an important moment for countries to raise climate mitigation ambition including renewable energy deployment, to align economic recovery efforts with the goals of the Paris Agreement.   “The COVID-19 p ......read more

January 19, 2021:   Let’s be honest, this past year didn’t give you the chance to wear much make-up, so forget 2020, but don’t forget about yourself – let’s begin a new year with a new you. Whether you’re working from home or enjoying a day out with your girls, don’t let the pandemic stall you from feeling glamorous all the time with your daily dose of make-up.  Introducing essence HELLO, GOOD STUFF! a vegan and strictly natural collection created under the motto “Clean Beauty” *. The range includes products that are made of at least 90% natural ingredients and does not contain any microplastic particles, parabens, PEGs ......read more

Majed Al Sorour, CEO of Golf Saudi also confirmed preparations for February’s Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers are now complete Saudi - January 18, 2021:   Ahead of the third edition of the Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers, Golf Saudi CEO Majed Al Sorour has hailed the revolutionary launch of The Line — a 170-kilometer, zero-carbon, urban-development project, which will see several hyper-connected communities incorporated into one city, becoming the Kingdom’s most ambitious project to date. Commenting on the project Al Sorour said: “His Royal Highness, the Crown Prince, Mohammed Bin Salman& ......read more

• The pandemic and progressive IT companies have accelerated demand for remote working • ‘On the go’ bleisure stays increasingly popular with Gen Z singletons, white collar millennials and other digital nomads    January 18, 2021:    Hotels throughout the Middle East region are preparing to capitalise on the pent-up global demand for workations, driven in the main by the social restrictions imposed by governments across the world over the past ten months.   According to research conducted as well as commissioned by Reed Travel Exhibitions, the organiser of Arabian Travel Market (ATM), many travel experts are expecting a surge in w ......read more

January 18, 2021:    Herbal Essences, owned by the conglomerate Procter & Gamble, is venturing further into the trend for plant-based beauty products with the introduction of a new “Potent Aloe Vera” sulfate-free line. The collection, whose star ingredient is Aloe Vera has been sustainably and responsibly harvested from Mexico, and authenticated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, one of the world’s leading botanical institutions with more than 260 years of experience in plant science. Herbal Essences is the first-ever and only global hair care brand to have its botanicals endorsed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew as well as being certified by PETA. The n ......read more

Signing continues accelerated growth of the Holiday Inn brand across Saudi Arabia  Al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January, 17, 2021:  IHG® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a Management Agreement with Saleh Alsalamah and Partner Companies, to open Holiday Inn Jeddah Corniche. Having signed Holiday Inn Riyadh Al Malaz last year with the same partner, this latest development is part of IHG’s dedicated efforts to increase its midscale portfolio in the region. Once completed, Holiday Inn Jeddah Corniche will be IHG’s third Holiday Inn hotel in Jeddah, joining Holiday Inn Jeddah Gateway and Holiday Inn Jeddah – Al Sala ......read more

January 17, 2021:   Ogilvy announced today that James Nicholas Kinney has been appointed Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer and Chief People Officer for North America.  In North America, James will oversee all aspects of talent management, recruitment, learning & development, and wellbeing working with Jag Dhanji, who was recently appointed Global Chief People Officer, and Devika Bulchandani, who is joining the company as CEO of Ogilvy North America.  As Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer he will partner with leaders across the company’s global network to develop and evolve practices, policies, and programs to ensure ......read more

 SRS-RA5000 and SRS-RA3000   • Ambient room-filling sound with Immersive Audio Enhancement and 360 Reality Audio • Sound calibration providing effortless adjustment for optimum audio performance • Smart and easy operation for seamless music enjoyment     16 January 2021 – Sony today announced the SRS-RA5000 and SRS-RA3000, its latest premium wireless speakers. Equipped with Sony’s unique spatial sound technologies and packed with smart features, the speakers fill your room with your favorite background music. The ambient room-filling sound creates a calm atmosphere, allowing you to relax as if you were at your favorit ......read more

January 16, 2021:   At MAKE UP FOR EVER, we believe that the first unavoidable step for a perfect complexion is a great PRIMER. We have developed STEP1 PRIMERS, hand in hand with our makeup up artists, creating the most inclusive range of primers creating a new wide range for any skin types any skin tone, all day long...  Our new 24H long-lasting range of primers allows you to create your own routine between 9 skin and color correcting primers, the first step to embracing your individuality and boosting your confidence.    ALL-DAY PERFORMANCE FOR EVERY SKIN The all-inclusive range features 9 primers which instantly correct the most common skin concerns fo ......read more

The World Gold Council has released its Gold Outlook 2021 as well as its ETF Flows report for December (and the full year 2020).   The 2021 Outlook envisages another well supported year for gold investment (after finishing 2020 up 24%), while consumption should benefit from the nascent economic recovery, especially in emerging markets.    The report includes analysis based on the WGC's gold valuation tool Qaurum which suggests gold's performance may be boosted further by the prolonged low interest rate environment which all but removes the opportunity cost of investing in gold.  Pulling from his work on World Gold Council’s newly released 2021 ......read more

• Hyundai earns two accolades with the Palisade awarded ‘Best Family SUV’ and the Sonata securing first place in ‘Best Sedan’ category.   Saudi, 13 January 2021:  Hyundai Motor Company has won two coveted accolades at the PR Arabia National Auto Awards with its 2020 Palisade and Sonata models being named the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s best vehicles in their respective categories.    Voted by more than 150,000 people in the Kingdom, the Palisade model was named the ‘Best Family SUV’ while the Sonata won first place in the ‘Best Sedan’ category in the eighth edition of the Awards.   The Palisad ......read more

● Full face Rain spray which covers the whole body  ● 250 mm diameter in round or square design  ● Sustainable enjoyment thanks to the water-saving GROHE EcoJoy technology   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 January 2021:  Gentle, delicate droplets of water caress the skin and cover it completely: GROHE’s new Tempesta 250 head shower now ensures a warm summer rain in your own shower – even in winter. Relax under its full face Rain spray and generous diameter of 250 mm, confident that your luxurious shower is also eco-friendly, thanks to the water-saving EcoJoy function. The technology limits the flow of water to a sustainable 9.5 li ......read more

• Schneider Electric unveils new sustainable energy products at CES 2021, focuses beyond smart to resilient and sustainable Homes • The leader in digital transformation of energy management evolves smart home technology to focus on efficiency, resilience and sustainability • New solutions bring enhanced safety and control while delivering sustainable energy management choices directly to homeowners   13 January 2021:  Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced at CES 2021 the expansion of their Wiser smart home ecosystem, furthering discussion around the Smart and Sustainable Home ......read more

Samsung enhances the home experience with products like Samsung Bespoke 4-Door Flex,  110-inch MICRO LED, and JetBot 90 AI+. Continuing sustainability efforts, Samsung announces Galaxy Upcycling at Home  and expansion of eco-packaging for TV products in 2021   January 12, 2021:  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. shared its vision for the future at the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The company introduced new products at its virtual press conference, showing how it’s continuing to innovate by creating solutions that are flexible, intelligently connected, and use AI to understand context to make daily life seamless.        ......read more

Canon EMEA expands Ambassador Programme to over 100 leading international photographers and filmmakers including, Jorge Ferrari (UAE), Tasneem Alsultan (KSA) and Muhammed Muheisen (Jordan)        Originally launched in 2008, the pioneering initiative brings together some of the world’s best photographers and videographers from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to collaborate with Canon and share its passion for visual storytelling.   12th January 2021:   In 2020, Canon EMEA expands its world-renowned Ambassador Programme with 59 new professionals joining the ranks. The first of its kind, the Canon EMEA Ambassador ......read more

January 12, 2021:  Team WakeShare from The University of Queensland, Australia, announced as the winners of the 2020 Ericsson Innovation Awards with novel fuel-efficient shipping solution. Entries from University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, and Stanford University, US, take second- and third place respectively. Information and communications technology (ICT) solutions, such as the Internet, wireless networks, cell phones, and other communication mediums, have a potential to reduce the global greenhouse gas emissions by up to 15 percent by 2030. Ahead of a critical decade of sustainability action, the 2020 Ericsson Innovation Awards challenged a new generation of innovators to fin ......read more

NEW AND LIMITED-EDITION PRODUCTS THAT WILL ADD SPARKLE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON   January 12, 2021:    MAKE UP FOR EVER is launching products to add extra sparkle to the end of the year and festive season. MAKE UP FOR EVER has upgraded their holiday offer with this exciting launch which includes brand-new ROUGE ARTIST SPARKLE LIPSTICK in five gem-stone shades, gorgeous LIMITED-EDITION PACKAGING of the best sellers, and must-have LIMITED-EDITION BRUSHES in the SPARKLE KIT. Indulge in this black collection loaded with silver sparkles and discover these 5 inestimable treasures.  STAR PRODUCT: ROUGE ARTIST SPARKLE LIPSTICK This lipstick contains the well-loved formula ......read more

Bridgestone will return to CES 2021, held virtually this year on Jan. 11-14, 2021. Bridgestone World interactive virtual city will allow users to explore the company’s advanced solutions and data-driven mobility services. Live and on-demand showcases will examine how the company is using smart tire technology, advanced data analytics and new business models to put tires at the center of a more sustainable mobility system. January 11, 2021 – Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone), a global company focused on delivering sustainable mobility and advanced solutions to customers around the world, announced it will return to CES 2021, held virtually this year on Jan. 11-14, ......read more

January 11, 2021:    The New Year brings a chance to turn the page and reinvent ourselves, inside and out. That fresh energy inspired the new designs joining the Pandora Colours collection, including statement rings, earrings, charms, bracelets and pendants in a full spectrum of vivid hues. Ranging from bold, prismatic charms to sleek solitaire rings featuring bright, sparkling stones, the new pieces invite countless styling combinations.  Stack, play and curate unique looks for every mood, day and occasion. “We want to take our consumer on a journey through the colour wheel, allowing them to explore a range of shades as beautifully diverse as they are,” sa ......read more

January 07, 2021:   The AIGNER Haute Couture is one of the most celebrated jewellery collections from the AIGNER universe. Exclusive, exceptional, and exquisitely detailed, the handpicked collection is designed for the AIGNER connoisseur, who appreciates the intricacies and the design prowess.  This year, the collection travels to the heart of Italy to discover motifs that tell a poignant story of love, truth, and absolute beauty.      Chiara and other Haute Couture jewellery collections are now available at AIGNER boutiques and select luxury outlets across the Middle East.  ...read more

United Arab Emirates -  January 07, 2021:  At the start of a new year, WWE’s Titus O’Neill has been reflecting on his previous trips to Saudi Arabia - and he hopes to return in 2021. O’Neill was a part of WWE’s first-ever live event in KSA, Super Showdown in Jeddah, which took place in 2019. During that particular event, O’Neill made headlines after tripping and sliding under the ring as he was about to enter the 50-man Battle Royal. “My main memory from our visits to Saudi is the Greatest Royal Rumble, and sliding under the ring,” he laughs. “Thankfully there was nothing under the ring. Normally there’s a b ......read more

January 07, 2021:   Parmigiani Fleurier continues to showcase its dedication to métiers d’art and high watchmaking with the launch of the Tonda Reine de Mai collection. Inspired by the bucolic landscape in Switzerland surrounding its manufactures and the flowers found there, it combines Parmigiani Fleurier’s commitment to in-house manufacturing, fine finishing, and artistry. Nature and the beauty of the golden ratio are enduring sources of inspiration, and the Manufacture uses a wide array of artistic techniques to bring them to life in this release, including hand-chiseling, hand-diamond-setting, hand-polishing, hand-sandblasting, and marquetry. Th ......read more

• The latest Step Together program will challenge adults across the country to walk or run a half marathon, with a children’s challenge set at 10 km encouraging the benefits of increased fitness and health • The Step Together series was launched in July 2020, and has seen thousands of people cover tens of thousands of kilometers • Working closely with the Quality of Life program, the Saudi Sport for All Federation seeks to increasing physical activity levels across the population to 40% by 2030   (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) January 6, 2021 - The Saudi Sports for All Federation (SFA) is encouraging people across the Kingdom to start 2021 on the right foot with ......read more

Discounted rates and unique guests’ experience      Saudi – January 6th, 2021:  Shaza Riyadh, the contemporary luxury 5-star hotel residence situated next to the iconic Al Rajhi Grand Mosque at the heart of Riyadh city, has unveiled its exclusive staycation offer. Aiming to create mesmerising memories and bringing joy to families, the new package marks the beginning of a new year.   The “It’s Time” offer, rewards guests with 25% off on room rates and 20% off on dining and spa for bookings with 2 nights and above. Valid for stays from January 5th to March 31st, 2021, the new staycation package also offers free dining experien ......read more

From a greater adoption of sensors to a password-less future and closing the digital divide, 2021 will accelerate technologies that allow for more agility, resilience, and innovation 06  January 2021:  Cisco has revealed the top tech trends for 2021 and beyond with technologies that enable businesses to be more agile, resilient, and better prepared for unexpected challenges coming to the fore. In 2020, the arrival of future digital transformation occurred far faster than expected and research from Cisco expects this trend to continue during 2021. “As the pandemic unfolded, we worked with our customers to move from business continuity to business agility. We also helped ......read more

January 04, 2021:   Offering the residents of KSA the perfect New Year’s escape, The Ascott Limited welcomes family and friends to a luxurious retreat at Ascott Corniche Al Khobar. Part of the brand’s prestigious portfolio, the property is locally popular for its exclusive serviced apartments and recreational facilities that include a swimming pool, gymnasium, restaurant, guest lounge and business facilities. Offering studios, one-, two-, and three-bedrooms, the serviced property is located steps away from the picturesque and tranquil corniche. Guests are welcome to step into Ascott Corniche Al Khobar for a pampering stay and step out for a calm stroll along the serene ......read more

- Danube store opened at Fayfa Avenue in Jeddah; BinDawood Holding’s portfolio grows to 74 stores - State-of-the-art supermarket comprising Danube Star Bakery, Meat, Fresh Fruit sections and non-food items   Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - 30 December 2020:   BinDawood Holding Co. (Tadawul: 4161 and the “Company”), one of the leading grocery retail operators of hypermarkets and supermarkets in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (‘KSA’), announced the opening of a new Danube store in Jeddah located in Fayfa Avenue on Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Street (Previously known as Tahlia). The launch of this store marks Danube’s expansion to 47 locati ......read more

• The ride-sharing company and local non-profit have provided over 10,000 free trips to beneficiaries in 2020   Riyadh, December 29, 2020:  Global technology giant Uber and Saudi-based non-profit Al Nahda continue to work towards empowering more women in the Kingdom. Uber has provided Al Nahda beneficiaries with over 10,000 free trips this year alone, helping women move around their communities throughout much of the pandemic. The trips have allowed women to commute safely and comfortably, at a time when mobility has been severely impacted, facilitating greater flexibility and independence.      “The free trips provided by Uber and Al Nahda hav ......read more

“Fun, energetic, a sense of freedom.”  December 29, 2020:   For Peggy Gou, this applies as much to her latest Kirin collection as to the raves and festivals where she DJs.  This season, these two worlds merge into one as Krave. The result: coordinated, graphic looks that play out with euphoric expression, self-affirming character and irreverent ease.  Fast-paced days that blur together; ceaseless flights around the world; nights that pulse with sound and light—these are the real-life inspirations behind this collection’s dancing people motifs, the colour-blocked tracksuits and the effortless shirts and dresses. The oversized fits of ......read more

New HONOR Smartphones Designed for Ultimate User Experience RIYADH, KSA, DECEMBER 29:  HONOR continuously raises the bar for smart devices, striving to bring the best cutting-edge technology to young consumers across the world. By creating an intelligent new world for Gen Z that is connected, innovative and open minded, HONOR has created a smart ecosystem for digital lifestyles. The heart of this intelligence will always remain the smartphone, the companion of the tech-native generation.  By prioritizing features that adhere to mobile fanatics, HONOR has created the must-have smartphone devices with the HONOR 9X Pro and the newly released HONOR 10X Lite. The devices are ......read more

December 28, 2020- Saudi German Hospital in Jeddah successfully performed surgery on a 55 year-old man suffering from elephantiasis, which included an enlarged testicle weighing over 40 kilograms and swelling in the legs which was affecting his ability lead a normal life for the past four years. The surgery, which used the latest technology and the most advanced medical equipment, was led by Dr. Ihab Saad, Head of Surgery Department at Saudi German Hospital-Jeddah and was supported by a multidisciplinary team from Urology, Plastic Surgery and Anesthesia. The condition includes the enlargement and hardening of limbs or body parts caused by tissue swelling and may also affect the genital ar ......read more

With InstaView Door-in-Door and UVnano, Refrigerators Deliver  Better Hygiene, Impeccable Style and LG’s Proven Fresh Food Technologies United Arab Emirates -  December 28, 2020:     At next month’s first virtual CES, LG Electronics (LG) will unveil new InstaView® Door-in-Door® refrigerators that boast upgraded features and design innovations for improved user convenience. The sleek refrigerator sports a larger glass panel for its InstaView Door-in-Door system while UVnano™ technology is featured in the built-in water dispenser for enhanced hygiene while InstaView voice recognition takes hands-free convenience to a whole new le ......read more

• Inaugural Global Goals World Cup Saudi Arabia will take place throughout 2021 and invites women to uplift their communities through team sports, combining sports and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals • The winning team will progress to the next Global Goals World Cup in New York, where they will compete against teams from around the world in the finals • 2019’s GGWCUP runners up, the Saudi Greens, are the official ambassadors of GGWCUP Saudi Arabia   (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) December 27, 2020 - The Sports for All Federation (SFA) announced its first ever Global Goals World Cup (GGWCUP) Saudi Arabia, encouraging women across the coun ......read more

Al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 26 December 2020:  Saudi Railway Company (SAR), has initiated a major digital transformation with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to enhance business agility, create a robust cyber security infrastructure, automate core ticketing system and reduce costs. "At Saudi Railway Company (SAR), we are on a mission to deliver distinctively high quality and reliable railway transportation services to meet the expectation of our customers, while also acting as a major catalyst for Saudi Arabia's economic growth," Sami Alawfi, IT Director at Saudi Railway Company (SAR) said.  "Saudi Railway Company (SAR) is rapidly expanding operations, an ......read more

Travel Agency online solution to run business from home Before I explain anything, people who used to think technology makes business complex must have understood how right technology solution helped travel agents to work from home during this Pandemic. In this troubled time, everyone is looking for alternative ways; most of our customers arefully operating their business with the help of our flexible online travel solutions. We can help you to optimize your operational Workflows and reduce your costs. We offer a solution which can create the most flexible and reward full homeworking opportunity for your employees. Your staff doesn’t need any computer OR laptop to operate fr ......read more

• Analysis of millions of corporate users, devices and applications details security consequences of massive change in how we work • Influx of Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) causes 90% spike in out-of-date devices attempting to access business apps • Cloud adoption to surpass use of on-premises applications by 2021   KSA, Riyadh, 24 December 2020: A new report published today from Duo Security at Cisco, the leading multi-factor authentication (MFA) and secure access provider, reveals the unprecedented IT change organizations underwent this year amid a massive shift to remote work, accelerating adoption of digital solutions including cloud technology. The securit ......read more

Europeans Martin Kaymer, Matt Wallace, Bernd Wiesberger and Danny Willett join burgeoning European contingent at 2021 Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers set to be one of the strongest events on the 2021 European Tour schedule Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – 23 December, 2020:    Viktor Hovland and Tony Finau are the latest top ranked international stars to confirm their entry into the third edition of the Saudi International powered by Softbank Investment Advisers, Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, 4 – 7 February 2021. Hovland is undoubtedly the rising star of world golf and at 23 years old, he sits at a career high ranking of World ......read more

Celebrate love and positivity this holiday season December 22, 2020:   In a year when unprecedented challenges made everyone retreat to reflect on the meaningful moments in life, the approach of the holiday season brings with it a much-awaited opportunity to come together in spirit and rediscover a sense of joy and celebration, inspired by a renewed hope for the future. In light of this, Mouawad presents its Festive Rings for the holiday season and invites you to discover the beauty of gemstones that spark joy in every moment while retaining their powerful allure forever.   With their bright and bold colors, Mouawad’s Festive Rings evoke purely positive emotions ......read more

• Consumer-centric thinking is key to any design process. • Ten Design awards for GROHE: SmartControl kitchen honored with most design awards in 2020. • Precise control with a minimalistic design: Juries particularly acknowledged the kitchen faucet line for its intuitive operation.   21 December 2020:  Answering the “why” of a product is essential in the beginning of a design process in order to create meaningful and relevant product solutions to the consumer. To understand how they want to live and what they expect from their living spaces requires a deep understanding of consumers. “Anticipating even unarticulated needs in an earl ......read more

December 21, 2020:   UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced the successful delivery of the first batches of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Saudi Arabia, to support vaccinations of first citizens and expatriates. Saudi Arabia is the first Arab country to roll out the Pfizer-BioNTech jab, marking a breakthrough milestone in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Rachid Fergati, UPS Managing director for Middle East and Indian subcontinent said: “UPS has proudly delivered the first batches of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Saudi Arabia, to support vaccinations of first citizens and expatriates in the country.  Saudi Arabia is the first cou ......read more

• The winners from the MEA region will share $200,000 USD cash prizes in total, funded by Huawei’s Shining-Star Program • The successful participants will also benefit from special promotional resources made available through HUAWEI AppGallery to enable them to reach millions of HUAWEI device users around the world    KSA, Riyadh, 21 December 2020:  Huawei has today announced the winning entries for its Huawei HMS App Innovation Contest, AppsUP, with developers from across the region impressing judges with their innovative approaches to app creation.   Participants were encouraged to push the full potential of HMS Core and innovative ne ......read more

Organizations Looking to Strengthen Their Security Posture Can Now Access Over 260 Cybersecurity Educational Sessions from Trend Micro CLOUDSEC 2020; CLOUDSEC 2020 welcomed 20,000 business and IT decision-makers and saw overwhelming interest in cloud transformation, cybersecurity, threat landscape, and SOC-related conversations    Saudi Arabia - December 20, 2020:   IKEA Saudi Arabia and Bahrain has headlined CLOUDSEC 2020, the largest virtual cybersecurity event across the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Trend Micro is making its three days of keynotes and more than 260 breakout sessions available for free online, responding to overwhelming demand from registr ......read more

United Arab Emirates -  December 20, 2020:   Parmigiani Fleurier continues to showcase its dedication to métiers d’art and high watchmaking with the launch of the Tonda Reine de Mai collection. Inspired by the bucolic landscape in Switzerland surrounding its manufactures and the flowers found there, it combines Parmigiani Fleurier’s commitment to in-house manufacturing, fine finishing, and artistry. Nature and the beauty of the golden ratio are enduring sources of inspiration, and the Manufacture uses a wide array of artistic techniques to bring them to life in this release, including hand-chiseling, hand-diamond-setting, hand-polishing, hand-sand ......read more

• P&G and its brands will make their next wave of donations for COVID-19 relief including health, hygiene and cleaning products, PPE and financial support worth tens of millions of dollars as the first “acts of good” for 2021. • Lead with Love campaign unites P&G’s longstanding and ongoing Citizenship efforts of Community Impact, Equality & Inclusion, and Environmental Sustainability. • Unveiled through a powerful new creative film, “Emotions,” P&G invites everyone to make 2021 the year we all come together to do more and do better.   December 19, 2020:   Today, Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) is announcin ......read more

- 24 community-level teams from Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam competed in the WFL’s first season - A total of 50 matches were played between November 17 and December 17 with a total of SAR 500,000 in prize money awarded  - Challenge won the Champion’s Cup in the WFL’s final match of the season    December 19, 2020 (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) - Marking a historic moment in sports in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the community-level Women’s Football League (WFL) saw a rousing finale to its first season with Challenge Team taking home the Champion’s Cup and an award of SAR 150,000.  Developed by the Saudi Sports for All Federation (SFA) wi ......read more

First cinema in Riyadh to feature IMAX with Laser Technology, IMAX’s most advanced theater experience Now screening Wonder Woman 1984    Riyadh - December 19, 2020 – AMC Cinemas has announced that guests visiting AMC Al Khair 9 will now be able to enjoy the IMAX Experience® at its newly opened IMAX® auditorium, featuring IMAX® with Laser Technology. The IMAX Experience® includes a next generation laser projection system with a 12-channel sound system which is exclusive to IMAX auditoriums. AMC Al Khair 9 is the first cinema to offer the IMAX Experience® in Riyadh and has opened with the latest Hollywood blockbuster, Wonder Woman 1984. ......read more

The tortilla chip line is now available in Kuwait, UAE, KSA, and Qatar Saudi, December 15, 2020 -- Mezzan Holding KSC’s (BKSC: Mezzan) fully-owned subsidiary has rolled out its MEXITA tortilla chip product line across Gulf markets including UAE, KSA and Qatar, following the success of the brand in Kuwait. The full product range is now available at hypermarkets, supermarkets, minimarts and other retailers. The MEXITA product line is managed by KITCO (Kuwait Indo Trading Company W.L.L.), a fully-owned subsidiary of Mezzan Holding. KITCO is a leading producer and distributor of a wide variety of salty snacks in the Gulf region including natural potato chips, corn puffs, tortilla chi ......read more

Tech startup’s network of 2,000 pick-up locations across UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman redefines the e-commerce experience for GCC consumers adding value to region’s last-mile delivery  FODEL offers pick-up and drop-off (PUDO) as an alternative to home delivery for e-commerce parcels and has now expanded its services in five GCC markets. Following its successful launch in the UAE in 2018, consumers across Saudi Arabia now have the option to collect their e-commerce parcels from a location most convenient to them, any time they want. The tech startup has also launched its operations in Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman as part of its plans to set up a base across a ......read more

United Arab Emirates -  December 14, 2020:    In a year when unprecedented challenges made everyone retreat to reflect on the meaningful moments in life, the approach of the holiday season brings with it a much-awaited opportunity to come together in spirit and rediscover a sense of joy and celebration, inspired by a renewed hope for the future. In light of this, Mouawad presents its Festive Rings for the holiday season and invites you to discover the beauty of gemstones that spark joy in every moment while retaining their powerful allure forever.   With their bright and bold colors, Mouawad’s Festive Rings evoke purely positive emotions, and as a gift carry w ......read more

HP’s Anti-Counterfeiting and Fraud Team partnered with Saudi authorities to identify and confiscate counterfeit HP toner cartridges Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 10, 2020 – HP’s Anti-Counterfeit and Fraud teams in the Middle East have continued to see successes in identifying and seizing counterfeit print supplies. In August 2020, the Saudi customs tackled an illicit cross-border trade in counterfeit cartridges for HP printers.  The Saudi authorities seized a shipment of counterfeit supplies, which was about to enter the country via a port on the Red Sea Coast. Consequently, around 6,000 ready-for-sale counterfeit toner cartridges were confiscated. “HP ......read more

December 10, 2020:  Get Ready to Adorn Your Eyes With Warm & Dreamy Autumn Hues. Choose From a Wide Range of Eyeshadow Palettes, Mascaras and Lashes Brought to You by Top International Beauty Brands ! This Fall Is Also About Plumping Your Skin, Keeping It Hydrated and Nourished for a Flawless Complexion and Impeccable Glow.   OUR OWN BRAND SEPHORA COLLECTION Sephora Collection is ready to unveil what's in store to suit your makeup needs this fall... Expect a perfect combo of luminous makeup and radiant skin with a new foundation range made up of 97% natural ingredients. Are you also ready for the Intense Ink Liner that will make you want to pin-up your eyes ......read more

● Saudi Arabia records the highest levels of emissions in the region followed by Kuwait, UAE, Iraq and Morocco ● Emission hotspots’ proximity to population centers increase public health risks   December 08, 2020:    The Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air- CREA and Greenpeace India released their report about Ranking the World’s Sulphur Dioxide Emissions Hotspots 2019-2020, which revealed the emissions of this toxic gas resulting annually from anthropogenic activities in the energy, oil, gas and  smelting sectors.   Despite the general decrease in SO2 emissions around the world, the Middle East is still one of the worst ......read more

December 08, 2020:   A young beauty enthusiast and leading influencer, Natalie Sallaum has turned her passion for beauty into an online realm, aiming to inspire and be inspired by connecting with thousands of her followers in Lebanon, the MENA region and all around the world. She uses her social media channels, where she incorporates her love for fashion and lifestyle, as a platform for female empowerment, encouraging women of all ages to follow their dreams and go after their passions.   Hoping to set an example, Natalie set out on a journey to turn her own dream of starting a unique beauty line into a reality. After three years of research and development, it has been ......read more

"Just like diamonds, on the inside we are all the same” December 08, 2020:   Displaying different colors, clarity and cuts, on the outside diamonds appear different, but on the inside they are all the same. Likewise, humans come to life under vastly different circumstances and are each shaped by their environment, but no matter how we appear on the outside, it’s what’s on the inside that makes us human. This is the core message of a new video featuring Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi and Mouawad Diamond Impact Fund Leader and Mouawad 5th generation Co-guardian Jimmy Mouawad. The Mouawad Diamond Impact Fund is a permanent, philanthropic initiativ ......read more

The one-stop space for trendy & indie beauty in the region   December 07, 2020:    Shout out to all beauty fanatics! In a need of a beauty fix? So over the same names again and again? Then look no further. Beauty Nation got you covered. Located in selected Faces stores and Tryano, Beauty Nation is the regional concept space for all things trending in beauty. We have literally scouted the world to hand-pick the best brands and products, just for you! With a unique and avant-garde mix, we are home to the coolest trendy & indie brands, and we are now calling out for you to discover, engage and live the Beauty Nation experience. Sincere, vibrant, unique.  &nb ......read more

December 06, 2020:  Wear your holiday joy with Pandora’s new designs from the Timeless collection, featuring a celestial-inspired star motif and made with quality metals including our signature sterling silver. Expertly designed, sustainably crafted and hand-finished, these necklaces, rings, bracelets, charms are meant to be cherished for generations. Pear-shaped stones set in the shape of a star-like snowflake make the Sparkling Snowflake Collier Necklace and Stud Earrings shimmer. Throughout the collection, deep blue stones reflect the beauty of the night sky. ABOUT PANDORA Pandora designs, manufactures and markets hand-finished jewellery made from high-quality ......read more

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