Friday, Nov 30


Japan prosecutors seek to extend Ghosn detention

TOKYO: Tokyo prosecutors were expected Friday to request an extension to Carlos Ghosn’s detention over allegations of financial misconduct against the former Nissan chief that have shaken the auto industry.

New leftist president promises transformation of Mexico


MEXICO CITY: Mexico’s incoming president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, is folksy, plain-spoken, and spontaneous — perhaps too much so for financial markets, which have been roiled in advance of his inauguration Saturday.


Letters of support pour in for threatened Muslim girl, 10


BOSTON: A Muslim girl in Massachusetts has received hundreds of letters of support after receiving threatening notes at her elementary school.

Syria downs ‘hostile targets’ in suspected Israeli attack

AMMAN/JERUSALEM: Syrian air defenses shot down “hostile targets” on Thursday, state media said, in an area regional intelligence sources said contains Iran-backed assets, while Russian media said no Israeli jet had been downed as earlier…

Saudi crown prince and Indian PM meet in Buenos Aires

JEDDAH: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met in Argentina and discussed cooperation between the two countries in security, energy and investments, the Saudi Press Agency (SPS) said on Friday.


French chef first woman to earn three Michelin stars in US


LOS ANGELES: French chef Dominique Crenn on Thursday became the first woman in the United States to earn three Michelin stars for her modernist San Francisco restaurant Atelier Crenn.

Five dead, 32 injured in Hong Kong coach crash


HONG KONG: Five people were killed and 32 injured when a coach carrying Cathay Pacific staff to Hong Kong’s airport collided with a taxi on Friday, police said, with passengers thrown from the coach’s windows on impact.

Uprooted Syrians get by with illegal Cairo drinks vans

CAIRO: At the wheel of his van, Syrian Abu Wadie criss-crossed a Cairo suburb in search of a discreet spot to hawk hot drinks far from the roving eyes of inspectors.


Icelandic language fighting tsunami of English

REYKJAVIK: Two centuries ago experts predicted that Icelandic would be a dead language by now. But the doomsayers can eat their words: Icelandic is alive and kicking despite an onslaught of English brought on by modern technology.


Syria state TV says air defenses repelled missile attack

DAMASCUS, Syria: Syria’s air defenses confronted an aerial “aggression” over the country’s south late Thursday, shooting down several targets and preventing them from carrying out their mission in the first such attack since Syria received…

G20 opens under assault from Trump on collective action

BUENOS AIRES: G20 powers open two days of summit talks in crisis-hit Argentina on Friday after a stormy buildup dominated by US President Donald Trump’s consensus-bucking campaign to realign world trade.

Saudi, Egyptian businessman agree to boost economic ties

RIYADH: The Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC) and the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FECC) have agreed a joint strategy to boost economic cooperation between the countries.

Saudi crown prince stands on the steps of history

JEDDAH: A picture of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on his tour of Arab states went heavily viral on social media this week. It showed him with Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa along with their delegates standing…

Saudi judicial delegation visits Egypt to discuss cooperation


JEDDAH: Majdi Abul-Ela, president of the Egyptian Court of Cassation and president of the Higher Judicial Council, has received a high-ranking Saudi judicial delegation to discuss judicial cooperation.


Indonesia jailbreak leaves 90 inmates on the run

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia: A jailbreak in western Indonesia has left 90 inmates on the run after they escaped by breaking down fences when they were supposed to be at a prayer gathering, an official said Friday.

US pilots want more training on new Boeing jet after crash


DALLAS: Southwest Airlines says its pilots will get more instruction on an automated anti-stall system on certain new Boeing jets, and American Airlines pilots are also seeking more training. The system is under scrutiny after a deadly…

KSRelief steps up aid efforts in Bangladesh, Yemen


JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has stepped up humanitarian efforts in Bangladesh and Yemen.

Saudi efforts to promote Kingdom as destination praised


JEDDAH: The president of the Arab Tourism Organization, Dr. Bandar bin Fahd Al-Fuhaid, has commended Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), and its chairman, Prince Sultan bin Salman, for its efforts to promote…

First remote-controlled aircraft training course takes off in Riyadh


JEDDAH: A group of eager pilots learned the basics of flying radio-controlled aircraft when the Saudi Wireless and Remote Control Sports Federation held its first training course at its headquarters in Riyadh.


Tensions flare as world leaders fly to G20 forum


BUENOS AIRES: Global trade and geopolitical tensions grew at the G20 meeting in Buenos Aires even as world leaders flew into the Argentine capital for the annual summit of the biggest nations.


Random observations of a jet-lagged journalist arriving in Buenos Aires for the G20


On the map Buenos Aires looks like a T-bone steak, with the outer fatty side following the shoreline of the Rio de la Plata. Plata means “silver” in Spanish, and the river — more a small sea actually, and said to be the biggest river in…

China oil demand helps Saudi Arabia challenge Russia’s export crown

SINGAPORE: Saudi Arabia is set to expand its market share in China this year for the first time since 2012, with demand stirred up by new Chinese refiners pushing the Kingdom back into contention with Russia as top supplier to the world’s…

TheFace: Nouf Altoaimi, Saudi Arabia’s first woman to be accredited as business valuer


“Ever since I was a child, my parents made me feel that nothing is impossible,” said Altoaimi, the first woman to become an officially accredited business valuer in Saudi Arabia. “I grew up within an ambitious family, as my mother created…

Thursday, Nov 29


Ad Diriyah: Jewel of the Kingdom now home to the Middle East’s first Formula E race


JEDDAH: Blocks of mud-brick buildings and short streets look like a mosaic of beiges and browns from a distance. The cool houses were once a shelter from the heat of the desert. Now, the historic area is a hub of urban life and a…

What We Are Buying Today: Lassiq


Lassiq, which takes its name from the Arabic word for paste, is an online store based in Riyadh that supplies high-quality stickers that can be used to decorate your phone, laptop, notebook, or any other device or item.

FaceOf: Jerry Inzerillo, CEO of the Ad Diriyah Gate Development Authority


Tourism and entertainment impresario Jerry Inzerillo is CEO of the Ad Diriyah Gate Development Authority.


Indonesian products exhibition launched in Jeddah


JEDDAH: The first edition of an Indonesian products exhibition was inaugurated by Indonesian Consul General Dr. Mohamad Hery Saripudin and Vice Chairman of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ziad bin Bassam Al-Bassam, on…

Big stars back plans for UAE T10 league to go global


LONDON: Dwayne Bravo and James Faulkner are confident that the T10 cricket league based in the UAE can become a big hit with fans around the globe.

What We Are Reading Today: Fraud by Edward J. Balleisen


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WHAT WE LEARNED: Paris Saint-Germain show backbone as Barcelona look brittle at the back


LONDON: With only one match of the group stage to go, here is what we learned from the latest round of matches in the Champions League ...