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MCIT, GEA agree on business accelerator for electronic games

RIYADH – The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and the Kingdom’s General Entertainment Authority (GEA) have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch a business accelerator to support the development of electronic games locally and build human resources working in the field of digital entertainment.

The MoU was signed on the sidelines"...

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17,059 Sakani housing plots allotted last month
October 17, 2019

17,059 Sakani housing plots allotted last month

RIYADH — The Sakani housing scheme of the Ministry of Housing continues handing over plots of land free of cost to the beneficiaries. A total of 17,059 plots were allotted to the beneficiaries in preparation for the start of construction of homes in various regions of the Kingdom during the last month, according to a Sakani scheme statement.

The allotment of the plots of land included 2,738"...

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How Saudi Arabia is leading Middle East’s fight against breast cancer
October 17, 2019

How Saudi Arabia is leading Middle East’s fight against breast cancer

ABU DHABI: Cancer of the breast remains the most common form of the disease among women despite major advances in treatment coupled with improved screening and awareness campaigns.

Rates of the disease are increasing in nearly every region globally as aging populations and factors such as obesity take their toll.

In"...

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250,000 visit Riyadh Season fest before formal opening
October 17, 2019

250,000 visit Riyadh Season fest before formal opening

RIYADH — Turki Al-Sheikh, chairman of the Board of the General Entertainment Authority (GEA), said that the Riyadh Season witnessed more than 250,000 visitors in just three days, and that is even before the official launching of the festival.

“About 80 percent of the visitors were Saudis while 10 percent from the Gulf, including 11 Qataris, and the rest from other countries of the"...

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Huawei’s third-quarter revenue jumps 27% as smartphone sales surge
October 17, 2019

Huawei’s third-quarter revenue jumps 27% as smartphone sales surge

SHENZHEN, SHANGHAI: Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd’s third-quarter revenue jumped 27%, driven by a surge in shipments of smartphones launched before a trade blacklisting by the United States expected to hammer its business.
Huawei, the world’s biggest maker of telecom network equipment and the No. 2 manufacturer of smartphones, was all but banned by the United States in May from doing business"...

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17,059 Sakani housing plots allotted last month
October 17, 2019

RIYADH — The Sakani housing scheme of the Ministry of Housing continues handing over plots of land free of cost to the beneficiaries. A total of 17,059 plots were allotted to the beneficiaries in preparation for the start of construction of homes in various regions of the Kingdom during the last month, according to a Sakani scheme statement.

The allotment of the plots of land included 2,738"...

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How Saudi Arabia is leading Middle East’s fight against breast cancer
October 17, 2019

ABU DHABI: Cancer of the breast remains the most common form of the disease among women despite major advances in treatment coupled with improved screening and awareness campaigns.

Rates of the disease are increasing in nearly every region globally as aging populations and factors such as obesity take their toll.

In"...

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