How life under Taliban rule in Afghanistan has changed — and how it hasn’t

Interviews with people living or working in Taliban territory reveal a governing force capable of making slight changes — but one that remains rooted in an extreme interpretation of Islamic law.

Sudanese bury man apparently tortured during detention

Thousands of Sudanese attended the funeral service of a man who was apparently tortured to death this month at a detention center run by a paramilitary force whose members once belonged to a militia that rights groups say committed...

As U.K. coronavirus cases hit record high, health-care workers are overwhelmed

Experts are urging the British government to implement a stricter lockdown to prevent a "catastrophe."

Covid-19 ‘not necessarily the big one,’ WHO warns

The coronavirus should serve as a “wake-up call," a World Health Organization expert said, as the variant in Britain continues to spread.

Support granted for M&As among healthcare SMEs

Author:  Tue, 2020-12-29 15:23 The Saudi Council of Cooperative Health Insurance's (CCHI) board of directors approved a plan to support mergers and acquisitions (M&As) among the small and medium-sized healthcare services providers. The plan, which was set in coordination with the Saudi...

SABIC aims to be world’s largest petchem company by 2030, set up plants in NEOM: Al-Benyan

Author:  Tue, 2020-12-29 15:08 Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) is seeking to become the largest petrochemical company in the world in 2030 after moving to the third place this year, said company Vice Chairman and CEO, Yousef Al-Benyan. The ambition is supported...

Tuesday trading: Farm Superstores was the top decliner, falling 3.5%

Author:  Tue, 2020-12-29 17:20 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s benchmark Tadawul All Share Index (TASI) rose 0.4 percent, or 31 points, to close at 8,747 points on Tuesday. Total trading reached SR8.7 billion ($2.32 billion), with advance-decline ratio at 110:79. Blue chip SABIC rose 0.6...

Saudi Amiantit’s board members agree to waive remuneration

Tue, 2020-12-29 15:41 JEDDAH: The Saudi Arabian Amiantit Co. has announced that four out of five of its board members had agreed to waive their remuneration for the 2018 and 2019 fiscal years. The decision, made during a meeting on Monday,...

Saudi real estate sector ‘key’ economic drive for GDP: Minister

Tue, 2020-12-29 17:33 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s real estate sector is a key and effective economic driver for the country's gross domestic product (GDP) and is connected to at least 120 industries, said Minister of Housing Majed Al-Hogail. The organizational programs reflected...

Egypt court sentences ex-student to 3 years in #MeToo case

An Egyptian court has convicted a former student at an elite university of sexual misconduct charges and sentenced him to three years in prison
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