Reem Alassal speaking to Arabia Now in Jeddah

Destination Jeddah is First Saudi Magazine with Augmented Reality Content

With more and more newspapers and magazines devoting coverage to their digital platforms and online readership, staying competitive in the online media market is more important than ever. That doesn’t just mean for finding original stories, but original ways to tell a story. “Destination Jeddah” magazine  is leading that original storytelling through augmented reality content across all its publications in Saudi Arabia. On a visit to their sunny offices in Jeddah, Arabia Now saw how the team of young talented writers, photographers and graphic artists are working with the traditional way of presenting content, into a new and eye-catching way

Saudi Entrepreneur Fahad Alammri from Dammam who's patented a safe cellphone charger

Saudi Entrepreneur Patents Safer Cellphone Charger

Cellphones have become something none of us can live without. Yet it seems we never have enough battery life in our cellphones, and we spend as much time trying to keep them plugged in as we do using them. Many people don’t realize that keeping our phones charging over night can be dangerous, and uses a lot of energy. That’s why a savvy Saudi entrepreneur – Fahad Mohammed Alammari decided to do something about it. He’s just registered a patent for a safer cellphone charger. Speaking to Arabia Now from Damman, 34-year-old Fahad said, “I came up with the idea after my

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Metal Tiger Mining Company to Invest in Saudi Arabia

The mining investment company Metal Tiger Mining is going into business in Saudi Arabia. The company is teaming up with the Al-Sharif Group, a conglomerate focused primarily on generating and transmitting electricity. The partnership will source mining investment opportunities in the Middle East and worldwide. According to Metal Tiger, the purpose of the new partnership is to, “explore mining and related financing opportunities globally, in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and in Saudi Arabia specifically.” The investment is in line with the Saudi Vision 2030 plan, highlighting the Kingdom’s keenness to diversify its economy. There are significant prospects for gold

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Saudi Arabia Fighting Terrorism on All Fronts

Crown Prince Mohammad bin Naif, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, told the 71st session of the General Assembly of the United Nations today that defeating terrorism is a priority for Saudi Arabia, which “has been among the primary victims of terrorism” going back many years. Prince Mohammad said that the Kingdom has been the target of more than 100 terrorist operations since 1992, “including 18 carried out by elements with links to ‘a regional country.’” The Crown Prince said that the Kingdom has “exerted strenuous efforts…to bring about peace and lay the foundations

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Saudi Amb Hosts Reception for Saudi Artist

On Sept. 15, 2016, Saudi Ambassador to the United States Abdullah Al-Saud hosted a reception at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C.  for Ahmed Mater, a Saudi artist, to honor his highly-regarded exhibition that has been featured at the gallery since March. The exhibit, titled “Symbolic Cities,” challenges the viewer to contemplate the country’s changing landscape from multiple vantage points. Born in 1979 in the Asser region of southwestern Saudi Arabia, Mater has occupied a front row seat in observing the sweeping socioeconomic changes the Kingdom has seen over the past several decades. Initially trained as a medical


Ban Ki-moon Praises Saudi Counterterrorism Role

On Monday, September 20, 2016, Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior, arrived in New York City to attend the 71st annual session of the United Nations General Assembly. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon praised Saudi Arabia’s efforts in fighting terrorism. In comments to the Saudi Press Agency on the sidelines of the meetings, UN Secretary General Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq emphasized the Saudi efforts to face terrorism were highly appreciated. In response to a question regarding the impression of the UN chief on Saudi Arabia’s efforts to support global counter-terror activities, Haq said that Ban

Saudi Arabia Announces Islamic Military Coalition to Fight Terrorism

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday the formation of a 34-state Islamic military coalition to combat terrorism.

A joint statement said the military alliance will be led by Saudi Arabia, with a joint operations center based in Riyadh to coordinate and support military operations to fight terrorism and develop the necessary programs and mechanisms for supporting these efforts. The statement cited a duty to protect the Islamic nation from the evils of all terrorist groups.

At a press conference following the announcement, the Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the campaign would coordinate efforts to fight terrorism in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Egypt and Afghanistan.

“The coalition will fight every terrorist organization, not only Daesh,” said Prince Mohammed. “We [the coalition] will develop efforts to fight terrorism on an ideological, media and security level.”

Countries participating in the alliance are:  Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Turkey, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, Djibouti, Senegal, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Gabon, Guinea, Palestine, Comoros, Qatar, Cote d’Ivoire, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Mali, Malaysia, Egypt, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, and Yemen. More than ten other Islamic countries have also expressed their support for this alliance.


Source: Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia