Saudi Arabia plans to launch carbon trading scheme

by Rania El Gamal RIYADH: Saudi Arabia plans to launch a carbon trading scheme as the G20 member aims to diversify its energy supplies and reduce carbon emissions, the energy minister of the world’s top oil producer said on Wednesday. Carbon trading schemes are emerging all over the world as governments try to meet targets […]

Saudi Arabia can be a world leader in Arabic, Islamic studies

Dr. Mohammed Al-Sulami Saudi universities need to actively engage in creating an open and welcoming atmosphere for foreign students and researchers. — Dr. Mohammed Al-Sulami Saudi Arabia’s soft power strategy has significant potential, particularly as the Kingdom could be a key destination for those wishing to study the Arabic language, as well as for historians, […]

Muslim teenager makes racing history at Goodwood

London, Aug 1, 2019 (AFP) -Teenager Khadijah Mellah created history on Thursday, becoming the first Muslim woman to ride in a British race. Wearing a hijab under her helmet the 18-year-old enjoyed a fairytale debut, steering Haverland to victory in the Magnolia Cup, just three months after first sitting on a racehorse. “There are no […]

Morocco’s 2020 draft budget bill to boost purchasing power

Budget of $9.1 billion is allocated to national education and health care while $1.46 billion is allocated to Caisse de Compensation to maintain subsidy of butane gas, sugar, flour. by Saad Guerraoui CASABLANCA The Moroccan government said that it will allocate almost Dh26 billion ($2.6 billion) to boost Moroccans’ purchasing power, especially the middle class. […]

Ex-US President George W. Bush visits Jordan

By Daoud Kuttab With wife Laura, George Bush spent approximately an hour visiting the historic Roman city in Jarash in Jordan. Former US President George W. Bush, along with his wife Laura Bush, has paid an unannounced visit to Jordan. Ziad Ghnimat, head of the Jordanian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, told Arab News that […]

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