Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »

 

Tag Archives: Technology

Innovation needs to work for the many, not just the few

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: Londoners have developed a love-hate relationship with the taxi app Uber. In a matter of a few years it has become a familiar part of the transport landscape, providing cheap and convenient cab services 24/7.

Airbnb enters restaurant reservation businesses

:: Rent-a-room giant Airbnb is now in the restaurant reservation business, hoping to provide customers with a memorable meal before they drift off in their home away from home. The travel accommodations startup that launched in 2008 has teamed up

Saudi app makes waves worldwide

:: Fizzing with boyish exuberance, Saudi programmer Zainalabdin Tawfiq could be mistaken for a college freshman, but the popularity of his “honesty” app has shone a spotlight on the kingdom’s nascent tech scene. Tawfiq catapulted to fame when he took

Android creator’s startup raises $300 million, first smartphone due soon

:: Essential Products, the smartphone startup founded by a co-creator of the Android mobile operating system, has raised $300 million (SR1.2 billion) in new funding and signed up retailers to sell its first device, it said on Wednesday. The $699

Technology is unifying and dividing the Arab world

Zaid M. Belbagi

By : Zaid M. Belbagi :: Having been almost stationary for an hour in a Beirut traffic jam, I asked the driver about the difficulties of working with Uber. Much to my surprise, he defended the transportation and delivery service,

Calls for boycott of Vodafone Egypt after ‘Glorious Tamim’ campaign in Qatar

:: Some Egyptians on Friday called for boycotting Vodafone Egypt after the company’s branch in Qatar decided to change the network’s name to “Glorious Tamim” in a show of support to the country’s emir. Egyptians who called for the boycott

Samsung Galaxy S8: 5 new features to look out former

On Wednesday, Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy S8 smartphones which incorporate a host of new features as the market leader seeks to rebound from a chaotic handset recall and a corruption scandal. The South Korean giant’s mobile chief DJ Koh

UAE company unveils world’s most secure phone that Trump may want

DarkMatter, an Emirati company specialized in cyber security solutions, has launched a secure smart phone named KATIM, which the company described as the most secure communications suite in the world. KATIM is the first phone produced by the UAE but

Steve Jobs and me

Hussein Shobokshi

By : Hussein Shobokshi It’s been 10 years since Apple Inc. and its then president Steve Jobs launched the first iPhone. No one knew what this smartphone device would do when Steve Jobs first invented it. The innovation turned out

Why has India’s ‘first digital village’ project shut down?

Despite the ever-growing chorus for Digital India, the country’s “first minority cyber village project” has died a quiet death. Interestingly, this has happened barely 150km from the national capital of New Delhi. According to a news report, with the shutdown

Can the region be home to the new Silicon Valley?

Yara al-Wazir

By : Yara al-Wazir The Middle East has the resource and potential to become home to the new Silicon Valley – what is getting in the way is not investors, entrepreneurs, or the lack of ambition, rather the legal pitfalls

New tech will see ultra-fast internet from Dubai’s streetlamps

Humble low-tech streetlamps lighting up Dubai are about to receive a 21st century upgrade. A new technology, called Li-Fi, relies on optical technology to transmit lightning-fast internet at speeds of up to 224 gigabits a second. By the end of

Self-driving cars not ready for US roads, experts warn

Self-driving cars are more likely to be a threat than a benefit to public safety because of unresolved technical issues, engineers and safety advocates told the US government Friday, countering a push by innovators for expedited government approval. Even a

Apple goes small for new iPhone, iPad

Apple has gone small – cutting prices as well as screen size – unveiling a new iPhone and iPad aimed at first-time buyers and customers in emerging markets. A new iPhone SE will debut at $399 for US customers without

The philosophical tragedy of technology

Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran

By : Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran Adopting the social media we see today with its vindictive traits paves the way to decline. We continuously blame these traits on the progression of technology. In an op-ed published earlier this month, columnist Thomas

‘World’s cheapest smartphone’ to be launched in India

A little-known Indian company will on Wednesday launch a smartphone believed to be the cheapest in the world, targeting a market already dominated by low-cost handsets. Set to be priced at under 500 rupees ($7.30), domestic handset maker Ringing Bells’

Can your ‘smart’ TV in your high-tech home spy on you?

Smart TVs and an array of other web-enabled devices that are becoming ubiquitous in our high-tech homes could be used for surveillance by intelligence and law enforcement agencies. A lack of security on the increasing number of devices connected to

Why smart cities should create ‘smart villages’ too

Ehtesham Shahid

By : Ehtesham Shahid Smart cities were very much on the agenda at the World Government Summit, held in Dubai last week. Experts on the subject discussed the various dimensions of smart cities, from digital transformation to agile governance, and

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