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Saudi Arabia reshuffles cabinet with eye on culture

    Saudi Arabia announced another cabinet reshuffle Saturday with a heavy focus on culture and religion, as the kingdom undergoes a major image rehaul. This is the second significant government change since the appointment of Prince Mohammed bin Salman, son of the king, as heir to the region's most powerful throne. Prince Mohammed serves as deputy prime minister under his father, King Salman. State news agency SPA announced King Salman had replaced the country's labour, Islamic affairs and culture ministers. The kingdom also announced it had set up a royal commission for the holy city of Mecca, which is expected to welcome millions of Muslim pilgrims for the ...Keep on reading: Saudi Arabia reshuffles cabinet with eye on culture.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJun 2nd, 2018

Saudi Arabia seeks to criminalize sexual harassment

Saudi Arabia is preparing to outlaw sexual harassment, officials said Tuesday, less than a month before the conservative kingdom lifts its decades-long ban on women driving. The kingdom’s Shura Council, which advises the cabinet, approved a draft law on Monday which would introduce a prison term of up to five years and a penalty of [...] The post Saudi Arabia seeks to criminalize sexual harassment appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at the World Cup’s final day

MOSCOW (AP) — Here’s a look at what’s coming up at the World Cup , which is down to its final day, featuring the title match Sunday in Moscow between France and Croatia. PUTIN REAPPEARS The Russian president has kept a fairly low profile at the World Cup considering he’s more or less the man behind the tournament. Vladimir Putin attended the opening match a month ago in Moscow, a 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia that kicked off a surprising quarterfinal run for the home team. That’s evidently the only soccer he’s seen in person, though he has hosted a handful of events involving FIFA officials in and around Red Square, including a Saturday evening concert at the Bolshoi Theater. Putin was to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Sunday ahead of the final, then attend the match at Luzhniki Stadium a short drive from the Kremlin before heading off to meet U.S. President Donald Trump in Finland on Monday. WORLD CUP-CLASS ENTERTAINMENT If Putin is into Puerto Rican pop, he’s in for a treat. The tournament’s official song, “Live It Up,” has showed up at World Cup stadiums about as often as Putin himself. It will be showcased Sunday when Will Smith joins singers Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi in performing it during the closing ceremony. The song is innocuous enough, but that doesn’t mean some controversy couldn’t crop up. Though the three avoided anything sensitive during their news conference this week, Istrefi has ruffled feathers in the past on a topic that caused problems earlier in the tournament: An ethnic Albanian from Kosovo, she upset some conservative Serbs last year when she shot a music video inside an Orthodox Church. FIFA fined several Swiss players, also ethnic Albanians, who made pro-Albania symbols with their hands in a comeback win over Serbia in the group stage. WHO’LL TAKE HOME THE HARDWARE England’s Harry Kane has six goals to his credit, making him a near lock to win the Golden Boot , awarded to the tournament’s top scorer. The awards based on judgment calls are more up in the air. Croatia midfielder Luka Modric is a good bet to be named player of the tournament if he plays well again and Croatia wins. But the Golden Ball could just as easily go to Kylian Mbappe or Antoine Griezmann if France triumphs. Best goalkeeper? Maybe the toughest call of all. The two playing Sunday — France captain Hugo Lloris and Croatian sensation Danijel Subasic — and England’s Jordan Pickford all have strong cases in a tournament where several ’keepers have excelled. OH, AND THAT OTHER TROPHY Will France win its second World Cup, or Croatia its first? That could come down to the Croats’ stamina. No team has played three extra-time matches in the same World Cup, as Croatia has done in its past three contests. Moreover, France has had one more day to prepare because its semifinal preceded Croatia’s. “An extra 24 hours is a really big thing at this stage of the tournament,” Belgium coach Roberto Martinez noted Saturday, allowing for what edge his side might’ve had in its 2-0 win over England in the third-place match. On the other hand, Croatia has defied logic on this once already. It was faced with a fast, younger, relatively rested team in its semifinal against England, just as it is against France. After going down a goal, the Croats steadily grew stronger, controlling the game and beating opponents to the ball as if they were the ones with fresh legs, finally getting the winner in extra time. France will be favored for a lot of other good reasons , but another upset shouldn’t surprise anyone who’s been watching Croatia or the rest of this upset-filled World Cup. Catch the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Final between France and Croatia on July 15, Sunday, 11 PM LIVE on S+A, S+A HD, LIGA, LIGA HD and via livestream......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News17 hr. 9 min. ago

P58K sahod naghihintay sa PH nurses sa Saudi

MAY malaking sahod at magagandang benepisyo na naghihintay sa mga Pilipinang nurse na mabibigyan ng trabaho sa Saudi Arabia. Nagbukas ang Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ng mga trabaho para sa mga Pilipinang nurse sa ilalim ng government-to-government program, ayon sa Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Sinabi ni POEA Administrator Bernard….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News19 hr. 57 min. ago

World oil supply risks rising – IEA

PARIS: Rising global oil supply, driven by crude giants Saudi Arabia and Russia, may come under pressure as key producers face disruptions, the International Energy Agency said Thursday. The IEA welcomed in its July report last month’s agreement between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia to open the taps in order… link: World oil supply risks rising – IEA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Croatia coach Dalic traveled hard path to World Cup final

By Rob Harris, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — In a coaching journey across Croatia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Zlatko Dalic's belief in his own abilities never dimmed. "I used to say, 'Give me a Barcelona or a Real Madrid and I will win titles,'" Dalic recalled Thursday. Such jobs no longer seem so far out of reach, especially if Dalic collects the biggest prize in soccer on Sunday. Croatia will win the World Cup for the first time if Dalic's team can get the better of France and coach Didier Deschamps. Receiving trophies is nothing new for Deschamps. As a player, the midfielder won titles at clubs in France, Italy and England, as well as the 1998 World Cup and 2000 European Championship with France. As a coach, he led France to the Euro 2016 final, losing to Portugal. But the 51-year-old Dalic had a largely unremarkable playing career before switching to coaching in his native Croatia. "In my life I have always taken the harder path, had to fight for everything myself," Dalic said through a translator at Luzhniki Stadium. "I started at the bottom of the ladder." The climb required a leap into the unknown with a move to the Middle East in 2010. "I did not want to stay in Croatia and be a middling coach and to live off handouts," Dalic said. "I went abroad whenever it was possible to find a job." Dalic eventually landed at Al-Hilal, where he won the Saudi Crown Prince Cup, and then reached the Asian Champions League final with Al-Ain. "We cannot sneeze at that. These are major competitions," Dalic said. "This brought me huge experience ... and I built a name for myself. This was a hard path but I believed in myself. When Croatia called, I never had any doubts." The call that ended Dalic's nomadic seven-year journey came last year, when Croatia had a game remaining to salvage qualification. "He is very dedicated to football," Croatian federation president Davor Suker said, "and we gave him the chance." Dalic led Croatia into the World Cup playoffs, where it beat Ukraine over two matches. Now he has taken his country further than ever before in a major soccer competition, eclipsing Suker's semifinalists in 1998. Brand Dalic is growing after Croatia came from behind to beat England 2-1 in the semifinal in Moscow on Wednesday. "The coach has created a special atmosphere," said Croatia defender Dejan Lovren, who plays for Liverpool. "He knows exactly how to interact with players and does it in a unique way." Dalic also relished interacting with the media on Thursday in the stadium where Croatia plays its biggest-ever game on Sunday. The highly ambitious coach used his moment in the spotlight to advertise his credentials. "Nothing was given to me on a plate, unlike some managers in Europe who can be given jobs to manage a big club because of their names as players," Dalic said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

World oil supply risks rising – IEA

PARIS: Rising global oil supply, driven by crude giants Saudi Arabia and Russia, may come under pressure as key producers face disruptions, the International Energy Agency said Thursday. The IEA welcomed in its July report last month’s agreement between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia to open the taps in order [...] The post World oil supply risks rising – IEA appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

World oil supply risks being ‘stretched to limit’: IEA

Rising global oil supply, driven by crude giants Saudi Arabia and Russia, may come under pressure as key producers face disruptions, the International Energy Agency said Thursday. The IEA welcomed in its July report last month’s agreement between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia to open the taps in order to […].....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

US soon to leapfrog Saudis, Russia as top oil producer

The U.S. is on pace to leapfrog both Saudi Arabia and Russia and reclaim the title of the world's biggest oil producer for the first time since the 1970s......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Father kills his 2 kids, commits suicide in South Cotabato

A farmer restive over the absence of his wife in Manila leaving next week for work in Saudi Arabia killed his two children before committing suicide Tuesday night in Tantangan town......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Iran asks OPEC to refrain from unilateral production hikes

Iran on yesterday asked fellow OPEC members to "refrain from any unilateral measures" to increase oil production beyond the 1 million additional barrels of crude a day it already agreed to, a warning to Saudi Arabia after President Donald Trump said the kingdom would increase production......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Iran asks OPEC to refrain from unilateral production hikes

Iran on yesterday asked fellow OPEC members to “refrain from any unilateral measures” to increase oil production beyond the 1 million additional barrels of crude a day it already agreed to, a warning to Saudi Arabia after President Donald Trump said the kingdom would increase production. Source link link: Iran asks OPEC to 'refrain' from unilateral production hikes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Trump claims Saudi Arabia will boost oil production

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he had received assurances from King Salman of Saudi Arabia that the kingdom will increase oil production, "maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels" in response to turmoil in Iran and Venezuela. Saudi Arabia acknowledged the call took place, but mentioned no production targets......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Trump claims Saudi Arabia will boost oil production

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he had received assurances from King Salman of Saudi Arabia that the kingdom will increase oil production, "maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels" in response to turmoil in Iran and Venezuela. Saudi Arabia acknowledged the call took place, but mentioned no production targets......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

A man is sentenced to death and it’s likely because of his sexuality

This column may contain strong language, sexual content, adult humor, and other themes that may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised. We do live in a f*cked up world. As womenfinally gain the right to drive in Saudi Arabia---a welcome development that hopefully will be an inexorable step towards female emancipation in one of the most restrictive societies in the world---a court in South Dakota sentenced a gay man to death rather than life in prison because the thought of being amidst so many men might be a reward rather than punishment for the convicted man. AsThe New York Timesreported, "Some of the jurors whoimposed the death penalty on Charles Rhines, ...Keep on reading: A man is sentenced to death and it’s likely because of his sexuality.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Trump says Saudi king agrees to ramp up oil production

WASHINGTON DC, USA – US President Donald Trump said on Saturday, June 30 that Saudi Arabia's King Salman had agreed to his request to ramp up oil production, a week after OPEC already announced an output rise. "Just spoke to King Salman of Saudi Arabia and explained to him that, because ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Trump says Saudi king agrees to ramp up oil production

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump on Saturday said Saudi Arabia’s King Salman had agreed to his request to ramp up oil production. “Just spoke to King Salman of Saudi Arabia and explained to him that, because of the turmoil & disfunction in Iran and Venezuela, I am asking that Saudi Arabia increase oil production, [...] The post Trump says Saudi king agrees to ramp up oil production appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Saudi Arabia, Oman sites added to UNESCO World Heritage List

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) added Saudi Arabia's Al-Ahsa Oasis and Oman's ancient city of Qalhat to its World Heritage List on Friday, the world cultural body said. Authorities in Riyadh, as well as Muscat, have put tourism high on their economic agendas as Gulf states look to diversify their oil-dependent economies. Saudi Arabia's lush Al-Ahsa oasis is dotted with yet-to-be-excavated archeological sites, and carries traces of human occupation dating back to Neolithic times. Al-Ahsa "was a commercial center for the Hajar territory of Bahrain," reads the Saudi submission to UNESCO. "Archaeological evidence shows t...Keep on reading: Saudi Arabia, Oman sites added to UNESCO World Heritage List.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Saudi Arabia, kailangan ng mga Pinay nurse; libreng tirahan at pagkain, kabilang sa insentibo

Nasa isang libong Pinay nurse umano ang kailangan sa Saudi Arabia na bukod sa magandang sahod, may mga kasama pa umanong insentibo gaya ng libreng matitirhan. Source link link: Saudi Arabia, kailangan ng mga Pinay nurse; libreng tirahan at pagkain, kabilang sa insentibo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

PAL suspends flights to Jeddah starting Sept 2018

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines will temporarily suspend services to and from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia starting September as part of the periodic review of routes......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

Suarez scores again and Uruguay downs host Russia 3-0

    SAMARA, Russia --- Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani scored a goal each and Uruguay went on to defeat Russia 3-0 on Monday, finishing undefeated in group play and handing the host nation its first loss of the World Cup.   Both teams were already assured of spots in the knockout round, but Uruguay's victory put it at the top of Group A and looking toward a match in Sochi on Saturday against the second-place finisher from Group B.   Uruguay, which also benefited from an own-goal in the first half, had its third straight shutout of the tournament after consecutive 1-0 victories over Egypt and Saudi Arabia.   By advancing to the round of ...Keep on reading: Suarez scores again and Uruguay downs host Russia 3-0.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018