Moroccan runners dominate Oman desert mega-marathon

Moroccan Rachid El Murabity won the 165-kilometre Oman Desert Marathon for a fifth time last Friday, November 23. El Murabity ran a time of just under 14h 24m in the scorching desert heat, while his younger brother, Mohamed, claimed second place, three minutes and 12 seconds behind his sibling. In third place was Oman’s Sami […]

Training for Saudi sports coaches, teachers complete

RIYADH: The National Center for Educational Professional Development, an affiliate of the Saudi Education Ministry, in partnership with the British Council celebrated the completion of week-long training for sports coaches and teachers on Monday in Riyadh. The training aimed to improve the quality of sports teaching and encourage young people and the community at large […]

Arab Coalition to continue support for Yemen peace efforts

The spokesperson for the Saudi-led Arab coalition, Colonel Turki Al-Maliki said the coalition will continue to support efforts to bring all Yemeni parties to the negotiations planned to take place in Sweden. Speaking at a conference of the coalition on Monday Al-Maliki was referring to the recent statement made by the UN envoy to Yemen, […]

Morocco calls on Algeria for response to king’s dialogue offer

Morocco has called on Algeria to officially respond to an offer by King Mohammed VI for dialogue to improve relations between both countries. Morocco will remain “open” and “optimistic” with regard to relations with Algeria, and it renews calls to Algerian authorities to announce, officially, their response to the royal initiative to create a common […]

WhatsApp cofounder and Facebook-made billionaire tells people to delete Facebook

WhatsApp cofounder and Facebook-made billionaire tells people to delete Facebook The most important thing happening in tech right now is Facebook. The revelations coming from Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie have been quite damaging for the world’s largest social network. Facebook is facing formal investigations in the US and Europe, the stock is plummeting, and […]

Armani public grade school in Tokyo adopts designer uniforms

Armani: public grade school in Tokyo adopts designer uniforms A public elementary school in Tokyo’s upscale shopping district of Ginza has raised parents’ eyebrows with a plan to adopt uniforms designed by Italian fashion brand Giorgio Armani for its students, media said on Thursday.   Taimei Elementary School is introducing the uniforms for incoming pupils, […]

Morocco plans to spend $15.8 bln if it gets 2026 World Cup

Soccer-Morocco plans to spend $15.8 bln if it gets 2026 World Cup   Morocco has proposed using 14 stadiums and budgeting to spend 15.8 billion dollars on infrastructure if it wins the right to host the World Cup soccer finals in 2026, the country’s bid committee announced at a news conference on Saturday. But Morocoo […]

Pressure mounts on Facebook, Zuckerberg to face data breach concerns

 Pressure mounts on Facebook, Zuckerberg to face data breach concerns Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is facing intensified calls to appear in person at investigations into the social network’s conduct. His company has been accused of failing to properly inform users that their profile information may have been obtained and […]

French food retailer Leclerc takes on rivals to crack Paris

French food retailer Leclerc takes on rivals to crack Paris French supermarket chain Leclerc, which launches a home delivery service in Paris this month, also aims to open click and collect stores and hypermarkets in the capital. Leclerc is France’s biggest food retailer by market share but most of its 681 stores around the country […]