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Saudi Arabia to set up region's first cancer database
December 14, 2019

Saudi Arabia has become the first Middle East country to launch a new initiative in the effective management of cancer treatment with the establishment of a ‘Saudi Oncology Health Economics Expert Group’ (Sharp).

The Saudi Society of Clinical Pharmacy (SSCP) and AstraZeneca Saudi Arabia have signed a MoU"...

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Empire Cinemas opens first multiplex in Saudi port city
December 12, 2019

Lebanese cinema chain Empire Cinemas has announced the opening of the first-ever multiplex in Jizan, located on Saudi Arabia’s southern Red Sea coast.

The 10-screen (728 seats) facility, which is equipped by a regional unit of CinemaNext, a leading European exhibitor services provider, has been built at an investment of over SR42 million ($11 million).

CinemaNext is a unit of Ymagis Group, the European specialist in digital technologies"...

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STC selects IFS to improve customer experience
December 12, 2019

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has announced that Saudi Telecom Company (STC), a world-class digital leader providing innovative services and platforms to our customers and enabling the digital transformation of the Mena region, has selected IFS Service Management to increase process efficiency, improve margins, and facilitate improved customer satisfaction.

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Hajj Ministry announces insurance for pilgrims
December 12, 2019

JEDDAH: Hajj and Umrah Minister Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten and Tawuniya Chairman Sulaiman Al-Humaid signed an agreement on Wednesday to provide insurance for pilgrims coming from outside Saudi Arabia.

The signing took place at the Hajj and Umrah Ministry’s headquarters in Makkah. As part of the agreement, the ministry will provide health and other insurance services to pilgrims from"...

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Companies face escalating cloud & supply chain risk
December 12, 2019

RIYADH — Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, on Wednesday announced its 2020 predictions report, which states that organizations will face a growing risk from their cloud and the supply chain. The growing popularity of cloud and DevOps environments drive business agility while exposing organizations, from enterprises to manufacturers, to third-party risk.

“As we enter a new decade, organizations of all industries"...

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Saudi Aramco shares soar at maximum 10% on market debut
December 12, 2019

RIYADH: Saudi Aramco shares surged to the maximum allowed 10 percent above their listing price on their debut in Riyadh on Wednesday.

u2028The stock jumped to SR35.2 ($9.39), up from the initial public offering (IPO) price of SR32 ($8.53), hitting the daily limit permitted by the Tadawul stock exchange and giving the company a valuation of about $1.88 trillion.

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Haramain train starts service from Jeddah airport station
December 12, 2019

EDDAH — The Haramain High Speed Train resumed on Wednesday its service between Jeddah and Madinah after a gap of nearly two and a half months.

This was for the first time, the train started operation from the railway station of the new terminal of King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) after the main station in Sulaymaniyah district in Jeddah was rendered inoperative following a massive fire.

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Saudi Arabia’s first self-driving vehicles launched in Thuwal campus
December 12, 2019

THUWAL — Heralding a new era in eco-friendly transportation and mobility research, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has introduced self-driving shuttles onto its sprawling campus.

In a colorful ceremony held at its campus in Thuwal on the Red Sea Coast on Wednesday, KAUST President Tony Chan cut the ribbon to mark the launch of the Kingdom’s first self-driving vehicles.

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Zain KSA wins Best 5G Infrastructure Deployment award
December 12, 2019

RIYADH — Zain KSA has been awarded the Best 5G Infrastructure Deployment title during Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit that took place in Dubai on Tuesday. Over 600 attendee’s ICT companies from more than 23 countries worldwide participated in the 13th edition of the event which focused on the main trends in the ICT sector, namely: 5G network, cyber security, data traffic and digitalization.

Commenting on the new accolade, Chief Technology"...

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8,000 energy professionals to attend IPTC in Dhahran
December 12, 2019

DHAHRAN, 16 hours, 41 minutes ago More than 8,000 oil and gas professionals from across the world are expected to converge in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, for the 12th edition of the flagship International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) next month. The conference, from January 13 to 15, will be held the Dhahran Expo under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, with Saudi Aramco serving as the Exclusive Host. “The Kingdom is proud to host this year’s IPTC for the very first time in the country. Attended by industry leaders and sponsored by four premier petroleum organisations and societies, IPTC 2020 brings together global experts to share their knowledge, innovation and latest technologies......

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