Jeddah Press Release
|06/15/2020 - 10:06||
Community Jameel and the International Rescue Committee join forces to combat the effects of COVID-19 on refugees in Jordan
This collaboration will help tackle the Syrian refugee crisis ensuring those in Jordan have access to vital infection prevention and control information as well as lifesaving services. Healthcare workers will be trained and safely equipped to meet the healthcare needs in the country.
|05/28/2020 - 08:43||
Saudi Arabia: Yemeni official Abdul Karim Thuail freed after weeks of enforced disappearance
Today, Thursday, May 28, 2020, the Saudi authorities released the activist and Yemeni government official, Sayyid Abdul Karim Thuail, who was arrested at Jeddah airport on March 12, 2020. The Thuail family thanked Alkarama and other organizations, who raised his case and expressed solidarity with them, noting that Mr. Thuail was in fact being held incommunicado in al-Ha'ir prison in Riyadh. On May 14, 2020, Alkarama had issued an urgent appeal to the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances regarding Mr.
|05/14/2020 - 07:32||
2Africa: a transformative subsea cable for future internet connectivity in Africa announced by global and African partners
China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC announced today that they will partner to build 2Africa, which will be the most comprehensive subsea cable to serve the African continent and Middle East region. The parties have appointed Alcatel Submarine Networks (“ASN”) to build the cable in a fully funded project which will greatly enhance connectivity across Africa and the Middle East.
|04/28/2020 - 23:33||
LINX publishes 2019 Annual Report ahead of first online AGM
The London Internet Exchange (LINX) has launched its 2019 annual report and accounts ahead of the exchange’s first ever online only annual general meeting on Wednesday 6th May.
|04/23/2020 - 06:42||
King Fahad Industrial Port at Yanbu Receives Maiden Call by Newly Launched JEDDEX service from CMA CGM
Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company (GSCCO), part of the Gulftainer group of companies, welcomed the CONTSHIP ONO, the first container vessel of the new service from CMA CGM’s recently-launched JEDDEX service, at its King Fahad Industrial Port in Yanbu (KFIP) on 19th April.
|04/16/2020 - 13:02||
Diversity at the Heart of KBR Projects in the Middle East
In 2016, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman laid out his blueprint for the future of Saudi Arabia, Vision 2030; “The aim is to pave Saudi Arabia’s path to a strong, thriving and stable Saudi Arabia that provides opportunity for all….building a better country, fulfilling our dream of prosperity and unlocking talent, potential and dedication of our young men and women.”
|03/30/2020 - 05:26||
Oracle Continues to Invest in Canada; Opens Second Canadian Cloud Region in Montreal
To support growing customer demand for enterprise cloud services in Canada, Oracle today announced a new Gen 2 Cloud region in Montreal. This follows the launch of its Toronto Cloud region last year, making Canada Oracle’s latest country offering dual cloud regions.
|03/19/2020 - 09:43||
PRESENTS THE U.S. PREMIERE OF THE JEDDAH WORLD FEST FEATURING JANET JACKSON, LIAM PAYNE, FUTURE, TYGA & MORE ON SUNDAY, APRIL 5 AT 9 P.M. ET/6 P.M. PT
Los Angeles, CA (March 19, 2020) – Music’s biggest names rock Saudi Arabia in the historic Jeddah World Fest, premiering Sunday, April 5 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, only on AXS TV. The broadcast marks the first time that the star-studded concert event will air in the United States.
|03/12/2020 - 15:02||
Saudi Arabia: Mr. Abdul Karim Suail, a Yemeni government official, was the victim of enforced disappearance
Alkarama sent today an urgent appeal to the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances regarding Mr. Abdul Karim Thuail, who was forcibly disappeared by the authorities in Saudi Arabia. Mr. Abdul Karim Hussein Ali Thuail, 34 years old and the father of a child, is a Yemeni government official and former human rights defender. He was arrested at Jeddah International Airport on 12 March 2020, and disappeared from that moment.
|02/10/2020 - 00:08||
Al Rajhi Aviation reaffirms strategic partnership with Sabre
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia and MANAMA, Bahrain – Feb 10, 2020 – Al Rajhi Aviation, one of Saudi Arabia’s leading travel providers, has renewed an exclusive partnership with leading technology provider, Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), to support its plans to expand regionally and explore opportunities in online travel.
|01/02/2020 - 19:44||
Saudi Arabia: Repressive Site for Dakar Rally
The 2020 Dakar Rally – formerly known as the Paris-Dakar Rally – will begin on January 5, 2020, in Jeddah, and finish on January 17, 2020, 9,000 kilometers later, in Al-Qiddiya.
|Human Rights Watch|
|12/23/2019 - 14:28||
Saudi Arabia: Drop Charges Against Saudi-US Doctor
Walid al-Fitaihi, with his daughter Mariam, whom Saudi authorities have placed under a travel ban since 2017.
|Human Rights Watch|
|12/06/2019 - 11:43||
Saudi Arabia: End ill-treatment, arbitrary detention of human rights defender, Waleed Abu al-Khair
Amnesty International has received credible reports that Saudi Arabian prison authorities arbitrarily placed human rights defender and prisoner of conscience Waleed Abu al-Khair in solitary confinement and under tightened security. Waleed Abu al-Khair was placed in solitary confinement in Dhahban Prison near Jeddah on 26 November and for the past week, has been held incommunicado, puttingtorture and other ill-treatment. He has been on hunger strike since 29 November in protest against his ill-treatment. Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty International’s Middle East Research Director, said:
|12/02/2019 - 07:22||
The Park Hyatt Brand Celebrates The Debut of Park Hyatt Doha
CHICAGO (December 2, 2019) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced the opening of Park Hyatt Doha in Qatar. The hotel occupies a prime location within the heart of Doha’s new commercial and residential downtown district, Msheireb, and integrates the best elements of Doha’s heritage with refined accommodations that provide a luxurious oasis amidst the pulsating capital.
|12/02/2019 - 06:58||
Hyatt Plans to Expand Global Luxury Portfolio With More Than 20 New Hotels and Resorts by the End of 2020
Five new Park Hyatt hotels expected to open as the brand celebrates its 40th anniversary; The Unbound Collection by Hyatt continues to see strong growth in Europe.
|10/30/2019 - 03:26||
The Park Hyatt Brand Celebrates Debut of Park Hyatt Kyoto
The 70-room luxury guesthouse in Japan’s ancient capital offers a journey of discovery through refined cultural and culinary experiences.
|10/21/2019 - 16:41||
Infor Drives Digital Transformation in Saudi Arabia
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Oct. 21, 2019 – Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialised by industry, has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting Saudi Arabia’s digital transformation efforts across a broad range of sectors.
|10/15/2019 - 14:41||
Nurto and Hukumo: Two Women Defying the Odds in Somalia
Nurto from Baidoa in Somalia is only 30 years old—but already on the verge of giving up. Conflict has driven her from her home, she is in pain and her father’s death is weighing heavily on her. She will get through this, but she doesn’t know that yet. Meanwhile, 28-year-old Hakumo, whose childhood in southwestern Somalia was plagued by extreme poverty, has managed to become a trailblazing leader in what is otherwise a male-dominated community.
|10/11/2019 - 09:02||
Eirad International Tours and Travels Expands Strategic Partnership With Sabre
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia and MANAMA, Bahrain – Oct 11, 2019 – Eirad International Tours and Travels has signed a new technology agreement with Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading technology provider to the global travel and tourism industry, to expand its reach in the region and enrich the customer experience through unrivaled service levels.
|09/30/2019 - 15:51||
Oman Air and Kenya Airways expand codeshare agreement
Oman Air and Kenya Airways commenced their codeshare agreement covering services between Muscat and Nairobi in August 2017.
|09/26/2019 - 15:47||
UNICEF and the Islamic Development Bank launch first global Muslim philanthropy fund for children
Preschool is important for their psychological well-being and to prepare them for life. I love it here. I treat each and every child like they are my own. I dedicate part of my salary to buy them toys and games.”
|09/24/2019 - 07:05||
Saudi Arabia's Digital Pioneers Honored at IDC CIO Excellence Awards 2019
Jeddah – With more than 100 of the Kingdom's most influential ICT leaders in attendance, the IDC Saudi Arabia CIO Summit 2019 closed last week with a ceremony to mark the second edition of the IDC CIO Excellence Awards. At a time when innovation is becoming the hallmark of competitive success, IDC sought to recognize the efforts of those individuals and organizations that have excelled in conceptualizing and delivering game-changing digital transformation initiatives across the Kingdom.
|09/18/2019 - 10:29||
Current: Multiplied Innovation & Automation Set the Agenda as IDC Hosts Saudi Arabia's Most Prominent ICT Decision Makers for CIO Summit in Jeddah
Multiplied Innovation & Automation Set the Agenda as IDC Hosts Saudi Arabia's Most Prominent ICT Decision Makers for CIO Summit in Jeddah.
|09/08/2019 - 01:31||
IDC Announces Partnership with Yesser for Upcoming CIO Summit in Jeddah
Jeddah – International Data Corporation (IDC) is delighted to announce that Eng. Ali AlAsiri, CEO of Yesser and founding member of IDC's CIO Advisory Council for Saudi Arabia, will deliver an honorary keynote address at the upcoming IDC Saudi Arabia CIO Summit 2019.
|08/26/2019 - 12:12||
Qualcomm and Dallah Sign Small Cell Patent License Agreement
Accelerates small cell deployment in Saudi Arabia and adds Dallah to more than 300 existing Qualcomm licensees globally.