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Bahrain closes pan-Arab TV news channel
Culture & Education | Tuesday 10 February, 2015 2:47 am
Bahrain on Monday announced the closure of a new pan-Arab news channel, owned by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.The Alarab News Channel, launched on February 1, was on air for only a few hours before reverting to promotional material while trying to resolve “technical and administrative”...
KSA among top 40 countries investing in research
Culture & Education | Sunday 8 February, 2015 7:51 am
Saudi Arabia was among the top 40 countries investing in research and development (R&D) areas in 2014, local media said, quoting a report by Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association (GPCA).The report, based on studies carried out by a US research firm, said Saudi Arabia allocated 0.3 percent of...
KAU among top 5 MENA universities
Culture & Education | Saturday 7 February, 2015 2:41 pm
Times Higher Education (THE) hosted its first-ever university ranking in the Middle East and North Africa, where King Abdul Aziz University won the third place in the field of research excellence. The first position went to Texas A&M University of Qatar, followed by the Lebanese American...
Science Olympiad winners to be announced Sunday
Culture & Education | Saturday 7 February, 2015 2:28 pm
The winners of a top contest at the Science and Innovation Festival (SSIF-2015) would be announced Sunday, the organizers announced.The jury concluded its evaluation on Thursday of 605 participants in the National Science Olympiad, out of 762 students who presented work in 17 areas.According to the ...
SABIC sponsors and collaborates in organizing Saudi Science
Culture & Education | Thursday 5 February, 2015 2:46 pm
SABIC is a strategic sponsor of the Saudi Science and Creativity Festival and is playing an active role in organizing the event jointly with the Ministry of Education, King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba), and Saudi Aramco. The Festival was opened by...
Instagram introduces endlessly looping videos
Culture & Education | Wednesday 4 February, 2015 6:19 pm
When Vine introduced loop counts, it instantly replaced likes and shares to become the default metric to gauge the popularity of a video. Facebook has dabbled with a similar technique for auto-play videos in users' mobile Newsfeeds, but only now has it appeared on its other popular social network,...
Expo showcases over 600 innovative projects by Saudis
Culture & Education | Wednesday 4 February, 2015 8:55 am
Hamad Al-Sheikh, deputy minister of education, inaugurated the Saudi Science and Innovation Festival (SSIF) exhibition here, which put on display 605 innovative projects by young Saudi inventors. Among other highlights of the event was participation of NASA, the US agency for space research, which...
rt Rolls-out Enhanced Programming
Culture & Education | Wednesday 4 February, 2015 7:02 am
Sky News Arabia has entered 2015 with new plans in motion on programming content, revamped website, updated apps and digital platforms, as well as new faces on the channel’s news team. In addition, Sky News Arabia is opening additional news bureaus in the region as part of its continued...
Alarab TV taken off air for ‘technical reasons’
Culture & Education | Tuesday 3 February, 2015 7:51 am
Alarab, the 24-hour pan-Arab television news channel that started broadcasting on Sunday, was taken off air on Monday morning.The new channel, headquartered in Bahrain, is owned by Kingdom Holding Company Chairman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.Celebrated Saudi journalist, columnist and editor Jamal...
King Faisal International Prize Selection Committee Commence Selection of Winners for 37th Cycle Across Five Categories
Culture & Education | Monday 2 February, 2015 2:38 pm
The Selection Committees for the King Faisal International Prize have started their 37th annual meetings across all five prize categories: Service to Islam, Islamic Studies, Arabic Language and Literature, Medicine, and Science. The meetings are being held during Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd of...