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The silencing of Malta’s anti-corruption campaigner

VALLETTA (Reuters) – He ran towards the burning car barefoot across the field, oblivious to the mud and stones. The explosion had blown the grey Peugeot 108 clear off the road. Now the twisted remains sat ablaze about five meters into the field, a metal pyre of flame and smoke. Matthew Caruana Galizia could feel […]

ENTERTAINMENT SAUDI ENTERTAINMENT

Saudi Arabia opens the door to Hollywood

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‘Black Panther’ in Saudi Arabia? Hollywood Sweeps Into Islamic Kingdom

Saudi Arabia wants to do more than export oil. So it’s importing popcorn machines. On Wednesday, when moviegoers in Riyadh take their seats to watch a screening of Walt Disney Co.’s “Black Panther,” it will be the first time a Hollywood movie has played in a theater in Saudi Arabia in 35 years. AMC Entertainment […]

ENTERTAINMENT SAUDI ENTERTAINMENT

Entertainment creating jobs in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Entertainment not only means giving pleasure and delight; it is a big business that, besides boosting the national economy, can create many job opportunities for talented people.After Ohoud Mohammed, a young Saudi woman obtained a bachelor‘s degree from a local college some three years back, she tried to find a job to earn a […]

ENTERTAINMENT SAUDI ENTERTAINMENT

AMC Entertainment Extends Its Footprint With Historic Deal in Saudi Arabia

Some rays of hope have shined down on AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) investors recently. First, Black Panther became the huge blockbuster the theater industry needed coming off a weak 2017 box office.  Next, AMC was reported to be in talks to spin off a portion of its European theater chain, which could help it pay off a […]

ENTERTAINMENT SAUDI ENTERTAINMENT

Saudi-US ‘Future of Entertainment’ summit to be held in Los Angeles

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Entertainment has announced the launch of a Saudi-American entertainment summit to be held on Wednesday in Los Angeles under the title ‘Future of Entertainment.’ The summit is in line with Saudi Vision 2030, which includes plans for the kingdom to make a huge leap into the entertainment sector. The event […]

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The silencing of Malta’s anti-corruption campaigner

VALLETTA (Reuters) – He ran towards the burning car barefoot across the field, oblivious to the mud and stones. The explosion had blown the grey Peugeot 108 clear off the road. Now the twisted remains sat ablaze about five meters into the field, a metal pyre of flame and smoke. Matthew Caruana Galizia could feel […]

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Assad prepares to assault last rebel enclave near Damascus

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian army began preparatory shelling for an assault on the last area outside its control near Damascus on Tuesday, a commander in the pro-government alliance said, building on its recent capture of the major suburb of eastern Ghouta. Members of Syrian police sit at a damaged building at the city of […]

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U.S. suggests Russia, Syria may tamper with Douma evidence, Moscow denies

DAMASCUS/THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The United States accused Russia on Monday of blocking international inspectors from reaching the site of a suspected poison gas attack in Syria and said Russians or Syrians may have tampered with evidence on the ground. Moscow denied the charge and blamed delays on retaliatory U.S.-led missile strikes on Syria at […]

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Russia’s Putin predicts global ‘chaos’ if West hits Syria again

MOSCOW/DAMASCUS (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Sunday that further Western attacks on Syria would bring chaos to world affairs, as Washington prepared to increase pressure on Russia with new economic sanctions. In a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, Putin and Rouhani agreed that the Western strikes had damaged the […]

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Four Palestinian militants dead in Gaza blast

GAZA (Reuters) – The Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group said four of its members were killed in an apparent accidental blast in the Gaza Strip on Saturday. A Palestinian man looks at the scene of an explosion in the southern Gaza Strip, April 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa The group said in a statement that […]

Technology

IBM Falls After Quarterly Margins Narrow and Sales Stagnate

IBM’s one-quarter growth streak is already in doubt. Shares of the technology company fell in extended trading after it reported narrower profit margins and no revenue growth, excluding help from a weak U.S. dollar. That cast a shadow over an effort to sell more-profitable cloud-based software to revive growth after five years of revenue declines. […]

Technology

Meet the Woman Who Leads NightWatch, Google’s Internal Privacy Strike Force

Photo: Lea Kissner Lea Kissner is back at her alma mater, the University of California at Berkeley, armed with a crisp gray blazer, a slide deck, and a laptop with a ‘My Other Car Is A Pynchon Novel’ sticker on it. Since graduating in 2002, she’s earned a PhD at Carnegie Mellon in cryptography and […]

Technology

Facebook ad feature claims to predict user’s future behaviour

Facebook has been criticised for hiding an advertising product that claims to be able to predict users’ future behaviours and target messages at them in an attempt to alter those behaviours. The product, named “loyalty prediction” by Facebook, is part of a suite of capabilities enabled by a machine learning-powered tool called FBLearner Flow. That […]

Technology

I downloaded the data Facebook has on me. Yikes.

By Brian X. ChenThe New York Times When I downloaded a copy of my Facebook data last week, I didn’t expect to see much. My profile is sparse, I rarely post anything on the site, and I seldom click on ads. (I’m what some call a Facebook “lurker.”) But when I opened my file, […]

Technology

Google accidentally reveals Android P might have iPhone X-like gestures

Google is testing a new navigation bar for Android P that looks similar to Apple’s new gesture and UI on the iPhone X. Google accidentally revealed the new navigation bar in an Android developers blog post (cached copy), and the company removed a screenshot it posted of it in action. The new navigation bar no […]

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