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Ittihad signs Portuguese winger Jota in ongoing summer spending spree

RIYADH: Saudi football team Al-Ittihad have confirmed the signing of Portuguese winger Jota from Celtic. The 24-year-old attacker joins French World Cup winners Karim Benzima and N’Golo Kante, who were both added to the team last month, in Jeddah as The Tigers’ bid to retain the Saudi Pro League title next season.  Jota, who completed a medical before signing on Monday, has agreed terms that will see him in yellow and black for the next three years. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

Saudi Arabia and UAE pledge $6bn for Iraq investment support

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and the UAE have committed to allocate $6 billion for expanding international trade and investment in Iraq, reported Iraqi News Agency.  On Sunday, the Federation of Iraqi Chambers of Commerce announced that it also agreed to set up business councils of the Kingdom and the UAE in the country.   “The UAE and Saudi Arabia deposited $3 billion each to support their operations in Iraq, which include trade and investment activities,” said FICC President Abdel Razzak Al-Zouhairy.  

Top NBA Free Agency Players to Watch: Draymond Green, Kyrie Irving

NEW YORK: Some of the players to watch in NBA free agency, which starts Friday evening: Kyrie Irving, Dallas This one will be interesting. Irving is one of the best players in the NBA. He also tends to be a challenge, and evidently got unhappy over time at his previous stops — Cleveland, Boston and Brooklyn. It seems unlikely that Irving will want a short-term deal, but there aren’t many teams that can afford him, either Fred VanVleet, Toronto

Boost for Makkah’s Hospitality Industry during Hajj Season

RIYADH: Hotels in Makkah have been running at full capacity as Muslims worldwide flocked to the holy city to perform Hajj after Saudi Arabia removed restrictions on the number and age of pilgrims, according to a top realtor in the city.   “The hotel occupancy rates in Makkah have reached 100 percent, such as the Novotel Thakher Makkah hotel. This substantial increase in occupancy comes in contrast to the 80 percent rate observed during the last Ramadan,” said Abdulaziz Al-Aboudi, the CEO of Thakher Development Co, a real estate firm focused on the hospitality sector.

“King Abdulaziz Port Achieves Record Container Throughput of 206,415 TEUs”

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s quest to ramp up trade volumes has seen one of its major ports registering an unprecedented growth in cargo volume. The King Abdulaziz Port set a new container throughput record of handling 206,145 twenty-foot equivalent units in May 2023, according to data released by the Saudi Ports Authority, also known as Mawani. The Dammam port surpassed its previous record of 199,609 TEUs in August 2022.

Rafa Benitez named new coach of Celta Vigo

BARCELONA: Rafa Benitez will coach Celta Vigo on a three-year deal, the Spanish side said Friday. The former Liverpool, Chelsea and Real Madrid coach replaces Carlos Carvalhal, who left Celta earlier in June by mutual consent after helping the team survive relegation from La Liga. Celta, celebrating their centenary in the upcoming season, said they have reached an agreement with the 63-year-old coach, which will be signed in July.

Egyptian Health Tech to Save Saudi Lives After Acquisition

CAIRO: Saudi Arabia’s health care sector has gained a new entrant from Egypt aimed at addressing the challenges posed by delayed medical reports and improving patient outcomes.  Founded in 2017, Rology has secured its position in the Saudi market after sealing the acquisition of its counterpart Arkan United.  In an interview with Arab News, Amr Abodriaa, CEO and co-founder of Rology, expressed the significance of this move in establishing a leading position in the Saudi market. 


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