GULF & MENA
Peace Economy vs. War Economy: Xi Jinping & Biden visit Saudi Arabia. MBS welcome both, differently
Leader of China and US President experienced contrasting welcomes in visits only five months apart. While Xi Jinping is considered as a leader, and as a long term strategic partner with mutual interest, Biden is what it is: a politician who is temporarily president that yesterday had one agenda, today another and tomorrow will belong to the history.
Iran’s President Disavows Twitter Account Everyone Followed
Mohammad-Mehdi Rahimi, head of Raisi’s public relations office said the president has no account on Twitter. The announcement has left many wondering about the identity of those behind the account thought to be the president's official account, as it introduces itself. The account has been tweeting in his name since before he won the controversial presidential elections of June 2021.
Saudi Arabia has launched a set of robots equipped with A.I technology in the Grand Mosque of Mecca
The robots will relay sermons and prayer calls as well as clean the surface floors. Visitors can use their smartphones to scan the robots barcode to show content from the Quran and download it onto their devices. This is yet just another Saudi innovation modernizing and moving Islam forward.
Saudi Arabia's National Day in the Metaverse!
Online festivities will include a computer-generated museum showcasing Saudi heritage from different areas of the Kingdom. Players can purchase non-fungible token (NFT) outfits for their virtual avatars modeled on traditional Saudi attire from various regions.