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Day: October 7, 2020

‫القاضي المسؤول عن استرداد “مجموعة أُوي” يوافق على بيع أصول متعددة، بما في ذلك 5 مراكز بيانات يتم تنفيذها بواسطة شركة “بيامونتي القابضة”

Press Release
 ساو باولو، 7 أكتوبر/تشرين الأول 2020 /PRNewswire/ — وافق فيرناندو فيانا، قاضي محكمة ريو دي جانيرو المسؤول عن الاسترداد القضائي لـ “مجموعة أُوي (Oi Group) (OIBR.C)”، على بيع أصول متعددة بقيمة 22 مليار ريال برازيلي يوم الاثنين الماضي (5)، بعد دعم الدائنين. تشمل الصفقة شراء 5 مراكز بيانات من قبل المجموعة المالية البرازيلية بيامونتي القابضة (Piemonte Holding). تأتي الموافقة القضائية على بيع أصول مجموعة أُوي (مراكز البيانات ووحدات اتصالات أُوي والأبراج) بعد الجمعية العامة للدائنين التي عقدت في سبتمبر/أيلول، وبيان من رودريجو آبرو “Rodrigo Abreu”، الرئيس التنفيذي لمجموعة أُوي، في يوم الجمعة، 2 أكتوبر/تشرين الأول، حيث قال فيه إن البيع لشركة بيامونتي، كما هو الحال مع الآخرين، صفقة تم إنجازها وتبقى فقط خطوات قليلة. وتأتي أيضًا الموافقة المهمة من القاضي فيرناندو فيان...

‫شركة فوت لوكر تختار شركة Adyen لتمكين الدفع دوليًا من المتجر وعبر الإنترنت

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أمستردام، 7 أكتوبر 2020 /PRNewswire/ — أدين (أمستردام: ADYEN)، أعلنت اليوم، منصة الدفع العالمية المفضلة للعديد من الشركات الرائدة في العالم، عن اختيارها من قبل شركة فوت لوكر، شركة التجزئة المتخصصة في مستلزمات الرياضيين ومقرها نيويورك، لدعم المدفوعات في مختلف الأسواق وقنوات البيع على مستوى العالم. تعمل شركة فوت لوكر (Foot Locker) وAdyen معًا منذ عام 2018. صرح جون ومبي، نائب رئيس اتصال العملاء في فوت لوكر: “تتيح منصة Adyen الفردية والوصول العالمي لشركة فوت لوكر توفير تجربة دفع مثالية مصممة خصيصًا لتلبية احتياجات عملائنا في مختلف الأسواق عبر أمريكا الشمالية وأوروبا وآسيا والمحيط الهادئ. إن قدرة Adyen على تسريع وتبسيط عملية التنفيذ كانت حاسمة لنجاحنا المستمر في هذه الأسواق”. كما صرح كمران زكي، مدير العمليات في Adyen: “كما هو الحال دائمًا، فإننا نهدف إلى منح التجار ...

US Indicts 2 British Members of Islamic State ‘Beatles’

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Two alleged members of Islamic State's once notorious hostage-taking cell dubbed "The Beatles" are in the United States to stand trial, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The two men, Alexanda Amon Kotey, 36, and El Shafee Elsheikh, 32, were transferred on Wednesday to the U.S. from Iraq where they were held in U.S. military custody for more than two years as U.S. and British authorities squabbled over their case. The two were captured by U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in Syria in 2018 as they tried to flee Syria for Turkey. Attorney General William Barr cleared the way for their transfer after assuring British authorities in August that the U.S. would not seek the death penalty against the two men and the British Supreme Court ruled that British authorities could share information about the...

‘Unbearable’ Memories Push Some Yazidi Survivors of IS to Suicide

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Driven by "unbearable" memories, the suicide rate among members of the Yazidi religious minority is increasing more than six years after the Islamic State (IS) terror group attacked Yazidis' homes in the Sinjar district in northern Iraq, according to Yazidi activists. Many Yazidis who fled the IS into Iraqi Kurdistan's refugee camps are now facing mental health issues. The distress is particularly acute among women who experienced sexual violence while in IS captivity. "There are multiple factors pushing some Yazidis to commit suicide, but the main reason is the unbearable memory of what happened during the IS genocide," said Khodr al-Domali, a Yazidi researcher and coordinator of social support to Yazidi women in refugee camps. Al-Domali said thousands of Yazidis in refugee camps...

UK Ambassador to Saudi Arabia visits KACND

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Riyadh, United Kingdom Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Neil Crompton, and his accompanying delegation have visited the headquarters King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue (KACND) in Riyadh. The visit aimed to be briefed on the efforts being made by the center in laying down foundations and perceptions based on dialogue and protecting the societal fabric by consolidating the values of diversity, coexistence and tolerance. The Secretary General of KACND, Dr. Abdullah bin Muhammad Al-Fawzan, welcomed the ambassador and his accompanying delegation listening to a detailed explanation of the center’s most important activities and various programs. For his part, the ambassador praised the role the center plays in spreading the culture of dialogue, expressing his happiness to v...

Health Ministry Spokesman: 596 Recoveries from COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia, Tally at 323,208

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Riyadh, Assistant Minister of Health and Official Spokesman of the Ministry of Health Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdulaali said in a press conference here today that 468 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 337,711 cases, including 9,556 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 913 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. As many as 596 cases have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 323,208, Dr. Al-Abdulaali said, adding that 24 new deaths have been reported, bringing the total deaths to 4,947.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

B20 Saudi Arabia showcases key accomplishments from first ever Presidency

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Riyadh, B20 Saudi Arabia, the voice of the private sector to the G20, today provided an update to the Saudi media on its initiatives and policy recommendations to the G20, as the group prepares to host the B20 Summit on October 26-27 in Riyadh. Saudi Arabia is the first Middle Eastern country to ever host the G20 Presidency, representing the region and the developing countries. Earlier this week, the B20 publicly announced all its 25 policy recommendations across key issues such as digitalization, women in business, trade, finance, infrastructure, energy, sustainability, compliance, integrity and future of work and education. “When Saudi Arabia took over the Presidency of the G20 and B20, the COVID-19 pandemic was not on the horizon. For the past several months, we have had to respond t...

B20 Saudi Arabia showcases key accomplishments from first ever Presidency 2 Riyadh

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“The challenges presented in this year’s Presidency were met with resilience and creativity by the Saudi business community, a demonstration of our innovation mindset and future centricity. I’m proud of what we have been able to achieve despite headwinds and I look forward to continue collaborating with them and elevating the Kingdom’s leadership in the global stage, under the guidance of Saudi Arabia’s leaders,” continued Mr. Al-Benyan. B20 efforts over the course of 2020 also included the establishment of the COVID-19 Initiative, aimed at addressing immediate needs without losing sight of medium and long-term goals. As a result, the B20 issued a special report to the G20 on jump-starting the economy in a post-pandemic phase and has issued several joint statements with other engagement g...

King of Bahrain welcomes Saudi cabinet decision to discuss elevating level of Bahrain-Saudi Coordination Council chairmanship

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Manama, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain has welcomed the decision issued by the kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s cabinet during its session to hold discussions with Bahrain to raise the level of the chairmanship of the Coordination Council to the crown princes of the two countries. King Hamad affirmed the solid historical ties between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia based on strong foundations of fraternity, visions, understanding, and coordination that the forefathers established and consolidated with the unity of their positions in various circumstances thanks to their strong bonds and common destiny. Today, joint action between the two countries continues based on the forefathers’ approach and with the same cohesion in order to establish and shape the features of a legacy for the future ge...