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Google on Saturday dedicated a creative and special doodle to Persian mathematician Omar Khayyam on his 971st birthday. He was best known for his work on the classification and solution of cubic equations. Apart from his maths skills, he was also a well-known astronomer and poet. Born in Nishapur in northeastern Iran, Khayyam spent most …
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Turki Bin Abdulmohsen Al Sheikh, chairman at the General Entertainment Authority (GEA), has announced the launch of two contests recently, including a contest for the most beautiful recitation of the Holy Qur’an and another for most beautiful adhan (call for prayer) voice. Those contests were announced earlier this year during the unveiling of GEA’s new …

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HSBC is planning to lay off up to 10,000 staff, a report said Monday, just weeks after its chief executive stepped down and announced the axing 4,000 posts citing a weak global outlook. The latest cuts mostly in high-paid roles are part of a fresh cost-cutting drive by new boss Noel Quinn as the banking …
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