Saudi Arabia among top 10 in UN’s e-commerce index

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Updated 11 December 2019

Saudi Arabia among top 10 in UN’s e-commerce index

  • The index ranked the Kingdom 49th in the global ranking

RIYADH: The UN e-commerce index ranked Saudi Arabia among the top 10 countries in the e-commerce sector. 

The index, issued by the UN Conference on Trade and Development, ranked the Kingdom 49th in the global ranking, rising three places in the general index.

The report indicated that the improvement achieved by the Kingdom came from two criteria: The proportion of Internet use — which has risen to 93 percent — and the rising postal reliability standard.

Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha said that this achievement came as a result of unlimited support from the leadership.

He added that the ministry works with partners to develop the Kingdom’s digital capabilities to invest in the growth of future projects in order to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plans.


Arab coalition starts military operation against Houthi targets in Yemen

Updated 02 July 2020

Arab coalition starts military operation against Houthi targets in Yemen

  • The operation aims to destroy specific Houthi capabilities and is a response to a threat

RIYADH: The Arab coalition announced the start of a military operation against Houthi targets on Wednesday.

The operation aims to destroy specific Houthi capabilities and is a response to a threat, the coalition added.

The coalition will hold a news conference on the operation against the targets soon, Al-Ekhbariya TV channel said.

Last week, the coalition intercepted missiles fired by the Houthis targeting Riyadh.