King Salman meets Pompeo amid US-Iran tensions

  • Mike Pompeo: US wants to build a global coalition against Iran
  • But is prepared to negotiate with Iran, without preconditions, in a bid to ease tensions
By AP ·


Trump says fresh US sanctions on Iran will target supreme leader, foreign minister

  • Trump said the sanctions would have been imposed regardless of drone attack
  • Washington has repeatedly imposed sanctions on Tehran since last year
By Reuters ·

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What has changed since Saudi women started driving?

  • New-found sense of independence compensates for perceived delay in gaining the right to drive
  • It is widely believed that Saudi driving schools for women cannot keep pace with the demand
By Lojien Ben Gassem ·


Saudi pilot Yasmeen Al-Maimani’s 1st flight celebrated

  • Yasmeen Al-Maimani has a commercial pilot’s license (CPL) from the US
By SPA ·

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Lebanese president insists on return of Syrian refugees

  • Aoun calls on the UN to provide assistance to internally displaced people inside Syria

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Parliament fills key Cabinet posts in Iraq


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Dharavi slum beats Taj Mahal as India’s top tourist destination

  • The squalid district was featured in Oscar-winning movie ‘Slumdog Millionaire’
  • Tour groups to Dharavi normally consist of around five to six people, with visitors guided through its cramped alleys
By Sanjay Kumar ·


Oil prices rise on gains prompted by tensions between US and Iran

  • Russian energy minister praises international cooperation to stabilize oil markets
By Reuters ·

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Saudi Arabia’s biggest celebration of motor racing returns with Formula E back at Ad Diriyah

  • The event will take place on Nov. 22 and 23
  • Two major races will take place in this year’s E-Prix, which made its Middle East debut in the Kingdom last year
By Arab News ·


US Congress leaders demand probe into Al Jazeera’s status

  • Legitimate questions are raised about whether the news outlet should register as a foreign agent