Iraqi police arresting protesters in the south — activists

  • The government rushed to contain the protests with promises of thousands of jobs, mainly in the oil sector
  • Basra is home to about 70 percent of Iraq’s proven oil reserves of 153.1 billion barrels
By AP ·


Strikes blamed on Israel killed 9 pro-regime fighters in Syria: monitor

  • Syrian state media had accused Israel of bombing a military position in Aleppo province late Sunday
  • Israel has repeatedly warned it will not tolerate an entrenched presence of its archfoe Iran in the neighboring country
By AFP ·

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Donald Trump says summit with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki got off to 'good start'

  • Two leaders are meeting in the Finnish capital for a much-anticipated summit
  • Trump made the brief remarks in front of reporters, at a conference table surrounded by top officials
By Arab News ·


How Saudis are adapting to fast-changing life in the Kingdom

  • Retired psychologist Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sobihi explains why the recent big changes in Saudi Arabia have been accepted so easily
  • Umm Al-Qura instructor Abdulrahman Al-Haidari says most of the Saudis who have taken up education abroad are returning to help in the Kingdom's modernization program


Egypt passes law shielding senior military officers from prosecution

  • The law could make senior military officers immune from future prosecution
  • It offers special treatment to high-ranking army officers
By Reuters ·

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Philippine president bolsters security, defense ties with Malaysia

  • Both Southeast Asian leaders have a dented human rights reputation globally although Mahathir has softened his strongman outlook
  • Piracy and armed robbery against ships remains an ongoing issue for leaders in Southeast Asia as oil and supplies worth billions are lost at sea each year
By Nor Arlene Tan ·


Regulator unveils plan to monitor cryptocurrency threat

  • “Monitoring the size and growth of crypto-asset markets is critical.." FSB says
  • Plan follows drive by central banks and regulatory bodies to keep cryptocurrencies at bay
By AFP ·


Expert tests prove Arabsat not involved in illegal broadcasts of World Cup

  • Multiple tests by experts confirm Arabsat frequencies were not used for illegal World Cup broadcasts
  • Arabsat’s CEO demands immediate retraction and apology from FIFA after research vindicates broadcaster
By Arab News ·