Syria state media: rebels reportedly agree surrender deal in Al-Quneitra

  • If verified, the move would mark another major victory for President Bashar Assad
  • Putin, Assad’s most powerful ally, cited the need to restore the situation along the Golan borders
By Reuters ·


Saudi Arabia’s defense forces intercept missile fired by Houthis at Jazan

  • The missile was fired from the Yemeni city of Saadah, targeting residential areas occupied by civilians.
  • Houthi militia fired the missile at the city of Jazan in Saudi Arabia.
By Arab News ·


China’s Xi arrives in the UAE for state visit

  • His appointments during the three days include a series of high-level meetings with his Emirati counterparts
  • The UAE and China established diplomatic relations in November 1984
By AFP ·

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Red Sea resorts drive Egypt tourism hopes

  • The Red Sea resort of Hurghada has been listed as one of the top 25 destinations in the world
  • Egypt’s annual tourist influx rose to 8.3 million in 2017 from 5.3 million in 2016
By Ahmed Mowafy ·


India charges ex-finance minister with corruption

  • The CBI accused the former minister of abusing power in allowing foreign investment
  • The charge came one day before an opposition no-confidence vote in parliament against the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi
By AFP ·

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Airbnb looks to ‘exciting’ Saudi Arabian market

  • Airbnb is eyeing up Saudi Arabia for its next emerging market as the multibillion-dollar start-up gains traction in the Middle East
  • Airbnb seen as a good fit as the Kingdom looks to enhance its tourism and hospitality sector while continuing to diversify its economy
By Jennifer Bell ·

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Why Juventus could prove to be Cristiano Ronaldo's toughest, most rewarding challenge yet

  • Portuguese superstar has moved to Italian giants in deal worth nearly $120 million
  • Ronaldo scored 450 goals in 438 games for Real Madrid


The Independent and SRMG announce major international expansion deal

  • Four new websites will be created under The Independent branding
  • The sites will be operated by the Saudi Research and Marketing Group
By Arab News ·

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Saudi fashion label puts women in limelight

  • In 2018, Saudi Arabia hosted its first Fashion Week in Riyadh and also made history by lifting its driving ban on women.
  • Renad Hefni won the Women Appreciation Month fashion award created by Femi9fashion brand in Jeddah
By Rafal Jokhdar ·