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Trump blasts Iran for sowing ‘chaos, death, destruction’

  • US president uses UNGA address to launch attack on Iranian leadership
  • Used speech to praise Saudi Arabia and the UAE for roles in improving regional security
By Frank Kane ·

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Saudi Arabia’s Misk partners with UN on youth empowerment

  • The Saudi-UN partnership aims to reach and mobilize about 50 million young people around the world in support of the sustainable development goals
  • Saudi Arabia has a big youth demographic, with 60 per cent of the country’s population under the age of 25
By Frank Kane ·

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Key player UAE backs new Yemen peace talks

  • UAE state minister for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash said he had had “very productive discussions” with UN Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths
  • The UN envoy has been shuttling between all sides in the devastating civil war
By AFP ·

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Saudi Arabia’s Misk partners with UN on youth empowerment

  • The Saudi-UN partnership aims to reach and mobilize about 50 million young people around the world in support of the sustainable development goals
  • Saudi Arabia has a big youth demographic, with 60 per cent of the country’s population under the age of 25
By Frank Kane ·

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Yemen monitor, UK condemn Houthi discrimination against other groups

  • Houthi militia elements discriminate against Yemeni people who do not belong to their tribe
  • The UK also expressed deep concern by reports that the Houthi authorities in Sanaa held a mass trial of members of Yemen’s Baha’i community
By Arab News ·

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UN: 21 Afghan civilians killed in separate airstrikes

  • The UN says it is unclear whether the airstrikes were carried out by Afghan or NATO forces
  • 12 women and children from the same family were killed in a Sunday airstrike in the eastern Maidan Wardak province
By AP ·

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Brent oil trades near 4-year high, but US crude retreats

  • The US will apply sanctions to halt oil exports from Iran, the third-largest OPEC producer, starting on November 4
  • Brent is on course for its fifth consecutive quarterly increase, the longest such stretch for the global benchmark since early 2007
By Reuters ·

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King Salman inaugurates Saudi Arabia’s Haramain railway

  • The King oversaw the services that the railway will offer passengers when it opens to the public next month
  • The network will carry 60 million passengers a year with a fleet of 35 trains
By Arab News ·

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Felipe Massa ready for Formula E challenge around the streets of Riyadh

  • Not only will the December date mark the Kingdom’s entry into Formula E, but it will also mark Massa’s debut
  • Massa called the Formula E vehicles “the car of the next generation”
By NOOR NUGALI ·

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WhatsApp says working with India’s Reliance Jio to curb fake news menace

  • More than 30 people have died this year in mob violence triggered by vitriolic messages on social media and WhatsApp, according to unofficial estimates, and police have previously told Reuters that minorities have been targeted
By Reuters ·

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Breathing new life into Emirati traditions

  • Visitors to the London Design Fair held last week had the opportunity to see a wealth of talent from around the globe
  • The four-day industry event brought together 550 exhibitors from 36 countries
By Denise Marray ·
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Discovering a lost cuisine

By Tracy Abou Jaoude ·