Jordan’s King Abdullah II said in an interview with CNN that his country has many concerns about Iran’s activities in the region. (Screenshot/Petra News Agency)

King Abdullah II: Jordan previously attacked by Iranian-made drones

  • He said Iran’s nuclear program affects Israel as it does the Gulf, and its ballistic technology has improved dramatically
  • The king called for a return to the negotiating table and get the Palestinians and Israelis engaging again
By SARAH GLUBB ·

Tunisian president ousts government, freezes parliament in move critics call a coup

Tunisian president ousts government, freezes parliament in move critics call a coup

  • Kais Saied says he will govern alongside new PM
  • Parliament speaker calls for people to enter streets against ‘coup’
By Reuters ·

Special General Sirwan Barzani being interviewed by Frank Kane on Frankly Speaking. (Screengrab) video

Frankly Speaking: ‘More Western military support needed to head off terror groups’ in Iraq, says Peshmerga Gen. Sirwan Barzani

  • Barzani commanded Kurdish troops in the bitter battles of 2015 and 2016 to regain territory lost to Daesh
  • Barzani spoke of Saudi humanitarian aid and the challenges of diversifying Kurdistan’s oil-dependent economy 
By Frank Kane ·

Saudi and Spanish officials attend the unveiling of the latest Avante 2200 corvette for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) at the Navantia shipyard in Spain on July 24, 2021. (SPA)

Saudi navy unveils latest warship Jazan in Spain

  • The Avante 2200 corvette is the fourth of its type being built in a joint venture between Saudi Arabian Military Industries and Spain's Navantia
By SPA ·

Following the temporary closure of Umrah due to the emergence of the pandemic, worshippers were allowed to perform the Umrah rituals in early October. (AFP/File)

Umrah companies gear up to receive foreign pilgrims

By TARIQ AL-THAQAFI ·

The hotel sector in Makkah is the strongest in the Middle East, says expert. (SPA)

Makkah’s hospitality sector eyeing recovery

By Tareq Al-Thaqafi ·

Special A handout picture released on March 1, 2018, shows Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) attending the inauguration of the "New El Alamein" city in western Egypt. (AFP)

El-Alamein International Airport prepares to receive more international flights

  • The North Coast project contains a large number of tourist resorts with distinctive coastal villages and charming Egyptian beaches
By Yassen Mohammad ·

Somalia’s leaders agreed last month on a voting timetable after months of stalemate. The country is facing violence by Al-Shabab militants. (AFP/File)

After months of delays, Somalia postpones election amid threats of violence

  • The country’s Al-Shabab militants warned politicians last week against taking part in the vote
By AFP ·

Amazon, Circle K warming up to idea of crypto payments

Amazon, Circle K warming up to idea of crypto payments

  • UK financial watchdog warns consumers over CoinBurp crypto launch
By RAYANA ALQUBALI ·

Senior AJ+ figure compares French bill to China’s handling of Uyghur Muslims

Senior AJ+ figure compares French bill to China’s handling of Uyghur Muslims

  • Some have criticized the AJ+ senior staffer’s tweet
  • In 2019, AJ+ Arabic drew widespread condemnation over a video that was branded “Holocaust denial”
By Arab News ·

Senior AJ+ figure compares French bill to China’s handling of Uyghur Muslims

Senior AJ+ figure compares French bill to China’s handling of Uyghur Muslims

  • Some have criticized the AJ+ senior staffer’s tweet
  • In 2019, AJ+ Arabic drew widespread condemnation over a video that was branded “Holocaust denial”
By Arab News ·