Special EU envoys return to Aden in support of Yemeni government’s military unity and peace efforts

EU envoys return to Aden in support of Yemeni government’s military unity and peace efforts

  • The delegation held talks on Tuesday with the head of the Presidential Leadership Council
  • Three Al-Qaeda operatives reportedly were killed on Monday in suspected US drone strike on their car in Marib
By Saeed Al-Batati ·

Update Saudi Arabia’s real GDP grows by 5.4% in Q4 2022: GASTAT

Saudi Arabia’s real GDP grows by 5.4% in Q4 2022: GASTAT

By Nirmal Narayanan ·

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas welcomes US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Ramallah, on January 31, 2023. (AFP)

Blinken wraps up Mideast visit with no breakthrough in efforts to end violence

  • Blinken met Abbas but there was no sign of progress on even the modest goal of halting the latest escalation
  • Mahmoud Al-Aloul, Fatah leader, said Palestinian leadership no longer has any confidence in US policy
By Mohammed Najib ·

Saudi Cabinet calls for revival of Israel-Palestinian peace talks

Saudi Cabinet calls for revival of Israel-Palestinian peace talks

  • Ministers called on the international community to step up and play its part in the process, protect Palestinians by putting pressure on Israeli authorities to halt attacks
  • They also discussed the preparations for the Kingdom’s participation at this year’s G20 meetings, and approved a number of international cooperation agreements
By Arab News ·

Abbas succession battle could ‘collapse’ Palestinian Authority: think tank

Abbas succession battle could ‘collapse’ Palestinian Authority: think tank

  • Abbas heads the PA, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Fatah, the secular political movement founded by the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat
By AFP ·

US readies over $2 billion Ukraine aid package with longer-range weapons

US readies over $2 billion Ukraine aid package with longer-range weapons

  • The aid is expected to be announced as soon as this week
By Reuters ·

Tech giants in Europe could pay for 5G, fiber networks under fresh EU plans

Tech giants in Europe could pay for 5G, fiber networks under fresh EU plans

  • Proposal aims to offset costs of data-heavy companies including Google, Netflix
  • But ‘fair share’ vision could threaten net neutrality, civil society groups warn
By Arab News ·

Tech giants in Europe could pay for 5G, fiber networks under fresh EU plans

Tech giants in Europe could pay for 5G, fiber networks under fresh EU plans

  • Proposal aims to offset costs of data-heavy companies including Google, Netflix
  • But ‘fair share’ vision could threaten net neutrality, civil society groups warn
By Arab News ·

Hijabi ‘indie mothers’ embraced by young Indonesian music fans

Hijabi ‘indie mothers’ embraced by young Indonesian music fans

  • Originally formed 47 years ago as a Qur'an recital group, the all-female Nasida Ria band now numbers a dozen performers, fusing Arabic and traditional Indonesian dangdut music
By AFP ·
Newcastle sink Saints to end 47-year wait to reach League Cup final

Newcastle sink Saints to end 47-year wait to reach League Cup final

  • Newcastle had all the momentum, sweeping forward in a black and white wave that left Southampton powerless to stem the tide
By AFP ·