Palestine imposes curfew, bans travel as COVID-19 cases soar

  • Palestinian Authority imposes night-time, weekend curfew for 14 days
  • Travel will be prohibited daily from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 am in all governorates
By Arab News ·

COVID-19 claims 42 more lives in Saudi Arabia

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 167,138
  • A total of 2,223 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far
By Arab News ·

Lebanese Christian cleric seen to criticize Hezbollah, allies over crisis

  • Rai carries weight as the head of the Maronite church, the Christian community from which the president must be drawn in a sectarian system of government
  • Lebanon is suffering a financial meltdown which marks the biggest threat to its stability since the 1975-90 civil war
By Reuters ·

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Saudi Arabia: Requests from 160 nationalities have been screened to select Hajj pilgrims

  • Of the pilgrims who will receive approval, 70 percent will be non-Saudis and 30 percent will be Saudi citizens
  • The requests were sorted in accordance with high standards that will ensure the safety and health of pilgrims
By Arab News ·

Saudi TikTok users weigh in on potential app ban

By Hala Tashkandi ·

Fire breaks out at petrochemical facility in southwest Iran

  • The fire was caused by an oil leak but did not lead to any casualties or financial damage
By Reuters ·

Rockslide kills Iraqi teen on Austrian mountain

  • The teenager was hit in the chest as he was climbing
By AFP ·

Jordan presses sweeping tax evasion crackdown to aid ailing economy

  • Tax authorities have raided around 650 companies so far
By Reuters ·

Man City ‘deserve’ Champions League return, says Guardiola

  • UEFA handed Man City a two-season sanction in February over alleged breaches of financial fair play rules
  • Man City appealed the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and a verdict is expected on Monday
By AFP ·

US broadcast agency to stop renewing visas for foreign journalists

  • According to VOA, approximately 76 foreign journalists are facing the possibility that their visas may not be renewed
  • The move also affects employees at other USAGM entities
By Zaira Lakhpatwala ·