Israel to swear in government, ending Netanyahu’s long rule

Israel to swear in government, ending Netanyahu’s long rule

  • The Knesset vote expected to terminate the hawkish premier’s uninterrupted 12-year tenure
  • Naftali Bennett, head of small ultranationalist party, set to take over as prime minister
By AFP ·

Houthis fired 55 Iranian-made ballistic missiles at Marib since start of 2021: Yemen information minister

Houthis fired 55 Iranian-made ballistic missiles at Marib since start of 2021: Yemen information minister

  • Al-Eryani says Houthi attacks resulted in 344 civilian casualties in Marib since start of the year
  • Saudi ambassador to Yemen says Kingdom and the Arab coalition are constantly working with the two parties to the Riyadh Agreement to complete its implementation
By Arab News ·

Special G7 leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the United States meet this weekend for the first time in nearly two years, for three-day talks in Carbis Bay, Cornwall. (AFP) graphic

Should GCC states be afraid of the G7 corporate tax plan?

  • Global minimum corporate tax of 15 percent seeks to end downward spiral of corporate tax rates
  • For Saudi and other GCC policymakers, the devil will be in the detail of the new tax proposals
By Frank Kane ·

Saudi Arabia’s Tawakkalna app operating in 75 countries worldwide

Saudi Arabia’s Tawakkalna app operating in 75 countries worldwide

  • An app launched last year by Saudi authorities to help track coronavirus infections is available in 75 countries worldwide
  • The Tawakkalna app was recently updated to show someone’s COVID-19 health status, showing them to be vaccinated or infected, and now functions as a “passport”
By Arab News ·

Drought-hit Jordan to build Red Sea desalination plant

Drought-hit Jordan to build Red Sea desalination plant

  • The cost of the project is estimated at ‘around $1 billion’
  • Thirteen international consortiums have put in bids, and the government will chose five of them by July
By AFP ·

India holds vaccination drive for people with disabilities

India holds vaccination drive for people with disabilities

  • “The vaccination process is now more convenient,” said Mahendra Chudasma, a 45-year-old man who is visually impaired
  • Despite being a major producer of coronavirus vaccines, India faces a huge task in inoculating its 1.3 billion people
By Reuters ·

UAE builder Drake & Scull returns to profit in Q1

UAE builder Drake & Scull returns to profit in Q1

  • This represents a return to profit from a net loss of 30 million dirhams for the same period in 2020, driven by ongoing operations across the region
By Arab News ·

Arab youth find a ‘safe space’ on invite-only app

Arab youth find a ‘safe space’ on invite-only app

  • Mental health, identity and politics are favorite topics in Clubhouse’s virtual chat ‘rooms’
By Shaistha Khan ·

Arab youth find a ‘safe space’ on invite-only app

Arab youth find a ‘safe space’ on invite-only app

  • Mental health, identity and politics are favorite topics in Clubhouse’s virtual chat ‘rooms’
By Shaistha Khan ·