Update Arab coalition strikes military sites in Houthi-held Sanaa

Arab coalition strikes military sites in Houthi-held Sanaa

  • Al-Maliki said the airstrikes were a response to Houthi attacks on Saudi airports, power stations and public utilities
  • Fighting intensified outside the central city of Marib on Thursday
By Saeed Al-Batati ·

Update Saudi Arabia calls for international efforts to stop Libya becoming terrorist haven

Saudi Arabia calls for international efforts to stop Libya becoming terrorist haven

  • Prince Faisal praised efforts made by the new Libyan authority to meet the aspirations of people in Libya
  • Conference ended with communique stressing need for steps to enable fair elections on Dec. 24
By Arab News ·

Muslim World League and World Jewish Congress urge UN secretary general to promote religious freedom

Muslim World League and World Jewish Congress urge UN secretary general to promote religious freedom

  • Two faith leaders urged UN secretary general to promote interfaith dialogue and coexistence
  • They said that religions have power to unite individuals given that their common source is mercy and peace
By Arab News ·

In South Sudan, flooding called ‘worst thing in my lifetime’

In South Sudan, flooding called ‘worst thing in my lifetime’

  • This is the third straight year of extreme flooding in South Sudan
  • The UN says the flooding has affected almost a half-million people across South Sudan since May
By AP ·

MP’s killer targeted two other politicians before murdering Sir David Amess

MP’s killer targeted two other politicians before murdering Sir David Amess

  • Ali Harbi Ali, 25, is accused of murder and preparing acts of terrorism in a Daesh-inspired attack
  • The attack has prompted a re-think of security for British parliamentarians
By Arab News ·

Oil stays near $85 a barrel, Brent set for seventh weekly gain

Oil stays near $85 a barrel, Brent set for seventh weekly gain

  • Prices have been boosted by worries about coal and gas shortages in China, India and Europe
By Reuters ·

Facebook is generally not bound under the oversight board’s rules to follow its recommendations. (File/AFP)

Facebook’s oversight board seeks details on VIPs’ treatment

  • Facebook's oversight board says the company has failed to fully disclose information on its VIP exemption rules
  • “XCheck,” or cross-check, is an internal system that exempts high-profile users from some or all of Facebook's content rules
By AP ·

Facebook is generally not bound under the oversight board’s rules to follow its recommendations. (File/AFP)

Facebook’s oversight board seeks details on VIPs’ treatment

  • Facebook's oversight board says the company has failed to fully disclose information on its VIP exemption rules
  • “XCheck,” or cross-check, is an internal system that exempts high-profile users from some or all of Facebook's content rules
By AP ·