Update Saudi Arabia launches two initiatives at cost of $10.4 billion to combat climate change: Crown Prince

Saudi Arabia launches two initiatives at cost of $10.4 billion to combat climate change: Crown Prince

  • Mohammed bin Salman said gathering planned to put a regional roadmap into place for combating climate change
By RAYANA ALQUBALI - SHATHA ALMASOUDI ·

Developing Sudan general declares state of emergency after military coup video

Sudan general declares state of emergency after military coup

  • Special Representative of UN Secretary General for Sudan calls for immediate release of detained politicians
  • General says military will remain until transition of power after elections in 2023
By Arab News ·

Special Houthis abduct dozens of civilians in wake of deadly Marib siege

Houthis abduct dozens of civilians in wake of deadly Marib siege

  • Militia abducted and questioned relatives of fighters, including some children, and intimidated them into revealing information about the whereabouts of their relatives
  • Local activists believe that the Houthis have abducted and forcibly disappeared more than 100 people in Abedia, blown up houses of government officials and looted property
By Saeed Al-Batati ·

Greece can be European market ‘entry point’ for Middle East solar power: PM Mitsotakis

Greece can be European market ‘entry point’ for Middle East solar power: PM Mitsotakis

By Angelos Al. Athanasopoulos - Jana Salloum - & - Arab News ·

Listen up: How Saudi Arabia is tuning in to a new future

Listen up: How Saudi Arabia is tuning in to a new future

  • Digital-savvy Saudis are becoming a nation of podcasters embarking on an exciting aural adventure
By Rahaf Jambi ·

Special UN experts denounce Israeli branding of Palestinian rights groups as terrorists

UN experts denounce Israeli branding of Palestinian rights groups as terrorists

  • Group of special rapporteurs said designation of six organizations is an ‘attack on the Palestinian human rights movement and on human rights everywhere’
  • They said it is not what a democracy following accepted humanitarian standards would do; called on the international community to ‘defend the defenders’
By Ephrem Kossaify ·

Special Taliban to form new armed forces including former regime troops

Taliban to form new armed forces including former regime troops

  • So far unclear if military set up would win support from international community
By Shershah Nawabi ·

CEOs, investors and policymakers to debate how to ‘invest in humanity’ at FII conference in Riyadh photos

CEOs, investors and policymakers to debate how to ‘invest in humanity’ at FII conference in Riyadh

  • Future Investment Initiative summit to identify avenues for contributing in a way that creates both value and impact
  • Annual event provides platform for global leaders, investors and innovators to explore solutions to society’s challenges
By Frank Kane ·

An installation depicting Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg surfing on a wave of cash and surrounded by distressed teenagers. (AFP)

Whistleblower Haugen says Facebook making online hate worse

  • Haugen told UK lawmakers how Facebook Groups amplifies online hate, saying algorithms that prioritize engagement take people with mainstream interests and push them to the extremes
By AP ·

An installation depicting Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg surfing on a wave of cash and surrounded by distressed teenagers. (AFP)

Whistleblower Haugen says Facebook making online hate worse

  • Haugen told UK lawmakers how Facebook Groups amplifies online hate, saying algorithms that prioritize engagement take people with mainstream interests and push them to the extremes
By AP ·