Pentagon includes Israel in Middle East command area

Pentagon includes Israel in Middle East command area

  • Moving Israel under the Central Command potentially makes security cooperation with the US on regional matters easier
  • The move could bring Israeli military officials in closer proximity to those of Gulf neighbors
By AFP ·

Lack of coordination will prolong pandemic and cost lives, says UN chief

Lack of coordination will prolong pandemic and cost lives, says UN chief

  • Antonio Guterres said ‘vaccinationalism’ — where rich countries hoard vaccines and the poor get none — is a self-defeating strategy
  • In a video message released as the global death toll reached 2 million, he said ‘COVID-19 cannot be beaten one country at a time’
By Ephrem Kossaify ·

Saudi Arabia to appoint women as court judges ‘very soon’

Saudi Arabia to appoint women as court judges ‘very soon’

  • Al-Zahid reiterated the Kingdom’s eagerness to pursue women empowerment
  • She pointed out international markers that have proven Saudi Arabia’s progress on women’s rights
By Arab News ·

Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Doha, says Saudi FM

Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Doha, says Saudi FM

  • The Saudi minister repeated the need to reach a comprehensive solution to the Palestinian conflict
  • The Jordanian minister condemned the Houthi militia’s attempts to attack Saudi Arabia
By Arab News ·

Iranian Guard holds anti-warship ballistic missile drill

Iranian Guard holds anti-warship ballistic missile drill

  • Footage showed two missiles smash into a target that Iranian state television described as “hypothetical hostile enemy ships”
  • In recent weeks, Iran has increased its military drills as the country tries to pressure President-elect Joe Biden over the nuclear accord
By AP ·

Bomb kills two policemen in Afghan capital

Bomb kills two policemen in Afghan capital

  • Two policemen were killed and one wounded
  • The two warring sides are currently in the Qatari capital Doha discussing the agenda items of the talks
By AFP ·

Careem welcomes Saudization of ride-hailing sector, eyes further investment

Careem welcomes Saudization of ride-hailing sector, eyes further investment

  • Careem said the company had been affected by the pandemic because workers stayed at home and cut down on their travel
By Arab News ·

Saleh’s hiring by Jets source of pride for Muslim community

Saleh’s hiring by Jets source of pride for Muslim community

  • The New York Jets’ new head coach has families and community leaders excited in neighborhoods all across the US
  • The 41-year-old Saleh, expected to be formally introduced next week by the Jets, is the son of Lebanese parents and grew up in Detroit
By AP ·

Saudi showjumpers ride high at Jeddah event photos

Saudi showjumpers ride high at Jeddah event

By MOHAMMED AL-KINANI & NADA HAMEED ·

Analysis Does Twitter’s Trump ban expose a dangerous double standard?

Does Twitter’s Trump ban expose a dangerous double standard?

  • Why did the platform act now, and why does it tolerate so many other preachers of hate?
By TAREK ALI AHMAD ·