Update A storage facility belonging to ADNOC in the Msaffah industrial district in Abu Dhabi. Three people were killed in a suspected drone attack that set off a blast and a fire. (AFP)

Three killed by Houthi drone attack in Abu Dhabi

  • ADNOC tweeted statement saying it was “deeply saddened” by the death of three of its employees
  • Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement said it had carried out an attack on the UAE
By Arab News ·

Update Men stand outside a storage facility of ADNOC in Abu Dhabi, on Jan. 17, 2022. Three people were killed in a suspected drone attack on ADNOC facilities on Monday. (AFP)

Saudi Arabia leads global condemnation of Houthi attack targeting Abu Dhabi

  • Kingdom affirmed full support for UAE in the face of all threats to its security and stability
  • The UAE said it reserves the right to respond to the attack
By Arab News ·

Special Senior European politicians call for UN probe into 1988 Iran massacres

Senior European politicians call for UN probe into 1988 Iran massacres

  • Ex-Belgian PM Guy Verhofstadt likens killings of 30,000 political prisoners to ‘genocide’
  • Ex-UK Parliament speaker: Iran’s president ‘must be prosecuted for crimes against humanity. He’s a disgrace’
By Christopher Hamill-Stewart ·

Saudi Public Prosecution warns of harsh penalties for spreading rumors

Saudi Public Prosecution warns of harsh penalties for spreading rumors

  • Anybody caught making false statements about matters ‘related to public order’ face up to five years in jail and a SR3 million fine
  • This includes anyone who spreads false information on social media, especially lies that originate from hostile sources in other countries
By Arab News ·

New eviction standoff in flashpoint Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem

New eviction standoff in flashpoint Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem

  • Sheikh Jarrah family threaten to blow up their home with gas canisters
By Daoud Kuttab ·

Major US airline CEOs warn 5G could ground some planes, wreak havoc

Major US airline CEOs warn 5G could ground some planes, wreak havoc

  • FAA warned that potential interference could affect sensitive airplane instruments such as altimeters and significantly hamper low-visibility operations
  • AT&T and Verizon on Jan. 3 agreed to buffer zones around 50 airports to reduce interference risks
By Reuters ·

Special South Korea seeks to boost clean energy efforts with UAE cooperation

South Korea seeks to boost clean energy efforts with UAE cooperation

  • Seoul and Abu Dhabi reach landmark $3.5 billion defense agreement — largest in South Korea’s arms history
  • President Moon Jae-in scheduled to travel to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday
By BRIAN KIM ·

German journalist acquitted of terror charges in Turkey

German journalist acquitted of terror charges in Turkey

  • Mesale Tolu was accused of engaging in terror propaganda and being a member of a banned left-wing group
  • Reporters Without Borders ranks Turkey at 153 out of 180 countries in its World Press Freedom Index of 2021
By AP ·

German journalist acquitted of terror charges in Turkey

German journalist acquitted of terror charges in Turkey

  • Mesale Tolu was accused of engaging in terror propaganda and being a member of a banned left-wing group
  • Reporters Without Borders ranks Turkey at 153 out of 180 countries in its World Press Freedom Index of 2021
By AP ·