Protesters chant “Political prisoners must be released” during a march in Iran’s southeastern city of Zahedan. (File/AFP)

Iran acknowledges ‘tens of thousands’ detained in protests

  • Reports about the decree offered no explanation for the decision by Khamenei
  • Prisons already had faced overcrowding in the country after years of protests over economic and other matters
By AP ·

Special LEAP conference set to showcase Saudi Arabia’s tech and entrepreneurial ambitions photos

LEAP conference set to showcase Saudi Arabia’s tech and entrepreneurial ambitions

  • Over 100,000 innovators, investors and experts from around the world descending on Riyadh for four-day event 
  • LEAP will be co-located with DeepFest, an AI event organized by Saudi Authority for Data and Artificial Intelligence
By Rebecca Anne Proctor ·

Special How political obstruction violates Beirut blast survivors’ right to truth, justice and reparations photos

How political obstruction violates Beirut blast survivors’ right to truth, justice and reparations

  • Judiciary and politicians have accused Tarek Bitar of insubordination for resuming his inquiry after a 13-month hiatus 
  • For survivors and the families of those killed in the explosion, Judge Bitar’s fresh effort offers a glimmer of hope
By Nadia Al-Faour ·

The initiative aims to encourage up-and-coming designers to highlight the role of design in resolving global issues. (Supplied)

The changing landscape of the Saudi design industry

  • Designathon competition encourages designers to consider modern challenges
By Nada Al-Turki ·

Kumar Sanu was the star of the show for the two-day music festival at the Equestrian Club in Jeddah. (Supplied)

Bollywood singer Kumar Sanu delights fans in Jeddah

By SALEH FAREED ·

Abdullah Al-Swaha. (SPA)

KSA, Oman to support digital economy growth

By Arab News ·

Republicans criticize Biden for waiting to shoot down Chinese balloon

Republicans criticize Biden for waiting to shoot down Chinese balloon

  • “China had too much respect for ‘TRUMP’ for this to have happened, and it NEVER did,” Trump wrote on social media
By Reuters ·

Special As Adrian Monck leaves WEF, his legacy of turning it into a ‘global storytelling platform’ lives on photos

As Adrian Monck leaves WEF, his legacy of turning it into a ‘global storytelling platform’ lives on

  • ‘He was very understanding of the Arab world and successfully advanced the forum’s relations with the regional media,’ says Al Arabiya’s Jamil El-Hage
  • ‘Monck was able to put the important — and often overlooked — stories before world leaders, reminding them of their ultimate mission,’ says The National’s Hassan M. Fattah
By TAREK ALI AHMAD ·

Special As Adrian Monck leaves WEF, his legacy of turning it into a ‘global storytelling platform’ lives on photos

As Adrian Monck leaves WEF, his legacy of turning it into a ‘global storytelling platform’ lives on

  • ‘He was very understanding of the Arab world and successfully advanced the forum’s relations with the regional media,’ says Al Arabiya’s Jamil El-Hage
  • ‘Monck was able to put the important — and often overlooked — stories before world leaders, reminding them of their ultimate mission,’ says The National’s Hassan M. Fattah
By TAREK ALI AHMAD ·