Update

Arab coalition destroys explosive laden boat, foils Houthi terror attack in Red Sea

  • A commercial vessel suffered minor damage from shrapnel as the terror attack was foiled, the coalition said
  • Hostile actions carried out by the Houthi militia threaten global trade: Arab coalition
By Arab News ·

Update

Arab coalition destroys explosive laden boat, foils Houthi terror attack in Red Sea

  • A commercial vessel suffered minor damage from shrapnel as the terror attack was foiled, the coalition said
  • Hostile actions carried out by the Houthi militia threaten global trade: Arab coalition
By Arab News ·

Update

Iran says British-Australian academic freed for 3 Iranians

  • Moore-Gilbert was a Melbourne University lecturer on Middle Eastern studies when she was sent to Tehran’s Evin Prison in September 2018
By AP ·

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China's Xi congratulates Biden on US election win

  • Sino-US relations have deteriorated to their worst in decades during incumbent US President's Donald Trump's four years in office
  • China's foreign ministry congratulated Biden on Nov. 13, nearly a week after many US allies had
By Reuters ·

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SAMA to become Saudi Central Bank, with full independence

  • New central bank to be linked directly to king but its president independent of government
  • Bank’s core responsibilities to maintain monetary reserves, boost confidence, trust in financial sector
By Hebshi Alshammari ·

Australian Open ‘likely’ to be delayed by two weeks

  • Australian Open chief Craig Tiley had originally wanted players to start arriving from mid-December
  • But the plan was thrown into doubt by Victoria state Premier Dan Andrews
By AFP ·

Abu Dhabi’s new creative hub aims to attract 16,000 film, TV, gaming professionals

  • The Yas Creative Hub will open phase one in Q1 2021 and has already sold 80% of its space
  • While Hollywood, Bollywood shut down, Abu Dhabi was one of the few global entertainment centers to remain open during COVID-19, with $100 million worth of production
By Shane McGinley ·