Saudi candidate through to next round of WTO race

  • Tuwaijri is among three women and one other man bidding to become the next director-general of the WTO
  • The other remaining candidates are from Kenya, Nigeria, South Korea, and the UK
By Arab News ·

No Middle East peace without solving ‘Palestinian problem,’ says Russia

  • Kremlin observes ‘progress’ in the normalization of ties in the region
By AFP ·

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France intervenes to stop Hezbollah and Amal Movement from thwarting government formation

  • Hezbollah’s position coincided with the US Treasury’s announcement of a “second package of sanctions against Lebanese officials.”
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

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No peace deal in Yemen in sight despite prisoner swap talks

By Saeed Al-Batati ·

Riyadh soars in global smart city rankings

By Frank Kane ·

Saudi Arabia announces 31 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 308,352
  • A total of 4,430 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far
By Arab News ·

First arrests in Iraq PM’s anti-corruption drive

  • The arrests represent a rare instance in which current officials — usually deemed too well-connected to touch in Iraq’s graft-ridden system — are subject to judicial procedures
  • Iraq’s court system is known to be profoundly corrupt, with judges paid off to ignore evidence or make certain verdicts
By AFP ·

US accuses Hezbollah of storing explosive chemical in Europe

  • Ammonium nitrate is a chemical compound commonly used as a fertilizer, but it can be used to make explosives
  • It can also be dangerous in storage, as demonstrated by the huge explosion last month in Beirut
By AP ·

Apple to launch first online store in India next week

  • The company at present uses third-party online and offline retailers to sell its products in the country
  • India has become a key focus of tech giants over the last few years
By AP ·

Riyadh soars in global smart city rankings

By Frank Kane ·

$16 billion of non-oil exports so far this year for Egypt

By Mohammed Abu Zaid ·

Lebanese footballer dies of bullet wound

  • Mohamed Atwi, 32, played as a midfielder for a number of Lebanese clubs and won the national league three times with Beirut’s Ansar, his club for almost a decade
  • Tributes poured in for the player, who was also capped three times for his country
By AFP ·

US officials to ban TikTok, WeChat downloads from Sunday

  • The move comes amid rising US-China tensions over technology
By AFP ·

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Netflix exec on the 5-year partnership with Saudi animation studio Myrkott

By Zaira Lakhpatwala ·

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Reporter sues BBC, claiming she was bullied into Syria warzone

By Christopher Hamill-Stewart ·