Update Arab coalition destroys Houthi drone launched toward southwest Saudi Arabia

Arab coalition destroys Houthi drone launched toward southwest Saudi Arabia

  • Houthi militia’s escalation in attacks is deliberate attempt to target civilians: Coalition
By Arab News ·

Update Iran says nuclear talks to resume ‘very soon,’ gives no date

Iran says nuclear talks to resume ‘very soon,’ gives no date

  • Senior US official this week made clear Washington's frustration with Tehran over the absence of any "positive indication" it is prepared to return to the talks
  • European diplomats have served as chief intermediaries between Washington and Tehran
By Reuters ·

Abbas tells UN Israeli actions could lead to ‘one state’

Abbas tells UN Israeli actions could lead to ‘one state’

  • Abbas said Israel was “destroying the prospect of a political settlement based on the two-state solution” through its settlements on West Bank land
  • Most countries view the settlements as illegal, a position Israel disputes
By Reuters ·

Thousands of volunteers in Riyadh help plant trees in shape of map of Saudi Arabia

Thousands of volunteers in Riyadh help plant trees in shape of map of Saudi Arabia

  • The completed project, covering 170,000 square meters is expected to one of the biggest afforested maps in the world, and an important city landmark
By Arab News ·

Saudi Arabia announces 4 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 4 more COVID-19 deaths

By Arab News ·

A Syrian Civil Defence member carries a wounded child in the besieged town of Hamoria, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria January 6, 2018. (Reuters/File Photo)

UN updates named death toll for Syria war

  • OHCHR included only fatalities identifiable by a full name, with a place of death and an established date, from March 2011 to March 2021
By AFP ·

Aoun hails new phase for Lebanon

Aoun hails new phase for Lebanon

By Oubai Shahbandar ·

Special Myanmar military recruits notorious militiamen to combat civilian resistance

Myanmar military recruits notorious militiamen to combat civilian resistance

  • Members of hardline, pro-military groups known as Pyu Saw Htee seen joining army training
  • At least 1,121 civilians killed since the country’s elected government was ousted in February
By Kyaw Ye Lynn ·

China’s central bank rules all crypto transactions are illegal

China’s central bank rules all crypto transactions are illegal

  • The global values of cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin have massively fluctuated over the past year partly due to Chinese regulations
  • Bitcoin, the world’s largest digital currency, and other cryptos cannot be traced by a country’s central bank, making them difficult to regulate
By AFP ·

LinkedIn has released its 2021 LinkedIn Top Startups list, identifying the top 10 startups in Saudi Arabia. (Supplied)

LinkedIn unveils top startups in Saudi Arabia 

  • LinkedIn marked the Kingdom’s 91st National Day by revealing the first list of top startups in KSA
By Arab News ·

LinkedIn has released its 2021 LinkedIn Top Startups list, identifying the top 10 startups in Saudi Arabia. (Supplied)

LinkedIn unveils top startups in Saudi Arabia 

  • LinkedIn marked the Kingdom’s 91st National Day by revealing the first list of top startups in KSA
By Arab News ·

Vatican Museums, Uffizi team up to confirm a Raphael is real

Vatican Museums, Uffizi team up to confirm a Raphael is real

  • “Saints Peter and Paul by Raphael and Fra Bartlomeo. An homage to the Patrons of Rome,” marks the first exhibit for the Vatican Museums in over a year
  • The nearly life-sized paintings of Saints Peter and Paul are normally kept outside public view in the Papal Audience Apartment of the Apostolic Palace
By AP ·
Model Gigi Hadid walks Tod’s runway in Milan

Model Gigi Hadid walks Tod’s runway in Milan

By Arab News ·

German soccer clubs pushing to ease stadium restrictions

German soccer clubs pushing to ease stadium restrictions

  • Most clubs are asking for fans to show they are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus
  • State officials set fan limits of either 25,000 or 50% of stadium capacity, whichever is lower, for professional games
By AP ·