Stop backing Assad ‘atrocities’, Trump urges Russia

  • Trump ‘expressed concern over the violence in Idlib’ in a call with Turkish President Erdogan
  • UN says the Russian-backed offensive has triggered the largest wave of displacement in Syria’s civil war
By AFP ·

UAE announces ninth coronavirus case

  • The latest case, a 37-year-old Chinese man, is in a stable condition according to the Ministry of Health and Prevention
  • Five Chinese people, two Filipinos and an Indian have already had the coronavirus diagnosed
By Arab News ·

Saudi Arabia to introduce new franchising laws

  • Regulations are designed to increase transparency and encourage investment in the Kingdom
By Hebshi Alshammari ·

Four Saudi students to compete at international science and engineering fair

  • Intel ISEF is the world’s largest pre-college science competition
  • The four women from Jeddah were winners at the Kingdom’s National Olympiad for Scientific Creativity
By Saleh Fareed & Tariq Al-Thaqafi ·

UK resumes flights to Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheikh 

  • TUI flight from London’s Gatwick Airport to Egyptian resort town greeted with celebrations
  • Travel halted in November 2015 following bombing of Russian airliner
By Arab News ·

China asks recovered patients to donate plasma for virus treatment

  • Drugmakers are racing to develop a vaccine and treatment for the epidemic
By AFP ·

Gulf economies to take coronavirus exports hit says S&P

  • S&P expects oil prices to remain at $60 per barrel in 2020 and decline to $55 from 2021
  • The ratings agency expects the impact on the banking sector to be low, with little direct exposure to Chinese companies
By Sean Cronin ·

Kobe Bryant: NBA All-Star crowd pays tribute to fallen basketball icon

  • Bryant died along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven victims in a helicopter crash on January 26
  • NBA’s All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award has been permanently named for Lakers star
By Reuters ·

G20 media committee holds first press conference in Riyadh

  • There will be coverage of over 135 meetings and conferences, to which end we will be creating an international media center that can accommodate up to 10,000 journalists
By Hala Tashkandi ·