Secretary of State Antony Blinken addresses a press conference during a ministerial council meeting of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Stockholm. (Reuters)

‘No cause for optimism’ on Iran nuclear deal: US

  • ‘We’re going to know very, very quickly, I think in the next day or two, whether Iran is serious or not,’ Blinken says
  • In a phone call with Blinken, Israeli PM Naftali Bennett had called for the ‘immediate cessation’ of talks
By AFP ·

Special Plight of Palestinians still a key focus of Saudi foreign policy, says envoy

Plight of Palestinians still a key focus of Saudi foreign policy, says envoy

  • Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, the Kingdom’s permanent representative to the UN, was addressing a General Assembly meeting on the Palestinian question
  • ‘Israel’s unilateral measures will lead to a disruption of security and stability, particularly in Palestine but also in the wider Middle East,’ he said
By Ephrem Kossaify ·

Exclusive Saudi Arabia showcases NEOM in its first roadshow in London 

Saudi Arabia showcases NEOM in its first roadshow in London 

By Dana Abdelaziz ·

Young Saudi Artists exhibition presents contemporary calligraphy works

Young Saudi Artists exhibition presents contemporary calligraphy works

  • Artists from across the Kingdom answered the open call for the event and the judging panel selected 19 artists to participate
By AMEERA ABID ·

Tel Aviv most expensive city to live in, outranking Paris in new report

Tel Aviv most expensive city to live in, outranking Paris in new report

  • Economists attribute the jump to a strong appreciation of the shekel against the dollar
By AP ·

Special Taliban: Several Iranian guards dead after Nimroz border clashes 

Taliban: Several Iranian guards dead after Nimroz border clashes 

  • Local reports claim Taliban fighters seized Iranian border checkpoints 
By SHERSHAH NAWABI  ·

Special Turkey appoints a new finance minister amid plunge in currency

Turkey appoints a new finance minister amid plunge in currency

  • Plummeting to record lows against foreign exchanges, Turkey’s beleaguered lira has lost about 45% of its value so far this year, toppling household savings
By MENEKSE TOKYAY ·

Global advertising market grows 23.8% in 2021

Global advertising market grows 23.8% in 2021

  • WARC data reveals the advertising market grew to $771 billion
By Arab News ·