Exclusive Frankly Speaking: WEF sending strong message by not inviting Russia to Davos, says forum’s Borge Brende

Frankly Speaking: WEF sending strong message by not inviting Russia to Davos, says forum’s Borge Brende

  • WEF president says violations by Iran and Israel are not comparable to those committed in Ukraine
  • Brende believes current war could end up as Moscow’s “Afghanistan or Vietnam”
  • Davos summit more timely than ever as ‘global challenges require global solutions’
By Arab News ·

Jordanian soldiers patrolling along the border with Syria to prevent trafficking, on February 17, 2022. (AFP)

Four killed as Jordanian army thwarts drug smuggling attempt from Syria

  • Hezbollah resorting to narcotics trade to secure funding after US sanctions hit Iran
By Raed Omari ·

Russia presses Donbas attacks as Polish leader praises Kyiv

Russia presses Donbas attacks as Polish leader praises Kyiv

  • Zelensky says from 50 to 100 Ukrainian fighters were being killed, apparently each day, in the east
  • Urges the 27-member EU to expedite his country’s request to join the bloc
By AP ·

Saudi Film Commission CEO Abdullah Al-Eyaf held several discussions with international industry professionals. (Supplied)

Saudis are natural-born storytellers, says Saudi Film Commission CEO

  • Abdullah Al-Eyaf discusses the importance of Saudi talent during the 75th Cannes Film Festival
By Lama Alhmawi ·

Women sew at the Jadaa rehabilitation camp for the displaced near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, on May 11, 2022. (AFP) photos

For Iraqis back from Syria, life on hold in ‘rehabilitation’ camp

  • Around 30,000 Iraqis, including 20,000 children, remain stranded at Al-Hol, according to Iraq’s ministry of immigration
By AFP ·

More than 100 million people forcibly displaced worldwide: UN

More than 100 million people forcibly displaced worldwide: UN

  • The “alarming” figure must shake the world into ending the conflicts forcing record numbers to flee their own homes, the UNHCR said in a statement
By AFP ·

NFTs losing luster as cryptocurrencies crash

NFTs losing luster as cryptocurrencies crash

  • Fraud a major reason cited for the downturn, with amounts lost to scams described as "eye-watering"
  • At least 80 percent of NFTs on leading exchanges OpenSea and LooksRare found to be fake
By AFP ·

Princess Lamia Bint Majed Al-Saud

Six Saudis make list of Arab world’s most inspirational businesswomen

  • Princess Lamia Bint Majed Al-Saud among 50 recognized by Arabian Business magazine
By Arab News ·

Princess Lamia Bint Majed Al-Saud

Six Saudis make list of Arab world’s most inspirational businesswomen

  • Princess Lamia Bint Majed Al-Saud among 50 recognized by Arabian Business magazine
By Arab News ·