Jordan’s King Abdullah II backs idea of ‘Middle East NATO’

Jordan’s King Abdullah II backs idea of ‘Middle East NATO’

  • Alliance could work as long as it has a clear mission statement, king says
  • Could help to address challenges arising from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Iran’s destabilizing activity in region
By Arab News ·

Qatar’s Emir arrives in Cairo to meet Egypt’s President

Qatar’s Emir arrives in Cairo to meet Egypt’s President

  • Egypt and Qatar seeking to promote joint work to contain negative repercussions of Russian-Ukrainian war
By Arab News ·

Iran: Israeli accusation of Iranian plot to harm Israelis in Istanbul ‘ridiculous’

Iran: Israeli accusation of Iranian plot to harm Israelis in Istanbul ‘ridiculous’

By Reuters ·

Hajj pilgrims praise receiving ‘finest services’ at Saudi Arabia’s Halat Ammar crossing

Hajj pilgrims praise receiving ‘finest services’ at Saudi Arabia’s Halat Ammar crossing

  • Pilgrims expressed their appreciation for the great efforts made by hosts Saudi Arabia to make their pilgrimage safe, comfortable and meaningful
By MOHAMMED AL-KINANI ·

Residents of the besieged Palestinian camp of Yarmouk, lining up to receive food supplies, in Damascus, Syria. (AP)

Donors pledge $160 million, Palestinian refugees need more

  • UNRWA was established to provide education, health care, food and other services to the 700,000 Palestinians who fled or were forced from their homes during the war surrounding Israel’s establishment in 1948
By AP ·

US abortion ruling sparks global debate, polarizes activists

US abortion ruling sparks global debate, polarizes activists

  • WHO chief, French president and Canadian prime minister among those who have expressed outrage
  • “This is being done in America, which should be an example when it comes to the women’s rights movement,” says Kenyan activist for abortion rights.
By AP ·

Wall Street set for gains as traders scale back rate hike expectations

Wall Street set for gains as traders scale back rate hike expectations

  • US stock indexes eye first weekly gain in four
  • Bank stocks mixed after Fed’s stress test results
  • Futures up: Dow 0.68 percent, S&P 0.72 percent, Nasdaq 0.77 percent
By Reuters ·

Burger Circus and cake shop Butter will stay throughout Jeddah Season. (Supplied)

Classic diners serve up a ‘blast from the past’ on Jeddah Season’s City Walk

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  • In an American diner, Leung said, the menu offers a wide range of choices for breakfast, lunch or dinner. “We just wanted to focus on just two burgers, but in an American diner theme”
By DEEMA AL-KHUDAIR ·
UEFA blocks Sheriff hosting European games in Transnistria

UEFA blocks Sheriff hosting European games in Transnistria

  • No UEFA competition match shall be played in the region of Transnistria, in Moldova, until further notice
  • “The decision is based on considerations and the conclusions consistently drawn by agencies specialized in international political and strategic analysis,” UEFA said
By AP ·