Update Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad; 32 dead, 110 injured

Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad; 32 dead, 110 injured

  • Open-air market for second-hand clothes in the Iraqi capital’s Tayaran Square was teeming with people
By Arab News ·

Foreign minister: Saudi Arabia to open embassy in Doha within ‘days’

Foreign minister: Saudi Arabia to open embassy in Doha within ‘days’

  • Saudi FM said he was confident that everyone who signed the AlUla agreement intends to implement it
  • Prince Faisal said AlUla declaration will be a strong basis for Gulf and Arab coordination
By Arab News ·

COVID-19 precaution: Dubai suspends live entertainment in hotels and restaurants

COVID-19 precaution: Dubai suspends live entertainment in hotels and restaurants

  • Elective and non-urgent surgeries also suspended until February 19
By Arab News ·

First phase Saudi Arabia’s ‘Pulse of Alkhobar’ project launched

First phase Saudi Arabia’s ‘Pulse of Alkhobar’ project launched

  • The project will help define the region’s culture and enhance its position as a tourist destination
By Hebshi Alshammari ·

Special MUVI opens drive-in cinema in Riyadh

MUVI opens drive-in cinema in Riyadh

By Hala Tashkandi ·

UN says 12 murdered in Syria camp in two weeks

UN says 12 murdered in Syria camp in two weeks

  • The foreigners are families of jihadists from the Daesh group
By AFP ·

NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci addresses the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, January 21, 2021. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Biden’s US revives support for WHO, reversing Trump retreat

  • President Joe Biden’s top adviser on the pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci, says the US will again fund the WHO
  • Trump's US halted funding for the UN health agency — stripping it of badly needed cash as it was battling a health crisis
By AP ·

Amazon Prime show agrees to changes after India Hindu outcry

Amazon Prime show agrees to changes after India Hindu outcry

  • The Amazon Prime drama “Tandav” drew criticism from members of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party
  • Several BJP politicians called for the show to be banned
By AFP ·