US, EU voice frustration at Iran’s dithering on nuclear deal

US, EU voice frustration at Iran’s dithering on nuclear deal

  • Window of opportunity won’t be open forever, Tehran regime told
By Arab News ·

93 Houthis among 140 dead in battle for Marib

93 Houthis among 140 dead in battle for Marib

  • The rebels died in the fighting and from airstrikes by the military coalition backing the government
  • The Houthis in February escalated their efforts to seize Marib
By AFP ·

Abbas tells UN Israeli actions could lead to ‘one state’

Abbas tells UN Israeli actions could lead to ‘one state’

  • Abbas said Israel was “destroying the prospect of a political settlement based on the two-state solution” through its settlements on West Bank land
  • Most countries view the settlements as illegal, a position Israel disputes
By Reuters ·

Pakistani spends four decades in service of Makkah’s Grand Mosque

Pakistani spends four decades in service of Makkah’s Grand Mosque

  • The Pakistani worker witnessed the restoration of the Kaaba during the reign of the late King Fahd and said it was one of the most important and beautiful stages of his life
  • 61-year-old Qandal is a supervisor for sanitation work at the Grand Mosque
By Tareq Al-Thaqafi ·

Israel says US booster plan supports its own aggressive push

Israel says US booster plan supports its own aggressive push

  • Israel raced out of the gate early this year to vaccinate most of its adult population
By AP ·

Special Gulf states pledge action on food security during groundbreaking UN summit

Gulf states pledge action on food security during groundbreaking UN summit

By Christopher Hamill-Stewart ·

What we know about the Taliban’s political agenda

What we know about the Taliban’s political agenda

  • While much remains opaque, here is what we know about their political program so far
By AFP ·

China’s central bank rules all crypto transactions are illegal

China’s central bank rules all crypto transactions are illegal

  • The global values of cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin have massively fluctuated over the past year partly due to Chinese regulations
  • Bitcoin, the world’s largest digital currency, and other cryptos cannot be traced by a country’s central bank, making them difficult to regulate
By AFP ·

LinkedIn has released its 2021 LinkedIn Top Startups list, identifying the top 10 startups in Saudi Arabia. (Supplied)

LinkedIn unveils top startups in Saudi Arabia 

  • LinkedIn marked the Kingdom’s 91st National Day by revealing the first list of top startups in KSA
By Arab News ·

LinkedIn has released its 2021 LinkedIn Top Startups list, identifying the top 10 startups in Saudi Arabia. (Supplied)

LinkedIn unveils top startups in Saudi Arabia 

  • LinkedIn marked the Kingdom’s 91st National Day by revealing the first list of top startups in KSA
By Arab News ·

The Comedy Club in Jeddah is back in business 

The Comedy Club in Jeddah is back in business 

  • For almost 500 days, the club was left empty because of government regulations to fight COVID-19
By Rahaf Jambi ·
Japan’s leader says Olympics were ‘symbol of global unity’

Japan’s leader says Olympics were ‘symbol of global unity’

  • “Tokyo 2020 Games proved to be a symbol of global unity among people around the world,” Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said
  • Suga and the International Olympic Committee ultimately decided the Games would go on with extremely strict virus safety protocols
By AP ·