Update

Air strikes kill 19 Iran-backed fighters in Syria

  • The early morning strikes hit positions of Iran-backed militias outside the town of Albu Kamal in Deir Ezzor province
  • Mostly Pakistani fighters were killed in the strikes, the Observatory said
By AFP ·

Bahrain condemns Qatar’s interception of 2 coastguard boats in its waters

  • Bahrain said Qatar’s actions threaten the region’s security and stability
  • The Kingdom called on Qatar to respect international laws and decisions of the Gulf Cooperation Council
By Arab News ·

Turkey court jails over 300 for life in mass trial for failed 2016 coup

  • 475 defendants in case, which began in August 2017, included ex-pilots, army commanders
By Arab News ·

Saudi Arabia joins forces with four nations to launch Digital Cooperation Organization

  • The Kingdom, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait and Pakistan will be part of the initiative
By Hala Tashkandi - Ruba Obaid ·

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Turkish president denies country has a ‘Kurdish issue’

  • Erdogan defended the removal of 59 out of 65 elected Kurdish mayors from their posts
  • Erdogan's lack of sensitivity to the Kurdish issue could inflame tensions with Kurds in Syria and Iraq: analyst
By Arab News ·

UK sees rise in Islamist extremist cases referred to counter radicalization program

  • Cases involving Islamist extremism increase for first time in four years
  • Program aims to spot people who could go on to commit terrorist acts
By Arab News ·

Egypt banks step up anti-virus efforts

  • asures recommended by the Federation of Egyptian Banks also include a ban on face-to-face meetings.
By Mohamed Safwat ·

European Ryder Cup stars take aim on 2021 Saudi International

  • The February tourney looks set to be one of the strongest events on European Tour schedule
By Arab News ·

Maradona of Aabdine, Lebanon? Looking back at the TV show that revealed it

  • The football legend died of a heart attack on Wednesday at the age of 60 after battling health issues and undergoing emergency surgery for a subdural haematoma several weeks ago
By Arab News ·

Somali-US model Halima Aden takes step back from industry

  • In a detailed Instagram story, Aden wrote this week that she was “not rushing back to the fashion industry”
  • “Thanks to COVID and the breakaway from the industry I have finally realized where I went wrong on my hijab journey,” she said
By AP ·