Developing

Trump plan calls for Palestinian state with capital in eastern Jerusalem

  • United States will recognize Israeli settlements on the occupied West Bank
  • The absence of the Palestinians from Trump’s announcement is likely to fuel criticism that the plan tilts toward Israel
By RAY HANANIA - Daoud Kuttab - NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

Developing

Palestinian leader roundly rejects Trump peace plan

  • Mahmoud Abbas says Palestinians remain committed to ending the Israeli occupation
  • Calls for Palestinians to resist the plan through 'peaceful, popular means'
By AP ·

Update

Qatari ruler appoints new prime minister

  • Key cabinet positions such as foreign, energy, finance, defense and trade ministries remained unchanged
By Reuters ·

Protest coverage: Iraqi channel faces month-long ban

  • Its Baghdad office was raided in the first week of rallies and on Jan. 10
By AFP ·

Special

Afghan security forces fail to reach ‘Taliban-mined’ site of US military plane crash

  • Probe launched into cause of Monday’s incident as Taliban claim responsibility for shooting down jet
By Sayed Salahuddin ·

Riyadh property market swells as mortgages surge 250%

  • Vision 2030 economic reforms and major infrastructure projects encourage investment into capital’s real estate sector
By Arab News ·

Federer sets up Djokovic showdown

  • Federer, 38, now goes into an unmissable semifinal with Djokovic
By AFP ·

Russia expels Japanese journalist in military espionage row

  • The expelled journalist works for Japan’s Kyodo News agency
  • The reporter was told to leave Russia in 72 hours
By Reuters ·

Special

BBC journalist defended amid Israel report controversy

By Charlie Peters - Christopher Hamill-Stewart ·