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 ·

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 ·

Update US envoy to travel to Sudan next week after attempted coup

US envoy to travel to Sudan next week after attempted coup

  • Sudanese authorities said they had foiled an attempted coup on Tuesday
  • The US State Department later condemned the coup and reiterated support for the transitional government
By Reuters ·

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 ·

Special A Palestinian wedding in Israel stirs memories of 1948 expulsion of Arab inhabitants of Biram and Iqrit

A Palestinian wedding in Israel stirs memories of 1948 expulsion of Arab inhabitants of Biram and Iqrit

  • Descendants of inhabitants of the two villages view ceremonies in local churches as acts of remembrance
  • George Ghantous and Lauren Donahue recently tied the knot in an abandoned Maronite church in Biram
By Daoud Kuttab AND Botrus Mansour ·

Special Taliban vow to ‘suppress’ Daesh presence in Afghanistan

Taliban vow to ‘suppress’ Daesh presence in Afghanistan

  • Daesh will become major threat if world shuns Taliban rule, say experts
By Shershah Nawabi ·

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 ·

Vatican Museums, Uffizi team up to confirm a Raphael is real

Vatican Museums, Uffizi team up to confirm a Raphael is real

  • “Saints Peter and Paul by Raphael and Fra Bartlomeo. An homage to the Patrons of Rome,” marks the first exhibit for the Vatican Museums in over a year
  • The nearly life-sized paintings of Saints Peter and Paul are normally kept outside public view in the Papal Audience Apartment of the Apostolic Palace
By AP ·
Model Gigi Hadid walks Tod’s runway in Milan

Model Gigi Hadid walks Tod’s runway in Milan

By Arab News ·

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 ·