Knesset approves new coalition, ending Netanyahu’s long rule

Knesset approves new coalition, ending Netanyahu’s long rule

  • Sunday’s vote, passed by a 60-59 margin, ended a two-year cycle of political paralysis
  • Netanyahu, who is on trial for corruption, remains the head of the largest party in parliament
By AP ·

Saudi air defense intercepts Houthi drone attack on Khamis Mushait

Saudi air defense intercepts Houthi drone attack on Khamis Mushait

  • Coalition says it thwarted all hostile Houthi attempts aimed at targeting civilians and civilian objects
By Arab News ·

Special How Iraq’s Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi turned into an Iranian foreign policy instrument

How Iraq’s Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi turned into an Iranian foreign policy instrument

  • Conglomeration of predominantly Shiite militias was first formed in June 2014 to defend Iraq against Daesh
  • Given its investments in its proxy networks, Iran is unlikely to relinquish control over Hashd, analysts say
By Paul Iddon ·

Saudi Arabia studies vaccinating 12-18 aged group

Saudi Arabia studies vaccinating 12-18 aged group

  • Saudi Arabia on Sunday reported 19 more COVID-19-related deaths, taking the overall toll to 7,572
By Arab News ·

New Israeli government faces tension with Palestinians over Jerusalem

New Israeli government faces tension with Palestinians over Jerusalem

  • Jerusalem march by Jewish nationalists poses immediate challenge to the new coalition
By Reuters ·

Philippines suspends decision to scrap troop pact with United States

Philippines suspends decision to scrap troop pact with United States

  • Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin says suspension would be for a further six months
By Reuters ·

Energy majors bid for Qatar LNG project despite lower returns

Energy majors bid for Qatar LNG project despite lower returns

  • Qatar plans to grow its LNG output by 40 percent to 110 million tons per annum (mtpa) by 2026
By Reuters ·

Samsung enters Europe with Vodafone 5G network deal in Britain

Samsung enters Europe with Vodafone 5G network deal in Britain

  • British Telecom provider Vodafone chooses Samsung Electronics as 5G supplier in Britain.
  • Samsung is banking on Europe to maintain growth in its network equipment business, revealed a senior executive.

Samsung enters Europe with Vodafone 5G network deal in Britain

Samsung enters Europe with Vodafone 5G network deal in Britain

  • British Telecom provider Vodafone chooses Samsung Electronics as 5G supplier in Britain.
  • Samsung is banking on Europe to maintain growth in its network equipment business, revealed a senior executive.