Special

Go on, make my day, Saudi minister warns oil speculators

  • No place for manipulation in global crude markets, Prince Abdul Aziz tells meeting of OPEC+ ministers
By Frank Kane ·

Developing

Donald Trump says Sudan will be removed from terrorism list

  • The decision was contingent on Sudan following through on its agreement to pay $335 million to US terror victims and families
  • Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok welcomed the announcement
By AP ·

Update

UAE ratifies peace signing agreement with Israel

  • Confirmation comes ahead of the ahead of the first official visit by a UAE government delegation to Israel
  • US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says UAE and Israel now better prepared to tackle Iran threat
By Reuters ·

Saudi health minister promises to procure tested vaccine

  • COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Saudi Arabia
By Arab News ·

Turkish Cypriots elect Erdogan’s candidate amid east Med tensions

  • The European Union has deplored Turkey’s drilling for hydrocarbons in disputed waters and warned Ankara against further “provocations,” while multiple countries have staged military drills in the region in recent months
By AFP ·

Special

US official warns Taliban attacks could derail Afghan peace

  • Khalilzad urges militant group to honor ‘historic opportunity’ and end decades of war
By Sayed Salahuddin ·

Britain, EU tell each other to move on trade

  • Both sides call on each other to protect billions of dollars of trade between the neighbors
By Reuters ·

Lower expectations for Barcelona entering Champions League

  • Barca have not won since 2015, but since then have never embarked on a new campaign amid so much disarray
By AP ·

Global Amazon marketing agency launches in Middle East to help regional brands

  • Podean CEO Mark Power: ‘You can’t just look at Amazon as a pure sales channel, it is much more than that; it’s a vast array of properties, experiences, and content’
  • Mark Power: ‘The Middle East is a huge market of 230 million people so Amazon’s taking this very seriously because it’s a very strategic market with real volume and real growth’
By Zaira Lakhpatwala ·