Oil row rumbles on as crisis talks are postponed

  • The “virtual” meeting is between 11 OPEC members led by Saudi Arabia and 10 other oil producers led by Russia
By Frank Kane ·


LIVE: Coronavirus cases, deaths rise across the Middle East

  • Public bus services in Dubai will be free of charge for people permitted to leave their homes during the extended sterilization period
By Arab News ·

Global COVID-19 deaths top 60,000, number of cases hit 1.17 million

  • Italy has the most number of deaths at more than 14,500
  • US has the most number of cases at more than 300,000
By AFP ·


Saudi Arabia isolates neighborhoods in Jeddah governorate to fight coronavirus

  • Entrance to and exit from these seven neighborhoods in the Jeddah governorate is forbidden
  • Several national entities partner to launch COVID-19 research grant
By Ruba Obaid ·

Jordan to use drones, cameras to monitor curfew

  • Jordan has declared five dead and 323 cases of the COVID-19
  • Authorities would take “the necessary measures against anyone violating” coronavirus regulations
By AFP ·

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French police arrest Sudanese man linked to stabbing near Lyon

  • Police arrested the knifeman after he targeted customers in a shop and a man walking in the street
  • The knifeman was a 33-year-old refugee from Sudan, police told French media
By Arab News ·

Saudi Aramco appoints Mark Weinberger to Board of Directors

  • Weinberger, who replaces Andrew Gould, also serves as a director on the boards of Johnson & Johnson and Metlife
  • Weinberger was an active member of the US government, having worked across different administrations
By Arab News ·

England cricket players donate, take pay cuts amid COVID-19 crisis

  • The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has said the season will not start before May 28
  • ECB’s centrally contracted women players to take a salary reduction for the months of April, May and June
By Reuters ·

Iraq revokes Reuters’ license, fines it over coronavirus report

  • Reuters, in a statement sent to Arab News, said it had not received any notification from the Iraqi authorities “regarding our license and are currently seeking clarification on the matter”
  • “Reuters will continue to report on Iraq in a fair, independent and impartial way, as we do all around the world,” the statement added
By Arab News ·