Update France says Iran must return to nuclear talks to avoid escalation

France says Iran must return to nuclear talks to avoid escalation

  • French presidency official says Iran could not set new conditions before returning to the talks
By Reuters ·

Update The crown prince’s strategy aims to turn Asir region into an international tourism hub, attracting 10 million visitors by 2030. (SPA)

Saudi crown prince launches 50bn riyal strategy to turn Asir into global tourism hub

  • The strategy for Saudi Arabia's “The Arabian Highlands" will seek foreign and domestic investment
  • Aims to make the region a year-round destination
By Arab News ·

Expo 2020 Dubai kicks off in three days, here is what you need to know video

Expo 2020 Dubai kicks off in three days, here is what you need to know

  • Organizers of the Dubai expo hope to attract 25 million visits
  • People with special needs can get a free entry ticket to the Expo site
By Farah Heiba ·

Iran says drills near Azerbaijan an issue of ‘sovereignty’

Iran says drills near Azerbaijan an issue of ‘sovereignty’

  • "The drills carried out by our country in the northwest border areas... are a question of sovereignty," said Iranian foreign ministry spokesman
  • Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev had criticised Tehran over the drills, calling them "a very surprising event"
By AFP ·

Special Yemen PM returns to Aden amid protests, plunging currency

Yemen PM returns to Aden amid protests, plunging currency

By Saeed Al-Batati ·

Special Syrian parties to return to constitutional talks in October

Syrian parties to return to constitutional talks in October

By Christopher Hamill-Stewart ·

Special Filipino president threatens arrest for COVID-19 vaccine dodgers

Filipino president threatens arrest for COVID-19 vaccine dodgers

  • Philippines to begin vaccinating 12-17-year-olds, general public from October to help achieve herd immunity for population
By Ellie Aben ·

Special Evergrande isn’t Lehman but could still cause a credit crunch in China graphic

Evergrande isn’t Lehman but could still cause a credit crunch in China

  • A major default would send shockwaves through the Chinese economy and may cause foreign investors to pull cash out of China and other emerging markets
By Rinat Gainullin - Ziad Sabbah ·

SBI is a Lebanese e-platform that provides objective and professional real-time news. (SBI)

Lebanese media outlet Sawt Beirut International to stream Lebanese Basketball Championship

  • Sawt Beirut International acquires live streaming rights for the next 3 years for $468,000
  • ‘Primary agenda behind this step is to support sports in Lebanon,’ CEO Jerry Maher says 
By Arab News ·

SBI is a Lebanese e-platform that provides objective and professional real-time news. (SBI)

Lebanese media outlet Sawt Beirut International to stream Lebanese Basketball Championship

  • Sawt Beirut International acquires live streaming rights for the next 3 years for $468,000
  • ‘Primary agenda behind this step is to support sports in Lebanon,’ CEO Jerry Maher says 
By Arab News ·

In-form Haller keeps Ajax unbeaten after Besiktas win

In-form Haller keeps Ajax unbeaten after Besiktas win

  • Ivory Coast striker Sebastien Haller, who joined the Dutch league holders from West Ham in January, kneed home his effort just before the break
  • "We should have scored that third goal, it would have been much easier," Ajax captain Dusan Tadic told broadcaster RTL7
By AFP ·