US announces new sanctions on Iran defense ministry, atomic energy agency

  • US adds five Iranian scientists to sanctions list
  • Washington stands ready to respond to future Iranian aggression
By Agencies ·


Lebanon ‘going to hell’ if fails to form government, says president

  • Disputes over who should hold key posts
  • Adib said he would spare no effort ‘to achieve this goal in cooperation with the president’

Umrah pilgrimage to be restored in phases

  • In phases one and two, services will operate at 40% and 75% of capacity; overseas pilgrims will return in phase three

Saudi health authorities ready to join trials of COVID-19 vaccines

  • Ministry of Health and King Abdullah International Medical Research Center have been working with two Chinese drug companies

Chelsea FC owner funded Israeli settler organization: BBC

  • Abramovich gave over $100m to Elad, which operates in illegally annexed East Jerusalem, over roughly 15 years
  • Russian oligrach’s money used to fund evictions of Palestinians from their homes
By Arab News ·


Malaysia welcomes its first halal TV streaming service

  • Service attracts more than 10,000 subscribers since July
By Ushar Daniele ·

HSBC, StanChart shares fall to 22-year lows

  • Falls follow reports on movements of allegedly illicit funds; shares fall amid wider selloff in stocks
By Reuters ·

Dapper Pirlo and Juventus move on from Sarri era

  • Pirlo’s Juve look slicker and more attractive than the Bianconeri under Sarri
By AP ·

MBC Group’s new CEO talks premium content, competing globally and going digital

  • Marc Antoine: ‘We are content innovators showing openness and tolerance’
By Tarek Ali Ahmad  ·