Iran says production of 60% enriched uranium ‘underway’

Iran says production of 60% enriched uranium ‘underway’

  • The move takes Iran closer to the 90 percent purity level needed for use in a nuclear weapon
  • Britain, France and Germany have expressed “grave concern” over Iran’s latest enrichment move
By AFP ·

Oil rises above $67 in fifth day of gains on demand hopes

Oil rises above $67 in fifth day of gains on demand hopes

  • Brent on track for weekly gain of about 7%
  • U.S., China economic recoveries bolster sentiment
By Reuters ·

Israeli, Emirati, Greek and Cypriot foreign ministry diplomats held meetings in Cyprus for two days starting from Friday. (Supplied/Greek MOFA)

Paphos summit: Israel will do ‘whatever it takes’ to stop Iran on nuclear front

  • Ministers discuss economic and security issues, the coronavirus pandemic, and possible travel corridors
By Reuters ·

Saudi Arabia announces 10 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 10 more COVID-19 deaths

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 387,020
  • A total of 6,801 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far
By Arab News ·

France, Germany, Italy, Britain and the US condemned attacks this week in Iraqi Kurdistan “in the strongest terms” in a joint statement on Friday, including one on Erbil Airport, pictured. (Reuters/File Photo)

Western powers condemn attacks in Kurdish Iraq

  • An attack on Wednesday on an airport in Erbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, was carried out by drone
  • Around 20 bomb or rocket attacks have targeted bases housing US soldiers or diplomats in Iraq since President Joe Biden took office
By AFP ·

Myanmar’s ousted MPs form new shadow government

Myanmar’s ousted MPs form new shadow government

  • Helming the so-called ‘National Unity Government’ is Aung San Suu Kyi, in her position as State Counsellor, and President Win Myint — who is also under house arrest
  • The junta has said anyone working with the CRPH is committing ‘high treason,’ and have announced arrest warrants for hundreds of prominent activists and politicians
By AFP ·

Oman becomes fourth GCC country to introduce VAT

Oman becomes fourth GCC country to introduce VAT

  • Tax starts April 16 at 5%
  • Zero-rated items include essential foodstuffs
By Arab News ·

Special Pakistan restores social media access after suspension on ‘security grounds’

Pakistan restores social media access after suspension on ‘security grounds’

  • Interior minister apologizes for the suspension which was part of a crackdown against a religious political party that held violent nationwide protests this week
  • Pakistan’s Counter Terrorism Department says it has initiated action against individuals who ‘used social media to incite violence’
By AAMIR SAEED  ·

Special Pakistan restores social media access after suspension on ‘security grounds’

Pakistan restores social media access after suspension on ‘security grounds’

  • Interior minister apologizes for the suspension which was part of a crackdown against a religious political party that held violent nationwide protests this week
  • Pakistan’s Counter Terrorism Department says it has initiated action against individuals who ‘used social media to incite violence’
By AAMIR SAEED  ·