Exclusive Frankly Speaking: WEF sending strong message by not inviting Russia to Davos, says forum’s Borge Brende

Frankly Speaking: WEF sending strong message by not inviting Russia to Davos, says forum’s Borge Brende

  • WEF president says violations by Iran and Israel are not comparable to those committed in Ukraine
  • Brende believes current war could end up as Moscow’s “Afghanistan or Vietnam”
  • Davos summit more timely than ever as ‘global challenges require global solutions’
By Arab News ·

Russia presses Donbas attacks as Polish leader praises Kyiv

Russia presses Donbas attacks as Polish leader praises Kyiv

  • Zelensky says from 50 to 100 Ukrainian fighters were being killed, apparently each day, in the east
  • Urges the 27-member EU to expedite his country’s request to join the bloc
By AP ·

Iran Revolutionary Guard colonel shot dead in Tehran

Iran Revolutionary Guard colonel shot dead in Tehran

  • The group blamed the killing on “global arrogance,” typically code for the United States and Israel
  • That accusation, as well as the style of the brazen killing, raised the possibility of a link with other motorbike slayings previously attributed to Israel in Iran
By AP ·

Saudi Film Commission CEO Abdullah Al-Eyaf held several discussions with international industry professionals. (Supplied)

Saudis are natural-born storytellers, says Saudi Film Commission CEO

  • Abdullah Al-Eyaf discusses the importance of Saudi talent during the 75th Cannes Film Festival
By Lama Alhmawi ·

Iran will ‘avenge’ killing of Guards colonel: president

Iran will ‘avenge’ killing of Guards colonel: president

  • Iran will avenge the killing of a Revolutionary Guards colonel who was shot dead in Tehran, President Ebrahim Raisi warns
By AFP ·

One man killed in Qatar Embassy, Paris prosecutor’s office confirms

One man killed in Qatar Embassy, Paris prosecutor’s office confirms

  • The Paris prosecutor’s office said it had opened a criminal investigation for manslaughter
By Reuters ·