Lebanese lawmakers convene to approve Cabinet after power delay

Lebanese lawmakers convene to approve Cabinet after power delay

  • Lebanon’s worsening fuel shortages translating into few or any hours of state-backed power a day
By AP ·

Update Saudi Arabia’s top diplomat in India talks amid fears of new Taliban repression

Saudi Arabia’s top diplomat in India talks amid fears of new Taliban repression

  • Expert says Prince Faisal’s visit “very significant” amid political changes in the region
  • New Delhi urges Riyadh to resume flights as two officials discuss COVID-19 challenges, trade and bilateral ties
By Sanjay Kumar ·

Update Eight killed in Russian university shooting, gunman ‘liquidated’

Eight killed in Russian university shooting, gunman ‘liquidated’

  • The gunman was identified as a student at the university
  • Gunman’s social media account posting indicated his actions had nothing to do with politics or religion but were motivated by hatred
By Reuters ·

The Flowerman Festival: Sharing Asir’s culture with the world video

The Flowerman Festival: Sharing Asir’s culture with the world

  • Flowerman Festival celebrates the rural traditions in the Asir mountains in the southwestern region of Saudi Arabia
By Lama Alhamawi ·

Pfizer COVID-19 jab safe for children aged 5-11, clinical trial results show

Pfizer COVID-19 jab safe for children aged 5-11, clinical trial results show

  • The vaccine would be administered at a lower dosage than for people 12 and over
By AFP ·

Update Rwandan court finds ‘Hotel Rwanda’ film hero guilty in terrorism case

Rwandan court finds ‘Hotel Rwanda’ film hero guilty in terrorism case

  • Prosecutors had sought a life sentence on nine charges
  • Rusesabagina’s trial began in February, six months after he arrived in Kigali on a flight from Dubai
By Reuters ·

Saudi Arabia leads regional adoption of online shopping post-pandemic

Saudi Arabia leads regional adoption of online shopping post-pandemic

  • 83 percent of 13,000 surveyed consumers said they will “maintain or even increase their current level of e-commerce spending into the next year”
  • The unprecedented growth in both e-commerce and digital payments are also reflective of a developing regulatory regime
By Arab News ·

Navalny’s camp said YouTube had also taken down one of their videos that contained the names of 225 candidates they had endorsed. (File/AFP)

Navalny allies accuse YouTube, Telegram of censorship in Russian election

  • Navalny’s allies already accused Alphabet’s Google and Apple of buckling under Kremlin pressure
  • Russia has for years sought sovereignty over its part of the Internet
By Reuters ·

Navalny’s camp said YouTube had also taken down one of their videos that contained the names of 225 candidates they had endorsed. (File/AFP)

Navalny allies accuse YouTube, Telegram of censorship in Russian election

  • Navalny’s allies already accused Alphabet’s Google and Apple of buckling under Kremlin pressure
  • Russia has for years sought sovereignty over its part of the Internet
By Reuters ·