Speculation rife over deaths of 2 senior IRGC commanders

Speculation rife over deaths of 2 senior IRGC commanders

  • Iranian media reports of COVID-19, heart attack as cause of deaths called into question
  • ‘IRGC looks a bit chaotic at the moment. Impact on morale could be quite significant,’ expert tells Arab News
By Christopher Hamill-Stewart ·

Arab coalition destroys several Houthi drones targeting southern Saudi Arabia

Arab coalition destroys several Houthi drones targeting southern Saudi Arabia

  • Arab coalition: We will take all measures to protect civilians in accordance with international law
By Arab News ·

Houthis throw abducted model Al-Hammadi into solitary confinement

Houthis throw abducted model Al-Hammadi into solitary confinement

  • Lawyer says Houthi prosecutor questioned Al-Hammadi inside Yemen central prison after refusing to transfer her for a court trial
  • Yemeni model, 20, and two colleagues were abducted from Sanaa street on Feb. 20
By Saeed Al-Batati ·

Update King Salman speaking at the virtual Climate summit. (Photo: Bandar Galoud)

King Salman calls for global approach to tackling climate change

  • Saudi ruler tells summit of world leaders the challenges created by global warming do not respect national borders
  • Biden says US will reduce emissions by up to 52 percent by 2030; China, Russia also pledge to make cuts
By Ephrem Kossaify ·

Credible Palestinian elections crucial for peace and unity, says UN

Credible Palestinian elections crucial for peace and unity, says UN

  • Envoy Tor Wennesland said the road will not be easy, and called on all sides to protect voting rights
  • Central Elections Commission praised for “professionalism and integrity” and its efforts to ensure safe voting during pandemic.
By Ephrem Kossaify ·

Japan faces new coronavirus emergencies, three months before Olympics

Japan faces new coronavirus emergencies, three months before Olympics

  • An official declaration of the emergency is expected later Friday
  • The measure will coincide with the annual Golden Week holiday, Japan’s busiest travel period
By AFP ·