Jordan’s King Abdullah II backs idea of ‘Middle East NATO’

Jordan’s King Abdullah II backs idea of ‘Middle East NATO’

  • Alliance could work as long as it has a clear mission statement, king says
  • Could help to address challenges arising from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Iran’s destabilizing activity in region
By Arab News ·

Tunisian interior ministry says there are threats to president’s life

Tunisian interior ministry says there are threats to president’s life

  • The ministry said both internal and external elements were involved in plans targeting the president
  • An attacker was arrested after injuring two police while targeting a security point outside a Tunis synagogue overnight
By Arab News ·

Mikati urges Lebanese to unite and put country on path to recovery

Mikati urges Lebanese to unite and put country on path to recovery

  • PM-designate to meet MPs as first step towards forming new govt
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

Hajj pilgrims praise receiving ‘finest services’ at Saudi Arabia’s Halat Ammar crossing

Hajj pilgrims praise receiving ‘finest services’ at Saudi Arabia’s Halat Ammar crossing

  • Pilgrims expressed their appreciation for the great efforts made by hosts Saudi Arabia to make their pilgrimage safe, comfortable and meaningful
By MOHAMMED AL-KINANI ·

Residents of the besieged Palestinian camp of Yarmouk, lining up to receive food supplies, in Damascus, Syria. (AP)

Donors pledge $160 million, Palestinian refugees need more

  • UNRWA was established to provide education, health care, food and other services to the 700,000 Palestinians who fled or were forced from their homes during the war surrounding Israel’s establishment in 1948
By AP ·

Two killed, 14 wounded in Oslo, Norway shooting

Two killed, 14 wounded in Oslo, Norway shooting

  • Suspect arrested following the shootings
  • No motive was immediately clear from the attack
By AFP ·

Wall Street set for gains as traders scale back rate hike expectations

Wall Street set for gains as traders scale back rate hike expectations

  • US stock indexes eye first weekly gain in four
  • Bank stocks mixed after Fed’s stress test results
  • Futures up: Dow 0.68 percent, S&P 0.72 percent, Nasdaq 0.77 percent
By Reuters ·

Burger Circus and cake shop Butter will stay throughout Jeddah Season. (Supplied)

Classic diners serve up a ‘blast from the past’ on Jeddah Season’s City Walk

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  • In an American diner, Leung said, the menu offers a wide range of choices for breakfast, lunch or dinner. “We just wanted to focus on just two burgers, but in an American diner theme”
By DEEMA AL-KHUDAIR ·
Xander Schauffele shoots 63 to take 5-shot lead at Travelers Championship

Xander Schauffele shoots 63 to take 5-shot lead at Travelers Championship

  • Schauffele, played one group ahead of McIlroy, who was still leading by a stroke at 13 under before getting into trouble on the 12th hole
By AP ·