Update Arab leaders arrive for Riyadh Arab-China Summit

Arab leaders arrive for Riyadh Arab-China Summit

  • Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman welcomes China’s President Xi Jinping at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh
By Arab News ·

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu moves closer to coalition deal

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu moves closer to coalition deal

  • Deal announced overnight promises the Shas party five ministerial jobs in Netanyahu’s incoming government
By AFP ·

Update Lebanon fails for 9th time to elect a president

Lebanon fails for 9th time to elect a president

  • Only 105 of parliament’s 128 lawmakers showed up for the vote
By AFP ·

A joint Saudi-Chinese initiative aims to harness the power of entertainment to cement ties

A joint Saudi-Chinese initiative aims to harness the power of entertainment to cement ties

  • Announcement by Saudi Ministry of Media and China Media Group coincides with President Xi Jinping’s state visit
  • Among the projects is a television series to be produced by Saudi Broadcasting Authority and China Media Group
By Rawan Radwan ·

Update Lebanon fails for 9th time to elect a president

Lebanon fails for 9th time to elect a president

  • Only 105 of parliament’s 128 lawmakers showed up for the vote
By AFP ·

Griner for Bout: WNBA star freed in US-Russia prisoner swap

Griner for Bout: WNBA star freed in US-Russia prisoner swap

  • The deal, the second such exchange in eight months with Russia, procured the release of the most prominent American detained abroad
  • “Moments ago, I spoke to Brittney Griner. She is safe. She is on a plane. She is on her way home,” Biden tweeted
By AP ·

Twitter to hike Blue pricing to $11 for iPhone app users

Twitter to hike Blue pricing to $11 for iPhone app users

  • Move believed to be a pushback against the 30 percent commission that Apple takes on any payments made through its operating system
By Reuters ·

Twitter to hike Blue pricing to $11 for iPhone app users

Twitter to hike Blue pricing to $11 for iPhone app users

  • Move believed to be a pushback against the 30 percent commission that Apple takes on any payments made through its operating system
By Reuters ·

Special Balad Beast ready to take center stage at Jeddah’s Old Town

Balad Beast ready to take center stage at Jeddah’s Old Town

  • Balad Beast is a boutique music festival organized for a reduced capacity of between 12,000-15,000 people daily in Al-Balad, Jeddah
  • MDLBEAST is expanding into multiple events and diversifying its portfolio under MDLBEAST Records to feature more artists representing different genres
By Afshan Aziz and Saleh Fareed ·
Portugal stepping out of Ronaldo’s long shadow at World Cup

Portugal stepping out of Ronaldo’s long shadow at World Cup

  • A future without the country’s greatest ever player could be a daunting prospect to the up-and-coming generation of Portugal internationals
By AP ·