Saudi, UAE central banks work on joint digital currency plan

  • The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE) and the Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) launched the ‘Aber’ project
  • The project seeks to evaluate the feasibility of issuing a digital currency for use between the two banks
By Arab News ·

Saudi minimum wage will apply to all existing, new workers: ministry

  • Minimum wage will be raised from from SAR 3,000 ($800) to SAR 4,000
By Argaam ·

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Israel ratifies aviation, scientific cooperation deals with UAE

  • Ratification is another milestone in strengthening relations between Israel and the UAE: Gendelman
  • “We will continue to develop and expand them through the conclusion of additional agreements,” he added
By Arab News ·

Saudi Arabia confirms 14 COVID-19 deaths, 217 new cases

  • The Kingdom said 386 patients recovered in past 24 hours
  • The highest number of cases were recorded in Riyadh with 75
By Arab News ·

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Palestinians and Jordan need ‘unified front’ for Biden presidency, say experts

  • Relations between the US and the Palestinians deteriorated after Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, cut funding to a UN agency that assists Palestinian refugees
By Daoud Kuttab ·

Lebanon to ease virus curbs from Monday

By AFP ·

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Eight killed in militia mortar strike on Yemeni village

By Saeed Al-Batati ·

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Egypt expects economic growth between 2.8 and 4% in 2021

  • Unemployment indicators also reflected the economy's development
By Mohammed Abu Zaid ·

Maradona’s doctor investigated for involuntary manslaughter

  • Police raided Leopoldo Luque's surgery and home in search of possible evidence pointing to negligence
  • The probe was triggered by concerns raised by three of Maradona's daughters over the treatment he received
By AFP ·

Frankly Speaking: Arab News premieres first talkshow with former PM of Pakistan

  • Hosted by veteran journalist Frank Kane, program will interview movers and shakers, world policymakers
  • Each episode of the program is 20 minutes, with occasional additional reporting and interviews to be included throughout
By Arab News ·

MENA Digital Awards reveals 2020 winners

By Zaira Lakhpatwala ·