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 ·

Beijing to reopen schools, Shanghai declares victory over COVID

Beijing to reopen schools, Shanghai declares victory over COVID

  • The two major cities were among several places in China that implemented strict COVID-19 measures
By Reuters ·

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 ·