Donald Trump to unveil Middle East peace plan that ‘makes sense for everybody’

  • Trump says plan unlikely to be welcomed by the Palestinians, but he believed they would come round
  • Palestinians say Trump’s plan will favor Israel, and undermine their right to statehood
By Ray Hanania and Daoud Khuttab ·


Lebanon parliament passes 2020 budget amid protests

  • New budget aims to reduce deficit to around 7 percent of gross domestic product
  • Dozens of protesters tried to prevent lawmakers from attending the session
By AFP ·

Saudi Arabia confirms no change in Israel travel rules

  • Foreign minister says Israeli passport holders are still unable to visit the the Kingdom
By Arab News ·

Need to upgrade the Saudi mortgage system stressed

  • Customers will receive text messages including data on their mortgages and the “Najiz” portal, where there will be one area for all their real estate that they can access any time from anywhere
By SPA ·

Turkish earthquake triggers many unanswered questions

  • Special taxes following the 1999 earthquake became a permanent tax in 2004
By Arab News ·


Yemen’s Marib province safe from Houthis, says governor

By Saeed Al-Batati ·


Iraqi PM promises to boost protection for US embassy

By Reuters ·


Curtains close on Jaipur Literature Festival

  • This year’s themes were current trends in politics, wider society, the economy, art, and literature
By Sanjay Kumar ·


Taliban claim responsibility for downing US plane in Afghanistan

By Sayed Salahuddin - Naimat Khan ·

Virus fears push stocks to 2-week low

  • China has confirmed more than 2,700 cases of the new virus, with 81 deaths. Most have been in the central city of Wuhan
By Reuters ·

Saudi pro golfer takes cue from Tiger to hold nerve for big tournament

  • Othman Almulla says ‘I have to be comfortable in the uncomfortable, and I’m ready for that’
By Arab News ·

Hackers acting in Turkey’s interests believed to be behind recent cyberattacks

  • The attacks involve intercepting Internet traffic to victim websites
  • Intelligence suggests the attacks bear the hallmarks of Turkish interests
By Reuters ·