Update Saudi Arabia’s Prince Faisal bin Farhan meets his Austrian counterpart Alexander Schallenberg during his official visit to Vienna. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia will judge new Iran president Raisi by ‘reality on the ground’: FM

  • Prince Faisal says ‘very concerned’ about unanswered questions on Iran’s nuclear program
  • Austrian foreign minister: Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia are unacceptable
By Arab News ·

Iran likely had failed rocket launch, preparing for another

Iran likely had failed rocket launch, preparing for another

  • Satellite photos from Planet Labs Inc. and Maxar Technologies show preparations at the spaceport on June 6
  • As with other failed launches, Iranian state media did not acknowledged it took place
By AP ·

Saudi air defenses intercept drone launched by Yemen’s Houthi militia toward Jazan

Saudi air defenses intercept drone launched by Yemen’s Houthi militia toward Jazan

  • Arab coalition says taking operational measures to protect civilians and deal with the imminent threat
By Arab News ·

More blackouts ahead as Lebanon generators starved of fuel

More blackouts ahead as Lebanon generators starved of fuel

  • National network run by Electricité du Liban is prone to blackouts as some areas only gets provided power for 2 hours a day
  • Many Lebanese pay a separate bill for a backup from neighbourhood generators run by private firms
By AFP ·

Afghan translators fleeing the Taliban land in Britain

Afghan translators fleeing the Taliban land in Britain

  • In the two decades since the US-led invasion, dozens of Afghan translators have been killed or tortured in targeted assaults by the radical Islamist group
By AFP ·

SABIC, BASF discuss plastics circular economy in Riyadh

SABIC, BASF discuss plastics circular economy in Riyadh

  • SABIC is working with UK-based company Plastic Energy to build its first commercial unit in Geleen
  • Chemicals giant focuses on recycling plastics
By Arab News ·

Facebook said it would introduce personalized ads in its Shops service based on users' shopping behavior. (File/AFP)

Facebook expands Shops to WhatsApp, Marketplace in commerce push

  • Facebook Inc (FB.O) is expanding its "Shops" feature to its messaging app WhatsApp in several countries.
  • Users will be able to use this search from content on the app or on photos on their own camera rolls.
By Reuters ·

Facebook said it would introduce personalized ads in its Shops service based on users' shopping behavior. (File/AFP)

Facebook expands Shops to WhatsApp, Marketplace in commerce push

  • Facebook Inc (FB.O) is expanding its "Shops" feature to its messaging app WhatsApp in several countries.
  • Users will be able to use this search from content on the app or on photos on their own camera rolls.
By Reuters ·

Special London ballet school looks to expand to Muslim countries including Saudi Arabia

London ballet school looks to expand to Muslim countries including Saudi Arabia

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  • Byers, who has a life-long passion for ballet, founded the academy after “falling in love with Islam” and converting
  • She is passionate about making ballet accessible to girls from impoverished backgrounds
By Zaynab Khojji ·
Saudi Arabia wins 4 medals at 2021 Arab Athletics Championship 

Saudi Arabia wins 4 medals at 2021 Arab Athletics Championship 

  • The Kingdom’s track team claimed a first-place podium finish in the men’s 4x100-meter relay race at the Stade Olympique de Radès in Tunisia
  • Saudi Ambassador to Tunisia Abdulaziz bin Ali Al-Saqr was in attendance when the national team members from the short-distance relay were awarded their gold medals
By Arab News ·