Lebanon president rejects calls for international blast probe

  • When asked if he thought an international probe would dilute the "truth", the president answered, "of course"
  • "The goal behind calls for an international investigation into the port issue is to dilute the truth," he said
By AFP ·

Saudi Arabia announces 38 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 248,948
  • A total of 3,093 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far
By Arab News ·

First plane with aid from Saudi Arabia arrives in Lebanon


UK Ambassador welcomes appointment of first Saudi woman as cultural attache

  • Fatani was appointed as one of the Kingdom’s first female cultural attaches
  • She holds a doctorate in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of Strathclyde
By Rashid Hassan ·

‘No way we can rebuild’: Lebanese count huge losses after Beirut blast

  • The search for those missing since Tuesday’s blast intensified overnight, as rescuers sifted rubble in a frantic race to find anyone still alive after the explosion
  • The government has promised a full investigation and put several port employees under house arrest
By Reuters ·

Le Havre hostage-taker consumed by plight of Palestinians, say police

  • The 34-year-old suspect had a history of mental health illness and spent time in a psychiatric hospital after taking several hostages in another bank in 2013
  • French police: He constantly asked for Palestinian children to be freed from Israeli jails, and Palestinians under 40 to pray in Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem
By Reuters ·


Iraq pledges full compliance with OPEC+ oil cuts

  • Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al-Saud, the Saudi Arabian energy minister, and his Iraqi counterpart, Ihsan Ismail, reaffirmed their commitment to the cuts
  • Under tough economic pressure, Iraq had struggled to meet the full cuts, but Ismail promised to reach 100 percent this month
By Frank Kane ·


The Egyptian showjumper making the Arab world proud

  • Mohamed Zeyada has secured his place in sporting history by winning a spot at the Olympic Games
  • A big challenge for Zeyada has been Egypt’s longstanding ban on the import and export of horses
By Mary Rostom ·

Lebanese news agency boycotts politicians’ press conferences, including Hezbollah’s Nasrallah

  • The Lebanese news agency LBCI has said it will no longer provide coverage of any politician’s press conference, including Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah
  • “Let your accomplishments speak for you and don’t distract people with storytelling,” an LBCI presenter said