Special Why Tunisians were caught in the eye of the coronavirus storm

Why Tunisians were caught in the eye of the coronavirus storm

  • Ennahda party at the receiving end of anger over perceived government mismanagement of pandemic
  • Slow vaccine rollout, lax observance of safety protocols and delta variant seen as contributing factors
By Jumana Al-Tamimi ·

Update Tunisian security officers hold back protesters outside the parliament building in the capital Tunis on July 26, 2021, following a move by the president to suspend the country's parliament and dismiss the Prime Minister. (AFP) photos

This is no coup, says Tunisia’s president

  • President Saied sacked defense minister and acting justice minister on Monday
  • Saudi FM receives phone call from Tunisian counterpart during which he was informed of developments
By Arab News ·

Lebanon’s new PM-designate promises to ‘tell the truth about everything’ video

Lebanon’s new PM-designate promises to ‘tell the truth about everything’

  • In his first interview as prime minister-designate, Najib Mikati said he plans ‘to form a government of specialists’ to rescue country from its economic crisis
  • He said: ‘I know my limits in the relationship between Hezbollah and Iran’ and ‘we do not want Lebanon to be a conduit for conspiracy against any Arab country’
By Arab News ·

 These two platforms helped local entrepreneurs to work in the creative sector to achieve their goals. This will ultimately contribute to the Kingdom’s goals for the private sector. (Supplied) photos

Saudi online platforms bridge gap between creatives, inquisitive minds

  • Offering people easy ways to learn new skills, explore methods to promote self, business
By AMEERA ABID ·

Italy has recently put political pressure on Tunisia after a recent wave of migrants arrived on its southern shores and islands. (Reuters/File Photo)

Italy fears current crisis in Tunisia may lead to new waves of migrants

  • Calm sea weather could incentivize up to 15,000 migrants to head toward Italian shores
  • Italian foreign minister calls on EU to increase cooperation with Tunisia
By Francesco Bongarrà ·

Sweden charges Iranian for alleged 1988 ‘war crimes’

Sweden charges Iranian for alleged 1988 ‘war crimes’

  • Case against Hamid Noury, arrested in Sweden in 2019, concerns his alleged part in prisoners’ mass killings during 1980-1988 war between Iran and Iraq
  • Sweden's Prosecution Authority said prisoners had been linked to the "People's Mujahedin of Iran"
By AFP ·

Amazon to rebrand Souq.com Egypt site this year

Amazon to rebrand Souq.com Egypt site this year

  • Souq.com sellers in Egypt encouraged to set up on Amazon.eg
By MASHOOD AMIN ·

The tech platforms have long been criticized for failing to police violent extremist content, though they also face concerns over censorship. (File/AFP)

Facebook and tech giants to target attacker manifestos, far-right militias in database

  • Facebook, Microsoft and other tech giants are stepping up efforts to crack down on white supremacist and far right content
  • Over the next few months, the database will add attacker manifestos that are often shared by sympathizers after white supremacist violence
By Reuters ·

The tech platforms have long been criticized for failing to police violent extremist content, though they also face concerns over censorship. (File/AFP)

Facebook and tech giants to target attacker manifestos, far-right militias in database

  • Facebook, Microsoft and other tech giants are stepping up efforts to crack down on white supremacist and far right content
  • Over the next few months, the database will add attacker manifestos that are often shared by sympathizers after white supremacist violence
By Reuters ·