photos Update Tensions in Tunisia after president suspends parliament

Tensions in Tunisia after president suspends parliament

  • Protesters celebrate President Kais Saied’s decision, shouting with joy, honking horns and waving Tunisian flags
  • Saied sacked the defence minister and the acting justice minister on Monday
photos By Arab News - AP - AFP ·

Jordan’s King Abdullah II said in an interview with CNN that his country has many concerns about Iran’s activities in the region. (Screenshot/Petra News Agency)

King Abdullah II: Jordan previously attacked by Iranian-made drones

  • He said Iran’s nuclear program affects Israel as it does the Gulf, and its ballistic technology has improved dramatically
  • The king called for a return to the negotiating table and get the Palestinians and Israelis engaging again
By SARAH GLUBB ·

Special General Sirwan Barzani being interviewed by Frank Kane on Frankly Speaking. (Screengrab) video

Frankly Speaking: ‘More Western military support needed to head off terror groups’ in Iraq, says Peshmerga Gen. Sirwan Barzani

  • Barzani commanded Kurdish troops in the bitter battles of 2015 and 2016 to regain territory lost to Daesh
  • Barzani spoke of Saudi humanitarian aid and the challenges of diversifying Kurdistan’s oil-dependent economy 
By Frank Kane ·

Saudi Arabia confirms 12 COVID-19 deaths, 1,252 new infections

Saudi Arabia confirms 12 COVID-19 deaths, 1,252 new infections

  • The Kingdom said 1,386 patients recovered in past 24 hours
  • 5 mosques reopened in 4 regions after being sterilized after 5 people tested positive for COVID-19
By Arab News ·

Palestinian and Israeli activists demonstrate against the expulsion of Palestinian families from their homes, in the Palestinian neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem. (AFP/File Photo)

Free and fair Palestinians elections must include East Jerusalem: UN experts

  • Israel as occupying force must clearly state it will allow elections in East Jerusalem and refrain from interfering in the rights and daily lives of Palestinians
  • Experts also called on Palestinian leadership to remove “unjustified” legal barriers that inhibit the democratic process and reschedule elections very soon
By Ephrem Kossaify ·

Pakistan reopens Afghanistan border crossing held by Taliban

Pakistan reopens Afghanistan border crossing held by Taliban

  • Pakistani officials under pressure by traders to let trucks pass through: Customs officials
  • Relations between neighbors Afghanistan and Pakistan have taken a sharp downturn in recent weeks
By Reuters ·

Low interest rates boosted mortgage demand by 27% through May

Low interest rates boosted mortgage demand by 27% through May

  • Residential real estate financing contracts offered to individuals by local banks reached 133,006 through May, with a value of SR69.5 billion
By Jana Salloum ·

EU gives Google 2 months to improve hotel, flight search results

EU gives Google 2 months to improve hotel, flight search results

  • EU provides Google with two months to improve the way the platform shows internet search results in relation to hotels and flights
  • Google has long faced scrutiny from antitrust enforcers and consumer groups around the world over its business practices

EU gives Google 2 months to improve hotel, flight search results

EU gives Google 2 months to improve hotel, flight search results

  • EU provides Google with two months to improve the way the platform shows internet search results in relation to hotels and flights
  • Google has long faced scrutiny from antitrust enforcers and consumer groups around the world over its business practices