Saad Hariri named new Lebanon PM, promises reform cabinet

  • Hariri immediately promised a government of technocrats committed to a French-backed reform plan
  • He has previously led three governments in Lebanon
By AFP ·


New Daesh threat puts Saudi fight against extremism in the spotlight

  • Purported audio recording by group’s spokesman has put the Kingdom’s drive against religious radicalism in focus
  • Analysts say call for attacks falsely projected as retaliation for KSA allies’ move to establish ties with Israel


US officials: Iran sent emails intimidating American voters

  • Intelligence director: “These actions are desperate attempts by desperate adversaries”
By AP ·


Saudi Civil Defense teams battle Jabal Ghulamah blaze

  • The operation was carried out under the direct supervision of the Asir governor with the participation of all government and civil services
By Tareq Al-Thaqafi ·

Palestinian official Erekat undergoes bronchostomy

  • Erekat has been one of the Palestinians’ most recognizable faces over the past several decades, serving as a senior negotiator in talks with Israel
  • He was also a senior adviser to late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and the current president
By AP ·

Study finds AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine follows genetic instructions

  • Bristol University virology expert David Matthews: The vaccine is doing everything we expected and that is only good news in our fight against the illness
  • AstraZeneca, which is developing the vaccine with Oxford University researchers, is seen as a frontrunner in the race to produce a vaccine to protect against COVID-19
By Reuters ·

Newspaper apologizes for racist comment about Barça’s Fati

  • ABC journalist Salvador Sostres wrote that ‘Ansu when running has something of a gazelle, or a very young, black street vendor running’ away from police
  • Teammate Antoine Griezmann: ‘Ansu is an exceptional young man who deserves the same respect as any human being — no to racism and no to bad manners’
By AP ·

Publicis Groupe veteran Kamal Dimachkie leaves as new successor is named

  • Dimachkie’s career spans three decades of leadership and accomplishment in international and regional markets
  • Shoueiry founded the agency’s Social Content Lab and played a key role in cultivating digital design thinking across the region
By Zaira Lakhpatwala ·