Update King Salman speaking at the virtual Climate summit. (Photo: Bandar Galoud)

King Salman calls for global approach to tackling climate change

  • Saudi ruler tells summit of world leaders the challenges created by global warming do not respect national borders
  • Biden says US will reduce emissions by up to 52 percent by 2030; China, Russia also pledge to make cuts
By Ephrem Kossaify ·

Ankara tense ahead of Biden’s expected recognition of Armenian Genocide  

Ankara tense ahead of Biden’s expected recognition of Armenian Genocide  

  • Biden, who put human rights at the center of his presidential agenda, promised to recognize the Armenian Genocide during his campaign
  • Previous US presidents avoided using the word genocide when commemorating the mass killings, falling victim to realpolitik to avoid destroying America’s relationship with a NATO ally
By Arab News ·

Black Lives Matter leader to take Houthi violence against Ethiopians to UN

Black Lives Matter leader to take Houthi violence against Ethiopians to UN

  • Hawk Newsome wants Americans to focus on the killings of Blacks inside and outside of the US
  • Arab News reporter Rua’a Al-Ameri details Houthi kidnapping of Yemeni-Ethiopian model
By RAY HANANIA ·

Special Virtual panel: Future of AlUla depends on sustainable growth model

Virtual panel: Future of AlUla depends on sustainable growth model

  • First AlUla “Crossroads” panel concludes that Saudi Arabia’s accelerated aims to diversify the economy must marry the nation’s heritage with sustainable business models
  • The Crossroads panel sought to address how the Kingdom could achieve its divergent goals of decarbonizing and diversifying the economy
By Rebecca Anne Proctor ·

Gunmen kill two Guard members in Iran’s Kurdish area

Gunmen kill two Guard members in Iran’s Kurdish area

  • Guard members killed two gunmen and wounded few accomplices in shootout near Kurdish town of Marivan
  • Iran’s Kurdish area has seen occasional fighting between Iranian forces and Kurdish separatists
By AP ·

Special Community spirit returns to UK’s mosques as Muslims enjoy easing of lockdown for Ramadan

Community spirit returns to UK’s mosques as Muslims enjoy easing of lockdown for Ramadan

  • Gloom lifted after last year’s holy month fell during strict anti-coronavirus measures
  • Faithful revel in return to communal worship as restrictions eased across Britain
By Zaynab Khojji ·

First Abu Dhabi Bank has gained legal and regulatory approval to complete the acquisition of a 100 percent stake in Bank Audi Egypt. (Reuters/File Photo)

First Abu Dhabi Bank completes Bank Audi Egypt takeover

  • Following the transfer of shares, the acquisition will make First Abu Dhabi Bank one of the largest international banks operating in Egypt
By Mohammed Abu Zaid ·

Special Arab News radio show discusses future of print media, partnership with FII institute

Arab News radio show discusses future of print media, partnership with FII institute

  • ‘Only journalism can save save journalism,’ says renowned media consultant Juan Senor
  • Arab News assistant editor Noor Nugali says FII partnership will help bring stakeholders together
By RAY HANANIA ·

Special Arab News radio show discusses future of print media, partnership with FII institute

Arab News radio show discusses future of print media, partnership with FII institute

  • ‘Only journalism can save save journalism,’ says renowned media consultant Juan Senor
  • Arab News assistant editor Noor Nugali says FII partnership will help bring stakeholders together
By RAY HANANIA ·