Data leak reveals true scale of Iran’s COVID-19 crisis

  • Iranian outbreak, already the worst in the Middle East, is far more serious than initially reported.
  • Tehran’s cover up of the true virus toll is consistent with their reaction to previous embarrassing incidents.
By Arab News ·

Coronavirus cases worldwide pass 18 million

  • US worst-hit country with 4,657,693 cases including 154,793 deaths
By AFP ·

Haftar warns Erdogan: Stay out of Libya or you face our bullets

  • Eastern military strongman tells Turkish president Libyans will never again be colonized
By Arab News ·

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Riyadh roads turn green as world’s largest urban greening project branches out

  • Capital gets a facelift as Vision 2030 program works to plant 7.5 million trees
  • Most of the tree species used in the project are from a well-developed local environment with low agricultural service and care
By Lojien Ben Gassem ·

Saudi village is a treasure hidden above the clouds

By TARIQ AL-THAGAFI ·

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Pilgrims safely end Hajj journey

By Ruba Obaid ·

Spain’s former king leaving country amid financial scandal

  • The 82-year-old former king is credited with helping Spain peacefully restore democracy after the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975
  • Marred by scandals in the later years of his reign, Juan Carlos in 2014 abdicated in favor of his son Felipe VI
By AP ·

Chinese artificial intelligence company files $1.4 billion lawsuit against Apple

  • Xiao-i argued that Apple’s voice-recognition technology Siri infringes on a patent that it applied for in 2004
By Reuters ·

Mind games begin ahead of the return to Saudi football as Hilal boss Lucescu challenges Nassr coach

  • Victory in this Riyadh Derby will take the three-time Asian champions nine points clear of Al Nassr with just seven games remaining
  • There has been good and bad news for Al Nassr as Brazilian centre-back Maicon Pereira has arrived in Riyadh from Galatasaray and has been cleared to play
By John Duerden ·

Microsoft nears big bet on TikTok

  • Deal could help Microsoft build on its $27 billion purchase of job-search social network LinkedIn in 2016 to become a bigger player in internet advertising
  • TikTok has taken the world by storm, and emerged as a significant competitor to platforms like Facebook and YouTube
By Reuters ·