Update A storage facility belonging to ADNOC in the Msaffah industrial district in Abu Dhabi. Three people were killed in a suspected drone attack that set off a blast and a fire. (AFP)

Three killed by Houthi drone attack in Abu Dhabi

  • ADNOC tweeted statement saying it was “deeply saddened” by the death of three of its employees
  • Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement said it had carried out an attack on the UAE
By Arab News ·

Special The fury targeting Dalia Ahmad came after she described the country’s long-reigning party officials as crocodiles. (Twitter)

Lebanon: Hezbollah trolls harass critical Black news anchor with racist tweets

  • Al Jadeed’s Sudanese TV anchor Dalia Ahmad was racially harassed and targeted by Hezbollah
  • Sudanese TV host Dalia Ahmad called a “black dog” and worse in racist abuse campaign launched by Hezbollah on Twitter
By TAREK ALI AHMAD ·

Saudi Public Prosecution warns of harsh penalties for spreading rumors

Saudi Public Prosecution warns of harsh penalties for spreading rumors

  • Anybody caught making false statements about matters ‘related to public order’ face up to five years in jail and a SR3 million fine
  • This includes anyone who spreads false information on social media, especially lies that originate from hostile sources in other countries
By Arab News ·

Abu Dhabi requires Covid-19 booster shots to enter emirate

Abu Dhabi requires Covid-19 booster shots to enter emirate

  • People entering the UAE capital must show a ‘green pass’ on gov’t app
By AP ·

Thailand to lower COVID-19 alert, ease curbs as infections slow

Thailand to lower COVID-19 alert, ease curbs as infections slow

  • Among measures being considered are establishing more ‘sandbox’ areas for tourists
  • Thailand has recorded 2.3 million cases of COVID-19 and almost 22,000 deaths overall
By Reuters ·

German journalist acquitted of terror charges in Turkey

German journalist acquitted of terror charges in Turkey

  • Mesale Tolu was accused of engaging in terror propaganda and being a member of a banned left-wing group
  • Reporters Without Borders ranks Turkey at 153 out of 180 countries in its World Press Freedom Index of 2021
By AP ·

German journalist acquitted of terror charges in Turkey

German journalist acquitted of terror charges in Turkey

  • Mesale Tolu was accused of engaging in terror propaganda and being a member of a banned left-wing group
  • Reporters Without Borders ranks Turkey at 153 out of 180 countries in its World Press Freedom Index of 2021
By AP ·