Update Arab coalition destroys Houthi drone launched toward southwest Saudi Arabia

Arab coalition destroys Houthi drone launched toward southwest Saudi Arabia

  • Houthi militia’s escalation in attacks is deliberate attempt to target civilians: Coalition
By Arab News ·

Update Iran says nuclear talks to resume ‘very soon,’ gives no date

Iran says nuclear talks to resume ‘very soon,’ gives no date

  • Josep Borrell said on Friday that he also expected Iran would soon return to negotiations
  • The Vienna talks were adjourned in June after hard-liner Ebrahim Raisi was elected Iran’s president
By Reuters ·

Abbas tells UN Israeli actions could lead to ‘one state’

Abbas tells UN Israeli actions could lead to ‘one state’

  • Abbas said Israel was “destroying the prospect of a political settlement based on the two-state solution” through its settlements on West Bank land
  • Most countries view the settlements as illegal, a position Israel disputes
By Reuters ·

Thousands of volunteers in Riyadh help plant trees in shape of map of Saudi Arabia

Thousands of volunteers in Riyadh help plant trees in shape of map of Saudi Arabia

  • The completed project, covering 170,000 square meters is expected to be one of the biggest afforested maps in the world
By Arab News ·

Saudi Arabia announces 4 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 4 more COVID-19 deaths

By Arab News ·

Health alert as Lebanon’s stray dog problem fuels rabies fears

Health alert as Lebanon’s stray dog problem fuels rabies fears

  • Students demand answers after abandoned pets found shot and poisoned on Beirut campus
By NAJIA AL-HOUSSARI ·

China’s central bank rules all crypto transactions are illegal

China’s central bank rules all crypto transactions are illegal

  • The global values of cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin have massively fluctuated over the past year partly due to Chinese regulations
  • Bitcoin, the world’s largest digital currency, and other cryptos cannot be traced by a country’s central bank, making them difficult to regulate
By AFP ·

LinkedIn has released its 2021 LinkedIn Top Startups list, identifying the top 10 startups in Saudi Arabia. (Supplied)

LinkedIn unveils top startups in Saudi Arabia 

  • LinkedIn marked the Kingdom’s 91st National Day by revealing the first list of top startups in KSA
By Arab News ·

LinkedIn has released its 2021 LinkedIn Top Startups list, identifying the top 10 startups in Saudi Arabia. (Supplied)

LinkedIn unveils top startups in Saudi Arabia 

  • LinkedIn marked the Kingdom’s 91st National Day by revealing the first list of top startups in KSA
By Arab News ·

Vatican Museums, Uffizi team up to confirm a Raphael is real

Vatican Museums, Uffizi team up to confirm a Raphael is real

  • “Saints Peter and Paul by Raphael and Fra Bartlomeo. An homage to the Patrons of Rome,” marks the first exhibit for the Vatican Museums in over a year
  • The nearly life-sized paintings of Saints Peter and Paul are normally kept outside public view in the Papal Audience Apartment of the Apostolic Palace
By AP ·
Model Gigi Hadid walks Tod’s runway in Milan

Model Gigi Hadid walks Tod’s runway in Milan

By Arab News ·

Japan’s leader says Olympics were ‘symbol of global unity’

Japan’s leader says Olympics were ‘symbol of global unity’

  • “Tokyo 2020 Games proved to be a symbol of global unity among people around the world,” Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said
  • Suga and the International Olympic Committee ultimately decided the Games would go on with extremely strict virus safety protocols
By AP ·