video Special Continuity of aggressive Iranian policies assured with Raisi’s election: Former senior CIA official Norman Roule

Continuity of aggressive Iranian policies assured with Raisi’s election: Former senior CIA official Norman Roule

  • Says use of Iranian missiles and drones are main obstacles to better ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia
  • Sees stark contrast between changes underway in Iran and those visible just across the Gulf
video By TAREK ALI AHMAD ·

Canada: Decision to down Ukraine flight PS752 was made by senior Iranian official

Canada: Decision to down Ukraine flight PS752 was made by senior Iranian official

  • The Canadian forensic report stated that Iran ignored some risks, which led to the accident
  • The report also added that the Islamic Republic failed to provide sufficient explanations
By Arab News ·

Special Vehicles queue-up at a petrol station in the Balamand area on the coastal highway in near Beirut on June 21, 2021 amid dire shortages due to an ongoing economic collapse. (AFP / JOSEPH EID)

Violence seeps into Lebanese life due to economic crisis

  • Fistfights turn into shootings as people clash over who gets to fill their tank first at gasoline stations
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

Saudi minister concludes Kingdom’s participation in G20 Labor and Employment Ministers’ meetings in Italy

Saudi minister concludes Kingdom’s participation in G20 Labor and Employment Ministers’ meetings in Italy

  • Al-Rajhi said Saudi Arabia has shown tremendous progress in achieving gender participation gap target agreed at the Brisbane summit
  • He called for the need to properly classify workers to ensure their rights
By Arab News ·

Lebanese-American Mariam Taha Thompson was sentenced to 23 years in prison on Wednesday after she admitted to turning over classified national defense information to Hezbollah. (AFP/File Photo)

US linguist sentenced to 23 years for exposing classified information to Hezbollah

  • Lebanese-American Mariam Taha Thompson, 62, worked for a US Special Operations task force in Iraq and had top secret clearance
  • Thompson started speaking with a Lebanese co-conspirator with Hezbollah ties in 2017 and later developed romantic feelings for him
By RAY HANANIA ·

Africa CDC says continent not winning against ‘brutal’ COVID-19 pandemic

Africa CDC says continent not winning against ‘brutal’ COVID-19 pandemic

  • About 1.12 percent people have been fully vaccinated on a continent that has recorded 5.2 million infections
By Reuters ·

Qatar wealth fund says no investment in cryptocurrencies until they mature

Qatar wealth fund says no investment in cryptocurrencies until they mature

  • Crypto currencies are currently too volatile, QIA CEO says
  • QIA seeks to boost investment in Asia and US
By Arab News ·

Bangladeshi cleric issues fatwa on Facebook emoji

Bangladeshi cleric issues fatwa on Facebook emoji

  • A prominent Bangladeshi cleric has issued a fatwa against people using Facebook’s “haha” emoji to mock people.

Bangladeshi cleric issues fatwa on Facebook emoji

Bangladeshi cleric issues fatwa on Facebook emoji

  • A prominent Bangladeshi cleric has issued a fatwa against people using Facebook’s “haha” emoji to mock people.