Update Security guard killed in Qatar Embassy attack in Paris

Security guard killed in Qatar Embassy attack in Paris

  • The Paris prosecutor’s office said it had opened a criminal investigation for manslaughter
By Reuters ·

Update Ukraine’s Zelensky tells Davos elite ‘no need for further meetings’ if brute force prevails

Ukraine’s Zelensky tells Davos elite ‘no need for further meetings’ if brute force prevails

  • Virtual speech to business leaders and government officials delivered to World Economic Forum annual summit participants
  • Ukraine president accused Russia of blocking critical food supplies, such as wheat and sunflower oil, from leaving its ports
By Jonathan Gornall ·

Emir says Qatar is ready to contribute to every effort to mediate between Russia and Ukraine

Emir says Qatar is ready to contribute to every effort to mediate between Russia and Ukraine

  • Sheikh Tamim criticized governments for double standards on value of people based on religion and race
  • Emir hit out at what he called unprecedented attacks on Qatar becoming first Arab country to host FIFA World Cup
By Zaynab Khojji ·

The agreement was signed by Aqeel Al-Ghamdi and Adel bin Abdulaziz Al-Rushood in Riyadh. (SPA)

Saudi aid agency signs medical campaign agreement

  • Around 9,600 surgeries for phacoemulsification and minor procedures will be carried out during the campaigns and 24,000 pairs of glasses and medical drops will be distributed, helping 120,000 people
By SPA ·

The logo of the World Health Organization is seen at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. (AP file photo)

WHO says no urgent need for mass monkeypox vaccinations

  • The primary measures to control the outbreak are contact tracing and isolation, Pebody said, noting that it is not a virus that spreads very easily, nor has it so far caused serious disease
By Reuters ·

Special WEF: Economists warn of deepening human misery amid global economic fragmentation 

WEF: Economists warn of deepening human misery amid global economic fragmentation 

  • Experts warn the pandemic and war in Ukraine have exacerbated the trend towards “deglobalization” 
  • Chief Economists Outlook forecast warns inflation and supply chain disruption will deepen food insecurity 
By Arab News ·

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (AFP)

Facebook’s Zuckerberg targeted in US privacy lawsuit

  • “Zuckerberg is not just a figurehead at Facebook; he is personally involved in nearly every decision the company makes,” Washington Attorney General Karl Racine wrote in the suit
By AFP ·

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (AFP)

Facebook’s Zuckerberg targeted in US privacy lawsuit

  • “Zuckerberg is not just a figurehead at Facebook; he is personally involved in nearly every decision the company makes,” Washington Attorney General Karl Racine wrote in the suit
By AFP ·