Saudi Arabia, Russia and other OPEC+ countries agree on deal to cut oil output

  • OPEC+ alliance reset with ‘historic’ deal
  • Deal meant to rebalance crude markets
By Frank Kane ·

Kids going stir-crazy in isolation? Here’s how to keep them occupied

  • Saudi mothers relate challenges in keeping their children from getting bored amid nationwide lockdown
By Hala Tashkandi ·

Yemen confirms first coronavirus case

  • The United Nations and Western allies had pointed to the threat of coronavirus outbreak in the war-battered country
By Reuters ·


Turkey tightens control on social media platforms

By Arab News ·


Lebanon extends virus curbs by two weeks as toll climbs to 19



Afghan robotics team builds COVID-19 ventilator

  • Team drew up its own product design and sent to MIT, Harvard University for approval
By Sayed Salahuddin ·


MENA economies face $116 billion hit from virus, oil slump: World Bank

  • Report warns of ‘uncertainty and fear’ amid calls for transparency to help region recover from twin economic shocks
By Frank Kane ·