Update Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr’s bloc declared biggest election winner

Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr’s bloc declared biggest election winner

  • Sadr’s movement won 73 out of the assembly’s 329 seats, the election commission said
  • Second with 17 seats was the Fatah Alliance, political arm of the pro-Iran Hashed Al-Shaabi former paramilitary force
By AFP ·

Update Europeans see ‘problem’ if Iran is not serious in nuclear talks this week

Europeans see ‘problem’ if Iran is not serious in nuclear talks this week

  • E3 diplomats said this week would be key to determining whether Iran was serious about reviving the pact
  • Whether Iran agrees to resume talks from where they left off in June is key
By Reuters ·

Yemen’s Marib will not fall to Houthis, says Hadi

Yemen’s Marib will not fall to Houthis, says Hadi

  • President blasted the Houthis for launching a parallel economic war that has led to devaluation of Yemeni riyal
  • On Tuesday, the Yemeni riyal broke a record low, reaching 1600 riyals against a US dollar
By Saeed Al-Batati ·

In a latest collection, titled ‘See In My Eyes,’ the beauty of a group of elderly subjects. (Supplied) photos

Saudi artist paints elderly back into the social picture

  • Fawaz Binkolaib says remaining integrated in society is vital to the well-being of older people
By Ghadi Joudah ·

Algeria’s FLN narrowly wins local polls

Algeria’s FLN narrowly wins local polls

  • FNL, which led the country's war of independence from France and was for decades its only party, won 5,978 seats nationwide
  • Saturday's vote was an important test for President Abdelmadjid Tebboune
By AFP ·

French military facing growing protests in Sahel

French military facing growing protests in Sahel

  • France, the former colonial power in the Sahel, has about 5,100 troops deployed across the region
  • Macron has promised that French troops will not operate in a country where Wagner paramilitaries are also active
By AFP ·

Saudi Arabia’s $100bn plan to become largest shale gas producer outside of the US

Saudi Arabia’s $100bn plan to become largest shale gas producer outside of the US

  • Saudi Arabia’s $100bn plan to become largest shale gas producer outside of the US
By Michael Glackin ·

Special Gold miners keen on going green

Gold miners keen on going green

By Roger Baird ·

Latest top-100 rankings for creativity, effectiveness, media excellence in advertising revealed

Latest top-100 rankings for creativity, effectiveness, media excellence in advertising revealed

  • Marketing intelligence firm WARC’s annual rankings are compilation of most important industry awards
By Arab News ·