Update French President Emmanuel Macron will go on an official trip to the Gulf region in December. (Reuters)

French president Macron to visit Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar in December

  • Elysee presidential office confirmed he would travel Dec. 3-4
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Saudi Arabia has suspended flights to and from South Africa and six other African countries. (Shutterstock)

Saudi Arabia suspends flights to and from 7 African countries due to new COVID-19 variant

  • MoI source explained that all procedures and measures are subject to continuous evaluation by health authorities in the Kingdom
By Arab News ·

Satellite images showed the presidential palace and its link to a secret underground facility located south of the palace. (JFC)

Arab Coalition releases satellite images from latest air strike on Houthi military camps in Sanaa

  • The intelligence photos showed the aftermath of the airstrikes conducted by the Coalition’s planes as well as a transfer of weaponry from the secret facility
By Arab News ·

 Showcasing mosque aesthetics, evolution and function, the exhibit brings together the most extensive collection of Islamic art masterpieces ever displayed in Saudi Arabia. (AN photos by Huda Bashatah) video

Saudi Arabia’s Ithra Islamic Art Conference examines history of mosque

  • Using recent studies, experts discuss how 3.5m mosques around the world will transform with time
By Nada Hameed ·

Special How olive trees came to symbolize Palestinian national identity photos

How olive trees came to symbolize Palestinian national identity

  • The trees feature prominently in Palestinian art and literature as symbols of steadfastness amid a life of displacement 
  • Since the West Bank olive harvest began on Oct. 12, observers say settlers have attacked farmers and uprooted trees regularly
By Daoud Kuttab ·

Special Sri Lanka focuses on economic diplomacy after the pandemic

Sri Lanka focuses on economic diplomacy after the pandemic

  • The country’s economy has suffered the worst contraction in its post-independence history in the last two years
By Mohammed Rasooldeen ·

Afghan journalist Ahmad Baseer Ahmadi was recently attacked while walking to his home in Kabul. (CPJ/Social Media)

Rights watchdog condemns assault of Afghan journalist

  • Ahmad Baseer Ahmadi, a presenter at privately owned broadcaster Ayna TV, was walking to his house when two unidentified men assaulted him
  • In October, unidentified gunmen injured journalists Abdul Khaliq Hussaini and Alireza Sharifi in separate attacks in Kabul
By Arab News ·

Afghan journalist Ahmad Baseer Ahmadi was recently attacked while walking to his home in Kabul. (CPJ/Social Media)

Rights watchdog condemns assault of Afghan journalist

  • Ahmad Baseer Ahmadi, a presenter at privately owned broadcaster Ayna TV, was walking to his house when two unidentified men assaulted him
  • In October, unidentified gunmen injured journalists Abdul Khaliq Hussaini and Alireza Sharifi in separate attacks in Kabul
By Arab News ·