Update A storage facility belonging to ADNOC in the Msaffah industrial district in Abu Dhabi. Three people were killed in a suspected drone attack that set off a blast and a fire. (AFP)

Three killed by Houthi drone attack in Abu Dhabi

  • ADNOC tweeted statement saying it was “deeply saddened” by the death of three of its employees
  • Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement said it had carried out an attack on the UAE
By Arab News ·

The fury targeting Dalia Ahmad came after she described the country’s long-reigning party officials as crocodiles. (Twitter)

Lebanon: Hezbollah trolls harass critical Black news anchor with racist tweets

  • Al Jadeed’s Sudanese TV anchor Dalia Ahmad was racially harassed and targeted by Hezbollah
  • Sudanese TV host Dalia Ahmad called a “black dog” and worse in racist abuse campaign launched by Hezbollah on Twitter
By TAREK ALI AHMAD ·

Saudi Public Prosecution warns of harsh penalties for spreading rumors

Saudi Public Prosecution warns of harsh penalties for spreading rumors

  • Anybody caught making false statements about matters ‘related to public order’ face up to five years in jail and a SR3 million fine
  • This includes anyone who spreads false information on social media, especially lies that originate from hostile sources in other countries
By Arab News ·

Israel sticks with 4th vaccine shot, sees omicron waning in a week

Israel sticks with 4th vaccine shot, sees omicron waning in a week

  • Hoping to reduce strain on the economy, Israel on Monday cut the mandatory quarantine period for COVID-19 carriers to five days
By Reuters ·

Japan ready to expand COVID-19 restrictions as infections surge

Japan ready to expand COVID-19 restrictions as infections surge

  • Japan has never had a lockdown during the pandemic but has focused instead on asking restaurants and bars to close early
  • Bars and eateries that abide by the government restrictions are eligible for aid
By AP ·

Chip crisis pushes European car sales to new low

Chip crisis pushes European car sales to new low

  • The Chinese car market grew by 4.4 percent and the US market by 3.7 percent
By Reuters ·

German journalist acquitted of terror charges in Turkey

German journalist acquitted of terror charges in Turkey

  • Mesale Tolu was accused of engaging in terror propaganda and being a member of a banned left-wing group
  • Reporters Without Borders ranks Turkey at 153 out of 180 countries in its World Press Freedom Index of 2021
By AP ·

German journalist acquitted of terror charges in Turkey

German journalist acquitted of terror charges in Turkey

  • Mesale Tolu was accused of engaging in terror propaganda and being a member of a banned left-wing group
  • Reporters Without Borders ranks Turkey at 153 out of 180 countries in its World Press Freedom Index of 2021
By AP ·