Developing

Trump plan calls for Palestinian state with capital in eastern Jerusalem

  • United States will recognize Israeli settlements on the occupied West Bank
  • The absence of the Palestinians from Trump’s announcement is likely to fuel criticism that the plan tilts toward Israel
By Reuters ·

Tearing down the wall: Saudi restaurants adjust to the abolition of gender segregation

  • New law urges restaurants to remove segregation in entrance and separate seating arrangements
  • Many restaurants have already begun to implement the law, but others stubbornly refuse
By Lojien Ben Gassem ·

Update

Qatari ruler appoints new prime minister

  • Key cabinet positions such as foreign, energy, finance, defense and trade ministries remained unchanged
By Reuters ·

Cinema investment in Saudi Arabia set to hit SR5bn in 2020

  • Saudi conference study reveals 140 cinemas planned for Kingdom creating estimated 5,300 jobs
  • One of the main goals of the Vision 2030 reform plan was to increase household spending on domestic entertainment from 2.9 percent to 6 percent of total expenditure
By Arab News ·

Outspoken Iranian rapper Amir Tataloo arrested in Turkey

  • Tataloo was preparing to travel to the UK when he was detained, reportedly at the request of Iran
  • Fans and colleagues fear for much-loved musician’s safety if sent back to Iran
By Christopher Hamill-Stewart ·

Special

New bid to find buyer for Air India slammed as ‘selling family silver’

  • Indian government aims to offload entire stake in debt-ridden national carrier after failed 2018 sale attempt
  • Critics blame country’s struggling economy for decision to sell airline
By Sanjay Kumar ·

Technology will not replace labor despite rapid digital transformation

  • Hayman said he believes technology should help people and offer them support rather than replace them
  • The UAE is among the top performers in the Middle East in terms of digital transformation in industrial sectors
By Farah Heiba ·

World No 1 Brooks Koepka and defending champion Dustin Johnson relishing Saudi return

  • Royal Greens Golf & Country Club looking in ‘incredible shape’ according to Koepka
  • Johnson enjoying being part of a drive to grow the game of golf in Saudi
By Arab News ·

Russia expels Japanese journalist in military espionage row

  • The expelled journalist works for Japan’s Kyodo News agency
  • The reporter was told to leave Russia in 72 hours
By Reuters ·

Special

BBC journalist defended amid Israel report controversy

By Charlie Peters - Christopher Hamill-Stewart ·