Yemen warring sides agree to exchange 1,081 prisoners

  • The Houthis will release 400 prisoners while the Yemeni government will free 681 Houthi fighters in the first exchange
  • If agreed, the second group of the prisoner swap will include President Hadi’s brother

UN condemns clashes in Libyan capital, urges security reforms

  • Russia, China block release of UN report on Libya that accuses warring parties of violating arms embargo
By AFP - AP ·


Sudan’s Hamdok says normalization with Israel requires societal dialogue

  • Sudan’s surging inflation and plummeting currency have been the biggest challenges to Hamdok’s transitional administration
  • Normalization with Israel is perceived as a new condition for the country’s removal from the terror list
By Arab News ·

Arab coalition destroys armed Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia

  • The drone was destroyed in Yemen’s airspace on Sunday
  • The UN mission in Yemen has said the government and the Houthi militia had agreed to immediately release 1,000 prisoners in a prisoner swap
By Arab News ·

Lebanese patriarch warns of crisis without a government after Adib steps down

  • Al-Rai said Adib’s resignation had ‘disappointed citizens, especially the youth’
  • Frustration at Adib’s failure to form government was voiced by Lebanon’s religious communities
By Reuters ·

UK’s Prince William, wife Kate join Attenborough after film screening

  • Prince William, who has followed his father Prince Charles in pursuing environmental causes, has previously interviewed Attenborough
  • The photographs showed William and Kate standing in the garden, surrounded by their three children
By Reuters ·

Qatar Airways reports $1.92 billion loss amid coronavirus crisis

  • Airline also disclosed it had received a $2 billion advance from its owner, the Qatari government
By Reuters ·

Cold comfort as Roland Garros starts in shadow of coronavirus

  • A resurgence of COVID-19 cases means that only 1,000 spectators will be allowed into the grounds each day
By AFP ·

Staged Egypt protests unmask pro-Muslim Brotherhood bias of Al-Jazeera, other channels

  • Al-Jazeera ignored required vetting process for the videos before using them
By Arab News ·