Update

Suspected Iranian nuclear mastermind Fakhrizadeh assassinated near Tehran

  • Fakhrizadeh has long been described by Western countries as a leader of a covert atomic bomb programme halted in 2003
  • Israel and the US accuse Tehran of trying to restore the programme in secret
By Reuters ·

Update

Saudi Foreign Minister: Houthis are behind Yemen’s problems

  • Houthi forces have staged many missile and drone strikes on civilian airports and oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia
By Arab News ·

Thousands attend funeral of Sudan’s last democratically elected PM

  • Mourners in traditional white garments, mostly wearing masks, wept and waved national flags
  • Mahdi’s body arrived at Khartoum airport on Friday morning
By Reuters ·

Saudi Arabia announces 17 more COVID-19 deaths

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 345,622
  • A total of 5,857 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far
By Arab News ·

Hundreds of Syrians exit Lebanese town over tensions: UN

  • UNHCR spokesperson: ‘Collective punishment... for a whole community for an incident involving one individual is unacceptable’
  • Those who fled, said they were chased out of Bsharre, a Christian-majority town, after a Syrian was accused of shooting dead a Lebanese resident
By AFP ·

French officers detained after fury over beating video

  • Images published by the Loopsider website show how music producer Michel Zecler was repeatedly beaten by police
  • Celebrities including football World Cup winners Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann condemned the beating
By AFP ·

Future ‘extremely bright’ for UK’s Islamic finance economy

  • London’s unique position as a finance and technology hub has it perfectly placed to capitalize on a domestic and global boom in demand for Islamic finance
  • UK’s Islamic finance economy and customers will benefit greatly from London’s dominance in the world of fintech
By Christopher Hamill-Stewart ·

Analysis

Even in death, Diego Maradona continues to haunt Peter Shilton

  • While other members of that defeated England team have been gracious, Shilton still protests over that goal
  • Maradona would have won the now historic match, even without the help of his hands
By Ali Khaled ·

Maradona of Aabdine, Lebanon? Looking back at the TV show that revealed it

  • The football legend died of a heart attack on Wednesday at the age of 60 after battling health issues and undergoing emergency surgery for a subdural haematoma several weeks ago
By Arab News ·