Protesters chant “Political prisoners must be released” during a march in Iran’s southeastern city of Zahedan. (File/AFP)

Iran acknowledges ‘tens of thousands’ detained in protests

  • Reports about the decree offered no explanation for the decision by Khamenei
  • Prisons already had faced overcrowding in the country after years of protests over economic and other matters
By AP ·

Special LEAP conference set to showcase Saudi Arabia’s tech and entrepreneurial ambitions photos

LEAP conference set to showcase Saudi Arabia’s tech and entrepreneurial ambitions

  • Over 100,000 innovators, investors and experts from around the world descending on Riyadh for four-day event 
  • LEAP will be co-located with DeepFest, an AI event organized by Saudi Authority for Data and Artificial Intelligence
By Rebecca Anne Proctor ·

Gen. Pervez Musharraf, former Pakistani president and army chief, has died. (File/AP) video

Former Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf dies in Dubai after years in exile 

  • Ex-military dictator was under treatment at a Dubai hospital for amyloidosis, a rare disease 
  • Musharraf seized power in a bloodless 1999 coup and ruled Pakistan until 2008 
By SAIMA SHABBIR ·

The initiative aims to encourage up-and-coming designers to highlight the role of design in resolving global issues. (Supplied)

The changing landscape of the Saudi design industry

  • Designathon competition encourages designers to consider modern challenges
By Nada Al-Turki ·

Saudi FM meets Omani counterpart in Muscat

Saudi FM meets Omani counterpart in Muscat

By Arab News ·

Kumar Sanu was the star of the show for the two-day music festival at the Equestrian Club in Jeddah. (Supplied)

Bollywood singer Kumar Sanu delights fans in Jeddah

By SALEH FAREED ·

A view of the German consulate in Istanbul, on June 2, 2016. (AP)

Turkiye’s President Erdogan says Western missions will ‘pay’ for closures

  • Turkiye suspended negotiations for Sweden and Finland’s NATO accession last month following a protest in Stockholm during which a copy of the Qur'an was burned
By Reuters ·

Putin promised not to kill Zelensky: Former Israeli PM

Putin promised not to kill Zelensky: Former Israeli PM

  • Bennett said that during his mediation, Putin dropped his vow to seek Ukraine’s disarmament and Zelensky promised not to join NATO
By AP ·

Special As Adrian Monck leaves WEF, his legacy of turning it into a ‘global storytelling platform’ lives on photos

As Adrian Monck leaves WEF, his legacy of turning it into a ‘global storytelling platform’ lives on

  • ‘He was very understanding of the Arab world and successfully advanced the forum’s relations with the regional media,’ says Al Arabiya’s Jamil El-Hage
  • ‘Monck was able to put the important — and often overlooked — stories before world leaders, reminding them of their ultimate mission,’ says The National’s Hassan M. Fattah
By TAREK ALI AHMAD ·

Special As Adrian Monck leaves WEF, his legacy of turning it into a ‘global storytelling platform’ lives on photos

As Adrian Monck leaves WEF, his legacy of turning it into a ‘global storytelling platform’ lives on

  • ‘He was very understanding of the Arab world and successfully advanced the forum’s relations with the regional media,’ says Al Arabiya’s Jamil El-Hage
  • ‘Monck was able to put the important — and often overlooked — stories before world leaders, reminding them of their ultimate mission,’ says The National’s Hassan M. Fattah
By TAREK ALI AHMAD ·