Update Lana Nusseibeh was speaking on Friday after a Security Council meeting, convened at the UAE’s request, to discuss the attack on the country’s capital. (UN/File Photo)

UAE envoy hails Security Council censure of Houthis as crucial step toward justice

  • Council members unanimously condemned deadly attack on Abu Dhabi this week and called for perpetrators to be held accountable
  • Emirati representative to the UN Lana Nusseibeh said her country has a ‘sovereign right to defend itself, our people and our way of life’
By Ephrem Kossaify ·

Update Daesh attacks Syria jail, military base in Iraq in deadly escalation

Daesh attacks Syria jail, military base in Iraq in deadly escalation

  • The brazen Daesh operation sewed chaos in Hasakah, forcing people to flee the area around Ghwayran prison
  • The attack marked the jihadists’ deadliest operation in Iraq this year
By AFP ·

Airbus says it revokes Qatar order for 50 A321 jets as rift widens

Airbus says it revokes Qatar order for 50 A321 jets as rift widens

  • Qatar Airways is expected to fight the A321 contract’s termination, having said it plans to take delivery of the jets even though it is refusing to take more A350s until a dispute over surface erosion on the larger planes has been resolved
By Reuters ·

For the first few weeks after schools reopen the program will in particular focus on psychological efforts to help students get back into the school routine. (Supplied)

Saudi elementary, kindergarten students excited about return to school

  • Psychological preparation and support important for the children as it will help them resume their studies and interactions with their peers, says mother-of-two
By Mai Almarzoogi ·

Saad Hariri. (Supplied)

Lebanese elections: Former PM Hariri in key meetings

  • Former MP and Vice-President of the Future Movement Mustapha Allouch told Arab News: “So far, we haven’t been informed of Hariri’s decision and all the other matters affiliated to that decision”
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

Myanmar sentences lawmaker from Suu Kyi's party to death

Myanmar sentences lawmaker from Suu Kyi's party to death

  • The two are among the most prominent activists to be given death sentences since the military in February last year seized power from the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi
By AP ·

Vistas Media Acquisition Company shareholders have approved a business combination with Anghami. (Supplied)

Vistas Media Acquisition Co. shareholders approve business combination with Anghami

  • Vistas Media Acquisition Co. shares rose more than 20 percent in premarket trading on Friday
By Arab News ·

Vistas Media Acquisition Company shareholders have approved a business combination with Anghami. (Supplied)

Vistas Media Acquisition Co. shareholders approve business combination with Anghami

  • Vistas Media Acquisition Co. shares rose more than 20 percent in premarket trading on Friday
By Arab News ·

‘I’d Do Anything for Love’ singer Meat Loaf dead at 74

‘I’d Do Anything for Love’ singer Meat Loaf dead at 74

  • The beefy Texas-born singer distinguished himself in the late 1970s with his soaring vocal range and lavish stage productions
  • After a career rut, Meat Loaf enjoyed a revival with his biggest success in 1993: the single "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)"
By AFP ·
Saudi footballer Samia Khaled was named best goalkeeper in the inaugural Saudi Women’s League Championship. (Supplied)

Samia Khaled, named best goalkeeper in Saudi Women’s League, shares dream of turning pro

  • She said she is proud to be part of the Al-Mamlaka side that won the inaugural SWL title this month, and would love to represent her country and play in Europe
  • Khaled named Algerian goalkeeper Rais M’Bolhi, who plays for Al-Ettifaq in the Saudi Pro League, as one of her role models
By Arab News ·