Greece, France to sign $2.8 billion fighter jet deal amid Turkey tensions

Greece, France to sign $2.8 billion fighter jet deal amid Turkey tensions

  • Florence Parly, the French defense minister, signed the agreement in Athens to deliver 12 used and six new aircraft
  • France has sided with Greece in a dispute with Turkey over boundaries in the Aegean Sea and eastern Mediterranean
By AP ·

UAE coronavirus cases rise for a record 14th day

UAE coronavirus cases rise for a record 14th day

  • The country’s coronavirus caseload now stands at 281,546
By Arab News ·

Special Crown prince announces new 5-year strategy for Kingdom’s economy

Crown prince announces new 5-year strategy for Kingdom’s economy

  • Crown prince pledges 1.8m new jobs
  • PIF to invest $40bn a year until 2025
By Rawan Radwan ·

Joint Saudi, US and UK naval exercises continue in Eastern Province

Joint Saudi, US and UK naval exercises continue in Eastern Province

  • The Naval Defender 21 exercise began on Thursday at King Abdul Aziz Naval Base
  • The exercise includes a number of combat scenarios
By Arab News ·

Three Russians attacked by knifeman in Istanbul

Three Russians attacked by knifeman in Istanbul

  • Two women and a man injured in violent assault caught on camera
  • Attack comes after security warnings to tourists and foreign nationals
By Arab News ·

The Ocean Viking ship seen from the Italian island of Lampedusa, Sicily. (AFP/File Photo)

Charity rescue ship carrying 373 African migrants docks in Sicily

  • The Ocean Viking vessel had been waiting in heavy swells to get clearance from authorities
  • Many migrants recounted stories of alleged abuses suffered in Libya
By Francesco Bongarrà ·

Special EgyptAir reduces its ticket prices by 50% to European countries

EgyptAir reduces its ticket prices by 50% to European countries

  • Business class tickets discounted by 35%, and economy class tickets by 25%, with discounts applicable when purchasing tickets until Jan. 31
  • Tourism revenues in Egypt plummeted by more than 69% during the last year due largely to the coronavirus disease pandemic
By Mohammed Abu Zaid ·

Chelsea fires coach Frank Lampard halfway through second season

Chelsea fires coach Frank Lampard halfway through second season

  • Chelsea has lost five of its last eight Premier League games and dropped to ninth place
By AP ·

YouTube bans seven Houthi channels 

YouTube bans seven Houthi channels 

  • It deleted accounts that the group had been using to share its agenda
  • The terrorist-designated organization used the channels and other social media platforms to stream propaganda and encourage violence
By Arab News ·