video Macron seeks $350 million in donor aid for blast-scarred Lebanon

Macron seeks $350 million in donor aid for blast-scarred Lebanon

  • The Aug. 4, 2020 explosion in Beirut port killed at least 214 people
video By AFP ·

Special People on Tuesday put white roses on portraits of victims of last year’s Beirut port blast as Lebanon marks the first anniversary of the Aug 4 explosion. (Reuters)

Amid anger and despair, Lebanon braces for port explosion anniversary

  • Legislative authority yet to decide on Judge Tarek Bitar’s request to lift the immunity of three MPs
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

Update Oman confirms Asphalt Princess tanker had been hijacked in Arabian Sea

Oman confirms Asphalt Princess tanker had been hijacked in Arabian Sea

  • UK security sources said they were “working on the assumption Iranian military or proxies boarded the vessel”
  • “All around the region, Iran continues to be emboldened”: Prince Faisal bin Farhan
By Arab News - AP - Reuters ·

Saudi Arabia announces 14 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 14 more COVID-19 deaths

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 511,318
  • A total of 8,284 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far
By Arab News ·

Iran court sentences German woman to decade in jail: daughter

Iran court sentences German woman to decade in jail: daughter

  • Taghavi was arrested at her Tehran apartment on Oct. 16 after years fighting for human rights in Iran
  • Taghavi suffers from pre-existing conditions including high blood pressure and diabetes
By AFP ·

7 convicted of drive-by shooting that killed Lebanese law student in UK

7 convicted of drive-by shooting that killed Lebanese law student in UK

  • Aya Hachem was ‘in the wrong place at the wrong time’ amid dispute between businesses
  • Family: ‘Words can’t describe the pain we’ve had to go through’
By Arab News ·

Saudi Arabian youth use less cash as Kingdom pushes for cashless society

Saudi Arabian youth use less cash as Kingdom pushes for cashless society

  • Only 18 percent of Saudis aged between 16 and 22 years use cash
  • Almost half of people 60 and above use cash
By RAYANA ALQUBALI - Jana Salloum - ONE CARLO DIAZ ·

The feature is called 'View Once' and will be displayed as 'opened' once the media has been viewed by the user. (File/AFP)

Facebook’s WhatsApp rolls out option for disappearing photos, videos to take on Snapchat

  • WhatsApp rolls out new feature which allows users to send photos and videos which will then disappear from the chat after they have been seen
By Reuters ·

The feature is called 'View Once' and will be displayed as 'opened' once the media has been viewed by the user. (File/AFP)

Facebook’s WhatsApp rolls out option for disappearing photos, videos to take on Snapchat

  • WhatsApp rolls out new feature which allows users to send photos and videos which will then disappear from the chat after they have been seen
By Reuters ·