Open season on weapons sales to Iran as UN embargo expires

  • Pompeo threatens sanctions on arms sellers
  • Experts warn of ‘critical threat to world peace’

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How Saudi nonprofit Alnahda blazed a trail in women’s empowerment

  • Alnahda, which will helm G20’s engagement group on women, has a proud history of fostering female participation in Saudi society
  • The charity stepped up during the COVID-19 pandemic to assist households with financial burdens and provide tools for remote learning
By Lojien Ben Gaasem ·


Saudis enjoy pandemic jobs boost after public and private sector efforts

  • The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development launched a platform for freelance work in February which aims to diversify work opportunities and increase job security and credibility

Saudi Arabia’s public spaces dotted with pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • According to the Saudi Ministry of Health, 55 percent of cases are detected at a late stage
By Rawan Radwan ·

Hospital: Palestinian official Erekat in critical condition

  • Erekat on Monday was in critical condition and breathing with a ventilator after his coronavirus infection worsened
  • Erekat has been one of the Palestinians’ most recognizable faces over the past 30 years
By AP ·

White House official went to Syria seeking Americans’ release

  • It has been more than a decade since a high-level White House official had met with Assad's government
  • Syria erupted into civil war nearly a decade ago after Assad in 2011 began a brutal crackdown on protesters calling for an end to his family’s rule
By Reuters ·

Qatar Airways expects to keep Airbus A380s parked for years

  • State-owned airline parked its 10 A380s due to the devastating impact of the coronavirus crisis on travel demand
  • Qatar Airways boss Akbar Al-Baker criticizes rivals operating the A380 as ‘foolish’
By Reuters ·

Spurs rocked on Bale’s return, Mitrovic suffers penalty misery

  • Bale misses golden opportunity to wrap up the points before West Ham’s Lanzini snatches an equalizer
By AFP - AP ·

Global Amazon marketing agency launches in Middle East to help regional brands

  • Podean CEO Mark Power: ‘You can’t just look at Amazon as a pure sales channel, it is much more than that; it’s a vast array of properties, experiences, and content’
  • Mark Power: ‘The Middle East is a huge market of 230 million people so Amazon’s taking this very seriously because it’s a very strategic market with real volume and real growth’
By Zaira Lakhpatwala ·