Saudi Arabia launches second edition of Tawteen program to create 170,000 jobs

Saudi Arabia launches second edition of Tawteen program to create 170,000 jobs

  • Second edition of the initiative will create 30,000 jobs in the tourism sector alone
By Arab News ·

Update Lebanon MPs again fail to fill vacant presidency

Lebanon MPs again fail to fill vacant presidency

  • Lebanon has been without a head of state for a month after president Michel Aoun left office at the end of October
By AFP ·

Three sentenced to 18 years in jail for money laundering in Saudi Arabia

Three sentenced to 18 years in jail for money laundering in Saudi Arabia

  • The Saudi citizens had issued commercial registers for several entities and opened bank accounts
By Arab News ·

Update Lebanon MPs again fail to fill vacant presidency

Lebanon MPs again fail to fill vacant presidency

  • Lebanon has been without a head of state for a month after president Michel Aoun left office at the end of October
By AFP ·

Biden should stop arms shipments to far-right Israeli govt, ex-diplomats say

Biden should stop arms shipments to far-right Israeli govt, ex-diplomats say

  • Washington Post op-ed calls for ‘unprecedented’ action to curb annexation of West Bank, support two-state solution
  • Daniel Kurtzer, Aaron David Miller warn US: ‘Have no dealings with Ben-Gvir, Smotrich’
By Arab News ·

Taliban silence Voice of America broadcasts in Afghanistan

Taliban silence Voice of America broadcasts in Afghanistan

  • Voice of America and Radio Free Europe are funded by the US government, though they claim editorial independence
  • Afghanistan has lost 40 percent of its media outlets and 60 percent of its journalists since the Taliban takeover
By AP ·

Taliban silence Voice of America broadcasts in Afghanistan

Taliban silence Voice of America broadcasts in Afghanistan

  • Voice of America and Radio Free Europe are funded by the US government, though they claim editorial independence
  • Afghanistan has lost 40 percent of its media outlets and 60 percent of its journalists since the Taliban takeover
By AP ·

US Levantine artist Sarah Awad: ‘What’s exciting about painting is the sense of the unknown’ 

US Levantine artist Sarah Awad: ‘What’s exciting about painting is the sense of the unknown’ 

  • The Los Angeles-based painter discusses her first show in the Middle East 
By Rawaa Talass ·
Why leg before wicket remains cricket’s most contentious law

Why leg before wicket remains cricket’s most contentious law

  • International, pro cricket has technology, experienced umpires but lower down sporting pyramid interpretation of LBW can suffer bias
By Jon Pike ·