First UAE delegation in Israel agrees multibillion-dollar fund, visa-free travel

  • The officials were greeted by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Four agreements signed in 5-hour meeting to cement normalization
By Arab News ·

Female domestic workers regularly abused in Qatar: Report

  • Report documented instances of regular beatings suffered by 15 of the women, with 40 saying they had been slapped, spat at or had their hair pulled
  • Eighty-seven of the 105 surveyed said their passports had been confiscated by their employers, preventing them from returning home
By Arab News ·

France closes Paris mosque in clampdown over teacher’s beheading

  • The mosque in a densely-populated suburb northeast of Paris had published a video on its Facebook page days before Friday’s gruesome murder
  • Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer said Tuesday that Paty would be posthumously bestowed France’s highest order of merit, the Legion of Honour
By AFP ·

New Saudi ambassadors take their oaths before king

  • Kingdom’s new permanent representative to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation also sworn in
By SPA ·


Lebanese spy chief tests positive for virus in US

  • Lebanon’s General Directorate of Public Security said that Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim is in ‘good health,’ but will postpone his return to Beirut following the PCR test


For Middle East children, pandemic adds to misery of displacement

By Jumana Khamis - Robert Edwards ·

Navy chief who supervised bin Laden mission says he voted for Biden

  • He declared his support for many of the key issues Biden is running on
  • More than 500 retired US military leaders have endorsed Biden in recent months
By Ephrem Kossaify ·

Oman’s bond market return a key test for reform path

  • After becoming ruler in January, Sultan Haitham made shaking up and modernising state finances a top priority
By Reuters ·

Guardiola under pressure as City chase elusive crown

  • Despite all their domestic success in recent years, City have never gone beyond the semifinals of the Champions League
By AFP ·

Publicis Groupe veteran Kamal Dimachkie leaves as new successor is named

  • Dimachkie’s career spans three decades of leadership and accomplishment in international and regional markets
  • Shoueiry founded the agency’s Social Content Lab and played a key role in cultivating digital design thinking across the region
By Zaira Lakhpatwala ·