Update Pompeo said Washington blacklisted seven entities and two individuals in sanctions related to Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines and Iranian shipping entities. (File/AFP)

US imposes fresh sanctions on Iran in final days of Trump presidency

  • Iran's IGRC conducted a drill that saw “suicide drones” crash into targets and explode,
  • The arms in the Revolutionary Guards' drill mirror those used in attacks on Saudi Arabia
By Arab News ·

Pentagon includes Israel in Middle East command area

Pentagon includes Israel in Middle East command area

  • Moving Israel under the Central Command potentially makes security cooperation with the US on regional matters easier
  • The move could bring Israeli military officials in closer proximity to those of Gulf neighbors
By AFP ·

An Emirati man, wearing a protective mask, walks at Al-Barsha Health Centre in Dubai on December 24, 2020. (AFP/File Photo)

UAE aims to vaccinate over half of population

  • Residents, expatriates urged to get jab urgently amid surge in coronavirus cases
By Rebecca Anne Proctor ·

Saudi showjumpers riding high

Saudi showjumpers riding high

  • Elite riders saddle up for $34,600 National Guard Ministry cup at Jeddah Trio Ranch
By MOHAMMED AL-KINANI & NADA HAMEED ·

Sudan schoolbook picture sparks angry reform debate

Sudan schoolbook picture sparks angry reform debate

  • Unrest ricocheted beyond North African country, triggering uprisings, crackdowns, civil wars
By AFP ·

Saudi showjumpers riding high

Saudi showjumpers riding high

  • Elite riders saddle up for $34,600 National Guard Ministry cup at Jeddah Trio Ranch
By MOHAMMED AL-KINANI & NADA HAMEED ·

WhatsApp delays data sharing change after backlash

WhatsApp delays data sharing change after backlash

  • WhatsApp canceled its February 8 deadline for accepting the tweak to its terms of service
  • The platform said it would instead “go to people gradually to review the policy at their own pace before new business options are available on May 15”
By AFP ·