Update Sudan state media report ‘failed’ coup attempt

Sudan state media report ‘failed’ coup attempt

  • A top government source said the plotters had attempted to take over the state media building but ‘they failed’
By AFP ·

Special India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan in New Delhi. (SPA)

Saudi FM’s visit points to ‘growing strategic partnership’ with India

  • Prince Faisal meets Modi; tells local media Riyadh-New Delhi ties ‘major priority’
By Sanjay Kumar ·

Update Taliban name deputy ministers, double down on all-male team

Taliban name deputy ministers, double down on all-male team

  • Taliban government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid says that women might be added later
By AP ·

French FM applauds Middle East diplomacy, warns of Iranian transgressions

French FM applauds Middle East diplomacy, warns of Iranian transgressions

  • Le Drian lauds August’s Baghdad Convention but warns Iran has repeatedly breached its nuclear commitments under the JCPOA
  • Minister laments ‘breach of trust’ by the UK and US over scuppering of a French submarine deal with Australia
By Christopher Hamill-Stewart ·

Calls grow among experts in Singapore for a vaccine mandate as COVID-19 spikes

Calls grow among experts in Singapore for a vaccine mandate as COVID-19 spikes

  • Singapore has been a model for coronavirus mitigation since the pandemic began with mandatory masks, effective contact tracing and a closed border
  • Singapore has not made vaccination compulsory because the Pfizer and Moderna shots only have emergency approval in the country
By Reuters ·

Saudi looks to greener pastures as it boosts recycling investment

Saudi looks to greener pastures as it boosts recycling investment

  • Saudi Arabia will look to invest almost SR24 billion ($6.4bn) in waste recycling by 2035
  • SIRC is keen to attract foreign direct investments worth SR6 billion, create 23,000 jobs, and contribute an amount of SR37 billion to the national GDP
By Arab News ·