Update Iran hijacks another tanker in Arabian Sea, Saudi FM blasts ‘negative’ Tehran

Iran hijacks another tanker in Arabian Sea, Saudi FM blasts ‘negative’ Tehran

  • UK security sources said they were “working on the assumption Iranian military or proxies boarded the vessel”
  • “All around the region, Iran continues to be emboldened”: Prince Faisal bin Farhan
By Reuters ·

Iran supreme leader endorses hard-line protégé as president

Iran supreme leader endorses hard-line protégé as president

  • New Iran president Ebrahim Raisi: Government would try to improve living conditions which have suffered under the sanctions
By AP ·

Update UN rights chief concerned about Tunisia turmoil, offers help

UN rights chief concerned about Tunisia turmoil, offers help

  • Tunisia has plunged into political turmoil, adding to the crippling economic crisis as well as a wave of COVID-19 infections
By AFP ·

Saudi Arabia confirms 11 COVID-19 deaths, 1,075 new infections

Saudi Arabia confirms 11 COVID-19 deaths, 1,075 new infections

  • The Kingdom said 1,113 patients recovered in past 24 hours
  • 5 mosques reopened in 4 regions after being sterilized after 5 people tested positive for COVID-19
By Arab News ·

Special Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (REUTERS)

Egyptian president calls on religious scholars to confront platforms that broadcast false ideas about Islam

  • Radi referred to the mission as a “fundamental task” that would necessitate the combined efforts of “all religious scholars, including muftis, imams and preachers”
By Mohammed Abu Zaid ·

Special Why the trauma does not end for Beirut blast survivors

Why the trauma does not end for Beirut blast survivors

By TAREK ALI AHMAD ·

Human rights court stops Austria from deporting Afghan — NGO

Human rights court stops Austria from deporting Afghan — NGO

  • The ECHR decision told the Vienna government to delay until Aug. 31 the planned deportation of the man
  • The court asked the government to explain how it planned to conduct the removal given
By Reuters ·

The Tadawul All-Share Index (TASI) on Tuesday reached its highest level since January 2008 with 11,209 points. (Shutterstock/File Photo)

Saudi stock market index hits 14-year high

  • Fitch Ratings also recently confirmed the long-term rating of Saudi Arabia at “A” with a change in the future outlook to stable
By Deema Al-Khudair and Sara Alfaiz ·

Al-Arabiya logo. (File/Al-Arabiya)

Algeria shuts down offices of Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath

  • Algeria shuts down Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath offices in the country for “practicing media misinformation”
By Arab News ·

Al-Arabiya logo. (File/Al-Arabiya)

Algeria shuts down offices of Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath

  • Algeria shuts down Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath offices in the country for “practicing media misinformation”
By Arab News ·

Iraq gets back looted ancient artifacts from US, others

Iraq gets back looted ancient artifacts from US, others

  • The majority of the artifacts date back 4,000 years to ancient Mesopotamia and were recovered from the US in a recent trip by PM Mustafa Al-Kadhimi
  • Iraq’s antiquities have been looted throughout decades of war and instability since the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein
By AP ·
UEFA targets FA for discipline over fan chaos at Euro final

UEFA targets FA for discipline over fan chaos at Euro final

  • Fans without tickets forced their way into the stadium and there were ugly scenes in the stands
  • European soccer's governing body added that more information "will be made available in due course”
By AP ·