France urges Iran to curb nuclear activity, resume talks

France urges Iran to curb nuclear activity, resume talks

  • US envoy Robert Malley joined counterparts from France, Britain and Germany at meetings in Paris
  • Iran’s new government has hinted it will return to the nuclear talks in Vienna but has balked at setting a date
By AP ·

Saudi Arabia announces one more COVID-19 death in record low

Saudi Arabia announces one more COVID-19 death in record low

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 537,208
  • A total of 8,774 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far
By Arab News ·

Special Turkish counter-espionage against foreign spy networks leads to multiple arrests

Turkish counter-espionage against foreign spy networks leads to multiple arrests

  • Israeli, Russian and Iranian networks reportedly broken up after work by Turkish law enforcement
  • On Thursday, six suspects, including Russians, Ukrainians and Uzbeks, were jailed pending trial over an alleged plot against Chechen dissidents in Turkey
By MENEKSE TOKYAY ·

Attempt to smuggle Captagon pills into Saudi Arabia thwarted video

Attempt to smuggle Captagon pills into Saudi Arabia thwarted

  • More than 5.2 million pills were found hidden in a consignment at Al-Haditha crossing on Friday
  • Port authorities said the pills were found “crushed” and hidden in a consignment of “carbonate powder” bags
By Arab News ·

Special Iran nuclear talks ‘on life support’ as Tehran drags feet

Iran nuclear talks ‘on life support’ as Tehran drags feet

  • Talks to curb Iran’s nuclear program have stalled since supreme leader ally Ebrahim Raisi assumed the presidency
  • Tehran dragging feet in returning to talks because of ‘internal paralysis,’ expert says
By Christopher Stewart ·

Red Cross warns aid groups not enough to stave off Afghan humanitarian crisis

Red Cross warns aid groups not enough to stave off Afghan humanitarian crisis

  • ICRC has since increased its efforts in the country while other organisations were also stepping up, Director General Robert Mardini said
  • The UN on Thursday announced it had set up a fund to provide cash directly to Afghans
By Reuters ·

Bitcoin slips from record high as ETF mania subsides

Bitcoin slips from record high as ETF mania subsides

  • JPMorgan analysts doubted whether the ETF will attract much new money into bitcoin
By Arab News ·

In a statement, Snap CEO said the company has had to recalibrate its operations. (Twitter/AFP)

Snap’s stock drops as iPhone privacy controls pinch ad sales

  • Third-quarter earnings call reveals slump due to Apple’s privacy changes to iOS software on iPhones
By AP ·

In a statement, Snap CEO said the company has had to recalibrate its operations. (Twitter/AFP)

Snap’s stock drops as iPhone privacy controls pinch ad sales

  • Third-quarter earnings call reveals slump due to Apple’s privacy changes to iOS software on iPhones
By AP ·

Qatar opens fifth 2022 World Cup venue

Qatar opens fifth 2022 World Cup venue

  • The launch of Al Thumama stadium comes as the Gulf country seeks to operate arenas at 100 percent capacity during the World Cup
  • Qatar has so far officially inaugurated 5 of the 8 stadiums that will lay the stage for the first World Cup in the Middle East
By AFP ·