Update Blinken reveals uncertainty clouding US-Iran nuclear talks

Blinken reveals uncertainty clouding US-Iran nuclear talks

  • US secretary of state: ‘We don’t yet know’ if Tehran is serious about making a deal in Vienna
  • Blinken tells BBC Iran could acquire nuclear weapons within months
By Arab News ·

Special Yemeni minister: Iran’s Quds Force commander acting as de facto ruler of Houthi-held areas

Yemeni minister: Iran’s Quds Force commander acting as de facto ruler of Houthi-held areas

  • More leverage on Yemen militia needed to reach peace deal, experts say
By Saeed Al-Batati ·

Qatar’s attorney general orders arrest of finance minister

Qatar’s attorney general orders arrest of finance minister

  • The reports consisted of damage to public funds, abuse of public office, and abuse of power
By Arab News ·

Merkel tells Turkey’s Erdogan withdrawal of troops from Libya would be ‘important signal’

Merkel tells Turkey’s Erdogan withdrawal of troops from Libya would be ‘important signal’

  • Merkel and Erdogan agreed in a video conference to support the interim government of Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh
By Reuters ·

Pakistan mountain region observes Ramadan in darkness after power cuts

Pakistan mountain region observes Ramadan in darkness after power cuts

  • Prime Minister Imran Khan promised to set up hydroelectric power plants
  • Several other hydropower projects are also being built in the area
By Nisar Ali ·

Customers in Saudi Arabia still prefer visiting supermarkets: BinDawood CEO

Customers in Saudi Arabia still prefer visiting supermarkets: BinDawood CEO

  • Pandemic food supplies maintained, no panic buying in Saudi Arabia as retailer’s profits rose 7 percent
By DEEMA AL-KHUDAIR ·

Saudis and expatriates used to spend the last 10 days of the holy month in Makkah for worship, but many of them put the habit on hold since the pandemic started. (Shutterstock)

Occupancy rate of Makkah hotels sees over 30% rise in second half of Ramadan

By Mohammed Al-Kinani & Tariq Al-Thaqafi ·