Saudis warn UN of oil spot in shipping lane near decaying Yemen tanker

  • The UN has been waiting for formal authorization from Yemen’s Houthi movement to send a mission to the tanker
  • The UN has warned that the Safer could spill four times as much oil as the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster off Alaska
By Reuters ·

Another Arab country expected to sign deal with Israel soon says US envoy

  • The US plans to bring more countries into the deal
  • Donald Trump told world leaders earlier this week that he ‘has never been more optimistic’ about the future of the Middle East.
By Arab News ·

Amnesty: Migrants face ‘vicious cycle of cruelty’ in Libya

  • Libya has emerged as a major transit point for African and Arab migrants fleeing war and poverty to Europe
  • Most migrants make the perilous journey in ill-equipped and unsafe rubber boats
By AP ·

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Habtoor joins Israeli tech firm on ‘robo-taxi’ plan 

By Frank Kane ·

Iran’s coronavirus death toll rises above 25,000

  • 3,521 new cases were identified in the last 24 hours in Iran
By Reuters ·

UAE resumes issuing visas to foreign visitors

By Arab News - Reuters ·

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Oman to resume international and domestic flights in October

By Reuters ·

UK to host ‘human challenge’ trials for COVID-19 vaccines

  • So-called “challenge trials” are expected to begin in January at a quarantine facility in London
  • About 2,000 participants had signed up through a US-based advocacy group, 1Day Sooner
By Reuters ·

Abu Dhabi raising the bar for sporting events as Fight Island 2.0 kicks off on Saturday

  • The five-event series will include UFC 253, three Fight Nights and concludes with UFC 254
  • The UAE capital is also hosting cricket’s IPL and final Formula 1 race of the 2020 season
By Ali Khaled ·

Hong Kong journalists protest new accreditation rules

  • The rules outlined in a Tuesday letter from police have been criticized as a further erosion of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory’s once robust press freedoms
  • Only journalists registered with the Government News and Media Information Service or members of ‘internationally recognized and reputable’ foreign media will be recognized
By AP ·

How brands are celebrating Saudi National Day

By Zaira Lakhpatwala ·