Update Israel strikes targets in Syria after missile attack near Dimona nuclear site

Israel strikes targets in Syria after missile attack near Dimona nuclear site

  • The Israeli army said the missile landed in the Negev region and the air raid sirens were sounded in a village near Dimon
  • Syria’s state-run SANA news agency said four soldiers had been wounded in an Israeli strike near Damascus
By AP ·

A poster depicting Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and his father and predecessor Hafez al-Assad hangs along an alley in Damascus on April 21, 2021. (AFP/LOUAI BESHARA)

UN reiterates it is not involved in Syrian presidential election

  • Comments came after Syria’s parliament confirmed Bashar Assad will run for re-election in next month’s poll
  • Secretary-general’s spokesman said the vote is not part of the political process set by Security Council resolution
By Ephrem Kossaify ·

Black Lives Matter leader to take Houthi violence against Ethiopians to UN

Black Lives Matter leader to take Houthi violence against Ethiopians to UN

  • Hawk Newsome wants Americans to focus on the killings of Blacks inside and outside of the US
  • Arab News reporter Rua’a Al-Ameri details Houthi kidnapping of Yemeni-Ethiopian model
By RAY HANANIA ·

Special The Future of AlUla Depends on a Sustainable Growth Model

The Future of AlUla Depends on a Sustainable Growth Model

  • First AlUla “Crossroads” panel concludes that Saudi Arabia’s accelerated aims to diversify the economy must marry the nation’s heritage with sustainable business models
  • The Crossroads panel sought to address how the Kingdom could achieve its divergent goals of decarbonizing and diversifying the economy
By Rebecca Anne Proctor ·

Deals signed to make coronavirus vaccine in Egypt

Deals signed to make coronavirus vaccine in Egypt

  • The plan is to take advantage of the vaccine developed by the Chinese company Sinovac
  • Sinovac will provide technical support and assistance to Vacsera in building and equipping manufacturing facilities to meet the required standards
By Mohammed Abu Zaid ·

Special Suicide bomb kills five at Pakistan hotel hosting Chinese ambassador

Suicide bomb kills five at Pakistan hotel hosting Chinese ambassador

  • Pakistani Taliban group claims responsibility for assault against high officials
  • China condemns attack; Balochistan home minister refuses to confirm envoy was target 
By Aamir Saeed and Naimat Khan ·

Evergrow signs $400m loan to restructure debts

Evergrow signs $400m loan to restructure debts

  • $74 million of loan will finance construction of fertilizer plant in Sadat City
  • Mashreq Bank and National Bank of Egypt led 12-bank syndicate
By Arab News ·

Special Arab News radio show discusses future of print media, partnership with FII institute

Arab News radio show discusses future of print media, partnership with FII institute

  • ‘Only journalism can save save journalism,’ says renowned media consultant Juan Senor
  • Arab News assistant editor Noor Nugali says FII partnership will help bring stakeholders together
By RAY HANANIA ·

Special Arab News radio show discusses future of print media, partnership with FII institute

Arab News radio show discusses future of print media, partnership with FII institute

  • ‘Only journalism can save save journalism,’ says renowned media consultant Juan Senor
  • Arab News assistant editor Noor Nugali says FII partnership will help bring stakeholders together
By RAY HANANIA ·