Special Kirill Dmitriev, the chief executive of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), was speaking on Frankly Speaking talking about the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia's Sputnik V vaccine. (Screenshot/AN Photo)

RDIF’s Dmitriev predicts pandemic end by May, claims Russia’s vaccine is ‘world's best’

  • Head of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund praises Saudi handling of coronavirus pandemic and G20
  • Appearing on Arab News talk show Frankly Speaking, he says Moscow interested in investing in NEOM’s The Line
By Frank Kane ·

Egypt, UAE resume first Qatar flights since 2017

Egypt, UAE resume first Qatar flights since 2017

  • An EgyptAir flight took off from Doha to Cairo, making it the first commercial flight in three and a half years between both countries
  • It was followed shortly after by the arrival of an Air Arabia flight from Sharjah in the UAE
By AFP ·

Update Iraq calls on Iran to help stop attacks in Baghdad Green Zone

Iraq calls on Iran to help stop attacks in Baghdad Green Zone

By Arab News ·

Saudi Arabia confirms 6 COVID-19 deaths, 170 new cases

Saudi Arabia confirms 6 COVID-19 deaths, 170 new cases

  • The Kingdom said 161 patients recovered in past 24 hours
  • The highest number of cases were recorded in Riyadh with 67
By Arab News ·

Special Kirill Dmitriev, the chief executive of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), was speaking on Frankly Speaking talking about the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia's Sputnik V vaccine. (Screenshot/AN Photo)

RDIF’s Dmitriev predicts pandemic end by May, claims Russia’s vaccine is ‘world's best’

  • Head of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund praises Saudi handling of coronavirus pandemic and G20
  • Appearing on Arab News talk show Frankly Speaking, he says Moscow interested in investing in NEOM’s The Line
By Frank Kane ·

Macron hails French Muslim charter against extremism

Macron hails French Muslim charter against extremism

  • “This is a clear, decisive and precise commitment in favor of the republic,” Macron said
  • He hailed the text saying it is “a truly foundational text for relations between the state and Islam in France”
By AFP ·

Bahrain’s Arab Banking Corporation (ABC) is to buy 99.4 percent of BLOM Bank’s Egypt subsidiary, subject to regulatory approvals in both countries. (BLOM Bank Egypt)

Bahrain’s Arab Banking Corporation buys BLOM Egypt

  • Bank ABC first established its presence in Egypt through acquisition of Misr Arab African Bank in 1999
By Mohammed Abu Zaid ·

COVID-19 problems mount for Australian Open as four more participants test positive

COVID-19 problems mount for Australian Open as four more participants test positive

  • Officials said more cases may come to light as testing continues
  • ‘It’s time to be selfish, time for Victoria to put ourselves first’
By Reuters ·

Facebook bows to Turkish demand to name local representative

Facebook bows to Turkish demand to name local representative

  • Facebook said that if it faces pressure on those standards or the global process for reviewing government requests it will withdraw the representative
  • Critics have said the law muzzles dissent from people who have turned to online platforms as Ankara has tightened its grip on mainstream media
By AP ·