During a speech at a virtual special session of the UN General Assembly focused on the global response to COVID-19, Prince Faisal praised the UN’s efforts to fight the virus. (Screenshot/SPA)

Saudi Arabia committed to global efforts to combat COVID-19: Foreign minister

  • Prince Faisal bin Farhan highlighted Kingdom’s efforts to combat COVID-19 pandemic during G20 presidency
  • Minister spoke at virtual special session of UNGA focused on global response to pandemic
By Arab News ·

Deadly Yemen attack sparks calls to ‘name and shame’ Houthi militia

Deadly Yemen attack sparks calls to ‘name and shame’ Houthi militia

  • Missile strike kills 10 workers as UN warns up to half of Yemenis face acute food shortages
By Saeed Al-Batati ·

Special Hezbollah legal representative Ibrahim Mussawi, right, walks outside the Justice Ministry as he arrives to speak with journalists in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday. (AP)

Lebanese security services warn of terror plot to destabilize country

  • Hezbollah files lawsuit against the Lebanese Forces and a former MP, and is preparing to sue Bahaa Hariri
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

Moscow starts mass COVID-19 vaccination with its Sputnik V shot

Moscow starts mass COVID-19 vaccination with its Sputnik V shot

  • The task force said the Russian-made vaccine would first be made available to doctors and other medical workers, teachers and social workers
  • Moscow, the epicenter of Russia’s coronavirus outbreak, registered 7,993 new cases overnight
By Reuters ·

Saudi Arabia’s Amkest Group signs deal with US green energy firm

Saudi Arabia’s Amkest Group signs deal with US green energy firm

  • Its expansion into Saudi Arabia through this joint venture is no surprise since the Kingdom is aiming for 30 percent of its energy to come from renewable sources by 2030
By Rashid Hassan ·

Oil skirts $50 barrier as majors soften cuts

Oil skirts $50 barrier as majors soften cuts

By Sean Cronin ·

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Saudi Arabia leads Arab world in global AI index

By Rashid Hassan ·

Juventus, Inter play catch-up on AC Milan before big European games

Juventus, Inter play catch-up on AC Milan before big European games

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Rossoneri are targeting their first Serie A title since 2011
By AFP ·

Demonstrators hold posters reading ‘Journalism is the insurance of democracy,’ in front of a courthouse in Istanbul, before a trial of jailed journalists. (AFP)

New report shows extent of Turkey’s oppression of free press

  • One concern about the new law is that it could push companies to comply with the government’s censorship trend by removing content upon request and handing over user data to the highly politicized authorities and courts of the country
By Arab News ·

Narrated through the voice of a UAE man born in 1971, the film features rare ultrasound images of babies in the womb juxtaposed with aerial shots depicting the UAE’s formation and development. (Screenshot)

Children’s retailer celebrates 49th UAE National Day

By Zaira Lakhpatwala ·

Journalists recall torture in Houthi prisons

Journalists recall torture in Houthi prisons

By Arab News ·