G20 ready to limit effects of coronavirus on global economy, Saudi finance minister

  • G20 will continue to take joint action to strengthen international co-operation and frameworks
  • Finance ministers agree measures to tackle global problems, coronavirus
By Frank Kane - NOOR NUGALI ·

Iran reports lowest turnout for general election since 1979

  • Conservatives look set for a landslide win in the 290-seat parliament
  • Authorities barred roughly half the candidates from contesting, experts say
By AP ·

Arab coalition forces intercept, destroy Houthi boat rigged with explosives

  • Explosives-laden boat ‘a threat to regional and international security’
By Arab News ·

Turning a new leaf: Saudi Arabia’s Jazan region ditches qat crops for coffee trees

  • The Khawlani coffee bean is being offered to UNESCO for inclusion on a heritage list


Egyptian ministry launches mobile app

  • The app is available for Android users, and officials are working on making it available for iOS users as well, communications expert Ashraf El-Wardany told Arab News
By Mohammad Shamma ·

Protests in New Delhi against India’s citizenship law ahead of Trump visit

  • Hundreds of people supporting the new law clashed with those opposing it
  • The protest comes just a day before US President Donald Trump begins a two-day visit to India
By AFP ·

UK digital bank serves clients shunned by big lenders

  • In Britain, about 80 percent of Monese customers are foreigners whose salary goes directly into their account
By AFP ·

Fernandes on the spot as Man United beat Watford 3-0

  • Nigel Pearson’s team in deep trouble, just one place off bottom of the table
By AFP ·

Qatar’s BeIN chairman, two others indicted in bribery case

  • Former FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke charged with accepting bribes, among others
  • Al-Khelaifi charged with inciting Valcke to commit aggravated criminal mismanagement
By AP ·