Lebanon’s foreign minister resigns amid economic crisis

  • Nassif Hitti submits resignation to the prime minister and leaves government house without making any comments
  • Hitti’s resignation is a blow to Hassan Diab’s government
By AP ·

Haftar warns Erdogan: Stay out of Libya or you face our bullets

  • Eastern military strongman tells Turkish president Libyans will never again be colonized
By Arab News ·

Coronavirus cases worldwide pass 18 million

  • US worst-hit country with 4,657,693 cases including 154,793 deaths
By AFP ·

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Riyadh roads turn green as world’s largest urban greening project branches out

  • Capital gets a facelift as Vision 2030 program works to plant 7.5 million trees
  • Most of the tree species used in the project are from a well-developed local environment with low agricultural service and care
By Lojien Ben Gassem ·

Saudi village is a treasure hidden above the clouds

By TARIQ AL-THAGAFI ·

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Pilgrims safely end Hajj journey

By Ruba Obaid ·

Egypt churches reopen as new infections wane

  • The Coptic Orthodox Church said it would receive the faithful in its churches with restrictions
  • Egypt on Sunday reported its lowest daily confirmed coronavirus cases in more than two months
By AP ·

Joint US military drills get thumbs down from Thais amid coronavirus fears

  • Some 106 American soldiers will join three separate exercises from Aug. 18 to 30
  • ‘Is it really necessary to take in foreign soldiers now? If it does not impact the relationship just postpone it’
By Reuters ·

Chinese artificial intelligence company files $1.4 billion lawsuit against Apple

  • Xiao-i argued that Apple’s voice-recognition technology Siri infringes on a patent that it applied for in 2004
By Reuters ·

Mind games begin ahead of the return to Saudi football as Hilal boss Lucescu challengesNassr coach

  • Victory in this Riyadh Derby will take the three-time Asian champions nine points clear of Al Nassr with just seven games remaining
  • There has been good and bad news for Al Nassr as Brazilian centre-back Maicon Pereira has arrived in Riyadh from Galatasaray and has been cleared to play
By John Duerden ·

Egypt grapples with women’s freedoms online as #MeToo re-emerges

  • Egypt has in recent years enforced strict Internet controls
  • Stringent laws were approved in 2018 allowing authorities to block websites seen as a threat to national security
By AFP ·