Update King Salman tells UN Saudi Arabia supports global effort to block Iranian nuclear ambitions

King Salman tells UN Saudi Arabia supports global effort to block Iranian nuclear ambitions

  • But the ruler said that he hopes initial talks between the Kingdom and Tehran will lead to confidence-building measures
  • In his speech to the UN General Assembly, he also highlighted his country’s efforts to tackle the pandemic, extremism and climate change
By Arab News ·

Saudi king and crown prince receive National Day cables from Gulf leaders

Saudi king and crown prince receive National Day cables from Gulf leaders

  • The Kingdom will mark its 91st National Day on Thursday
By Arab News ·

British author Robert Lacey likened Diriyah to “a sand-blown Pompeii,” describing it as “an enduring reminder of the frontiers of the possible.” (Supplied)

Diriyah: A fragile but ‘enduring reminder of the frontiers of the possible’

By Ephrem Kossaify ·

As Group CEO of the Diriyah Gate Authority, Jerry Inzerillo is in charge of a $50.6 billion project to transform the historic site of the Kingdom’s foundation into a global tourism attraction. (Supplied)

Born in Brooklyn, but his heart is in Diriyah

By Frank Kane ·

A photograph of the army of Abdulaziz on the march, photographed by British envoy Captain Shakespeare near Thaj in March 1911. (Photo by W.H.I. Shakespeare /Royal Geographical Society via Getty Images)

The story of all the king’s men

By Jonathan Gornall ·

Michel Aoun (R) stressed “the brotherly ties between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon” in congratulating King Salman on National Day. (SPA/AFP/File Photo)

Lebanese president congratulates King Salman on Saudi National Day, calls for Arab solidarity

  • Aoun’s warm comments come as Mikati’s government wins vote of confidence amid calls for greater links with Arab countries
  • State electricity supplier warns of ‘total darkness’ across the country as fuel supplies dwindle
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

Sergey Lavrov and Sameh Shoukry met on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York. (Twitter/@MFA_Russia)

Egyptian and Russian foreign ministers discuss strategic relations

  • Meeting was on sidelines of UN General Assembly session 
  • Countries have partnership and cooperation agreement 
By Yassin Mohammed ·

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (R), and Barham Salih, President of the Republic of Iraq, meeting during the the 76th session of the UNGA. (AP)

Salih calls for respect for Iraqi sovereignty

By ALI YOUNES ·

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (L) meets with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (R) on the sidelines of the 76th Session of the UNGA. (AFP)

Blinken, Egypt’s FM hold talks in New York

  • According to the US State Department, they discussed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
By Muhammad Abu Zaid ·

Camera maker Canon reveals 30% Saudi women employees target by 2023

Camera maker Canon reveals 30% Saudi women employees target by 2023

  • It has launched a “Women in Sales” internship program to further support the 2023 target
By Arab News ·

Update China preparing for Evergrande's downfall: WSJ

China preparing for Evergrande's downfall: WSJ

By Reuters ·

Economist magazine calls for Georgieva to quit IMF over World Bank data scandal

Economist magazine calls for Georgieva to quit IMF over World Bank data scandal

  • "The head of the IMF must hold the ring while two of its biggest shareholders, America and China, confront each other in a new era of geopolitical rivalry," the Economist said
  • Critics of multilateralism are already citing the findings as evidence that international bodies cannot stand up to China
By Reuters ·

Economist magazine calls for Georgieva to quit IMF over World Bank data scandal

Economist magazine calls for Georgieva to quit IMF over World Bank data scandal

  • "The head of the IMF must hold the ring while two of its biggest shareholders, America and China, confront each other in a new era of geopolitical rivalry," the Economist said
  • Critics of multilateralism are already citing the findings as evidence that international bodies cannot stand up to China
By Reuters ·