video Exclusive Exclusive: Patriot missile deal to help boost Saudi defenses, secure world energy supplies, says Greek FM

Exclusive: Patriot missile deal to help boost Saudi defenses, secure world energy supplies, says Greek FM

  • Nikos Dendias told Arab News he sees Saudi Arabia’s development plans as “historic” and would like Greece to be a part of it
  • He said Turkey has unintentionally brought Eastern Mediterranean and Gulf countries together by highlighting their common principles
video By Rawan Radwan ·

A poster depicting Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and his father and predecessor Hafez al-Assad hangs along an alley in Damascus on April 21, 2021. (AFP/LOUAI BESHARA)

UN reiterates it is not involved in Syrian presidential election

  • Comments came after Syria’s parliament confirmed Bashar Assad will run for re-election in next month’s poll
  • Secretary-general’s spokesman said the vote is not part of the political process set by Security Council resolution
By Ephrem Kossaify ·

Update 4 killed in blast at luxury hotel in south-west Pakistan video

4 killed in blast at luxury hotel in south-west Pakistan

  • Blast tore through the parking area of the Serena hotel in Quetta
  • Chinese ambassador to Pakistan was staying at the hotel but not there at the time of the blast
By Arab News ·

Saudi ban remains on 20 countries when flights resume on May 17

Saudi ban remains on 20 countries when flights resume on May 17

  • Health Ministry reports 1,028 new coronavirus cases, 824 recoveries, 12 deaths
By DEEMA AL-KHUDAIR ·

Special Afghans count human cost of war, urge leaders to attend Turkey talks

Afghans count human cost of war, urge leaders to attend Turkey talks

  • Nearly 111,000 civilians killed, injured in country’s decades of conflict
By Sayed Salahuddin ·

Saudi Arabia aims to help SMEs expand their export potential

Saudi Arabia aims to help SMEs expand their export potential

  • Saudi bank offers 17 credit solutions to small exporters to help them expand their operations worldwide
By Hebshi Alshammari ·

Prank TV show with fake Daesh fighters sparks outrage in Iraq

Prank TV show with fake Daesh fighters sparks outrage in Iraq

  • Playfully entrapping celebrities is a staple of primetime Ramadan programs, but some viewers say “Tanb Raslan” goes too far 
By Arab News ·

Prank TV show with fake Daesh fighters sparks outrage in Iraq

Prank TV show with fake Daesh fighters sparks outrage in Iraq

  • Playfully entrapping celebrities is a staple of primetime Ramadan programs, but some viewers say “Tanb Raslan” goes too far 
By Arab News ·