Update Lana Nusseibeh was speaking on Friday after a Security Council meeting, convened at the UAE’s request, to discuss the attack on the country’s capital. (UN/File Photo)

UAE envoy hails Security Council censure of Houthis as crucial step toward justice

  • Council members unanimously condemned deadly attack on Abu Dhabi this week and called for perpetrators to be held accountable
  • Emirati representative to the UN Lana Nusseibeh said her country has a ‘sovereign right to defend itself, our people and our way of life’
By Ephrem Kossaify ·

Saudi deputy defense minister meets UN envoy to Yemen

Saudi deputy defense minister meets UN envoy to Yemen

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Update Daesh attacks Syria jail, military base in Iraq in deadly escalation

Daesh attacks Syria jail, military base in Iraq in deadly escalation

  • The brazen Daesh operation sewed chaos in Hasakah, forcing people to flee the area around Ghwayran prison
  • The attack marked the jihadists’ deadliest operation in Iraq this year
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 Legal and financial experts emphasized the importance of combating financial fraud crimes, which have serious criminal and economic ramifications on society. (Supplied)

Experts praise new Saudi specialist anti-fraud units

  • The new legislation defines all aspects of financial crimes in detail and sets out the maximum penalties while taking into account the rapid pace of technological advances
By Hebshi Alshammari ·

The Iranian regime’s response to the coronavirus has contributed to the sky-high toll it has taken on the Iranian people, a new report said. (Reuters/File Photo)

Iran using pandemic to ‘further geopolitical objectives, exert domestic control’: Report

  • Tehran ‘will almost certainly seek to maintain repressive domestic measures,’ expert tells Arab News
  • Country accounts for 40% of COVID-19 cases in Middle East, North Africa
By Christopher Hamill-Stewart ·

Eritrean refugees in Tigray ‘desperate’: UN

Eritrean refugees in Tigray ‘desperate’: UN

  • "UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply alarmed at the deteriorating conditions faced by Eritrean refugees in the camps in Tigray," spokesman Boris Cheshirkov told reporters in Geneva
  • "Our team found refugees scared and struggling to get enough to eat, lacking medicine and with little or no access to clean water," said Cheshirkov
By AFP ·

Vistas Media Acquisition Company shareholders have approved a business combination with Anghami. (Supplied)

Vistas Media Acquisition Co. shareholders approve business combination with Anghami

  • Vistas Media Acquisition Co. shares rose more than 20 percent in premarket trading on Friday
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Vistas Media Acquisition Company shareholders have approved a business combination with Anghami. (Supplied)

Vistas Media Acquisition Co. shareholders approve business combination with Anghami

  • Vistas Media Acquisition Co. shares rose more than 20 percent in premarket trading on Friday
By Arab News ·

‘I’d Do Anything for Love’ singer Meat Loaf dead at 74

‘I’d Do Anything for Love’ singer Meat Loaf dead at 74

  • The beefy Texas-born singer distinguished himself in the late 1970s with his soaring vocal range and lavish stage productions
  • After a career rut, Meat Loaf enjoyed a revival with his biggest success in 1993: the single "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)"
By AFP ·
Gerrard ‘shocked’ Benitez took Everton job

Gerrard ‘shocked’ Benitez took Everton job

  • Benitez, who coached Gerrard for six years at Anfield, was sacked last weekend after just seven months in charge at Goodison Park
  • Gerrard makes his return to enemy territory on Saturday as Aston Villa manager
By AFP ·