Gulf states report first coronavirus cases, halt flights to Iran

  • Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Iraq announced first cases coming from Iran
  • Saudi embassy in Kuwait continues to follow up on condition of Saudi citizen
By Arab News ·

Iran accused of coronavirus coverup amid claims of 50 deaths

  • The government announced Iran’s coronavirus death toll had jumped by four to 12
  • Authorities have ordered the closure of schools, universities and other educational centers across the country
By AFP ·

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Malaysian PM resigns but stays on as interim leader

  • New government may exclude Mahathir’s anointed successor Anwar Ibrahim
  • Mahatir also quit the Malaysian United Indigenous Party which he founded ahead of the 2018 general election
By Nor Arlene Tan ·

Saudi Arabia’s Diriyah hosts Classic Car Festival 2020

  • The largest of its kind in the Middle East, the festival will showcase 500 classic and rare cars
By SPA ·

If Lebanon needs financial aid, France will be there: Finance Minister Le Maire

  • Le Maire said France is looking at options to support Lebanon recover from its financial crisis
  • IMF discussed all possible options in recent meetings with Lebanese officials
By Reuters ·

Harvey Weinstein found guilty of sexual assault, rape

  • Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of sexual assault and rape by a New York jury
  • He was convicted of sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and raping Jessica Mann, a onetime aspiring actress, in 2013
By AFP ·

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Saudi Aramco iktva forum kicks off in Dhahran

  • Iktva has become one of the Kingdom’s most important and strategic programs focused on developing the energy sector and creating a world-class supply chain
  • The program aims to reach 70 percent local content, increase exports of Saudi-made energy goods and services, and create thousands of jobs
By HALA TASHKANDI  ·

Saudi Women’s Football League launched

  • The first season of the WFL, a nationwide initiative, will be held in Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam
  • League inaugurated by president of Saudi Sports for All Federation
By Faris Al-Rushud - Ali Khalid ·

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 ·