US imposes fresh sanctions on Iran in final days of Trump presidency

US imposes fresh sanctions on Iran in final days of Trump presidency

  • Latest in a series imposed by US to force Tehran into new negotiations
  • Trump abandoned the Iran nuclear agreement in 2018
By Reuters ·

Pentagon includes Israel in Middle East command area

Pentagon includes Israel in Middle East command area

  • Moving Israel under the Central Command potentially makes security cooperation with the US on regional matters easier
  • The move could bring Israeli military officials in closer proximity to those of Gulf neighbors
By AFP ·

An Emirati man, wearing a protective mask, walks at Al-Barsha Health Centre in Dubai on December 24, 2020. (AFP/File Photo)

UAE aims to vaccinate over half of population

  • Residents, expatriates urged to get jab urgently amid surge in coronavirus cases
By Rebecca Anne Proctor ·

Flagship Huawei store in Saudi Arabia will be its biggest outside China

Flagship Huawei store in Saudi Arabia will be its biggest outside China

By Aseel Bashraheel & Hebshi Alshammari ·

Saudi Arabia announces 3 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 3 more COVID-19 deaths

By Arab News ·

Meet the Saudi military engineers breaking gender barriers

Meet the Saudi military engineers breaking gender barriers

By Muhammed Al-Sulami ·

Special Art-lovers peruse a piece at the Hafez Gallery. (Courtesy: Photo Solutions)

How artists in coronavirus-hit Middle East found strength in solidarity 

  • Creative networks, art galleries and cultural institutions across the region pulled together in difficult times
  • Grants, commissions and rent holidays helped Gulf region’s artists survive the pandemic and economic downturn
By Rebecca Anne Proctor ·

Britain tightens borders to keep out new COVID-19 variants

Britain tightens borders to keep out new COVID-19 variants

  • Johnson is grappling to control a third wave of the virus and prevent the health service from collapse
  • The rule changes come into force at 0400 GMT on Monday
By Reuters ·

AFC Champions League groups to kickoff amid virus threat

AFC Champions League groups to kickoff amid virus threat

  • Saudi Arabia’s Al-Wehda will enter qualification playoffs in March
  • 2021 is set to be the biggest yet with the group stage expanding from 32 to 40 teams
By John Duerden ·

WhatsApp delays data sharing change after backlash

WhatsApp delays data sharing change after backlash

  • WhatsApp canceled its February 8 deadline for accepting the tweak to its terms of service
  • The platform said it would instead “go to people gradually to review the policy at their own pace before new business options are available on May 15”
By AFP ·