Secretary of State Antony Blinken addresses a press conference during a ministerial council meeting of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Stockholm. (Reuters)

‘No cause for optimism’ on Iran nuclear deal: US

  • ‘We’re going to know very, very quickly, I think in the next day or two, whether Iran is serious or not,’ Blinken says
  • In a phone call with Blinken, Israeli PM Naftali Bennett had called for the ‘immediate cessation’ of talks
By AFP ·

Special Plight of Palestinians still a key focus of Saudi foreign policy, says envoy

Plight of Palestinians still a key focus of Saudi foreign policy, says envoy

  • Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, the Kingdom’s permanent representative to the UN, was addressing a General Assembly meeting on the Palestinian question
  • ‘Israel’s unilateral measures will lead to a disruption of security and stability, particularly in Palestine but also in the wider Middle East,’ he said
By Ephrem Kossaify ·

Special Frankly Speaking: France has a lot to learn from Saudi Arabia on combating terror financing, says Senate member Nathalie Goulet video

Frankly Speaking: France has a lot to learn from Saudi Arabia on combating terror financing, says Senate member Nathalie Goulet

  • Leading French politician and foreign affairs expert makes the comments as President Macron embarks on Saudi visit
  • Gulet gives her views on “Frankly Speaking,” the series of video interviews with regional and international policymakers
By Frank Kane ·

Special Hashemite kingdom’s Expo 2020 Dubai provides an authentic Jordanian experience photos

Hashemite kingdom’s Expo 2020 Dubai provides an authentic Jordanian experience

By ALEXANDRA DRAYCOTT & AMANDA ENGELLAND-GAY ·

Saudi sports minister follows up on preparations of Kingdom’s F1 race

Saudi sports minister follows up on preparations of Kingdom’s F1 race

  • The minister said that the Kingdom is proud of the work made by the hands of Saudi citizens, as well as Saudi companies
By Arab News ·

Tel Aviv most expensive city to live in, outranking Paris in new report

Tel Aviv most expensive city to live in, outranking Paris in new report

  • Economists attribute the jump to a strong appreciation of the shekel against the dollar
By AP ·

Experts warn upcoming Libyan elections unlikely to heal rifts

Experts warn upcoming Libyan elections unlikely to heal rifts

By Christopher Hamill-Stewart ·

Malaysia detects first omicron case in quarantined traveler from South Africa

Malaysia detects first omicron case in quarantined traveler from South Africa

  • The 19-year-old woman was asymptomatic and had been vaccinated
  • Five other people who shared a vehicle with her prior to her quarantine all tested negative
By Reuters ·

Special Turkey appoints a new finance minister amid plunge in currency

Turkey appoints a new finance minister amid plunge in currency

  • Plummeting to record lows against foreign exchanges, Turkey’s beleaguered lira has lost about 45% of its value so far this year, toppling household savings
By MENEKSE TOKYAY ·

Global advertising market grows 23.8% in 2021

Global advertising market grows 23.8% in 2021

  • WARC data reveals the advertising market grew to $771 billion
By Arab News ·

Global advertising market grows 23.8% in 2021

Global advertising market grows 23.8% in 2021

  • WARC data reveals the advertising market grew to $771 billion
By Arab News ·