Saudi Arabia announces 4 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 4 more COVID-19 deaths

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 357,728
  • A total of 6,350 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far
By Arab News ·

Special UN envoy calls for greater sense of urgency in Syrian peace efforts

UN envoy calls for greater sense of urgency in Syrian peace efforts

  • Geir Pederson wants enhanced international diplomacy, and tighter focus on progress in drafting new constitution
  • The fifth session of the Small Body of the Syrian Constitutional Committee begins in Geneva on Monday
By Ephrem Kossaify ·

Update UAE seeks to ease Danish fears over pre-flight virus testing

UAE seeks to ease Danish fears over pre-flight virus testing

  • Danish Transport Minister Benny Engelbrecht on Friday said the decision was prompted by doubts over the accuracy of COVID-19 tests in the UAE
  • In response, Faisal Lutfi, assistant undersecretary for consular affairs at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that all accredited UAE testing centers are subject to strict quality checks
By Arab News ·

Saudi TV says missile or drone intercepted over Riyadh

Saudi TV says missile or drone intercepted over Riyadh

  • Social media users posted video of what appeared to be an explosion in the air over Riyadh
  • The Houthis did not immediately acknowledge launching a missile or a drone toward Riyadh
By AP ·

Ahmed Jahan Bozorgi, a cleric and member of an Islamic think tank, said Hassan Rouhani (pictured) could often not be reached by members of the Iranian Cabinet because he was at home smoking opium. (Reuters/File Photo)

Rouhani to sue Iran state broadcaster over opium use comments

  • President accused of taking drugs by hardline cleric during live broadcast
  • Latest example of pressure being applied on moderates ahead of June presidential elections
By Arab News ·

The trial is assessing Ivermectin, a medicine used on livestock and people who have been infected by parasitic worms, which has been hailed by some as a “wonder drug” with the potential to save thousands of lives. (Shutterstock/File Photo)

Oxford University to test potential COVID-19 ‘wonder drug’ Ivermectin

  • Medicine used for parasitic worm infections
  • Other scientists said the drug had not been assessed properly
By Arab News ·

Figures released by the Treasury showed big drops in the Kingdom’s multi-billion dollar holdings of American gilt-edged investments. (Shutterstock/File Photo)

Saudi T-bill sell-off is ‘normal cash flow’ plan

  • Fall was result of normal investment management strategy during volatile market conditions sparked by COVID-19 pandemic
By Frank Kane ·

Egypt receives 1.4 million tourists in second half of 2020

Egypt receives 1.4 million tourists in second half of 2020

By Mohammed Abu Zaid ·

Volkswagen proves popular with Saudi female drivers

Volkswagen proves popular with Saudi female drivers

By Hala Tashkandi ·

Transfers are out of my hands, says Liverpool manager Klopp

Transfers are out of my hands, says Liverpool manager Klopp

  • Liverpool suffers alarming loss of form going five league games without a win
By AFP ·

Cannes Lions completes jury presidents’ lineup for 2021

Cannes Lions completes jury presidents’ lineup for 2021

  • “We know that after the postponement of last year’s awards, our jury presidents are eager to get going,” said Philip Thomas
  • This year, the jury president lineup is comprised of 57 percent women — the highest in the awards’ history
By Arab News ·

Special ‘How do we get smarter? With better data’

‘How do we get smarter? With better data’

By Zaira Lakhpatwala ·