video International conference on Lebanon raises over $357 million

International conference on Lebanon raises over $357 million

  • The Aug. 4, 2020 explosion in Beirut port killed at least 214 people
  • About 40 heads of state and government, diplomats and heads of international organizations have taken part in the conference
video By AP ·

Special People on Tuesday put white roses on portraits of victims of last year’s Beirut port blast as Lebanon marks the first anniversary of the Aug 4 explosion. (Reuters)

Amid anger and despair, Lebanon braces for port explosion anniversary

  • Legislative authority yet to decide on Judge Tarek Bitar’s request to lift the immunity of three MPs
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

Update Oman confirms Asphalt Princess tanker had been hijacked in Arabian Sea

Oman confirms Asphalt Princess tanker had been hijacked in Arabian Sea

  • UK security sources said they were “working on the assumption Iranian military or proxies boarded the vessel”
  • “All around the region, Iran continues to be emboldened”: Prince Faisal bin Farhan
By Arab News - AP - Reuters ·

Update Saudi FM: Hezbollah’s power is the main cause of Lebanon's crisis

Saudi FM: Hezbollah’s power is the main cause of Lebanon's crisis

  • Prince Faisal reiterated the Kingdom’s continuous solidarity with the Lebanese people in times of crises
  • The minister said any aid provided to Lebanon by the Kingdom depends on serious reforms being carried out
By Arab News ·

Saudi Arabia announces 14 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 14 more COVID-19 deaths

By Arab News ·

The models include typical houses and traditional shops that served fava beans, barbecued meat, kebabs and mabshoor, a traditional Arab dish of bread in a meat or vegetable broth. (Photos/Huda Bashatah)

Why this retired engineer is a ‘model’ Saudi citizen

By Tareq Al-Thaqafi ·

Special Italy calls for return of ‘constitutional order’ in Tunisia

Italy calls for return of ‘constitutional order’ in Tunisia

  • Since turmoil broke out in Tunisia, arrival of migrants to small Italian island has significantly increased
  • Italian prime minister reassures Tunisia of support, donates 1.5m vaccine doses, other medical aid
By Francesco Bongarra  ·

Afghanistan could become failed state: UK’s top soldier

Afghanistan could become failed state: UK’s top soldier

  • Gen. Nick Carter: Govt forces need to secure military stalemate with Taliban so as to enable talks
  • There is a ‘real risk’ that the West is ‘giving far too much legitimacy to the Taliban’
By Arab News ·

Cryptocurrencies look up despite regulatory issues

Cryptocurrencies look up despite regulatory issues

By Rayana Alqubali & One Diaz ·

Tabby raises $500 million, eyes new GCC markets

Tabby raises $500 million, eyes new GCC markets

By Arab News ·

Saudi Arabian youth use less cash as Kingdom pushes for cashless society

Saudi Arabian youth use less cash as Kingdom pushes for cashless society

By RAYANA ALQUBALI - Jana Salloum - ONE CARLO DIAZ ·

The feature is called 'View Once' and will be displayed as 'opened' once the media has been viewed by the user. (File/AFP)

Facebook’s WhatsApp rolls out option for disappearing photos, videos to take on Snapchat

  • WhatsApp rolls out new feature which allows users to send photos and videos which will then disappear from the chat after they have been seen
By Reuters ·

The feature is called 'View Once' and will be displayed as 'opened' once the media has been viewed by the user. (File/AFP)

Facebook’s WhatsApp rolls out option for disappearing photos, videos to take on Snapchat

  • WhatsApp rolls out new feature which allows users to send photos and videos which will then disappear from the chat after they have been seen
By Reuters ·