Update France says Iran must return to nuclear talks to avoid escalation

France says Iran must return to nuclear talks to avoid escalation

  • French presidency official says Iran could not set new conditions before returning to the talks
By Reuters ·

Update Saudi crown prince launches 50bn riyal strategy to turn Asir into global tourism hub

Saudi crown prince launches 50bn riyal strategy to turn Asir into global tourism hub

  • The strategy for Saudi Arabia's “The Arabian Highlands" will seek foreign and domestic investment
  • Aims to make the region a year-round destination
By Arab News ·

Expo 2020 Dubai kicks off in three days, here is what you need to know video

Expo 2020 Dubai kicks off in three days, here is what you need to know

  • Organizers of the Dubai expo hope to attract 25 million visits
  • People with special needs can get a free entry ticket to the Expo site
By Farah Heiba ·

Adrien Lacroix relives his grandfather’s mission to Saudi Arabia by following his footsteps video

Adrien Lacroix relives his grandfather’s mission to Saudi Arabia by following his footsteps

  • Trade and investment counsellor for Wallonia’s grandfather Roger Lacroix worked for same mission from 1950 to1957
  • Adrien looked up some of his grandfather’s documents and found his original passport in his grandmother’s archives
By Lojien Ben Gassem ·

Special Yemen PM returns to Aden amid protests, plunging currency

Yemen PM returns to Aden amid protests, plunging currency

  • Maeen Abdul Malik Saeed is back in the interim capital of Yemen to revive hopes of full implementation of the Riyadh Agreement
  • Dozens of Yemeni government troops and Houthis were killed over the past 24 hours as fighting rages in the provinces of Jouf and Marib
By Saeed Al-Batati ·

Special Syrian parties to return to constitutional talks in October

Syrian parties to return to constitutional talks in October

By Christopher Hamill-Stewart ·

Italy gives COVID green light to six non-EU tourist destinations

Italy gives COVID green light to six non-EU tourist destinations

  • Italians will be allowed to travel on what the health ministry called controlled tourist itineraries
  • Everyone leaving for the selected countries must have a 'Green Pass' showing COVID immunity
By Reuters ·

Special Evergrande isn’t Lehman but could still cause a credit crunch in China graphic

Evergrande isn’t Lehman but could still cause a credit crunch in China

  • A major default would send shockwaves through the Chinese economy and may cause foreign investors to pull cash out of China and other emerging markets
By Rinat Gainullin - Ziad Sabbah ·

Google said a year ago that it would ban some cookies in its Chrome browser to increase user privacy. (File/Google)

Google’s browser cookies plan anti-competitive, advertisers tell EU

  • Google’s plan to block a popular web tracking tool called “cookies” is anti-competitive, said a group of advertisers, publishers and tech companies
By Reuters ·

Google said a year ago that it would ban some cookies in its Chrome browser to increase user privacy. (File/Google)

Google’s browser cookies plan anti-competitive, advertisers tell EU

  • Google’s plan to block a popular web tracking tool called “cookies” is anti-competitive, said a group of advertisers, publishers and tech companies
By Reuters ·

LeBron confirms vaccinated but ‘not my job’ to persuade others

LeBron confirms vaccinated but ‘not my job’ to persuade others

  • Los Angeles Lakers superstar had declined previously to say whether he had been vaccinated, saying it was a "private" matter for him and his family
  • He told reporters on Tuesday he had now been vaccinated, part of a Lakers drive to ensure that 100 percent of the squad and staff had taken the vaccine
By AFP ·