Special Houthis take 500 families hostage in Marib battle

Houthis take 500 families hostage in Marib battle

  • Iran-backed terror militia using trapped families ‘as human shield’
  • Militants recently stormed several displacement camps in Serwah, west of Marib, blocking people’s escape to safer areas
By Saeed Al-Batati ·

Arab states reject US report on Khashoggi murder, ‘infringement of Saudi Arabian sovereignty’

Arab states reject US report on Khashoggi murder, ‘infringement of Saudi Arabian sovereignty’

  • Arab Parliament stresses pivotal role that the Kingdom plays in consolidating security in the Arab region
  • Pakistan voice support for Saudi Arabia over US Khashoggi report
By Arab News ·

Arab coalition intercepts Houthi drones, ballistic missile attack targeting Saudi Arabia

Arab coalition intercepts Houthi drones, ballistic missile attack targeting Saudi Arabia

  • The Houthis launched six drones toward the Kingdom's southern region. All were destroyed
  • Arab coalition also intercepted a ballistic missile attack targeting the capital Riyadh
By Arab News ·

Saudi fashions ‘tell the world a story’

Saudi fashions ‘tell the world a story’

  • Eye-catching traditional pieces that women wear on key occasions highlight the Kingdom’s diverse heritage
By Tareq Al-Thaqafi ·

Special Egypt’s tourism ‘will return to  pre-COVID-19 levels by fall 2022’

Egypt’s tourism ‘will return to pre-COVID-19 levels by fall 2022’

  • The tourism sector is one of the Egyptian economy’s main pillars. It made revenues of $4 billion in 2020, compared to $13.03 billion in 2019. The country received about 3.5 million tourists last year, compared to 13 million in 2019
By Mohammed Abu Zaid ·

Special Egypt has overcome peak of coronavirus second wave, says health official

Egypt has overcome peak of coronavirus second wave, says health official

By Mohammed Abu Zaid ·

Special Lebanon facing coup threat, Maronite leader warns rally

Lebanon facing coup threat, Maronite leader warns rally

By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

US authorizes Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

US authorizes Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

  • The J&J vaccine is the third to be greenlighted in the US after Pfizer’s and Moderna’s were provisionally approved in December
  • US President Joe Biden hails 'exciting news' but urge Americans not to let guard down
By AFP ·

Weekly energy recap: February 26, 2021

Weekly energy recap: February 26, 2021

  • The market is still assessing the resumption of US crude oil output after the fallout from the big freeze across Texas
By Faisal Faeq ·

UK to allocate $17bn for new infrastructure bank

UK to allocate $17bn for new infrastructure bank

By AFP - Reuters ·

S. Africa proposes new rules to boost economy

S. Africa proposes new rules to boost economy

By Reuters ·

Online privacy fears mount as India sets tougher social media controls

Online privacy fears mount as India sets tougher social media controls

  • Journalists warn new rules are attempt to regulate online news portals
  • Tech giants are obliged to assist law enforcement in cybercrime, “unlawful” cases
By Sanjay Kumar ·

Online privacy fears mount as India sets tougher social media controls

Online privacy fears mount as India sets tougher social media controls

  • Journalists warn new rules are attempt to regulate online news portals
  • Tech giants are obliged to assist law enforcement in cybercrime, “unlawful” cases
By Sanjay Kumar ·