Exclusive Frankly Speaking: WEF sending strong message by not inviting Russia to Davos, says forum’s Borge Brende

Frankly Speaking: WEF sending strong message by not inviting Russia to Davos, says forum’s Borge Brende

  • WEF president says violations by Iran and Israel are not comparable to those committed in Ukraine
  • Brende believes current war could end up as Moscow’s “Afghanistan or Vietnam”
  • Davos summit more timely than ever as ‘global challenges require global solutions’
By Arab News ·

Russia presses Donbas attacks as Polish leader praises Kyiv

Russia presses Donbas attacks as Polish leader praises Kyiv

  • Zelensky says from 50 to 100 Ukrainian fighters were being killed, apparently each day, in the east
  • Urges the 27-member EU to expedite his country’s request to join the bloc
By AP ·

Iran Revolutionary Guard colonel shot dead in Tehran

Iran Revolutionary Guard colonel shot dead in Tehran

  • The group blamed the killing on “global arrogance,” typically code for the United States and Israel
  • That accusation, as well as the style of the brazen killing, raised the possibility of a link with other motorbike slayings previously attributed to Israel in Iran
By AP ·

Saudi Film Commission CEO Abdullah Al-Eyaf held several discussions with international industry professionals. (Supplied)

Saudis are natural-born storytellers, says Saudi Film Commission CEO

  • Abdullah Al-Eyaf discusses the importance of Saudi talent during the 75th Cannes Film Festival
By Lama Alhmawi ·

Iran will ‘avenge’ killing of Guards colonel: president

Iran will ‘avenge’ killing of Guards colonel: president

  • Iran will avenge the killing of a Revolutionary Guards colonel who was shot dead in Tehran, President Ebrahim Raisi warns
By AFP ·

Update Security guard killed in Qatar Embassy attack in Paris

Security guard killed in Qatar Embassy attack in Paris

  • The Paris prosecutor’s office said it had opened a criminal investigation for manslaughter
By Reuters ·

IEA warns against energy crisis deepening fossil fuel reliance

IEA warns against energy crisis deepening fossil fuel reliance

  • “We need fossil fuels in the short term, but let’s not lock in our future by using the current situation as an excuse to justify some of the investments being done”
By Reuters ·