Update Pompeo said Washington blacklisted seven entities and two individuals in sanctions related to Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines and Iranian shipping entities. (File/AFP)

US imposes fresh sanctions on Iran in final days of Trump presidency

  • Iran's IGRC conducted a drill that saw “suicide drones” crash into targets and explode,
  • The arms in the Revolutionary Guards' drill mirror those used in attacks on Saudi Arabia
By Arab News ·

Pentagon includes Israel in Middle East command area

Pentagon includes Israel in Middle East command area

  • Moving Israel under the Central Command potentially makes security cooperation with the US on regional matters easier
  • The move could bring Israeli military officials in closer proximity to those of Gulf neighbors
By AFP ·

An Emirati man, wearing a protective mask, walks at Al-Barsha Health Centre in Dubai on December 24, 2020. (AFP/File Photo)

UAE aims to vaccinate over half of population

  • Residents, expatriates urged to get jab urgently amid surge in coronavirus cases
By Rebecca Anne Proctor ·

Saudi Arabia’s first COVID-19 vaccine set for clinical trials

Saudi Arabia’s first COVID-19 vaccine set for clinical trials

  • It will go through rigorous testing and several trial stages before it is approved for use by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority
By Hebshi Al-Shammari ·

Saudi showjumpers riding high photos

Saudi showjumpers riding high

By MOHAMMED AL-KINANI & NADA HAMEED ·

Flagship Huawei store in Saudi Arabia will be its biggest outside China

Flagship Huawei store in Saudi Arabia will be its biggest outside China

By Aseel Bashraheel & Hebshi Alshammari ·

Special Jan Kubis, the recently appointed UN special envoy to Libya. (Reuters file photo)

Security Council members approve choice of new UN envoy to Libya

  • Veteran Slovak diplomat Jan Kubis will be secretary-general Antonio Guterres’s representative to the country
  • Glimmers of hope for Libyans as progress reported at first meeting of Libyan Political Dialogue Forum’s advisory committee
By Ephrem Kossaify  ·

Saudi showjumpers riding high photos

Saudi showjumpers riding high

  • Elite riders saddle up for $34,600 National Guard Ministry cup at Jeddah Trio Ranch
By MOHAMMED AL-KINANI & NADA HAMEED ·

Analysis Analysis: Does Twitter’s Trump ban expose a dangerous double standard?

Analysis: Does Twitter’s Trump ban expose a dangerous double standard?

  • Why did the platform act now, and why does it tolerate so many other preachers of hate?
By TAREK ALI AHMAD ·