Jordan’s King Abdullah II said in an interview with CNN that his country has many concerns about Iran’s activities in the region. (Screenshot/Petra News Agency)

King Abdullah II: Jordan previously attacked by Iranian-made drones

  • He said Iran’s nuclear program affects Israel as it does the Gulf, and its ballistic technology has improved dramatically
  • The king called for a return to the negotiating table and get the Palestinians and Israelis engaging again
By SARAH GLUBB ·

Special General Sirwan Barzani being interviewed by Frank Kane on Frankly Speaking. (Screengrab) video

Frankly Speaking: ‘More Western military support needed to head off terror groups’ in Iraq, says Peshmerga Gen. Sirwan Barzani

  • Barzani commanded Kurdish troops in the bitter battles of 2015 and 2016 to regain territory lost to Daesh
  • Barzani spoke of Saudi humanitarian aid and the challenges of diversifying Kurdistan’s oil-dependent economy 
By Frank Kane ·

Special Lebanon: Mikati most likely to become next PM

Lebanon: Mikati most likely to become next PM

  • Majority of political blocs hesitant over nominating a PM, but Mikati appears closest
  • Lebanon has been run by a caretaker administration for nearly a year
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

Following the temporary closure of Umrah due to the emergence of the pandemic, worshippers were allowed to perform the Umrah rituals in early October. (AFP/File)

Umrah companies gear up to receive foreign pilgrims

  • Industry workers could be trained to operate under pandemic conditions, says official
By TARIQ AL-THAQAFI ·

Tunisia’s president sacks prime minister, freezes parliament

Tunisia’s president sacks prime minister, freezes parliament

  • President says he will govern alongside new PM
  • Parliament speaker calls move a coup
By Reuters ·

Somalia’s leaders agreed last month on a voting timetable after months of stalemate. The country is facing violence by Al-Shabab militants. (AFP/File)

After months of delays, Somalia postpones election amid threats of violence

  • The country’s Al-Shabab militants warned politicians last week against taking part in the vote
By AFP ·

Amazon, Circle K warming up to idea of crypto payments

Amazon, Circle K warming up to idea of crypto payments

  • UK financial watchdog warns consumers over CoinBurp crypto launch
By RAYANA ALQUBALI ·

Senior AJ+ figure compares French bill to China’s handling of Uyghur Muslims

Senior AJ+ figure compares French bill to China’s handling of Uyghur Muslims

  • Some have criticized the AJ+ senior staffer’s tweet
  • In 2019, AJ+ Arabic drew widespread condemnation over a video that was branded “Holocaust denial”
By Arab News ·

Senior AJ+ figure compares French bill to China’s handling of Uyghur Muslims

Senior AJ+ figure compares French bill to China’s handling of Uyghur Muslims

  • Some have criticized the AJ+ senior staffer’s tweet
  • In 2019, AJ+ Arabic drew widespread condemnation over a video that was branded “Holocaust denial”
By Arab News ·