Saudi crown prince, UAE president led mediation in US basketball star Griner, Russia’s Viktor Bout prisoner swap

Saudi crown prince, UAE president led mediation in US basketball star Griner, Russia’s Viktor Bout prisoner swap

  • Brittney Griner arrived in Abu Dhabi by private plane from Moscow after her release by Russian authorities
  • Bout came on another private plane from Washington after being released by US authorities
By Arab News ·

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu moves closer to coalition deal

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu moves closer to coalition deal

  • Deal announced overnight promises the Shas party five ministerial jobs in Netanyahu’s incoming government
By AFP ·

Lights, camera, action: Movie production safety tops agenda at 1st Saudi film industry leaders’ meeting

Lights, camera, action: Movie production safety tops agenda at 1st Saudi film industry leaders’ meeting

  • The training and accountability of film crews and field producers for safety were considered a priority matter
  • Studio Production Training announced at the meeting plans to launch e-learning training videos in Arabic to highlight on-set safety
By Afshan Aziz ·

Lebanon detainees stuck in limbo as judges’ strike drags on

Lebanon detainees stuck in limbo as judges’ strike drags on

  • Judges have suspended their work as rampant inflation eats away at their salaries, paralysing the judiciary and leaving detainees in limbo
  • Bureaucracy and rampant corruption have long delayed verdicts and judicial proceedings in Lebanon
By AFP ·

Griner for Bout: WNBA star freed in US-Russia prisoner swap

Griner for Bout: WNBA star freed in US-Russia prisoner swap

  • The deal, the second such exchange in eight months with Russia, procured the release of the most prominent American detained abroad
  • “Moments ago, I spoke to Brittney Griner. She is safe. She is on a plane. She is on her way home,” Biden tweeted
By AP ·

Biden admin tells Supreme Court law protecting social media companies has limits

Biden admin tells Supreme Court law protecting social media companies has limits

  • Social media companies should be held responsible for user content, President argues
By Reuters ·

Biden admin tells Supreme Court law protecting social media companies has limits

Biden admin tells Supreme Court law protecting social media companies has limits

  • Social media companies should be held responsible for user content, President argues
By Reuters ·

Special Misk Art Week kicks off with Kingdom’s first-ever life painting classes

Misk Art Week kicks off with Kingdom’s first-ever life painting classes

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  • Huthaifa Hejazi was invited by Misk Art Institute to supervise a group of aspiring Saudi and foreign artists focused on life drawing
  • Huthaifa Hejazi: It is a big step for us to host live painting and drawing here, and I am trying to do everything I can to support the community
By Rebecca Anne Proctor ·
Messi resumes World Cup quest as Argentina play Netherlands

Messi resumes World Cup quest as Argentina play Netherlands

  • The quarterfinal match between Argentina and the Netherlands on Friday has all the ingredients of a classic
  • The seven-time world player of the year, Messi, is three wins away from achieving his ultimate dream
By AP ·