Update Ultraconservative cleric Raisi wins Iran presidential vote

Ultraconservative cleric Raisi wins Iran presidential vote

  • Hard-line judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi was seen as all but certain to emerge victorious
  • Former populist president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad joined those who said they would not cast their ballot
By AFP - AP ·

Saudi Arabia announces 13 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 13 more COVID-19 deaths

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 454,404
  • A total of 7,663 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far
By Arab News ·

Abu Dhabi temporarily suspends use of coronavirus green pass due to technical issues

Abu Dhabi temporarily suspends use of coronavirus green pass due to technical issues

  • The committee approved the use of text messages to show coronavirus test results for those wishing to enter Abu Dhabi
By Arab News ·

Special UN human rights office demands end to Houthi offensive in Marib

UN human rights office demands end to Houthi offensive in Marib

By Christopher Hamill-Stewart ·

Russia reports 17,906 new COVID-19 cases, 466 deaths

Russia reports 17,906 new COVID-19 cases, 466 deaths

  • The government coronavirus task force confirmed 466 coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours
By Reuters ·

Accor’s Hyde to open first international property in Dubai

Accor’s Hyde to open first international property in Dubai

  • The new five-star hotel will be located in Business Bay, which is close to the iconic Burj Khalifa
By Arab News ·

Hong Kong pro-democracy media executives denied bail under security law

Hong Kong pro-democracy media executives denied bail under security law

  • The case is the first time political views and opinions published by a Hong Kong media outlet have triggered the security law
By AFP ·

Hong Kong pro-democracy media executives denied bail under security law

Hong Kong pro-democracy media executives denied bail under security law

  • The case is the first time political views and opinions published by a Hong Kong media outlet have triggered the security law
By AFP ·