Update Saudi Arabia to limit Hajj pilgrimage this year to 60,000 citizens and residents

Saudi Arabia to limit Hajj pilgrimage this year to 60,000 citizens and residents

  • The decision was made due to the coronavirus pandemic
By Arab News ·

Update Gulf, Arab states and organizations hail UAE election to UN Security Council

Gulf, Arab states and organizations hail UAE election to UN Security Council

  • The UAE is one of five countries elected to sit as non-permanent members on the Security Council in 2022 and 2023
By Arab News ·

Special Yemen calls on international community to protect civilians 

Yemen calls on international community to protect civilians 

  • On Thursday, Houthi forces fired a barrage of missiles and explosive-laden drones at Marib, killing eight civilians and wounding 27 others
  • President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi said that Houthi missile and drone strikes on the densely populated city of Marib would destroy attempts to establish peace in Yemen
By Saeed Al-Batati ·

Saudi Arabia records 16 COVID-19 deaths, 1,077 new cases

Saudi Arabia records 16 COVID-19 deaths, 1,077 new cases

  • The Kingdom said 906 patients recovered in past 24 hours
  • 8 mosques reopened in 3 regions after being sterilized after some people tested positive for coronavirus
By Arab News ·

Iraq arrests two generals on suspicion of bribery at key port

Iraq arrests two generals on suspicion of bribery at key port

  • In Iraq, every port and border crossing has its corrupt placemen appointed by political parties or armed groups
  • In Umm Qasr, it is mainly pro-Iranian armed groups who dominate through their nominees in the customs department and the security forces, officials say
By AFP ·

Afghan official: Bombs hit 2 minivans in Kabul, 7 dead

Afghan official: Bombs hit 2 minivans in Kabul, 7 dead

  • The first explosion killed six people and wounded two and the second explosion killed one and wounded four
  • The area where the explosions happened is largely populated by the minority Hazara ethnic group
By AP ·

Emirati, Greek firms launch joint venture to tackle maritime waste

Emirati, Greek firms launch joint venture to tackle maritime waste

  • The joint venture, EvoGreen, will provide advanced maritime waste management services to preserve the region’s oceans
By Arab News ·

Arab youth find a ‘safe space’ on invite-only app

Arab youth find a ‘safe space’ on invite-only app

  • Mental health, identity and politics are favorite topics in Clubhouse’s virtual chat ‘rooms’
By Shaistha Khan ·

Arab youth find a ‘safe space’ on invite-only app

Arab youth find a ‘safe space’ on invite-only app

  • Mental health, identity and politics are favorite topics in Clubhouse’s virtual chat ‘rooms’
By Shaistha Khan ·