Update Blinken: Washington is proud of its strong partnership with Iraq

Blinken: Washington is proud of its strong partnership with Iraq

  • Iraq’s FM said that Baghdad is keen to develop and strengthen relations with Washington in all fields
  • Fuad Hussein added that Daesh still exists as a terrorist and military organisation
By Arab News ·

UN human rights chief condemns Iranian attacks on water-crisis protesters

UN human rights chief condemns Iranian attacks on water-crisis protesters

  • “Shooting and arresting people will simply add to the anger and desperation,” said Michelle Bachelet
  • The protests are in Khuzestan province which is home to much of Iran’s ethnically Arab population
By Arab News ·

Over 140 Palestinians hurt in clashes with Israel troops: medics

Over 140 Palestinians hurt in clashes with Israel troops: medics

  • The Israeli army said two soldiers were also "lightly injured" in the violence
  • Hundreds of Palestinians gathered in Beita to protest against the nearby outpost of Eviatar
By AFP ·

Lead or dye is frequently used to give the impression that agarwood is of high quality, while some stores add materials to dilute and compromise Oud’s quality. (SPA) photos

Saudi Arabia’s most popular, and expensive, scent comes with a warning note

  • Oud sales are soaring in festive season, but some buyers are vulnerable to production scams and fraudulent sales practices
By Hebshi Alshammari ·

Tunisia's President Kais Saied speaks with reporters in the capital Tunis on July 23, 2021, during a ceremony to receive French aid to combat COVID-19 in the presence of France's minister (unseen). (AFP)

France starts supply bridge to help Tunisia cope with virus

  • Tunisia has reported more deaths per capita in the pandemic than any African country and among the highest daily death rates per capita in the world in recent weeks
By AP ·

A-29 Super Tucano military aircrafts fly over targets during a drill by the Lebanese Airforce in the northern Lebanese village of Hamat on April 11, 2019. (AFP)

Nigeria receives six warplanes from US to fight insurgency

  • In August 2017, the State Department under Trump informed Congress it had approved the deal, which includes supplying the Nigerian armed forces with ammunition, training and aircraft maintenance
By AP ·

Special Consumers purchase fuel at a petrol station near Cairo Airport, Egypt.(REUTERS file photo)

Egyptian government approves rise in fuel prices

  • Prices of all three grades raised by 0.50 Egyptian pounds each
  • Citizens who use public transportation will not be affected by latest move, official says
By Mohammed Al-Shamaa ·

The Home Office stressed that work on the legislation is still “ongoing and has not reached a conclusion.” (Reuters/File Photo)

Journalists will not be seen as spies: UK government defends Official Secrets Act reform

  • Some media outlets claimed that the legislation, if passed, will effectively treat journalists like spies
  • UK government claimed that freedom of the press is an integral part of the country’s democratic processes
By Leen Fouad ·

The Home Office stressed that work on the legislation is still “ongoing and has not reached a conclusion.” (Reuters/File Photo)

Journalists will not be seen as spies: UK government defends Official Secrets Act reform

  • Some media outlets claimed that the legislation, if passed, will effectively treat journalists like spies
  • UK government claimed that freedom of the press is an integral part of the country’s democratic processes
By Leen Fouad ·

Lead or dye is frequently used to give the impression that agarwood is of high quality, while some stores add materials to dilute and compromise Oud’s quality. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia’s most popular, and expensive, scent comes with a warning note

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  • Oud sales are soaring in festive season, but some buyers are vulnerable to production scams and fraudulent sales practices
By Hebshi Alshammari ·
Court details Ryan Giggs’ alleged pattern of domestic abuse

Court details Ryan Giggs’ alleged pattern of domestic abuse

  • Giggs appeared in Manchester Crown Court and pleaded innocent to charges of controlling and coercive behavior toward his ex-girlfriend
  • He allegedly kicked his former girlfriend in the back and threw her naked out of their room
By AP ·