video U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu make statements to the media

Blinken reaffirms need for two-state solution after talks with Netanyahu

  • Since the start of the year, Israeli-Palestinian conflict has claimed lives of 35 Palestinian adults, children
  • Over the same period six Israeli civilians, including a child, and a Ukrainian civilian have been killed
video By Reuters ·

Update Saudi Arabia’s real GDP grows by 5.4% in Q4 2022: GASTAT

Saudi Arabia’s real GDP grows by 5.4% in Q4 2022: GASTAT

By Nirmal Narayanan ·

Pilgrims go through passport control upon their arrival at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah. (File/AFP)

Saudi Arabia launches transit visa service for passengers on stopovers

  • The visa is free of charge, entitles the holder to a four-day stay in the Kingdom, and has three-month validity
  • The transit visa for stopovers allows entry to Saudi Arabia for tourism and pilgrimage purposes
By Arab News ·

Update Body of missing Saudi Arabian tourist Abdulrahman Al-Anazi found in US

Body of missing Saudi Arabian tourist Abdulrahman Al-Anazi found in US

By RAY HANANIA - Lama Alhamawi ·

After drought, winter rains revive Iraq’s famed marshlands

After drought, winter rains revive Iraq’s famed marshlands

  • raq has faced three consecutive years of severe drought and scorching heat, with temperatures regularly exceeding 50 degrees Celsius
By AFP ·

Visitors enjoy skating on the crowded frozen Houhai Lake near the Drum Tower, background, in Beijing, Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. (AP

China’s Sichuan to scrap three-child limit as birth rates drop

  • The last time China’s population declined was in 1960, as the country battled the worst famine in its modern history, caused by the disastrous Mao Zedong agricultural policy known as the Great Leap Forward
By AFP ·

Peter Smith to depart from MBC Studios

Peter Smith to depart from MBC Studios

  • Smith will stay as adviser to the group
By Arab News ·