Iran says production of 60% enriched uranium ‘underway’

Iran says production of 60% enriched uranium ‘underway’

  • The move takes Iran closer to the 90 percent purity level needed for use in a nuclear weapon
  • Britain, France and Germany have expressed “grave concern” over Iran’s latest enrichment move
By AFP ·

Oil rises above $67 in fifth day of gains on demand hopes

Oil rises above $67 in fifth day of gains on demand hopes

  • Brent on track for weekly gain of about 7%
  • U.S., China economic recoveries bolster sentiment
By Reuters ·

Update Pakistan appoints new finance minister in latest cabinet shake-up

Pakistan appoints new finance minister in latest cabinet shake-up

  • Hammad Azhar, who was made finance minister less than a month ago, has now been replaced by Shaukat Tarin
  • Pakistan is currently working on national budget and on implementing economic reforms suggested by the IMF
By WAJAHAT ALI ·

Saudi Arabia announces 10 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 10 more COVID-19 deaths

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 387,020
  • A total of 6,801 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far
By Arab News ·

UAE confirms 1,843 new COVID-19 infections, 2 deaths

UAE confirms 1,843 new COVID-19 infections, 2 deaths

  • The total number of infected cases since the pandemic began has reached 493,266
  • The total fatalities stand at 1,547
By Arab News ·

Myanmar’s ousted MPs form new shadow government

Myanmar’s ousted MPs form new shadow government

  • Helming the so-called ‘National Unity Government’ is Aung San Suu Kyi, in her position as State Counsellor, and President Win Myint — who is also under house arrest
  • The junta has said anyone working with the CRPH is committing ‘high treason,’ and have announced arrest warrants for hundreds of prominent activists and politicians
By AFP ·

ADNOC to explore potential of hydrogen market with India

ADNOC to explore potential of hydrogen market with India

  • Key to hydrogen economy will be aligning supply and demand - Al Jaber
By Arab News ·

Update Pakistan blocks major social media outlets to ‘maintain public order’

Pakistan blocks major social media outlets to ‘maintain public order’

  • The Interior Ministry requested a “complete blocking” of Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube and Telegram
  • Political parties frequently use social media to rally supporters
By AFP ·

Update Pakistan blocks major social media outlets to ‘maintain public order’

Pakistan blocks major social media outlets to ‘maintain public order’

  • The Interior Ministry requested a “complete blocking” of Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube and Telegram
  • Political parties frequently use social media to rally supporters
By AFP ·