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Hyundai reveals all-new, multi-talented Kona SUV

  • Hyundai Motor Company Middle East and North Africa, in partnership with its Saudi distributors, Wallan, Almajdouie and Al-Naghi, held a regional press event, in Riyadh’s JAX district to unveil the new Hyundai Kona, a multi-talented car B-segment SUV, with advanced safety and comfort features, a...

Global COVID-19 cases up 80% as new subvariant rises

  • PARIS: The number of new COVID-19 cases reported worldwide rose by 80 percent in the last month, the World Health Organization said on Friday, days after designating a new “variant of interest.” The WHO declared in May that COVID-19 is no longer a global health emergency, but has warned that t...

WHO classifies EG.5 as COVID-19 ‘variant of interest’

  • LONDON: The World Health Organization on Wednesday classified the EG.5 coronavirus strain circulating in the United States and China as a “variant of interest” but said it did not seem to pose more of a threat to public health than other variants. The fast-spreading variant, the most prev...

Abdullah Hashim launches new Honda Accord in Kingdom

  • Abdullah Hashim Company Ltd., the exclusive agent for Honda in Saudi Arabia, launched the new Honda Accord at an event attended by officials, including the Japanese commercial attache, Honda customers and well-known media personalities. One of the major highlights of the new Honda Accord, is ...

US to provide cluster munitions to Ukraine as part of new military aid package

  • WASHINGTON D.C.: The Biden administration will provide thousands of cluster munitions to Ukraine, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Friday, vowing the US will not leave Ukraine defenseless and that Kyiv has promised to use the controversial munitions carefully. The decision comes on...

Hong Kong leader warns of ‘resistance’ on handover anniversary

  • HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s leader said the city must guard against “destructive forces engaging in soft resistance” as it marked the 26th anniversary of its handover from British to Chinese rule on Saturday. Britain ceded the long-time colony to China in 1997 under a 50-year governance model know...

Poland gets first batch of US-made Abrams tanks

  • WARSAW: Poland on Wednesday received a first shipment of US-made advanced Abrams tanks, its defense minister said, as the country boosts its military capabilities in light of Russia’s war in Ukraine. The authorities in Warsaw ordered a total of 366 Abrams tanks from the United States, with the...

Feast of fatteh: Egyptians tuck into their favorite dish at Eid Al-Adha

  • CAIRO: Eaten in the grandest of royal palaces and the humblest of homes, fatteh is one of Egypt’s best-loved dishes. While it is usually associated with the feast of sacrifice, Eid Al-Adha, this simple dish has a history that dates back millennia. “Fatteh is one of the foods that is associa...

Pakistan navy gets third guided missile warship from China

  • ISLAMABAD: A third, Type 054A class of guided-missile frigate built in China for the Pakistan navy has arrived in Karachi, state-run Radio Pakistan reported on Friday. The warship is a further development of the Type 054 frigate, but compared to its predecessor, the Type 054A has medium-range...

Hyundai debuts new Azera flagship sedan in Middle East

  • Hyundai Motor Company Middle East and Africa has revealed the seventh-generation Azera flagship sedan in the Middle East markets. The new Azera has been true to its origins of refined premium quality and luxury since its introduction in 1986. The model comes with bold lines and an array of te...