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Women burn headscarves in anti-hijab protests
anti-hijab protests

Women burn headscarves in anti-hijab protests

Protests are escalating across Iran with female protesters burning headscarves, following the death of a young woman in custody after she had been detained for breaking hijab rules. 

Saudi FM holds telephone talks with Japan PM
Japan

Saudi FM holds telephone talks with Japan PM

Arab News says JAPAN’S PM Fumio Kishida, received a courtesy call from Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, during his visit to Japan.

8 people arrested in Aqaba gas leak incident in Jordan
Jordan

8 people arrested in Aqaba gas leak incident in Jordan

Arab News says JORDANIAN authorities on Thursday have charged eight people in multiple crimes, primarily offenses that led to death and damage of others’ money, following a gas leak in the southern port city of Aqaba, state news agency Petra reported.

Yemeni troops launch campaign against Al-Qaeda
Al Qaeda

Yemeni troops launch campaign against Al-Qaeda

Arab News says YEMENI special forces have launched an offensive against Al-Qaeda in the southern governorate of Abyan, amid reports that the terrorist group is attempting a comeback.

Iran set for test launch of new space rocket
Iran

Iran set for test launch of new space rocket

Arab News says Iran said on Wednesday it intended to conduct a test launch of its new solid-fueled rocket, despite a series of catastrophic failures and growing evidence that Israel may be sabotaging Tehran’s aerospace program.

Israel defends decision to hold march marked by racism and violence
Israel

Israel defends decision to hold march marked by racism and violence

The Independent says Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett has defended the decision to hold an annual march which celebrates his country’s takeover of east Jerusalem, after this year’s proceedings were marked by violence and anti-Palestinian racism.

Saudi Arabia reports 530 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death
COVID-19

Saudi Arabia reports 530 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death

Arab News says Saudi Arabia reported 530 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, according to the Ministry of Health. As a result, the total number of cases in the Kingdom over the course of the pandemic grew to 766,726.