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[l] at 1/22/22 2:58am
Author: article author: Arab NewsSat, 2022-01-22 12:40 DUBAI: US YouTuber Brittany Xavier has been spotted wearing a pair of sunglasses from Lebanese influencer Karen Wazen’s eponymous accessories line By Karen Wazen. The social media star, who has over 1.7 million Instagram followers and more than 4.6 million TikTok supporters, opted for the Ellis shades, a pair of rectangular-frame sunglasses in black. Main category: LifestyleFashionTags: Brittany XavierKaren Wazen
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[l] at 1/22/22 2:19am
Author: article author: John DuerdenSat, 2022-01-22 12:16 Every round of games is crucial now in the Saudi Professional League and here are five things Arab News learned from the latest action. Attackers get the headlines but defence is driving Al-Nassr’s challenge Al-Nassr’s 1-0 win over Al-Taawoun was their sixth victory in a row and moves the team into second above Al-Shabab. The arrival of Miguel Angel Rosso as new coach has taken the team to a new level, or at least got them playing at the level they should have been at already. What the Argentine has done also is made the eight-time champions hard to beat.Main category: SportTags: Al-ittihadAl-Hilal
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[l] at 1/22/22 1:58am
Author: AFParticle author: AFPID: 1642841039063967600Sat, 2022-01-22 08:33 BEIRUT: Fighting raged for a third day Saturday between the Daesh group and Kurdish forces in Syria after Daesh attacked a prison housing militants, in violence that has claimed over 70 lives, a monitor said. The assault on the Ghwayran prison in the northern city of Hasakah is one of Daesh’s most significant since its “caliphate” was declared defeated in Syria nearly three years ago.Main category: Middle-EastTags: DaeshSyria
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[l] at 1/22/22 1:56am
Author: AFParticle author: AFPID: 1642841610653985500Sat, 2022-01-22 08:44 KHARTOUM: Sudan’s second most powerful leader was heading to Ethiopia on Saturday, a rare visit by an official from Khartoum that comes amid border tensions, state media said. Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, widely known as Hemeti, who is number two in Sudan’s ruling council, will be in Ethiopia on a two-day official visit to meet “several Ethiopian officials,” the SUNA news agency reported. Daglo is head of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a much feared and powerful paramilitary unit that is accused of atrocities in the western region of Darfur.Main category: WorldTags: SudanEthiopia
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[l] at 1/22/22 1:36am
article author: Arab NewsSat, 2022-01-22 11:23 DUBAI: MSNBC anchor Ayman Mohyeldin repeatedly condemned the mainstream media bias towards Israel, saying “the media only pays attention when war breaks out between Israel and Hamas.” During his segment on Peacock TV, Mohyeldin discussed a number of "small" stories that went under the radar including the American citizen who was found dead after being held in Israeli custody and the anti-occupation activist killed after being struck by an Israeli police truck.Main category: MediaTags: Israel
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[l] at 1/22/22 1:32am
Author: Reutersarticle author: ReutersID: 1642840194093936700Sat, 2022-01-22 08:16 KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has been admitted to hospital, a spokesperson for him said on Saturday. The spokesperson said Mahathir was admitted to the cardiac care unit at the National Heart Institute but gave no details. Main category: WorldTags: Mahathir MohamadMalaysia
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[l] at 1/22/22 1:26am
Author: Reutersarticle author: ReutersID: 1642839754693916800Sat, 2022-01-22 08:18 TOKYO: Tokyo recorded its fourth record number of daily COVID-19 infections on Saturday, breaking above 10,000, while Japan’s exceeded 50,000 for the first time as the omicron variant continues to spread rapidly. The capital had 11,227 new coronavirus cases, the local government said a day after it reinstated curbs on mobility and business activity through Feb. 13. Tokyo’s case count, exceeding Friday’s 9,699, were more than double the 4,561 logged a week earlier.Main category: WorldTags: JapanTokyoCoronavirus
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[l] at 1/22/22 1:12am
article author: Arab NewsSat, 2022-01-22 11:09 The second Spartan Race, a fitness challenge organized by the Saudi Sports for All Federation, took place on Friday at Dirab Park in Riyadh. The race lasted eight hours, starting at 7 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m. across 10 km and 25 different obstacles, ranging from mud, water, fire and barbed wire.  Main category: SportTags: Spartan race
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[l] at 1/22/22 12:33am
Author: Associated Pressarticle author: APID: 1642836111373772700Sat, 2022-01-22 07:06 NEW DELHI: A major fire in a 19-story residential building killed at least six people and injured 15 others on Saturday in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, officials said. The fire was caused by a short-circuit in an air conditioner in one of the apartments, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar said. Residents said the fire started on the 15th floor and a big column of black smoke soon enveloped the building. More than 90 people escaped the building on their own or helped by neighbors, they said.Main category: WorldTags: Indiafire
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[l] at 1/22/22 12:09am
Author: article author: Liam KennedySat, 2022-01-22 10:06 NEWCASTLE: Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe has described opposite number Marcelo Bielsa as one of the “best managers in world football.” The Magpies head to Leeds United’s Elland Road looking to secure only their second win of the Premier League season — and Howe says that his side will not experience another challenge like that of facing Bielsa & Co. in their quest to secure safety.Main category: SportTags: footballEddie HoweNewcastle United
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[l] at 1/21/22 10:48pm
Author: AParticle author: APID: 1642830318443344700Sat, 2022-01-22 05:38 NEW YORK: A New York City police officer was killed and another critically wounded Friday night while answering a call about an argument between a woman and her adult son, officials said, making four officers shot in the city in as many days. Just three weeks into their jobs, Mayor Eric Adams — a former police captain himself — and Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell stood before the media at a Harlem hospital, denouncing the spate of violence against the New York Police Department.Main category: WorldTags: USNew York
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[l] at 1/21/22 10:36pm
article author: Arab NewsSat, 2022-01-22 08:32 DUBAI: Oman has updated its coronavirus precautionary measures effective for two weeks starting on Jan. 23 due to a sharp spike in COVID-19 infections. Government units and other public entities will limit their workplace capacities to 50 percent, state news agency ONA reported. The government has further suspended all conferences and exhibitions. Congregational activities have also been halted and organizers have been advised to hold them without audiences. Participants and organizers would now also be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.Main category: Middle-EastTags: Coronavirus
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[l] at 1/21/22 9:28pm
Author: Reutersarticle author: ReutersID: 1642825547442842200Fri, 2022-01-21 15:37 WASHINGTON: The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on three Lebanese nationals and 10 companies it said were part of an international Hezbollah network, accusing them of evading sanctions on the powerful group with an armed militia that is designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by Washington.Main category: Middle-EastTags: HezbollahLebanon
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[l] at 1/21/22 8:40pm
article author: ReutersSat, 2022-01-22 06:36 MANILA: A magnitude 6 earthquake struck Sarangani province in Philippines, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said on Friday. The quake was at a depth of 24 km (15 miles), USGS said. Main category: WorldTags: Philippines
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[l] at 1/21/22 8:11pm
Author: Arab Newsarticle author: Arab NewsID: 1642821039832518600Sat, 2022-01-22 06:10 RIYADH: The Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen said media reports about it targeting a detention center in Saada are false. The coalition blamed the Iran-backed Houthi militia for spreading misinformation, saying it fits the group’s usual deceptive approach. The Coalition’s Joint Forces Command will brief the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Yemen and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) about the facts and details, Al Ekhbariya reported early on Saturday. Main category: Middle-EastTags: Yemencoalition forces in yemenHouthis
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[l] at 1/21/22 6:31pm
article author: APSat, 2022-01-22 04:27 BANGKOK: Two prominent political activists in military-ruled Myanmar have been sentenced to death for alleged involvement in terrorist activities, an army television station reported Friday. Myawaddy TV said on its evening news broadcast that Kyaw Min Yu, better known as Ko Jimmy, and Phyo Zeyar Thaw, also known as Maung Kyaw, were convicted under the country’s Counterterrorism Law. They were found guilty of offenses involving explosives, bombings and financing terrorism.Main category: WorldTags: MyanmarRohingya Muslims
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[l] at 1/21/22 5:30pm
article author: APSat, 2022-01-22 03:23 LONDON: An American man who authorities say faked his own death to evade prosecution for rape and financial fraud before fleeing to Scotland was jailed Friday after he failed to show up for an extradition hearing. Nicholas Alahverdian, who has used a number of aliases including Nicholas Rossi, was denied bail at Edinburgh Sheriff Court after being arrested in Glasgow on Thursday. The 34-year-old will be back in court on Feb. 10 for a preliminary hearing, with a full hearing scheduled for Feb. 17, Scottish court officials said.Main category: OffbeatTags: Nicholas Alahverdian
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[l] at 1/21/22 3:52pm
Author: article author: Arab NewsSat, 2022-01-22 01:46 Author: Richard F. KatzMain category: booksTags: Books
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[l] at 1/21/22 12:58pm
article author: Rahaf JambiFri, 2022-01-21 22:27 RIYADH: The Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale kicked off its two-day local art ecosystem forum to build bridges of knowledge and communication between the participating cultural entities. This public program, held in the Jax neighborhood in Diriyah, is supporting the growth of the local art ecosystem in the Kingdom by gathering important contributors and investors interested in shaping the infrastructure of Saudi art and culture.Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaDiriyahDiriyah Contemporary Art Biennaleart
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[l] at 1/21/22 12:32pm
Author: AFParticle author: AFPID: 1642793185930067600Fri, 2022-01-21 22:32 LIVERPOOL: Steven Gerrard has revealed his surprise that former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez took on the challenge of managing rivals Everton. Benitez, who coached Gerrard for six years at Anfield, was sacked last weekend after just seven months in charge at Goodison Park. The Spaniard’s appointment was unpopular among Everton fans from the beginning and he left with the club sitting 16th in the table after a run of one win in 13 games.Main category: SportTags: Steven GerrardAston VillaevertonRafael Benitez
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[l] at 1/21/22 12:29pm
article author: Arab NewsFri, 2022-01-21 22:27 RIYADH: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken condemned the Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia and the UAE and reiterated Washington’s support for the Kingdom and Gulf countries in a phonecall with foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan. Blinken said the US was committed to helping Saudi Arabia and other Gulf allies defend themselves against threats from Yemen and other places in the region, the State Department said.Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaUAEUSUS Secretary of State Antony Blinken Update
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[l] at 1/21/22 11:06am
article author: SPASat, 2022-01-22 02:22 JEDDAH: Saudi municipalities are continuing their health and safety inspection tours to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country. Jeddah municipality carried out 2,833 inspection tours of commercial centers and facilities in one day, identifying 43 violations. Authorities closed 26 commercial outlets for breaching protocols. The violations included noncompliance with social distancing and mask-wearing, leniency in measuring the temperatures of customers, overcrowding issues and a failure to effectively use the Tawakkalna app.Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Coronavirusomicron
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[l] at 1/21/22 11:02am
article author: Arab NewsSat, 2022-01-22 01:54 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s health ministry reported on Friday  another 4,884 cases of COVID-19, as the omicron-fueled wave continues to surge. The ministry also reported two deaths from the virus, bringing the total number of fatalities in the Kingdom to 8,916. Despite the increased caseloads — 846 infections were reported on Jan. 1. — most omicron infections appear to be milder than some previous variants. Authorities continue to urge the public to get vaccinated and heed health protocols.Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Coronavirusomicron

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