Alexei Navalny to be buried in Moscow amid uncertainty, tight security

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MOSCOW: Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny will be buried in Moscow later on Friday amid tight security and fears of a police crackdown two weeks after he suddenly died at the age of 47 in an Arctic penal colony. Navalny’s allies — who have promised to livestream the day’s events online — have accused President … Read more

US probes security risks posed by Chinese tech in cars

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WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden announced an investigation Thursday into the national security risks posed by Chinese tech in cars, warning they could be used to collect sensitive data. He has ordered the Commerce Department to conduct the probe, focusing on connected vehicles containing technology from “countries of concern” such as China, and to respond … Read more

Chad says opposition group attacked security agency in capital, a day after election date was set

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SAO PAULO: Brazil called for a “new globalization” to address poverty and climate change as finance ministers from the world’s top economies met Wednesday, but the Ukraine and Gaza wars risked overshadowing the plea. “It is time to redefine globalization,” Brazilian Finance Minister Fernando Haddad told his counterparts from the Group of 20 leading economies, … Read more

UK stepping up lawmakers’ security as tensions flare over Israel-Hamas war

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NEW DELHI: Representatives of the top UAE and Indian business bodies met with exporters in Chennai on Wednesday to boost trade between the Gulf region and India’s south. Commercial relations between the two countries have reached historic highs since the implementation of the UAE-India Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement in May 2022. The economic partnership under … Read more

King Salman given award for services to Arab security

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RIYADH: Los Angeles-based Saudi jewelry designer Raghad Al-Hogail brought showstopping looks to the Saudi Cup, accentuating her style statement with select pieces of jewelry she designed. The founder of Ragail Jewelry spoke to Arab News about the thought that went into the pieces she was wearing: “I chose the most relatable piece — the Sun … Read more

Saudi, Pakistani interior ministers discuss security cooperation

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LONDON: The House of Saud took the first steps on the long road to nationhood in 1727, when Imam Mohammed bin Saud succeeded his cousin, Zaid bin Markhan, as ruler of the city state of Diriyah. It is this pivotal moment, recognized as the date when the First Saudi State came into being, that is … Read more

Israel to set security limits on Ramadan prayers at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa

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THE HAGUE: Palestinians are suffering “colonialism and apartheid” under the Israelis, foreign minister Riyad Al-Maliki told the UN’s top court Monday, urging judges to order an immediate and unconditional end to Israel’s occupation.“The Palestinians have endured colonialism and apartheid… There are those who are enraged by these words. They should be enraged by the reality … Read more

Palestinian state only pathway to Middle East security, stability: Saudi FM

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DUBAI: When the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in March 2020, governments worldwide were caught off guard. Having faced no health emergency of this magnitude in generations, states were left scrambling to protect their populations and shield their economies. Now that life has largely returned to normal following years of social distancing, travel controls and trade … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says security deal with France is ambitious, substantive

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LONDON: Concerns are mounting over the future of Britain’s Inter Faith Network, founded in 1997 to improve cohesion between religious communities, as the government considers scrapping its funding. The Guardian reported on Friday that Communities Secretary Michael Gove had written to the IFN saying he was “minded to withdraw” £155,000 ($194,599) of provisional funding over … Read more

Saudi Arabia working on innovative solutions to ensure global food security

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Global Markets – stocks shrug off patchy data; gold faces biggest weekly fall in 2024 LONDON: Global shares rose for a third day on Friday, thanks to a lift from Japan’s Nikkei closing at another 34-year peak and following gains on Wall Street as data revived chances of a June rate cut, according to Reuters. … Read more