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Pakistan confers Saudi Army Chief with Order of Excellence award

  • Islamabad attaches great importance to its unique relations with Riyadh, President Alvi says
  • Notes a hike in trade and investment ties between the two countries
By Arab News Pakistan ·

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Pakistan top court overturns attacker's acquittal in Khadija Siddiqui case

  • Hussain arrested from court premises, will serve five years
  • Had stabbed Siddiqui 23 times in 2016 after she ended their friendship
By RAJA RIAZ ·

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Pilot killed in PAF plane crash in Mastung

  • Aircraft was on a routine operational training mission
  • Committee to probe cause of the accident
By Arab News Pakistan ·

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Government presents mini-budget to boost exports, facilitate agricultural financing

  • Tax on loans for agriculture, SMEs reduced from 39 percent to 20 percent
  • Economists urge the government to ensure strict implementation of all measures
By Aamir Shah ·

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Saudi university leads way with new music academy

  • Taif University (TU) has hired some of the Kingdom's top professional music instructors
  • The music courses will include singing training, involving tuition in vocal keynotes, pitch and sight-reading exercises, and the singing of Arabic poetry
By MOHAMMED AL-KINANI ·

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Erdogan and Putin vow closer cooperation on Syria at Moscow talks

  • The two leaders are on opposite sides of the Syria conflict
  • Russia and Turkey have agreed to coordinate ground operations in Syria
By AFP ·

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Afghanistan starts anti-polio drive in high-risk areas

  • Assurances given that vaccinators will not be targeted by militants
  • The war-torn country had 21 cases of polio last year, among the highest worldwide
By Sayed Salahuddin ·

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Saudi banks, Dubai shares give Gulf markets a timely boost

  • The Dubai index was up by 0.9 percent with Emirates NBD, its largest bank, adding 2.1 percent and its largest listed developer Emaar Properties gaining 2.2 percent
  • Nasdaq-listed DP World increased 0.7 percent after increasing its stake in its Australia unit
By Reuters ·

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Underdogs with bite and sloppy South Korea: What we learned from the Asian Cup second round

  • Can the mighty minnows continue impressive run in the UAE?
  • Or will the big guns start to fire in quarterfinals?
By Arab News ·

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What We Are Reading Today: 99 Variations on a Proof by Philip Ording

  • Book draws unexpected connections to everything from mysticism and technology to architecture and sign language.
By Arab News ·