The Muslim World
Gulf Arab nations ask Netflix to remove 'offensive' videos | AP News
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Gulf Arab countries on Tuesday asked Netflix to remove “offensive content” on the streaming service, apparently targeting programs that show people who are gay and lesbian.
Saudi Arabia Is Betting $1 Trillion It Can Become the Next Tourist Hotspot - WSJ
As the kingdom builds a tourism industry from scratch, intrepid first movers are finding a travel destination not quite ready for them.
Turkey's Erdogan echoes Putin's gripes over grain exports | Reuters
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday he wanted grain from Russia to be exported too, adding Vladimir Putin was right to complain that grain from Ukraine under a U.N.-backed deal was going to wealthy rather than poor countries.
Taliban to sign contract with UAE's GAAC Holding over airspace control at Afghan airports | Reuters
The Taliban administration announced on Thursday they would sign the third and final major contract for running Afghanistan's airports with the United Arab Emirates' GAAC Holding.
Pakistan court to indict ex-PM Khan for contempt of court - lawyer | Reuters
A Pakistani court ruled on Thursday that it will indict former Prime Minister Imran Khan on charges of contempt of court, his lawyer and local broadcasters said, which could lead to his disqualification from politics if convicted.
Israel Makes Final Push to Shape Restored Iran Nuclear Deal - WSJ
Israeli officials are scrambling to influence the Biden administration as the U.S. attempts to revive the Iran nuclear deal, pushing for hardened positions and no concessions to Tehran as negotiations enter a critical phase.
Finance and Economy
European Central Bank makes largest-ever interest rate hike | AP News
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank made its largest-ever interest rate increase Thursday, following the U.S.
Powell: Higher rates unlikely to cause deep US recession | AP News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time the Federal Reserve faced inflation as high as it is now , in the early 1980s, it jacked up interest rates to double-digit levels — and in the process caused a deep recession and sharply higher unemployment.
Hamas executes Palestinians for 'collaboration' with Israel | Jordan Times
GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories — The Hamas Islamist movement ruling the Gaza Strip announced on Sunday that it executed five Palestinians, including two for "collaboration" with Israel.The executions for collaboration are the first carried out in the Palestinian coastal enclave for more than five years."On Sunday morning, the death sentence was carried out against two condemned over collaboration with the occupation [Israel], and three others in criminal cases," Hamas said in a statement.
Israel rebuffs U.S. call for West Bank tactics review | Reuters
Israel signalled opposition on Wednesday to U.S. calls to review rules of engagement in the occupied West Bank as it pressed on with a near-daily series of operations against militants in the area in which dozens of Palestinians have been killed.