NATO condemns Russian ‘malign activities’ on its territory

BRUSSELS: NATO on Thursday condemned Russian “malign activities” on its territory, saying actions like disinformation, sabotage, violence and cyber interference threatened the alliance’s security. The incidents “are part of an intensifying campaign of activities” Russia is carrying out across the Euro-Atlantic area and NATO allies “express their deep concern over Russia’s hybrid actions, which constitute … Read more

TikTok announces new safety measures

DUBAI: TikTok has announced a slew of safety updates to enhance content creation and sharing on the platform. The company said the features were designed to provide better transparency and help creators learn about its policies and check their account status. Adam Presser, head of operations, said: “Creators play a fundamental role in helping maintain … Read more

Red Cross says gunmen kill two of its drivers in Sudan

Palestinian Embassy seeks temporary status for Gazans who entered Egypt during war CAIRO: The Palestinian Embassy in Egypt is seeking temporary residency permits for tens of thousands of people who have arrived from Gaza during the war between Israel and Hamas, which it says would ease conditions for them until the conflict is over.Diab Al-Louh, … Read more

Iraq qualify for Paris Olympics men’s soccer tournament with win over Indonesia at U23 Asian Cup

DORTMUND, Germany: Niclas Fuellkrug gave Borussia Dortmund a 1-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League semifinal first leg on Wednesday as the journeyman striker outshone superstar Kylian Mbappe on the night. Seeking a return to the final for the first time since 2013, the 1997 winners were dogged and determined, outmuscling their heavily … Read more

Closing Bell: TASI ends the week in green at 12,352

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul All Share Index ended the week by gaining 6.68 points, or 0.05 percent, to close at 12,352.33 on Thursday. The total trading turnover of the benchmark index was SR6.55 billion ($1.74 billion) as 120 stocks advanced, while 103 retreated.    The parallel market, Nomu, also gained 95.60 points, or 0.36 percent, to … Read more

Digital Cooperation Organization to attend Islamic Summit in Gambia

RIYADH: The Digital Cooperation Organization, which works to shape the global digital economy, will take part in the upcoming 15th annual Islamic Summit Conference in the Gambian capital Banjul. DCO Secretary-General Deemah Al-Yahya will head a delegation at the event, which runs from Saturday to Sunday alongside a series of summits organized by the Organization … Read more