Israeli missiles hit site in Iran in apparent retaliatory attack

DUBAI/WASHINGTON: Israeli missiles have hit a site in Iran, ABC News reported late on Thursday, citing a US official, while Iranian state media reported an explosion in the center of the country, days after Iran launched a retaliatory drone strike on Israel. Commercial flights began diverting their routes early Friday morning over western Iran without … Read more

Palmer scores four as improving Chelsea hit Everton for six

Real Madrid win at Mallorca while resting players for Man City trip. Atletico beat Girona BARCELONA, Spain: Real Madrid ground out a 1-0 win at Mallorca in the Spanish league on Saturday while resting top players ahead of their decisive Champions League game at Manchester City. Midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni scored the only goal three minutes … Read more

Newcastle hit Tottenham for four to enliven Champions League race

Atalanta stun Liverpool 3-0 at Anfield, Leverkusen beat West Ham 2-0 in Europa League Gianluca Scamacca struck twice as visiting Atalanta upset Liverpool 3-0 in the first leg of the Europa League quarterfinals on Thursday. The loss damages Liverpool’s hopes of a treble of trophies in manager Jurgen Klopp’s final season at Anfield. The Italian … Read more

Boeing hit with whistleblower allegations, adding to safety concerns

WASHINGTON: The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating a Boeing whistleblower’s claims that the company dismissed safety and quality concerns in the production of the planemaker’s 787 and 777 jets, an agency spokesperson said on Tuesday. The planemaker has been grappling with a full-blown safety crisis that has undermined its reputation following a Jan. … Read more

Tottenham held by West Ham, Everton hit back at Newcastle

JEDDAH: Al-Ahli coach Matthias Jaissle has admitted that luck played a part in his team’s 1-0 win over Al-Ittihad on Monday night, and revealed that his club’s fans gave him “goosebumps” with their backing throughout the Saudi Pro League 26th-round fixture, Arriyadiyah has reported. The win kept Al-Ahli in third place in the SPL and … Read more

Taiwan hit by strongest quake in 25 years, buildings damaged

Muslim leaders reject chance to break bread with Biden as anger over Gaza festers WASHINGTON: Last year, President Joe Biden hadn’t even spoken a word at the White House celebration of Ramadan before someone shouted out “we love you.” Hundreds of Muslims were there to mark the end of the holy month that requires fasting … Read more

US anti-Muslim incidents hit record high in 2023 due to Israel-Gaza war

Greece pledges to help islands with surge in migrant arrivals mostly from Pakistan, Egypt ATHENS: Greece’s conservative government promised on Monday to offer extra financial aid and more staff to help the island of Crete and its tiny neighbor Gavdos handle a steep rise in arrivals of migrants trying to cross to Europe from Libya. … Read more

Foreign direct investment inflows to Saudi Arabia hit $5.17bn in Q4 2023

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul All Share Index rose on Wednesday, gaining 22.44 points, or 0.18 percent, to close at 12,607.98.  The total trading turnover of the benchmark index was SR7.35 billion ($1.96 billion) as 155 stocks advanced, while 62 retreated.   Similarly, the MSCI Tadawul Index increased by 1.57 points, or 0.10 percent, to close at … Read more

Israeli airstrikes hit northeast Lebanon, security sources say

GENEVA: The situation in war-ravaged Gaza is so desperate that teenagers are now saying they hope to be swiftly killed to escape the “nightmare”, a spokesman for the UN children’s agency said Tuesday.“The unspeakable is regularly said in Gaza,” said James Elder, spokesman for the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF.Speaking to journalists in Geneva via … Read more

Chinese-owned tanker hit by Houthi missile in Red Sea: CENTCOM

DUBAI: A Chinese-owned oil tanker was attacked off Yemen Saturday by ballistic missiles fired by Houthi rebels, who have intensified strikes on Red Sea shipping, the US military said. The Panamanian-flagged, Chinese-owned and operated Huang Pu issued a distress call but did not request assistance, US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a statement on social … Read more