Saudi Arabia expresses concern over military escalation in Mideast

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RIYADH: Saudi fashion and lifestyle content creator Manal Marvelous discovered her love of design and sewing while at university and soon began sharing her work on social media.   “My passion for fashion was a coincidence; actually, I had to take one semester of fashion classes in college because of some weird situation I got … Read more

British military warns of possible vessel being boarded near Strait of Hormuz

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DUBAI: The British military warned Saturday that a vessel may have been boarded by an unknown party near the crucial Strait of Hormuz. The warning from the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations offered no details about the boarding in the Gulf of Oman off the Emirati port city of Fujairah. The incident comes amid heightened … Read more

Russian military trainers arrive in Niger as relations deteriorate with the US

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Muslim leaders are ‘out of words’ as they tire of the White House outreach on the war in Gaza WASHINGTON: Osama Siblani was sipping his morning coffee at the office when his phone buzzed with a message from one of President Joe Biden’s advisers. As publisher of the Arab American News in Dearborn, Michigan, Siblani … Read more

US military says it destroyed Houthi air defense and drone systems in Red Sea are

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Iran’s foreign minister accuses US of giving Israel ‘green light’ to attack consulate in Syria DAMASCUS, Syria: Iran’s foreign minister Monday accused the United States of giving Israel the “green light” for a strike on its consulate building in Syria that killed seven Iranian military officials including two generals.Hossein Amirabdollahian reiterated Tehran’s vows that it … Read more

Jordanian military foils drug-smuggling attempt

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Jerusalem: The bloodiest ever war in Gaza that broke out exactly six months ago has taken an appalling human toll.At least 33,175 people have been killed in the besieged Palestinian territory in Israel’s campaign of retaliation for the October 7 attack, according to Hamas-run Gaza’s health ministry.The unprecedented Hamas raid on southern Israel resulted in … Read more

Who was the Iranian military commander killed in the Damascus strike?

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LONDON: Born on Nov. 2, 1960, in Isfahan, central Iran, Mohammad Reza Zahedi was a contemporary and close friend of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the 62-year-old commander of the Quds Force, who was killed by a US drone strike in Baghdad, Iraq, on Jan. 3, 2020. Soleimani had enrolled in what was then the newly … Read more

As Israeli withdraws from raid on Shifa Hospital, accounts from military and witnesses differ wildly

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How a ceasefire and unrestricted aid access could yet prevent a famine in north Gaza LONDON: Desperate appeals from UN agencies urging Israel to allow aid into Gaza to alleviate hunger and avert an imminent famine in the north of the embattled Palestinian enclave appear to have fallen on deaf ears. Despite a UN Security … Read more

US military destroys Houthi drones over Red Sea and in Yemen

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DUBAI: Is there any hope for the children of Gaza amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict, restrictions on aid access, and a looming famine in the north of the enclave? According to UN Children’s Fund spokesperson James Elder, who recently toured the length of Gaza, only an immediate ceasefire can turn the humanitarian situation around. Appearing … Read more

Israeli military says it struck Islamic Jihad command centre operating at Gaza hospital

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JERUSALEM: Israel’s military said on Sunday it carried out an airstrike against a command centre operated by the armed Islamic Jihad group in the courtyard of Al-Aqsa hospital in the Gaza Strip. “The command centre and terrorists were struck precisely, intended on minimising harm to uninvolved civilians in the area of the hospital,” the military … Read more

Russia’s Putin signs decree on spring military conscription

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MOSCOW 31 : Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree setting out the routine spring conscription campaign, calling up 150,000 citizens for statutory military service, a document posted on the Kremlin’s website showed on Sunday. All men in Russia are required to do a year-long military service, or equivalent training during higher education, from … Read more