UN food agency warns that the new US sea route for Gaza aid may fail unless conditions improve

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Is Israel’s Netanyahu pursuing perpetual war in Gaza to save his political skin? LONDON: Last Wednesday evening, five Israeli soldiers were killed and seven others wounded in a “friendly fire” incident in northern Gaza. The five paratroopers, aged between 20 and 22 and reported by The Times of Israel to have been part of an … Read more

EU Red Sea mission says it defended 120 ships from Houthi attacks

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BEIRUT: Motorcycle owners in Beirut and the southern suburbs have protested against a security plan launched by the Ministry of Interior in the capital since Monday. The protests reached their peak with gunfire being exchanged between the protesters and the internal security forces in the heart of the southern suburbs of Beirut. The situation worsened … Read more

US says UN World Food Program has agreed to help in distribution of aid to Gaza via sea route

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WASHINGTON: Economies in the Middle East and North Africa face a “shadow of uncertainty” from ongoing tensions in the region, a senior IMF official said.“We are in a context where the overall outlook is cast into shadows,” Jihad Azour, the International Monetary Fund’s director for the Middle East and Central Asia department, said in an … Read more

US destroys two Houthi Red Sea drones

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British envoy says Israel is ‘making a decision to act’ as Iran vows to respond to any incursion JERUSALEM: British Foreign Secretary David Cameron said Wednesday that Israel “is making a decision to act” in response to Iran’s missile and drone attack over the weekend, while Iran warned that even the “tiniest” invasion of its … 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

Diving for all: Red Sea Global boasts KSA’s first PADI certified centers

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Tourism Strategy 2030 delivered by DCT Abu Dhabi to catapult emirate as a top tourism destination Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, has approved the new “Tourism Strategy 2030” for the emirate. Spearheaded by the Department of Culture and Tourism — … Read more

‘Reckless’ Houthi Red Sea campaign harming Yemenis, Palestinians: US special envoy

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LONDON: Continuing Houthi attacks on shipping in the Red Sea are “misplaced, reckless and indiscriminate,” the US special envoy for Yemen said on Wednesday during a briefing attended by Arab News. Timothy Lenderking added that the Houthis’ activities are harming both ordinary Yemenis and Palestinians, who they claim to be acting in support of. In … Read more

US envoy for Yemen to visit Saudi Arabia and Oman to discuss Red Sea attacks

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JEDDAH: During Ramadan, households across the Kingdom often use all types of decorations to create a warm and inviting atmosphere that captures the essence of the holy month. Jeddah residents looking to purchase Ramadan and Eid decorations can find a wide variety of options at local shops including Al-Hadaya Center, Abyat, Ya Balash, Al-Bashawat, Bravo, … Read more