Yemeni activists accuse Houthis of detaining, torturing women over made-up charges

  • The allegations were first raised over the weekend by the Yemen Organization for Combating Human Trafficking
  • An AP investigation last month showed that thousands of Yemenis have been imprisoned by the Houthi militia during the four years of Yemen’s grinding civil war
By Arab News ·

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Former Houthi air force commander killed in Yemen

  • Major General Ibrahim Al-Shami ranked 19th on the Arab coalition's most wanted list
  • He was killed in “mysterious circumstances”
By Arab News ·


Trump blocks Pelosi trip as tensions mount over US government shutdown

  • Trump has also canceled the US delegation’s trip to the annual international conference at Davos
  • The rising tension suggested that the shutdown, now in its 27th day, remains far from being resolved
By Reuters ·


90-year anniversary: How the Arab world came to know Tintin and Popeye

  • Middle Eastern fans fondly look back at two comic icons who share a birthday this year, although they’re not without controversy
  • An Egyptian publisher printed Tintin in Arabic, while Popeye was broadcast on Saudi Channel 2 and Spacetoon


Sudan protesters, police clash as anti-Bashir unrest spreads

  • Worst clashes in Khartoum’s Burri district
  • rotests spread to six other cities


Tesla recalls more than 14,000 cars in China over Takata airbags

  • The US giant has already announced the recall of some Model S vehicles as part of a global industry-wide rooting out of parts made by Takata
  • The affected vehicles in China are Model S cars made between February 2014 and December 2016
By AFP ·


Saudi Arabia to face Japan in Asian Cup second round after defeat to Qatar

  • A double from Almoez Ali means Qatar top Group E.
  • Juan Antonio Pizzi's men now face Japan in second round on Monday.
By Arab News ·


Asian Cup Media Committee hits out at BeIN Sports presenter over political comments

  • BeIN Sports presenter denounced for talking about politics during the Iran-Iraq clash.
  • Asian Cup Media Committee call on AFC to take appropriate action to separate politics from sports.
By Arab News ·