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Yemeni army blocks Hodeidah-Sanaa road after taking control of airport

  • Yemeni army said it has blocked the road linking Hodeidah to the capital Sanaa.
  • The Saudi-led coalition entered the main compound of Yemen’s Hodeidah airport earlier.
By Arab News ·


Iran’s President Rouhani clashes with General Soleimani over Revolutionary guards funding: Reports

  • Iran spends millions annually to fund militias in Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen.
  • US Ambassador Haley: Iran spends over $6 billion annually to keep the Assad regime in Syria afloat
By Arab News ·


Lebanon to review move to let Iranians in without passport stamps: Source

  • IRNA news agency said some Iranians who had traveled to Lebanon had faced difficulty obtaining European visas.
By Reuters ·

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KSA intercepts Houthi missile over Khamis Mushayt

  • The missile was intercepted at 5:43 p.m over the city of Khamis Mushayt
By Arab News ·


Rescuers hunt for victims of ferry disaster on Indonesian supervolcano lake

  • The scenic lake, with an area of about 1,145 square km (450 square miles), has an island in the middle where tourists visit, from which ferries run back and forth
  • Ferry accidents are common in Indonesia, a vast archipelago, especially during the Islamic holiday of Eid Al-Fitr
By Reuters ·


OPEC oil ministers gather to discuss production increase

  • Analysts expect the group to discuss an increase in production of about 1 million barrels a day
  • The officials were arriving in Vienna ahead of the official meeting Friday
By Reuters ·

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Saudi Arabia ‘has a case’ in complaint over World Cup ‘politicization’ by Qatar’s BeIN

  • Broadcast of political messages in coverage forbidden, analyst confirms.
  • Saudi football federation urges FIFA to sanction the Doha-owned channel.


Start-up of the Week: The app that restores work-life balance

  • MRSOOL helps consumers to transport goods from any store to their door
  • Since 2017 MRSOOL has had more than 80,000 couriers across the Kingdom, potentially earning the couriers an average SR 10,000 ($2,700) within two months.