Iran says forces seize two Greek tankers, Athens protests ‘piracy’

Iran says forces seize two Greek tankers, Athens protests ‘piracy’

  • Iran’s Revolutionary Guard accused the tankers of unspecified violations
  • Greece’s Foreign Ministry said Iranian authorities ‘violently took over’ the two ships in an ‘act of piracy’
By Agencies ·

US sanctions Iran’s Quds Force, Hezbollah

US sanctions Iran’s Quds Force, Hezbollah

  • The US would continue to strictly enforce sanctions on Iran’s illicit oil trade
  • Ruwan Al-Rejoleh, a MENA expert and consultant based in Washington, called the sanctions an “important step”
By Maria Botros ·

‘Asking for oil is simply wrong’: White House press secretary

‘Asking for oil is simply wrong’: White House press secretary

  • Two senior US officials visited Saudi Arabia for talks this week
By Arab News ·

Titan from Japanese anime ‘Attack on Titan’ behind mountains of Al-Shafa road, Taif. (Supplied) photos

Saudi digital artist merges famous figures with KSA’s landscapes

  • One of his preferred locations is Jeddah’s historical quarter, but the graphic designer said that he can let his imagination run wild in any location he explores
By DEEMA AL-KHUDAIR ·

Turkey is keen to up the ante against its NATO allies in order to show its commitment to counterterrorism efforts. (AFP)

Turkey captures the new leader of Daesh in Istanbul raid

  • Ankara aligning with Western security priorities to remind NATO allies of common terror threats, analyst tells Arab News
By MENEKSE TOKYAY ·

Ukraine: Russian advances could force retreat in part of east

Ukraine: Russian advances could force retreat in part of east

  • A withdrawal could bring Russian President Vladimir Putin closer to his goal of capturing eastern Ukraine’s Luhansk and Donetsk regions in full
By Reuters ·

Dur Hospitality plans to open Rixos Jeddah Resort by 2023

Dur Hospitality plans to open Rixos Jeddah Resort by 2023

By Widad Taleb & Dana Alomar ·

Hilton to open 59 more hotels in Saudi Arabia in the next 10 years

Hilton to open 59 more hotels in Saudi Arabia in the next 10 years

By Widad Taleb and Dana Alomar ·

John Northen Executive director — head of hotels  and resorts at RCU

AlUla attracts 250,000 visitors over the last 12 months

By Fahad Abuljadayel and Widad Taleb ·

Johnny Depp lawyer urges jury to give him his ‘life back’

Johnny Depp lawyer urges jury to give him his ‘life back’

  • "What is at stake in this trial is a man's good name," Camille Vasquez, an attorney for the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star said
  • Lawyers for the two sides are making their closing arguments following six weeks of blistering mutual accusations of domestic violence
By AFP ·
Butler, Heat drag Celtics to Game 7 in Miami

Butler, Heat drag Celtics to Game 7 in Miami

  • Butler’s 47 points were the seventh-most in NBA history for a player facing elimination
By AP ·