Houthi pirates accused of attempting to hijack racing yacht in Red Sea

Houthi pirates accused of attempting to hijack racing yacht in Red Sea

  • The attackers, armed with rocket-propelled grenades, were repelled by the yacht's security force
  • Lakota, owned by French yachtsman arget is one of sailing world’s most famous boats
By Saeed Al-Batati ·

US defense secretary says he shares Saudi concerns over Iran’s destabilizing activities in region

US defense secretary says he shares Saudi concerns over Iran’s destabilizing activities in region

  • Austin: “The US is committed to our strong partnership with Saudi Arabia”
  • He welcomed the Kingdom’s constructive efforts in advancing the current truce in Yemen
By Arab News ·

Special Turkey’s opposition to NATO’s Nordic enlargement fuels row ahead of June summit

Turkey’s opposition to NATO’s Nordic enlargement fuels row ahead of June summit

  • Ankara accuses Finland and Sweden of harboring terror groups
  • Erdogan’s personal concern is staying in power ahead of looming elections in 2023 amid a troubled economy, analyst tells Arab News
By MENEKSE TOKYAY ·

Saudi, Belgian artists showcase women-centric artworks

Saudi, Belgian artists showcase women-centric artworks

  • Skna Hassan’s artwork is colorful while Andrea Hulsbosch’s is mysterious with dark colors
By Rahaf Jambi ·

Sudan arrests Communist Party figures as thousands protest coup

Sudan arrests Communist Party figures as thousands protest coup

  • Thousands of protesters took to the streets, mainly in Khartoum but also elsewhere, to again call for civilian rule in the latest rally against the October coup
By AFP ·

Special Crisis-hit Sri Lanka runs out of fuel

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka runs out of fuel

  • Island nation defaults on foreign debt after missing Wednesday repayment deadline
  • Budget deficit soars to $6.8bn, or 13 percent of national GDP, as financial woes worsen
By Roel Raymond ·

1955 Mercedes sells for EUR135 million, world’s most expensive car: RM Sotheby’s

1955 Mercedes sells for EUR135 million, world’s most expensive car: RM Sotheby’s

  • RM Sotheby’s said the proceeds from the auction will fund environmental science and decarbonization research
By AFP ·
’We called her Roger Federer’: How Ons Jabeur made her mark in Tunisia

’We called her Roger Federer’: How Ons Jabeur made her mark in Tunisia

  • Jabeur, who hopes to win a maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open which starts in Paris on Sunday, started playing on courts belonging to local hotels
  • She has gone on to rise to sixth place in the global Women’s Tennis Association’s women’s singles rankings — the first Arab woman ever to reach the world top 10
By AFP ·