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 ·

Vangelis, the Greek ‘Chariots of Fire’ composer, dies at 79

Vangelis, the Greek ‘Chariots of Fire’ composer, dies at 79

  • Greek media reported that Vangelis — born Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou — died in a French hospital late Tuesday
  • “Vangelis Papathanassiou is no longer among us,” Mitsotakis tweeted
By AP ·
Al-Fayha shock Al-Hilal in King’s Cup final to claim first-ever major trophy

Al-Fayha shock Al-Hilal in King’s Cup final to claim first-ever major trophy

  • The underdogs took the Saudi and Asian champions to extra time after holding them to a 1-1 draw in normal time, before winning 3-1 on penalties
By John Duerden ·