Update Israel blames Iran for attack on ship off Oman, seeks harsh response

Israel blames Iran for attack on ship off Oman, seeks harsh response

  • Zodiac said on its website that the attack in the Arabian Sea on the Mercer Street was still being investigated
  • The UKMTO said the vessel was about 280 km northeast of the Omani port of Duqm when it was attacked
By Reuters ·

Update Arab coalition thwarts Houthi drone attack on Saudi commercial ship

Arab coalition thwarts Houthi drone attack on Saudi commercial ship

  • The Iran-backed Houthi militia continues to threaten global shipping lines, the coalition said
By Arab News ·

Update Saudi FM reiterates Kingdom’s support for Tunisia’s security and stability

Saudi FM reiterates Kingdom’s support for Tunisia’s security and stability

  • FM's comments come after he met with President Kais Saied at the Presidential Palace in Carthage
  • President named new interior minister Thursday in first major appointment since he seized executive powers
By Arab News ·

Mountains typically offer stargazers clear skies in an environment free of clouds, light pollution and dust, and with its different terrains and huge size. (SPA) photos

Saudi Arabia’s diverse topography attracts stargazers amid summer vibes

  • Its mountains, valleys, plains, deserts are perfect escape for people trying to avoid bright city lights to observe night sky
  • Stargazing offers an obvious opportunity for the Kingdom to further diversify its tourism offering as it seeks to boost non-oil industries in line with Vision 2030
By MOHAMMED AL-KINANI ·

Libyan security officers stand on a truck during the re-opening of the cross road across the frozen frontline between east and west in Libya. (Reuters/File Photo)

UN hails reopening of Libya coastal road as historical achievement

  • Road linking the country’s long-divided east and west reopens after the UN demanded the safe passage of civilians and goods
  • Highway had been closed since April 2019 when eastern commander Khalifa Hifter launched a military campaign to capture Tripoli 
By Ephrem Kossaify ·

Bangladeshi garment factories plead for vaccines as lockdown delays deliveries to Europe

Bangladeshi garment factories plead for vaccines as lockdown delays deliveries to Europe

  • Clothing manufacturers export nearly 40 percent of their annual output during July and August, as the West prepares for winter collections
  • Authorities in the country ordered all business activity to shut down between July 23 and Aug. 5 in an attempt to halt a surge in COVID-19 cases
By SHEHAB SUMON ·

UAE to build waste-to-energy plants to burn two thirds of trash

UAE to build waste-to-energy plants to burn two thirds of trash

  • Dubai is building a $1.1 billion waste-to-energy plant
  • Sharjah, Abu Dhabi also constructing facilities
By Arab News ·

Economy and Planning Minister Faisal Al-Ibrahim (L), Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Salman (C) and Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan at the 4IR forum. (Screenshots)

Saudi Arabia to use 4IR to transform energy sector, fight climate change

By Frank Kane and Jana Salloum and Ryana Alqubali and Ameera Abid ·

SRMG’s chairman of the board of directors, Abdulrahman Ibrahim Al-Ruwaita, received the delegation. (Supplied)

SRMG hosts US delegation, discusses media issues

  • The meeting included an introduction about SRMG’s work, its new identity and future plans, and the leading role it plays in the Arab media
By Arab News ·

SRMG’s chairman of the board of directors, Abdulrahman Ibrahim Al-Ruwaita, received the delegation. (Supplied)

SRMG hosts US delegation, discusses media issues

  • The meeting included an introduction about SRMG’s work, its new identity and future plans, and the leading role it plays in the Arab media
By Arab News ·