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 ·

Yemeni parties conclude initial round of discussions to reopen key roads

Yemeni parties conclude initial round of discussions to reopen key roads

  • The discussions began on Wednesday, and are part of the UN-brokered truce that came into effect on April 2
  • Taiz governor said a military operation would break the siege of Taiz if talks did not lead to reopening roads
By Saeed Al-Batati ·

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 ·

People walk past closed or half-open shops in the popular market of the Burj Hammoud neighbourhood of Lebanon's capital Beirut.

Lebanon markets keep an eye on serious measures to rein in dollar

  • Parliament speaker focused on renewing his term while Lebanon races against ‘big collapse,’ national bloc says
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

A San Francisco police officer steps out of the mobile command unit in Union Square on May 24, 2022 in San Francisco, California

Egyptian minister’s son faces murder charges over US double homicide

  • Ramy Hani Mounir Fahim, 26, eligible for death penalty over alleged killing of two men, officials say
  • Egypt Immigration and Expatriate Affairs Minister Nabila Makram issues statement, saying that her family is in ‘severe distress’
By RAY HANANIA ·

Egyptian business leader brands UK-Egypt relations ‘best they’ve ever been’ video

Egyptian business leader brands UK-Egypt relations ‘best they’ve ever been’

  • A high-level Egyptian government and business delegation visited Britain to attract foreign investment
  • Acting Minister of Health and Population Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said ‘Egypt is now well prepared for foreign investment’
By SARAH GLUBB ·

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 ·