Update Houthi missile strike kills 5 civilians, wounds 23 in Yemen’s Marib

Houthi missile strike kills 5 civilians, wounds 23 in Yemen’s Marib

  • Shelling happens as militia suffers defeats in Marib, Taiz
  • Coalition airstrikes killed nearly 200 Houthis on Marib, Al-Bayda, and Taiz
By Arab News ·

Saudi Arabia to celebrate Founding Day on Feb. 22 every year, says decree

Saudi Arabia to celebrate Founding Day on Feb. 22 every year, says decree

  • Holiday to recognize foundation of First Saudi State in 1727 by Imam Mohammed ibn Saud
By NOOR NUGALI ·

According to the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, more than 45,000 civilians have been displaced by the clashes that followed and retaliatory airstrikes from the US-led global coalition in support of the SDF. (Reuters/File Photo)

Two years of stalemate show a military solution in Syria is an illusion, says UN envoy

  • Geir Pedersen also told the Security Council that the humanitarian tragedy in the country is “only deepening,” with 14 million people now in need of aid to survive a harsh winter
  • America’s ambassador said her country is frustrated with the stalled efforts of the Syrian Constitutional Committee and the ‘unwillingness’ of the Assad regime to make progress
By Ephrem Kossaify ·

US must urge wary banks to help save Afghan lives: aid group

US must urge wary banks to help save Afghan lives: aid group

  • The United Nations and aid groups are struggling to get enough money into Afghanistan to fund operations in a country where millions are suffering extreme hunger and the economy
By Reuters ·

Apple’s holiday iPhone sales surge despite supply shortages

Apple’s holiday iPhone sales surge despite supply shortages

  • Apple to report iPhone sales of $71.6 billion for the October-December period
By AP ·

Al Arabiya crew caught in a Daesh ambush in Al-Hasakah

Al Arabiya crew caught in a Daesh ambush in Al-Hasakah

  • “We have been caught in crossfire, Al Arabiya crew has been caught in crossfire after Daesh fighters moved in the vicinity of the prison.”
By Arab News ·

Al Arabiya crew caught in a Daesh ambush in Al-Hasakah

Al Arabiya crew caught in a Daesh ambush in Al-Hasakah

  • “We have been caught in crossfire, Al Arabiya crew has been caught in crossfire after Daesh fighters moved in the vicinity of the prison.”
By Arab News ·

Special Cairo International Book Fair kicks off with Greece guest of honor 

Cairo International Book Fair kicks off with Greece guest of honor 

  • Greece is the guest of honor via a rich cultural program that includes discussion of publications and translated works on the ancient Greek and Egyptian civilizations
  • Saudi Arabia is participating via 39 publishing houses and in the fair’s cultural and artistic activities
By Mohammed Abu Zaid ·
Aston Villa add Arsenal’s Chambers to January splurge

Aston Villa add Arsenal’s Chambers to January splurge

  • The 27-year-old joins Philippe Coutinho, Lucas Digne, Robin Olsen and Kerr Smith at Villa Park
  • Chambers made 122 appearances for Arsenal after joining from Southampton in 2014
By AFP ·