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 ·

The Jeddah Jungle is home to about 1,000 species of wild creatures, as well as 200 species of rare birds. (Supplied) photos

Jeddah Jungle takes visitors on ultimate safari experience

  • Guests discover wildlife firsthand, including wild cats and other exotic animals
By DEEMA AL-KHUDAIR ·

One killed in Sudan anti-coup protests: medics

One killed in Sudan anti-coup protests: medics

  • The killed protester died after "taking a bullet to the chest" during rallies in Khartoum
  • The latest death brings to 97 the toll from a crackdown on anti-coup protests
By AFP ·

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 ·

’Triangle of Sadness’ wins Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Fest

’Triangle of Sadness’ wins Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Fest

  • The festival also named Korean star Song Kang Ho best actor for his performance in Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s film “Broker”
  • Best actress went to Zar Amir Ebrahimi for her performance as a journalist in Ali Abbasi’s “Holy Spider”
By AP ·
A fan is held by a police officer and a steward inside the stadium by the turnstiles as the match is delayed. (Reuters)

Champions League final kicks off late after crowd issues

  • Angry Liverpool fans held in the lines were seen hanging onto railings and heard shouting: “Let us in. We’ve got tickets”
  • There were many instances of fans breaking through security and attempting to get into the stadium
By Arab News ·