Saudi defense minister holds talks with UN envoy to Yemen and Iranian military chief

RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday released a joint statement on the visit of President of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to the Kingdom and the shared areas the two countries aim to enhance cooperation in. On Tuesday, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received Lula at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. The … Read more

Israel-linked tanker seized off Yemen: US official

DUBAI: Despite donations to assist the people of embattled Gaza, there is a need for “more sustained humanitarian access” to Palestinians in need, according to Clare Dalton, head of delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in the UAE. Appearing on the Arab News current-affairs show “Frankly Speaking,” shortly before a four-day humanitarian … Read more

17 Filipinos among Galaxy Leader crew held by Houthis in Yemen

GAZA/TEL AVIV: Israel’s government and Hamas agreed on Wednesday to a four-day pause in fighting to allow the release of 50 hostages held in Gaza in exchange for 150 Palestinians imprisoned in Israel, and the entry of humanitarian aid into the besieged enclave. Officials from Qatar, which has been mediating secret negotiations, as well as … Read more