Turkiye retaliates at home, abroad after troops killed in Iraq News

DEIR AL-BALAH: At least 70 people were killed in Gaza in one of the deadliest strikes of the war, health officials said Sunday, while the number of Israeli soldiers killed in combat over the weekend rose to 15.Associated Press journalists at a nearby hospital watched frantic Palestinians carry the dead, including a baby, and wounded … Read more

Gaza suffering puts a damper on Christmas mood in Jordan  News

AMMAN: The suffering and destruction caused by the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza have put a damper on the Christmas holiday spirit in Jordan. In the Christian-majority towns of Fuheis and Huson, the normally festive Christmas atmosphere is conspicuously absent from the streets, churches and markets. In solidarity with Gaza, the Jordan Council of Churches announced … Read more

Saudi project clears 826 Houthi mines in Yemen in a week News

RIYADH: Project Masam, a Saudi initiative to clear land mines in Yemen, in the third week of December dismantled 826 mines planted by the Iran-backed Houthi militia. Overseen by the Saudi aid agency KSrelief, the project’s special teams destroyed 681 pieces of unexploded ordnance, 116 anti-tank mines, nine anti-personnel mines, and 20 other explosive devices. … Read more

Billionaire Ratcliffe wants struggling Man United back at the top of English and European soccer News

Festive period marks first anniversary of Cristiano Ronaldo kickstarting Saudi football revolution Exactly one year ago, Cristiano Ronaldo would have spent Christmas Day pondering a decision that would end up shaking the world of football to its foundation. On Christmas Eve, 2022, the Portuguese legend tweeted a family photo — with partner Georgina Rodriguez and … Read more

FIFA threatens to suspend Brazil over confederation president’s removal by court News

Festive period marks first anniversary of Cristiano Ronaldo kickstarting Saudi football revolution Exactly one year ago, Cristiano Ronaldo would have spent Christmas Day pondering a decision that would end up shaking the world of football to its foundation. On Christmas Eve, 2022, the Portuguese legend tweeted a family photo — with partner Georgina Rodriguez and … Read more

Closing Bell: Saudi main index gains 69 points to close at 11,690

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s private sector’s contribution to the country’s real gross domestic product increased 3.4 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2023, official data showed. The General Authority of Statistics revealed commercial enterprise added SR322.08 billion ($85.86 billion) to the Kingdom’s output in the three months to the end of September — a 45 … Read more

US-Canada military center ‘tracks’ Santa for 68th year News

KARACHI: Abdul Wahid drops a round mixture of minced meat, maize flour, and spices into a pot sizzling with hot ghee in front of him. A couple of minutes pass before his assistant flips the finished kebabs onto a plate while a waiter attends to eager customers lining up for their takeout orders at a … Read more

Sailing milestone: A half-century of starts for a competitor in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race News

JEDDAH: As the countdown to the biggest rally event of the year continues, Saudi driver Dania Akeel feels excited and eager to take on the challenge of the Dakar Rally 2024 for the third time in her racing career. The 45th edition of the Dakar Rally will be held Jan. 5-19 in Saudi Arabia. Akeel … Read more

Saudi Arabia’s crude exports hit 4 month high; direct burn slows

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s private sector’s contribution to the country’s real gross domestic product increased 3.4 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2023, official data showed. The General Authority of Statistics revealed commercial enterprise added SR322.08 billion ($85.86 billion) to the Kingdom’s output in the three months to the end of September — a 45 … Read more