Houthis fire two missiles at ship in Bab Al-Mandeb early Tuesday: US military News

RIYADH: Yemen’s Houthi rebels have fired two missiles at a ship in the Bab Al-Mandeb strait, the US military said early on Tuesday. The MV Star Iris, a Greek-owned, Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel transiting the Red Sea carrying corn from Brazil, suffered minor damage but the crew were not hurt, according to US Central Command.

Israeli protesters demand return of hostages, early elections News

LONDON: Tensions among Israel’s leadership were recently brought to the fore when the Israel Defense Forces announced they were moving ahead with a probe into intelligence and security failures ahead of the Hamas attack on Oct. 7. The decision marked a significant departure from the previously unified position of Israel’s political and military elites, which … Read more

An Israeli preemptive strike against Hezbollah was averted early in the Gaza war, top official says News

Siege is a ‘silent killer’ as Gazans face ‘debilitating’ struggle to survive, says UN agency chief  NEW YORK CITY: The head of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East on Thursday called for an urgent humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, to provide some relief for the population there and clear … Read more

‘Too early to say’ as Egypt sweat on Salah injury in Africa Cup of Nations News

ABIDJAN: Egypt coach Rui Vitoria said it was “too early to say” whether Mohamed Salah would play again at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations after he sustained an injury in Thursday’s 2-2 draw with Ghana. The Liverpool striker went off late in the first half of the Group B game in Abidjan after appearing to clutch … Read more

US Congress votes to avert a shutdown and keep the government funded into early March News

UNICEF representative at Davos urges private sector to adopt child-centered approach DAVOS: Carla Haddad Mardini, director of UNICEF’s private fundraising and partnerships division, has highlighted the importance of integrating “a child-sensitive lens” in all aspects of the private sector’s work. In an interview with Arab News at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Haddad Mardini … Read more