Myanmar will start drafting 5,000 people a month into the military soon. Some think of fleeing News

CHICAGO: The board of trustees of Bolingbrook, a village in the southwestern suburbs of Chicago, has adopted a resolution calling for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. The mayor of Bolingbrook, which with a population of 73,755 is the 16th-largest population center in Illinois, is Egyptian American Mary Alexander-Basta, who has held the office since August … Read more

Ukrainian military says it sank a Russian landing ship in the Black Sea News

KYIV: Ukraine’s military said Wednesday it used naval drones to sink a Russian landing ship in the Black Sea, a report that has not been confirmed by Russian authorities. The Caesar Kunikov amphibious ship sank near Alupka, a city on the southern edge of the Crimean Peninsula that Moscow annexed in 2014, Ukraine’s General Staff … Read more

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 military says 2 hostages rescued in overnight Gaza operation News

CAIRO: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry left for Slovenia on Sunday to lead his country’s delegation at a meeting of the two nations’ Joint Ministerial Committee for Economic Cooperation. Ahmed Abu Zeid, spokesman for the ministry, said Shoukry would discuss with senior Slovenian officials various matters regarding bilateral relations and ways to enhance them. Shoukry … Read more

Two killed in Jordanian military aircraft crash during training — statement News

World Governments Summit provides ‘exceptional opportunity’ to address today’s challenges: Experts DUBAI: This year’s World Governments Summit will present world leaders and delegates with a unique opportunity to combine efforts and address ongoing challenges amid rising regional tensions, organizers said ahead of the mega-event. The three-day summit, set to kick off in Dubai on Monday, … Read more

SAMI, Kia sign MoU to boost Saudi military vehicle production News

Ali Al-Hazmi was elected to the board of directors of the Saudi Journalists Association on Jan. 28. The Saudi Journalists Association, established in 2003, is a licensed civil society body and serves as an umbrella entity for the nation’s media professionals. Al-Hazmi has extensive experience in electronic journalism, media tracks, Saudi journalism, media technologies, and … Read more

Israeli military says it intercepted surface-to-surface missile fired in area of Red Sea News

GAZA: Tens of thousands of people crammed into a street in Rafah, the southern Gaza city where vast numbers have sought refuge from advancing Israeli ground troops.“These are the worst months of our lives,” said Noha Al-Madhun, who fled from the Beit Lahia area of northern Gaza and was taken in by relatives along with … Read more

Israel military says strikes Syria army targets News

Houthi disruption of Red Sea shipping hurts, not helps, Gaza Palestinians, US diplomat Tim Lenderking tells Arab News DUBAI: The Houthis’ professed attempts to show solidarity with Gaza are not helping but hurting Palestinians in the embattled enclave, Timothy Lenderking, the US special envoy for Yemen, has said. Since the Israel-Hamas war erupted in October … Read more

US military veteran who killed Iraqi civilian is ordered jailed on Capitol riot charges News

How to strike back after deadly drone attack? US has many options, but must weigh consequence WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden has made it clear the US will strike back after a deadly drone attack killed three service members and wounded more than 40 at a small base in Jordan over the weekend. What isn’t yet … Read more

US military strikes two Houthi anti-ship missiles in Yemen News

GAZA/JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON: Intense international mediation efforts are working toward exchanging Israeli hostages for Palestinian prisoners during a proposed month-long ceasefire in Gaza, Reuters reported on Tuesday, as the White House said its envoy was having active discussions on the issue. Qatar, the US and Egypt have held shuttle diplomacy since Dec. 28 and Israel and Hamas … Read more