French navy downs two drones over Red Sea News

PARIS: The French navy has shot down two drones over the Red Sea where Yemen’s Houthi militants have been attacking ships, the defense ministry in Paris said Tuesday. The navy, which has two frigates deployed in the area, detected “multiple drone attacks originating in Yemen” overnight Monday to Tuesday, before destroying two of the unmanned … Read more

Houthi attack severely damages Belize-flagged ship in key strait leading to Red Sea News

DUBAI: A missile attack by Yemen’s Houthis that damaged a Belize-flagged ship traveling through the Bab el-Mandeb Strait that connects the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden has forced the crew to abandon the vessel, authorities said Monday. Another ship reportedly came twice under attack in the Gulf of Aden. The Iran-backed Houthis also … Read more

Arab designers shine on the BAFTA’s red carpet in London News

DUBAI: British Turkish fashion designer Erdem Moralioglu showed off his latest collection at London Fashion Week in front of a star-studded crowd on Saturday, while Bahraini label Noon By Noor unveiled an offering titled “Winter Solstice.” Designers Shaikha Noor Rashid Al-Khalifa and Shaikha Haya Mohamed Al-Khalifa of Noon By Noor unveiled their Fall Winter 2024 … Read more

Store chains urge action to halt Houthi attacks in Red Sea News

BEIRUT: Six Hezbollah and Amal Movement members were killed in an Israeli shelling early Friday morning in southern Lebanon. Israeli warplanes raided the towns of Qantara, Deir Seryan and the vicinity of Wadi Saluki. The raid on a house in Qantara killed three Amal Movement members: Ali Hassan Issa from the town of Jibchit, Mohammed … Read more

EU to launch mission to protect Red Sea shipping Monday News

BRUSSELS: EU foreign ministers will meet Monday in Brussels to formally launch a naval mission to help protect international shipping in the Red Sea against attacks from Yemen’s Houthis, officials said. The Houthis, who control much of war-torn Yemen, have been attacking the vital shipping lane since November in a campaign they say is in … Read more

Russia and China clash with US and UK at UN over attacks on Yemen rebels for strikes on Red Sea ships News

WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday rebuked Israel for demolishing the home of a Palestinian activist in east Jerusalem, saying its ally was damaging its own standing.The unusually forceful US condemnation of Israeli actions came hours after Fakhri Abu Diab, a campaigner against demolitions, said that dozens of Israeli personnel tore down his home of … Read more

Tiger Woods unveils Sun Day Red, a new apparel brand with TaylorMade. Here’s what it means News

LOS ANGELES: Tiger Woods in a red shirt on Sunday has become as recognizable as a Masters champion in a green jacket. Only it’s no longer about a Sunday red shirt for Woods. It’s about a brand. Five weeks after Woods and Nike announced their relationship had ended after 27 years, the 48-year-old Woods said … Read more

Djibouti committed to working with Saudi Arabia on Red Sea maritime security, fighting terrorism: president News

RIYADH: The inaugural Space Debris Conference, themed “Towards Securing the Future of the Global Space Economy,” kicked off in Riyadh on Sunday. In attendance was Abdullah Al-Swaha, minister of communications and information technology and chairman of the Saudi Space Agency, and Mohammed bin Saud Al-Tamimi, CEO of the Saudi Space Agency. The two-day conference brought together … Read more

US foils Houthi Red Sea drone boat, missile strikes News

AL-MUKALLA: The US Central Command said on Sunday that its forces had destroyed two remotely controlled explosive-laden boats of the Houthis and their three anti-ship cruise missiles in Yemen’s western province of Hodeidah. This came as the Yemeni militia greatly reduced its Red Sea strikes during the previous 96 hours. 

Houthi negotiator says Red Sea attacks won’t deter Yemeni peace, praises Saudi ‘brothers’ News

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is hosting the third edition of LEAP — the Kingdom’s premier tech-focused conference and exhibition — under the theme “New Worlds,” at the Riyadh Exhibition and Convention Center, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The event, which takes place from March 4-7, is being organized by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, … Read more