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Saudis shoot down Houthi drones amid mounting Yemen toll

17 July, 2019

The Saudi air force says that three Houthi drones were shot down over southern Saudi Arabia, as a human rights group issues new casualty figures from Saudi airstrikes in Yemen

Missile seized in Italy 'was sold in 1994': Qatar

16 July, 2019

Qatar's foreign ministry spokeswoman confirmed a missile once owned by the Qatari army and seized by police in Italy was sold to a third country in 1994.

UAE among major powers urging end to Libya fighting

16 July, 2019

The United States, France, Britain and Italy joined Egypt and the United Arab Emirates in voicing 'deep concern' over the violence around the capital Tripoli.

Portugal suspends visas to Iranians over 'security concerns'

16 July, 2019

Portugal's foreign minister said visas to Iranian citizens have been suspended over 'security concerns'.

Open for Business: Riyadh ends mandatory prayer-time closures

16 July, 2019

The move, announced on Tuesday, permits stores and restaurants to remain open all day in exchange for a fee, the state Saudi Press Agency reported.

Saudis in orbit: Riyadh to send astronaut into space

16 July, 2019

Saudi Arabia could soon send an astronaut into orbit aboard a Russian rocket as part of the Gulf state's fledgeling space programme.

WATCH: Algerian football fan violently wields chainsaw in Paris

16 July, 2019

The clip shows a man waving a chainsaw into the air while going around in circles during street celebrations of Algeria getting through to the African Cup of Nations final.

Authorities in Japan arrest Egyptian man over 'attempted rape'

16 July, 2019

The 40-year-old, identified as Osama Shawqi Zaki Abu-Fatouh, attacked a woman in her twenties just after midnight on June 28 in Tokyo's Nerima Ward.

Murder of Moroccan expat sparks outrage in Saudi Arabia

16 July, 2019

The murder of a Moroccan expat who worked as a personal trainer at an exclusive sports club in Riyadh has sparked outrage in Saudi Arabia.

Palestinian refugees protest crackdown on 'illegal workers' in Lebanon

16 July, 2019

Palestinian refugees have denounced a campaign by Lebanon's labour ministry to crack down on illegal foreign workers in the country.

US suspects Iran seized 'missing' UAE oil tanker

16 July, 2019

Tracking data shows the UAE-based oil tanker was traveling through the Strait of Hormuz and drifted off into Iranian waters before stopping transmitting its location over two days ago.

US House approves punitive measures against Saudi Arabia

16 July, 2019

US legislators passed two measures to clamp down on Saudi Arabia's gross human rights abuses, including a bill to slap sanctions on those who ordered or carried out Khashoggi's murder.

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