• Al Jazeera

    Houthi drone attack 'hits arms depot' at Saudi airport in Najran

    Yemen's Houthi rebels said they launched a bomb-laden drone into Saudi Arabia targeting an airport with a military base - an attack acknowledged by the kingdom. It was not clear if there were any injuries or what the extent of damage was. The Houthis' Almasirah satellite news channel said early on Tuesday the attack hit the airport in Najran with a Qasef-2K drone, striking an "arms depot". Najran, 840km southwest of Riyadh, lies on the Saudi-Yemen border and has repeatedly been targeted by the Houthis. A statement earlier on the state-run Saudi Press Agency quoted Saudi-led coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki as saying the Houthis "had tried to target" a civilian site in Najran, without

  • Arabian Business

    UAE's aviation regulator denies rumoured plane crash near Dubai airport

    The United Arab Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has denied rumours of a plane crash today near Dubai International Airport, which have been circulating on social media. The GCAA said it is the only legitimate source of information for aviation-related happenings in the UAE, and warned the public against sharing false news. “The General Civil Aviation Authority has dismissed as untrue the news circulating in the social media about a plane crash in Dubai today. The GCAA affirms that it is the sole authenticated source of information related to aviation sector in the UAE,” it said in a statement on Twitter. A former RAF Wing Commander, David Phillips was named among those who died

  • Emirates24|7

    Scarlett Johannson and Colin Jost are engaged

    Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost are engaged. The 'Avengers: Endgame' star and 'Saturday Night Live' comedy writer first started in dating in 2017, and now Scarlett, 34, and Colin, 36, are officially set to take their relationship to the next level. Scarlett's publicist Marcel Pariseau confirmed the couple's engagement news to Entertainment Weekly. The pair have been living together for some time now and insider revealed in February that they were already discussing wedding plans. A source said at the time: "Scarlett loves Colin too, and they are in it for the long haul. They have talked about marriage and are fully committed to each other. He is beyond doting to her and loves showing her off

  • Al Jazeera

    Iran FM: US playing 'dangerous game' in Gulf showdown

    Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warned the United States is "playing a dangerous game" by boosting its military might in the Gulf as the fiery rhetoric between Washington and Tehran continues. Zarif criticised the US move to deploy an aircraft carrier strike group and bomber task force earlier this month in response to an unspecified threat, cautioning that "having all these military assets in a small area is in of itself prone to accidents". "Extreme prudence is required and the United States is playing a very, very dangerous game," he told CNN in an interview broadcast on Tuesday. Friction between Tehran and Washington has steadily ratcheted up this month, a year after US President Donald

  • Arab News

    Saudi air defenses shoot down missiles 'heading for Makkah and Jeddah'

    JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia's air defense forces shot down two ballistic missiles that Al-Arabiya reported were heading towards Jeddah and Makkah. The forces "monitored air targets flying over restricted areas in Jeddah and Taif province, and were dealt with accordingly,"  Arab coalition spokesman Turki Al-Maliki said. Al-Arabiya said the missiles were heading toward Jeddah and Makkah, according to eyewitnesses. The report said the missiles were shot down near Taif, just 50 kilometers from Makkah. Bahrain strongly condemned the firing of the missiles, blaming Houthi militants in Yemen. The Houthis have fired dozens of missiles at targets in Saudi Arabia, including the capital Riyadh. In 2016 and 2017

  • Arabian Business

    UAE jewellery shops cut prices as gold drops, US dollar strengthens

    Now is the right time for customers to buy gold in the UAE, as jewellery shops across the emirates have cut prices in line with falling gold rates and a strengthening US dollar amid concerns surrounding Europe's parliamentary elections. UAE jewellery stores and souks posted an approximately AED2.50 per gram price drop on Monday, with 24-karat gold selling at a 1.6% price drop from AED157 per gram last May 20 to AED154.50. Rates of 22-karat gold also fell by the same margin to AED145.25, while 21K and 18K dropped to AED138.50 and AED118.75, respectively. The decline in prices could be short-lived, however, as analysts predicted the precious metal will rise again this week to $1,298 an ounce due

  • CNN

    World's biggest cave is even bigger than we thought

    Last month, a trio of British divers -- the same divers who aided in the rescue of the trapped soccer team in Thailand in 2018 -- ventured to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, in the jungle-filled Quang Binh Province of central Vietnam, to explore the cave's waterways. During the groundbreaking dive, they discovered a new underwater tunnel that connects Son Doong (meaning "Mountain River Cave") with another enormous cave called Hang Thung. Son Doong currently measures a total of 38.5 million cubic meters (about 1.35 billion cubic feet). When it's officially connected with Thung Cave, it will add an additional 1.6 million cubic meters in volume. Diving in Son Doong British divers Jason Mallinson,