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    Egypt slams Houthi attack on two Saudi airports

    Egypt strongly condemns the two drone attacks by Houthis in Yemen that targeted airports in southwestern Saudi Arabia with an Egyptian Foreign Ministry statement on Sunday calling the attacks “wanton aggression.” Last Update: Sunday, 16 June 2019 KSA 13:54 - GMT 10:54

  • Arabian Business

    White nightclub in Jeddah shuts down on opening night

    The opening of an alcohol-free Saudi nightclub was halted on Thursday as authorities claimed it violated legal proceedings. White nightclub, which operates as a licensed venue in Dubai and Beirut, was scheduled to open a pop-up 'halal' branch in Jeddah, but was shut down by authorities ahead of the arrival of its headline act, American singer-songwriter Ne-Yo. The brand is one of several operated by Dubai-based Addmind Hospitality Group, which runs venues including Indie restaurant and lounge, Italian kitchen Matto, rooftop lounge Iris, Drai's beach club and many more. Its CEO Tony Habre told Arabian Business in April that White would open in Saudi Arabia as a “high-end café”. However, the Saudi

  • Arab News

    Royal Saudi and US air forces carry out exercise over Arabian Gulf

    RIYADH: Royal Saudi Air Force aircraft and F-15C Eagle fighter jets belonging to the US Air Force flew in formation over the Arabian Gulf Sunday, supported by both Saudi and US air-to-air refueling aircraft. The aim of the exercise was to continue to strengthen military relations between the two countries. US officials have recently said that there has been a surge in intelligence pointing to Iranian preparations for attacks against US forces and interests in the Gulf region. In response to those intelligence warnings, the US on May 5 announced it was accelerating the deployment of the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier battle group to the Gulf region. It also sent four nuclear-capable B-52

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    Ex-Tehran mayor to face trial over wife's killing

    Former Tehran mayor and prominent reformist Mohammad Ali Najafi will stand trial next month on charges of murdering his wife, the government-run Iran newspaper said Sunday. Najafi, 67, turned himself in and confessed to shooting his second wife Mitra Ostad on May 28 at their home in northern Tehran, according to Iranian media. “On July 1, the first trial session of Mohammad Ali Najafi, former Tehran mayor, will be held at Tehran's Criminal Court,” the Iran daily reported.

  • Egypt Independent

    Wife of former Nissan boss Ghosn urges Trump to help her husband

    LONDON (Reuters) - The wife of former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn urged US President Donald Trump to raise her husband's case with Japan's prime minister at a summit of world leaders later this month. “I'd like President Trump to speak to Prime Minister Abe about fair conditions, fair trial conditions and to let me speak to my husband and also to respect this presumption of innocence until proven guilty,” Beirut-born Carole Ghosn, who has a US passport, told the BBC. Shinzo Abe is due to host other leaders of the Group of 20 economies in the Japanese city of Osaka on June 28-29. Ghosn, who holds French, Lebanese and Brazilian citizenship, is facing financial misconduct charges and has

  • CNN

    Brazil lifts visa requirement for citizens of four countries

    (CNN) - If watching a game at Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã stadium has been on your bucket list since the 2014 FIFA World Cup, you can now do so without adding a trip to the consulate as part of your itinerary. Travelers with a valid passport will be able to explore Brazil for up to 90 days, with the possibility of extending their stay to up to 180 days (though expect a visit to the Federal Police to get the extension approved). Brazil is known for the bright colors of its flag, landscapes and cities. In a joint news statement released on March 19 by President Donald Trump and President Bolsonaro, the duo announced that along with lifting the requirement, "the Presidents agreed to take the steps

  • Arabian Business

    Tanker damaged in attack arrives at Sharjah anchorage

    A Japanese tanker, attacked in the Gulf in an incident that sparked a new standoff between Washington and Tehran, "arrived safely" Sunday at an anchorage off the UAE, its management said. The Kokuka Courageous was carrying highly flammable methanol through the Gulf of Oman on Thursday when it and the Norwegian-operated Front Altair were rocked by explosions. The US and Saudi Arabia have accused Iran of responsibility. "Kokuka Courageous has arrived safely at the designated anchorage at Sharjah", an emirate neighbouring Dubai, the vessel's Singapore-based BSM Ship Management said in a statement Sunday. The crew, who remained on board, were "safe and well", it said, adding that a damage assessment