• Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Israel says initial assessment is Iran behind explosion on Israeli-owned ship

    Israeli defense minister Benny Gantz said on Saturday his “initial assessment” was that Iran was responsible for an explosion on an Israeli-owned ship in the Gulf of Oman. Iran is looking to hit Israeli infrastructure and Israeli citizens,” Gantz told the public broadcaster Kan. The location of the ship in relative close proximity to Iran raises the notion, the assessment, that it is the Iranians.

  • Sport
    Al Arabiya English

    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends Formula E race in Diriyah

    Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is attending the final race Formula E's seventh season double-header event in Saudi Arabia’s Diriyah on Saturday. Attendees in the crowd can be heard shouting well wishes to the Crown Prince, who recently left hospital following a successful operation to treat appendicitis. Saudi Arabia is currently hosting Formula E’s first ever night races with a double-header in Diriyah on the outskirts of the capital Riyadh.

  • News
    Egypt Independent

    Biden: Strikes in Syria sent warning to Iran to 'be careful'

    President Joe Biden said Friday that Iran should view his decision to authorize US airstrikes in Syria as a warning that it can expect consequences for its support of militia groups that threaten US interests or personnel. You can’t act with impunity. Be careful,” Biden said when a reporter asked what message he had intended to send with the airstrikes, which the Pentagon said destroyed several buildings in eastern Syria but were not intended to eradicate the militia groups that used them to fac...

  • Entertainment
    Egypt Independent

    Lady Gaga's dog walker shot, French bulldogs stolen in LA

    Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot and two of the singer’s French bulldogs were stolen in Hollywood during an armed robbery, police said. The singer is offering a $500,000 reward. The dog walker was shot once Wednesday night and is expected to survive his injuries, according to Los Angeles Police Capt. Jonathan Tippett, commanding officer of the department’s elite Robbery-Homicide Division.

  • Health
    Arabian Business

    Dubai extends tougher Covid restrictions to start of Ramadan in mid-April

    Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management on Friday announced that coronavirus precautionary measures introduced earlier this month will be extended until the start of Ramadan in mid-April. The decision is based on an evaluation of the evolving Covid-19 situation, data showing the effectiveness of intensified safety measures and the recommendations of frontline authorities, it said in a statement.

  • Health
    Al Arabiya English

    UAE experiences one-day spike in new COVID-19 cases

    The United Arab Emirates recorded 3,498 new coronavirus cases, 2,478 recoveries and 16 deaths within the last 24 hours, the country’s Ministry of Health reported on Friday. According to the country’s National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority, the number of currently active COVID-19 cases rose to 6,425. The increase in COVID-related deaths brings the country’s death toll to 1,198.

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    UAE, Kuwait support Saudi Arabia's response to US report on murder of Khashoggi

    Kuwait supports the statements made by Saudi Arabia on the United States’ intel report pertaining to the Kingdom’s leadership regarding the murder of the late Jamal Khashoggi, the Kuwaiti foreign ministry said on Saturday. The United Arab Emirates also supports Saudi Arabia’s position on the US intelligence report on the killing of Khashoggi, the Emirates News Agency reported on Saturday.