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Mohamed Salah named Premier League’s best player of the year at PFA awards


LONDON: Mohamed Salah was crowned the Premier League’s Players’ Player of the Year on Sunday, with his incredible 41-goal debut season at Liverpool beating out strong competition from Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne.

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to UK offers condolences over Umrah crash


JEDDAH: The Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the UK offered his condolences on Sunday to the families of four people killed when a coach taking a group of Umrah pilgrims from Makkah to Madinah collided with a fuel tanker near the village of Al…

Saudi Arabia downs Houthi missile fired across border


RIYADH: Saudi air defenses on Sunday intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militia at the Kingdom’s southern border city of Najran, which set a farm ablaze, state media said.

Ministry: Gaza Palestinian dies from Israeli gunfire wounds


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Bucks edge Celtics to level NBA series, Spurs down Warriors


WASHINGTON: Greek star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, including the decisive tip-in with five seconds remaining, to give the Milwaukee Bucks a 104-102 NBA playoff victory Sunday over Boston.


4 dead in Waffle House shooting in southern US state; suspect sought


NASHVILLE, US: A nearly naked gunman wearing only a green jacket and brandishing an assault rifle stormed a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville early Sunday, shooting four people to death before a customer rushed him and wrestled the…


Kuwait arrests 2 Filipinos accused of helping runaway maids


KUWAIT CITY: Kuwaiti police arrested two Filipinos for allegedly convincing housemaids to run away from their employers’ homes as the Philippines’ ambassador faced questions for comments about his embassy’s work in aiding abused workers,…


Tour operators and hotel groups sign up to Saudi tourism growth project


DUBAI: From diving in the Red Sea to sand-skating in the desert, from Jazan’s Fifa Mountains to the archaeological wonders of Al-Ula, it has been impossible not to be wowed by all that Saudi Arabia has to offer on the opening day of this…

11 migrants dead, 263 rescued off Libya coast


TRIPOLI, Libya: At least eleven migrants died at sea and another 263 were rescued on Sunday in two separate operations off the coast of Libya, the country’s navy said.

24 dead in Nicaragua after days of clashes between security forces and protesters


MANAGUA, Nicaragua: Days of clashes between protesters and security forces in Nicaragua have killed at least 24 people, a rights group said Sunday, as looting also gripped parts of the Central American country.


King Salman, crown prince thank interior minister for lowering crime


JEDDAH: King Salman has thanked Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud for the security services’ work in bringing down the crime rate in the past year, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Britain, Saudi Arabia target $90bn trade, investment opportunities


RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and Great Britain have set out a new vision of their bilateral relationship, with an ambitious target of achieving $90 billion in trade and investment opportunities in the coming years, said Simon Collis, British…

Vox Cinemas wins second license to operate movie theaters in KSA


JEDDAH: Vox Cinemas, a subsidiary of Majid Al-Futtaim Group, won the second license to operate cinemas in the Kingdom.


Trump’s travel ban faces US Supreme Court showdown


WASHINGTON: The first big showdown at the US Supreme Court over President Donald Trump’s immigration policies is set for Wednesday when the justices hear a challenge to the lawfulness of his travel ban targeting people from several Muslim…


Trio of favorites to vie for Iraq’s premiership


BAGHDAD: An incumbent prime minister, his ousted predecessor and a paramilitary chief instrumental in defeating the Daesh group are the three favorites vying for Iraq’s premiership. Since Sunni dictator Saddam Hussein was toppled in the US…


Chelsea face Manchester United in FA Cup final as Olivier Giroud sinks Southampton


London: Chelsea booked an FA Cup final showdown with Manchester United as Olivier Giroud tormented Southampton again with a sublime strike in Sunday’s 2-0 win at Wembley.


Gulf companies challenged by debt and rising interest rates


There has been an uptick in recent months in heavily-borrowed companies in the Gulf seeking to restructure their debts with lenders. Although the pressure on companies is not comparable to levels witnessed in the region following the 2008…


Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge wins men’s race at London Marathon, Mo Farah third


London: Eliud Kipchoge stormed to his third London Marathon title on Sunday to complete an impressive Kenyan double after Vivian Cheruiyot dominated the women's race in warm conditions.


UAE civil aviation authority says Qatari fighter jets intercepted civilian plane Sunday


DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates said on Sunday that Qatari fighter planes had intercepted a civilian aircraft carrying 86 passengers aboard a flight bound for Bahrain, UAE state news agency WAM reported.

Yemeni National Resistance takes control of Houthi military sites in Mokha and Barah


DUBAI: The Yemeni National Resistance and Arab coalition forces took control of military sites from the Iran-backed Houthi militias on Sunday, UAE state-news agency WAM reported.

Sunday, Apr 22

Iran threatens to ‘vigorously’ resume enrichment if US quits nuclear deal


NEW YORK: Iran is ready to “vigorously” resume nuclear enrichment if the United States ditches the 2015 nuclear deal, and further “drastic measures” are being considered in response to a US exit, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad…

Yemeni vice president: Arab coalition foiled Iran’s project to overthrow Yemen


DUBAI: Yemeni Vice President Lt. Gen Ali Mohsen Saleh said on Sunday that the Arab coalition foiled Iran’s attempts to overthrow his country, Saudi state-news agency Al-Ekhbariya reported.

KSA will be one of the very best countries for tourism, says Prince Sultan


JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia will be one of the most attractive countries for tourism because of its location, its unique tourist and historic elements and its hospitable and welcoming people, said Prince Sultan bin Salman.

Muslim World League, Vatican boost religious ties


JEDDAH: Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), and Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interfaith Dialogue at the Vatican, have signed a cooperation agreement…

Saturday, Apr 21

Saudi Arabia enforces new law after unauthorized drone shot down in restricted area


RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry said on Sunday that drone-flying enthusiasts must obtain permission to fly the devices until regulations were finalized.

Lebanese Red Cross worker killed in south Yemen shooting


Sanaa: A Lebanese Red Cross employee was gunned down in his car in war-torn Yemen's southern city of Taez on Saturday, the ICRC announced.

Yemen Red Cross: More dying from indirect effects of war


UNITED NATIONS: The outgoing head of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Yemen says he believes more people are dying now from indirect effects of the conflict.

North Korea's Kim promises no more nuclear or missile tests


SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he would halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches, in a Saturday announcement welcomed by US President Donald Trump ahead of a much-anticipated summit between the two men.

Friday, Apr 20

US, UK must support Kurds in Syria: British politicians


LONDON: The Kurds of northern Syria face an “exponential threat” from Turkey while Western allies in the fight against Daesh remain “silent,” Lloyd Russell-Moyle, a member of Parliament for the UK opposition Labor Party, told Arab News.

Saudi Arabia’s air defense intercepts Houthi ballistic missile fired towards Jazan


Saudi air defense forces managed to intercept a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militias from Yemen headed in the direction of Saudi Arabia’s border province of Jazan on Friday.

Four Palestinians shot dead by Israeli forces in Gaza Strip: ministry


Gaza City: Four Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli forces in the northern Gaza Strip on Friday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said, as demonstrations entered their fourth week along the Gaza-Israel border.

Russia: US strikes remove moral hurdles for S-300 missiles for Assad, Russian FM says


MOSCOW: US military strikes on Syria last week removed any moral obligation Russia had to withhold S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems from its ally Syrian President Bashar Assad, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday,…

Thursday, Apr 19

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry: 4 officers dead, 4 injured in shooting incident in Asir province


RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry said that four police officers were martyred during an attack on a police check point in Asir province, in the southwest of the Kingdom. The police reported that four more officers were injured in…

AMC Cinemas and Noon team-up to sell tickets for historic ‘Black Panther’ showing


Riyadh: With the return of cinema to Saudi Arabia just one day away, AMC Cinemas has announced a partnership with Noon.com to sell tickets online for initial screenings of “Black Panther,” the Marvel Studios production of the immensely…

Divided UN council heads to Sweden for farmhouse retreat


United Nations, United States: After a week of bitter acrimony over Syria, UN Security Council ambassadors are heading to a farmhouse in southern Sweden for a retreat to try to break the deadlock over how to end the war.

Quake hits near Iran nuclear power plant


TEHRAN: A moderately strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake Thursday hit Iran's southern region of Bushehr, home to the country's only nuclear power plant, without causing casualties or damage, media reported.

Wednesday, Apr 18

Lights, camera, action: Gala heralds rebirth of Saudi cinema


RIYADH: It was a night to remember: Cinema returned to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday with the first major movie screening in 35 years in a spectacular new theater in King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia to show ‘Black Panther’ to mark cinema opening


RIYADH: Saudi Arabia held a private screening Wednesday of the Hollywood blockbuster “Black Panther” to herald the launch of movie theaters in the kingdom that are expected to open to the public as early as next month.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman meets Vatican official to confront violence and extremism


JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received at his office at Al-Yamamah palace in Riyadh on Wednesday the Chairman of the Pontifical Council for Interfaith Dialogue at the Vatican, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, and his accompanying…

Saudi Arabia wins seat at UN commission on women


JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has been granted a place on the Executive Council of the UN Commission on the Status of Women.