Libyan airline executive held in migrant smuggling case

TRIPOLI: A Libyan airline’s commercial director has been arrested in an investigation into flying illegal migrants who intended to enter the United States to Nicaragua, the attorney general’s office said. The case concerns flights organized by private airline Ghadames Air, the office said in a statement published overnight Sunday-Monday. It said the airline flew “hundreds … Read more

Madinah governor receives deputy minister of energy

MADINAH: Madinah Gov. Prince Salman bin Sultan received in Madinah on Monday the Deputy Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Mudaifer. Issues related to the industrial and mining sector at regional level were discussed, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The ministry’s role in creating a lucrative investment environment in the Madinah region was … Read more

Israeli strikes across Gaza kill at least 17, Palestinian health officials say

CAIRO/GAZA: Israeli forces battled Hamas-led fighters in several parts of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, and Palestinian health officials said at least 17 people were killed in Israeli bombardments of southern and central areas. The Palestinian Islamist militant group Hamas has accused Israel of stepping up attacks in Gaza to try to derail efforts by … Read more

Who’s Who: Riham El-Gizy, CEO of Voluntary Carbon Market

Riham El-Gizy is the CEO of Voluntary Carbon Market, a Saudi company which is the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa region. In the company’s first 18 months, El-Gizy led the world’s largest-ever voluntary carbon market auction in Riyadh in 2022, before setting a new record at a second auction … Read more

US voices concern to Israeli officials after Gaza strikes

UN’s Gaza chief says scenes after Al-Mawasi attack among ‘most horrific’ of past 9 months NEW YORK CITY: The director of the main UN agency operating in Gaza painted a harrowing picture on Monday of the dire humanitarian situation there, which he said has become even more desperate following an Israeli strike two days ago … Read more

Saudi Arabia’s Qassim region conducts major flood drill

MADINAH: The central Madinah Date Market is witnessing an uptick in activity as the fruit’s harvesting season in Saudi Arabia continues apace. The harvesting of date palms begins in the first quarter of June every year across 29,000 farms in the region. The market is characterized by the variety of types of fresh dates on … Read more

UN official says worst scenes of Gaza war witnessed at Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Younis

LONDON: Indonesia announced on Monday that it will increase its funding to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees to $1.2 million. The announcement was made by Indonesian Ambassador to the UN Arrmanatha Nasir during a UN pledging conference in New York on Friday. Starting this year, Indonesia will raise its annual contribution … Read more

KSrelief continues medical projects in Jordan and Somalia

JEDDAH: Meet Rakan Kurdi, a Saudi artist who was born with spinal muscular atrophy and is determined to navigate life, and explore art, on his own terms. Kurdi’s journey with paints and brushes began at a young age when he joined the Children with Disability Association, a specialized school for people with disabilities in Jeddah. … Read more

Vessel reports being attacked off Yemen, UKMTO and Ambrey say

A merchant vessel reported it had been attacked early on Monday by three small craft in the Red Sea about 70 nautical miles southwest of Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah, Britain’s maritime agency and security firm Ambrey said. An unmanned small craft collided with the vessel twice and two manned small craft fired at it, … Read more

Saudi ambassador presents credentials to Egypt’s president

JEDDAH: Meet Rakan Kurdi, a Saudi artist who was born with spinal muscular atrophy and is determined to navigate life, and explore art, on his own terms. Kurdi’s journey with paints and brushes began at a young age when he joined the Children with Disability Association, a specialized school for people with disabilities in Jeddah. … Read more