Israeli airstrike on Rafah kills 12 Palestinians, Gaza medics say

Israeli airstrike on Rafah kills 12 Palestinians, Gaza medics say

  • Officials say Israeli strike occurred as they tried to recover body of civilian in southern Gaza city
  • Israel says more fighting in central, northern and southern Gaza
  • Head of UNRWA calls for end to Israeli attacks on staff and buildings
By Reuters ·

Saudi foreign minister praises China’s support for Gaza ceasefire efforts

Saudi foreign minister praises China’s support for Gaza ceasefire efforts

  • Prince Faisal reiterated calls for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza and an uninterrupted flow of aid into the enclave
By Arab News ·

Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei hosts Syria’s Assad in Tehran

Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei hosts Syria’s Assad in Tehran

  • Assad and Khamenei said ties were strong
By Reuters ·

Workers apply the “cool pavements” material to the area around the Namirah Mosque in Arafat. (@RGAsaudi)

Road cooling initiative expanded to area around Arafat’s Namirah Mosque

  • 25,000 square meters around Namirah mosque are being covered in a cool pavement material that absorbs less solar radiation than regular materials
By Arab News ·

Child malnutrition at ‘emergency levels’ in Sudan: UN

Child malnutrition at ‘emergency levels’ in Sudan: UN

  • “The lives of Sudan’s children are at stake and urgent action is needed to protect an entire generation from malnutrition, disease and death,” the UNICEF, WHO and WFP said
  • “The ongoing hostilities are worsening the drivers of child malnutrition“
By AFP ·

Israel condemns Slovenia’s Palestinian statehood move

Israel condemns Slovenia’s Palestinian statehood move

  • Foreign Minister Israel Katz said the decision, which requires Slovenian parliamentary approval, rewarded Hamas for murder and rape
By Reuters ·

Meta removes over 500 Israeli social media accounts misleading public on Gaza war

Meta removes over 500 Israeli social media accounts misleading public on Gaza war

  • Tech giant bans STOIC, which is a Tel Aviv-based political-intelligence firm
  • Human Rights Watch accused Meta in December of censoring Palestinian content
By Arab News ·

Meta removes over 500 Israeli social media accounts misleading public on Gaza war

Meta removes over 500 Israeli social media accounts misleading public on Gaza war

  • Tech giant bans STOIC, which is a Tel Aviv-based political-intelligence firm
  • Human Rights Watch accused Meta in December of censoring Palestinian content
By Arab News ·