Update Biden announces US aid air drops in Gaza

Biden announces US aid air drops in Gaza

  • US leader has pushed Israel to reduce civilian casualties and allow aid in
  • Israeli source: Troops opened fire on crowd rushing on aid convoy, believing it ‘posed a threat’
By AFP ·

Calls for probe, ceasefire follow Israeli gunfire near aid convoy

Calls for probe, ceasefire follow Israeli gunfire near aid convoy

  • “The Israeli army must fully investigate how the mass panic and shooting could have happened,” German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock wrote on X
  • European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen, also writing on X, said “every effort must be made to investigate what happened and ensure transparency”
By AFP ·

Update Hardliners leading in Iran’s parliamentary election

Hardliners leading in Iran’s parliamentary election

  • Total voter turnout but may be at lowest since the 1979 Islamic Revolution
  • Under Iranian law, the parliament has a variety of roles, including overseeing the executive branch
By Reuters ·

Saudi academy signs deal with Thai university to promote language cooperation

Saudi academy signs deal with Thai university to promote language cooperation

  • Agreement was signed as part of the Human Capability Initiative Conferenc
By Hebshi Alshammari ·

Palestinian Authority hopes for Gaza ceasefire by Ramadan

Palestinian Authority hopes for Gaza ceasefire by Ramadan

  • Death toll in the Palestinian territory had reached 30,320 after 92 new fatalities were recorded in the previous 24 hours.
By Reuters ·

Malaysian anti-Israel boycott rocks incomes of Western brands

Malaysian anti-Israel boycott rocks incomes of Western brands

  • After five months of boycott, Starbucks Malaysia says that it does not support Israel’s army
  • McDonald’s sues the Malaysian chapter of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement
By Patrick Lee ·

Regional startup activity continues to rise ahead of LEAP24

Regional startup activity continues to rise ahead of LEAP24

  • Regional venture capitals, enterprises gear up for a significant entrepreneurial uplift from March 4 to 7
By Nour El-Shaeri ·

Special Germany’s WIKA opens new plant in Dammam

Germany’s WIKA opens new plant in Dammam

By Jasmine Bager ·

Russian ‘disinformation’ campaign on US immigration woes find way into American voter platforms

Russian ‘disinformation’ campaign on US immigration woes find way into American voter platforms

  • Disinformation is worse on X and TikTok, given their lack of controls, says Logically, a tech company that tracks disinformation campaigns
  • Russia and other disinformation spreaders also use encrypted messaging sites or websites that masquerade as legitimate news outlets
By AP ·

Russian ‘disinformation’ campaign on US immigration woes find way into American voter platforms

Russian ‘disinformation’ campaign on US immigration woes find way into American voter platforms

  • Disinformation is worse on X and TikTok, given their lack of controls, says Logically, a tech company that tracks disinformation campaigns
  • Russia and other disinformation spreaders also use encrypted messaging sites or websites that masquerade as legitimate news outlets
By AP ·