Blinken says some of Hamas’ proposed changes to a ceasefire plan in Gaza are workable and some not

Blinken says some of Hamas’ proposed changes to a ceasefire plan in Gaza are workable and some not

  • Without spelling out what changes Hamas sought, he said the mediators — Qatar, Egypt and the US — will keep trying to “close this deal”
  • The ceasefire proposal has global support but has not been fully embraced by Israel or Hamas
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman receives Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Jeddah on Wednesday. (SPA) video

Saudi crown prince meets with Ukrainian president in Jeddah

  • Zelensky arrived in the coastal city earlier on Wednesday and was received by the deputy governor of the Makkah Region
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Saudi Arabia inaugurates self-driving aerial taxi during Hajj

Saudi Arabia inaugurates self-driving aerial taxi during Hajj

  • The electric flying taxi will transport pilgrims across holy sites, facilitate the swift transfer of medical emergencies and supplies, as well as deliver goods
By Arab News ·

Riyadh doctors working remotely save Jordan pilgrim from stroke in Madinah

Riyadh doctors working remotely save Jordan pilgrim from stroke in Madinah

  • The pilgrim, who has a history of chronic illness, was treated at the Madinah General Hospital
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Hamas proposed amendments to Gaza ceasefire plan ‘not significant’, says senior leader

Hamas proposed amendments to Gaza ceasefire plan ‘not significant’, says senior leader

  • Hamas demands it select a list of 100 Palestinians with long term sentences to be released from Israeli jails
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UN refugee agency says record 117 mln people forcibly displaced in 2023

UN refugee agency says record 117 mln people forcibly displaced in 2023

  • UNHCR report stated that there had been a yearly increase in the number of people forcibly displaced over the last 12 years
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Pope Francis to weigh in on ‘ethical’ AI at G7 summit

Pope Francis to weigh in on ‘ethical’ AI at G7 summit

  • While welcoming AI's potential to boost everything from medical research to economic and social wellbeing, Francis also warned of risks including disinformation and interference in elections, and that unequal access could increase social and economic ineq
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Pope Francis to weigh in on ‘ethical’ AI at G7 summit

Pope Francis to weigh in on ‘ethical’ AI at G7 summit

  • While welcoming AI's potential to boost everything from medical research to economic and social wellbeing, Francis also warned of risks including disinformation and interference in elections, and that unequal access could increase social and economic ineq
By AFP ·

Indie band Juniper’s Club find their rhythm in Saudi Arabia

Indie band Juniper’s Club find their rhythm in Saudi Arabia

  • The Bahrain-based indie outfit have built a fanbase in the Kingdom over the past two years and make their Riyadh debut later this month
By Jasmine Bager ·
Tatum, Brown help Celtics hold off huge Dallas rally for 106-99 win, 3-0 lead in NBA Finals

Tatum, Brown help Celtics hold off huge Dallas rally for 106-99 win, 3-0 lead in NBA Finals

  • The Celtics stars are on the brink of joining the litany of big-name predecessors to put a banner above the parquet floor back home
  • The Celtics have led 3-0 in the NBA Finals only once, finishing off the Lakers in a sweep in 1959
By AP ·