Qatar’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani in Doha on April 17, 2024. (AFP)

Qatar re-evaluating its role as mediator in Gaza ceasefire talks

  • Sheikh Mohammed underscored on Wednesday that the role of mediator has limits: “(Mediators) cannot provide things that the parties themselves refrain from (offering)”
  • Qatari PM said talks on Gaza ceasefire and a release of hostages were at a “delicate phase”
By Reuters ·

Special Hezbollah’s attack on Israeli military command center injures 14

Hezbollah’s attack on Israeli military command center injures 14

  • Iran-backed group takes confrontations to new level, directly targets soldiers
  • Hezbollah said operation was a ‘response to the killing of several resistance fighters in Ain Baal and Shehabiya in southern Lebanon’
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

After the deluge: Dubai struggles to get its head above water

After the deluge: Dubai struggles to get its head above water

  • Flight chaos at airport
  • Weather chiefs deny cloud seeding
By Arab News ·

Saudi Shoura Council speaker holds meetings during official trip to Jordan

Saudi Shoura Council speaker holds meetings during official trip to Jordan

  • Gatherings attended by several officials from the 2 sides
By Arab News ·

Kings of Jordan, Bahrain discuss Arab cooperation on regional issues

Kings of Jordan, Bahrain discuss Arab cooperation on regional issues

  • The meeting highlighted the importance of the upcoming Arab League Summit
By Arab News ·

Italy PM Meloni visits Tunisia for migration talks

Italy PM Meloni visits Tunisia for migration talks

  • Tunisia is a major transit point for thousands of sub-Saharan migrants hoping to reach Europe every year
By AFP ·

Special Arab League, OIC Islamic Broadcasting Union sign media protocol

Arab League, OIC Islamic Broadcasting Union sign media protocol

  • Protocol encompasses various areas of collaboration, and focuses on training and capacity building in media and journalism
  • Ambassador Ahmed Rashid Khattabi expressed optimism that the collaboration will contribute to promoting values of tolerance and moderation
By Gobran Mohamed ·

Special Arab League, OIC Islamic Broadcasting Union sign media protocol

Arab League, OIC Islamic Broadcasting Union sign media protocol

  • Protocol encompasses various areas of collaboration, and focuses on training and capacity building in media and journalism
  • Ambassador Ahmed Rashid Khattabi expressed optimism that the collaboration will contribute to promoting values of tolerance and moderation
By Gobran Mohamed ·

The fourth Gulf Cinema Festival in Riyadh is taking place this week. (Huda Bashatah)

Gulf Cinema Festival celebrates region’s rising stars

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  • ‘We learn from each other,’ Omani director Muzna Almusafer says
  • Success of industry ‘enhances Kingdom’s soft power on global stage,’ Saudi director Musab Alamri says
By Sulafa Alkhunaizi ·
World Endurance Championship camel race begins May 4 in Al-Ula

World Endurance Championship camel race begins May 4 in Al-Ula

  • Championship includes a 16 km race split into two 8 km stages, with a 30-minute break in between
  • Inaugural event has a prize pool of more than SR2 million ($533,000) up for grabs
By Arab News ·