Israeli forces advance in southern Gaza, tanks in Rafah

Israeli forces advance in southern Gaza, tanks in Rafah

  • Fighting in recent days has centered around the eastern towns of Bani Suaila, Al-Zanna, and Al-Karara
  • Diplomatic efforts by Arab mediators to conclude a ceasefire deal seem to be on hold
By Reuters ·

Jordan’s House of Representatives was dissolved on Thursday by royal decree. (@Parliament_Jo)

Jordanian House of Representatives dissolved by royal decree ahead of elections

  • The IEC has set Sept. 10 as the date for parliamentary elections
By Arab News ·

Iran condemns US for welcoming Israeli PM Netanyahu

Iran condemns US for welcoming Israeli PM Netanyahu

  • ‘The American government and Congress are welcoming this executioner with applause,’ says Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani in a post on X
By AFP ·

Djibouti’s Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed receives Saudi Deputy Foreign Minister Waleed Al-Khuraiji on Thursday. (SPA)

Djibouti PM receives Saudi deputy foreign minister

  • During the meeting with Mohamed, Al-Khuraiji reviewed relations between Djibouti and Saudi Arabia
  • Topics of common interest were also discussed
By Arab News ·

The vessel, M/T St. Nikolas, was laden with 1 million barrels of Iraqi crude oil destined for Turkiye when it was seized. (File)

Iran releases cargo of oil tanker St. Nikolas, shipping source says

  • The cargo was transferred onto the Turkiye-flagged tanker T. Semahat earlier this week via a ship-to-ship transfer near Iran’s Larak Island
  • Iran seized the tanker in January in retaliation for the confiscation last year of the same vessel and its oil by the US
By Reuters ·

Saudi airline flynas to buy 160 Airbus planes

Saudi airline flynas to buy 160 Airbus planes

  • Deal includes order of 30 wide-body A330neo aircraft and 130 narrow-body A320 family aircraft
  • Head of flynas, Bander Al-Mohanna, said agreement ‘reinforces our determination to establish flynas as a leading global low-cost carrier’
By Arab News ·

Murdoch engaged in legal battle with children over succession, NYT reports

Murdoch engaged in legal battle with children over succession, NYT reports

  • Murdoch is trying to expand Lachlan Murdoch’s voting power in the Murdoch Family Trust to secure a majority and ensure that he cannot be challenged by the siblings, says report
By Reuters ·

Murdoch engaged in legal battle with children over succession, NYT reports

Murdoch engaged in legal battle with children over succession, NYT reports

  • Murdoch is trying to expand Lachlan Murdoch’s voting power in the Murdoch Family Trust to secure a majority and ensure that he cannot be challenged by the siblings, says report
By Reuters ·