photos Update US President Joe Biden walks to Marine One. (AFP)

Biden says Israel has agreed to stop Gaza attacks for Ramadan as Hamas mulls draft truce proposal

  • Under proposed deal, hospitals and bakeries in Gaza would be repaired, 500 aid trucks would enter into the strip each day
  • Hamas would free 40 Israeli hostages in exchange for 400 Palestinian prisoners
photos By Reuters ·

Saudi source denies reports that commerce minister met Israeli counterpart

Saudi source denies reports that commerce minister met Israeli counterpart

By Arab News ·

Gaza war death toll at 29,878, Hamas-run health ministry says

Gaza war death toll at 29,878, Hamas-run health ministry says

  • Death toll includes at least 96 deaths in the past 24 hours
By AFP ·

Update Two dead in Israeli raids on Baalbek

Two dead in Israeli raids on Baalbek

By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

Special Yanbu festival honors King Salman, breaks world record

Yanbu festival honors King Salman, breaks world record

  • In honor of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, the record-breaking floral arrangement read ‘Salman’ made from 19,464 roses
  • Saudi calligrapher Hani Mehalawi: ‘I am delighted to be part of this work and set this new world record which honors our beloved king’
By SALEH FAREED ·

Egypt warns of ‘catastrophic repercussions’ if Israeli attacks Rafah

Egypt warns of ‘catastrophic repercussions’ if Israeli attacks Rafah

  • Israel has said a truce with Hamas would delay, not prevent, a ground invasion of Rafah
  • “The world is witnessing the most heinous crimes and violations against the Palestinian people,” Shoukry said
By AFP ·

France teacher faces ‘terror’ charges over religious chants

France teacher faces ‘terror’ charges over religious chants

  • The man was indicted on February 16 over alleged “terrorist criminal conspiracy with a view to committing crimes against people”
  • The songs were found on his “personal digital equipment”
By AFP ·

Berlin mayor decries ‘antisemitism’ over Berlinale speeches on Palestine solidarity

Berlin mayor decries ‘antisemitism’ over Berlinale speeches on Palestine solidarity

  • Politically charged edition of film festival saw many artists, including many of Jewish heritage, expressing solidarity with Palestine
  • Mayor Kai Wegner called promotion of ‘antisemitism’ during festival an ‘intolerable relativization’
  • Israeli Yuval Abraham, co-director of winning documentary ‘No Other Land,’ said he received death threats after speech
By Arab News ·

Berlin mayor decries ‘antisemitism’ over Berlinale speeches on Palestine solidarity

Berlin mayor decries ‘antisemitism’ over Berlinale speeches on Palestine solidarity

  • Politically charged edition of film festival saw many artists, including many of Jewish heritage, expressing solidarity with Palestine
  • Mayor Kai Wegner called promotion of ‘antisemitism’ during festival an ‘intolerable relativization’
  • Israeli Yuval Abraham, co-director of winning documentary ‘No Other Land,’ said he received death threats after speech
By Arab News ·