Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress in the chamber of the House of Representatives at US Capitol

In Congress speech, Netanyahu defends war in Gaza and denounces protesters

  • Netanyahu’s speech quickly took on a darker tone as he defended his country but also derided those protesting the war
  • He called protesters “useful idiots” for Israel’s adversaries
By Reuters ·

Displaced Palestinians, who fled their houses due to Israeli strikes, take shelter, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

Israel carries out new raids in Gaza

  • Latest Israeli attacks destroyed homes in towns east of Khan Younis in southern Gaza and thousands of people were forced to head west to seek shelter, residents said
By Reuters ·

Special Diplomats in Lebanon assess magnitude of damages in the south

Diplomats in Lebanon assess magnitude of damages in the south

  • Foreign Affairs Committee met with ambassadors from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Britain, and Canada to present the results of the ongoing Israeli attacks on southern Lebanon
  • Hezbollah released a new video recorded by the Hudhud drone within Israel, showcasing footage from inside the Ramat David Air Base
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

US Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) sails in formation with the FS Forbin (D 620).

US destroys 3 Houthi missile launchers in Yemen

By Saeed Al-Batati ·

Saudi Arabia’s coastal reforestation program on track 

Saudi Arabia’s coastal reforestation program on track 

  • Some 13 million mangrove seedlings had been planted so far since the launch of the ambitious coastal forest cover program a year ago
  • The program aims to plant 100 million mangrove trees along the Kingdom's Red Sea and Arabian Gulf coasts by 2030
By Arab News ·

Special Diplomats in Lebanon assess magnitude of damages in the south

Diplomats in Lebanon assess magnitude of damages in the south

  • Foreign Affairs Committee met with ambassadors from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Britain, and Canada to present the results of the ongoing Israeli attacks on southern Lebanon
  • Hezbollah released a new video recorded by the Hudhud drone within Israel, showcasing footage from inside the Ramat David Air Base
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

Israel’s national anthem loudly jeered before Olympic soccer match against Mali

Israel’s national anthem loudly jeered before Olympic soccer match against Mali

  • The game began with a massive security presence outside the stadium amid an increasingly strained international climate that has Paris’ safety efforts squarely in the spotlight
By AP ·

Global media watchdogs, human rights groups call on Biden to pressure Netanyahu regarding rising journalist deaths in Gaza

Global media watchdogs, human rights groups call on Biden to pressure Netanyahu regarding rising journalist deaths in Gaza

  • CPJ CEO Jodie Ginsberg: Nine months into the war in Gaza, journalists … continue to pay an astonishing toll
  • Ginsberg: More than 100 journalists have been killed. An unprecedented number of journalists and media workers have been arrested, often without charge
By Arab News ·

Global media watchdogs, human rights groups call on Biden to pressure Netanyahu regarding rising journalist deaths in Gaza

Global media watchdogs, human rights groups call on Biden to pressure Netanyahu regarding rising journalist deaths in Gaza

  • CPJ CEO Jodie Ginsberg: Nine months into the war in Gaza, journalists … continue to pay an astonishing toll
  • Ginsberg: More than 100 journalists have been killed. An unprecedented number of journalists and media workers have been arrested, often without charge
By Arab News ·

Egypt and Dominican Republic grind out goalless draw in their Paris Olympics opener

Egypt and Dominican Republic grind out goalless draw in their Paris Olympics opener

  • Peter Gonzalez has the ball in the net for the Dominicans in the 13th minute but referee disallows it for a foul on Egyptian defender Hossam Abdelmajeed
  • Egypt are competing in the Olympics football contest for the 13th time, the most of any African nation, while the Dominican Republic are making their debut
By Arab News ·