Israeli military intelligence chief resigns over failure to prevent Oct. 7 attack

Israeli military intelligence chief resigns over failure to prevent Oct. 7 attack

  • Aharon Haliva becomes the first senior Israeli figure to step down over Hamas’ attack
By AP ·

Update Israel fails to provide evidence for allegations against UNRWA staff so far, Colonna report finds

Israel fails to provide evidence for allegations against UNRWA staff so far, Colonna report finds

  • The report said Israel had yet to provide evidence for its claim that a significant number of UNRWA staff were members of Hamas, Islamic Jihad
By Arab News ·

 Iranian president arrives in Pakistan for three-day visit

Iranian president arrives in Pakistan for three-day visit

  • Ebrahim Raisi arrives in Islamabad with high-level delegation and “large” team of businesspersons, says foreign office
  • Raisi’s visit to Pakistan takes place amid surging Middle East tensions following Israel’s airstrikes against Iran last week
By SAIMA SHABBIR ·

Saudi Arabia slashes cinema license fees, ticket prices set to drop

Saudi Arabia slashes cinema license fees, ticket prices set to drop

  • Saudi Film Commission is encouraging cinema operators to offer discounts and promotions to attract more moviegoers
  • Initiative aims to increase the number of cinema halls, make Saudi films more accessible, and encourage more people to visit cinemas across the Kingdom
By Arab News ·

Saudi Arabia arrests 6 in drug bust

Saudi Arabia arrests 6 in drug bust

By Arab News ·

Philippines, US forces to take military drills into disputed South China Sea video

Philippines, US forces to take military drills into disputed South China Sea

  • More than 16,000 Filipino, American soldiers are involved in the annual exercises this year
  • Beijing, Philippines have overlapping claims in the resource-rich South China Sea
By Ellie Aben ·

Terry Anderson, US journalist held hostage nearly 7 years in Lebanon, dead at 76

Terry Anderson, US journalist held hostage nearly 7 years in Lebanon, dead at 76

  • Former AP correspondent was abuducted by pro-Iran Shiite Muslim group as part of “continuing operations against Americans”
By Reuters ·

Terry Anderson, US journalist held hostage nearly 7 years in Lebanon, dead at 76

Terry Anderson, US journalist held hostage nearly 7 years in Lebanon, dead at 76

  • Former AP correspondent was abuducted by pro-Iran Shiite Muslim group as part of “continuing operations against Americans”
By Reuters ·

‘I have nothing to hide,’ says motorsport boss Mohammed Ben Sulayem

‘I have nothing to hide,’ says motorsport boss Mohammed Ben Sulayem

  • The UAE national, a former rally driver, was also cleared by the FIA ethics committee of influencing the results of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix last year
  • The reasons why FIA president would have wanted to prevent the Las Vegas race from taking place have never been explained
By AFP ·