Hamas, other Palestinian groups stress ‘unity’ in Moscow

Hamas, other Palestinian groups stress ‘unity’ in Moscow

  • Meeting in Moscow brought together Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Fatah and other Palestinian groups
  • Discussions in recent years about integrating Hamas into the PLO have ended in failure
By AFP ·

Calls for probe, ceasefire follow Israeli gunfire near aid convoy

Calls for probe, ceasefire follow Israeli gunfire near aid convoy

  • “The Israeli army must fully investigate how the mass panic and shooting could have happened,” German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock wrote on X
  • European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen, also writing on X, said “every effort must be made to investigate what happened and ensure transparency”
By AFP ·

Update Iran hard-liners set to tighten grip in election amid voter apathy

Iran hard-liners set to tighten grip in election amid voter apathy

  • Some 15,000 candidates are vying for a seat in the 290-member parliament
  • Terms run for four years, and five seats are reserved for Iran’s religious minorities
By Reuters ·

Jeddah Al-Balad’s new heritage hotels offer glimpse into bygone era

Jeddah Al-Balad’s new heritage hotels offer glimpse into bygone era

  • Launched by the Historic District Program, the restored houses fuse region’s rich history with contemporary comforts
By Nada Hameed ·

Ambassadors urge Lebanon to elect president who can articulate national interests

Ambassadors urge Lebanon to elect president who can articulate national interests

  • UNIFIL highlights ‘necessity of freedom of logistical movement’ to implement UN resolution
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

UK PM Sunak warns ‘democracy a target’ in major extremism speech

UK PM Sunak warns ‘democracy a target’ in major extremism speech

  • PM: ‘In recent weeks and months, we have seen a shocking increase in extremist disruption and criminality’
By AFP ·

Update Saudi Aramco completes acquisition of 100% equity stake in Chile’s Esmax

Saudi Aramco completes acquisition of 100% equity stake in Chile’s Esmax

  • Transaction, first announced in September 2023, represents Aramco’s first downstream retail investment in South America
By Arab News ·

Gaza conflict sends ripples through MENA soft power landscape

Gaza conflict sends ripples through MENA soft power landscape

  • Saudi Arabia rose to 18th place in this year’s Brand Finance ranking, while Israel’s perception declined, possibly due to the ongoing conflict
  • This year’s survey encompassed all UN member states, assessing nations’ presence, reputation, and global impact
By GABRIELE MALVISI ·

Gaza conflict sends ripples through MENA soft power landscape

Gaza conflict sends ripples through MENA soft power landscape

  • Saudi Arabia rose to 18th place in this year’s Brand Finance ranking, while Israel’s perception declined, possibly due to the ongoing conflict
  • This year’s survey encompassed all UN member states, assessing nations’ presence, reputation, and global impact
By GABRIELE MALVISI ·

Brazil’s Foz do Iguacu, Jordan’s Petra become sister cities

Brazil’s Foz do Iguacu, Jordan’s Petra become sister cities

  • This year is 65th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries
  • Mayor: Brazil seeks to ‘strengthen commercial, cultural, friendship relations’ with Arab states
By Bruna Garcia ·
Verstappen’s Bahrain pole delivers relief to Red Bull and Horner

Verstappen’s Bahrain pole delivers relief to Red Bull and Horner

  • Verstappen clocked a fastest lap of one minute and 29.179 seconds to beat Leclerc by 0.228 seconds in the final seconds of the session
  • “It was a lot of fun,” said Verstappen
By AFP ·