Update People mourn the death of Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in a helicopter crash.

Iranians pay last respects to President Ebrahim Raisi

  • Mourners set off from a central square in the northwestern city of Tabriz
  • Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declares five days of national mourning
By AFP ·

Update Saudi crown prince reassures nation about king’s health during Cabinet meeting

Saudi crown prince reassures nation about king’s health during Cabinet meeting

  • King Salman is undergoing treatment for lung inflammation
  • The crown prince also briefed the council on the outcomes of the Arab League Summit
By Arab News ·

Syrian first lady Asma Assad has leukemia, presidency says

Syrian first lady Asma Assad has leukemia, presidency says

  • Statement stated that Asma would undergo a special treatment protocol that would require her to isolate
By Reuters ·

The Soudah Development company plans to rehabilitate about 200 heritage sites within the Soudah Peaks project area.

Preservation of heritage and nature top priority for Soudah Peaks project, says head developer

  • Project prioritizes sustainable environmental practices and protection of natural landscapes, cultural heritage and region’s unique architecture, says Daniel McBrearty
  • The project aims to establish a luxurious mountain tourism destination at an altitude of 3,015m above sea level in the Asir region of southwestern Saudi Arabia
By Arab News ·

UNRWA says food distribution in Rafah suspended due to insecurity

UNRWA says food distribution in Rafah suspended due to insecurity

  • Food distribution in Rafah suspended due to lack of supplies and insecurity
By Reuters ·

Gunmen kill around 40 people in attack in northcentral Nigeria: official

Gunmen kill around 40 people in attack in northcentral Nigeria: official

  • Armed men invaded Zurak community, shooting sporadically and torching houses
  • Local youth leader Shafi’i Sambo also said at least 42 people had been killed in the raid
By AFP ·

Special Saudi Arabia to reveal new innovative tourism strategy in 2024: top official

Saudi Arabia to reveal new innovative tourism strategy in 2024: top official

By Reina Takla - Nadin Hassan ·

Saudi Arabia closes May sukuk issuance at $860m 

Saudi Arabia closes May sukuk issuance at $860m 

By Arab News ·

Special SAFE unveils expansion plans to transform aviation security: CEO

SAFE unveils expansion plans to transform aviation security: CEO

By Reina Takla - Miguel Hadchity ·

Israeli officials seize AP equipment and take down live shot of northern Gaza, citing new media law

Israeli officials seize AP equipment and take down live shot of northern Gaza, citing new media law

  • Authorities accuse AP of providing images to Al Jazeera
  • The seizure followed a verbal order Thursday to cease the live transmission, which the news organization refused to do
By AP ·

Israeli officials seize AP equipment and take down live shot of northern Gaza, citing new media law

Israeli officials seize AP equipment and take down live shot of northern Gaza, citing new media law

  • Authorities accuse AP of providing images to Al Jazeera
  • The seizure followed a verbal order Thursday to cease the live transmission, which the news organization refused to do
By AP ·

Germany’s Kroos to retire from football after Euro 2024

Germany’s Kroos to retire from football after Euro 2024

  • “My career as an active footballer will end this summer after the Euro championship,” Kroos said on Instagram
  • Real said Kroos “will go down in Real Madrid history as one of our club and international football’s greatest legends”
By AFP ·