Hamas awaiting new truce proposal from mediators’ talks with Israel

Hamas awaiting new truce proposal from mediators’ talks with Israel

  • Mediators ramp up efforts to secure a ceasefire in Gaza, in the hope of heading off an Israeli assault on Rafah
By Reuters - AFP ·

UN agency for Palestinian refugees at ‘breaking point’: chief

UN agency for Palestinian refugees at ‘breaking point’: chief

  • UNRWA has been accused by Israel of serving as a tool of the Hamas militant group
  • UNRWA’s Philippe Lazzarini: Israel has not provided evidence against its 12 former workers
By AFP ·

Update Day 5 at ICJ hearing: Oman says Israel must immediately end occupation of Palestinian territory

Day 5 at ICJ hearing: Oman says Israel must immediately end occupation of Palestinian territory

  • Qatar envoy: While all eyes are on Gaza, the situation in the West Bank is deteriorating
By Arab News ·

Special From sand dunes to melting glaciers, Saudi Arabia’s Princess Abeer shares lessons from her Antarctic expedition photos

From sand dunes to melting glaciers, Saudi Arabia’s Princess Abeer shares lessons from her Antarctic expedition

  • The princess joined an expedition in November to the remotest parts of Antarctica led by Australian NGO Homeward Bound
  • She joined the expedition to raise awareness about climate action, sustainability, and the need for ‘a peace pact with nature’
By Sulafa Alkhunaizi ·

UAE invests $35bn in development of Egypt’s Mediterranean coast region

UAE invests $35bn in development of Egypt’s Mediterranean coast region

  • The deal, signed by a private consortium led by ADQ, a sovereign investment fund based in Abu Dhabi, is the single largest foreign direct investment in Egypt
By Arab News ·

Eight in hospital after reports of ‘odour’ at Sweden intel service

Eight in hospital after reports of ‘odour’ at Sweden intel service

  • Images from the scene showed police wearing gas masks alongside several ambulances and emergency vehicles
  • After ending their emergency operation, police said they had started an investigation into “causing bodily harm” but did not have any suspects
By AFP ·

Animal protein was one of Brazil’s highlights at Gulfood 2024. (Twitter @Gulfood)

Brazil sends largest ever delegation to Gulfood

  • 117 Brazilian companies attend Mideast’s largest food, beverage trade fair in Dubai
  • ‘Our expectation is to surpass $2.5bn in business deals,’ trade agency manager tells Arab News
By Bruna Garcia ·

Vice to lay off hundreds of staff, close website

Vice to lay off hundreds of staff, close website

  • Company is ‘no longer cost-effective and will transition to studio model’: CEO 
  • Unclear how decision will impact group’s presence in Riyadh
By Arab News ·

Vice to lay off hundreds of staff, close website

Vice to lay off hundreds of staff, close website

  • Company is ‘no longer cost-effective and will transition to studio model’: CEO 
  • Unclear how decision will impact group’s presence in Riyadh
By Arab News ·

Bella Hadid expands portfolio with launch of new brand Orebella

Bella Hadid expands portfolio with launch of new brand Orebella

  • Speculation that model will sell fragrances, incense, body lotions, oils, shampoo, conditioner and candles
By Arab News ·
Italy, bad weather hand Saudi Arabia’s cricketers first defeat of 2024 in CWC Challenge League playoff

Italy, bad weather hand Saudi Arabia’s cricketers first defeat of 2024 in CWC Challenge League playoff

  • A top-three finish and qualification for the Super Sixes stage of the tournament is still within Saudi Arabia’s grasp
By Arab News ·