Iran prepares to bury late president, foreign minister and others killed in helicopter crash

Iran prepares to bury late president, foreign minister and others killed in helicopter crash

  • President Ebrahim Raisi’s burial later Thursday at the Imam Reza Shrine in Mashhad caps days of processionals through much of Iran
By AP ·

Top UN court to rule Friday on South Africa Gaza ceasefire bid

Top UN court to rule Friday on South Africa Gaza ceasefire bid

  • The rulings of the ICJ are binding but it has no power to enforce them
By AFP ·

Israel launches deadly Gaza strikes, says ready for new truce talks

Israel launches deadly Gaza strikes, says ready for new truce talks

  • Gaza Strip’s civil defense agency said two pre-dawn air strikes had killed 26 people, including 15 children, in Gaza City alone
  • Agency spokesman Mahmud Bassal said one strike hit a family house, killing 16 people, in the Al-Daraj area, and another killed 10 people inside a mosque compound
By AFP ·

Princess Reema bint Bandar, Saudi Arabia’s US ambassador, opened the exhibition “Al-Mangour: Loved and Beloved” in Washington.

Saudi Arabia’s envoy opens ‘Al-Mangour: Loved and Beloved’ exhibition in US

  • The work by Saudi Arabia artist Ahmad Angawi was presented by the Saudi Embassy and the International Finance Corporation
  • Al-Mangour is a traditional Hijazi craft that consists of wooden latticework forming a mesh-like screen
By Arab News ·

Arab Parliament welcomes move to recognize Palestinian state

Arab Parliament welcomes move to recognize Palestinian state

  • The parliament described the move as a victory for justice and the right of the Palestinian people to establish an independent state
  • Growing international recognition of a Palestinian state represented a practical response to Israel’s plans to “liquidate the Palestinian cause, which will not succeed”
By Gobran Mohamed ·

Russia says main power line to Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant goes down, no safety threats

Russia says main power line to Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant goes down, no safety threats

  • The reasons for the outage, which had not caused any change in the radiation level, were being investigated
  • The main 750 kilovolt (kV) “Dniprovska” power line went down at 13.31 local
By Reuters ·

Russian rights group says YouTube threatens to block its anti-war channel

Russian rights group says YouTube threatens to block its anti-war channel

  • OVD-Info said YouTube’s email followed a request by the Russian communications regulator Roskomnadzor
By Reuters ·

Russian rights group says YouTube threatens to block its anti-war channel

Russian rights group says YouTube threatens to block its anti-war channel

  • OVD-Info said YouTube’s email followed a request by the Russian communications regulator Roskomnadzor
By Reuters ·