Update The helicopter carrying Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi takes off at the Iranian border with Azerbaijan.

Iran’s president, foreign minister and others found dead at helicopter crash site, state media says

  • “We can see the wreckage and the situation does not look good,” Red Crescent official said
  • Turkish drone footage suggesting the helicopter went down in the mountains
By AP - Reuters ·

Video footage shows Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi (L) with an unidentified memeber of his delegation on board a helicopter.

Saudi Arabia leads offers to help Iran after crash of helicopter carrying President Raisi

  • The Foreign Ministry said the Kingdom was following reports about the crash with “great concern” 
  • Qatar said it is ready to provide “all forms of support” for Iran’s search efforts after the helicopter crash
By Arab News ·

Special Frankly Speaking: Saudi Human Rights Commission chief outlines mandate, ambitions video

Frankly Speaking: Saudi Human Rights Commission chief outlines mandate, ambitions

  • Hala Al-Tuwaijri cites “rapid advances, huge transformation” in women’s empowerment, particularly in the labor force
  • Describes “humbling responsibility” of handling human rights file, highlighting need for judicial reform
By Arab News ·

Moroccans in pro-Palestinian march rally against Israel ties

Moroccans in pro-Palestinian march rally against Israel ties

  • Rabat has officially denounced what it said were “flagrant violations of the provisions of international law” by Israel in its war against Hamas, but has not given any indication that normalization with Israel would be undone
  • Israel has killed at least 35,456 people in Gaza, also mostly civilians, according to data provided by the Hamas-run territory’s health ministry
By AFP ·

Pope Francis calls anti-migrant attitudes at US border ‘madness’

Pope Francis calls anti-migrant attitudes at US border ‘madness’

  • Record numbers of migrants fleeing poverty and violence have been seeking to enter the US, largely from Central America and Venezuela
  • The matter has emerged as a top political issue in the November US election, with Biden and challenger Trum, pushing the topic front and center
By AFP ·

EU bans 4 more Russian media outlets from broadcasting in the bloc, citing disinformation

EU bans 4 more Russian media outlets from broadcasting in the bloc, citing disinformation

  • The EU has already suspended Russia Today and Sputnik among several other outlets since February 2022
By AP ·

EU bans 4 more Russian media outlets from broadcasting in the bloc, citing disinformation

EU bans 4 more Russian media outlets from broadcasting in the bloc, citing disinformation

  • The EU has already suspended Russia Today and Sputnik among several other outlets since February 2022
By AP ·