Update Huge crowds in Iran capital for Raisi’s funeral

Huge crowds in Iran capital for Raisi’s funeral

  • Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei leads prayers for those who died in the helicopter crash
By AFP ·

Analysis Is Israel’s Netanyahu pursuing perpetual war in Gaza to save his political skin?

Is Israel’s Netanyahu pursuing perpetual war in Gaza to save his political skin?

  • Critics in the war cabinet have accused the PM of lacking a ‘day after’ strategy for Gaza
  • Fragmentation within government and among the population raise specter of mass protests
By Jonathan Gornall ·

Update Norway, Ireland and Spain to formally recognize a Palestinian state

Norway, Ireland and Spain to formally recognize a Palestinian state

  • Palestinian Authority and its rival group Hamas both welcomed the recognition
  • Israel recalls envoys to Spain, Ireland and Norway for consultations
By Agencies ·

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio held a productive video meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday. (SPA) video

Saudi Arabia, Japan leaders exchange views in video summit meeting

  • The crown prince expressed his desire to visit Japan as soon as possible to further strengthen ties with Japan
  • Kishida expressed his wishes for King Salman’s early recovery
By Arab News Japan ·

Death of Iran’s president has delayed talks with UN nuclear watchdog, Grossi says

Death of Iran’s president has delayed talks with UN nuclear watchdog, Grossi says

  • The International Atomic Energy Agency faces a range of challenges in Iran
  • Nuclear watchdog has been trying to expand its oversight of Iran’s atomic activities
By Reuters ·

Russia returns six children to Ukraine: state media

Russia returns six children to Ukraine: state media

  • The children were reunited with their families at an event in the Qatari embassy in Moscow
By AFP ·

Saudi Arabia gears up for first Esports World Cup

Saudi Arabia gears up for first Esports World Cup

  • The competition will bring together more than 2,500 gamers
  • The tournament will support the Kingdom’s efforts to elevate the world of esports and highlight its positive impact on society
By Arab News ·