Update 112 killed as Israel forces fire on Gazans rushing for food aid

112 killed as Israel forces fire on Gazans rushing for food aid

  • Israeli source said troops opened fire at “several people” in crowd who posed threat to them
  • Gaza Health Ministry spokesperson Ashraf Al-Qidra said incident took place at Al-Nabusi roundabout west of Gaza City
By AP ·

Iran begins voting in first parliament election since 2022 protests as questions over turnout loom

Iran begins voting in first parliament election since 2022 protests as questions over turnout loom

  • Some 15,000 candidates are vying for a seat in the 290-member parliament
  • Terms run for four years, and five seats are reserved for Iran’s religious minorities
By AP ·

People mourn at Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, over the body of a Palestinian killed.

Saudi Arabia leads Arab condemnation of targeting of civilians in northern Gaza

  • Israeli troops fired on a large crowd of Palestinians racing to pull food off an aid convoy in Gaza City on Thursday, witnesses said
  • More than 100 people were killed in the chaos, bringing the death toll since the start of the Israel-Hamas war to more than 30,000
By Arab News ·

Hundreds of Sri Lankan nurses prepare to join Saudi hospitals in 2024

Hundreds of Sri Lankan nurses prepare to join Saudi hospitals in 2024

  • They will be employed in all parts of the Kingdom
  • Recruitment process started in Colombo this week
By Mohammed Rasooldeen ·

Hamas, other Palestinian groups stress ‘unity’ at Moscow talks

Hamas, other Palestinian groups stress ‘unity’ at Moscow talks

  • Meeting in Moscow brought together Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Fatah and other Palestinian groups for talks on the war in Gaza and an eventual post-war period.
By AFP ·

Manila cafe sheds light on Palestinian heritage in wake of destruction video

Manila cafe sheds light on Palestinian heritage in wake of destruction

  • Cafe Habib is run by Palestinian national Mahmoud Habib and his Filipino-Iraqi wife Nadia
  • Their menu is based on recipes from Habib’s mother in Gaza
By Samantha Beltran ·

US judge signals Elon Musk’s X may lose case against hate speech watchdog

US judge signals Elon Musk’s X may lose case against hate speech watchdog

  • X sued the Center for Countering Digital Hate last July, accusing the nonprofit of breaching its user contract by cherry-picking data to create false and misleading reports that Musk was letting X become a haven for hate speech, extremism and other misinf
By Reuters ·

US judge signals Elon Musk’s X may lose case against hate speech watchdog

US judge signals Elon Musk’s X may lose case against hate speech watchdog

  • X sued the Center for Countering Digital Hate last July, accusing the nonprofit of breaching its user contract by cherry-picking data to create false and misleading reports that Musk was letting X become a haven for hate speech, extremism and other misinf
By Reuters ·

SAFF: 2024 WAFF Women’s Championship ‘will be the first of many’ tournaments held in Kingdom

SAFF: 2024 WAFF Women’s Championship ‘will be the first of many’ tournaments held in Kingdom

  • Jordan defeat Nepal in penalty shoot-out to claim victory in 1st official 11-a-side women’s tournament held in Kingdom
  • Saudi officials hail ‘exciting new era for professional women’s football’ after milestone event draws nationwide interest
By Arab News ·