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 ·

Update Reactions to the death of Iran’s president in a helicopter crash

Reactions to the death of Iran’s president in a helicopter crash

  • India’s Narendra Modi: ‘My heartfelt condolences to his family and the people of Iran’
  • Pakistan to observe a day of mourning and Pakistani flags to fly at half mast as a mark of respect
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 ·

Update Reactions to the death of Iran’s president in a helicopter crash

Reactions to the death of Iran’s president in a helicopter crash

  • India’s Narendra Modi: ‘My heartfelt condolences to his family and the people of Iran’
  • Pakistan to observe a day of mourning and Pakistani flags to fly at half mast as a mark of respect
By Arab News ·

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 ·