The coffin of late Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi during a funeral procession in the eastern city of Birjand on May 23, 2024.

Iran’s Raisi buried after dying in helicopter crash

  • Hundreds of thousands marched in home town Mashhad to bid farewell to Raisi ahead of his burial following processions in cities of Tabriz, Qom, Tehran and Birjand
By AFP ·

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
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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
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More aid getting from US pier to people in Gaza, officials say, after troubled launch

More aid getting from US pier to people in Gaza, officials say, after troubled launch

  • Crowds overrun some of the first trucks coming from the new US-led sea route and taking its contents over the weekend, leading to a two-day suspension of aid distribution
  • At maximum capacity, the pier would bring in enough food for 500,000 of Gaza’s people. US officials stressed the need for flow through open land crossings for the remaining 1.8 million

HPV vaccines prevent cancer in men as well as women, new research suggests

HPV vaccines prevent cancer in men as well as women, new research suggests

  • For the study, researchers compared 3.4 million people of similar ages — half vaccinated versus half unvaccinated — in a large health care dataset
  • Research suggests vaccinated men have fewer cancers of the mouth and throat — twice as common in men than in women — compared to those who didn’t get the shots
By AP ·

Riyadh Season’s ad campaign wins Sports Emmy award

Riyadh Season’s ad campaign wins Sports Emmy award

  • “Battle of the Baddest: Rumble” has been recognized in the Outstanding Promotional Announcement category
By Arab News ·

Riyadh Season’s ad campaign wins Sports Emmy award

Riyadh Season’s ad campaign wins Sports Emmy award

  • “Battle of the Baddest: Rumble” has been recognized in the Outstanding Promotional Announcement category
By Arab News ·

How AI may push the boundaries of creativity in Saudi film industry

How AI may push the boundaries of creativity in Saudi film industry

  • From generating story ideas to streamlining post-production, artificial intelligence could revolutionize Saudi filmmaking
  • Digital arts expert thinks Saudi filmmakers will use AI for good and noble ends, but recommends they start simple
By Jasmine Bager ·
Ten Hag vows to save Man Utd project by winning FA Cup

Ten Hag vows to save Man Utd project by winning FA Cup

  • Ten Hag is battling to save his job amid mounting speculation that United’s new co-owner Jim Ratcliffe plans to axe him after a turbulent season
  • Asked on Thursday if the final could be his last match as United manager, Ten Hag laughed and told reporters: “I have nothing to say. I’m just focusing on the job I have to do”
By AFP ·