A Palestinian woman stands among the rubble of a damaged building, which was destroyed during Israel’s military offensive.

Battles rage in Rafah after US says Gaza truce still possible

  • Israeli ground forces have been operating in Rafah since early May, despite widespread alarm over the fate of Palestinian civilians there
  • Western areas of Rafah came under heavy fire on Thursday from the air, sea and land, residents said
By AFP ·

Special Houthi opening of Taiz road raises hopes of end to blockades

Houthi opening of Taiz road raises hopes of end to blockades

  • Bus driver says the opening of Al-Houban road reminds him of the fall of the Berlin Wall
  • Yemeni government military officials urged the Houthis to unlock the seven city entrances that remain closed
By Saeed Al-Batati ·

Houthi missile attack severely injures sailor on cargo ship: US military

Houthi missile attack severely injures sailor on cargo ship: US military

  • Although attacks have caused major disruption to international shipping, casualties have been rare.
By AFP ·

10 investors convicted of violating Saudi financial market rules

10 investors convicted of violating Saudi financial market rules

  • One sentenced to prison, all were ordered to pay 101.7 million riyals in compensation to losses
  • The investors were charged by the Public Prosecution upon referral by the Capital Market Authority
  • The "final decision" was issued by the Appeal Committee for Resolution of Securities Disputes
By Arab News ·

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday demanded a halt to the siege of Al-Fashir by the paramilitary RSF.

UN Security Council demands halt to siege of Sudan city of 1.8 mln people

  • Council adopted British-drafted resolution that also calls for the withdrawal of all fighters that threaten the safety and security of civilians in Al-Fashir
By Reuters ·

Sea swamps Bangladesh at one of world’s fastest rates

Sea swamps Bangladesh at one of world’s fastest rates

  • The three-part study calculated the low-lying South Asian nation was experiencing a sea level rise in places more than 60 percent higher than the global average
By AFP ·

Al Habtoor scraps plans for Beirut-based TV channel over ‘severe security challenges’

Al Habtoor scraps plans for Beirut-based TV channel over ‘severe security challenges’

  • The Emirati company says it was targeted by ‘orchestrated campaigns including accusations, slander and threats’ against staff
  • ‘We have encountered insurmountable obstacles that exceed what can reasonably be borne regarding the safety and security of our team,’ says boss Khalaf Ahmad Al-Habtoor
By Arab News ·

Al Habtoor scraps plans for Beirut-based TV channel over ‘severe security challenges’

Al Habtoor scraps plans for Beirut-based TV channel over ‘severe security challenges’

  • The Emirati company says it was targeted by ‘orchestrated campaigns including accusations, slander and threats’ against staff
  • ‘We have encountered insurmountable obstacles that exceed what can reasonably be borne regarding the safety and security of our team,’ says boss Khalaf Ahmad Al-Habtoor
By Arab News ·

Saudi star Fatima Al-Banawi discusses her directorial debut ‘Basma’ 

Saudi star Fatima Al-Banawi discusses her directorial debut ‘Basma’ 

  • The Saudi actress and writer-director’s drama about a family’s struggle with mental health launched on Netflix this month  
By Adam Grundey ·
Tom Brady enshrined into Patriots Hall of Fame during star-studded night

Tom Brady enshrined into Patriots Hall of Fame during star-studded night

  • Team owner Robert Kraft brought Brady to tears when he announced that his No. 12 would never be worn by another Patriots player
  • In a night that felt like a Patriots family reunion, the biggest moment was reserved before Brady’s speech when he was reunited with former Patriots coach Bill Belichick
By AP ·