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 ·

Calls for probe, ceasefire follow Israeli gunfire near aid convoy

Calls for probe, ceasefire follow Israeli gunfire near aid convoy

  • “The Israeli army must fully investigate how the mass panic and shooting could have happened,” German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock wrote on X
  • European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen, also writing on X, said “every effort must be made to investigate what happened and ensure transparency”
By AFP ·

Update Iran hard-liners set to tighten grip in election amid voter apathy

Iran hard-liners set to tighten grip in election amid voter apathy

  • 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 Reuters ·

Riyadh hosts GCC, talks with foreign ministers on Sunday

Riyadh hosts GCC, talks with foreign ministers on Sunday

  • “The GCC Ministerial Council and the joint ministerial meetings with Egypt, Jordan and Morocco will be held on March 3,” the GCC posted on X
  • A joint ministerial meeting will be held on the sidelines
By Rashid Hassan ·

Grammy-winning Iranian singer, awarded over Mahsa Amini protest anthem, sentenced to prison

Grammy-winning Iranian singer, awarded over Mahsa Amini protest anthem, sentenced to prison

  • Shervin Hajjipour posted on Instagram on Friday, the same day that Iran held its parliamentary election, what appeared to be part of the judgment against him
  • It said Hajjipour received a three-year, eight-month sentence on charges of “propaganda against the system” and “encouraging people to protest”
By AP ·

Military court in Somalia sentences 6 Moroccan men to death for membership in Daesh

Military court in Somalia sentences 6 Moroccan men to death for membership in Daesh

  • The individuals entered Somalia to cause harm to Muslims and Somalis and incite unrest in the country
  • It was not immediately clear if any of the men had access to legal representation or where they were being held Friday
By AP ·

Update Saudi Aramco completes acquisition of 100% equity stake in Chile’s Esmax

Saudi Aramco completes acquisition of 100% equity stake in Chile’s Esmax

  • Transaction, first announced in September 2023, represents Aramco’s first downstream retail investment in South America
By Arab News ·

Gaza conflict sends ripples through MENA soft power landscape

Gaza conflict sends ripples through MENA soft power landscape

  • Saudi Arabia rose to 18th place in this year’s Brand Finance ranking, while Israel’s perception declined, possibly due to the ongoing conflict
  • This year’s survey encompassed all UN member states, assessing nations’ presence, reputation, and global impact
By GABRIELE MALVISI ·

Gaza conflict sends ripples through MENA soft power landscape

Gaza conflict sends ripples through MENA soft power landscape

  • Saudi Arabia rose to 18th place in this year’s Brand Finance ranking, while Israel’s perception declined, possibly due to the ongoing conflict
  • This year’s survey encompassed all UN member states, assessing nations’ presence, reputation, and global impact
By GABRIELE MALVISI ·

Brazil’s Foz do Iguacu, Jordan’s Petra become sister cities

Brazil’s Foz do Iguacu, Jordan’s Petra become sister cities

  • This year is 65th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries
  • Mayor: Brazil seeks to ‘strengthen commercial, cultural, friendship relations’ with Arab states
By Bruna Garcia ·
Pollard could be key to Mumbai Indians’ IPL success, says head coach Boucher

Pollard could be key to Mumbai Indians’ IPL success, says head coach Boucher

  • Experience and inspirational qualities come to the fore as MI players chase club’s first IPL title since 2020
By Arab News ·