Update Huge crowds in Iran capital for Raisi’s funeral

Huge crowds in Iran capital for Raisi’s funeral

  • Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei leads prayers for those who died in the helicopter crash
By AFP ·

Update Saudi Arabia welcomes move by Norway, Ireland and Spain to formally recognize Palestinian state

Saudi Arabia welcomes move by Norway, Ireland and Spain to formally recognize Palestinian state

  • Palestinian Authority and its rival group Hamas both welcomed the recognition
  • Israel recalls envoys to Spain, Ireland and Norway for consultations
By Arab News ·

Analysis Is Israel’s Netanyahu pursuing perpetual war in Gaza to save his political skin?

Is Israel’s Netanyahu pursuing perpetual war in Gaza to save his political skin?

  • Critics in the war cabinet have accused the PM of lacking a ‘day after’ strategy for Gaza
  • Fragmentation within government and among the population raise specter of mass protests
By Jonathan Gornall ·

Saudi Food Show features top global firms presenting their wares

Saudi Food Show features top global firms presenting their wares

  • 1,000 exhibitors with 100,000 products from 97 countries
  • Firms seeking to expand into one of Gulf’s largest markets
By Rahaf Jambi ·

Israel allows return to three evacuated West Bank settlements

Israel allows return to three evacuated West Bank settlements

  • The military announced the move on the day three European states said they would formally recognize the State of Palestine
  • A fourth settlement, Homesh, was cleared for entry last year
By Reuters ·

UK ‘bionic MP’ returns to parliament after quadruple amputation

UK ‘bionic MP’ returns to parliament after quadruple amputation

  • MPs cheered as Craig Mackinlay — who has called himself “the bionic MP” — took his seat in the House of Commons
  • The UK Sepsis Trust says 245,000 people in Britain are affected every year
By AFP ·

Saudi Arabia gears up for first Esports World Cup

Saudi Arabia gears up for first Esports World Cup

  • The competition will bring together more than 2,500 gamers
  • The tournament will support the Kingdom’s efforts to elevate the world of esports and highlight its positive impact on society
By Arab News ·