Biden delivers solemn call to defend democracy, promises to work to end Gaza war

Biden delivers solemn call to defend democracy, promises to work to end Gaza war

  • President tells Americans the idea of the USA ‘lies in your hands’
  • Promises to work to bring peace and security to Middle East
By AP ·

Displaced Palestinians, who fled their houses due to Israeli strikes, take shelter, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

Israel carries out new raids in Gaza

  • Latest Israeli attacks destroyed homes in towns east of Khan Younis in southern Gaza and thousands of people were forced to head west to seek shelter, residents said
By Reuters ·

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress in the chamber of the House of Representatives at US Capitol

In Congress speech, Netanyahu defends war in Gaza and denounces protesters

  • Netanyahu’s speech quickly took on a darker tone as he defended his country but also derided those protesting the war
  • He called protesters “useful idiots” for Israel’s adversaries
By Reuters ·

Saudi Arabia’s coastal reforestation program on track 

Saudi Arabia’s coastal reforestation program on track 

  • Some 13 million mangrove seedlings had been planted so far since the launch of the ambitious coastal forest cover program a year ago
  • The program aims to plant 100 million mangrove trees along the Kingdom's Red Sea and Arabian Gulf coasts by 2030
By Arab News ·

Special Diplomats in Lebanon assess magnitude of damages in the south

Diplomats in Lebanon assess magnitude of damages in the south

  • Foreign Affairs Committee met with ambassadors from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Britain, and Canada to present the results of the ongoing Israeli attacks on southern Lebanon
  • Hezbollah released a new video recorded by the Hudhud drone within Israel, showcasing footage from inside the Ramat David Air Base
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

Australia imposes sanctions on Israeli settlers, youth group over West Bank violence

Australia imposes sanctions on Israeli settlers, youth group over West Bank violence

  • Foreign Minister Penny Wong said the unnamed group was responsible for inciting and perpetrating violence against Palestinians
  • Australia considers Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian Territories illegal and an obstacle to peace.
By Reuters ·

Murdoch engaged in legal battle with children over succession, NYT reports

Murdoch engaged in legal battle with children over succession, NYT reports

  • Murdoch is trying to expand Lachlan Murdoch’s voting power in the Murdoch Family Trust to secure a majority and ensure that he cannot be challenged by the siblings, says report
By Reuters ·

Murdoch engaged in legal battle with children over succession, NYT reports

Murdoch engaged in legal battle with children over succession, NYT reports

  • Murdoch is trying to expand Lachlan Murdoch’s voting power in the Murdoch Family Trust to secure a majority and ensure that he cannot be challenged by the siblings, says report
By Reuters ·

Iga Swiatek: Clay queen targets Olympic gold

Iga Swiatek: Clay queen targets Olympic gold

  • The Polish world No. 1 has been dominant on the red clay of Paris, winning four of the past five tournaments
  • Swiatek has sporting pedigree — her father Tomasz represented Poland in rowing at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul
By AFP ·