Special De-escalation eludes Lebanon as Israel and Hezbollah gird for all-out war

De-escalation eludes Lebanon as Israel and Hezbollah gird for all-out war

  • Cash-strapped country on brink of conflict as US-led diplomatic efforts to find a solution falter
  • Crisis compounds existing problem of internal turmoil, political discord and crumbling economy
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

Netanyahu will only agree to ‘partial’ ceasefire, but not end to Gaza war

Netanyahu will only agree to ‘partial’ ceasefire, but not end to Gaza war

  • Viability of US-backed peace proposal cast into doubt with Israeli leader’s comments
  • Netanyahu’s remarks could further strain Israel’s ties to the US, its top ally
By AP ·

Special Houthi attack targets another ship off Yemen’s remote Socotra island

Houthi attack targets another ship off Yemen’s remote Socotra island

  • Campaigners urge UN and international community to do more to help free detained Yemeni civilians and halt militia’s campaign of torture and terror
  • Houthi abuses will continue unless punished, says rights activist as he calls on UN and donors to ‘face this escalation with strength’ and ‘take a stand’
By Saeed Al-Batati ·

1,301 people died during Hajj including 1,079 pilgrims who did not have Hajj permits. (@SaudiMOH)

Interior ministry official: tourism companies in some countries encouraged pilgrims to violate Hajj regulations

  • Official highlighted the media and awareness campaigns that warned against performing Hajj without permits and the strict penalties faced by violators
By Arab News ·

Few civilians left in Rafah ‘trapped’ by the fighting

Few civilians left in Rafah ‘trapped’ by the fighting

  • There is “almost no one left” in Rafah, Abu Taha said, barring a handful of people who refused to leave their homes or who also came back later
  • The distress of the 2.4 million people in the narrow strip of land that is Gaza, already impoverished before the war, has increased with the fighting
By AFP ·

Police said that as the mother helped her son, Wolf grabbed the woman’s 3-year-old daughter and forced her underwater. (REUTERS)

Police ask Texas prosecutors to treat attempted drowning of 3-year-old child as a hate crime

  • The mother of the children, who wears a hijab, said in a news release from the Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations that they are Palestinians who became American citizens
By AP ·

Israeli minister uses explicit language, vows annexation of West Bank

Israeli minister uses explicit language, vows annexation of West Bank

  • Bezalel Smotrich says government ‘will establish sovereignty first on the ground and then through legislation’
  • Rhetoric comes after reports of Israeli plans to pass ‘authority over the territory into hands of civilians’
By Arab News ·

Israeli minister uses explicit language, vows annexation of West Bank

Israeli minister uses explicit language, vows annexation of West Bank

  • Bezalel Smotrich says government ‘will establish sovereignty first on the ground and then through legislation’
  • Rhetoric comes after reports of Israeli plans to pass ‘authority over the territory into hands of civilians’
By Arab News ·

Saudi Arabia concludes participation in Beijing International Book Fair 2024

Saudi Arabia concludes participation in Beijing International Book Fair 2024

  • Kingdom participated at the Beijing International Book Fair as the guest of honor
  • Visitors were able to learn about Saudi culture, arts and heritage through an integrated cultural experience
By Arab News ·
Spain complete perfect Euro 2024 group stage as Albania go out

Spain complete perfect Euro 2024 group stage as Albania go out

  • It is the first time since 2008 that Spain have won all three group games at either a World Cup or European Championship
By AFP ·