Update Donors raise more than $2bn for Sudan aid a year into war

Donors raise more than $2bn for Sudan aid a year into war

  • A total of $895 million had been pledged after separate announcements from France, Germany, the EU and the US
  • Aid workers say a year of war has led to a catastrophe, but the world has turned away from the country of 48 million
By Reuters ·

Special No end to death and suffering as Sudan conflict enters its second year

No end to death and suffering as Sudan conflict enters its second year

  • What began as a feud between two generals has spawned one of the world’s largest humanitarian disasters
  • Over 60 percent of Sudan’s agricultural land lies unusable in addition to the human and economic toll
By ROBERT BOCIAGA ·

King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (SPA)

Saudi king, crown prince send condolences to Sultan of Oman after flood deaths

  • A group of school children and a driver died when their vehicle was overtaken
By Arab News ·

’No longer a shadow war’: Iran says attack on Israel marks strategic shift

’No longer a shadow war’: Iran says attack on Israel marks strategic shift

  • Israel’s military said it intercepted 99 percent of the aerial threats with the help of the United States and other allies, and that the overnight attack caused only minor damage
  • Israel has killed at least 33,797 Palestinians in Gaza, mostly women and children, according to the health ministry in the Hamas-run territory
By AFP ·

A Russian officer who goes by Yevgeny speaks during an interview at his apartment in Astana, Kazakhstan, in late 2023. (AP)

Russian soldiers who quit Putin’s war get no hero’s welcome abroad as asylum claims surge

  • Independent Russian media outlet Mediazona has documented more than 7,300 cases in Russian courts against AWOL soldiers since September 2022; cases of desertion, the harshest charge, leapt sixfold last year
By AP ·

Meta ‘temporarily’ closes Threads network in Turkiye

Meta ‘temporarily’ closes Threads network in Turkiye

  • Decision was taken to comply with injunction prohibiting data sharing with Instagram
  • Ruling do not imlact Meta’s other services like Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp
By AFP ·

Meta ‘temporarily’ closes Threads network in Turkiye

Meta ‘temporarily’ closes Threads network in Turkiye

  • Decision was taken to comply with injunction prohibiting data sharing with Instagram
  • Ruling do not imlact Meta’s other services like Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp
By AFP ·

Othman Almulla poised to impress at 2024 Saudi Open

Othman Almulla poised to impress at 2024 Saudi Open

  • Almulla, who turned professional in 2019, is one of seven Saudi golfers set to compete in the 2024 Saudi Open
  • Almulla facilitated media to a Walk With A Pro at Riyadh Golf Club ahead of the tournament from Apr. 17 to 20
By Arab News ·