Israeli forces thrust deeper into Rafah as diplomacy falters

Israeli forces thrust deeper into Rafah as diplomacy falters

  • Israeli military denied in a statement it had launched any strikes inside the Al-Mawasi humanitarian zone
  • Israel said its assault aimed to wipe out Hamas’ last intact combat units in Rafah
By Reuters ·

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman receives Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Jeddah on Wednesday. (SPA) video

Saudi crown prince meets with Ukrainian president in Jeddah

  • Zelensky arrived in the coastal city earlier on Wednesday and was received by the deputy governor of the Makkah Region
By Arab News ·

Saudi Arabia inaugurates self-driving aerial taxi during Hajj

Saudi Arabia inaugurates self-driving aerial taxi during Hajj

  • The electric flying taxi will transport pilgrims across holy sites, facilitate the swift transfer of medical emergencies and supplies, as well as deliver goods
By Arab News ·

Basking in blessings: Celebrities share their joy ahead of Hajj

Basking in blessings: Celebrities share their joy ahead of Hajj

  • High-profile pilgrims join the millions embarking on the spiritual journey
By Rashid Hassan ·

Fire at Iraqi oil refinery injures 10: civil defense

Fire at Iraqi oil refinery injures 10: civil defense

  • Firefighters worked through the night battling to extinguish the flames
  • The fire broke out in an asphalt tank on Wednesday night before spreading to a second refinery on a road southwest of Irbil
By AFP ·

NATO defense ministers thrash out new security aid and training support plan for Ukraine

NATO defense ministers thrash out new security aid and training support plan for Ukraine

  • NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says Ukraine’s beleaguered armed forces need longer-term predictability about the kinds of weapons
By AP ·

Pope Francis to weigh in on ‘ethical’ AI at G7 summit

Pope Francis to weigh in on ‘ethical’ AI at G7 summit

  • While welcoming AI's potential to boost everything from medical research to economic and social wellbeing, Francis also warned of risks including disinformation and interference in elections, and that unequal access could increase social and economic ineq
By AFP ·

Pope Francis to weigh in on ‘ethical’ AI at G7 summit

Pope Francis to weigh in on ‘ethical’ AI at G7 summit

  • While welcoming AI's potential to boost everything from medical research to economic and social wellbeing, Francis also warned of risks including disinformation and interference in elections, and that unequal access could increase social and economic ineq
By AFP ·

Coldplay concert halted after Israeli man falls during failed stage invasion

Coldplay concert halted after Israeli man falls during failed stage invasion

  • Controversial media personality Guy Hochman tried to rush stage in Athens wearing Israeli flag
  • Frontman Chris Martin: ‘We don’t believe in oppression, or occupation, terrorism or genocide’
By Arab News ·
‘Incredibly rewarding’ — head of SAFF Women’s Football Department hails Saudi Women’s futsal team

‘Incredibly rewarding’ — head of SAFF Women’s Football Department hails Saudi Women’s futsal team

  • The national team secured back-to-back wins against Serbia in their training camp
  • Aalia Al-Rasheed says the victories ‘are indications that we’re on the right path’
By Arab News ·