Israeli forces advance in southern Gaza, tanks in Rafah

Israeli forces advance in southern Gaza, tanks in Rafah

  • Fighting in recent days has centered around the eastern towns of Bani Suaila, Al-Zanna, and Al-Karara
  • Diplomatic efforts by Arab mediators to conclude a ceasefire deal seem to be on hold
By Reuters ·

Jordan’s House of Representatives was dissolved on Thursday by royal decree. (@Parliament_Jo)

Jordanian House of Representatives dissolved by royal decree ahead of elections

  • The IEC has set Sept. 10 as the date for parliamentary elections
By Arab News ·

Iran condemns US for welcoming Israeli PM Netanyahu

Iran condemns US for welcoming Israeli PM Netanyahu

  • ‘The American government and Congress are welcoming this executioner with applause,’ says Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani in a post on X
By AFP ·

Djibouti’s Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed receives Saudi Deputy Foreign Minister Waleed Al-Khuraiji on Thursday. (SPA)

Djibouti PM receives Saudi deputy foreign minister

  • During the meeting with Mohamed, Al-Khuraiji reviewed relations between Djibouti and Saudi Arabia
  • Topics of common interest were also discussed
By Arab News ·

Special Yemen airline resumes Sanaa-Jordan flights, banks rejoin global network under new deal

Yemen airline resumes Sanaa-Jordan flights, banks rejoin global network under new deal

  • Yemenia Airways said in a statement that three flights were scheduled to leave Sanaa airport for Amman on Thursday
  • Militia leader warns of ‘escalation’ after Hodeidah airstrikes as US launches raids on missile sites
By Saeed Al-Batati ·

UK uses Rwanda flights for Vietnam, East Timor deportations

UK uses Rwanda flights for Vietnam, East Timor deportations

  • Home Secretary Yvette Cooper: ‘Today’s flight shows the government is taking quick and decisive action to secure our borders and return those with no right to be here’
  • Cooper called the Rwanda scheme, intended to deter migrants making the Channel crossing in small boats from northern France, ‘the most shocking waste of taxpayers’ money’ she had seen
By AFP ·

Saudi airline flynas to buy 160 Airbus planes

Saudi airline flynas to buy 160 Airbus planes

  • Deal includes order of 30 wide-body A330neo aircraft and 130 narrow-body A320 family aircraft
  • Head of flynas, Bander Al-Mohanna, said agreement ‘reinforces our determination to establish flynas as a leading global low-cost carrier’
By Arab News ·

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 ·

Argentina coach slams chaotic ‘scandal’ at Olympic soccer match vs Morocco

Argentina coach slams chaotic ‘scandal’ at Olympic soccer match vs Morocco

  • Paris organizers said they were trying to “understand the causes and identify appropriate actions“
  • Argentina’s soccer federation said it issued a formal protest Wednesday to world governing body FIFA and would do “what is necessary” to guarantee the safety of players
By AP ·