Update Tehran plays down reported Israeli attacks, signals no further retaliation

Tehran plays down reported Israeli attacks, signals no further retaliation

  • US media: United States received advance notice of Israel’s reported strike on Iran
  • Countries around the world called on Friday for both sides to avert further escalation
By Agencies ·

Saudi Arabia expresses regret over failure on Palestine’s bid for UN membership

Saudi Arabia expresses regret over failure on Palestine’s bid for UN membership

  • Kingdom reaffirms its support for the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination
  • Jordan also expresses ‘sincere sorrow’ on the Security Council’s inability to approve the resolution
By Arab News ·

Saudi chair of IMFC acknowledges impact of global crises, says they should be discussed in other forums video

Saudi chair of IMFC acknowledges impact of global crises, says they should be discussed in other forums

  • Thanks expressed to outgoing chair Nadia Calvino for her leadership
By Arab News ·

Saudi Arabia takes part in 3rd annual international Camel Parade in Paris

Saudi Arabia takes part in 3rd annual international Camel Parade in Paris

  • This year’s event celebrates decision by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization to designate 2024 as International Year of Camelids
  • Saudi representatives will highlight role of the Kingdom in promoting the value of camels as a cultural symbol associated with Saudi society since ancient times
By Arab News ·

US says UN World Food Programme has agreed to help in distribution of aid to Gaza via sea route

US says UN World Food Programme has agreed to help in distribution of aid to Gaza via sea route

  • US officials say they were working with WFP on how to deliver the aid to Palestinian civilians “in an independent, neutral, and impartial manner”
  • The NGO group World Central Kitchen stopped its aid distribution work after an Israeli attack killed seven aid workers on April 1
By AP ·

Hundreds of people evacuated as volcano spews clouds of ash in Indonesia

Hundreds of people evacuated as volcano spews clouds of ash in Indonesia

  • Local authorities combed the villages surrounding the volcano and evacuated residents to safer areas by boat
  • Officials worry that part of the volcano could collapse into the sea and cause a tsunami, as happened in an eruption there in 1871
By AP ·

Live video of man who set himself on fire outside court proves challenging for news organizations

Live video of man who set himself on fire outside court proves challenging for news organizations

  • The man, who distributed pamphlets before dousing himself in an accelerant and setting himself on fire, was in critical condition
  • The incident tested how quickly the networks could react, and how they decided what would be too disturbing for their viewers to see
By AP ·

Live video of man who set himself on fire outside court proves challenging for news organizations

Live video of man who set himself on fire outside court proves challenging for news organizations

  • The man, who distributed pamphlets before dousing himself in an accelerant and setting himself on fire, was in critical condition
  • The incident tested how quickly the networks could react, and how they decided what would be too disturbing for their viewers to see
By AP ·