Update Huge crowds in Iran capital for Raisi’s funeral

Huge crowds in Iran capital for Raisi’s funeral

  • Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei leads prayers for those who died in the helicopter crash
By AFP ·

Update Saudi Arabia welcomes move by Norway, Ireland and Spain to formally recognize Palestinian state

Saudi Arabia welcomes move by Norway, Ireland and Spain to formally recognize Palestinian state

  • Palestinian Authority and its rival group Hamas both welcomed the recognition
  • Israel recalls envoys to Spain, Ireland and Norway for consultations
By Arab News ·

Washington stepping up defense cooperation with GCC states: US official

Washington stepping up defense cooperation with GCC states: US official

  • ‘The threats from Iran and its proxies are pervasive,’ Dan Dhapiro tells briefing attended by Arab News
  • ‘The US has an interest in deepening the partnerships we’ve forged with our Gulf partners’
By Arab News ·

Saudi nature reserve becomes Kingdom’s ‘first major biodiversity site’

Saudi nature reserve becomes Kingdom’s ‘first major biodiversity site’

  • Accreditation follows evaluation of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Royal Natural Reserve by the international organization Key Biodiversity Areas
By Arab News ·

Trump supporters meet representatives of Michigan’s Arab and Muslim communities

Trump supporters meet representatives of Michigan’s Arab and Muslim communities

  • The aim of the meeting was to secure support for Trump’s presidential bid, amid widespread dissatisfaction with Biden’s stance on Israel during the war in Gaza
  • In 2020 Biden won Michigan by only 154,188 votes out of more than 5.5 million cast — a slender 2.8% margin of victory
By RAY HANANIA ·

Israeli mayor posts photos of himself with blindfolded Palestinian detainees

Israeli mayor posts photos of himself with blindfolded Palestinian detainees

  • Shimon Tobol took the photos during his time as a reservist in the West Bank
  • News follows BBC analysis of Palestinian prisoners being abused by Israeli soldiers on social media
By Arab News ·

Israeli mayor posts photos of himself with blindfolded Palestinian detainees

Israeli mayor posts photos of himself with blindfolded Palestinian detainees

  • Shimon Tobol took the photos during his time as a reservist in the West Bank
  • News follows BBC analysis of Palestinian prisoners being abused by Israeli soldiers on social media
By Arab News ·