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 ginseng, an evergreen shrub with yellow flowers, has reappeared after a 20-year absence in the Northern Borders region.

Saudi ginseng reappears in Northern Borders region after 20 years

  • Khonaysser Wadi Al-Anazi, a vegetation cover enthusiast, mentioned that he saw the Saudi ginseng plant on the outskirts of the city of Arar
By Arab News ·

Arab League welcomes announcement by Spain, Ireland, Norway to recognize Palestine

Arab League welcomes announcement by Spain, Ireland, Norway to recognize Palestine

  • Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Arab League secretary-general, said that this “significant move underscores a genuine commitment to the two-state solution”
  • He urged countries yet to recognize Palestine to reassess their positions and align themselves with the course of history
By Gobran Mohamed ·

Zelensky says Ukraine needs system to defend against Russia’s guided bombs

Zelensky says Ukraine needs system to defend against Russia’s guided bombs

  • Zelensky said Ukraine had made progress in developing electronic weaponry, “but in countering Russian bombs much remains to be done“
  • “Ukraine needs systems and tactics that will allow us to protect our positions, our cities and our communities from these bombs“
By Reuters ·

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 ·