US, Russia to speak on Israeli occupation at top UN court

US, Russia to speak on Israeli occupation at top UN court

  • More than 50 states will present arguments until February 26
  • Current hearings could increase political pressure over Israel’s war in Gaza
By Reuters ·

Israeli strike hits Damascus residential area, killing at least 2

Israeli strike hits Damascus residential area, killing at least 2

  • Strike hit a building near an Iranian school and caused casualties: Pro-government Sham FM radio
  • Israel had no comment
By AP ·

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024. (AP)

Gaza, Ukraine loom large as G20 foreign ministers meet

  • A new UN Security Council resolution on a ceasefire was vetoed Tuesday by the United States, which said the text would endanger ongoing negotiations, including on the release of Hamas-held hostages
  • After Lula on Sunday compared Israel's war on Gaza to Hitler's treatment of Jews, Israel said on Monday that Lula is not welcome
By AFP ·

Japan emperor’s 64th birthday celebrated in Riyadh

Japan emperor’s 64th birthday celebrated in Riyadh

  • Strengthening business ties between Saudi Arabia and Japan, says Tokyo’s ambassador at celebrations
  • Several firms have opened offices in Kingdom, and visa processes eased for Saudi citizens
By Arab News Japan ·

Health ministry in Hamas-run Gaza says war death toll at 29,313

Health ministry in Hamas-run Gaza says war death toll at 29,313

  • Ministry statement: A total of 118 people died in the past 24 hours
By AFP ·

Operations canceled as South Korea doctors’ strike grows

Operations canceled as South Korea doctors’ strike grows

  • More than 8,800 junior doctors – 71 percent of the trainee workforce – have now quit
  • Spiraling protests against government plans to sharply increase medical school admissions
By AFP ·

Saudi media minister presents new media strategy, designates 2024 ‘Year of Media Transformation

Saudi media minister presents new media strategy, designates 2024 ‘Year of Media Transformation

  • Salman Al-Dosari spoke at the inaugural day of the Saudi Media Forum
  • New vision will boost sector efficiency, investment appeal and workforce abilities
  • In 2023 the media sector contributed $3.9 billion to Kingdom’s economy, created 56,000 jobs
By Arab News ·

Saudi media minister presents new media strategy, designates 2024 ‘Year of Media Transformation

Saudi media minister presents new media strategy, designates 2024 ‘Year of Media Transformation

  • Salman Al-Dosari spoke at the inaugural day of the Saudi Media Forum
  • New vision will boost sector efficiency, investment appeal and workforce abilities
  • In 2023 the media sector contributed $3.9 billion to Kingdom’s economy, created 56,000 jobs
By Arab News ·