Update Tens of thousands gather for Raisi funeral procession in Tehran

Tens of thousands gather for Raisi funeral procession in Tehran

  • Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is due to lead prayers for Raisi and his companions
By AFP ·

Analysis Is Israel’s Netanyahu pursuing perpetual war in Gaza to save his political skin?

Is Israel’s Netanyahu pursuing perpetual war in Gaza to save his political skin?

  • Critics in the war cabinet have accused the PM of lacking a ‘day after’ strategy for Gaza
  • Fragmentation within government and among the population raise specter of mass protests
By Jonathan Gornall ·

Update Saudi crown prince reassures nation about king’s health during Cabinet meeting

Saudi crown prince reassures nation about king’s health during Cabinet meeting

  • King Salman is undergoing treatment for lung inflammation
  • The crown prince also briefed the council on the outcomes of the Arab League Summit
By Arab News ·

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio held a productive video meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday. (SPA) video

Saudi Arabia, Japan leaders exchange views in video summit meeting

  • The crown prince expressed his desire to visit Japan as soon as possible to further strengthen ties with Japan
  • Kishida expressed his wishes for King Salman’s early recovery
By Arab News Japan ·

Update Tens of thousands gather for Raisi funeral procession in Tehran

Tens of thousands gather for Raisi funeral procession in Tehran

  • Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is due to lead prayers for Raisi and his companions
By AFP ·

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. (AFP file photo)

China to continue to strengthen ties with Iran, state media says

  • “Iran has lost outstanding leaders and China has lost good friends and partners, said Wang, according to Xinhua news
By Reuters ·

Celtics grind to overtime win over Pacers in East finals opener

Celtics grind to overtime win over Pacers in East finals opener

  • Tatum top scored for Boston with 36 points, 10 of them in overtime, collecting 12 rebounds and four assists with Brown putting up 26 and Jrue Holiday 28
  • The Pacers came into the game on the back of a gruelling Game 7 win against the New York Knicks on Sunday and Boston were the fastest out of the traps
By AFP ·