Update Biden announces US aid air drops in Gaza

Biden announces US aid air drops in Gaza

  • US leader has pushed Israel to reduce civilian casualties and allow aid in
  • Israeli source: Troops opened fire on crowd rushing on aid convoy, believing it ‘posed a threat’
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Calls for probe, ceasefire follow Israeli gunfire near aid convoy

Calls for probe, ceasefire follow Israeli gunfire near aid convoy

  • “The Israeli army must fully investigate how the mass panic and shooting could have happened,” German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock wrote on X
  • European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen, also writing on X, said “every effort must be made to investigate what happened and ensure transparency”
By AFP ·

Iranians vote in elections as conservatives expected to dominate

Iranians vote in elections as conservatives expected to dominate

  • Iran has also been badly affected by international sanctions that have led to an economic crisis
  • Fearing escalation, Iraq asked Iran to help rein in groups
By AFP ·

Jeddah Al-Balad’s new heritage hotels offer glimpse into bygone era

Jeddah Al-Balad’s new heritage hotels offer glimpse into bygone era

  • Launched by the Historic District Program, the restored houses fuse region’s rich history with contemporary comforts
By Nada Hameed ·

Palestinian Authority hopes for Gaza ceasefire by Ramadan

Palestinian Authority hopes for Gaza ceasefire by Ramadan

  • Death toll in the Palestinian territory had reached 30,320 after 92 new fatalities were recorded in the previous 24 hours.
By Reuters ·

Malaysian anti-Israel boycott rocks incomes of Western brands

Malaysian anti-Israel boycott rocks incomes of Western brands

  • After five months of boycott, Starbucks Malaysia says that it does not support Israel’s army
  • McDonald’s sues the Malaysian chapter of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement
By Patrick Lee ·

Regional startup activity continues to rise ahead of LEAP24

Regional startup activity continues to rise ahead of LEAP24

  • Regional venture capitals, enterprises gear up for a significant entrepreneurial uplift from March 4 to 7
By Nour El-Shaeri ·

Special Germany’s WIKA opens new plant in Dammam

Germany’s WIKA opens new plant in Dammam

By Jasmine Bager ·

Russian ‘disinformation’ campaign on US immigration woes find way into American voter platforms

Russian ‘disinformation’ campaign on US immigration woes find way into American voter platforms

  • Disinformation is worse on X and TikTok, given their lack of controls, says Logically, a tech company that tracks disinformation campaigns
  • Russia and other disinformation spreaders also use encrypted messaging sites or websites that masquerade as legitimate news outlets
By AP ·

Russian ‘disinformation’ campaign on US immigration woes find way into American voter platforms

Russian ‘disinformation’ campaign on US immigration woes find way into American voter platforms

  • Disinformation is worse on X and TikTok, given their lack of controls, says Logically, a tech company that tracks disinformation campaigns
  • Russia and other disinformation spreaders also use encrypted messaging sites or websites that masquerade as legitimate news outlets
By AP ·