Update Dul Hijjah crescent moon sighted; Eid Al-Adha to begin on July 9

Dul Hijjah crescent moon sighted; Eid Al-Adha to begin on July 9

  • Hajj will start on July 6 and end on July 10, with Arafat Day falling on July 8
By Rashid Hassan ·

Jordan’s King Abdullah pledges to hold those responsible for chlorine explosion to account

Jordan’s King Abdullah pledges to hold those responsible for chlorine explosion to account

  • At least 13 people were killed and 250 were taken ill when a chlorine tank exploded at the Red Sea port of Aqaba
By Arab News ·

Israel’s Knesset set to dissolve by midnight triggering snap election

Israel’s Knesset set to dissolve by midnight triggering snap election

  • The Knesset set a deadline for midnight on Wednesday for a final vote to dissolve
  • Foreign minister Yair Lapid will take over as prime minister of a caretaker government
By Reuters ·

King Salman receives written message from Qatar emir

King Salman receives written message from Qatar emir

  • Kingdom’s FM and Qatari ambassador to Saudi Arabia discussed bilateral relations and ways of enhancing them
By Arab News ·

Sale puts Ben & Jerry’s ice cream back in West Bank, kind of

Sale puts Ben & Jerry’s ice cream back in West Bank, kind of

  • Unilever, which acquired Ben & Jerry’s sold its' business interest in Israel to a local company that would sell Ben & Jerry’s ice cream throughout Israel and the West Bank.
By AP ·

Special Egypt and Oman agree to establish joint investment fund

Egypt and Oman agree to establish joint investment fund

By Mohammed Abu Zaid ·

Special Egyptian president meets Bahraini king on 2nd stage of Gulf tour

Egyptian president meets Bahraini king on 2nd stage of Gulf tour

By Yassin Mohammad ·

Paris court rejects 10 ex-militants’ extradition to Italy

Paris court rejects 10 ex-militants’ extradition to Italy

  • The Italian nationals had been living in freedom in France for decades after fleeing Italy
  • All 10, only some of whom were linked with the deadly Red Brigades group, spent the last 14 months under French judicial supervision
By AP ·

Social media companies could be sued for addicting children in California 

Social media companies could be sued for addicting children in California 

  • Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat could be sued under the state’s law
By Arab News ·

Social media companies could be sued for addicting children in California 

Social media companies could be sued for addicting children in California 

  • Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat could be sued under the state’s law
By Arab News ·