Hamas, other Palestinian groups stress ‘unity’ in Moscow

Hamas, other Palestinian groups stress ‘unity’ in Moscow

  • Meeting in Moscow brought together Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Fatah and other Palestinian groups
  • Discussions in recent years about integrating Hamas into the PLO have ended in failure
By AFP ·

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 ·

Update Iran hard-liners set to tighten grip in election amid voter apathy

Iran hard-liners set to tighten grip in election amid voter apathy

  • Some 15,000 candidates are vying for a seat in the 290-member parliament
  • Terms run for four years, and five seats are reserved for Iran’s religious minorities
By Reuters ·

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 ·

Gaza doctor says gunfire accounted for 80 percent of the wounds at his hospital from aid convoy bloodshed

Gaza doctor says gunfire accounted for 80 percent of the wounds at his hospital from aid convoy bloodshed

  • UN officials say hunger is even worse in the north, where several hundred thousand Palestinians remain even though the area has been isolated and mostly leveled since Israeli troops launched their ground offensive there in late October
By AP ·

Grieving families await bodies after restaurant blaze

Grieving families await bodies after restaurant blaze

  • Among the dead was young university student MinHajj Khan, whose failure to escape the fire was witnessed by a friend with him at the restaurant and confirmed to AFP by his older cousin at the hospital
By AFP ·

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 ·

Brazil’s Foz do Iguacu, Jordan’s Petra become sister cities

Brazil’s Foz do Iguacu, Jordan’s Petra become sister cities

  • This year is 65th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries
  • Mayor: Brazil seeks to ‘strengthen commercial, cultural, friendship relations’ with Arab states
By Bruna Garcia ·
Algerian Muay Thai veteran Mehdi Zatout comes out of retirement to win boxing debut at ONE 166

Algerian Muay Thai veteran Mehdi Zatout comes out of retirement to win boxing debut at ONE 166

  • The 40-year-old overcame previously undefeated Saudi boxer Zuhayr Al-Qahtani in Qatar
By Andrew Whitelaw ·