Update Day 2 at ICJ hearing: Saudi Arabia condemns Israel’s actions in Palestinian Territories as ‘legally indefensible’

Day 2 at ICJ hearing: Saudi Arabia condemns Israel’s actions in Palestinian Territories as ‘legally indefensible’

  • South Africa opened second day of hearings
  • Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Netherlands, Bangladesh and Belgium also presented preliminary arguments
By Arab News ·

US for a 4th time blocks UN Security Council resolution calling for ceasefire in Gaza

US for a 4th time blocks UN Security Council resolution calling for ceasefire in Gaza

  • America’s envoy says the resolution, drafted by Algeria, would interfere with ‘sensitive’ negotiations, led by Washington, to broker an end to hostilities
  • Algeria’s ambassador to the UN asks: ‘How many innocent lives must be sacrificed before the council deems it necessary to call for a ceasefire?’
By Ephrem Kossaify ·

Netanyahu says Israel won’t ‘pay any price’ for release of Gaza hostages

Netanyahu says Israel won’t ‘pay any price’ for release of Gaza hostages

  • Smotrich told Kan Radio that their return was “very important” but that they could not be released “at any cost”
  • “There is a lot of pressure on Israel from home and abroad to stop the war before we achieve all of our goals,” Netanyahu said
By Reuters ·

Saudi Arabia signs international coffee agreement

Saudi Arabia signs international coffee agreement

  • The Kingdom’s ambassador to the UK Prince Khalid bin Bandar signed the trade treaty
  • “We see ICO, and this updated agreement, as a key to achieving our hopes and ambitions for the coffee industry locally and globally,” Prince Khalid said
By Arab News ·

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 ·

World leaders in business, finance and tech gather in Miami for the 2nd FII Priority Summit

World leaders in business, finance and tech gather in Miami for the 2nd FII Priority Summit

  • The two-day summit at the Faena Forum features a comprehensive agenda around the theme: “On the edge of a new frontier”
  • Attendees will explore how the latest breakthroughs in everything from sustainability to AI can address shared challenges
By Arab News ·

Special New players adding to Saudi financial market’s diversity: top executive

New players adding to Saudi financial market’s diversity: top executive

By Reina Takla - Miguel Hadchity ·

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 ·