Update Israel, Palestinians set for truce from Sunday night

Israel, Palestinians set for truce from Sunday night

  • Since Friday, Israel has carried out heavy aerial and artillery bombardment of Islamic Jihad positions in Gaza
By AFP ·

Saudi Arabia leads condemnations of Israel’s storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque

Saudi Arabia leads condemnations of Israel’s storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque

  • Regional governments call for international to pressure on Israel to end the violence
By Arab News ·

Special Should Saudi Arabia be worried about monkeypox? graphic

Should Saudi Arabia be worried about monkeypox?

  • Kingdom well placed to head off health threat thanks to successful policy responses to MERS and COVID-19 outbreaks
  • It has the advantage of effective surveillance, containment and preventive strategies and low transmission rate
By Rawan Radwan ·

Ahmed Hakeem’s paintings were displayed at Markaz Al-Oun Bazaar. (Supplied) photos

Saudi artist with a disability blows minds with his paintings

  • Ahmed Hakeem’s love of creativity helps him to forget the difficulties he faces to draw some amazing art pieces
  • Hakeem has not let his disability be an impediment to what he likes doing, which is painting
By Rahaf Jambi ·

Smoke billows from a building struck during an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on August 7, 2022. (AFP)

Continued Israeli targeting of Al-Aqsa and holy sites sparks condemnation

  • Settlers prostrate themselves in mosque's courtyards
By Mohammed Najib ·

Ex-US envoy Richardson ‘optimistic’ Griner will be freed

Ex-US envoy Richardson ‘optimistic’ Griner will be freed

  • Bill Richardson: ‘I think she’s going to be freed, I think she has the right strategy of contrition, there’s going to be a prisoner swap — though I think it will be two for two, involving Paul Whelan’
  • Some Americans have asked why Marc Fogel, a US citizen serving a 14-year sentence in Russia on marijuana charges — which he said he had for medicinal purposes — has not been mentioned
By AFP ·

Saudi Arabia targets $3.3tr of cumulative investments till 2030, says deputy minister

Saudi Arabia targets $3.3tr of cumulative investments till 2030, says deputy minister

  • Saudi Arabia’s regulatory transformation is directly impacting the base economy, Al-Shahrani says
By Nirmal Narayanan ·

Press watchdog slams Israel over treatment of Palestinian journalists

Press watchdog slams Israel over treatment of Palestinian journalists

  • Amer Abu Arafa detained while Majdoleen Hassouna blocked from travel
  • Committee to Protect Journalists: ‘Israeli authorities are showing their determination to clamp down on the Palestinian press’
By Arab News ·

Press watchdog slams Israel over treatment of Palestinian journalists

Press watchdog slams Israel over treatment of Palestinian journalists

  • Amer Abu Arafa detained while Majdoleen Hassouna blocked from travel
  • Committee to Protect Journalists: ‘Israeli authorities are showing their determination to clamp down on the Palestinian press’
By Arab News ·

Haaland scores twice in Man City’s 2-0 win at West Ham

Haaland scores twice in Man City’s 2-0 win at West Ham

  • Haaland lived up to the hype since his transfer from Borussia Dortmund to give the champions a perfect start to the season
  • Kevin De Bruyne split open the West Ham defense for Haaland to gallop clear on goal and slot low past Areola for his second
By AFP ·