Palestinian demonstrators hold a night protest against Israeli settlements in Beita in the West Bank on June 22, 2021. (REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman)

United Nations urges Israel to halt building of settlements immediately

  • UN officials report on implementation of a 2016 Security Council resolution that declared settlements have “no legal validity"
  • They also called on Israeli authorities to end the demolition of Palestinian homes and other property and the displacement of Palestinians — another flashpoint
By AP ·

Special Iran now has ‘international criminal’ as president: Panel

Iran now has ‘international criminal’ as president: Panel

  • Ex-UN appeal judge: Ebrahim Raisi ‘guilty of crimes against humanity’
  • ‘If ever he ventures out of Iran, any democratic country would be entitled to arrest him and put him on trial’
By Christopher Hamill-Stewart ·

Expatriate workers at gas stations in Lebanon face insults, threats and assault amid fuel shortage

Expatriate workers at gas stations in Lebanon face insults, threats and assault amid fuel shortage

  • Some are leaving the country, others are saving up for tickets to return home
  • One Sudanese worker told how he was shot at for refusing to open the pumps
By Bassam Zaazaa ·

Saudi Arabia announces 13 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 13 more COVID-19 deaths

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 461,628
  • A total of 7,743 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far
By Arab News ·

Update Iraqi border authority seizes dangerous chemicals in Basra

Iraqi border authority seizes dangerous chemicals in Basra

  • The first container had flammable chemicals
  • The authority has referred the reports to the judicial authority
By Arab News ·

Car bomb wounds 15 UN peacekeepers in north Mali

Car bomb wounds 15 UN peacekeepers in north Mali

  • UN said on Twitter that an evacuation was under way after a car bomb struck a temporary base near Tarkint
  • All the wounded were German, German official told AFP
By AFP ·

BBC appeals to UN over Iran’s harassment of Persian staff

BBC appeals to UN over Iran’s harassment of Persian staff

  • Agents have sent death threats, harassed staff, used their families as bargaining chips
  • Reporter: ‘It’s a matter of life and death for us — and our families — to speak out’
By Arab News ·

BBC appeals to UN over Iran’s harassment of Persian staff

BBC appeals to UN over Iran’s harassment of Persian staff

  • Agents have sent death threats, harassed staff, used their families as bargaining chips
  • Reporter: ‘It’s a matter of life and death for us — and our families — to speak out’
By Arab News ·