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 ·

Poll shows decline in popularity of Fatah movement

Poll shows decline in popularity of Fatah movement

  • 33 percent of respondents said that they believe Hamas is more appropriate than Fatah, led by President Mahmoud Abbas
By Mohammed Najib ·

Paris attacker sentenced to whole life in prison

Paris attacker sentenced to whole life in prison

  • The sentence was read out by the head of a five-judge panel overseeing the marathon trial of 20 men
  • Abdeslam had begun his appearances by defiantly declaring himself as a "Daesh fighter", but finished apologising to victims and asking for leniency
By AFP ·

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 ·