Update Biden says US helped Israel down nearly all Iran attacks

Biden says US helped Israel down nearly all Iran attacks

  • Israeli military: 99 percent of 300 missiles and drones fired by Iran were shot down
  • Biden tells Netanyahu that he would oppose an Israeli counterattack against Tehran
By AFP ·

UN Security Council to meet on Sunday to discuss Iran attacks on Israel

UN Security Council to meet on Sunday to discuss Iran attacks on Israel

  • Israel requested the meeting, urging council to condemn Iran and designate IRGC as a terror organization
  • Iran blamed its retaliatory attack on the council’s failure to condemn Israel’s strike on its Damascus consulate
By Ephrem Kossaify ·

Update Israel says Hamas has rejected hostage deal proposal

Israel says Hamas has rejected hostage deal proposal

  • Truce talks started on April 7 in Cairo but have so far brought no breakthrough on a plan presented by US, Qatari and Egyptian mediators
By Reuters - AFP ·

Iran says ‘concluded’ retaliation against Israel, summons Western envoys

Iran says ‘concluded’ retaliation against Israel, summons Western envoys

  • Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi warns Israel and its allies against any ‘reckless’ actions after Tehran’s drone and missile attack
By AFP ·

Iraq PM arrives in Washington

Iraq PM arrives in Washington

By Arab News ·

Update Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon reopen airspace after Iran attacks

Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon reopen airspace after Iran attacks

By Raed Omari - Reuters ·

MI5 sued by Manchester Arena bomb survivors

MI5 sued by Manchester Arena bomb survivors

  • Relatives of victims say failure to stop Salman Abedi before attack violated Human Rights Act
  • 22 people were murdered and hundreds injured at Ariana Grande concert in 2017
By Arab News ·

Lebanese newspaper introduces ‘AI President’ in effort to break political deadlock

Lebanese newspaper introduces ‘AI President’ in effort to break political deadlock

  • Artificial intelligence tool’s ‘deep understanding’ of country equips it to address issues effectively, AnNahar newspaper says
  • Lebanon has been without a president for more than two years
By Arab News ·

Lebanese newspaper introduces ‘AI President’ in effort to break political deadlock

Lebanese newspaper introduces ‘AI President’ in effort to break political deadlock

  • Artificial intelligence tool’s ‘deep understanding’ of country equips it to address issues effectively, AnNahar newspaper says
  • Lebanon has been without a president for more than two years
By Arab News ·