Update Huge crowds in Iran capital for Raisi’s funeral

Huge crowds in Iran capital for Raisi’s funeral

  • Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei leads prayers for those who died in the helicopter crash
By AFP ·

Update Saudi Arabia welcomes move by Norway, Ireland and Spain to formally recognize Palestinian state

Saudi Arabia welcomes move by Norway, Ireland and Spain to formally recognize Palestinian state

  • Palestinian Authority and its rival group Hamas both welcomed the recognition
  • Israel recalls envoys to Spain, Ireland and Norway for consultations
By Arab News ·

Washington stepping up defense cooperation with GCC states: US official

Washington stepping up defense cooperation with GCC states: US official

  • ‘The threats from Iran and its proxies are pervasive,’ Dan Dhapiro tells briefing attended by Arab News
  • ‘The US has an interest in deepening the partnerships we’ve forged with our Gulf partners’
By Arab News ·

Saudi nature reserve becomes Kingdom’s ‘first major biodiversity site’

Saudi nature reserve becomes Kingdom’s ‘first major biodiversity site’

  • Accreditation follows evaluation of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Royal Natural Reserve by the international organization Key Biodiversity Areas
By Arab News ·

Arab League welcomes announcement by Spain, Ireland, Norway to recognize Palestine

Arab League welcomes announcement by Spain, Ireland, Norway to recognize Palestine

  • Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Arab League secretary-general, said that this “significant move underscores a genuine commitment to the two-state solution”
  • He urged countries yet to recognize Palestine to reassess their positions and align themselves with the course of history
By Gobran Mohamed ·

Blinken urges Egypt to ensure aid is flowing into Gaza

Blinken urges Egypt to ensure aid is flowing into Gaza

  • Fighting near the crossing has made providing assistance challenging, but aid could still be getting through, Blinken said
  • “We do strongly urge our Egyptian partners to do everything that they can on their end of things to make sure that assistance is flowing“
By Reuters ·

Israeli mayor posts photos of himself with blindfolded Palestinian detainees

Israeli mayor posts photos of himself with blindfolded Palestinian detainees

  • Shimon Tobol took the photos during his time as a reservist in the West Bank
  • News follows BBC analysis of Palestinian prisoners being abused by Israeli soldiers on social media
By Arab News ·

Israeli mayor posts photos of himself with blindfolded Palestinian detainees

Israeli mayor posts photos of himself with blindfolded Palestinian detainees

  • Shimon Tobol took the photos during his time as a reservist in the West Bank
  • News follows BBC analysis of Palestinian prisoners being abused by Israeli soldiers on social media
By Arab News ·