Update Palestinian factions sign declaration to end divisions after talks in China

Palestinian factions sign declaration to end divisions after talks in China

  • Palestinian factions including Hamas and Fatah met in Beijing this week in a renewed bid for reconciliation
  • Hamas and Fatah have been bitter rivals since Hamas fighters ejected Fatah from the Gaza Strip
By Reuters - AFP ·

Houthis and Yemeni government agree to end economic hostilities, expand Yemenia flights

Houthis and Yemeni government agree to end economic hostilities, expand Yemenia flights

  • UN’s special envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, welcomes deal and acknowledges ‘significant role’ of Saudi Arabia in achieving it
  • Following the surprise announcement, Grundberg said the UN was ready to work with all parties to implement the agreed measures
By Saeed Al-Batati ·

Analysis  If not Kamala Harris, who else could be the Democratic nominee for November’s election?

If not Kamala Harris, who else could be the Democratic nominee for November’s election?

  • Arab American analysts assess the Democrats seeking to be the candidate who will challenge Donald Trump
  • Arab Americans alienated by Biden’s Gaza stance could prove decisive in key battleground states
By Ephrem Kossaify - & - RAY HANANIA ·

Special Hezbollah in revenge mission following fatal drone attack

Hezbollah in revenge mission following fatal drone attack

  • Member of group killed on the outskirts of Shaqra by Israeli strike
  • Hezbollah retaliated with a drone attack on an Israeli army base on Mount Neria
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

Sicily’s Catania airport reopens after Etna eruption

Sicily’s Catania airport reopens after Etna eruption

  • All flights would resume from 10pm
  • The airport had suspended all flights earlier Tuesday “due to eruptions and ash emissions“
By AFP ·

Global media watchdogs, human rights groups call on Biden to pressure Netanyahu regarding rising journalist deaths in Gaza

Global media watchdogs, human rights groups call on Biden to pressure Netanyahu regarding rising journalist deaths in Gaza

  • CPJ CEO Jodie Ginsberg: Nine months into the war in Gaza, journalists … continue to pay an astonishing toll
  • Ginsberg: More than 100 journalists have been killed. An unprecedented number of journalists and media workers have been arrested, often without charge
By Arab News ·

Global media watchdogs, human rights groups call on Biden to pressure Netanyahu regarding rising journalist deaths in Gaza

Global media watchdogs, human rights groups call on Biden to pressure Netanyahu regarding rising journalist deaths in Gaza

  • CPJ CEO Jodie Ginsberg: Nine months into the war in Gaza, journalists … continue to pay an astonishing toll
  • Ginsberg: More than 100 journalists have been killed. An unprecedented number of journalists and media workers have been arrested, often without charge
By Arab News ·

Azimuth music festival returning to AlUla

Azimuth music festival returning to AlUla

  • Popular musical extravaganza will return for its fourth edition from Sept. 19-21 ahead of Saudi National Day on Sept. 23
  • Features a diverse lineup of local, regional and international artists, set against AlUla’s stunning landscapes, blending music, art and culture
By Arab News ·
IOC mulls Palestinian call for Israel Olympics ban

IOC mulls Palestinian call for Israel Olympics ban

  • The letter sent on Monday “emphasized that Palestinian athletes, particularly those in Gaza, are denied safe passage and have suffered significantly due to the ongoing conflict“
  • It said “approximately 400 Palestinian athletes have been killed, and the destruction of sports facilities exacerbates the plight of athletes who are already under severe restrictions“
By AFP ·