Displaced Palestinians walk around in an UNRWA school housing displaced Palestinians, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Hamas says it presses on with Gaza truce talks without Israelis

  • Ceasefire talks are billed as a final hurdle to establish the first extended ceasefire of the war, in time for Ramadan which is expected to begin on Sunday
By Reuters ·

Shehbaz Sharif sworn in as Pakistan’s prime minister, capping weeks of political upheaval video

Shehbaz Sharif sworn in as Pakistan’s prime minister, capping weeks of political upheaval

  • This is Sharif’s second term in office, his first one ran from April 2022 to August 2023
  • The new government faces an overlapping trio of political, economic and security troubles
By Shahjahan Khurram ·

Senior US envoy presses for a diplomatic solution to Israel-Hezbollah conflict during talks in Beirut

Senior US envoy presses for a diplomatic solution to Israel-Hezbollah conflict during talks in Beirut

  • Temporary ceasefire is not enough, says presidential advisor Amos Hochstein, as he warns of risks should fighting continue to escalate
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

Reading marathon promotes library culture, greener future photos

Reading marathon promotes library culture, greener future

  • Bookworms’ efforts over three days concluded with pledge to plant over 2,500 trees in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Morocco
By Jasmine Bager ·

Jordanian, Irish educational institutions discuss collaboration

Jordanian, Irish educational institutions discuss collaboration

  • Talks include joint scientific projects and research, faculty and student exchange programs
By Arab News ·

Special Houthis attack ship off Yemen’s Aden

Houthis attack ship off Yemen’s Aden

By Saeed Al-Batati ·

Britain’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak hosts a press conference inside the Downing Street Briefing Room, in central London. (AFP)

UK plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda suffers first parliamentary defeats

  • Under the Rwanda plan, asylum seekers who arrive on England’s southern coast in boats would be sent to live in Rwanda, but so far no one has been deported
By Reuters ·

Russian ‘disinformation’ campaign on US immigration woes find way into American voter platforms

Russian ‘disinformation’ campaign on US immigration woes find way into American voter platforms

  • Disinformation is worse on X and TikTok, given their lack of controls, says Logically, a tech company that tracks disinformation campaigns
  • Russia and other disinformation spreaders also use encrypted messaging sites or websites that masquerade as legitimate news outlets
By AP ·

Russian ‘disinformation’ campaign on US immigration woes find way into American voter platforms

Russian ‘disinformation’ campaign on US immigration woes find way into American voter platforms

  • Disinformation is worse on X and TikTok, given their lack of controls, says Logically, a tech company that tracks disinformation campaigns
  • Russia and other disinformation spreaders also use encrypted messaging sites or websites that masquerade as legitimate news outlets
By AP ·

Special Ronaldo back in action for Al-Nassr but cannot prevent defeat by Al-Ain in Asian Champions League

Ronaldo back in action for Al-Nassr but cannot prevent defeat by Al-Ain in Asian Champions League

  • The 1-0 defeat in the first leg of the quarter-finals leaves the Saudi side with a lot to do in the home leg next Monday
  • Rahimi cut in from the left, latched onto Alejandro Romero’s beautiful pass into the area, and skipped past Ospina to shoot into an empty net
By John Duerden ·