Biden delivers solemn call to defend democracy, promises to work to end Gaza war

Biden delivers solemn call to defend democracy, promises to work to end Gaza war

  • President tells Americans the idea of the USA ‘lies in your hands’
  • Promises to work to bring peace and security to Middle East
By AP ·

Special Hundreds killed in first 10 days of hostilities in south Lebanon

Hundreds killed in first 10 days of hostilities in south Lebanon

  • Foreign Affairs Committee met with ambassadors from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Britain, and Canada to present the results of the ongoing Israeli attacks on southern Lebanon
  • Hezbollah released a new video recorded by the Hudhud drone within Israel, showcasing footage from inside the Ramat David Air Base
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress in the chamber of the House of Representatives at US Capitol

In Congress speech, Netanyahu defends war in Gaza and denounces protesters

  • Netanyahu’s speech quickly took on a darker tone as he defended his country but also derided those protesting the war
  • He called protesters “useful idiots” for Israel’s adversaries
By Reuters ·

Coastal mangrove-growing program in Saudi on track

Coastal mangrove-growing program in Saudi on track

  • 13m mangrove seedlings planted since launch a year ago
  • Plan for 100m trees along Red Sea, Arabian Gulf by 2030
By Arab News ·

Putin meets Syria’s Assad in Moscow

Putin meets Syria’s Assad in Moscow

  • Meeting comes at a time when Russia could mediate to defuse tensions between Syria and Turkiye
By AFP ·

US Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) sails in formation with the FS Forbin (D 620).

US destroys 3 Houthi missile launchers in Yemen

By Saeed Al-Batati ·

Media tycoon Jimmy Lai to testify in Hong Kong security trial

Media tycoon Jimmy Lai to testify in Hong Kong security trial

  • The charges against Lai, founder of the now-shuttered Chinese-language tabloid Apple Daily, revolve around the newspaper’s publications
By AFP ·

Murdoch engaged in legal battle with children over succession, NYT reports

Murdoch engaged in legal battle with children over succession, NYT reports

  • Murdoch is trying to expand Lachlan Murdoch’s voting power in the Murdoch Family Trust to secure a majority and ensure that he cannot be challenged by the siblings, says report
By Reuters ·

Murdoch engaged in legal battle with children over succession, NYT reports

Murdoch engaged in legal battle with children over succession, NYT reports

  • Murdoch is trying to expand Lachlan Murdoch’s voting power in the Murdoch Family Trust to secure a majority and ensure that he cannot be challenged by the siblings, says report
By Reuters ·