Top UN court opens hearings into Israel’s occupation of lands sought for a Palestinian state News

Israel vows to ‘finish the job’ in Gaza as War Cabinet member threatens a Ramadan deadline for Rafah RAFAH, Gaza Strip: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday brushed off growing calls to halt the military offensive in Gaza, vowing to “finish the job” as a member of his War Cabinet threatened to invade the … Read more

Israel opposes ‘unilateral’ imposition of Palestinian state News

GAZA STRIP: Prospects for an Israel-Hamas ceasefire dimmed on Sunday after the US signaled it would veto the latest push for a UN Security Council resolution and mediator Qatar acknowledged that separate truce talks have hit an impasse. Efforts to pause the over four-month-old war languish as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to reject international … Read more

Palestinian state only pathway to Middle East security, stability: Saudi FM News

DUBAI: When the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in March 2020, governments worldwide were caught off guard. Having faced no health emergency of this magnitude in generations, states were left scrambling to protect their populations and shield their economies. Now that life has largely returned to normal following years of social distancing, travel controls and trade … Read more

Macron says recognizing a Palestinian state ‘not a taboo’ for France News

LONDON: Eight relatives of the Palestinian ambassador to the UK have been killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip. Husam Zomlot took to X to reveal that an image of a dead 7-year-old girl circulating online is Sidra Hassouna, his wife’s cousin. The graphic image shows the body of the girl in the … Read more

Saudi minister, UK secretary of state for culture discuss cooperation News

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has sent more than 130 tons of humanitarian aid to Ukraine through its relief arm, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center. Two aircraft loaded with aid took off on Thursday from King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh for Poland’s Rzeszow-Jasionka Airport, where packages will be unloaded and forwarded to neighboring … Read more

King of Jordan calls for end to Gaza war during meeting in Washington with US secretary of state News

GAZA STRIP, Palestinian Territories: Israel faced growing international pressure Tuesday to agree to a ceasefire with Hamas, as it prepared for an incursion into the crowded southern Gaza city of Rafah where more than a million Palestinians are trapped.CIA director William Burns met Mossad chief David Barnea in Cairo for a new round of talks … Read more

Syrian air defenses respond to ‘hostile targets’ in vicinity of Damascus- state media News

‘Disinformation campaign’ behind Texas A&M closure of Doha campus: Qatar Foundation LONDON: A months-long “disinformation campaign” was behind Texas A&M University’s decision on Thursday to close its Doha campus, Qatar Foundation has said. The university’s System Board of Regents voted 7-1 in favor of ending the contract with the foundation, effectively winding down its Doha … Read more

Malaysia’s top court declares several Islamic laws in Kelantan state unconstitutional News

Biden angrily pushes back at special counsel’s report that questioned his memory, handling of docs WASHINGTON: A special counsel report released Thursday found evidence that President Joe Biden willfully retained and shared highly classified information when he was a private citizen, including about military and foreign policy in Afghanistan, but concluded that criminal charges were … Read more

Saudi Arabia and UN host workshop on state of environment in Kingdom News

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is hosting the third edition of LEAP — the Kingdom’s premier tech-focused conference and exhibition — under the theme “New Worlds,” at the Riyadh Exhibition and Convention Center, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The event, which takes place from March 4-7, is being organized by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, … Read more

Israeli strikes on south Lebanon kill civilian: state media News

DOHA: Hamas has proposed a ceasefire plan that would quiet the guns in Gaza for four-and-a-half months, during which all hostages would go free, Israel would withdraw its troops from the Gaza Strip and an agreement would be reached on an end to the war. The militant group’s proposal — a response to an offer … Read more