Jordan’s foreign minister, Antony Blinken discuss Gaza ceasefire, entry of aid into Gaza Strip

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LONDON: Northern Gaza faces a catastrophe without more assistance, the UN’s humanitarian coordinator said on Friday, with communication between the Israeli military and foreign aid groups still poor and no meaningful improvements happening on the ground. Jamie McGoldrick, who works for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, warned that Gaza was sliding … Read more

Saudi foreign minister discusses Gaza in calls with US, Algeria

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RIYADH: The historic town of Diriyah has been transformed into a festive wonderland as the Diriyah Gate Development Authority has revealed an exciting lineup of events and activities for residents and visitors to celebrate this year’s Eid Al-Fitr. According to the Saudi Press Agency, festivities are set to take place across various locations, including the … Read more

South Korea’s prime minister and top officials offer to resign after election defeat

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WASHINGTON: A lucky Japanese astronaut will become the first non-American to set foot on the Moon during one of NASA’s upcoming Artemis missions, US President Joe Biden announced Wednesday. The offer to Japan — an opportunity many nations have long dreamed of — came as part of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s state visit, and as … Read more

Ireland poised to recognize Palestinian statehood: minister

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DUBLIN: Ireland will move to recognize a Palestinian state in the coming weeks, Irish Foreign Minister Micheal Martin said Tuesday in Dublin. Martin said he will bring a formal proposal on recognition of a Palestinian state to the government when “wider international discussions” are complete. “Be in no doubt, recognition of a Palestinian state will … Read more

Saudi sports ministry denies communication between minister and Ronaldo

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DUBAI: Since Cristiano Ronaldo donned the famous yellow and blue colors of Al-Nassr in 2023, the Saudi Pro League has become a household name in world football.  The following summer transfer window produced an influx of star players making their way to the SPL, lifting its profile even higher. Neymar, Karim Benzema, N’golo Kante and Riyad … Read more

Security reinforced at PSG v Barcelona game after Daesh ‘threat’: French minister

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LONDON: Mikel Arteta had just seen his Arsenal team come up painfully short in their Premier League title race with Manchester City and he couldn’t hide his anguish. “I know we’re not at that level,” a crestfallen Arteta said last May, “but we have to find a way.” Well, Arsenal’s upgraded class of 2024 are finding … Read more

Australia to consider recognizing Palestinian state, foreign minister says

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SYDNEY: Australia’s foreign minister Penny Wong said Canberra would consider recognition of a Palestinian state, a shift in policy as the international community looks for a two-state solution to end the Israel-Palestinian conflict. In a speech on Tuesday evening, Wong backed comments by Britain’s foreign minister David Cameron who has said that recognizing a Palestinian … Read more

UAE minister, Cypriot officials discuss Gaza relief efforts

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Iran’s foreign minister accuses US of giving Israel ‘green light’ to attack consulate in Syria DAMASCUS, Syria: Iran’s foreign minister Monday accused the United States of giving Israel the “green light” for a strike on its consulate building in Syria that killed seven Iranian military officials including two generals.Hossein Amirabdollahian reiterated Tehran’s vows that it … Read more

Iran’s foreign minister accuses US of giving Israel ‘green light’ to attack consulate in Syria

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BEIRUT: UN officials said on Monday that six months of conflict between the Israeli military and Hezbollah along the border between Israel and Lebanon must end, as they called for deescalation of the violence “while there is still space for diplomacy.” The appeal on Monday by the UN’s special coordinator for Lebanon, Joanna Wronecka, and … Read more

Saudi sports minister attends SportAccord as international federations gather

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RIYADH: Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki bin Faisal, Saudi Arabia’s sports minister, is leading a delegation to SportAccord 2024, a gathering of international sports federations and key figures in the world of sports business. Prince Turki, who is also the chairman of the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee, will be accompanied by Prince Fahad bin Jalawi … Read more