Arab News says Disney and Pixar’s latest movie “Lightyear,” which was slated for a June 16 release, has been banned in the UAE — one of the most liberal countries in the Arab World — over content, including a same-sex intimate scene.
Arab News says Israeli forces shot dead three Palestinians and wounded eight others early Friday during a military operation in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.
Arab News says Iran said on Wednesday it intended to conduct a test launch of its new solid-fueled rocket, despite a series of catastrophic failures and growing evidence that Israel may be sabotaging Tehran’s aerospace program.
Arab News says the White House and Saudi officials ended weeks of speculation by confirming that President Joe Biden will visit Saudi Arabia on July 15 and 16 at the invitation of King Salman.
Euronews says At least five people are now known to have died in the severe floods that have hit central Turkey.
Arab News says Iran is “dangerously close” to completing its nuclear weapons program, and will be able to produce an atomic bomb unless the West gets tough on Tehran, Israel’s PM warned.
Arab News says Israel’s occupation and discrimination against Palestinians are the main causes of “persistent cycles of violence,” a UN report said on Tuesday.
The Guardian says Israel’s government suffered a defeat at the hands of the opposition on Monday when it voted down a push to uphold Israeli law in settlements on the occupied West Bank, posing a challenge for the ruling coalition.
The Independent says Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett has defended the decision to hold an annual march which celebrates his country’s takeover of east Jerusalem, after this year’s proceedings were marked by violence and anti-Palestinian racism.
Arab News says protesters angry over a building collapse in southwestern Iran that killed at least 32 people shouted down an emissary sent by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Arab News says Saudi Arabia reported 530 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, according to the Ministry of Health. As a result, the total number of cases in the Kingdom over the course of the pandemic grew to 766,726.
France24 says four bombs ripped through minibuses and a mosque in Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people, with at least some of the attacks claimed by the IS group.
Arab News says the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention announced the country’s first case of monkeypox on Tuesday.
TRT World says the leader of Lebanon’s Shia group Hezbollah has acknowledged his party and its allies had lost their parliamentary majority.
Euronews says Hezbollah has been dealt a blow in Lebanon’s parliamentary election with preliminary results showing losses for some of its oldest allies.
The Independent says in households across Lebanon, it’s likely that one or more family members are planning to emigrate — if they can get a passport.
France24 says veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh will be buried alongside her parents in a cemetery near Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday.
Arab News says the coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen on Friday said Houthi allegations of deaths in the Al-Raqu border region by Saudi forces “are untrue”.
The death of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh has sent shockwaves across the Middle East and Israel and around the world.
TRT World says a colleague of slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh has told Anadolu Agency about his fellow journalist’s final moments before she was shot and killed while covering an Israeli army raid.
Shireen Abu Akleh: Al Jazeera journalist shot dead by Israeli forces while covering raid in West Bank
The Independent says an Al Jazeera correspondent has been shot dead by Israeli forces while covering a raid in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin, her broadcaster said.
Arab News says Israeli PM Naftali Bennett’s statements rejecting outside interference in the management of the affairs of Al-Aqsa Mosque sparked outrage among Jordanians and Palestinians.
Gaza farmer finds stone statue of ancient Canaanite goddess dating back 4,500 years to late Bronze Age
The Independent says a farmer has discovered a stone statue of an ancient Canaanite goddess in the Gaza Strip dating back to the late Bronze Age.
Arab News says a projectile fired from Lebanon hit an open area in Israel on Monday and Israeli artillery targeted an area where the attack was launched, the Israeli military said.
Arab News say for journalist Amer Matar a decade-long search for his younger brother has defined him and changed the course of his life.
Aljazeera says Israel has carried out air raids in central Gaza for the second time this week, with its military saying its fighter jets attacked an underground complex used to produce rocket engines.
The Gaza Strip has been rocked by Israeli airstrikes early Tuesday in response to a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave as tensions rise following a weekend of bloodshed around a Jerusalem holy site.
Arab News says Israeli soldiers on Sunday shot and killed two Palestinian women as troops responded to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s call for them to go on the “offensive.”
France24 says at least two people were killed Thursday and several wounded in a shooting spree in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv.
Arab News says trade in the amphetamine-type stimulant captagon in the Middle East grew exponentially in 2021 to top $5 billion, posing an increasing health and security risk to the region, a report said.
France24 says five people were killed in gun attacks Tuesday near the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv, emergency responders said, in the third fatal gun or knife spree in the Jewish state in a week.
Arab News says the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen announced on Tuesday that it will stop all military activities in Yemen starting Wednesday March 30 at 6 a.m.
Arab News says a diplomatic push is underway to prevent a repeat of last year’s Ramadan violence in the occupied Palestinian territories that led to a fourth conflict between Israel and Gaza.
The Independent says a pair of Arab gunmen killed two people and wounded several others in a shooting spree in the central Israeli city of Hadera.
Arab News says the latest ceasefire proposal by Houthis is an attempt to foil this week’s peace talks brokered by the Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh.