Minister receives Russian ambassador to Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: The inaugural Ramadan Nights at Jeddah’s Hayy Jameel cultural center features a range of activities including workshops, film screenings, dining experiences, and shopping options. Highlighting the importance of community, culture, and well-being, the event will take place every Wednesday to Saturday over 14 nights during Ramadan catering for all ages and backgrounds. Ramadan Nights … Read more

What We Are Reading Today: ‘The War of Art’

Author: Elizabeth Gilbert Ever wished you could write that novel, paint that masterpiece, or finally start that dream business, only to find that fear stops you from doing it? Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear” could be your antidote. This inspiring book is a playful guide that dismantles the myths surrounding creativity. At … Read more

Somalia parliament approves parts of election overhaul plan

MOGADISHU: Somalia’s parliament has unanimously approved proposals to overhaul the country’s electoral system to reintroduce universal suffrage, a plan that has been criticized by some leading politicians. Last March, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud pledged to end the complex clan-based indirect voting system in place for more than half a century in the troubled Horn of Africa … Read more

Explosive new evidence in Bruce Lehrmann defamation trial

Explosive new evidence detailing claims of how Channel 7 obtained Brittany Higgins’ private text messages provided to legal parties in the criminal trial is at the centre of a last-minute legal application to reopen the Bruce Lehrmann defamation trial. The claims are contained in a sworn affidavit prepared by former Spotlight producer Taylor Auerbach, which … Read more

Newspoll: Support for Albanese plummets Western Australia, young voters

Western Australians and younger Australians are abandoning their support for Anthony Albanese, the latest Newspoll has revealed. Analysis from The Australian found while nationally, Labor was still four points (52 to 48) ahead of the Coalition based on a two-party preferred basis, support for the Opposition had tipped to 51 to 49 per cent in … Read more

NRL 2024: Canberra Raiders, Ricky Stuart press conference, Cronulla Sharks loss, 18-0 point lead, will there be changes, Matt Timoko question

Canberra coach Ricky Stuart has delivered one of his trademark post-match press conferences after the Raiders gave up an 18-point lead and lost to the Sharks on Sunday. Stuart slammed his side’s second straight defeat as “embarrassing” and “abysmal” and even scolded a journalist for praising one of his players. The journalist said Raiders No. … Read more

Israeli military says it struck Islamic Jihad command centre operating at Gaza hospital

JERUSALEM: Israel’s military said on Sunday it carried out an airstrike against a command centre operated by the armed Islamic Jihad group in the courtyard of Al-Aqsa hospital in the Gaza Strip.“The command centre and terrorists were struck precisely, intended on minimising harm to uninvolved civilians in the area of the hospital,” the military said. … Read more

Yemen’s president honors Saudi Project Masam

RIYADH: The month of Ramadan, with all its social gatherings, is a time for Saudis to update their wardrobes with traditional and contemporary fits for iftar and sahoor events. Many abaya designers seize the opportunity to produce collections for Ramadan which they showcase on social media or at bazaars. Abaya fashion designer Jana Khojah created … Read more