In a collective demonstration of solidarity between European civilians and the suffering Yemeni civilians, the Saudi ship Bahri Yanbu was turned away from ports in France and Italy without loading its deadly cargo of weapons.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi sent two helicopters to help Israel battle raging wildfires in central Israel, amid a sweltering heatwave in the country. Footage filmed on Friday shows one of Egypt’s helicopters hovering over Beit Ezra in the south of the country. Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Croatia also reportedly sent firefighting aircraft to support Israel’s efforts to fight the flames. The wildfires have destroyed dozens of homes, forcing the evacuation of some 3,500 residents of small towns in the fires’ path.