Saudi Arabia to send Syrians an additional $100 million of humanitarian aid

:: Saudi Arabia will provide an additional $100 million of humanitarian aid to alleviate the suffering of the people of Syria, through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center. The announcement More »

Riyadh governor launches SR3 billion educational projects in Saudi capital

:: Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar launched SR3 billion ($800 million) worth of educational projects on Wednesday at the Riyadh General Administration of Education. The launch was in the presence of More »

As Trump and Macron meet, Iran’s Rouhani warns on nuke deal

:: Iran’s president reiterated his warning against a US pullout from the landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers as meetings between President Donald Trump France’s Emmanuel Macron got underway in More »

Green light for crown prince-led Saudi privatization program

:: Saudi Arabia’s Council of Economic and Development Affairs on Tuesday approved the Privatization Program that is one of 12 key elements of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. The program is aimed at More »

Saudi FM Al-Jubeir: Qatar should pay for US troops in Syria

:: Qatar should pay for the presence of US military forces in Syria, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). FM Jubeir’s statement More »

 

Iran media confirms arrest of British-Iranian scientist

:: Iranian media confirmed on Thursday that Abbas Edalat, a British-Iranian scientist and peace campaigner, has been arrested for his alleged role in an “infiltration network”. “Recently, members of an infiltration network affiliated to Britain have been arrested,” an unnamed

Lieberman says Israel will hit Tehran if Iran attacks Tel Aviv

:: Israel would retaliate against any Iranian attack on Tel Aviv by striking Tehran, Israel’s defense minister said in remarks published on Thursday, as the arch-foes faced off over Syria. The comments by Avigdor Lieberman were an unusually explicit Israeli

Palestinian journalist shot at Gaza protest dies of wounds

:: A Palestinian journalist shot two weeks ago by Israeli forces on the Gaza border has died, Israeli and Palestinian sources said Wednesday, the second journalist killed in a month of unrest. Ahmed Abu Hussein, 25, was shot on April

Khamenei affirms continued Iranian resistance in face of US ‘bullying’

:: Iran’s supreme leader called on Muslim nations to unite against the United States, saying Tehran would never yield to “bullying”, state television reported on Thursday. “The Iranian nation has successfully resisted bullying attempts by America and other arrogant powers

Egypt says three soldiers, 30 extremists killed in restive Sinai

:: Three soldiers and 30 extremists have been killed in the past week in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula where the military is battling ISIS, the army said Wednesday. Around 200 extremists and at least 33 government troops have now been killed

Kim Jong Un will walk across border for summit with South Korean president

:: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon-Jae-in will plant a commemorative tree and inspect an honor guard together after Kim walks across the border Friday for their historic summit, Seoul officials said Thursday. The talks

EU leader Mogherini says current Iran nuclear deal should be kept

:: EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the current deal with Iran is working effectively to keep Tehran from developing nuclear weapons and should be preserved for the future. Mogherini spoke after US President Trump again showed dissatisfaction with

UK seeks information from Tehran over reported arrest of British-Iranian

:: Britain’s Foreign Office (FCO) said on Wednesday it was urgently seeking information from Iran following reports of the detention of a British-Iranian dual national. The New York-based Center for Human Rights in Iran reported that Abbas Edalat, a professor

School bus collision with train leaves 13 children dead in northern India

:: Thirteen children were killed on Thursday when a school van collided with a train at an unmanned railway crossing in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, a police official said. Eight children were injured and taken hospital, said

Yemen subjected to largest mine-laying operation by Houthis since World War II

:: The largest land mine operation in the world since the Second World War was executed by the Houthi militias in Yemen. Internationally banned land mines have not been used by the Houthis just as a combat tool and but

Saudi Arabia to send Syrians an additional $100 million of humanitarian aid

:: Saudi Arabia will provide an additional $100 million of humanitarian aid to alleviate the suffering of the people of Syria, through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center. The announcement of the latest aid package was made by

UN team to visit Myanmar’s Rakhine next week

:: A United Nations Security Council delegation which wants to see first-hand the impact of the Rohingya refugee crisis will arrive in Myanmar on Monday and visit Rakhine state, a senior government official said. It will be the highest-profile UN

Kuwait expels Philippines envoy amid tensions over domestic workers

:: Kuwait has formally asked the Philippines ambassador to leave the country within a week and has also summoned its own envoy back from Manila. An official source at Kuwait’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the ministry summoned on

Houthi militias deny 40 relief ships access to Hodeidah Port — Saudi-led coalition

Col. Turki Al-Maliki

:: The Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen’s legitimate government on Wednesday accused Houthi rebels of blocking 40 relief ships from entering the port of Hodeidah. In a press conference in Riyadh, Col. Turki Al-Maliki, the coalition spokesperson, also said that ridding

Riyadh governor launches SR3 billion educational projects in Saudi capital

:: Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar launched SR3 billion ($800 million) worth of educational projects on Wednesday at the Riyadh General Administration of Education. The launch was in the presence of Education Minister Ahmed Al-Issa and a number of

Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan, head of KSA’s Federation for Electronics and Intellectual Sports

:: Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan is the president of the Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronics and Intellectual Sports (SAFEIS), tasked with creating a world-class, first-of-its-kind public and private eSports federation, culture and infrastructure in the Kingdom. As the

Online post suggests Toronto rampage suspect may have resented women

:: The suspect in the deadly van attack in Toronto posted a chilling Facebook message just minutes before plowing into a crowded city sidewalk, authorities said Tuesday, raising the possibility that he may have nursed grudges against women – a

Trump says US trade officials to visit China soon

:: President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that top US trade officials would soon travel to China as Washington and Beijing seek to resolve a trade dispute that has roiled markets and left exporters on edge. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, US

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