GCC members call for Arab unity against terror, Iran meddling at Riyadh summit

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman said on Sunday the Kingdom is keen to maintain the entity of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and strengthen its current and future role. “In order to More »

King Salman to launch Tarif district restoration program

:: King Salman will patronize the inaugural ceremony for the restoration of the Tarif historical district on Sunday. It is part of a program aimed at the development of the ancient Ad More »

Saudi elected as Arab Parliament speaker

:: Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council member Dr. Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami was elected as the speaker of the Arab Parliament at a special session on Saturday. His election is a seen as More »

Saudi Cabinet welcomes creation of supreme council with Algeria

:: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday reviewed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s tour of Arab countries and the Kingdom’s participation at the G20 Summit in Argentina. The Cabinet welcomed the Kingdom’s decision More »

Rouhani threatens to block all Gulf oil exports if Iran can’t export oil

:: Iran has threatened to block the waterway in which oil exports are shipped on Tuesday, with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterating that the United States will not be able to stop More »

 

US accepts Assad staying in Syria – but won’t give aid

:: The United States said Monday it was no longer seeking to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but renewed warnings it would not fund reconstruction unless the regime is “fundamentally different.” James Jeffrey, the US special representative in Syria, said

Pentagon: We have no knowledge of Erdogan’s statements regarding Trump

:: US military commanders have been briefed on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s comments claiming he discussed some military operations in Syria with President Donald Trump, and announced that they will not comment on them, Pentagon spokesman Col. Rob Manning

Houthis violate shaky Hodeidah ceasefire as clashes erupt in several areas

:: A shaky ceasefire in the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah was called into doubt after Houthi militias began shelling government forces just minutes after the truce came into effect. Al Arabiya sources confirmed clashes erupted near the Kilo 14

Russia, Iran and Turkey seek deal on new ‘Syria constitutional body’

:: Russia, Iran and Turkey are close to agreement on composition of a Syrian constitutional committee, diplomats said on Monday. The foreign ministers of the three nations, who support opposing sides in Syria’s nearly eight-year war, meet for talks on

UN, Palestinians launch humanitarian appeal after funding cuts

:: The United Nations and the Palestinian Authority on Monday appealed for $350 million in humanitarian relief for Palestinians next year, saying that they needed more but had to be realistic in the face of “record-low” funding. The 2019 Humanitarian

Saudi Arabia continues humanitarian operations in Yemen

:: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Monday distributed 19 tons of food among 1,476 people in Hiran directorate of Yemen’s Hajjah governorate. Saudi Arabia is making all-out efforts to provide relief to the Yemenis through

UN peacekeepers say two tunnels at Israel border breached UN resolution

:: UN peacekeepers in Lebanon said on Monday two of four tunnels found close to the border with Israel crossed the frontier demarcation between the two countries, violating a UN resolution that ended a 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel.

UNRWA lauds Saudi assistance to Palestinians

:: The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) on Monday praised the assistance offered by Saudi Arabia to support Palestinian refugees. In a statement posted on its official website, the agency described the Kingdom as a committed

Sudan president lands in Syria in first visit by Arab leader

:: Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday became the first Arab League leader to visit Syria since civil war erupted there nearly eight years ago. Al-Bashir was greeted at the Damascus airport by Syrian President Bashar Assad before they both

Iraq speaker praises Saudi support in ‘terror war’

:: Iraq’s parliamentary speaker said on Monday that Saudi Arabia had played a major role in supporting Iraq in its “war on terror” and has backed the country through a “difficult stage.” Mohammed Al-Halbousi was speaking after a meeting with

Arab coalition wants durable peace in Yemen

:: Military pressure from the Arab coalition forced the Iranian-led Houthis to come to the negotiating table, said Col. Turki Al-Maliki. Addressing a weekly press conference in Riyadh on Monday, the coalition spokesman said the UN and the international community

Saudis call for boycott of Turkish products in protest against ‘Ankara’s plots’

:: Saudi consumers in recent days launched a boycott campaign of Turkish products to protest against what they called “Ankara’s position on the case of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi”. Saudi activists took the campaign on social media against the policies

Saudi Arabia ‘rejects US Senate position and any interference in its affairs’

:: Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministry has released a statement in which it rejected the position recently expressed by the United States Senate and any interference in its internal affairs. “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia rejects the position expressed recently by

GCC members call for Arab unity against terror, Iran meddling at Riyadh summit

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman said on Sunday the Kingdom is keen to maintain the entity of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and strengthen its current and future role. “In order to enhance the security, stability, development, prosperity and wellbeing

King Salman to launch Tarif district restoration program

King Salman

:: King Salman will patronize the inaugural ceremony for the restoration of the Tarif historical district on Sunday. It is part of a program aimed at the development of the ancient Ad Diriyah city. Visiting Gulf Cooperation Council dignitaries and

Saudi elected as Arab Parliament speaker

:: Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council member Dr. Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami was elected as the speaker of the Arab Parliament at a special session on Saturday. His election is a seen as recognition of Saudi Arabia’s role in serving Arab

Saudi Arabia’s UN ambassador speaks out against Hamas resolution

:: The Kingdom’s ambassador to the United Nations spoke out against a US-sponsored draft resolution that would have condemned Hamas for the first time. US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the General Assembly before the vote that it could make history

Activists call for criminal probe into migrant deaths off Libya

:: A rights group called Wednesday for an international criminal investigation after 15 migrants died following 11 days drifting off the coast of Libya without help. Their protest came as rights groups expressed growing concern about the plight of migrants

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