Gargash: Iran continues to publish false news against UAE, Saudi Arabia

:: The UAE’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Wednesday that “false news against the UAE and Saudi Arabia continue to surface from Iranian sources.” Making the statement via his More »

Saudi King meets with UN Secretary General in Riyadh

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has received UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at his office at Al-Yamamah palace in Riyadh, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. Guterres arrived in Riyadh on More »

King Salman praises Arab summit leaders for ‘blessed efforts’

:: King Salman has thanked Arab leaders for taking part in the 29th Arab Summit for their “blessed efforts.” At the start of the Cabinet session at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on More »

Russia’s Putin predicts global ‘chaos’ if West hits Syria again

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Sunday that further Western attacks on Syria would bring chaos to world affairs, as Washington prepared to increase pressure on Russia with new economic sanctions. More »

Jubeir: Jerusalem Summit demands Iran regional withdrawal

:: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Arab leaders agreed on the need for Iran and its militias to withdraw from the region and stop Tehran’s meddling in the internal affairs of More »

 

US Secretary of State nominee Pompeo met with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

:: US Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo made a secret visit to North Korea over the Easter weekend and met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing two people with direct knowledge

Gargash: Iran continues to publish false news against UAE, Saudi Arabia

:: The UAE’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Wednesday that “false news against the UAE and Saudi Arabia continue to surface from Iranian sources.” Making the statement via his personal twitter handle, Gargash said: “Such news emanate

Saudi ambassador to US offers condolences to Bush family

:: Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the US Prince Khalid bin Salman offered his condolences to the Bush family following the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush, wife of the 41st president, George H.W. Bush. In a tweet on his

Polish far-right lodges complaint against Israeli president under Holocaust law

:: Polish nationalist movement Ruch Narodowy (RN) said Tuesday it had filed a complaint with prosecutors against Israel’s president under Poland’s controversial new Holocaust law for having attributed responsibility to Poland for Nazi German crimes. It follows a press statement

Yemen’s Houthis kidnap several republican guards in Sanaa

:: Yemen’s Houthi militias carried out a series of kidnappings of republican guards in Sanaa following the guards’ refusal to join Houthi frontlines, according to a Yemeni brigadier general. The general added that armed Houthis raided republican guards’ homes and

Syria: Chemical weapons experts may visit Douma today

:: Syria’s UN ambassador said a United Nations security team traveled to the Syrian town of Douma ahead of a planned visit by global chemical weapons experts on Wednesday to look into a suspected poison gas attack that sparked a

Saudi King meets with UN Secretary General in Riyadh

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has received UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at his office at Al-Yamamah palace in Riyadh, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. Guterres arrived in Riyadh on Tuesday where he met with Saudi leadership. He

US, Syria give conflicting accounts on global chemical weapons experts

:: The United States and Syria appeared to offer conflicting accounts on Tuesday of whether global chemical weapons inspectors had reached the Syrian town of Douma where a suspected poison gas attack took place and sparked a U.S.-led retaliatory strike.

Assad prepares to assault last rebel enclave near Damascus

:: The Syrian army began preparatory shelling for an assault on the last area outside its control near Damascus on Tuesday, a commander in the pro-government alliance said, building on its recent capture of the major suburb of eastern Ghouta.

New envoy to Yemen gives his first report to UN Security Council

Martin Griffiths

:: The incoming United Nations envoy to Yemen is giving his first report to the Security Council. United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres announced in February the appointment of Martin Griffiths of the United Kingdom as his Special Envoy for

King Salman praises Arab summit leaders for ‘blessed efforts’

King Salman

:: King Salman has thanked Arab leaders for taking part in the 29th Arab Summit for their “blessed efforts.” At the start of the Cabinet session at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Tuesday, the king detailed the results of his

Arab Coalition downs two Iranian drones in Yemen’s Midi

:: Al Arabiya has learned on Tuesday from sources that Arab Coalition forces were able to shoot down two Iranian drone aircrafts in the Midi district of Hajjah province. The Houthi militias reportedly launched the Iran-made drones a day earlier

Saudi Arabia wins seat at UN commission on women

:: Saudi Arabia has been granted a place on the Executive Council of the UN Commission on the Status of Women. The Kingdom was one of 12 new countries elected on Tuesday in a secret ballot during a meeting of

Job openings explored at first recruitment forum in Riyadh

:: The first Saudi Recruitment, Labor and Support Services Forum and Exhibition (RALS 2018) has been hailed as a success by firms who attended and called for it to be made an annual event. RALS 2018 brought together recruitment companies

France earmarks EUR 50 million for new Syria aid projects

:: France will spend 50 million euros ($62 million) on new projects in Syria to be carried out by around 20 humanitarian groups, the president’s office said Monday. Emmanuel Macron made the decision “in the face of the critical humanitarian

Six dead in Iran armed clash near Pakistan border

:: Three “terrorists” and three members of the Iranian security forces were killed during night-time clashes along Iran’s border with Pakistan, state news agency IRNA reported on Tuesday. “At 0130 this morning (2100 GMT Monday], a terrorist group from Pakistan

Despite UN warning, first Rohingya family repatriated from Bangladesh to Myanmar

:: Myanmar’s government said it repatriated on Saturday the first family of Rohingya out of some 700,000 refugees who fled to Bangladesh to escape a brutal military campaign, despite UN warnings that a safe return is not yet possible. The

Russia’s Putin predicts global ‘chaos’ if West hits Syria again

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Sunday that further Western attacks on Syria would bring chaos to world affairs, as Washington prepared to increase pressure on Russia with new economic sanctions. In a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart,

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