Tens of thousands rally in Indonesia in support of Palestine

:: Tens of thousands of Indonesians protested Sunday against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the latest show of support for the Palestinians in the country with the world’s More »

Staffan de Mistura urges Putin to press for Syria elections

:: The United Nations peace envoy for Syria called Wednesday on Russian President Vladimir Putin to “have the courage” to convince his ally in Damascus to hold new elections in the war-ravaged More »

US envoy Nikki Haley to present ‘irrefutable evidence’ on Iran

:: US Ambassador Nikki Haley will present “irrefutable evidence” that Iran has tried to cover up violations of international obligations, the US mission said Wednesday. Haley will hold a press conference in More »

Saudi Arabia pledges 100 million Euros to fight extremism in Africa

:: Saudi Arabia announced support in the amount of 100 million Euros for the launch of a new joint force to combat terrorism in the Sahel countries. Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign More »

King Salman orders $19 billion stimulus for Saudi Arabia’s private sector

:: King Salman on Thursday issued a decree allocating 72 billion Saudi riyals of stimulus funds to support the Saudi private sector. The package aims to boost the role of the private More »

 

Assad forces enter Idlib, one of four de-escalation zones

:: Syrian army forces have entered parts of the Idlib province in north-west Syria, one of four “de-escalation” zones which foreign powers including turkey, Iran and Russia agreed to establish after years of civil war. This follows weeks of attacks

Saudi king meets with FIFA president in Riyadh

:: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz met with FIFA President Gianni Infantino at al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday and discussed means of cooperation between FIFA and the Saudi General Sport Authority. The meeting was attended by Minister of State

Qatar seeks to ‘spend billions on military but faces staffing shortage’

:: Qatar seeks to spend billions of dollars to increase its military power, particularly its air force capabilities, but the small Gulf state may face a staffing shortage, according to a report by Defense News. Just last week, BAE Systems

Tens of thousands rally in Indonesia in support of Palestine

:: Tens of thousands of Indonesians protested Sunday against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the latest show of support for the Palestinians in the country with the world’s largest Muslim population. The rally was organized by

Canadian-Iranian sentenced to prison for conspiring to export military gear

:: A Canadian-Iranian man was sentenced Friday to 32 months in prison for violating US sanctions against Iran. Between 2014 and 2016, Ali Soofi, 63, “conspired to export military items from the United States to Iran, both directly and through

Coalition: Relief bodies evacuate staff following Houthi militia criminality

:: The Arab Coalition in Yemen announced that relief organizations have decided to evacuate their employees from Yemen. In a statement, it accused the Houthi militias of putting obstacles on aid work. It said that the militias were in violation

US says it wants Syrian government to negotiate ‘seriously’ with opposition

:: The United States on Friday urged supporters of the Syrian government to press it to “participate fully” in negotiations with the opposition, saying a lack of a political resolution in the war-torn country threatened indefinite instability. In a statement,

Egypt opens Gaza border for four days

:: Egypt opened its largely sealed border with Gaza on Saturday for only the second time since the Palestinian Authority took control of the crossing from Hamas. The Hamas-run interior ministry, which was organizing departures from the southern Gaza Strip

UAE minister: Executions of Saleh’s party leaders expose Houthi looting

:: UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash on Saturday said in a tweet that the Houthi militias have seized control of the Yemeni state’s authorities and their resources in Sanaa and are aiming to seize their funds.

UN Envoy for Yemen: Houthi militias violate international law

:: The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, said on Friday evening that “what is happening in Sanaa is unacceptable and contrary to international law,” in reference to Houthi militia’s killings, raids and kidnappings affecting those

Yemeni army liberates most of Bihan as Houthis flee from Shabwa

:: The military operation against the Houthi militia is escalating in the Shabwa governorate amid significant progress by the national army and popular resistance, especially in the Asilan and Bihan districts. The commander of Yemeni forces in Bihan told al-Hadath

Iran’s missile arsenal in striking range of Europe, parts of Asia

:: Iran has a diverse missile arsenal. Indeed, Iranian military sources assert that its range reaches more than 3000 km. Thus the European continent and parts of Asia are in the range of Iranian missiles, which confirms that the Iranian

Four killed in Israeli gunfire in Gaza clashes as Jerusalem fallout continues

:: Four men were shot dead by Israeli gunfire in clashes in East Gaza and East Jerusalem on Friday, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, as thousands of Palestinians take to the streets in protests. Palestinian protesters clash with

King Salman’s speech represents roadmap for Saudi growth: Envoy

:: King Salman’s recent speech at the Shoura Council represents a roadmap highlighting major aspects of domestic and foreign policies in achieving Vision 2030, said Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulmalik Al Al-Sheikh, Saudi ambassador to Bahrain. The ambassador said the speech

Saudi Arabia launches new SR30bn export bank

:: Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Minister Khalid Al-Falih announced the launch of a new export bank with SR30 billion ($8 billion) in capital to boost the Kingdom’s exports, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. Khalid Al-Falih said SR5 billion

KSRelief gives vital medicine to Yemen Health Ministry

:: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Saturday gave Yemen’s Health Ministry 20 tons of medicine and medical equipment in Aden, in the presence of senior ministry staff. Abdul Aziz Bawaizr, KSRelief’s representative in Aden, and

Despite Trump move, Europe leaders say Jerusalem stance ‘unchanged’

:: European Union leaders on Thursday rejected US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, saying they stuck by their view that the city’s status should be settled by negotiation. Trump’s administration invited widespread criticism earlier this

Rahul Gandhi takes over India’s opposition Congress party

:: Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India’s most famous political dynasty, took over as president of the main opposition Congress party on Saturday while facing a stiff challenge from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Hindu nationalists. Gandhi, who took the

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