Abbas at UN calls for end to ‘apartheid’ for Palestinians

:: Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on Wednesday urged the United Nations to end what he described as an “apartheid” regime imposed by Israel in the Palestinian territories. “We are entrusted and you More »

Solution to Qatar crisis will be from the Gulf, says Saudi FM

:: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Thursday that the solution to the ongoing Qatari crisis would be a Gulf one. Jubeir also said that Qatar should stop its support for More »

Pope Francis, Muslim World League Secretary discuss interfaith coexistence

:: Pope Francis received the Secretary General of the Muslim World League Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, who is currently visiting the Vatican. During the meeting, both exchanged views on a More »

Rouhani: We will respond decisively to any violation of the nuclear agreement

:: Iranian President Hassan Rowhani said on Wednesday that Tehran would respond “decisively and forcefully to any violation by any party to the nuclear agreement,” stressing that “Iran will not be the More »

King Salman: Allah granted KSA the honor of serving pilgrims

:: King Salman on Tuesday thanked Almighty Allah for granting Saudi Arabia the honor of serving pilgrims and visitors to the Two Holy Mosques and the holy sites. Addressing a Cabinet session More »

 

Saudi Arabia grants license to top global firms

:: Saudi Arabia has granted licenses to more than 50 global companies during the last nine months, which permits them to operate in the Kingdom, according to the Saudi Ministry of Trade and Investment. Minister Majid al-Qasabi mentioned, in an

Global trade ‘rebounds strongly’ in first half of 2017, says WTO

:: The World Trade Organization on Thursday upped its forecast for global trade growth in 2017 thanks to stronger than expected demand for merchandise in Asia and North America. A previous projection of 2.4 percent growth for this year has

Saudi shipper Bahri sees VLCC market improving by Q4

:: Saudi Arabia’s Bahri, the exclusive oil shipper of Saudi Aramco, expects supertanker rates to stabilize at slightly better levels going into the fourth quarter, the vice president for commercial and operations of its oil business said. Bahri is the

Smoke-free GCC? Why a new heat-not-burn cigarette may make smoking less harmful

:: One of the biggest tobacco companies in the world is hoping to introduce a ‘smoke-free’ cigarette to the GCC that will encourage the region’s four-million smokers to switch to a potentially less harmful product. Philip Morris International (PMI), the

The code you do not want to see on your boarding pass

:: If you are about to embark on a journey to the US and you see “SSSS” code on your boarding pass, then be prepared for a potentially lengthy experience at security. The code is part of the ongoing crackdown

Google honors legendary Pakistani singer Noor Jehan on 92nd birthday

:: On Thursday, September 21, Google honored with a doodle Pakistan’s legendary singer Noor Jehan, who would have turned 92 on this date. Also an actress Noor Jehan was popularly known by her honorific title Malika-e-Tarannum. Her career spanned more

Iraq launches offensive on Hawija, an ISIS-held region near Kirkuk

:: Iraq launched an offensive on Thursday to dislodge ISIS from Hawija, an area located west of the oil city of Kirkuk. The offensive, announced by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, comes four days before a referendum on Kurdish independence due

British police make sixth arrest in London Tube bomb probe

:: British detectives have arrested a 17-year-old youth in connection with a bomb attack on an underground train in London last week that injured 30 people, bringing the total number of arrests to six, police said on Thursday. The young

Myanmar protesters try to block aid shipment to Muslim Rohingya

:: Hundreds of Buddhists in Myanmar tried to block a shipment of aid to Muslims in Rakhine state where the United Nations has accused the military of ethnic cleansing, with a witness saying protesters threw petrol bombs before police dispersed

US ‘strongly opposes’ planned Iraq Kurdish referendum

:: The United States says it “strongly opposes” the planned referendum for independence by Iraqi Kurds, a statement from the State Department said. According to the Iraqi constitution, the Kurds have a right to hold the referendum, Iraq’s Kurdish leader

Abbas at UN calls for end to ‘apartheid’ for Palestinians

:: Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on Wednesday urged the United Nations to end what he described as an “apartheid” regime imposed by Israel in the Palestinian territories. “We are entrusted and you are entrusted to end apartheid in Palestine,” Abbas

Solution to Qatar crisis will be from the Gulf, says Saudi FM

:: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Thursday that the solution to the ongoing Qatari crisis would be a Gulf one. Jubeir also said that Qatar should stop its support for terrorism and extremism, pointing out that Doha must

Anti-ISIS coalition taking different approaches in Iraq, Syria

:: The Combined Joint Task Force to defeat ISIS has trained 116,000 forces to secure Iraq after the defeat of the extremist group while only 1,500 are present in liberated areas in Syria, according to a senior officer. According to

Pope Francis, Muslim World League Secretary discuss interfaith coexistence

:: Pope Francis received the Secretary General of the Muslim World League Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, who is currently visiting the Vatican. During the meeting, both exchanged views on a number of issues of common interest, which are

Rouhani: We will respond decisively to any violation of the nuclear agreement

:: Iranian President Hassan Rowhani said on Wednesday that Tehran would respond “decisively and forcefully to any violation by any party to the nuclear agreement,” stressing that “Iran will not be the first to violate the nuclear agreement.” “The nuclear

A UN official refuses to Qatar’s use of his name at a seminar on terrorism

:: Jahangir Khan, Director of the United Nations Center for Counter-Terrorism, rejected the participation of the Qatari delegation in the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly at a seminar on combating terrorism without his knowledge or consent. The

Abbas says Middle East peace closer with Trump engaged

:: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said his meeting with Donald Trump on Wednesday attested to the US president’s seriousness about reaching a Middle East peace deal soon. Abbas thanked Trump for hosting him at the meeting on the sidelines of

Russia’s air force killed 850 militants in Syria in last 24 hours

:: Russia’s air force has killed about 850 militants in Syria’s zone of de-escalation in Idlib in the last 24 hours, Interfax news agency quoted Russia’s Defense Ministry as saying on Wednesday. Related articles across the web UN probe says

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