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 »

Mahmoud Abbas: Trump’s ‘crime’ over Jerusalem prevents US peace role

:: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Muslim leaders on Wednesday that a US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was a crime, which showed that Washington should no longer play a 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 country. Staffan de Mistura, who is mediating peace

US military to send cyber soldiers to the battlefield

:: The US Army will soon send teams of cyber warriors to the battlefield, officials said Wednesday, as the military increasingly looks to take the offensive against enemy computer networks. While the Army’s mission is generally to “attack and destroy,”

Yemeni army achieves strategic breakthrough in Sanaa

:: The Yemeni army, with the support of Arab coalition air forces, has achieved a strategic breakthrough on Wednesday by reaching the district of al-Jawf, north of Sanaa. They were able to reach the district through the Saada governorate, the

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 Washington on Thursday on Iran’s “ongoing destabilizing activities

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 Affairs, Adel Al-Jubeir, made the announcement at the

Islamic Summit: Trump’s decision on Jerusalem nourishes terrorism

:: The final communiqué of the Islamic Summit in Istanbul, on Wednesday, called on the world to recognize the state of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital, pointing out that the United States should withdraw from the peace process.

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

King Salman

:: 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 sector in light of economic reforms to diversify

US-led air strikes kill 23 civilians in Syria

:: Air strikes by a US-led coalition killed 23 civilians Wednesday in a village held by ISIS in Syria’s eastern Deir Ezzor province, a monitor said. “At least 23 civilians, among them eight children and six women, were killed Wednesday

US sanctions expected against Iran for its destructive role in Yemen

:: The US Congress is considering a bill to impose new sanctions on Iran for its destructive role in Yemen and its policies to destabilize the country by supporting Houthi militias and supplying them with weapons. According to The Hill

Saudi and UAE leaders meet Yemen Islah party chairman

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi met in Riyadh on Wednesday with the Chairman of the Yemeni Congregation for Reform, al-Islah party, Colonel Mohammed Abdullah al-Yidoumi, and

Saudi Shoura Council members welcome King Salman’s focus on new direction

:: King Salman’s speech at the Shoura Council on Wednesday that defined the contours of Saudi Arabia’s domestic and foreign policies was widely welcomed. In the televised speech focused on economic issues, the king described corruption as a threat to

We will fight corruption ‘fairly and firmly,’ King Salman says

King Salman

:: Corruption undermines societies and prevents their development and growth, and Saudi Arabia is determined to confront it, King Salman said on Wednesday. The issue would be dealt with “in a fair and firm way so that our country enjoys

Mahmoud Abbas: Trump’s ‘crime’ over Jerusalem prevents US peace role

:: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Muslim leaders on Wednesday that a US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was a crime, which showed that Washington should no longer play a role in Middle East peace talks. Addressing an

Suu Kyi award revoked in protest against her handling of violence against Rohingya

:: Dublin councilors on Wednesday voted to revoke an award given to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to protest her handling of violence against Rohingya Muslims in her country, Irish media reported. The vast majority of councilors backed the

US wants $250 million cut to UN budget

:: The United States is seeking a $250 million cut to the core budget of the United Nations for 2018-2019, on top of $200 million in savings already proposed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, diplomats said Tuesday. The budget is

FBI officials said Clinton ‘has to win’ race to White House: Report

Hillary Clinton

:: Senior FBI officials who helped probe Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign told a colleague that Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had to win the race to the White House, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. Peter Strzok, a

Fire in southern California threatening another city

:: A fierce wildfire raged on north of Los Angeles Sunday, threatening other towns after already charring vast swaths of land, but other blazes were largely contained after burning for days. The so-called Thomas fire is only 15 percent contained,

Turkey’s Erdogan tells Muslim summit Jerusalem is capital of Palestine

:: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on world powers to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine on Wednesday and said the United States should reverse a decision recognizing the city as Israel’s capital. Addressing a summit of Muslim leaders

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