Turning point in Sudan as Bashir supports new president to lead ruling party

:: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday expressed his support for a leader of his ruling party for the presidency in the 2020 elections in a speech that was broadcast by local More »

Saudi Foreign Minister Jubeir says Hezbollah hijacked Lebanon

:: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Hezbollah is the root of the problem in Lebanon as it has hijacked the Lebanese system. During a joint press conference with his French counterpart More »

Tillerson says US considers individual sanctions for Myanmar

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that his country was deeply concerned by “credible reports” of atrocities committed by Myanmar’s security forces and called for an independent investigation into More »

Saudi Arabia part of solution to tackle climate change: Al-Falih

:: Saudi Oil Minister Khalid Al-Falih has said oil-exporting countries such as Saudi Arabia are an integral part of the solution to tackle the challenges of climate change and its adverse economic More »

Saudi Arabia concerned over female terrorism at universities, schools

:: The Cabinet on Tuesday highlighted the threat of female terrorism at universities and schools and stressed the need to prevent women from becoming involved in terrorist and extremist acts. King Salman More »

 

Turning point in Sudan as Bashir supports new president to lead ruling party

:: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday expressed his support for a leader of his ruling party for the presidency in the 2020 elections in a speech that was broadcast by local TV channels. “I will support the nomination of

Hariri to arrive in France on Saturday, meet Macron, says Elysee source

:: Lebanon’s prime minister Saad al-Hariri will arrive in France on Saturday and meet French President Emmanuel Macron, a source inside the French presidency said. Macron invited the Lebanese premier and his family to France on Wednesday, hoping to soothe

Saudi Foreign Minister Jubeir says Hezbollah hijacked Lebanon

:: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Hezbollah is the root of the problem in Lebanon as it has hijacked the Lebanese system. During a joint press conference with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian, Jubeir added that Hezbollah’s continuous

$25 bln in SoftBank investments planned for Saudi Arabia projects

:: SoftBank plans to invest as much as $25 billion in Saudi Arabia over the next three to four years, reported Bloomberg on Wednesday. The Japanese technology company headed by Masayoshi Son is strengthening its investment ties with the kingdom,

Saudi Crown Prince meets with Bill Gates to review joint development programs

:: Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chair, Bill Gates, in Riyadh on Tuesday. During the meeting, they reviewed aspects of cooperation between the two sides in various fields, in addition

Here’s how entertainment landscape is changing in Saudi Arabia

:: Leaders of entertainment giants are here discussing innovations and experience in cinema. A panel session at the Misk Global Forum discussed how the landscape of entertainment is changing. Adam Aron from AMC Entertainment, the largest movie theatre chain in

Why this Indian actor wants to see Pakistan before dying

:: “I am 65 years old and I want to see Pakistan before I die,” Rishi Kapoor, a Bollywood star of yesteryears tweeted on Sunday. Kapoor is among a handful of Indian actors actually calling for better relations with Pakistan

Tillerson says US considers individual sanctions for Myanmar

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that his country was deeply concerned by “credible reports” of atrocities committed by Myanmar’s security forces and called for an independent investigation into a humanitarian crisis that has seen hundreds of

Saudi crown prince, French FM discuss Mideast developments

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has met with France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Riyadh where both discussed bi-lateral efforts and the latest developments in the Middle East. The crown prince, who is also Saudi Arabia’s

Egypt court upholds life sentence of brotherhood leader

:: An Egyptian court Wednesday upheld a life sentence passed in 2016 against Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie over deadly clashes following Islamist president Mohamed Morsi’s ouster, judicial officials said. The court of cassation, whose rulings can not be appealed,

Saudi Crown prince discusses defense cooperation with Lockheed Martin

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Marillyn A. Hewson, chairwoman, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin on Tuesday, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). The meeting reviewed the possible areas of partnership, especially in the military industries, and

Saudi Arabia part of solution to tackle climate change: Al-Falih

Khalid Al-Falih

:: Saudi Oil Minister Khalid Al-Falih has said oil-exporting countries such as Saudi Arabia are an integral part of the solution to tackle the challenges of climate change and its adverse economic impacts, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Kidnappers release Saudi national Ali al-Basharawi held in Lebanon

:: Saudi Press Agency representative Jamal al-Saheli said that a kidnapped Saudi national held in Lebanon has been released. Ali al-Basharawi was handed over to the Lebanese army intelligence after two cars brought him to al-Sayyid Ali deserted area. The

‘New roadblocks’ emerge in Iraq after ISIS defeat

:: The war against ISIS in Iraq may soon be over but providing humanitarian aid to Iraqis is becoming more difficult as new political and cultural divides open up, the director of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said. Jan Egeland

Saudi Arabia concerned over female terrorism at universities, schools

King Salman

:: The Cabinet on Tuesday highlighted the threat of female terrorism at universities and schools and stressed the need to prevent women from becoming involved in terrorist and extremist acts. King Salman chaired the Cabinet’s session on Tuesday afternoon at

UN resolution calls on Iranian militia fighters to exit Syrian conflict

:: The UN General Assembly has passed a resolution against serious human rights violations in Syria, most notably is their call on Iranian militias to leave Syria. The UN resolution condemned systematic violations and abuses against Syrian civilians since the

Lebanese president welcomes Saad Hariri’s plans to return soon

:: Lebanese President Michel Aoun, who has refused to accept Saad Hariri’s resignation as prime minister unless Hariri returns from Saudi Arabia, welcomed comments from Hariri that he plans to come home soon, palace sources and visitors said on Monday.

More than 60 killed in air strike on Syrian market town

:: The death toll from air strikes on a Syrian town in a “de-escalation zone” has risen to 61, a war monitor said on Tuesday, a demonstration of the fragile state of areas set up in attempt to ease the

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