Bahrain says dispute with Qatar is political, accuses it of military escalation

:: Bahrain’s foreign minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said on Monday that the dispute with Qatar is related More »

What did Iran’s president tell Qatar’s emir on Eid al-Fitr?

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday said his country wants to bolster ties with Qatar and rejected a More »

Turkey’s Erdogan backs Qatar’s response to list of Arab demands

:: Turkish President Tayyip Ergodan said on Sunday he backed Qatar’s response to a list of demands issued by More »

Terrorism scourge of this era, says King Salman

:: Terrorism is the “scourge of this era,” King Salman said on Saturday, adding that Saudi Arabia was making More »

Yemen launches investigation into human rights abuses in liberated areas

:: Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dajar issued a decision to form a joint committee to investigate allegations regarding More »

 

Daily Archives: February 9, 2017

Trump to approve weapons packages to Saudi Arabia

US President Donald Trump’s administration is set to green-light a major weapons packages for Saudi Arabia, US officials and congressional sources told the Washington Times on Tuesday.

Former prime minister Farmajo wins Somalia’s presidential vote

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, a US-educated former prime minister, was sworn in as Somalia’s new president on Wednesday after lawmakers gave him an unassailable lead in the second

Erdogan reiterates discontent with Turkish interest rate policy

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan reiterated his discontent with the country’s interest rate policy on Tuesday, saying it was a means of exploitation and calling on the country’s

More than 52,000 flee South Sudan fighting in one month

More than 52,000 South Sudanese fled to Uganda in January alone as continued fighting risks creating a situation of mass atrocities, the UN’s special adviser on genocide

Unclarity surrounds Sanaa position over US role in Yemen

Khaled Hussein Al-Yemany

While some news agencies reported that Sanaa suspended any counterterrorism operations in Yemen with the US government, subsequent reports suggested that it did not, as evident from

Madinah governor launches planting of date palms to help orphans

Prince Faisal bin Salman

Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman launched a program on Tuesday to plant 100,000 palm trees in his region to help orphans. Prince Faisal is the chairman

Saudi minister tours Beirut’s Downtown, meets PM Saad Hariri

Thamer al-Sabhan

Saudi Arabia’s Arab Gulf Affairs Minister Thamer al-Sabhan toured Beirut’s Downtown on Tuesday where he met with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, former PM Tammam Salam and

Saudi FM says Turkey ties are ‘strategic’

Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir on Wednesday said Riyadh’s ties with Turkey are strategically binding. Jubeir was speaking in a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart

Kuwait welcomes Iran’s readiness for dialogue with Gulf

Kuwait has welcomed Iran’s willingness for dialogue with its Gulf Arab neighbors, saying any talks are likely to help resolve civil wars in Syria and Yemen, according

E-link between general, appeal courts ordered

Walid Al-Samaani

Minister of Justice Walid Al-Samaani has ordered the electronic link between the criminal and family affairs and appeal courts on an experimental basis, according to a ministry

Yemen seeks ‘reassessment’ of deadly US raid

Yemen’s foreign minister says it has asked for a “reassessment” of a US raid last month that killed several women and children, but denies reports that his

South Sudan president to seek election in 2018

South Sudan’s president will seek election next year, a spokesman said Wednesday, in what will be the first vote on Salva Kiir’s leadership since the turbulent country

Turkish army, Syrian rebels escalate assault on ISIS-held city

Syrian rebel forces supported by Turkish armed forces have seized control of strategically important hills around the ISIS-controlled town of al-Bab, Turkey’s military said on Wednesday. It

Erdogan, Trump to act together on ISIS in Syria

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump agreed in a phone call overnight to act jointly against ISIS in the Syrian towns of al-Bab and

Yemeni army and resistance gain control of Al-Mokha

Yemeni national forces and popular resistance have captured the city of Al-Mokha from the hands of Houthi militiamen, the Arab coalition leadership in Yemen confirmed. With the

Syria rejects Amnesty’s report of mass hangings as ‘untrue’

Syria’s justice ministry on Wednesday rejected an Amnesty International report of mass hangings of as many as 13,000 people in a prison near Damascus, calling the allegations

India to remove cash withdrawal limits

Limits on cash withdrawals will be removed entirely from March 13, India’s central bank said Wednesday, as it left interest rates on hold for the second time

Shoura panel calls for effective transport system

A Shoura Council panel on Tuesday has called on the Ministry of Transport to set up an effective transport system to link projects of the Ministry of

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