GCC members call for Arab unity against terror, Iran meddling at Riyadh summit

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman said on Sunday the Kingdom is keen to maintain the entity of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and strengthen its current and future role. “In order to More »

King Salman to launch Tarif district restoration program

:: King Salman will patronize the inaugural ceremony for the restoration of the Tarif historical district on Sunday. It is part of a program aimed at the development of the ancient Ad More »

Saudi elected as Arab Parliament speaker

:: Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council member Dr. Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami was elected as the speaker of the Arab Parliament at a special session on Saturday. His election is a seen as More »

Saudi Cabinet welcomes creation of supreme council with Algeria

:: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday reviewed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s tour of Arab countries and the Kingdom’s participation at the G20 Summit in Argentina. The Cabinet welcomed the Kingdom’s decision More »

Rouhani threatens to block all Gulf oil exports if Iran can’t export oil

:: Iran has threatened to block the waterway in which oil exports are shipped on Tuesday, with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterating that the United States will not be able to stop More »

 

Daily Archives: October 16, 2018

Egypt court upholds three-year prison sentence for ex-president

:: Egypt’s main appeals court has upheld a three-year prison sentence for former president Mohammed Morsi, who is already jailed in other cases, over a conviction for insulting the judiciary. The Court of Cassation upheld the same sentence for Morsi

Yemen’s President Hadi sacks PM over ‘negligence of government’

:: Yemen’s president sacked Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher, blaming him for the economic crisis rocking the war-torn country, a statement carried by SABA state news agency said on Monday. President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi appointed Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed as the

Palestinian shot dead trying to stab Israeli soldier – military

:: Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian who tried to stab one of them in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the military said. The incident occurred at a bus stop along a main highway near the large Jewish settlement

7th AGFUND Development Forum kicks off in Geneva

:: Under the patronage of Prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz, president of Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND), the 7th AGFUND Development Forum kicked off in Geneva on Monday. In an opening speech, delivered on his behalf, Prince Abdul Aziz

Jordan and Syria reopen Nassib border crossing

:: The border crossing between Jordan and Syria officially opened to civilians and trade on Monday after being closed for three years. The Nassib crossing opened an 8 a.m. (0500 GMT), a border official on the Jordanian side in Jaber

King Salman heads 49th meeting of King Abdulaziz Foundation

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman headed the 49th meeting of the King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (DARAH) administrative board at his Yamama Palace on Monday. The council announced a number of decisions related to the operation of the

Jerusalem Palestinian eyes seat in Israel’s city hall

:: A civil engineer from East Jerusalem is running for a seat in city hall with a campaign that demands equitable municipal services while side-stepping the long struggle over sovereignty. A third of Jerusalem residents are Palestinians, in areas Israel

Saudi crown prince receives Russian envoy

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held talks with the Russian president’s special envoy to Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, in Riyadh on Monday. During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and discussed major issues in the region.

Children injured in Houthi mortar attack on civilian neighborhood in Hodeidah

:: Civilians, including children, were seriously injured following a Houthi mortar attack on their neighborhood in Hodeidah, Yemen on Monday, according to Saba News Agency. Eye witnesses said that the Houthi attack caused the destruction of several houses and the

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