Trump talks to Saudi Crown Prince on Iran, oil

Trump talks to Saudi Crown Prince on Iran, oil

:: US President Donald Trump spoke on Friday to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman about Middle East stability and the oil market, the White House said, after tensions with Iran prompted More »

Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Iranian president

Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Iranian president

:: Iran will not wage war against any nation, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday in a speech broadcast live on state TV. Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the More »

China calls on US to stop ‘extreme pressure’ on Iran

China calls on US to stop ‘extreme pressure’ on Iran

:: China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned on Tuesday that the world should not open a “Pandora’s Box” in the Middle East, as he denounced US pressure on Iran and called on More »

King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

:: A number of princes, ministers, scholars and a group of citizens called on King Salman at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah to greet him. The reception began with the recitation of verses More »

Saudi Arabia King Salman orders use of official terminology for persons with disabilities

Saudi Arabia King Salman orders use of official terminology for persons with disabilities

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has urged all government agencies to adopt the term “persons with disabilities” in all official communications and media statements. The directive came after a recommendation by the More »

 

Daily Archives: January 31, 2019

UN: Arab coalition frees, returns seven Houthi prisoners

:: Saudi Arabia released seven prisoners it was holding from Yemen’s Houthi militias, who were flown to Sanaa on Wednesday by the Red Cross, the day after a Saudi prisoner freed by the Houthis arrived in Riyadh. The swap comes

Pope says ‘happy to write new page in history’ with UAE visit

:: Pope Francis said he was looking to write a new page in the history of relations between religions with his visit to the United Arab Emirates from Sunday. “I am happy … to write on your dear land a

Sudanese opposition leader’s daughter detained

:: Sudanese security forces detained the daughter of Sudanese opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi on Wednesday, her family said, as anti-government protests spread to the capital’s main university. Two security vehicles arrived at Mariam Sadiq al-Mahdi’s home in Khartoum in the

UN Security Council endorses former Danish general as new head of Yemen mission

:: The UN Security Council on Wednesday endorsed the appointment of former Danish general Michael Lollesgaard to head the UN observer mission in Yemen, diplomats said. Lollesgaard will replace Patrick Cammaert, the Dutch general who had been tapped a little

Trump slams US intelligence chiefs as ‘passive and naive’ on Iran

:: President Donald Trump on Wednesday called US intelligence chiefs “extremely passive and naive” on Iran and dismissed their assessments of the threat posed by North Korea a day after they contradicted his views during congressional testimony. Leaders of the

Lebanese MP believes government will be formed this week

:: A Lebanese member of parliament whose Hezbollah-aligned bloc is at the heart of prolonged wrangling that has obstructed a deal on a new national government said on Wednesday he believed it would be formed this week. Asked if the

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

:: Saudi investigators have recovered assets worth more than $106 billion in an anti-corruption crackdown ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the royal court said on Wednesday. The funds are in the form of property, companies, cash and other

Saudi-UAE business forum to discuss bilateral ties

:: The second Saudi-UAE Business Forum will be held in Riyadh on Thursday. Attendees, including Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment Majid Al-Qassabi and the UAE’s Minister of the Economy Sultan Al-Mansouri, will address key issues to bolster bilateral ties.

Iran facing the toughest economic situation in 40 years: Rouhani

:: Iran’s president said on Wednesday the country was facing its toughest economic situation in 40 years, and the United States, not the government, was to blame. US President Donald Trump last year pulled out of an international nuclear deal

King Salman receives Azeri justice minister

:: Azerbaijan’s Justice Minister Fikret Mammadov on Wednesday delivered a letter from President Ilham Aliyev during a meeting with King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The minister conveyed Aliyev’s greetings to the king, who extended his

Palestinian woman tries to stab Israeli guards, shot dead

:: A Palestinian woman tried to stab Israeli guards at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Wednesday, Israeli police said, with Palestinian officials reporting she was shot dead. “At the security checkpoint at Zaim a female suspect attempted

DiplomaticQuarter: Indian community in Saudi Arabia celebrates 70th Republic Day

:: The Indian Embassy in Riyadh on Monday celebrated the country’s 70th Republic Day festival. Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar joined senior government officials, diplomats, business people and members of the Indian community at a reception held at the

Turkey issues dozens of arrest warrants for military pilots

:: Turkish authorities on Wednesday issued arrest warrants for 63 suspects, most of them military pilots, allegedly linked to a 2016 failed coup attempt, the Ankara chief prosecutor’s office said. The roundup is part of an investigation carried out by

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