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 »

Lebanese PM: Our relations don’t change according to whims of political forces

Lebanese PM: Our relations don’t change according to whims of political forces

:: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said in a speech Tuesday that his country’s relations with other Arab nations do not change according to the “whims and positions” of some political forces, More »

 

Daily Archives: May 21, 2019

Israel extends Gaza fishing zone to 15 nautical miles

:: The fishing zone in the Gaza Strip has been extended from 12 to 15 nautical miles, the Israeli military body responsible for the Palestinian territories announced Tuesday. “This measure is part of the civilian policy of preventing the deterioration

Palestinians to shun US-led economic conference, prelude to Trump peace plan

:: Palestinians will stay away from a US-led conference in Bahrain next month that the Trump administration has cast as an overture to its own plan for peace between them and Israel, a Palestinian cabinet minister said on Monday. Washington

Prayers mark one month since Sri Lanka bombings

:: Hundreds of Catholics prayed outside the bombed St. Anthony’s Church in Colombo on Tuesday, marking one month since the Easter Sunday suicide attacks that killed 258 people in Sri Lanka. The faithful lit candles and offered prayers even as

Indonesia’s Joko Widodo wins second term as president

:: Indonesia’s Joko Widodo has been re-elected as president of the world’s third-biggest democracy, the elections commission said early Tuesday, beating rival Prabowo Subianto, a retired general who has vowed to challenge any victory for the incumbent leader. The commission

King Salman promotes, appoints 25 judges at various levels

King Salman.

:: King Salman issued a royal decree on Monday promoting 25 judges at the Board of Grievances at various levels. The Kingdom is taking various measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the Justice Ministry launched an e-notarization system to

Al-Jubeir meets European envoys in Riyadh

Adel Al-Jubeir

:: Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir held separate meetings with British Ambassador Simon Collis, Italian Ambassador Luca Ferrari and Ambassador Michele Cervone d’Urso, head of the EU delegation to Saudi Arabia, in Riyadh on Monday. During

Christchurch attacker charged with terrorism

:: The man accused of shooting dead 51 Muslim worshippers in the Christchurch mosque attacks was formally charged with terrorism for the first time on Tuesday, New Zealand police said. “A charge of engaging in a Terrorist Act under section

Saudi culture minister signs up to Weibo

Prince Badr bin Abdullah

:: Saudi Culture Minister Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan has signed up for a personal account on Weibo, one of China’s most popular social networking websites, becoming the first Arab culture minister on the Twitter-like platform. Weibo connects more

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