Fighting corruption is a must to achieve development goals, says Muslim World League chief

:: Referring to corruption as a “black hole” that hinders the development process of a nation, Dr. Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa called for confronting this menace in all ways possible. Al-Issa, More »

King Salman’s speech will serve as guideline for Shoura, says council member

:: Guidelines for addressing local and regional challenges with a special reference to domestic and foreign policies, will be spelled out by King Salman on Wednesday, and will set the tone for More »

Trump’s Jerusalem decision could help militants — UAE’s Sheikh Mohammed

:: US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital could provide a lifeline to militants after the setbacks they suffered this year, the de facto leader of the United More »

Saudi Crown Prince discusses bilateral, regional developments with Russian envoy

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Minister of Defense and Deputy Prime Minister welcomed Mikhail Bogdanov, the Russian presiden’ts Special Representative for the Middle East and African Countries and Deputy Foreign Minister, More »

Abbas: Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the State of Palestine

:: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday that Jerusalem was the “eternal capital of the State of Palestine” In a televised address in response to the US announcement President Abbas said More »

 

Category Archives: Middle East

British foreign secretary raises detainee’s case in Iran talks

:: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson raised the case of a detained dual national on Sunday when he met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during a “worthwhile” two-day trip to Tehran. The British Foreign Office says Johnson raised the case

Violence flares at protest near US Embassy in Lebanon

:: Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water canons at protesters near the US Embassy in Lebanon on Sunday during a demonstration against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Protesters, some of them

Trump’s Jerusalem decision could help militants — UAE’s Sheikh Mohammed

:: US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital could provide a lifeline to militants after the setbacks they suffered this year, the de facto leader of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has warned. Abu Dhabi Crown

Palestinian president, Coptic Pope not to meet Pence

:: Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas will not hold a planned meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence following Washington’s controversial policy shift on Jerusalem, an Abbas aide said on Saturday. “There will be no meeting with the vice president of

Abbas: Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the State of Palestine

:: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday that Jerusalem was the “eternal capital of the State of Palestine” In a televised address in response to the US announcement President Abbas said that the Palestinian issue has now entered a

KSA denounces Trump’s Jerusalem move as ‘irresponsible and unwarranted’

:: Saudi Arabia on Thursday expressed “great disappointment” over US President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocating the US embassy to Jerusalem. In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the royal

Palestinian rage over holy city fuels fears of bigger conflict

:: Palestinians on Wednesday warned that a bloody third “intifada” could follow a decision by US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Manuel Hassassian, the Palestinian Ambassador to the UK, branded Trump’s policy shift as

Abu Dhabi crown prince offers condolences to Yemen’s Saleh family

:: Abu Dhabi’s crown prince and supreme commander of the UAE’s armed forces has expressed condolences to Ahmed Ali Saleh on the death of his father, the former Yemeni president killed by Houthi militias on Monday. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed

In break with decades of US policy, Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

:: President Donald Trump will announce on Wednesday that the US recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will move its embassy there, breaking with longtime US policy and potentially stirring unrest. Despite warnings from Western and Arab allies,

Future status of Jerusalem must be negotiated: UN envoy

:: The UN envoy for the Middle East peace process said Wednesday that Jerusalem’s future status must be negotiated between Israelis and Palestinians and warned of the repercussions of any action over the disputed city. “The (UN) secretary general has

Al-Jubeir represents Saudi Arabia at GCC meeting in Kuwait

Adel Al-Jubeir

:: A meeting of the Supreme Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) was held on Tuesday in Kuwait. Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir led the Saudi delegation at the meeting, which was hosted by Kuwait. Welcoming the participants of the

Houthis fire at women’s protest in Sanaa calling for return of Saleh’s body

:: Iranian-backed Houthi militiamen on Wednesday fired at a women’s protest in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa calling for the return of the body of former Presdient Ali Abdallah Saleh.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to Trump: Embassy move would offend Muslims

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz received a telephone call from US President Donald Trump on Tuesday to discuss the latest regional developments. During the conversation, King Salman, affirmed Saudi Arabia’s continued support for the historic rights of the

Iraq accused of violating due process for ISIS suspects

:: Human Rights Watch in a report on Tuesday criticized Iraq and the autonomous Kurdish authorities over mass trials of suspected ISIS group militants. In “Flawed Justice: Accountability for ISIS Crimes in Iraq”, HRW said Baghdad and the Kurdish authorities

Recent clashes in Yemen capital killed at least 234

:: Clashes in the Yemeni capital have killed at least 234 people and wounded 400 since December 1, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Tuesday. “Now we have 400 wounded reported and 234 dead,” Sanaa-based ICRC spokeswoman

Former Egypt interior minister Habib al-Adly arrested

:: Former Egyptian interior minister Habib al-Adly has been arrested after failing to attend his sentencing in a trial over corruption charges, two security sources said on Tuesday. Adly, who served under ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, was due to

Exiled son of Yemen’s Saleh vows revenge against Houthi militia

:: The powerful exiled son of Yemen’s slain ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh vowed on Tuesday to lead a campaign against the Houthi movement that killed his father after he switched sides in the civil war. The intervention by Ahmed Ali

UAE and Saudi Arabia form new alliance covering several fields

:: UAE president Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan issued a decision to form a joint cooperation and coordination committee between the UAE and Saudi Arabia, the Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported. The committee will cooperate and coordinate between the UAE

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