Palestinian faction Fatah: No state in Gaza, and no state without Gaza

:: Hamas senior official Izzat al-Risheq said on Friday that the movement offered its vision on the ceasefire deal and reconciliation, after the Palestinian factions ended their consultations in Cairo. He added More »

Tearful Imran Khan takes oath as new prime minister of Pakistan

:: Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan was sworn in at a ceremony on Saturday, officially taking over the reins of power in the nuclear-armed country after his party’s victory in a More »

Saudi Arabia says ‘nothing to mediate’ in Canada dispute

:: Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday there is no room for mediation in the kingdom’s escalating diplomatic dispute with Canada, and that Ottawa knew what it needed to do to “fix its More »

Saudi-Canada diplomatic row will not affect oil supplies, says energy minister

:: Saudi Arabia’s petroleum supplies to countries around the world will not be affected by the ongoing diplomatic dispute between Canada and the Kingdom, Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said on Thursday. Al-Falih More »

Saudi Cabinet reaffirms rejection of Canadian interference in Kingdom’s internal affairs

:: The Saudi Cabinet has reaffirmed its “absolute rejection” of the Canadian government’s stance in the diplomatic row between the two countries. Saudi Arabia ordered the Canadian ambassador to leave the Kingdom More »

 

Category Archives: World

Former UN chief, Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan aged 80 dies in Swiss hospital

:: Former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan has died at the age of 80, his foundation said on Saturday. Annan, a Ghanaian national, died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in the early hours of Saturday,

Saudi king, crown prince send condolences to India after deadly flooding

:: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have sent cables of condolences to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind following the floods in Kerala that have resulted in hundreds of deaths. “We have learned the news

Tearful Imran Khan takes oath as new prime minister of Pakistan

:: Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan was sworn in at a ceremony on Saturday, officially taking over the reins of power in the nuclear-armed country after his party’s victory in a July 25 general election. Khan, 65, saw his

Experts point to Ottawa’s diplomatic blunders under Chrystia Freeland

:: Foreign policy analysts anticipate additional Saudi sanctions against Canada, in addition to freezing of trade relations between the two countries. This means suspending scholarships for Saudi nationals in Canada, where more than 15,000 Saudis are pursuing university degrees in

Saudi Arabia says ‘nothing to mediate’ in Canada dispute

:: Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday there is no room for mediation in the kingdom’s escalating diplomatic dispute with Canada, and that Ottawa knew what it needed to do to “fix its big mistake”. “There is nothing to mediate. A

Canada to seek UAE, UK help in resolving rift with Saudi Arabia

:: Canada plans to seek help from United Arab Emirates and Britain to defuse an escalating diplomatic dispute with Saudi Arabia, Reuters reported on Tuesday, as traders revealed the Arab state would no longer buy Canadian wheat and barley. The

Pilgrims greeted with flowers, sweets — and health advice

:: Saudi Arabia welcomed the first of this year’s international Hajj pilgrims by air and sea on Friday. A flight carrying pilgrims from the UK city of Manchester arrived at Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport — the Kingdom’s main

Imran Khan’s party begins coalition talks as rivals plan protests

:: Imran Khan’s party said it has begun talks with independents and small parties to form a coalition government after a resounding triumph in Pakistan’s general election, as rival parties planned protests over alleged vote rigging. Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party

Pakistan’s Imran Khan inches toward election victory as opponents cry foul

:: Pakistani authorities said on Thursday full results of a general election would be delayed as cricket hero-turned-politician Imran Khan led in a partial count that opponents said was rigged. The party of Khan’s jailed chief rival, ousted Prime Minister

Trump to Iran: ‘Never ever threaten US again’

:: President Donald Trump on Sunday hit back at bellicose comments by Iran’s president, warning him of consequences “the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered,” as the US intensifies its campaign against the Islamic republic. “NEVER, EVER

Kremlin says Russian, French leaders discuss humanitarian aid to Syria

:: The Kremlin said Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed joint humanitarian efforts in Syria, particular in the eastern Ghouta province, during a phone call with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Saturday. On Friday, France sent 50 tons of medical

British woman exposed to Novichok nerve agent dies

:: A woman exposed to the nerve agent Novichok in southwest England, near where a Russian spy was targeted by the same type of chemical in March, has died, police said Sunday. Prime Minister Theresa May said she was “appalled

Hunt named foreign minister as Boris Johnson quits in protest over Brexit plan

:: Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson quit on Monday over Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to leave the European Union, the second resignation in a day leaving the British leader’s Brexit plans all but in tatters. After a day when the

Israel’s Netanyahu to meet Putin in Moscow next week

:: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next week, Netanyahu’s office said in a brief statement on Tuesday. The meeting is set for Wednesday, July 11. Netanyahu and Putin meet periodically and discuss

Passengers rescued from stricken Indonesia ferry, 31 dead

:: Passengers trapped for a night on a stricken ferry off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi were rescued early Wednesday, officials said, as the death toll rose to 31 with three people missing and believed drowned inside the vessel. The

Saudi ambassador to London: kingdom condemns all forms of torture

:: Saudi ambassador to the United Kingdom reaffirms his country’s condemnation of “all forms of torture and supports the right to freedom of expression within the judicial framework”. He refuted a report published by The Guardian on the United Nations

Jordan to hold talks with Russia over Syria

:: Jordan will hold talks with Russia this week over a ceasefire in southwestern Syria and alleviating the humanitarian situation there, the Jordanian foreign minister said on Monday. Ayman Safadi, speaking in Amman, said he would travel on Tuesday to

Muslim World League chief wins international award

:: Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa has won the Galileo International Award 2018 in Florence, Italy. The Galileo Foundation said Al-Issa received the award for his excellence in Islamic works and international achievements, praising his

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