Staffan de Mistura urges Putin to press for Syria elections

:: The United Nations peace envoy for Syria called Wednesday on Russian President Vladimir Putin to “have the courage” to convince his ally in Damascus to hold new elections in the war-ravaged More »

US envoy Nikki Haley to present ‘irrefutable evidence’ on Iran

:: US Ambassador Nikki Haley will present “irrefutable evidence” that Iran has tried to cover up violations of international obligations, the US mission said Wednesday. Haley will hold a press conference in More »

Saudi Arabia pledges 100 million Euros to fight extremism in Africa

:: Saudi Arabia announced support in the amount of 100 million Euros for the launch of a new joint force to combat terrorism in the Sahel countries. Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign More »

King Salman orders $19 billion stimulus for Saudi Arabia’s private sector

:: King Salman on Thursday issued a decree allocating 72 billion Saudi riyals of stimulus funds to support the Saudi private sector. The package aims to boost the role of the private More »

Mahmoud Abbas: Trump’s ‘crime’ over Jerusalem prevents US peace role

:: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Muslim leaders on Wednesday that a US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was a crime, which showed that Washington should no longer play a More »

 

Category Archives: Americas

US military to send cyber soldiers to the battlefield

:: The US Army will soon send teams of cyber warriors to the battlefield, officials said Wednesday, as the military increasingly looks to take the offensive against enemy computer networks. While the Army’s mission is generally to “attack and destroy,”

US envoy Nikki Haley to present ‘irrefutable evidence’ on Iran

:: US Ambassador Nikki Haley will present “irrefutable evidence” that Iran has tried to cover up violations of international obligations, the US mission said Wednesday. Haley will hold a press conference in Washington on Thursday on Iran’s “ongoing destabilizing activities

US sanctions expected against Iran for its destructive role in Yemen

:: The US Congress is considering a bill to impose new sanctions on Iran for its destructive role in Yemen and its policies to destabilize the country by supporting Houthi militias and supplying them with weapons. According to The Hill

US wants $250 million cut to UN budget

:: The United States is seeking a $250 million cut to the core budget of the United Nations for 2018-2019, on top of $200 million in savings already proposed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, diplomats said Tuesday. The budget is

FBI officials said Clinton ‘has to win’ race to White House: Report

Hillary Clinton

:: Senior FBI officials who helped probe Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign told a colleague that Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had to win the race to the White House, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. Peter Strzok, a

Obama invokes Nazi Germany in plea to avoid complacency

:: Former US president Barack Obama has urged American voters to remain engaged, using the example of Nazi Germany as a cautionary tale about the dangers of complacency. “We get complacent and assume that things continue as they have been,

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

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

1 killed, 3 injured after driver strikes 4 in New York City, say police

:: Police say a man driving down a New York City street struck at least four people, killing one and critically injuring three. Police say the driver targeted the victims in Queens and fled after striking them around 4:45 a.m.

Trump, on Twitter, says Tillerson will remain

:: US President Donald Trump said on Friday that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is not leaving the administration, contradicting news reports that the White House was planning to replace the top US diplomat. “The media has been speculating that

Trump likely to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital next week

:: President Donald Trump is likely to announce next week that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a senior administration official said on Friday, a move that would upend decades of American policy and possibly inflame tensions in

Saudi college student, 21, killed in Alabama car crash

:: A Saudi student was among three people killed a car crash on Friday in a city in the southeastern US state of Alabama, according to reports on Monday. Local media identified the student as 21-year-old Mahdi Hashem Alhashem, who

Erdogan: We are ‘on same wavelength’ with the US in latest talks

:: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday his talks with U.S. President Donald Trump last Friday were the first occasion in a long time the two NATO allies were “on the same wavelength” and the communication would continue in

Pentagon report shows thousands more US troops deployed overseas

:: The Pentagon pledged Monday to be as transparent as possible about how many troops are deployed overseas, after an agency published figures that diverge significantly from official counts. According to a quarterly report from the Pentagon’s Defense Manpower Data

Trump, Macron say UN’s Syria talks in Geneva ‘only legitimate forum’

:: The leaders of the United States and France on Monday insisted UN-backed talks on Syria’s future were the only way forward, after a no-show by the Damascus government. Presidents Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron spoke by phone and agreed

Trump administration announces sanctions against North Korea

:: The Trump administration is due to announce new sanctions on North Korea on Tuesday after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism in the latest push to isolate the pariah nation. North Korea on Monday joined Iran, Sudan and

US sanctions ‘network’ accused of forging money for Iran

:: The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on a network individuals and companies accused of forging money to help Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, officials announced. The sanctions targeted four companies and two individuals involved in printing counterfeit Yemeni currency to

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