Tillerson off to Middle East, South Asia with eye on Iran, Iraq

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to the Middle East, South Asia and Europe this week on a diplomatic mission focused on conflicts in Iraq and Syria and blunting Iranian More »

King Salman makes telephone call to Iraqi PM Abadi

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud made a telephone call to Prime Minister Dr. Haydar Al-Abadi of Iraq today. According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), during the telephone conversation, they reviewed More »

Saudi-Iraqi military talks held in Riyadh

:: The Iraqi Defense Ministry said that Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Othman Al-Ghanmi headed a high-level military delegation on Monday for a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia at the More »

UAE says to announce government reshuffle

:: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, said in a tweet a government reshuffle will be announced later on More »

Emir of Qatar: We are ready for dialogue to solve the crisis

:: Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said during the conclusion of his Asian tour in Indonesia that Doha is ready for dialogue to resolve the Arab boycott crisis. Sheikh Tamim More »

 

Category Archives: Europe

Saudi Arabia: Iran has used lifting of sanctions to destabilize the region

:: The Political Coordinator of the Saudi Mission in the United Nations, spokeswoman Manal Hassan Radwan, in her speech on Wednesday, during a meeting of the Security Council on the Middle East that Iran has taken advantage of lifting sanctions

EU calls on Israel to stop plans for new West Bank settlements

:: Israel must halt new building plans for settler homes in the West Bank, the European Union’s foreign service said in a statement on Wednesday, warning that such settlements threatened any future peace deal with the Palestinians. “The European Union

UK will keep working to resolve ‘unjustified’ Boeing trade dispute

:: Britain said on Tuesday it would keep working to resolve what it called an “unjustified” case brought by US plane manufacturer Boeing against Canada’s Bombardier relating to the CSeries jetliner program. “We have been working tirelessly across government to

Thousands respond ‘me too’ to actress’s Twitter prompt on sexual abuse

:: Actress Alyssa Milano has sparked a massive outpouring with a simple Twitter request that women respond “me too” if they’ve been sexually assaulted or harassed. More than 27,000 people replied, making “#MeToo” the top trending topic through the day

James Corden catches flak for joking about Harvey Weinstein

James Corden

:: Television talk show host James Corden is facing a backlash over jokes he made about Harvey Weinstein. Corden made a string of quips about Weinstein and the sexual misconduct allegations against him during a Hollywood charity event Friday. Corden

Weinstein scandal signals end for ‘dinosaur’ men, Zeta-Jones says

:: Harvey Weinstein’s fall should be the end of “dinosaur” men preying on women, Hollywood star Catherine Zeta-Jones said Tuesday as she premiered a film about a woman who had a brutally efficient way of dealing with chauvinism. The Oscar-winning

France arrests 10 over suspected plot targeting politicians

:: French anti-terror agents arrested 10 people on Tuesday over a suspected plot to target mosques and politicians, including a government spokesman, a source close to the investigation told AFP. The arrests of suspects aged 17-25 were made in the

Uber appeals against loss of London license

:: Uber submitted a court appeal on Friday to overturn a decision by London’s transport regulator that stripped the taxi app of its operating license in one of its most important markets. Transport for London (TfL) shocked the Silicon Valley

Populism again casts shadow over booming eurozone economy

:: For months, the outlook for the eurozone economy has brightened thanks to a series of electoral defeats for populist parties in key states like France. Now, following votes in Germany and Austria and the uncertainty over the Spanish region

‘Happy Death Day’ scares off ‘Blade Runner’ at box office

:: The box office might be struggling this year, but the horror genre is alive and well. This weekend the “Groundhog Day”-like horror pic “Happy Death Day” scored a first-place finish, surpassing expectations and blowing the much costlier and star-driven

France to strip Weinstein of legion d’Honneur: Macron

:: France will strip disgraced Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of the prestigious Legion d’Honneur, President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday. “I have taken steps to revoke the Legion d’Honneur (Legion of Honour)” from Weinstein — accused by several women of

Madrid moves towards direct rule over Catalonia as deadline passes

:: Spain’s government set the clock ticking on Monday on imposing direct rule over Catalonia, after the region’s leader missed a deadline to clarify whether he had declared independence. The wealthy region threatened to break away following a referendum in

World Italian Language Week lines up cultural treat in Jeddah

:: The Italian Consulate in Jeddah has lined up a series of events until Wednesday to celebrate World Italian Language Week. The consulate is holding this event for the fourth year in a row with different themes for each year.

Three killed, 360,000 without power as freak storm hits Ireland

:: Ireland was hit by what officials called an “unprecedented storm” on Monday that left three people dead, more than 300,000 customers without power and shut down schools as well as government offices. A police spokesman said one woman in

Ireland and UK brace for impact of Hurricane Ophelia

:: The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia could bring 80 mile an hour (130 kilometer an hour) wind gusts, disruption and damage to Ireland and Britain as the work week gets underway, weather services said Sunday. Ophelia weakened from a Category

Action movies should channel ‘deep emotions’ says John Woo

:: Action movies should reflect “deep emotions”, acclaimed Hong Kong thriller director John Woo said Saturday, calling on young filmmakers to breathe life into the genre by exploring the human condition. Woo, whose Hollywood films include “Face/Off” and “Mission: Impossible

Hillary Clinton says Brexit uncertainty affecting children

Hillary Clinton

:: Children are being given “short shrift” in the Brexit process, with some left feeling worried and unsafe, Hillary Clinton said Saturday. The 2016 US presidential candidate spoke at Swansea University in Wales, which presented her with an honorary doctorate.

UNESCO selects France’s Azoulay as new chief, edging out Qatar’s Kawari

:: The United Nations’ cultural agency selected former French culture minister Audrey Azoulay as its new chief on Friday, handing her the keys to revive UNESCO’s fortunes after the United States pulled out. Azoulay, 49, former French culture minister, defeated

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