Saudi Arabia to send Syrians an additional $100 million of humanitarian aid

:: Saudi Arabia will provide an additional $100 million of humanitarian aid to alleviate the suffering of the people of Syria, through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center. The announcement More »

Riyadh governor launches SR3 billion educational projects in Saudi capital

:: Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar launched SR3 billion ($800 million) worth of educational projects on Wednesday at the Riyadh General Administration of Education. The launch was in the presence of More »

As Trump and Macron meet, Iran’s Rouhani warns on nuke deal

:: Iran’s president reiterated his warning against a US pullout from the landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers as meetings between President Donald Trump France’s Emmanuel Macron got underway in More »

Green light for crown prince-led Saudi privatization program

:: Saudi Arabia’s Council of Economic and Development Affairs on Tuesday approved the Privatization Program that is one of 12 key elements of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. The program is aimed at More »

Saudi FM Al-Jubeir: Qatar should pay for US troops in Syria

:: Qatar should pay for the presence of US military forces in Syria, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). FM Jubeir’s statement More »

 

Indian court finds spiritual guru guilty of raping devotee

:: An Indian court on Wednesday found a high-profile spiritual guru Asaram Bapu guilty of raping a teenage female devotee in 2013 and he faces a maximum of life in prison. The verdict against 77-year-old Bapu was read out inside

At UN, Iran offers dialogue to end ‘hegemonic illusions’

:: Iran invited Gulf countries Tuesday to open talks on regional security, telling the United Nations it was time to move away from “hegemonic illusions” that have fueled devastating wars. Addressing a UN meeting on sustaining peace, Iranian Foreign Minister

Israeli minister Lieberman heads to US to discuss Iran ‘expansion’

:: Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman is travelling to the United States for talks Wednesday on countering Iran’s “expansion” across the Middle East, especially in Syria, his office said. During his visit, Lieberman will meet Defense Secretary James Mattis, National

As Trump and Macron meet, Iran’s Rouhani warns on nuke deal

:: Iran’s president reiterated his warning against a US pullout from the landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers as meetings between President Donald Trump France’s Emmanuel Macron got underway in Washington. Hassan Rouhani said the United States will

Trump says US wants ‘lasting’ footprint in Syria

:: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday appeared to dial back a promise to withdraw US troops from Syria immediately, saying it was important to not allow Iranian influence to grow in the country. Stating that troops would be coming

Philippines apologizes to Kuwait for sovereignty violation over ‘rescue’ of workers

:: The Philippines on Tuesday formally apologized to Kuwait for actions the latter viewed as violation of its sovereignty after the southeast Asian nation’s embassy “rescued” several overseas workers from employers’ homes, the foreign secretary said. Kuwait had protested over

Israel warns of attack if Russia air defenses used in Syrians

:: Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Tuesday that his country would attack Russian S-300 air defense systems in Syria if they were used against Israeli targets. His remarks came a day after the Russian newspaper Kommersant reported that Moscow

Macron: France, US wish to work on new nuclear deal with Iran

:: French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he had very frank discussions with US President Donald Trump on the Iran nuclear agreement and believes the two countries should begin work to forge a new accord to address concerns about

Senior military official says Revolutionary Guards will not stay within Iran’s borders

:: Although President Hassan Rouhani said few days ago while marking Iran’s Army Day that Iran wants brotherly and strong relations with neighboring countries and rejects interfering in other countries’ internal affairs and noted that “dialogue is the only means

Green light for crown prince-led Saudi privatization program

:: Saudi Arabia’s Council of Economic and Development Affairs on Tuesday approved the Privatization Program that is one of 12 key elements of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. The program is aimed at increasing job opportunities for Saudi nationals, attracting the

Egypt former anti-corruption chief Hisham Geneina gets five-year jail term

:: An Egyptian military court Tuesday sentenced a former anti-corruption chief, Hisham Geneina, to five years in jail after he said a presidential candidate had secret documents allegedly damaging to the army, his lawyer said. “The verdict is five years,

Saudi FM Al-Jubeir: Qatar should pay for US troops in Syria

:: Qatar should pay for the presence of US military forces in Syria, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). FM Jubeir’s statement came following comments made by US President Donald

Qassim Next Saudi business hub

:: Saudi Arabia’s central Qassim region had the potential to become one of the Kingdom’s leading economic hubs, Minister of Commerce and Investment Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi told a meeting of business leaders in Buraidah on Monday. The meeting at

Prominent Dutch lawyer seeks Qatari compensation for terror victims

:: A prominent human rights lawyer demanded Monday that Qatar compensate Dutch-based victims of an al-Qaida-linked Syrian extremist group, saying the Al Nusra group was financed by Qatar-based funding networks. In a letter sent to Qatar’s ruling emir that was

Israeli official: Assad will pay the price if Israel is attacked from Syrian

:: An Israeli official warned against possible attacks against his country by Iran coming from Syria stating that Israel will make Assad pay the price. Israeli Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources Yuval Steinitz told Ynet on Monday

Syrian regime drops leaflets warning Homs, Hama residents of imminent strike

:: Helicopters belonging to the Syrian regime threw leaflets calling upon civilians in rural areas of northern Homs and South of Hama to leave the positions of the armed militia. This step indicates the approach of a military operation by

Malaysia releases images of suspects in Palestinian killing

:: Malaysian police on Monday released composite images of two suspects who gunned down a Palestinian engineer and said they appeared to be European or Middle Eastern, fueling suspicion that the slaying was an Israeli assassination. Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant

20-year-old Gaza Palestinian dies of Israeli gunfire wounds

:: A Palestinian wounded by Israeli gunfire in the Gaza Strip has died, the Hamas-controlled territory’s health ministry said on Monday. Abdullah Shamali, 20, died overnight of “bullet wounds to his belly” sustained on Friday in Rafah, near the enclave’s

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