Turning point in Sudan as Bashir supports new president to lead ruling party

:: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday expressed his support for a leader of his ruling party for the presidency in the 2020 elections in a speech that was broadcast by local More »

Saudi Foreign Minister Jubeir says Hezbollah hijacked Lebanon

:: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Hezbollah is the root of the problem in Lebanon as it has hijacked the Lebanese system. During a joint press conference with his French counterpart More »

Tillerson says US considers individual sanctions for Myanmar

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that his country was deeply concerned by “credible reports” of atrocities committed by Myanmar’s security forces and called for an independent investigation into More »

Saudi Arabia part of solution to tackle climate change: Al-Falih

:: Saudi Oil Minister Khalid Al-Falih has said oil-exporting countries such as Saudi Arabia are an integral part of the solution to tackle the challenges of climate change and its adverse economic More »

Saudi Arabia concerned over female terrorism at universities, schools

:: The Cabinet on Tuesday highlighted the threat of female terrorism at universities and schools and stressed the need to prevent women from becoming involved in terrorist and extremist acts. King Salman More »


Yemen: Coalition targets Houthi militia’s weapons cache in Hajjah

:: The Yemeni army announced on Wednesday that Arab coalition aircraft destroyed weapons cache and military equipment of the Houthi militias the cities of Harad and Medi in Hajjah province near the Saudi border. The army said in a statement

Nearly 30,000 Kurds displaced from city near Kirkuk: Aid groups

:: Nearly 30,000 Kurds have been displaced from a multi-ethnic city south of Kirkuk where sectarian tension flared after Iraqi forces took control of it, humanitarian organizations said on Wednesday. Most of those displaced from Tuz Khurmato are in need

Tillerson: US sanctions target Iran’s ‘malign behaviors’

:: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that US sanctions against Iran targeted the country’s “malign behaviors” and were aimed at helping the Iranian people take control of their government. Tillerson told a New Delhi press conference after talks

Saudi FM Jubeir on future of Gulf rift: ‘The matter is up to Qatar’

:: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir affirmed that the kingdom supports the position of US President Donald Trump on Iran, saying that the nuclear agreement contains several shortcomings. This came during his participation on Tuesday in a panel discussion organized

Israel approves 176 settlement homes for east Jerusalem

:: Israeli authorities approved on Wednesday a major expansion of a Jewish settler enclave in the heart of a Palestinian neighborhood of East Jerusalem, issuing building permits for 176 new housing units. The construction, which a Jerusalem municipal spokeswoman said

Iraqi soldiers killed in clashes with Kurds

:: Armed clashes broke out near Irbil, the capital of the Iraqi Kurdish region, on Tuesday. The fighting was between Kurdish forces and Iraqi security forces who were advancing to regain control of the last disputed areas adjacent to the

Israel reveals name and photo of Hezbollah leader in Golan Heights

Mounir Ali Sheayto

:: The Israeli army has uncovered the name and photo of Hezbollah leader in Golan Heights. A spokesperson for the Israeli army Avichay Adraei posted a photo of the leader Mounir Ali Sheayto, known as Haj Hesham, on his official

Morocco’s King sacks ministers over delay in developmental project

:: Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has dismissed several senior officials, including the Ministers of Education and Health, for their “negligence in the exercise of responsibility” that led to delay in development projects in the northeastern city of Al Hoceima. The

Nanotech-based device can charge your phone in seconds

:: Finding it painful to wait for your smartphone to be fully charged? Relax, as researchers have designed novel energy-storage devices using nanotechnology that can charge your phone in seconds. Supercapacitors — energy-storage devices — are a promising, green alternative

Now go live with a friend on Instagram

:: After several weeks of testing, Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram has rolled out a new feature which enables users to broadcast simultaneously with a friend. “Starting today, we are introducing a fun way to go live with a friend. Now,

BlackBerry launches new cyber security services

:: Canada-based BlackBerry on Wednesday introduced new cyber security consulting services aimed at enabling enterprise ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) compliance and mitigating security risks in connected automobiles that threaten personal and public safety. ‘BlackBerry Cybersecurity Consulting’ will guide organisations

Bloomberg: Apple reduced Face ID accuracy to ease production

:: Apple Inc recently allowed its suppliers to reduce the accuracy of the iPhone X’s facial recognition system to speed up production of the smartphone, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the situation. The Face ID system

Why Chinese smartphone giants have failed to succeed in US

:: Chinese smartphone giants like Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Lenovo have made deep inroads into India, Russia and even Africa, but grabbing a foothold in the American market still appears to be a distant dream. Analysts have been predicting for

Saudi’s PIF commits $20 bln to $40 billion fund with Blackstone

:: Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), the country’s main sovereign wealth fund, will contribute $20 billion to a $40 billion fund with US private equity firm Blackstone, its managing director said on Tuesday. The fund will invest in the

Saudi fund aiming for assets under management of $400 bln by 2020

:: Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) aims to increase its assets under management to 1.5 trillion riyals ($400 billion) by 2020 as part of the country’s Vision 2030, an economic reform plan aimed at boosting private-sector growth and developing

Ludacris promises ‘a lot of tears’ on YouTube music series

:: Ludacris is hoping the new music competition series he’s hosting on YouTube will take an aspiring artist and “catapult them to superstardom.” The “Vitamin D” rapper is host of “Best.Cover.Ever,” which pairs budding musicians with established stars for a

Anna Faris was sexually assaulted by a director

Anna Faris

:: Actress Anna Faris has revealed that she was made to feel “small” when a film director slapped her on her derriere while on set. The “Scary Movie” star shared the experience as she discussed with guests the allegations of

Film about Russian czar’s romance to premiere amid hostility

:: A film inspired by the love affair between a ballerina and Russia’s last czar is having its Moscow premiere despite sparking outrage from some Russians. Hard-line nationalists and some Orthodox believers see “Matilda” as blasphemy against Emperor Nicholas II,

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