Putin and Erdogan warn of rising tension after Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned against the repercussions of Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel asserting it would be the cause More »

Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage chief highlights tourism’s role in maintaining peace

:: Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) President Prince Sultan bin Salman on Monday iterated that Saudi Arabia’s care for tourism and heritage represents its care for the global human More »

Fighting corruption is a must to achieve development goals, says Muslim World League chief

:: Referring to corruption as a “black hole” that hinders the development process of a nation, Dr. Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa called for confronting this menace in all ways possible. Al-Issa, More »

King Salman’s speech will serve as guideline for Shoura, says council member

:: Guidelines for addressing local and regional challenges with a special reference to domestic and foreign policies, will be spelled out by King Salman on Wednesday, and will set the tone for More »

Trump’s Jerusalem decision could help militants — UAE’s Sheikh Mohammed

:: US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital could provide a lifeline to militants after the setbacks they suffered this year, the de facto leader of the United More »


Most detained in Saudi purge agree to financial settlement, says attorney general

Sheikh Saud Al-Mujib

:: Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Anti-Corruption Committee has subpoenaed 320 people so far, Saudi Attorney General Sheikh Saud Al-Mujib announced in a statement on Monday. The committee was established by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman under Royal Order Number A/38 on

Large number of Saleh loyalists join Yemen’s legitimate forces in Marib

:: Large groups of Ali Abdullah Saleh loyalists have joined legitimacy brigades in Marib while Ibb tribes called on the Yemenis to avenge from Houthi militias after they killed the former president on Monday. Taiz command and the General People’s

Qatar rift to come into focus as Gulf leaders meet at GCC Summit in Kuwait

:: The 38th annual summit of Gulf Arab heads of state will convene in Kuwait on Dec. 5 and 6, Gulf officials said on Wednesday, despite an ongoing dispute between some members of group. A rift between the Gulf Cooperation

Artificially intelligent algorithms to estimate Tawaf crowds at the Grand Mosque in Makkah

:: The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque said it applies simulation programs to ensure the smooth flow of traffic in the mataf courtyard and on the upper floors, the roof and Al-Masaa

Saudi King receives US Secretary of energy

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at Al-Yamamah Palace United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. At the outset of the reception, the Secretary conveyed to the King and the Crown Prince the greetings of President Donald Trump

UN voices alarm about spread of HIV in Egypt amid social stigmas

:: The UN is voicing alarm over the spread of HIV in Egypt, where the number of new cases is growing by up to 40 percent a year, and where efforts to combat the epidemic are hampered by social stigma

US firms invited to bid for Saudi nuclear plants

Khalid Al-Falih

:: Saudi Arabia has invited US firms to take part in developing its civilian nuclear power program, Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said on Monday, adding the Kingdom was not interested in diverting nuclear technology to military use. Reuters has reported

Hadi calls on Yemenis to rise up against Houthis after Saleh’s death

:: Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi called on Yemenis on Monday to rise up against the Iran-aligned Houthis after the death of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. Speaking in a speech carried live on Al Arabiya News Channel, Hadi also

Qatar foreign minister joins GCC counterparts in Kuwait meeting

:: Qatar’s foreign minister met his Gulf Arab counterparts on Monday ahead of an annual summit in Kuwait, one of the highest official encounters since some of them cut diplomatic, trade and travel links with Doha six months ago. Sheikh

Yemen’s Saleh killed in RPG, gun attack on his car, party confirms death

Ali Abdullah Saleh

:: Officials in Ali Abdullah Saleh’s General People’s Congress party (GPC) confirmed to Reuters that the former Yemeni president and party leader has been killed outside Sanaa, in what sources in the Houthi group said was an RPG and gun

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.

Arab League chief warns Trump that Jerusalem move could fuel violence

:: The Arab League chief said on Sunday a decision by US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would boost fanaticism and violence, and not serve the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Trump’s son-in-law and Middle East peace envoy

Yemeni national army orders movement of seven brigades from Marib towards Sanaa

:: The Yemeni national army has issued an order to transport seven brigades from Marib to gain control of Khawlan front then head towards Sanna, according to Al Arabiya and Al Hadath sources. The sources said that the national army’s

‘I haven’t been kidnapped’: Egypt’s Ahmed Shafiq contradicts daughter’s claims

:: Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, a potential candidate for the upcoming Egyptian presidency elections, has denounced claims suggesting he was abducted by local authorities upon his return to Cairo. In a phone interview with private Egyptian channel Dream,

Saleh officially dissolves partnership with Houthi militias

:: Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has officially announced the dissolution of his partnership with former Houthi militia allies. “Zero hour is coming to the battlefield in Sanaa… The country had to be saved from the madness of the

Palestinian president warns US against Jerusalem recognition

:: The Palestinian president has warned that the American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would jeopardize the White House’s nascent Mideast peace efforts. According to the official Wafa news agency, President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday that recognizing Jerusalem

Arab coalition bombs Houthi military sites near Sanaa airport

:: The Arab coalition fighting in Yemen launched several air raids on Houthi military sites on Sunday evening near Sanaa airport and Dulaimi base, sources confirmed to Al Arabiya. The sources also said that the coalition raided Houthi militia positions

UAE denies Houthi allegations of missile launch against nuclear plant

:: The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, NCEMA, has denied claims made by Houthi militias in Yemen of a missile launch towards the UAE’s airspace. In a statement, NCEMA emphasized that the UAE’s air defense system is capable

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