As Egypt’s Sisi, Israel’s Netanyahu meet for first time he calls for unity among Palestinians

:: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have met for the first time in public in what Egypt said was part of an effort to revive the More »

Are Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar’s map?

:: For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, they are, quite literally, being wiped off the map. After a series of attacks More »

Saudi Crown Prince, British Defense Minister sign military agreement

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and Defense Minist Mohammed bin Salman has met in Jeddah with British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon where a military and security deal was signed. During the meeting, More »

King Salman orders additional $15 million for Rohingyas

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud ordered an additional $15 million for the Rohingya Muslims on Tuesday during a cabinet meeting that condemned the terrorist massacres. The cabinet meeting discussed the brutal More »

Egypt’s Sisi on Qatar: It’s time to confront supporters of terrorism

:: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi who is in New York for the UN General Assembly session said the time has come to efficiently confront parties that support terrorism and get them to More »


Rival Libya govt seeks international recognition

:: The head of Libya’s rival government in the east has called on the international community to recognize his administration which he says controls most of the North African country. Libya, which plunged into chaos after the ouster and killing

Iran warns Iraq Kurds independence means end to border deals

:: Iran warned on Sunday that independence for Iraqi Kurdistan would mean an end to all border and security arrangements with the regional government. “Border agreements stand only with the central government of Iraq, and secession of Kurdistan region from

Heads of OIC states among world leaders flocking to New York for UNGA

:: World leaders, including heads of member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), on Sunday began arriving in New York to attend the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). The sessions are scheduled to begin on

Yemeni minister tours Taiz defying Houthi siege

:: Yemen’s Minister of Water and Environment Ezzi Shuraim defied the rebels’ siege of Taiz, southwest of the country, and visited the city and toured its streets on Saturday. This is the first visit of its kind in Taiz which

Al-Murrah tribe warns Qatar against harming relatives

Sheikh Taleb

:: Leaders of the Al-Murrah tribe in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have warned Doha against harming their relatives in Qatar. The warning came after Qatar stripped Al-Murrah tribal chief Sheikh Taleb and 54 family members of their citizenship,

Russia rejects allegation it bombed US-backed fighters in Syria

:: Russia’s Defense Ministry on Sunday rejected allegations it had bombed US-backed militias in Syria, saying its planes only targeted ISIS militants and that it had warned the United States well in advance of its operational plans. US-backed militias said

Move to get private sector on board for Jeddah transport projects

:: A consulting company is being appointed to study private sector involvement in three public transport projects in the Jeddah area. King Salman approved the contract, which will be formed with the public transport operator. It centers on three projects:

Iran’s Khamenei warns against US ‘wrong move’ on nuclear deal

:: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday Iran would react strongly to any “wrong move” by the United States on Tehran’s nuclear accord with world powers, days after President Donald Trump said Iran violated the agreement’s “spirit”. “The

Makkah, Madinah and Riyadh harbor 60% of Saudi population

:: The Makkah, Madinah and Riyadh regions harbor about 60 percent of the population in the Kingdom which reached 32.6 million people as of the first half of 2017, a research study revealed. According to preliminary data of the General

Pakistanis vote in by-election seen as test of support for ousted PM Sharif

:: Pakistanis began casting votes on Sunday for the parliamentary seat vacated by ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in a by-election seen as a test of support for the Sharif dynasty ahead of the 2018 general election. Sharif’s ruling Pakistan

‘Are you a pedophile?’ Philippines’ Duterte fiery question to human rights official

:: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte taunted the head of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Saturday, asking if he was a pedophile because of his focus on the killing of teenagers in the government’s bloody war on drugs. Duterte

Dubai-based MEVP invests in Wego, region’s leading online travel marketplace

:: The Middle east Venture Partners (MEVP) , the leading venture capital firm focused on the region, on Sunday announced that it hasi nvested in Wego, the largest online travel marketplace across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region

Mobile payment to receive boost in UAE as Apple Pay plans entry soon

:: Early last month, Apple Inc. while releasing its quarterly results, also announced that Apple Pay, its mobile payment software, would be expanded further internationally before the end of 2017. One of the countries where Apple Pay is being introduced

Romanian and French wheat cargoes still in Egyptian prosecutor custody

:: Two wheat cargoes rejected by Egypt’s agriculture quarantine service for containing poppy seeds are still in the custody of the public prosecutor and have not been released yet, Egypt’s Red Sea Port Authority said on Saturday. The agriculture minister

UAE non-oil growth to accelerate in 2018

:: The non-oil sector of the United Arab Emirates economy is expected to grow 3.1 percent this year, accelerating to 3.5 percent next year, central bank governor Mubarak Rashid al-Mansouri said on Sunday. Speaking to a meeting of Arab central

Egypt plans more Eurobond issues in coming months

:: Egypt will issue a 1.8 billion (1.5 bln euro) bond by the end of November and then plans to launch a new $10 billion Eurobond program next year, the Boursa newspaper reported. Finance Minister Amr El Garhy told the

Qatar’s stock market heads for tenth straight losing session

:: Qatar’s stock market headed for its tenth straight losing session on Sunday as the country’s index slipped 0.5 percent with Doha Bank dropping 2.6 percent. On Friday, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said Qatar was ready to

Jamaica’s Violet Brown dies at 117; Japanese woman now oldest

Violet Brown

:: The world’s oldest person has died in Jamaica. Violet Brown was 117 years and 189 days old. Prime Minister Andrew Holness has expressed his condolences in a Facebook post, calling her “an inspiring woman.” The woman known as “Aunt

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