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 »

 

Six prominent Houthi militia commanders killed in Nihm, Saada

:: Six field commanders from the Houthi movement were killed in north Yemen during clashes with the Yemeni army. Houthi leader Hamoud Morshed Laham was killed along with a number of his companions during clashes with the National Army by

White House asks US Supreme Court to allow full travel ban

:: The White House asked the US Supreme Court on Monday to allow President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban to take full effect after an appeals court in California ruled last week that only parts of it could be enacted.

King Salman, President Putin discuss efforts to stabilize energy markets

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Russian President Vladimir Putin reviewed bilateral and mutual efforts to stabilize energy markets and means to promote such joint actions in a call on Tuesday, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The pair discussed relations

Saudi attorney general says authorities closely monitoring Jeddah floods

:: Saudi Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb issued directives to the head of the Public Prosecution Branch in the Mecca region and the head of the Department of Jeddah province and all branches and departments in all parts of the

Russia’s Putin hosts Assad in fresh drive for Syria peace deal

:: Syrian President Bashar Assad was asked to come to Russia to get him to agree to potential peace initiatives drafted by Russia, Iran and Turkey as Russia prepares to scale down its military presence in the country’s civil war,

Lebanon army chief asks troops for readiness at Israel border

:: Lebanon’s army chief urged “full readiness” at the southern border to face the “threats of the Israeli enemy and its violations,” the army said in a tweet on Tuesday. Army Commander General Joseph Aoun called on soldiers to be

Saudi Arabia backs Arab League stance to check Iranian interference

King Salman

:: The Cabinet, chaired by King Salman, on Tuesday reaffirmed the statement issued by the emergency meeting of the Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo and their condemnation of all terror acts committed by Iran and its continued interference in

Saudi Arabia steps up oil diplomacy ahead of OPEC meeting

:: Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih and his staff are busy these days. The minister and some of his aides are in continuous talks with global producers to convince them to attend the meeting of OPEC in Vienna on Nov.

Rain back to Jeddah after 8 Years, brings back Memories and Pain

:: Civil Defense forces rescued 400 people in Makkah region who were trapped due to rainfall, and responded to 250 reports of electrocution, said Makkah Civil Defense spokesman Col. Saeed Sarhan. Two of those electrocuted died, and three are in

Syrian opposition leader Riyad Hijab steps down

:: Syrian opposition leader Riyad Hijab has said he is stepping down as the General Coordinator of the High Negotiations Committee ahead of a much-anticipated conference of the anti-Assad camp on Nov. 22. Hijab tweeted his full official resignation letter

UN envoy: Conflict likely if Palestinians fail to agree

:: The UN’s Mideast envoy says reconciliation talks between Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas must succeed, warning that failure “will most likely result in another devastating conflict.” Nickolay Mladenov told the Security Council Monday that “critical intra-Palestinian talks” are scheduled

US sanctions ‘network’ accused of forging money for Iran

:: The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on a network individuals and companies accused of forging money to help Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, officials announced. The sanctions targeted four companies and two individuals involved in printing counterfeit Yemeni currency to

Saudi crown prince discusses Syria developments with Russian envoy

:: The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Russian Special Envoy on Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, in Riyadh on Sunday. During their meeting, Prince Mohammed and Lavrentiev discussed developments in the Syrian conflict. Russia vetoed on Friday a Japanese-drafted

Yemeni vice president warns against Houthi backstabbing

:: The Yemeni Vice President General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar has reaffirmed that the “Houthi party represents Iran’s claws in Yemen, the Arabian Peninsula and the region.” Ahmar also said that Yemenis cannot target Mekkah or Riyadh “the nation’s cradle.” The

Saudi crown prince donates SR12 million to support charitable societies in southern region

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has donated SR12 million from his own account to charitable societies in the southern region of the Kingdom to supplement the support already being provided to charitable societies under the project of Prince Mohammed

Independent body rejects criticism of coalition airstrikes in Yemen

Mansour Ahmed Al-Mansour.

:: An independent assessment panel on Yemen found airstrikes launched by the Saudi-led coalition fully justified. The coalition complied with military rules of engagement and international humanitarian laws, the panel said. The coalition on Sunday renewed its call to international

US Congress orders Treasury to investigate Iranian leaders’ wealth

:: The US Senate Committee on Finance in Congress has ordered the US Department of the Treasury to reveal how Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei and 80 other senior Iranian officials and Revolutionary Guard commanders obtained their wealth. The department was

Priti Patel exposed the truth about Britain and Israel

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: By now, Priti Patel probably wishes she had devoted her family visit to Israel in August to a round of ordinary tourist sightseeing and downtime away from her busy ministerial work, instead of conducting an

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