Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »

 

Tag Archives: GENEVA

Griffiths to issue statement on Geneva talks amid Houthi absence

:: In the latest development related to the Geneva talks sponsored by the United Nations on the Yemeni crisis, UN special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths is expected to issue a statement on the fate of the Geneva talks in

Syrian government ground forces attack Ghouta despite Russian truce plan

:: Syrian government forces launched a ground assault on the edge of the rebel-held eastern Ghouta enclave on Wednesday, seeking to gain territory despite a Russian plan for five-hour daily ceasefires, a war monitor and sources on both sides said.

Protesters rally after Iranian minister addresses UN rights body

:: As Iran’s justice minister addressed the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, protesters rallied outside against the senior official who is on European Union and Swiss sanctions lists over alleged involvement in violations including arbitrary arrests and a

UN war crimes experts investigating reports of chlorine use in Syria

:: UN war crimes experts said on Tuesday they were investigating multiple reports that bombs allegedly containing banned chlorine have been used against civilians in the Syrian towns of Saraqeb in Idlib and Douma in eastern Ghouta. Sieges in the

90 migrants feared dead as boat capsizes off Libya

:: At least 90 people were feared dead on Friday in the latest migrant tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya, the UN migration agency said. “At least 90 migrants are reported to have drowned, when a

Russia to host Syria talks in Sochi in late January

:: Russia, Turkey and Iran agreed Friday to hold Syria peace talks in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi next month, a move that the UN Special envoy for Syria said should be assessed based on its contribution to the

US says it wants Syrian government to negotiate ‘seriously’ with opposition

:: The United States on Friday urged supporters of the Syrian government to press it to “participate fully” in negotiations with the opposition, saying a lack of a political resolution in the war-torn country threatened indefinite instability. In a statement,

Staffan de Mistura urges Putin to press for Syria elections

:: The United Nations peace envoy for Syria called Wednesday on Russian President Vladimir Putin to “have the courage” to convince his ally in Damascus to hold new elections in the war-ravaged country. Staffan de Mistura, who is mediating peace

Syrian opposition says government obstructing Geneva talks

:: The Syrian opposition claims the government delegation to the Geneva peace talks is coming up with new conditions, making it difficult to move forward. Opposition spokesman Yahya Aridi said on Tuesday that the Damascus delegation told UN envoy Staffan

Syrian opposition seek a political solution in six months

:: Syrian opposition leader Nasr Hariri requested that Russia and other countries put real pressure on Damascus to reach a political solution within six months in accordance with UN resolution 2254. Hariri said the opposition had no preconditions for talks,

Syrian regime delegation joins peace talks in Geneva

:: The Syrian delegation arrived in Geneva to participate in the eighth round of United Nation-sponsored peace talks. It delayed its departure for one day after the opposition repeated its demand that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad step down. The Russian-proposed

UN: Syria government has not confirmed will attend Geneva talks

:: United Nations Syria mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Monday that the Syrian government had not yet confirmed that it would attend an eighth round of peace talks in Geneva this week, but “indicated that we would be hearing

North Korea rules out negotiations on nuclear weapons

:: North Korea on Friday ruled out negotiations with Washington as long as joint US-South Korea military exercises continue, and said that Pyongyang’s atomic weapons program would remain as a deterrent against a US nuclear threat. In an interview with

Tillerson: No place for Assad in unified, whole Syria

:: The United States wants a whole and unified Syria with no role for incumbent Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters on Thursday. Tillerson added that “the reign of the Assad family is coming

ICRC: Syria fighting worst since Aleppo, civilian casualties mount

:: The worst fighting since the battle for eastern Aleppo last year is raging in several regions of Syria, causing hundreds of civilian casualties, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday. Up to 10 hospitals have

Saudi Arabia is concerned about helping refugees, easing their suffering globally: Envoy

Abdul Aziz Al-Wassel

:: Saudi Ambassador to the UN Abdul Aziz Al-Wassel said that the Kingdom has attached great importance to the refugees and their suffering all around the world, and has led an effective role in this field through all the support

UN special envoy wants new round of Syria talks in coming weeks

:: UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura said Wednesday that he hopes to convene a new round of Syria talks in Geneva in the coming weeks. “I am calling on both sides to assess the situation with realism and responsibility

Condemnation not enough for Israeli violations against Palestinians, says Saudi envoy

:: Saudi Arabia on Monday called on countries around the world to not just denounce Israel’s crimes and violations it commits in the occupied Palestinian territories but to exert more pressure to obligate it to end the occupation. The Kingdom

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