Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

:: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday thanked foreign leaders, officials, envoys and citizens for their condolences on the death of Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, brother of King Salman. Chaired by the More »

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 »

 

Tag Archives: U.N.

Monitor says Syria drops barrel bombs despite US warning; Syria denies

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian government warplanes dropped barrel bombs on rebel-held areas of Hama province on Tuesday, a day after the United States said their use could lead to further U.S. strikes in Syria. A Syrian

Assad ‘hindrance to moving forward’

Nikki Haley

US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said on Wednesday that Syria’s President Bashar Assad is a “big hindrance in trying to move forward” to find an end to the country’s six-year conflict. “I’m not going to go back into

Senior UN official quits after “apartheid” Israel report pulled

A senior UN official resigned on Friday over the withdrawal of a report accusing Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime” on Palestinians, saying “powerful member states” pressured the world body and its chief with “vicious attacks and threats.” United Nations

UN Yemen envoy: Warring parties refuse to talk as violence escalates

Yemen’s warring parties are refusing to discuss UN-brokered peace efforts, the United Nations’ envoy for the country said on Tuesday, amid an escalation in violence that he said was having a “dramatic” impact on the civilian population. Already desperately poor

The Security Council reviews de Mistura’s report on Geneva talks

UN envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura will submit on Wednesday, his report on the Geneva talks before a Security Council session. During the closed session, the Security Council members await to find out de Mistura’s plans for the next

Egypt chief-of-staff mediates between Libyan rivals in Cairo

Egypt’s chief-of-staff has mediated between two Libyan rivals who refused to meet face to face in Cairo but later agreed to form a committee to renegotiate a UN peace deal. Col. Tamer el-Rifai, an Egyptian army spokesman, says the two

Syrian govt forces used chemical weapons in Aleppo

Syrian government forces used chemical weapons in opposition-controlled parts of Aleppo during battles to retake the city late last year, Human Rights Watch said in a report published on Monday. The findings add to mounting evidence of the use of

Syrian government says ready for prisoner swaps with rebels

The Syrian government said on Monday it was ready to agree prisoner swaps with rebel groups, a potential confidence-building measure as the United Nations prepares to convene new peace talks. The Syrian opposition has long demanded a release of detainees

King Salman receives UN Secretary General

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at Al-Yamamah Palace the Secretary-General of United Nations Antonio Guterres. The King congratulated Guterres on assuming his new job, wishing him all success, while the Secretary General of the United Nations expressed his

Former Palestinian PM to be new UN envoy to Libya

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres plans to appoint former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad as UN envoy to Libya, tasked with brokering talks on changes to a faltering political deal, diplomats said Thursday. Guterres informed the Security Council in a letter

US ‘deeply troubled’ by UN report of Myanmar atrocities against Muslims

The United States is “deeply troubled” by the findings of a United Nations report that said soldiers in Myanmar’s Rakhine State had committed atrocities against minority Muslims, the State Department said on Monday. Washington was still studying the report, but

Air drops resume in ISIS-held Deir al-Zor

The United Nations has restarted air drops of food to support 93,500 Syrians besieged by ISIS in the city of Deir al-Zor, the UN World Food Programme said on Tuesday. Air drops were halted on Jan. 15 after ISIS militants

UN seeks nearly $5 bln for Syria refugees

UN agencies and aid groups appealed on Tuesday for $4.63 billion (4.31 billion euros) in 2017 to help Syrians who have fled their country’s war and sought refuge in neighboring countries. The appeal is on top of the $3.4 billion

UN: Astana talks must not diminish Geneva efforts

The UN Security Council has voiced its support for the Syrian Astana peace talks, sponsored by Russia, Turkey, and Iran, that are due to take place in Kazakhstan next week, but emphasized that the meeting should not disregard the upcoming

Iraq military: Troops have ‘full control’ of eastern Mosul

US-backed Iraqi government troops announced on Wednesday they were in “full control” of eastern Mosul after routing ISIS militants from that part of the northern city, three months since the major operation started. The achievement was a “big victory,” said

UN votes to set up panel to prepare Syria war crimes cases

The United Nations endorsed the formation of a special team to gather evidence and prepare cases of war crimes and human rights violations committed during the conflict in Syria. A resolution on establishing the investigative mechanism was adopted in the

The last stage of Aleppo’s evacuation begins

Buses loaded with Syrian civilians have begun leaving the last rebel-held enclave of eastern Aleppo again on Wednesday, after being stalled for a day, a UN official said. The Syrian Observatory has confirmed that the final stage of the evacuation

Syria rebels rule out withdrawal from Aleppo

Syrian rebels on Monday ruled out a pullout from east Aleppo despite sweeping government advances, after Moscow announced it would hold talks with Washington on their withdrawal from the city. The Syrian army has seized two-thirds of east Aleppo and

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