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: UN

India rejects US report on attacks on minority Muslims

:: India on Sunday rejected a US State Department’s annual report on religious freedom that raised questions about the government’s inability to curb violent attacks on the country’s minority Muslims. Preparing for a visit by US Secretary of State Mike

North Korea: Kim receives ‘excellent’ letter from Trump

Kim Jong Un

:: President Donald Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a letter, a government-controlled news agency reported Sunday. Kim “said with satisfaction that the letter is of excellent content,” the Korean Central News Agency reported. “Appreciating the political judging

UN Security Council endorses former Danish general as new head of Yemen mission

:: The UN Security Council on Wednesday endorsed the appointment of former Danish general Michael Lollesgaard to head the UN observer mission in Yemen, diplomats said. Lollesgaard will replace Patrick Cammaert, the Dutch general who had been tapped a little

UN, Palestinians launch humanitarian appeal after funding cuts

:: The United Nations and the Palestinian Authority on Monday appealed for $350 million in humanitarian relief for Palestinians next year, saying that they needed more but had to be realistic in the face of “record-low” funding. The 2019 Humanitarian

Saudi Arabia condemns brutal Israeli aggression against unarmed Palestinians

:: Saudi Arabia’s government on Tuesday said it opposed the US decision to relocate its Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “The Kingdom rejects the American administration’s decision to transfer its embassy to Jerusalem,” the council of ministers said

UN Security Council delegation seeks Rohingya’s safe return

:: A UN Security Council delegation on Tuesday visited Myanmar’s Rakhine state, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled military-led violence, and urged the government to improve the security conditions for the return of the refugees. Around 700,000

At UN, Iran offers dialogue to end ‘hegemonic illusions’

:: Iran invited Gulf countries Tuesday to open talks on regional security, telling the United Nations it was time to move away from “hegemonic illusions” that have fueled devastating wars. Addressing a UN meeting on sustaining peace, Iranian Foreign Minister

UN official: Hundreds killed despite Ghouta ceasefire, aid delivery “collapsed”

:: Russia and Syria clashed with the US and its Western allies Wednesday over responsibility for the failure of a cease-fire to take hold in Syria as the UN said humanitarian convoys are ready to head to 10 locations including

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 experts: North Korea sent banned chemical items to Syria

:: UN experts say North Korea sent items used in ballistic missile and chemical weapons programs to Syria along with missile technicians in violation of UN sanctions, and it transferred banned ballistic missiles systems to Myanmar. The panel of experts

UN chief António Guterres ‘deeply alarmed’ by eastern Ghouta violence

:: UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday said he was “deeply alarmed” by the escalating violence in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta enclave after more than 100 civilians were killed in the second straight day of air strikes. Guterres urged all sides

Saudi Arabia reaffirms role of youth in promoting global peace

Abdallah Al-Mouallimi

:: Saudi Arabia’s UN Ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi addressed a symposium at the UN’s New York headquarters on Thursday. The symposium was organized by the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID), as part of the

UN will send Syria envoy to Russia peace conference

:: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has decided to send his envoy Staffan de Mistura to a peace conference in Russia next week, a UN spokesman said on Saturday, despite an opposition boycott. Guterres “is confident that the congress in Sochi

At US request, UN Security Council to meet today on Iran protests

:: The UN Security Council is planning an emergency meeting about Iran on Friday, after the US asked the world body to show support for Iran’s anti-government protesters. With council members divided in their views of the demonstrations that have

UN urged to act against Iran over Houthi missiles

:: The UN was urged on Saturday to take action against Iran for breaking an arms embargo by illegally supplying missiles to Houthi militias in Yemen. The calls followed a UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution late on Friday that condemned

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

Myanmar says UN move could harm talks with Bangladesh

:: Myanmar said on Wednesday that a UN Security Council statement on the Rohingya refugee crisis could “seriously harm” its talks with Bangladesh over repatriating more than 600,000 people who have fled there to escape a Myanmar military crackdown. The

UN condemns violence in Myanmar forcing Rohingyas to flee

:: The UN Security Council unanimously approved a statement Monday strongly condemning the violence that has caused more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee from Myanmar to Bangladesh, a significant step that still fell short of a stronger resolution that

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