Riyadh keen to unify efforts to overcome terrorism, extremism

:: The Minister of Culture and Information, Dr. Awwad bin Al-Awwad, delivered King Salman’s speech on his behalf to More »

Yemeni army closes in on presidential palace in Taiz

:: The commander of Taiz front, Major General Khalid Fadel, has confirmed that the Yemeni Armed Forces are few More »

Arab NATO plan being studied to fight ISIS, isolate Iran

:: A NATO-style alliance for the Middle East was discussed on Thursday during a NATO summit, attended by US More »

Trump: King Salman is a wise man who wants ‘rapid’ improvements

:: US President Donald Trump said that Saudi Arabia’s King Salman is a “wise man” during both his visits More »

US Senate panel advances bill to impose new sanctions on Iran

:: The United States would impose new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile development, arms transfers, support for More »



Security Council condemns deadly gunmen attack on Egyptian Christians

:: The UN Security Council has condemned the gunmen attack on bus carrying Egyptian Coptic Christians, which killed on Friday 28 civilians, mostly children, Al Arabiya News

UN seeks security for Syria gas attacks investigators

:: The United Nations is working to obtain security assurances needed to dispatch an international team of experts to the site of last month’s suspected sarin gas

UN envoy for Yemen hopes for ceasefire before Ramadan begins

:: UN envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed will head to Sanaa soon to meet with the rebels and discuss the possibility of a ceasefire before

Strapped UN health agency spends big on travel

:: The World Health Organization routinely spends about $200 million a year on travel – far more than what it doles out to fight some of the

Cholera kills 242, infects 23,500 people in Yemen in three weeks

:: A cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen has killed 242 people, and left nearly 23,500 others sick in the past three weeks alone, the World Health Organization

Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of ‘deception’ and supporting terrorism

:: The Saudi mission to the UN accused Iran of “deception” and of “supporting terrorism and threatening stability in the region.” In a letter to the UN

Kuwait ready to host Yemeni talks under certain conditions

:: Kuwait has announced its readiness to host the parties involved in the Yemeni conflict, provided that they reach an agreement that would end the crisis rather

UN restarts Geneva talks on Syria with fresh format, same obstacles

:: Syria peace talks in Geneva this week should benefit from a tighter format and a deal to reduce the violence, U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura said

UN is seeking truce in Yemen before Ramadan

:: UN envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said on Sunday that the United Nations is looking into a proposal to reach a truce in Yemen

Yemen’s Hadi discusses resumption of peace talks with UN envoy

:: Yemeni President Abed Rabbu Mansour Hadi discussed on Thursday with the UN envoy Ismail Ould Al-Sheikh Ahmed in Riyadh ways to resume peace talks with the

Next UN peace talks on Syrian conflict to start in Geneva next week

:: A new round of United Nations-backed peace talks for war-ravaged Syria is set to begin in Geneva next week, the office of the UN mediator said

Over 80 missing after migrant boat sinks off Libya: Survivors tell UNHCR

:: At least 80 migrants including women and children were missing after a boat sank off the Libyan coast, survivors told the UN’s refugee agency Monday, in

UN chief ‘encouraged’ by deal on Syria safe zones

:: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is encouraged by the agreement signed Thursday by Turkey, Russia and Iran to set up safe zones in Syria and de-escalate fighting,

Electing Kingdom to UN commission good for Saudi women

Maha Akeel

By : Maha Akeel :: Western human rights groups have harshly criticized the election of Saudi Arabia to the UN Commission on the Status of Women. They

Syria rebel delegation arrives in Astana for talks with regime

:: A Syrian rebel delegation has arrived in the Kazakh capital Astana for Russian-led talks aimed at ending the country’s civil war after the group snubbed the

Polisario Front withdraws from buffer zone in Western Sahara

The Polisario Front independence movement has pulled back fighters from a buffer zone in Western Sahara, in a move seen as a boost to efforts to re-start

At UN, US calls for pressure on Russia to try to end Syria war

The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, pushed the UN Security Council on Thursday to focus “all eyes and all pressure” on Russia to try

UN envoy eyes new Yemen peace talks before Ramadan

A new round of peace talks between Yemen’s warring sides should begin by the end of May, the UN mediator said Wednesday, as alarm grows over the

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