UK foreign secretary becomes ‘more vocal’ on Qatar diplomatic row

:: UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Sunday called for dialogue to resolve the ongoing dispute between Qatar and More »

Royal order: King deputes crown prince to administer state’s affairs during his absence

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a royal order on Monday stating that due to his travel outside the More »

New Saudi security service key to development, prosperity, says minister

:: The modernization of Saudi Arabia’s state security agencies is key to the country’s development and prosperity in accordance More »

Saudi crown prince discusses latest regional developments with Turkish president

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is currently in More »

Erdogan meets with Saudi King Salman as part of Qatar crisis mediation efforts

:: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is currently meeting with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman in Jeddah as part of More »



The UN is failing Myanmar’s most vulnerable

Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

By : Azeem Ibrahim :: Myanmar is a difficult country to work with. While finally emerging out of half a century of self-imposed isolation to the world

Diplomats call for urgent UN talks requested after Jerusalem clashes

:: Sweden, France and Egypt on Saturday requested an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council following Israeli-Palestinian unrest in Jerusalem, diplomats said. The meeting would be

KSA affirms caring for human, sustainable development

:: Saudi Arabia’s UN Ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi emphasized the Kingdom’s concern for human development and the promotion of citizens’ wellbeing, and its commitment to achieve sustainable development

Iraq expects to produce 250,000 tons of rice in 2017 season

:: Iraq’s Agriculture Ministry said on Saturday it expected to produce 250,000 tons of rice in the 2017 season. The figure suggests gap to be filled by

US accuses Lebanon’s Hezbollah of weapons buildup

:: US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Wednesday accused Lebanon’s Hezbollah of amassing weapons and said the world must turn its attention to the actions of the powerful

At UN, Qatar urged to accept six principles to combat extremism

:: Four Arab nations that cut ties with Qatar urged the tiny Gulf nation on Tuesday to commit to six principles on combatting extremism and terrorism and

UN ends Syria talks to focus on international fight against terrorism

:: UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura put the emphasis on the international fight against terrorism on Friday as he wrapped up a round of Syria peace

UN envoy asks to study resumption of flights to Sanaa

:: The United Nations envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, announced that the situation in the country is getting worse as is the humanitarian crisis in

UN’s de Mistura: Syrian Kurds should take part in drafting new constitution

:: Syria’s Kurds should not be ignored, and their representatives must be allowed to take part in drafting the country’s new constitution, UN envoy on Syria Staffan

UN urges aid to avert cholera-induced famine in Yemen

:: International donors must step up to prevent a cholera epidemic in war-torn Yemen from producing full-blown famine among hundreds of thousands of people, a UN official

Russia blocks UN condemnation of N.Korea missile over ICBM label

:: Russia objected on Thursday to a United Nations Security Council condemnation of North Korea’s latest rocket launch because the US-drafted statement referred to it as an

UN: Up to 20,000 civilians trapped in ISIS-held areas of Mosul

:: Up to 20,000 civilians are trapped in the last ISIS -held areas in Mosul’s Old City, which Iraqi forces are battling to retake, a senior UN

UN tells Qatar it refuses to get involved in Gulf dispute

:: The UN Security Council has told Qatar to sort out its differences with its Gulf neighbors, China’s ambassador said Monday, indicating the top UN body would

Saudi UN envoy says Qatar insists on supporting terrorism

:: Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, has said that Qatar is still insisting on destabilizing the security of Saudi Arabia and

At UN, US accuses Iran of flouting resolution

:: The United States on Thursday accused Iran of “repeatedly and deliberately” violating a UN resolution that endorsed the landmark 2015 nuclear deal and said the Security

Iran accuses US of ‘brazen’ plan to change its government

:: Iran is accusing US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of “a brazen interventionist plan” to change the current government that violates international law and the U.N.

White House warning: Assad regime ‘planning new chemical attack’

:: The White House issued a stern warning to Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday night as it claimed “potential” evidence that Syria was preparing for another

Russian diplomat to become new UN counterterror chief

:: The United Nations on Wednesday announced the appointment of its first counter terrorism chief, Russian diplomat Vladimir Voronkov. The new high-level position was created by UN

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