Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to arrive in India on Tuesday as part of his Asian tour, which kick started in Pakistan and will end in China at More »

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

:: King Salman on Tuesday issued a royal decree to transfer investigations and prosecutions of customs cases to the Public Prosecution, instead of the General Customs Authority, within a period not exceeding More »

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

:: Senior officials from different government monitoring and anti-corruption agencies called on King Salman at his palace in Riyadh on Monday. The king stressed the need for fighting graft and the importance More »

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (center) at the launch of the King Abdullah Port on Monday. King Abdullah Port, the fastest-growing container port in the world, is considered a major success More »

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

:: Saudi investigators have recovered assets worth more than $106 billion in an anti-corruption crackdown ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the royal court said on Wednesday. The funds are in More »

 

Tag Archives: PALESTINE

Lavrov: US peace plan should include Palestinian state based on 1967 borders

:: The US-proposed “deal of the century” on the Middle East peace process is not enough to guarantee a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said. “The United States proposes or rather deliberately

Palestinian woman tries to stab Israeli guards, shot dead

:: A Palestinian woman tried to stab Israeli guards at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Wednesday, Israeli police said, with Palestinian officials reporting she was shot dead. “At the security checkpoint at Zaim a female suspect attempted

Israeli air raids strike Hamas after Gaza rocket fired

:: The Israeli army said Monday it had carried out further air raids against Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket being fired over its border. The Israeli air defense system intercepted the rocket which was

Palestinian Authority pulls employees from Egypt-Gaza crossing

:: The Palestinian Authority said on Sunday it had ordered its employees to pull out from the Gaza-Egypt border crossing, effectively closing the main exit point from the impoverished Gaza Strip. The dispute over the border stems from a rift

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

UNRWA lauds Saudi assistance to Palestinians

:: The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) on Monday praised the assistance offered by Saudi Arabia to support Palestinian refugees. In a statement posted on its official website, the agency described the Kingdom as a committed

Israel predicts win for UN resolution condemning Hamas

:: Israel’s UN ambassador is predicting that a US-sponsored resolution condemning the militant Islamic group Hamas, which controls Gaza, for launching rockets into Israel will be approved by the General Assembly. Danny Danon told reporters Tuesday that he believes “we

Palestinian shot dead after allegedly injuring Israeli soldiers in car-ramming

:: A Palestinian was shot dead while allegedly attempting to carry out a car-ramming attack on Monday that injured three Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military said. The military said one of the soldiers sustained moderate

Six Palestinians killed in Israeli air raid in Gaza

:: Israel’s army said an exchange of fire erupted on Sunday during an operation in the Gaza Strip, while Palestinian officials reported six people killed, including a local commander of Hamas’s armed wing. “During (Israeli military) operational activity in the

Palestinian shot dead trying to stab Israeli soldier – military

:: Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian who tried to stab one of them in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the military said. The incident occurred at a bus stop along a main highway near the large Jewish settlement

Jerusalem Palestinian eyes seat in Israel’s city hall

:: A civil engineer from East Jerusalem is running for a seat in city hall with a campaign that demands equitable municipal services while side-stepping the long struggle over sovereignty. A third of Jerusalem residents are Palestinians, in areas Israel

Gaza: Staff at UN agency for Palestinians strike over job cuts

:: Staff at the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees went on strike in the Gaza Strip on Monday to protest against job losses and US funding cuts. The one-day strike closed more than 250 UNRWA schools in Gaza, as

Israel gives Bedouin villagers until end of month to leave

:: Israeli authorities issued a notice to residents of a Bedouin village in a strategic spot in the occupied West Bank on Sunday informing them they have until the end of the month to leave. The fate of Khan Al-Ahmar

Palestinian teen shot dead by Israeli fire in Gaza border clashes

:: A Palestinian teenager was shot dead by Israeli fire in clashes near the border in southern Gaza late on Wednesday, the health ministry in the enclave said. The ministry said Mumin Abu Ayeda, 15, was shot along the heavily-guarded

Thousands of UN employees in Gaza protest job cuts

:: Thousands of employees of the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees protested in Gaza on Wednesday against forced redundancies as a result of US funding cuts, announcing a one-day strike next week. More than 5,000 people attended the march

US notifies Palestinians: PLO mission in Washington to be shut down

:: The United States has decided to close the Palestinian mission in Washington in the latest move against them by President Donald Trump, who has been trying to force the Palestinians to negotiate, a Palestinian official said Monday. “We have

Palestinians say Trump’s $25m hospital aid cut ‘act of political blackmail’

:: The Trump administration said Saturday that it is cutting $25 million meant for East Jerusalem hospitals and putting the money toward “high-priority projects elsewhere.” The move follows the State Department’s late August announcement that the administration is slashing more

Palestinian faction Fatah: No state in Gaza, and no state without Gaza

:: Hamas senior official Izzat al-Risheq said on Friday that the movement offered its vision on the ceasefire deal and reconciliation, after the Palestinian factions ended their consultations in Cairo. He added that Hamas listened to the ideas and observations

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