King Salman, crown prince thank interior minister for lowering crime

:: King Salman has thanked Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud for the security services’ work in bringing down the crime rate in the past year, the Saudi Press Agency reported. More »

Gargash: Iran continues to publish false news against UAE, Saudi Arabia

:: The UAE’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Wednesday that “false news against the UAE and Saudi Arabia continue to surface from Iranian sources.” Making the statement via his More »

Saudi King meets with UN Secretary General in Riyadh

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has received UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at his office at Al-Yamamah palace in Riyadh, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. Guterres arrived in Riyadh on More »

King Salman praises Arab summit leaders for ‘blessed efforts’

:: King Salman has thanked Arab leaders for taking part in the 29th Arab Summit for their “blessed efforts.” At the start of the Cabinet session at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on More »

Russia’s Putin predicts global ‘chaos’ if West hits Syria again

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Sunday that further Western attacks on Syria would bring chaos to world affairs, as Washington prepared to increase pressure on Russia with new economic sanctions. More »

 

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Russia says hard to know if Syria’s borders will remain as they are

:: Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Friday Russia did not know how the situation in Syria would evolve in terms of the country maintaining its territorial integrity, the Interfax news agency reported. “We don’t know how the situation

US, Syria give conflicting accounts on global chemical weapons experts

:: The United States and Syria appeared to offer conflicting accounts on Tuesday of whether global chemical weapons inspectors had reached the Syrian town of Douma where a suspected poison gas attack took place and sparked a U.S.-led retaliatory strike.

Russia’s Putin predicts global ‘chaos’ if West hits Syria again

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Sunday that further Western attacks on Syria would bring chaos to world affairs, as Washington prepared to increase pressure on Russia with new economic sanctions. In a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart,

UN Security Council fails to adopt Russian resolution on Syria

:: The United Nations Security Council failed to adopted a Russian-drafted resolution on Saturday that would have condemned “the aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic by the U.S. and its allies in violation of international law and the UN Charter.”

Putin warns Macron against ‘dangerous’ Syria actions

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday warned his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron during a telephone call against any “dangerous actions” in Syria, the Kremlin said. “The most important thing is to refrain from ill-considered and dangerous actions that would

New air strikes hit rebel-held areas of Syria’s Ghouta amid ceasefire talks

:: New regime air strikes hit the last rebel pocket Syria’s Eastern Ghouta on Sunday, a monitor said, despite reports the fighters had struck a ceasefire deal with regime ally Russia. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said

Lavrov says spy poisoning could be ‘in interests’ of UK government

:: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday suggested that the poisoning of a former double agent could benefit the British government by distracting attention from problems around Brexit. The March 4 attack on Skripal and his daughter in the

Syrian rebel group says agreed evacuation of wounded from Ghouta

:: Jaish al-Islam, one of the main rebel groups in Syria’s eastern Ghouta, said on Monday it had reached an agreement with the government’s ally Russia to evacuate wounded people from the besieged enclave near Damascus. It communicated with Russia

Russian military plane crash in Syria kills 39

:: A Russian military transport plane crashed in Syria on Tuesday killing all 39 people on board, Russian officials said, an incident that sharply raised the death toll from the Kremlin’s intervention in the Syrian war. President Vladimir Putin, who

Syria regime sends hundreds of reinforcements to Ghouta, UN rights chief raises doubts

:: The Syrian government’s offensive in the besieged rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta cannot be justified by its targeting of a few hundred fighters, United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said in a speech on Wednesday. “Recent attempts

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

Syrian government ground forces attack Ghouta despite Russian truce plan

:: Syrian government forces launched a ground assault on the edge of the rebel-held eastern Ghouta enclave on Wednesday, seeking to gain territory despite a Russian plan for five-hour daily ceasefires, a war monitor and sources on both sides said.

US general: Washington cooperating with Riyadh to secure Bab el-Mandeb navigation

:: The US is worried about Yemen’s Houthi militia threatening international navigation in Bab el-Mandeb, Joseph Votel, the commander of the United States Central Command, said speaking to a House of Representatives Armed Services Committee hearing. The US general said

After Russian veto, US, allies condemn Iran over missiles to Yemen

:: The United States and three European allies condemned Iran on Tuesday after the United Nations found Tehran had violated the arms embargo on Yemen by failing to block supplies of missiles and drones to Houthi rebels. Britain, France, Germany

One child killed since Syrian enclave ‘truce’ began

:: A few hours after announcing a five-hour truce declared by Russia on Tuesday morning, Syrian activists reported the killing of two civilians following the bombing of an exit path for the civilians stranded in the eastern Ghouta. The Syrian

US urges Russia to help stop Assad’s bombs on Syria’s Ghouta

:: The United States pressed Russia on Monday to use its “influence” to secure an “immediate” full-fledged halt to a bloody offensive in Syria’s rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta. “The Syrian regime, and its Russian and Iranian backers, continue to

Shifting alliances as Pakistan manages relationship with US

:: As Pakistan navigates its troubled relationship with the United States and scrambles to avoid being blacklisted for doing too little, too late to stop terror funding, regional alliances are shifting and analysts ponder whether a cozier relationship with countries

Air strikes hit Syria’s Ghouta minutes after UN vote on ceasefire

:: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said warplanes struck eastern Ghouta on Saturday evening, minutes after the UN Security Council adopted a resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria. The jets hit the town of Shifouniyeh in the rebel

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