Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Iranian president

Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Iranian president

:: Iran will not wage war against any nation, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday in a speech broadcast live on state TV. Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the More »

China calls on US to stop ‘extreme pressure’ on Iran

China calls on US to stop ‘extreme pressure’ on Iran

:: China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned on Tuesday that the world should not open a “Pandora’s Box” in the Middle East, as he denounced US pressure on Iran and called on More »

King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

:: A number of princes, ministers, scholars and a group of citizens called on King Salman at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah to greet him. The reception began with the recitation of verses More »

Saudi Arabia King Salman orders use of official terminology for persons with disabilities

Saudi Arabia King Salman orders use of official terminology for persons with disabilities

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has urged all government agencies to adopt the term “persons with disabilities” in all official communications and media statements. The directive came after a recommendation by the More »

Lebanese PM: Our relations don’t change according to whims of political forces

Lebanese PM: Our relations don’t change according to whims of political forces

:: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said in a speech Tuesday that his country’s relations with other Arab nations do not change according to the “whims and positions” of some political forces, More »

 

Tag Archives: UNITED NATIONS

Syria violence interrupts food distribution in some areas

:: Syrian warplanes have struck rebel-held towns and villages in the country’s northwest as the World Food Program says weeks long violence has hampered some of its activities in the area. WFP said in a statement on Tuesday that due

Tension forces evacuation of Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon

:: Dozens of Syrian refugees dismantled their tents, filled trucks with belongings and left a camp they lived in for years in eastern Lebanon on Sunday after local authorities ordered them to evacuate in the aftermath of a brawl with

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

US urges UN to condemn Iran missile test

:: The United States on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to condemn Iran’s ballistic missile test, which it described as “dangerous and concerning” and a violation of a UN resolution. The council met behind closed doors at the request

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

Yemen FM: We don’t trust what the Houthis tell the UN behind closed doors

:: Yemeni Foreign Minister Khaled al-Yamani on Saturday launched a scathing attack on a Houthi delegation that failed to attend UN-backed peace talks in Geneva this week. Following an announcement that the government delegation was to leave Geneva, Yamani said

Nikki Haley says Trump to lead UN Security Council talks on Iran

:: US President Donald Trump plans to lead a meeting of the heads of state of the United Nations Security Council on Iran in late September, his envoy Nikki Haley announced Tuesday. With the United States now holding the presidency

Former UN chief, Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan aged 80 dies in Swiss hospital

:: Former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan has died at the age of 80, his foundation said on Saturday. Annan, a Ghanaian national, died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in the early hours of Saturday,

Saudi Arabia tops donor states to UN’s Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen

:: Saudi Arabia donated $530.4 million as part of the UN’s Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen in 2018. A report, issued by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said the Kingdom donated the largest sum of

Yemen’s Hodeidah residents accuse UN of ignoring Houthi violations

:: Residents of Hodeidah called on UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths, who is currently visiting Sanaa, to visit Hodeidah and see first-hand the violations committed by the Houthi militia in the strategic port city. They also called on

Arab Coalition: Recent UN report on Yemen based on inaccurate information

:: The spokesman for the Arab Coalition fighting to support legitimacy in Yemen has said that a recent United Nations report had relied on misinformation. Turki al-Malki said during a press conference in Riyadh on Monday that it was common

Saudi ambassador to London: kingdom condemns all forms of torture

:: Saudi ambassador to the United Kingdom reaffirms his country’s condemnation of “all forms of torture and supports the right to freedom of expression within the judicial framework”. He refuted a report published by The Guardian on the United Nations

Saudi envoy: Houthi militia wants to impose Hezbollah-style regime in Yemen

:: Saudi ambassador to Yemen, Mohammed Al Jaber, said this week that the Houthi militia aims to impose a Hezbollah-style regime in the war-torn country. During a meeting with the Arab Coalition’s Col. Turki al-Maliki in Vienna on Thursday, Al

Palestinians want independent probe of Israeli Gaza killings

:: The Palestinians said Friday they want the UN Human Rights Council to establish a commission to carry out an independent investigation of the Israeli military’s killing and wounding of Palestinians during protests in Gaza. Riyad Mansour, the Palestinian UN

Syria: Chemical weapons experts may visit Douma today

:: Syria’s UN ambassador said a United Nations security team traveled to the Syrian town of Douma ahead of a planned visit by global chemical weapons experts on Wednesday to look into a suspected poison gas attack that sparked a

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 Tuesday where he met with Saudi leadership. He

New envoy to Yemen gives his first report to UN Security Council

Martin Griffiths

:: The incoming United Nations envoy to Yemen is giving his first report to the Security Council. United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres announced in February the appointment of Martin Griffiths of the United Kingdom as his Special Envoy for

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