President Trump meets Pope Francis

President Trump meets Pope Francis

(Vatican City) – Pope Francis and President Trump — two of the most recognizable people in the world — met for 30 minutes in the Vatican, where the two likely discussed topics from immigration to Monday’s terror attack in the U.K. Trump was joined by his wife Melania, his daughter Ivanka, her husband Jared Kushner […]

GCC-US Summit held

GCC-US Summit held

(Manama) – His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, today participated in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leaders-US President Summit held at King Abdulaziz International Conference Centre in Riyadh. The GCC […]

Saudi Arabia sanctions Hezbollah member

Saudi Arabia sanctions Hezbollah member

(Riyadh) – The Saudi government designated a Leader of Hezbollah, whose name is Hashem Safieddine – born in 1964 in Tyre area off southern Lebanon – since he is responsible for committing operations in the interest of Hezbollah in the Middle East, providing advice to launch terrorist operations, and support Alasd regime. According to the […]

Macron names Philippe as France’s PM

Macron names Philippe as France's PM

(Paris) – Edouard Philippe, mayor of the port city of Le Havre, was named France’s new prime minister, charged with putting into action the economic reforms of the newly inaugurated President Emmanuel Macron. The first major announcement of Macron’s 24-hour-old presidency was made by Alexis Kohler, the president’s chief of staff. Philippe, who’s also a […]

12 Arab countries call for WMD-free Middle East

12 Arab countries call for WMD-free Middle East

(Vienna) – A total of 12 Arab countries have jointly submitted a working paper on establishing a Middle East zone free of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and nuclear weapons. The move occurred on the conclusion of the first preparatory meeting for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) of […]

Trump considering former lawmaker for FBI Director

Trump considering former lawmaker for FBI Director

(Washington) – President Donald Trump is considering former lawmaker Mike Rogers, a Republican from Michigan who served four terms in Congress, to be the next permanent FBI director, NBC News reported, citing sources familiar with the situation. Rogers, who worked in the 1990s as an FBI agent, retired in 2015 from the House, where he […]

Macron elected France’s president

Macron elected France's president

(Paris) – Pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron won France’s landmark presidential election heading off a fierce challenge from the far-right in a pivotal vote for the future of the divided country and Europe. The victory caps an extraordinary rise for the 39-year-old former investment banker, who will become the country’s youngest-ever leader. He has promised to […]

Former Mauritanian President dies

Former Mauritanian President dies

(Mogadishu) – Former Mauritanian President, Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, died of heart attack at 64, his family and the official Mauritanian News Agency announced. Mauritania announced a three-day mourning period. Born in 1953 in Nouakchott, Vall was the president of Mauritania from 2005 to 2007. In August 2005, a coup forced President Maaouya Ould Taya […]

Saudi king orders establishing national security centre

Saudi king orders establishing national security centre

(Riyadh) – Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has issued a directive ordering the establishing of the National Security Centre affiliated to the Royal Court. The Centre will be headed by a newly-introduced National Security Advisor.

Arab Woman Code launched

Arab Woman Code launched

(Dubai) – Chairperson of Kuwait Society for Ideal Family (KSIF) Shaikha Fareeha Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah has participated in the launch of Arab Woman Code and inauguration of Arab Family Ambassadors in Dubai, UAE. Following the launch which was sponsored by the Arab Family Organization, Shaikha Fareeha said the Arab Woman Code would promote social and educational […]

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