Trump declares US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

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(New York) - US President Donald Trump has announced that the United States is effectively withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, defying last-ditch diplomatic efforts by his European allies to convince him otherwise. "I made clear that…

Putin sworn in as president for fourth term

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(Moscow) - Vladimir Putin was sworn in as Russia’s president for a fourth term at a ceremony in the Kremlin, extending his almost two-decade rule by another six years. “I consider it my duty and my life’s aim to do everything possible…

At least 13 killed in Afghan mosque blast

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(Kabul) - A blast at a voter registration centre in Afghanistan’s restive east killed or wounded at least 30 people, officials said, capping a bloody week in the war-torn country. The bomb had been placed in a tent being used to register…

UN Secretary-General condemns terrorist attack in Tripoli

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(New York) - Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, has condemned the terrorist attack on the High National Election Commission, HNEC, headquarters in Tripoli. In a statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General…

Custodian of two Holy Mosques receives US Secretary of State

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(Riyadh) - The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, received the United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in Riyadh. They reviewed bilateral relations between the two friendly countries,…

Leaders of two Koreas meet at historic summit

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(Seoul) - Smiling and holding hands, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met at the heavily fortified demilitarised zone between the countries in the first summit for the two Koreas in over a decade. The…

UN-EU conference raises $4.4 billion for Syria

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(Brussels) - International donors at a United Nations-European Union humanitarian conference pledged nearly $4.4 billion to fund critical aid programmes in war-torn Syria throughout 2018. Gathered in the Belgian capital, Brussels, alongside…

Saudi Arabia, Brazil discuss cooperation

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(Riyadh) - The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has discussed ways of boosting cooperation with President Michel Temer of Brazil during a telephone call, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) has…

Interview with The British Ambassador in UAE

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The International Diplomat Magazine spoke Exclusively to the British Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates    Diplomat: The relationship between Britain and the UAE is historical, not just after the formation of the Federation…

Germany and WB Agree on New MENA Strategic Partnership

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(Washington) - The World Bank Group and the Government of Germany announced a strategic partnership to work towards a new and updated approach to reconstruction for peacebuilding in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The announcement…

UN Secretary-General commends Saudi humanitarian and relief efforts

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(Riyadh) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has lauded the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's great humanitarian and relief efforts represented by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief). In a statement, the UN Secretary-General…

Jordanian King, EU official discuss Middle East issues

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(Dhahran) - King Abdullah II of Jordan and Federica Mogherini, European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, have discussed Jordan-EU cooperation and strategic partnership as well as a number of Middle East…

UAE VP, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Arab leaders attend Joint Gulf Shield I drill

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(Jubail) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE…

Saudi Arabia, Pakistan discuss latest regional developments

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(Jubail) - The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, met with the Pakistani Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, on the sidelines of the Joint Gulf Shield-1 military drill. They reviewed…