UN’s Syria peace talks restart in Geneva

UN’s Syria peace talks restart in Geneva

(Geneva) – UN-backed Syria peace talks resumed in Geneva with little hope of a breakthrough and the emboldened regime seen as unlikely to make concessions. UN deputy special envoy Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy met separately with government negotiators and the main opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC) at hotels in the Swiss city. “We have started today […]

Queen authorises British PM to begin Brexit

Queen authorises British PM to begin Brexit

(London) – Queen Elizabeth II gave royal assent to a bill empowering British Prime Minister Theresa May to trigger Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty and begin the process of leaving the European Union. May has said she will send a letter to the European Council informing them of Britain’s decision to leave the […]

Saudi King conferred Japan’s top medal

Saudi King conferred Japan's top medal

(Tokyo) – Japanese Emperor Akihito received at his palace in the capital Tokyo Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques expressed pleasure for visiting Japan and meeting the emperor. The Emperor of Japan welcomed the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in his […]

World facing worst humanitarian crisis: UN

World facing worst humanitarian crisis: UN

(United Nations) – The United Nations is warning that the world is facing its worst humanitarian crisis since the end of World War II, with more than 20 million people facing starvation and famine in four countries. The world body’s humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien called for an urgent mobilisation of funds — $4.4 billion by […]

US wants Iran out of Syria

US wants Iran out of Syria

(United Nations) – US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said Syria could no longer be a “safe haven for terrorists” and that it was important “we get Iran and their proxies out.” Haley spoke to reporters after U.N. Syria mediator Staffan de Mistura briefed the UN Security Council behind closed doors on 10 […]

Britain supports two-state solution

Britain supports two-state solution

(Ramallah) – President Mahmoud Abbas has met Britain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson in Ramallah and discussed latest developments in the Palestinian territories. Abbas reaffirmed the Palestinian side’s commitment to the peace process based on the two-state solution, the international legitimacy resolutions, and the Arab peace initiative (the Saudi plan), in order to establish an independent […]

Saudi, New Zealand cooperation discussed

Saudi, New Zealand cooperation discussed

(Riyadh) – Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud received Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand Murray MuCully, currently on visit to Riyadh. The meeting focused on ways of consolidating joint cooperation in all fields and other issues of mutual interest. The two sides discussed security relations, […]

GCC chief receives former UK Chief of Naval Staff

GCC chief receives former UK Chief of Naval Staff

(Riyadh) – Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, received Lord Michael Boyce, former Chief of Naval Staff and senior Advisor to WS Atkins company, and his accompanying delegation. They exchanged cordial talks, and discussed areas of cooperation between the GCC and Britain in the development fields.

UNESCO Regional Conference for Arab States opened

UNESCO Regional Conference for Arab States opened

(Manama) – Deputy Prime Minister also President of the Supreme Council for Development of Education and Training, Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, delegated Education Minister, Chairman of Higher Education Council, Dr Majid Al-Nuaimi, to attend the opening ceremony of the UNESCO Regional Conference for the Arab States. Bahrain hosted the conference in the presence […]

Boost to Saudi-Malaysia ties

Boost to Saudi-Malaysia ties

(Kuala Lumpur) – Malaysia rolled out the red carpet for King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia as he arrived for a four-day state visit to the country. On hand to receive him at Bunga Raya Complex, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) were Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak and Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein, who […]

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