US health secretary quits over charter flights investigation

US health secretary quits over charter flights investigation

(Washington) – Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned amid an uproar over his use of private and military jets at taxpayer expense while heading one of the US’s largest government agencies. Price, 62, quit after it was revealed by Politico that he took more than two dozen private flights at taxpayer expense […]

Saudi Arabia allows women to drive

Saudi Arabia allows women to drive

(Jeddah) – The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques has issued a royal order to grant driving licences to men and women alike under the provisions of the Traffic Law and its Executive Regulations. A high-level committee will study the necessary arrangements for the application of the order. The royal order will come into force […]

UAE to donate $30 million in support of UN

UAE to donate $30 million in support of UN

(New York) – The United Arab Emirates has announced its intention to donate $30 million in financial support to the United Nations. The UAE said it will donate $15 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to help in its basic programmes for Palestinian refugees, […]

N. Korea, US urged to halt war of words

N. Korea, US urged to halt war of words

(Seoul) – South Korea’s ruling Democratic Party urged the leaders of North Korea and the United States to halt a war of words to help ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula. “World leaders attending the United Nations General Assembly shared the view that North Korea’s nuclear weapons pose a threat to the global peace and […]

King Salman allocates $15 million for Rohingya refugees

King Salman allocates $15 million for Rohingya refugees

(Washington) – Advisor at the Saudi Royal Court and General Supervisor of Riyadh-based King Salman Centre for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRelief) Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabiah has announced the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to allocate 15 Million for Muslim Rohingya refugees fleeing from […]

Civilisation Interaction Conference begins in NYC

Civilisation Interaction Conference begins in NYC

(New York City) – The Civilisation Interaction Conference between Muslim World and the United States is kicked off in the United Nations, with participation of 450 scholars and thinkers representing 56 states as well as Islamic and US intellectual and cultural institutions. Secretary General of the Muslim World League (MWL) Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Isa; […]

Kuwait, Turkey sign six agreements, accords

Kuwait, Turkey sign six agreements, accords

(Ankara) – Kuwait and Turkey have signed six accords and agreements during the official rounds of talks chaired by Prime Minister Shaikh Jaber Al Mubarak Al Hamad Al Sabah and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. A protocol to enhance a previous agreement within double taxation was signed between Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance […]

Arab League Council meeting held

Arab League Council meeting held

(Cairo) – The Undersecretary of Regional and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Affairs, Waheed Mubarak Sayyar participated in the meetings of the 148th regular session of the Arab League Council at the ministerial level in Cairo. Sayyar reviewed the most important developments in the region, stressing the importance of maintaining Arab security and developing joint Arab […]

OIC urges end to violence targeting Rohingya

OIC urges end to violence targeting Rohingya

(Jeddah) – The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen, has addressed separate letters to António Guterres, UN Secretary General, and Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of Myanmar, on the renewed outbreak of violence affecting the Rohingya Muslim community in Rakhine State, Myanmar. Referring to the indiscriminate […]

Turkish President meets Palestinian leader

Turkish President meets Palestinian leader

(Ankara) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and discussed issues of mutual interest. Palestinian News Agency (WAFA) said that the leaders discussed the Israeli assaults on Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Palestinian efforts to convene a session of the Palestinian National Assembly. Efforts to end Palestinian divisions and achieve […]

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