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…

29th Arab Summit affirms importance of joint Arab action

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(Dhahran) - The leaders and heads of states participating in the 29th Arab Summit, named "Al-Quds Summit" which was held in Dhahran affirmed the importance of promoting Arab joint action to address challenges facing the nation. In the…

US, UK, France launch precision strikes on Syria

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(Washington) - The United States, France and the United Kingdom launched strikes against Syrian targets, President Donald Trump said as he addressed the nation from the White House. Trump said Britain and France had joined the United States…

First GCC-African decision-makers' forum held

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(Marrakesh) - The first Arabian Gulf-African decision-makers’ forum is being held in Marrakesh, Morocco. Decision makers and businessmen from more than 28 countries from the Arab Gulf and Africa took part in the event. The two-day event…

Saudi-Dutch cooperation discussed

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(Riyadh) - The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at Al Yamama Palace received Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Minister Sigrid Kaag. Ways to broaden aspects of cooperation were discussed,…

UN chief appoints new special envoy for Yemen

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(New York) - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has announced the appointment of Martin Griffiths of the United Kingdom as his Special Envoy for Yemen. Griffiths succeeds Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania, to whom the Secretary…

GCC Chief meets EU delegation

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(Riyadh) - Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary-General Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Alzayani received a delegation representing the EU Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee, led by Chairman David McAllister, currently on visit to the Kingdom…