Iraqi Leader Barham Salih Tells UNGA: ‘Corruption and Terrorism Work in Tandem’
NEW YORK: Cooperation and solidarity is the world’s “only choice” in the fight against global terrorism, Iraqi President Barham Salih said. Speaking at the UN General Assembly, Salih told fellow world leaders that his country had been dogged by wars and genocides over the past 40 years. “We have... Read more
Oman Resumes Friday Prayers in Mosques Following More Than Yearlong Closure
Oman’s mosques reopen for Friday prayers today, after a closure that lasted more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, national daily Times of Oman reported. The decision came after a “noticeable decrease in the curve of COVID-19 cases,” the report added. Oman’s coronavirus supreme committee issued the... Read more
Libyan Leader to Hold International Conference on Country’s Security, Stability
WASHINGTON: The chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya on Thursday said he would be staging an international conference next month to gain backing for efforts to bring stability and security to the country. Mohammed Al-Menfi revealed that security, military, and economic issues would top the agenda of the... Read more
Sudan’s Military Strikes Out at Civilian Politicians After Coup Attempt
KHARTOUM: Sudanese military leaders said on Wednesday the civilian politicians they share power with had opened the door to a coup attempt by neglecting public welfare while they were consumed by internal squabbles. A body known as the Sovereign Council has ruled Sudan under a fragile power-sharing deal between... Read more
EU says Tehran ready to resume nuclear talks at ‘early date’
BRUSSELS: The EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Wednesday Iran’s top diplomat had assured him at their first meeting that Tehran was ready to restart talks on the nuclear deal soon. EU-mediated negotiations began in Vienna in April aimed at reviving a 2015 nuclear agreement between Tehran... Read more
Saudi Arabia, US, EU, others announce $600m in additional aid for Yemen
NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia, the US, the EU and other nations announced hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of additional humanitarian and development aid for Yemen at a high-level meeting at the UN on Wednesday. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, supervisor-general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center,... Read more
Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Kuwait Condemn Failed Coup Attempt in Sudan
DUBAI: Saudi Arabia condemned the failed coup attempt in Sudan, Al-Arabiya TV reported on Wednesday, citing the kingdom’s foreign ministry. The United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Kuwait also condemned the failed coup attempt in Sudan and renewed their support for the Sudanese people. Egypt, in a statement issued by... Read more
Houthis Not Willing To Make Peace, Yemen’s Parliament Leader Tells US Envoy
DUBAI: The Iran-backed Houthi militia are unwilling to make peace in Yemen and are actually undermining efforts for hostilities to cease in the conflict-ridden country, a senior Yemeni politician said. “We’re ready to achieve peace, but the Houthi militia has not yet agreed to do so, it has continued... Read more
COVID-19, Palestine and Iranian Nukes Feature in First Day of UN General Assembly Speeches
The leaders of the US, Egypt and Turkey raised the issue of Palestinian rights and statehood, and called for a just and comprehensive solution JERUSALEM: A new poll has found that nearly 80 percent of Palestinians want President Mahmoud Abbas to resign, reflecting widespread anger over the death of... Read more
Nearly 80% of Palestinians Want President Abbas to Quit: Poll
International community still views him as a crucial partner in peace process JERUSALEM: A new poll has found that nearly 80 percent of Palestinians want President Mahmoud Abbas to resign, reflecting widespread anger over the death of an activist in security forces’ custody and a crackdown on protests over... Read more