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Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Nawaz Sharif to return to Pakistan

  Islamabad: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to return to Pakistan from Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, ending speculation that he was negotiating an exile deal with Riyadh. The ousted Prime Minister, who has been in Saudi Arabia for the last two days, also met the Crown Prince, his daughter Maryam Nawaz has confirmed. Sharif…

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Hezbollah accuses Saudi Arabia of holding Hariri prisoner

  Beirut: The leader of Hezbollah on Friday accused Saudi Arabia of holding Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri captive in Riyadh. Hariri announced his resignation while on a visit to Saudi Arabia on November 4, prompting some in Lebanon to assert that the Saudis had forced Hariri to step down. “The Prime Minister is detained in…

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Yemen faces world’s biggest famine: Top UN official

  New York: Yemen faces the world’s largest famine in decades “with millions of victims” if aid deliveries are not resumed, a senior UN official has warned. Mark Lowcock, the UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, on Wednesday urged the Saudi-led coalition to lift its blockade of the conflict-torn country, the BBC reported. On Monday, the…

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Saudi Arabia to allow women into sports stadiums

  Riyadh: Saudi Arabia will allow women to attend sports events in stadiums for the first time from next year, a part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s major drive to modernise the Saudi society and boost economy, the media reported. Families will be able to enter the stadiums in three major cities – Riyadh, Jeddah…

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Jared Kushner travelled unannounced to Saudi Arabia

  Washington: US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner travelled unannounced to Saudi Arabia last week to continue discussions over peace in the Middle East, a White House official told CNN. Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell and Jason Greenblatt, special representative for international negotiations, joined Kushner on the trip, the official said…

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India U-17 team depart for AFC U-19 qualifiers

  New Delhi: A bunch of players from the India U-17 football squad that represented the nation in the ongoing FIFA World Cup departed to Doha from here for the 2018 AFC U-19 Championship qualifiers. India will play against Saudi Arabia at the Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium in Dammam in their inaugural 2018 AFC U-19…

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Turkey’s Erdogan hosts Qatari emir amid Gulf rift

  Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani in the capital Ankara, officials said on Thursday. Bilateral relations between Turkey and Qatar, as well as regional and international developments were expected to be discussed in the meeting, according to a statement released by the Presidency earlier this week,…

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Trump speaks to Qatar’s Emir on unity against terrorism

  Washington: The White House said that US President Donald Trump had spoken with Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani of Qatar by phone regarding the importance of maintaining unity in combating terrorism. “If I can help mediate between Qatar and, in particular, the UAE (United Arab Emirates) and Saudi Arabia, I would be willing to…

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UK to lift electronics ban on Turkey flights

  Ankara: The UK will lift restrictions on large electronic devices being carried as cabin luggage on direct flights from Turkey, officials said here on Thursday. A source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told state-run Anadolu news agency that British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson had phoned his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu over the issue. The…

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Tillerson to travel to Kuwait over Qatar crisis (Lead)

  Washington: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Kuwait next week in an attempt to solve the ongoing diplomatic crisis between Qatar and the four Arab states which have snapped diplomatic ties with the West Asian country, the media reported. Tillerson will meet senior Kuwaiti officials who have been trying to mediate between the…

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