BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Minister Denies Any Plans For Crown Prince To Meet Israeli PM

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – – Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister on Thursday denied media reports of a possible meeting between Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, amid speculation about normalizing ties between Gulf Arab and Israel.

There is no meeting planned between Saudi Arabia and Israel’, Prince Faisal bin Farhan told Saudi-owned Al Arabia English website in response to reports that included Israel’s daily Haaretz.

The two countries’ interest in containing Iran have increasingly converged with both viewing Tehran as a main threat, but Saudi Arabia maintains that any relations hinge on Israeli withdrawal from Arab lands captured in the 1967 Middle East war, territory Palestinians seek for a future state.

Netanyahu appeared last month a White House event where President Donald Trump offered a peace plan that proposed creating a Palestinian state but diverged from a 2002 Saudi initiative.

The Palestinian leadership has rejected Trump’s plan, saying it heavily favors Israel and will deny them a viable independence state.

But Gulf Arab states welcome the U.S. efforts in a move viewed as prioritizing close ties with Washington vital to countering Iran over traditional unswerving support for the Palestinians.

In 2017, an Israeli cabinet minister said the country had covert contacts with Riyadh, and Israel Radio reported that Prince Mohammed had met with officials in Israel, drawing an official Saudi denial.

Netanyahu, who faces criminal corruption charges and is seeking re-election next month, has previously pointed to covert cooperation with Arab states, without naming them.

The longest-serving Israeli prime minister met Sudan’s leader last week during a visit to Uganda and agreed to start normalizing relations.

Prince Faisal said Saudi Arabia had always shown a willingness to normalize ties with Israel provided is ‘a just and fair settlement’ agreed by Israel and the Palestinians.

‘Short of that, Saudi policy will remain steadfast’, he added.


BREAKING NEWS | Saudi – Led Coalition To Announce Yemen Ceasefire At Midnight: sources

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Saudi – led coalition fighting Yemen’s Iran – aligned Houthi movement will announce at midnight on Wednesday it is halting military operations nationwide to support a U.N. ceasefire initiative, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The suspension in fighting, expected to go into effect on Thursday, was … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi – Led Coalition To Announce Yemen Ceasefire At Midnight: sources

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi – Led Coalition To Begin Yemen Ceasefire on Thursday: Saudi Officials

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi movement in Yemen will begin a two-week ceasefire on Thursday, senior Saudi officials said on Wednesday. The ceasefire will start at noon Saudi Arabia time on Thursday, they said. The officials, briefing reporters by telephone, said the ceasefire was aimed at giving the Iran  … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi – Led Coalition To Begin Yemen Ceasefire on Thursday: Saudi Officials

ROYALS | Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Catch Backlash For Unveiling Their Charity Name During The Coronavirus Pandemic

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are catching some backlash after revealing the name of their new charity organization amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The announcement came as U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to intensive care after contracting the coronavirus, which made many feel it was an insensitive time for … Continue reading ROYALS | Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Catch Backlash For Unveiling Their Charity Name During The Coronavirus Pandemic

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Oman Announced 48 New COVID – 19 Cases

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Omani Ministry of Health has announced the detection of 48 new coronavirus, COVID-19, cases and the recovery of 71 individuals. The total number of cases registered in the Sultanate reached 419, in addition to two deaths, the Oman New Agency, ONA, reported

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | UAE Announces Recovery Of 19 Parties, 283 New Cases Of COVID-19, One Death

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, today announced 283 new cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the UAE, bringing the total number of cases to 2,359. The newly diagnosed patients of various nationalities are in a stable condition and receiving the necessary medical care’, MoHAP affirmed. MoHap said … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | UAE Announces Recovery Of 19 Parties, 283 New Cases Of COVID-19, One Death

Politics | Bernie Sanders Suspends 2020 Democratic Presidential Campaign

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – ‘The path toward victory is virtually impossible’, Sanders said in a livestreamed speech to supporters from his hometown of Burlington, Vermont. ‘I have concluded that this battle for the Democratic nomination will not be successful. And so today, I am announcing the suspension of my campaign’. The 78 – years – … Continue reading Politics | Bernie Sanders Suspends 2020 Democratic Presidential Campaign

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Cases Jump 327 To 2,932 Total, 631 Recoveries

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA  – Saudi Arabia’s coronavirus cases jumped by 327 to a total of 2,932, the health ministry spokesman announced on Wednesday. Meanwhile, 631 people have recovered in the Kingdom with a death toll of 41. The spokesman continued to urge everyone to follow instructions and to commit to the implement measures in … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Cases Jump 327 To 2,932 Total, 631 Recoveries

ENTERTAINMENT | Opera Star Bocelli To Sing From Empty

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli, one of the world’s most famous tenors, will perform from Milan’s empty Duomo cathedral on Eastern Sunday in a livestreamed concert intended as a symbol of love, hope and healing amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Bocelli will be accompanied only by the cathedral organist, Emanuele Vianelli playing … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | Opera Star Bocelli To Sing From Empty

ECONOMY | Saudi Call For OPEC+ Meeting Is An Extension To Its Efforts To Achieve Market Balance

RIYADH | – Saudi  Arabia’s call for OPEC+ meeting is an extension to its previous efforts to achieve market balance and stability, the Saudi Cabinet said in a statement on Tuesday. ‘Saudi Arabia’s call for OPEC+ and a group of other countries to hold an urgent meeting, seeking to reach a fair agreement to restore … Continue reading ECONOMY | Saudi Call For OPEC+ Meeting Is An Extension To Its Efforts To Achieve Market Balance

NEWS ALERT | Egypt To Ban Ramadan Gathering To Counter Spread Of Coronavirus

BUCHAREST  – Egypt will ban any public religious gatherings during the holy Muslim fasting month Ramadan starting in around two weeks to counter the spread of the new coronavirus, a government statement said on Tuesday. Muslims usually break the fast at sunset together with their families, go to the mosque to pray and spend maximum … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Egypt To Ban Ramadan Gathering To Counter Spread Of Coronavirus

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