RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The United Arab Emirates has condemned the Houthi militias’ attempt to target civilian areas in the cities of Riyadh and Jazan in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with two ballistic missiles, which Saudi air defenses intercepted. The attack resulted in the injury of numerous individuals.
In a statement released on Sunday, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation reiterated its solidarity with the Kingdom over these terrorist attacks, affirming its support for all measures taken by Saudi authorities to safeguard the country’s security and stability and uphold the safety of its citizens and residents.
The statement underscored that the security of the UAE and that of Saudi Arabia are indivisible, and the UAE considers any threat facing the Kingdom to be a threat to its own security and stability.
The statement noted that the continuation of these attacks illustrates the danger confronting the region from the Houthi coup in Yemen, which seeks to undermine regional security and stability.
It concluded by emphasizing that this attack not only targeted the Kingdom, but also threatens international unity and solidarity in light of challenges presented by the novel coronavirus crisis.
ABU DHABI – Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince, de-facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates, said on Thursday the UAE and Israel had agreed to work towards establishing bilateral relations, and Israel had also agreed to halt further annexation of Palestinian territories. ‘During a call with President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu, and agreement was reached … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | UAE Confirms Agreement With Israel On Normalizing Relations
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – A fake circular suggesting Saudi Arabia will resume international flights in October has been condemned as ‘completely baseless and fabricated’ by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA). Rumors that international flights will shortly return have been circulating on social media in recent weeks without any official statement from GACA. … Continue reading TRAVEL ESSENTIALS | Notice setting date for Saudi International Flight ‘Is Bogus’
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdulaziz arrived in the NEOM economic zone on Wednesday for a period of rest and relaxation, according to state news agency SPA. The 84-year-old king had been released from hospital on July 30 after undergoing surgery to remove his gall bladder. In videos posted by … Continue reading NEWS | Saudi Arabia King Salman Arrives In NEOM For Rest And Relaxation: State News Agency
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange (TADAWUL) plans to launch an environmental, social or governance (ESG) index in cooperation with global index provider MSCI by the fourth quarter of this year or first quarter of 2021, the bourse’s chief executive said on Wednesday. The index will include at least 70 Saudi listed … Continue reading BUSINESS | Saudi Stock Exchange To Launch Environmental Index With MSCI: CEO
PRAGUE – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday his department did everything by the book in regards to arms sales to Saudi Arabia in 2019 after a government watchdog found the risk of civilian casualities in Yemen was not fully evaluated. His comments came after a State Deoartment Inspector General report earlier … Continue reading NEWS | U.S. Secretary Of State Pompeo Defends Saudi Arms Sales After Watchdog Report
SPORTS | In Implementation Of Directives of Saudi Crown Prince, 5th King Abdulaziz Camel Festival To Start On December 1st
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – In implementaton of the directives of HRH Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, General Supervisor of the Camel Club, the 5th edition of King Abdulaziz Camel Festival is set to be held on the December the 1st. It is … Continue reading SPORTS | In Implementation Of Directives of Saudi Crown Prince, 5th King Abdulaziz Camel Festival To Start On December 1st
Starting on September 1, 2020, United States buyers will be able to use the Porsche Design website to configure and order custom wristwatches. The new watch configurator is based on the Porsche configurator, and will be capable of creating approximately 1.5 million unique designs. Porsche Design was founded by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche in 1972. F.A. … Continue reading LIFESTYLE | Wear A Custom Porsche On Your Wrist
ROYALS | Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and Prince Andrew’s Social Media Accounts Were Removed From the Royals’ Website
After stepping back from their roles as working royals earlier this year Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as well as Prince Andrew, have had their social media accounts removed from the official royal family website. People pointed out that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s @SussexRoyal Instagram page and Prince Andrew’s Twitter and Instagram pages were … Continue reading ROYALS | Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and Prince Andrew’s Social Media Accounts Were Removed From the Royals’ Website
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Kuwait emir’s health has shown ‘positive improvement’, the cabinet quoted the prime minister as saying, in a tweet on Monday night. The cabinet prayer ‘for a speedy recovery and complete health and wellness, and to return him to the homeland in the near future’, it said. Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Kuwait Emir’s Health Shows ‘Positive Improvement’: Cabinet Twitter
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, held telephone talks on Monday with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Bolsonaro had telephoned the Crown Prince to inquire about the health of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who had undergone … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince, Brazilian President Discuss Bilateral Ties
BREAKING NEWS | Lebanon’s President Accepts Government Resignation, Asks It To Stay On In Caretaker Capacity
BEIRUT | LEBANON – Lebanese President Michel Aoun accepted the resignation of the prime minister’s government on Monday following last week’s devastating explosion in Beirut port and asked it to stay on in a caretaker capacity until a new cabinet is formed, a televised announcement said.
BEIRUT | LEBANON – Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced on Monday the resignation of his government after a powerful Beirut explosion sparked public uproar against the country’s leaders. Diab, in a televised speech, said the detonation of highly-explosive material warehoused at the port in the capital for the last seven years was ‘the result … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Lebanon Government Resigns After Deadly Beirut Blast
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Aramco is moving ahead with plans to boost crude output capacity by 1 million barrels per day (bpd) to 13 million bpd despite cuts in capital expenditure this year and next year, the state oil group’s CEO said on Monday. Aramco’s capital spending plan for 2021 will be ‘significantly … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Aramco To Press Ahead With Plan To Boost Output Capacity, CEO says
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia has deployed its triple-bottomed dividend defence sooner than expected. The Saudi state energy giant is handing $18.75 billion to investors this quarter even though earnings plunged to little more than a third of the amount. It’s a contrast with rivals BP and Royal Dutch Shell, which both trimmed … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Aramco’s Dividend Defence Are Triple-Locked
FORT BREGANCON | FRANCE – An emergency donor conference on Sunday for blast – stricken Lebanon raised pledges worth nearly 253 million euros ($298 million) for immediate humanitarian relief, the French presidency said. Those commitments would not be conditional on political or institutional reform, President Emmanuel Macron’s office said. There were also pledges made for … Continue reading NEWS | Donors Pledge 253 Million Euros In Emergency Aid For Lebanon After Blast
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia will soon begin Phase III clinical trials on around 5,000 people for a COVID-19 vaccine develop by China’s CanSino Biologics Inc., a Saudi health ministry spokesman said on Sunday. Last month, CanSino’s co-founder said the company was in talks with Russia, Brazil and Saudi Arabia to launch a … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | CanSino To Start Phase III Trial Of Covid-19 Vaccine In Saudi
RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has asked the United Nations to extend an international arms embargo on Iran, a mpve pushed strongly by the United States. The secretariat of the GCC, made up of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, said in a statement … Continue reading NEWS | GCC Unites To Seek U.N. Extension of Iran Arms Embargo
Saudi information security company Elm is to acquire digital services company Tabadul from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, Elm said in a statement on Sunday. The Public Investment Fund (PIF) also owns Elm and was considering an initial public offering of the information security company, sources told Reuters in May. The value of the deal, … Continue reading BUSINESS | Saudi Information Security Firm Elm To Aquire Tabadul
French President Emmanuel Macron will host U.S President Donald Trump and other political leaders on Sunday for U.N. – endorsed donors’ conference by video to raise emergency relief for Lebanon following this week’s massive explosion in Beirut. PARIS | FRANCE – Lebanon was already mired in deep political and economic crisis when blast ripped through … Continue reading WORDL NEWS | France’s Macron To Host Donor Conference For Blast – Stricken Lebanon
MILAN | ITALY – Saudi state oil group Aramco on Sunday reported a 73.4% fall in second-quarter net profit, a steeper drop than analysts had forecast, and said it expected capital expenditure for 2020 to be at the lower end of a $25 billion to $30 billion range. The world’s biggest oil exporter said the … Continue reading BUSINESS NEWS | Saudi Aramco’s Profit Plunges 73.4%, Sees Signs Of Oil Market Recovery
LONDON – American actor George Clooney and his wife, Lebanese – British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, are donating $100,000 to Lebanese charities helping those left homeless by the deadly explosion in Beirut. The blast, which broke though the capital city on Aug.4, hast killed at least 157 people and injured thousands. ‘Three charitable organizations … Continue reading THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | George And Amal Clooney To Donate $100,000 To Lebanese Charities
AMSTERDAM – The wife of the Dutch ambassador to Lebanon died on Saturday after being seriously injured in the massive explosion that tore through Beirut’s port on Tuesday, the Dutch Foreign Ministry said. Hedwig Waltmans – Molier, 55, was injured by the explosion as she stood next to her husband, ambassador Jan Waltmans, in the … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Wife Of Dutch Envoy To Lebanon Dies After Being Hurt In Beirut Blast
PARIS | FRANCE – French President Emmanuel Macron will host a donor conference for Lebanon via video-link on Sunday, his office said, as countries mobilise to help rebuild Beirut after this week’s massive blast. The conference, which will be co-chaired by the United Nations, will seek pledges from participants including U.S. President Donald Trump. It … Continue reading NEWS | France’s Macron To Co-Host Lebanon Donor Conference On Sunday, Officials Say
LONDON – Windsor Castle, one of the official residence of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, is to open its East Terrace Garden to the public for the first time in more than 40 years. Visitors to the castle, where the queen spent the last few months during Britain’s lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic before travelling to … Continue reading TRAVEL | Windsor Castle Reopens Terrace Garden To Public After 40 Years
RIYADH – Saudi Arabia sent its first batch of assistance to Lebanon on Friday after Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud ordered the establishment of an air bridge for relief aid to the Lebanese people who were affected by devastating blast at Beirut port this week. Two aid planes … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Set Air Bridge To Aid Lebanon
BEIRUT – Lebanon’s president said an investigation into the Beirut port warehouse explosion was looking at whether it was the result of external interference, in addition to simple negligence or an accident, his office said on Friday. The prime minister and presidency have said 2,750 tonnes of highly explosive ammonium nitrate, which is used in … Continue reading NEWS | Beirut Blast Probe To Look At Possibility Of External Role, Says President
MADRID – Former Spanish king Juan Carlos has been staying at Abu Dhabi’s exclusive Emirates Palace Hotel since leaving Spain aboard a private jet on Monday under a cloud of official scandal involving Saudi Arabia, newspaper ABS said on Friday. United Arab Emirates officials and the Emirates Palace Hotel did not immediately respond to requests … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Spain’s Ex-King Juan Carlos Is In Abu Dhabi, Says ABC Newspaper
PARIS | FRANCE – United States President Donald Trump, told his Lebanese counterpart Michel Aoun, in a phone call, that the will be a Paris conference called for by French President aid, Lebanese presidency announced on twitter on Friday. Macron said on Thursday that France will organize an international aid conference for Lebanon, and he … Continue reading NEWS ALERT| Trump To Attend Paris Conference To Help Support Lebanon
WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump issued executive orders on Thursday banning any U.S. transactions with ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns video-sharing app TikTok, and Tencent, owner of the WeChat app, starting in 45 days. The orders come as the Trump administration said this week it was stepping up efforts to purge ‘untrusted’ Chinese … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Trump Issues Orders For U.S. Ban On WeChat, Tiktok In 45 Days
MILAN – Twitter Inc. will label the accounts of state-affiliated media outlets, their senior staff and some key government official, the company said in a blog post on Thursday. The accounts of Russia’s Sputnik, RT, and China’s Xinhua News are among the media organizations that will be labeled, according to a Twitter spokesman. He declined … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter Labels State Media, Government Officials’ Account