Bahrain’s Crown Prince Congratulates New Israeli PM Bennett – BNA

Bahrain’s crown prince sent a congratulatory telepgraph to new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, in which he expressed his sincere wishes to the former government for success in its tasks ‘in a way that strengthen the pillars of development, stability, and  peace in the region and the world’, Bahrain state news agency (BNA) said on … More Bahrain’s Crown Prince Congratulates New Israeli PM Bennett – BNA

U.N. Chief Guterres Calls Gaza ‘Hell On Earth’ For Children

The United States on Thursday defended its efforts to broke a ceasefire in renewed fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants after Washington found itself isolated at the United Nations over its opposition to any Security Council action. ‘We have not been silent’, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas – Greenfield told the 193 … More U.N. Chief Guterres Calls Gaza ‘Hell On Earth’ For Children

Germany’s Merkel, Jordan’s King Support Mideast Ceasefire

German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by video conference to Jordan’s King Abdullah on Tuesday about the escalating violence in the Middle East, with both backing efforts to reach a ceasefire, Merkel’s spokesman said.  ‘Both agreed that initiatives for a speedy ceasefire should be supported in order to create the conditions for the resumption of political … More Germany’s Merkel, Jordan’s King Support Mideast Ceasefire

Senior U.S. Delegation Headed To Middle East Amid Concerns About Iran Deal

A team of U.S. envoys is traveling to the Middle East this week for talks with key allies, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, amid simmering concerns in the region about President Joe Biden’s attempt to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal. ‘A senior interagency delegation will be traveling over the coming week to discuss … More Senior U.S. Delegation Headed To Middle East Amid Concerns About Iran Deal

Saudi Arabia To Invest More Than $20 Billion In Its Military Industry Over Next Decade

Saudi Arabia will invest more than $20 billion in its domestic military industry over the next decade as part of aggressive plans to boost local military spending, the head of the kingdom’s military industry regulator said on Saturday. The Gulf state wants to develop and manufacture more weapons and military systems domestically, aiming to spend … More Saudi Arabia To Invest More Than $20 Billion In Its Military Industry Over Next Decade

NEWS ALERT | Oman To Get Its First Crown Prince In Constitutional Overhaul

MILAN – – Oman’s sultan announced on Monday  a constitutional shakeup that includes the appointment of crown price for the first time and new rules on how parliament will work, state media said. A new basic law issued by Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq al – Said also emphasizes the role of the state in guaranteeing … More NEWS ALERT | Oman To Get Its First Crown Prince In Constitutional Overhaul

NEWS ALERT | Kuwait Names New Oil, Finance Ministers In Government Approved By New Emir

RIYADH – – Kuwait’s emir on Monday approved the formation of a new cabinet that replaced the outgoing oil and finance ministers in the OPEC member state, the government communications office said. Mohammad Abdulatif al – Fares was named oil, electricity and water minister Khaled al – Fadhel, it said in a Twitter post. Khalifa … More NEWS ALERT | Kuwait Names New Oil, Finance Ministers In Government Approved By New Emir

BUSINESS | France Urges Middle Eastern Countries To Stop Boycott Of French Products

PARIS – – France on Sunday urged Middle Eastern countries to stop retail companies from boycotting French products. The foreign affairs ministry said in a statement that in recent days there had been calls to boycott French products, notably food products, in several Middle Eastern countries as well as calls for demonstrating against France over … More BUSINESS | France Urges Middle Eastern Countries To Stop Boycott Of French Products

BUSINESS | Google To Provide Mideast Grants, Loans To Train Digital Skills

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – U.S. tech company Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc., plans to provide grants worth $1.1 million to help businesses in the Middle East and North Africa improve their skills and get them online, the company said on Tuesday. Google will also provide $3 million in loans to thousands of business in … More BUSINESS | Google To Provide Mideast Grants, Loans To Train Digital Skills

BREAKING NEWS | Kuwait’s Ruler Emir Sheikh Sabah Died: State TV

MILAN | ITALY – Kuwait’s ruling Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah has died said an official statement read out on state television on Tuesday. Sheikh Sabah, 91, had ruled the Gulf Arab oil producer and U.S. ally since 2006 and steered its foreign policy for more than 50 years. His designed successor is his brother, … More BREAKING NEWS | Kuwait’s Ruler Emir Sheikh Sabah Died: State TV