NEWS | Beirut Blast Probe To Look At Possibility Of External Role, Says President

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

NEWS ALERT| Trump To Attend Paris Conference To Help Support Lebanon

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

SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter Labels State Media, Government Officials’ Account

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

BREAKING NEWS | U.K. PM Johnson Offers Support To Beirut After Massive Blast

LONDON – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain stood ready to provide any support it could to help Beirut after a massive explosion in the city’s port area killed 25 people and injured more than 2,500. ‘The pictures and videos from Beirut  tonight are shocking’, Johnson wrote on Twitter. ‘All of my thoughts and prayer … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | U.K. PM Johnson Offers Support To Beirut After Massive Blast

BREAKING NEWS | Massive Blast Rips Through Beirut, Killing 50 And Injuring Thousands

BEIRUT | LEBANON – A huge explosion in port warehouses near central Beirut Killed more than 50 people, injured over 2,750 and sent shockwaves that shattered windows, smashed masonry and shook the ground across the Lebanese capital. Officials expected the death toll to rise further after Tuesday’s blast as emergency workers dug through rubble to … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Massive Blast Rips Through Beirut, Killing 50 And Injuring Thousands

WORLD NEWS | Trump Defends Use Of Virus Aid Bill To Fund New FBI Office Near His Hotel

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his push to use a coronavirus relief package to fund a new FBI headquarters near his Washington hotel despite opposition from fellow Republicans, citing his background as a real estate developer. The bill, which is being negotiated in the Senate before the expiration of a number … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Trump Defends Use Of Virus Aid Bill To Fund New FBI Office Near His Hotel

NEWS ALERT | Saudi Crown Prince Receives Phone Call From Iraqi PM

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, receive a phone call on Monday from Iraqi Prime Minister. During the phone conversation, Mustafa Al-Kazemi was reassured about the health of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Saudi Crown Prince Receives Phone Call From Iraqi PM

ECONOMY | Saudi Arabia Posts $29 Billion Deficit In Second Quarter As Oil Revenues Slump

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia posted a deficit of 109.2 billion riyals ($29.12 billion) in the second quarter this year as low oil  prices hurt revenues, a finance ministry report published on Tuesday showed. The coronavirus crisis has hurt the non-oil sectors of the world’s largest oil exporter this year, adding to the … Continue reading ECONOMY | Saudi Arabia Posts $29 Billion Deficit In Second Quarter As Oil Revenues Slump

POLITICS | Trump Says Florida Convention Event Canceled After Coronavirus Spike

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Thursday said he would no longer holding a large gathering in Florida in August to accept the Republican Party’s nomination, after a spike in coronavirus cases in the state. ‘The timing for this event is not right’, Trump said in a White House press briefing. ‘It’s just not right … Continue reading POLITICS | Trump Says Florida Convention Event Canceled After Coronavirus Spike

NEWS | King Salman Telephones Kuwait Emir To Inquire About His Health

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz telephoned on Saturday Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to inquire about his health. Sheikh Sabah thanked King Salman for his telephone call, expressing his gratitude for his gesture, which reflect the depth of the historic relations between … Continue reading NEWS | King Salman Telephones Kuwait Emir To Inquire About His Health