Saudi, Pakistan To Discuss Possible Support For Kingdom’s $3 Billion Deposit

PARIS, France – Saudi Arabia and Pakistan will discuss the possibility of supporting the kingdom’s $3 billion deposit in Pakistan’s central bank bank by extending its term ‘or through other options’, a joint statement carried by Saudi State News Agency SPA said on Sunday. Last year, Saudi Arabia deposited $3 billion in Pakistan’s central bank … More Saudi, Pakistan To Discuss Possible Support For Kingdom’s $3 Billion Deposit

Yemen President Cedes Powers To Council As Saudi Arabia Pushes To End War

PARIS, France – Yemen’s president delegated power to a presidential council and dismissed his deputy on Thursday in moves aimed at supporting U.N. – led efforts to revive negotiations to end a bitter seven – year war. Riyadh announced $3 billion in financial aid to the Saudi – backed government after the announcement by President … More Yemen President Cedes Powers To Council As Saudi Arabia Pushes To End War

Zelensky Tells Russians: ‘Save Your Sons From The War’

PARIS, France – In a video message posted to Facebook Wednesday night, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed Russians and told them, ‘save your sons from the war’. Zelensky said Ukraine had never threatened the security of Russia, adding that Russian propagandists ‘lie about the war, which is paid for by your taxes’. Ukrainians, he said, … More Zelensky Tells Russians: ‘Save Your Sons From The War’

The White House Announced New Sanctions On Russian Oligarchs. Here’s Who Will Be Impacted

PARIS, France – The White House announced new sanctions on Russian oligarchs Thursday, in U.S. President Joe Biden’s latest attempt to squeeze Russian President Vladimir Putin as the invasion of Ukraine advances. The new list of individuals described as ‘Putin’s cronies and their family members’ will be cut off from the U.S. financial system, their … More The White House Announced New Sanctions On Russian Oligarchs. Here’s Who Will Be Impacted

Saudi Arabia Offers To Mediate Talks Between Russia And Ukraine

PARIS, France – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call from Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, and he offered to make efforts to mediate talks between Moscow and Kyiv as Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine. Bin Salman said his country support ‘efforts that lead to a political solution that … More Saudi Arabia Offers To Mediate Talks Between Russia And Ukraine

Ties Between UAE, U.S. Undergoing Stress Test, UAE Envoy Says

MILAN, Italy – The relationship between the United Arab Emirates and the United States is going through ‘a stress test’, Emirati envoy to Washington Yousef Al Otaiba, said on Thursday, but added that he was confident the close partners would ‘get out of it’. The UAE has tried to remain neutral between Western allies and … More Ties Between UAE, U.S. Undergoing Stress Test, UAE Envoy Says

Russia’s Putin Puts Nuclear Forces On High Alert

PARIS, France – Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his military command to put Russia’s deterrence forces – a reference to units which include nuclear arms – on high alert, citing aggressive statements by NATO leaders and economic sanctions against Moscow. ‘As you can see, not only do Western countries take unfriendly measures against our country … More Russia’s Putin Puts Nuclear Forces On High Alert

Putin Plans To Recognise Eastern Ukraine’s Breakaway Regions – Kremlin

PARIS, France – Russian President Vladimir Putin told France’s president and Germany’s chancellor during phone calls on Monday that he planned to sign a degree recognising the two breakaway regions of Ukraine as independent entities shortly, the Kremlin said. The French and German leaders voiced disappointment after hearing the decision, the Kremlin said in a … More Putin Plans To Recognise Eastern Ukraine’s Breakaway Regions – Kremlin

France’s Macron Urges Iran To Agree To A Nuclear Deal

PARIS, France – French President Emmanuel Macron spoke with his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi on Satruday, urging him to agree to a deal to revive a 2015 nuclear agreement, the Elysee said. In a phone call that lasted an hour an a half, Macron expressed his conviction that talks had come to a solution respectful … More France’s Macron Urges Iran To Agree To A Nuclear Deal

Saudi Arabia Plans For Fresh Round Of Talks With Iran, Says Foreign Minister

MUNICH – Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Saturday the kingdom was looking to schedule a fifth round of direct talks with Iran despite a ‘lack of substantive progress’ so far, and urged Tehran to change its behaviour in the region. Saudi Arabia and Iran, which cut ties in 2016, launched talks last year hosted … More Saudi Arabia Plans For Fresh Round Of Talks With Iran, Says Foreign Minister