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

Saudi Cabinet Says Supports U.S. Efforts To Prevent Iran From Acquiring Nuclear Weapons

PARIS, France – Saudi Arabia’s government expressed on Tuesday its support for ‘U.S. efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon’, state news agency SPA reported. The government also thanked the U.S. for supporting the Kingdom defending its territory against attacks by Yemen’s Iran – backed Houthi militia, SPA, said, citing a statement issued … More Saudi Cabinet Says Supports U.S. Efforts To Prevent Iran From Acquiring Nuclear Weapons

Biden Says He Plans To Designate Qatar As Major Non – NATO Ally

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden said on Monday he plans to designate Qatar as a major non – NATO ally, granting a special status to a key ally in the Middle East. Biden made the announcement as he met Qatar’s emir, Sheik Tamim bin Hamad al – Thani, in the Oval Office. The emir told … More Biden Says He Plans To Designate Qatar As Major Non – NATO Ally

Top Diplomats For U.S., Russia Meet In Geneva On Soaring Ukraine Tensions

GENEVA – The top diplomats of Russia and the United States were to meet in Switzerland on Friday to discuss soaring tensions over Ukraine after a flurry of meetings between officials on both sides in the last week produced no breakthroughs. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Geneva for talks with Russian Foreign … More Top Diplomats For U.S., Russia Meet In Geneva On Soaring Ukraine Tensions

Biden Imposes New International Travel Vaccine Rules, Lifts Existing

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday signed an order imposing new vaccine requirements for most foreign national air travelers and lifting severe travel restrictions on China, India and much Europe effective Nob.8, the White House said. The extraordinary U.S. travel restrictions were first imposed in early 2020 to address the spread of COVID … More Biden Imposes New International Travel Vaccine Rules, Lifts Existing

U.S. State Department Approves Potential $500 Million Saudi Maintenance Deal

WASHINGTON – – The U.S. State Department has approved a potential agreement covering up to $500 million in military support services for Saudi Arabia, and has sent the agreement to Congress for review, the Pentagon said on Thursday. It was the first major defense agreement for Saudi Arabia sent to Congress since President Joe Biden … More U.S. State Department Approves Potential $500 Million Saudi Maintenance Deal

Blinken To Discuss Afghan Evacuees At Meetings In Qatar and Germany

WASHINGTON – – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday he would travel to Qatar on Sunday to meet with the country’s leaders and thank them for their help with evacuees from Afghanistan, and later go to Germany for a ministerial meeting. Blinken told a news conference at the State Department he would … More Blinken To Discuss Afghan Evacuees At Meetings In Qatar and Germany

E.U. Imposes COVID – 19 Travel Ban On ‘Non – Essential’ Travel From U.S., Lebanon, And Israel

Paris / France – The European Union on Monday removed five countries including the US, Lebanon, and Israel from its list of countries exempted from restrictions on non-essential travel during the coronavirus pandemic  Schengen Visa Info said that the removal from the list means that the Member States are advised to reimpose the entry ban … More E.U. Imposes COVID – 19 Travel Ban On ‘Non – Essential’ Travel From U.S., Lebanon, And Israel

U.S., Germany Advise Against Travel To Kabul Airport Amid Evacuation Chaos

Washington/U.S. – The United States and Germany on Saturday told their citizens in Afghanistan to avoid travelling to Kabul airport, citing security risks as thousands of desperate people gathered trying to flee almost a week after Taliban Islamist took control. The Taliban’s co – founder, Mullah Baradar, arrived in the Afghan capital for talks with … More U.S., Germany Advise Against Travel To Kabul Airport Amid Evacuation Chaos

Trump’s Blog Page Shuts Down A Month After Launch

Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s blog page, launched last month in the wake of major social media platforms banning him, has been removed from his website,Trump aide Jason Miller on Wednesday said that the page, which has been called ‘From the Desk of Donald J. Trump’, would not be returning. ‘It was just auxiliary to … More Trump’s Blog Page Shuts Down A Month After Launch