Japan, Saudi Arabia FMs agree to work closely

Frankly Speaking: Saudi Human Rights Commission chief outlines mandate, ambitions DUBAI: Saudi Arabia is undergoing a “huge transformation” in relation to women’s empowerment thanks to comprehensive reforms to legal, civil, and social rights, Hala Al-Tuwaijri, the first woman to lead the the country’s Human Rights Commission, has said. The Kingdom has seen rapid advances in … Read more

Israel intends to broaden Rafah sweep, Defense Minister Gallant tells Washington

CAIRO: Egypt mourned the deaths of Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. Egypt’s presidency said in a statement: “It is with deep grief and sorrow that the Arab Republic of Egypt mourns the death of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and their escorts on … Read more

Saudi environment minister meets with EU, Singaporean officials

Frankly Speaking: Saudi Human Rights Commission chief outlines mandate, ambitions DUBAI: Saudi Arabia is undergoing a “huge transformation” in relation to women’s empowerment thanks to comprehensive reforms to legal, civil, and social rights, Hala Al-Tuwaijri, the first woman to lead the the country’s Human Rights Commission, has said. The Kingdom has seen rapid advances in … Read more

Egyptian churches begin preparations to celebrate anniversary of Holy Family’s journey

CAIRO: Egypt’s Coptic community is preparing to celebrate the Feast of the Entry of the Holy Family into Egypt, starting on June 1. Churches in the country have begun early preparations to welcome visitors, focusing on securing and preparing the sites along the journey the Holy Family is believed to have taken. Robier El-Fares, an … Read more

Frankly Speaking: Saudi Human Rights Commission chief outlines mandate, ambitions

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia is undergoing a “huge transformation” in relation to women’s empowerment thanks to comprehensive reforms to legal, civil, and social rights, Hala Al-Tuwaijri, the first woman to lead the the country’s Human Rights Commission, has said. The Kingdom has seen rapid advances in the representation of women in positions of leadership, from Princess … Read more

Moroccans in pro-Palestinian march rally against Israel ties

BEIRUT: Motorcycle owners in Beirut and the southern suburbs have protested against a security plan launched by the Ministry of Interior in the capital since Monday. The protests reached their peak with gunfire being exchanged between the protesters and the internal security forces in the heart of the southern suburbs of Beirut. The situation worsened … Read more

Deal signed to advance Saudi cultural preservation, scientific research

Riyadh hosts high-level talks with former world leaders to address global issues  RIYADH: Two days of talks in Riyadh are focused on several issues, including the world order, its challenges and opportunities, the regional politics of the Middle East, such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and challenges of maritime security. The talks, from May 19-20, are being hosted by the King … Read more

Death toll from Israeli strike on Nuseirat rises to 31: Gaza officials

AL-MUKALLA: Yemen’s Houthi militia launched an anti-ship ballistic missile into the Red Sea on Saturday morning, striking an oil tanker traveling from Russia to China, according to US Central Command, the latest in a series of Houthi maritime strikes.  CENTCOM said that at 1 a.m. on Saturday, a Houthi anti-ship ballistic missile struck a Panamanian-flagged, … Read more

Saudi Royal Court: King Salman to undergo medical examinations

JEDDAH: A four-decade long search has finally led to the heartwarming reunion of an US citizen with his Saudi family, putting an end to a painful era full of longing and searches that had long promised to end in disappointment. Two-year-old Eid Alsumani, now 42, and his older brother’s American mother cut ties with the … Read more

Iran to send experts to ally Venezuela to help with medical accelerators

CARACAS: Iran on Saturday said it will send experts to its ally Venezuela to help with medical accelerators in hospitals it said had been stopped due to Western sanctions. Venezuela requested Iran’s help, according to a message on the social media platform X by the Iranian government attributed to the head of the Atomic Energy … Read more