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Saudi Arabia, UAE vow to co-operate on Yemen

UAE, Saudi Arabia pledge to continue fight against Houthi rebels in Yemen

UAE, Saudi Arabia pledge to continue fight against Houthi rebels in Yemen In a joint statement, Saudi Arabia and UAE said that they want to protect the country under the leadership of the legitimate president, Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi. Saudi Arabia and the UAE have pledged to continue their fight against Iran-backed Al Houthi militants. In a joint statement, Saudi Arabia and

Saudi Arabia to end travel restrictions for women

Royal decree permits women in Saudi Arabia to travel without permission

Royal decree permits women in Saudi Arabia to travel without permission Authorities in Saudi Arabia have put an end to travel restrictions for women, after ending the ban on women driving cars last year. Saudi Arabia has started implementing the amendments in the royal decree that allowed women above the age of 21 to travel without the consent of a male guardian.

Fresh clashes in Syria’s Idlib province triggering “total panic”, says UN

Fresh fighting in Syria’s Idllib province creating panic: UN

Fresh fighting in Syria’s Idllib province creating panic: UN The renewed fighting in Syria’s Idlib province has created an atmosphere of “total panic” among civilians, a senior UN official has asserted UN humanitarian chief for Syria's, Panoz Moumtzis, said that a humanitarian disaster in jihadi-controlled Idlib province of Syria could foreshadow a wider government offensive and compel hundreds of thousands to leave

US President Imposes Sanctions on Iran’s Supreme Leader

Iran

US imposes sanctions on Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei US President Donald Trump has ordered sanctions against Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and eight IRGC commanders. Iran says this marks the end of diplomacy  President Trump issued sanctions against Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, Iranian officials, and eight IRGC commanders on Monday. The US President clarified that the new sanctions would restrict access to financial

Istanbul Mayoral Polls: Opposition’s Ekrem Imamoglu Bags Landmark Win

Ekrem Imamoglu

Opposition’s Ekrem Imamoglu bags landmark electoral win in Istanbul Turkey’s opposition CHP’s Ekrem Imamoglu bagged a significant win in the rerun of Istanbul's Mayoral polls. AKP’s Binali Yıldırım conceded with 45% votes Mirroring the initial result, the rerun of Istanbul’s Mayoral polls marked a landmark win for the opposition leader, Ekrem Imamoglu. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan-led Justice and Development Party (AKP) faced

US Imposes Sanctions on Iran’s PGPIC

Iran’s largest petrochemicals

US imposes economic restrictions on Iran’s largest petrochemicals The United States has imposed economic sanctions on Iran’s largest petrochemical’s group, PGPIC due to its ties with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) US Treasury Dept. has confirmed sanctions on Iran’s Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC), given its ties with the IRGC. PGPIC is Iran’s largest and most profitable petrochemical group. The economic sanctions

Iran to Announce Partial Withdrawal from Nuclear Deal

Hassan Rouhani

A year after the US extraction from the 2015 agreement; Iran announces for partial withdrawal from Nuclear Deal Iran will announce its partial withdrawal from nuclear deal of 2015, after US withdrew from the agreement in 2018.  It has delivered letters to the ambassadors outlining its partial withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. The letters were to be

US Sends Carrier Group, Bombers to Warn Iran

John Bolton

The US has deployed USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to warn Iran, amidst the growing tensions between the US and Iran. The United States has sent an aircraft carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East. The deployment is aimed at "clear and unmistakable" message to Iran, US National Security Advisor

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu Wins Election For Fifth Term

Benjamin Netanyahu Wins Election

Racing in a neck and neck challenge with Benny Gantz, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won the election. He has secured his position for the fifth term. The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, won the Israeli national elections on Wednesday. He will be forming a coalition government, backed by the right-wing faction, for the fifth term in the country. Despite

UAE Cabinet Adopts Amendment to Family Sponsorship Provision

UAE to sponsor families

The UAE Cabinet has approved a new provision for family sponsorship. Expats can now sponsor family members based on their incomes According to a recent announcement of the UAE Cabinet, expats residing in the region will now experience more liberal family sponsorship policies. The Cabinet has approved a new provision to hold income and not profession as the deciding factor

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