Category Archives: General

Greece, Israel Seal $1.6 Billion Defense Deal

ATHENS, GREECE – Greece said Tuesday it had approved a landmark $1.68 billion deal with Israel, providing for the procurement of 10 state-of-the-art jet fighters and training of pilots as the government in Athens upgrades its defenses, mainly against its longtime foe Turkey. The deal, which both sides are set to sign in the coming

State of Qatar Affirms its Active International Efforts to Achieve Sustainable Peace

The State of Qatar affirmed its keenness to adopt a holistic and integrated approach within the framework of its international efforts aimed at achieving sustainable peace, stressing the need for the approach to focus on laying the foundations for peace, security and stability coupled with providing support to achieve the goals of sustainable development. This

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid arrives in Saudi Arabia to attend 41st GCC summit

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, arrived this afternoon in Al-Ula in Medina, Saudi Arabia, to attend the 41st session of the Supreme Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Sheikh Mohammed was received by Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy

Saudi Arabia, Qatar Appear to Mend Ties After 3 Yr Feud

CAIRO, EGYPT – The Gulf Cooperation Council held its 41st annual summit outside the Saudi capital Riyadh Tuesday, amid optimism over the apparent resolution of a long-standing conflict with Qatar. Riyadh has agreed to reopen its land, air and sea borders with Doha. Qatari TV showed the country’s leader Sheikh Tamim bin Hamid Al Thani

US Blames Taliban for Plotting Afghan Assassinations

ISLAMABAD – The United States has directly accused the Taliban of being behind a recent wave of high-profile assassinations in Afghanistan, urging the insurgent group to stop the violence “for peace to succeed.” Monday’s charges came hours after the Taliban accused U.S. forces of launching airstrikes against insurgent-held areas in violation of their 2020 bilateral

MOTC Wraps Up Forum on “New Technologies and Digital Transformation”

The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) has wrapped up its virtual forum on “New Technologies and Digital Transformation”, organized last week by MOTC’s Digital Industry Department, represented by the Digital Transformation of SMEs Program, in cooperation with the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). The forum was held virtually, in line

UAE strongly condemns Niger terror attacks

The UAE has strongly condemned the terror attacks that targeted two villages in Niger near the border with Mali, which resulted in the death and injury of scores of innocent people. In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation affirmed the UAE’s strong condemnation of these criminal acts and its permanent rejection

UAE Rulers congratulate Chairman of Sudan Sovereign Council on Independence Day

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, sent a cable of congratulations to General Abdul-Fattah Al-Burhan, Chairman of the Sudan Sovereign Council on his country’s Independence Day anniversary. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown