Category: Middle East

Rights groups to UK: Cancel Mohammed bin Salman’s visit

UK Prime Minister Theresa May should withdraw an invitation extended to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to visit the UK, a coalition of human rights group has said. The coalition, including the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) and Arab Organisation…

UN General Assembly rejects Trump’s Jerusalem move

A resounding majority of United Nations member states has defied unprecedented threats by the US to approve a draft resolution rejecting President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The non-binding measure passed at a UN General…

Floods hit Saudi Arabia

Flash floods triggered by heavy rains swept through Jeddah on Tuesday, leaving motorists stranded and forcing authorities to shut schools and universities in Saudi- Arabia’s second biggest city. Dozens of people were plucked from vehicles engulfed by…

All eyes on Beirut as Saad Hariri returns

Saad Hariri has returned to Beirut, more than two weeks after announcing his shock resignation as Lebanon’s prime minister from Saudi Arabia. He arrived in the capital’s international airport late on Tuesday. A Sunni Muslim…