Special Death of US embassy employee in Houthi detention sparks outrage

Death of US embassy employee in Houthi detention sparks outrage

  • The US embassy said that Abdulhameed Al-Ajami, one of its staff members in the Yemeni capital, who was abducted by the Houthis, had died in Houthi detention
  • Al-Ajami was among at least a dozen Yemeni workers at the embassy, and USAID, who were abducted and later forcibly disappeared
By Saeed Al-Batati ·

Saudis, Emiratis stress Kingdom’s rise creates more opportunities for region  

Saudis, Emiratis stress Kingdom’s rise creates more opportunities for region  

  • Participating in WEF panel on ‘Saudi outlook,’ Kingdom’s Investment Minister Khalid Al-Falih said ‘a rising tide lifts all boats’
  • Chairman of Dubai-based Damac Hussain Sajwani says KSA, UAE ‘completing each other in terms of growth, not competing with each other’
By TAREK ALI AHMAD ·

Iran systematically undermines the stability of the region, Israeli president tells WEF

Iran systematically undermines the stability of the region, Israeli president tells WEF

  • Israel and all nations of the world cannot accept Iran’s pursuit of nuclear capabilities, says President Isaac Herzog
  • Herzog says Saudi Arabia is a very important country in the region, but joining the Abraham Accords “has to take its time”
By Arab News ·

Saudi chief of staff attends Dragon Group meeting in UK

Saudi chief of staff attends Dragon Group meeting in UK

  • The Dragon Group is an annual forum for Middle East defense chiefs
  • Al-Ruwaili held bilateral talks with UK Chief of Defense Staff Adm. Sir Tony Radakin
By SPA ·

Europe ‘silent’ on ‘deplorable conditions’ for migrants in Libya: NGO chief

Europe ‘silent’ on ‘deplorable conditions’ for migrants in Libya: NGO chief

  • IOM Chief of Mission Federico Soda: ‘On a number of issues in the country, we (the IOM) are the only voice; that’s problematic; what concerns me is kind of the acquiescence’
  • A recent IOM report found that a record 32,425 people were returned to Libya after trying to travel to Europe last year
By Arab News ·

INTERVIEW: LDP heavyweight Amari reaffirms importance of ties with Middle East

INTERVIEW: LDP heavyweight Amari reaffirms importance of ties with Middle East

  • Amari says Saudi Arabia and UAE are “two irreplaceable countries for Japanese people’s lives and industrial activities”
  • Japan imports almost the same amount of oil from Saudi Arabia and the UAE
By Khaldon Azhari ·

Palestinians: Israel deliberately killed Al Jazeera reporter

Palestinians: Israel deliberately killed Al Jazeera reporter

  • The findings echoed the results of a preliminary investigation announced nearly two weeks ago and were widely expected
  • Witnesses and Palestinian officials have said she was hit by Israeli fire
By AP ·

Palestinians: Israel deliberately killed Al Jazeera reporter

Palestinians: Israel deliberately killed Al Jazeera reporter

  • The findings echoed the results of a preliminary investigation announced nearly two weeks ago and were widely expected
  • Witnesses and Palestinian officials have said she was hit by Israeli fire
By AP ·