UN adopts resolution to combat sectarian hate and protect holy sites

UN adopts resolution to combat sectarian hate and protect holy sites

  • Freedom of speech and religious freedom are interdependent and mutually reinforcing, says Saudi envoy
  • It comes at a time when terrorist attacks on cultural locations, including religious sites and shrines, are increasing
By Ephrem Kossaify ·

UN says 12 murdered in Syria camp in two weeks

UN says 12 murdered in Syria camp in two weeks

  • The foreigners are families of jihadists from the Daesh group
By AFP ·

Special Newly recruited Houthi fighters chant slogans during a gathering in the capital Sanaa to mobilize more fighters to battlefronts to fight pro-government forces in several Yemeni cities. (AFP/File Photo) graphic

How Yemen’s Houthis’ well-deserved terrorist label gives Biden important leverage

  • Foreign Terrorist Organization is a fitting designation for a militia long known for targeting civilians and civilian facilities
  • Biden administration would be well advised to make the most of the Trump administration’s last-minute decision
By Robert Edwards ·

First phase Saudi Arabia’s ‘Pulse of Alkhobar’ project launched

First phase Saudi Arabia’s ‘Pulse of Alkhobar’ project launched

  • The project will help define the region’s culture and enhance its position as a tourist destination
By Hebshi Alshammari ·

Special MUVI opens drive-in cinema in Riyadh

MUVI opens drive-in cinema in Riyadh

By Hala Tashkandi ·

Top Iran leader posts Trump-like golfer image, vows revenge

Top Iran leader posts Trump-like golfer image, vows revenge

  • Twitter has yet to act on the Persian-language tweet by Khamenei, Iran’s highest authority
  • Earlier this month, Twitter removed a tweet by Khamenei saying US and UK-made vaccines were unreliable

NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci addresses the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, January 21, 2021. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Biden’s US revives support for WHO, reversing Trump retreat

  • President Joe Biden’s top adviser on the pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci, says the US will again fund the WHO
  • Trump's US halted funding for the UN health agency — stripping it of badly needed cash as it was battling a health crisis
By AP ·

Amazon Prime show agrees to changes after India Hindu outcry

Amazon Prime show agrees to changes after India Hindu outcry

  • The Amazon Prime drama “Tandav” drew criticism from members of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party
  • Several BJP politicians called for the show to be banned
By AFP ·