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 ·

This image posted by Ayatollah Khamanei on Twitter shows a figure of former US President Donald Trump playing golf. (Twitter photo)

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
By Reuters ·

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 ·