German Chancellor arrives in UAE after Saudi Arabia visit

  • DUBAI: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz arrived in the UAE Saturday night on the second leg of a two-day tour to the Gulf region. Scholz was welcomed by the UAE’s Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, and several officials at the Presidential Terminal of the ...
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Saudi FM calls for global support amid MENA security pressures

  • NEW YORK CITY: Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud has reaffirmed the Kingdom’s commitment to the UN charter, calling on the international community to strengthen cooperation amid several global challenges. In a wide-ranging speech on the fifth day of the 77th UN Gene...
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‘No one wants to be drawn into blocs,’ Saudi FM tells New York MENA Forum

  • NEW YORK: At a time of heightened global polarization, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan on Friday called for more cooperation, saying: “No one wants to be drawn into blocs.” His comments were made at New York’s MENA Forum, hosted by the Middle East Institute and Think Research ...
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Arab leaders, dignitaries attend funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

  • LONDON: Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Queen Rania were among 2,000 mourners who gathered on Monday to say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in London. Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State Prince Turki bin Mohammed attended the funeral on behalf of King Salman and Bahrai...
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Arab leaders arrive in UK to offer condolences on death of Queen Elizabeth II

  • DUBAI: Several leaders from the Middle East have been arriving in the United Kingdom over the last few days to pay condolences for Queen Elizabeth II ahead of Monday’s state funeral. Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning ...
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In Yemen, Queen’s death recalls memories of colonial past

  • ADEN: In 1954, large crowds turned out for a historic visit by Queen Elizabeth II to Aden. At the time, this city on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula was a colony of the British Empire and was one of the busiest and most important ports in the world. Now the queen’s death after a 70-y...
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The costs and benefits of Arab-Israeli normalization on Abraham Accords’ two-year anniversary

  • WASHINGTON D.C.: Two years ago this week, the UAE and Bahrain formalized the peace deals they had reached with Israel the previous month by signing the Abraham Accords at the White House, in a ceremony overseen by then US President Donald Trump. As Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed and Abdullati...
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Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states can weather a global economic storm, SALT New York Conference hears

  • NEW YORK CITY: The Arab Gulf states are well equipped to ride out the global economic storm because they have embraced diversification by stepping away from oil dependency and exploring alternative revenue drivers, according to experts attending this week’s SALT New York fintech conference. S...
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Jordanian royals meet Macron in Paris

  • LONDON: French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, welcomed Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Queen Rania to the Elysee Palace in Paris on Wednesday. The king was in the city as part of an official visit, the Royal Hashemite Court reported, and Crown Prince Hussein accompanied his p...
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Special interview: There is ‘a very strong consensus’ in favor of Yemen truce continuation, says US envoy Tim Lenderking

  • RIYADH: There is a very strong internal and international consensus in favor of continuation of the truce in Yemen, with all of the regional countries supporting a peaceful resolution, not a return to war, Timothy Lenderking, the US special envoy for Yemen, has told Arab News. If the Houthis ...
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