Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »


Tag Archives: UNESCO

Saudi Arabia joins UNESCO marine heritage conference

Prince Badr bin Abdullah Al-Saud.

:: Delegates from Saudi Arabia participated in UNESCO 4th World Heritage marine site managers conference at Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, US. The conference coincides with the announcement of the French Austral Island Park (Kerguelen Islands, France) in the Southern

US and Israel exit UN cultural agency, claiming bias

:: The United States and Israel have quit the UN’s educational, scientific and cultural agency, arguing the organization fosters anti-Israel bias. The withdrawal took effect on the stroke of the New Year, after the Trump administration and the Israeli prime

OIC pledges to cooperate with UNESCO for protection of cultural heritage

:: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Monday pledged to cooperate with UNESCO in fighting intentional destruction and illegal trafficking of the cultural heritage in conflict zones. Addressing the 39th session of UNESCO’s general conference in Paris, OIC Secretary-General

UNESCO selects France’s Azoulay as new chief, edging out Qatar’s Kawari

:: The United Nations’ cultural agency selected former French culture minister Audrey Azoulay as its new chief on Friday, handing her the keys to revive UNESCO’s fortunes after the United States pulled out. Azoulay, 49, former French culture minister, defeated

US to pull out of UNESCO amid Palestinian tensions

:: US officials have told The Associated Press that the United States is pulling out of UNESCO, after repeated criticism of resolutions by the UN cultural agency that Washington sees as anti-Israel. UNESCO head said it has had official notification

How family of Qatar’s UNESCO candidate escaped jail for Villagio mall fire

:: The daughter and son-in-law of Qatar’s candidate for top UNESCO post were charged, sentenced and eventually acquitted for a 2012 Doha mall fire that killed 13 children and four adults. Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kawari, Qatar’s former minister of culture,

French media cast doubts over Qatari bid to grab top UNESCO position

:: Qatar’s candidate to head UNESCO is leading a preliminary vote held in Paris on Monday. But French media outlets are casting doubts over the 19 votes Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kawari received in the first round of voting. Kawari is

Egyptian diplomat leads race to be UNESCO head

:: An Egyptian diplomat is among the favorites to be the next head of UNESCO, the UN’s cultural agency. Moushira Khattab, 73, a former minister of family and population and a leading activist for women’s and children’s rights, is one

Richard Branson to invest in Saudi Red Sea project

:: Virgin airlines founder Richard Branson will invest in a Red Sea project that aims to turn 50 Saudi Arabian islands into luxury tourism destinations, the Saudi government announced on Sunday. Branson is the first international investor to commit to

KACND stresses support for Saudi youths

:: The deputy secretary-general of the King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue (KACND), Fahd bin Sultan Al-Sultan, stressed the center’s commitment to supporting youths. In a speech at the Second International Conference on Youth Volunteering and Dialogue at UNESCO’s

Hebron needs to be on UNESCO’s ‘in danger’ list

Ray Hanania

By : Ray Hanania :: Israel is outraged that the UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has put the Old City of Hebron on its “in danger” list, but the world should really be outraged at Israel. It claims

OIC calls for more awareness about dangers of Islamophobia

:: Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), has called for more awareness of the increasing dangers of Islamophobia, through the dissemination of principles of peace and harmony between communities. He was speaking at the

UNESCO forum concludes with an eye on sustainable development

:: The Mohammed bin Salman Foundation (MiSK) on Thursday recognized the Water Youth Network with its first place International NGO (non-government organizations) Award and a $30,000 fund on the concluding day of the seventh UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural

UNESCO vote on Jerusalem site angers Israel

UNESCO member states have renewed a resolution criticizing Israel for restricting Muslim access to a Jerusalem holy site, a European diplomatic source said, angering Israel’s government by also referring to the area only by its Muslim names. But a draft

Uzbek president in intensive care after brain hemorrhage

Strongman Uzbek President Islam Karimov is in intensive care after suffering a brain hemorrhage, his younger daughter wrote on social media on Monday. “My father was hospitalized after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage on Saturday morning, and is now receiving treatment

France in bid to relaunch Mideast peace process

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls will visit Israel and the Palestinian territories this month in a bid to relaunch the peace process following the worst flare-up of violence in the Gaza Strip for two years, his office said Tuesday. His

Ardah on UNESCO World Heritage list

The 10th session of a UNESCO committee, held in Namibia, has agreed to put the Saudi Ardah dance on the list of World Intangible Heritage. Ardah is a type of folkloric dance. The dance is performed with two rows of

UNESCO praises MISK’s youth development

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is confident that its strategic partnership with the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Foundation (MISK) would help develop the leadership skills of young people. Irina Bokova, the director general of UNESCO, praised

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