US affirms defense of Saudi Arabia

The United States has expressed alarm at “genuine security threats” to Saudi Arabia from Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis and elsewhere in the region after attacks on the heart of the Saudi…

Saudi-Houthi conflict deepens

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group says it launched 2 more attacks on southern Saudi airfields or bases, marking the 9th consecutive day of such assaults. On Monday, Houthi military spokesman Yahya…

UAE halts funding to UNRWA

The United Arab Emirates does not plan to resume funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian refugees, which it suspended last year. According to statements…

Netanyahu to visit UAE

[This article has been updated to reflect the postponement of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned visit to the UAE, due to Israel's coronavirus national lockdown]. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced plans…

Libya: Chance for peace?

As part of the biggest peacemaking effort pertaining to Libya in years, participants at United Nations-sponsored talks are working toward the creation of a transitional government in the North African…

Israel bids farewell to US Amb. Friedman

The Israeli government held a special cabinet meeting in the presence of outgoing United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman. The session was devoted to honoring the American envoy for…

World reacts to US Capitol riots

World leaders are expressing shock as the United States Capitol was stormed by supporters of President Donald Trump as a joint-session of Congress met to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s election…