Israel to set security limits on Ramadan prayers at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa News

THE HAGUE: Palestinians are suffering “colonialism and apartheid” under the Israelis, foreign minister Riyad Al-Maliki told the UN’s top court Monday, urging judges to order an immediate and unconditional end to Israel’s occupation.“The Palestinians have endured colonialism and apartheid… There are those who are enraged by these words. They should be enraged by the reality … Read more

Palestinian state only pathway to Middle East security, stability: Saudi FM News

DUBAI: When the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in March 2020, governments worldwide were caught off guard. Having faced no health emergency of this magnitude in generations, states were left scrambling to protect their populations and shield their economies. Now that life has largely returned to normal following years of social distancing, travel controls and trade … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says security deal with France is ambitious, substantive News

LONDON: Concerns are mounting over the future of Britain’s Inter Faith Network, founded in 1997 to improve cohesion between religious communities, as the government considers scrapping its funding. The Guardian reported on Friday that Communities Secretary Michael Gove had written to the IFN saying he was “minded to withdraw” £155,000 ($194,599) of provisional funding over … Read more

Saudi and French ministers discuss increased security cooperation News

RIYADH: The Saudi minister of interior, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif, and his French counterpart Gerald Darmanin discussed the expansion of security cooperation between their countries during a meeting in Riyadh on Thursday. The prince said this was in keeping with directives from King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, based on the … Read more

Saudi foreign minister arrives in Germany to head delegation at Munich Security Conference News

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan arrived in Germany on Thursday to head the Kingdom’s delegation at the Munich Security Conference. Prince Faisal is expected to discuss the most prominent international issues and ways of enhancing multilateral action to strengthen international peace and security, the Kingdom’s Foreign Ministry said. The Saudi delegation … Read more

Zelensky to sign security pacts with Germany, France on Friday News

PARIS: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is traveling to Berlin and Paris on Friday to sign security pacts with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron, officials said. Zelensky’s trip to the European Union’s two largest countries comes as Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine enters a third year. Kyiv’s troops face an increasingly difficult situation … Read more

Macron, Zelensky to sign security deal in Paris Friday News

PARIS: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky travels to Berlin and Paris on Friday for talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and to sign a security agreement with Emmanuel Macron, Kyiv said. Zelensky is traveling to Germany and France as Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine enters a third year. Kyiv’s troops face an increasingly difficult situation on the … Read more

Israeli strikes in south Lebanon kill four civilians: security source News

BEIRUT: Israeli strikes in south Lebanon on Wednesday killed four civilians including two children and wounded nine other people, a Lebanese security source said, after Israel said it “began a series of strikes in Lebanon”. “A woman was killed along with her child and her stepchild in a strike that targeted Sawwaneh,” while a fourth … Read more

Republicans impeach US homeland security chief over border crisis News

WASHINGTON: Republicans impeached US President Joe Biden’s immigration chief on Tuesday, the culmination of months of attacks on the Democratic administration as they seek to make border security a key issue in November’s election. Conservatives in the House of Representatives, which is narrowly controlled by Republicans, blame Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for a surge … Read more

Hezbollah official wounded in Israeli strike on Lebanon: security source News

BEIRUT: A local Hezbollah official was seriously wounded Monday in an Israeli air strike on his car in southern Lebanon, a Lebanese security source told AFP. Israeli forces and the Lebanese movement Hezbollah, a Hamas ally, have traded near-daily fire since war broke out on October 7 between Israel and the Palestinian militant group in … Read more