KSA: Ernest Moniz suspends role on futuristic city’s board of advisors over disappearance of Saudi journalist

Former US energy secretary under President Barack Obama, Ernest Moniz, has suspended his participation on the board of advisors of the Saudi futuristic city NEOM, tying his return to more evidences on the fate of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Read more

Iran requests end of hostile campaign, return to 2015 deal before talks proposed by Trump

A senior advisor to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Monday said President Donald Trump’s offer for talks with the Islamic Republic must be preceded by lessening the ongoing international hostile campaign and the return of the Unites States to the 2015 Read more

US judge rejects Riyadh’s request to drop lawsuits in 9/11 attacks

A New York-based judge Wednesday ruled for the continuation of legal procedures against Saudi Arabia, dismissing therefore a request by Riyadh for the drop of all lawsuits lodged by relatives of victims of September 11, 2001 attacks. Judge George Daniels Read more

Iran: Tillerson to make announcement on Teheran’s compliance with nuclear deal

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to address the Congress on Iran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, at the time President Trump admitted that Tehran showed consistency in the compliance, though remaining the major threat to US Read more

Mideast: US UN envoy vows to oppose appointment of Palestinian officials to UN senior position

US permanent envoy to the United Nations pledged ironclad friendship to Israel noting that she will vehemently oppose the appointment of any Palestinian official for a UN senior position because Washington does not recognize Palestine as a “state”. Nikki Haley, Read more

Trump to receive Abu Dhabi Crown Prince next week

The White House Tuesday announced US President Donald Trump will meet with Abu Dhabi crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Washington, a week before the US President departs for his first foreign trip since he took power. Read more

Middle East: Trump to host Abbas next month in build-up to conference on conflict

The White House Wednesday announced that U.S. President will receive leader of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas early next month as part of President Trump’s attempt to revive suffocating peace efforts between Israelis and Palestinians. The announcement comes one month Read more

Gloomy Prospects Laying Ahead for Palestine’s Relations with USA, Israel

A senior Palestinian official has confirmed that the Palestinian Authority has received the $221 million transfer authorized by former US president Barack Obama hours before he handed over power to Donald Trump. Husam Zomlot, strategic affairs advisor to President Mahmoud Read more