Monday, 22 Apr 2019

Category: Politics

Germany extends Saudi arms sale ban for another six months

The German government said on Thursday it would extend for a further six months a ban on exporting arms to Saudi Arabia which has strained ties with fellow European arms exporters with whom German companies have joint programs. The ban, imposed after t…

Daoud returns from Saudi Arabia

Minister of Culture, Mohammad Daoud, returned Friday to Beirut, coming from the Saudi capital where he’d been on a two-day official visit.In Riyadh, Daoud held talks with his Saudi counterpart, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan Al Saud, …

Lakkis meets Saudi counterpart in Jeddah

Minister of Agriculture, Hassan Lakkis, met Thursday with Saudi Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadley, on the sidelines of the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development’s meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Ara…

US Approved Secret Nuclear Power Work for Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has approved six secret authorizations by companies to sell nuclear power technology and assistance to Saudi Arabia, according to a copy of a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday.The Trump administration ha…

Sharif Freed From Jail on Bail for Medical Treatment

ISLAMABAD Pakistan’s Supreme Court Tuesday allowed ailing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to be released from jail for six weeks on medical grounds.Sharif is currently serving a seven-year prison term handed down last year by an anti-corruption cour…

Saudi Sisters Hiding in Hong Kong Granted Asylum in 3rd Country

HONG KONG, After six months hiding in Hong Kong, two sisters from Saudi Arabia have been granted asylum in an unknown third country, bringing their tumultuous time in legal limbo to an end.Known to the media as “Reem and Rawan,” the sisters left Hong K…