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UN envoy departs Yemen after failed talks with Houthi leaders

UN envoy departs Yemen after failed talks with Houthi leaders

UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths left Sanaa on Tuesday, wrapping up a four-day visit during which he spoke with leaders of the Shia Houthi rebel group. Griffiths will now head to Jordanian capital Amman, a source at Sanaa’s airport told reporters on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to media. The […]

iflix and NBCUniversal team up to offer iflix users a huge slate of everyone’s favourite TV shows and movies

iflix and NBCUniversal team up to offer iflix users a huge slate of everyone’s favourite TV shows and movies

iflix (www.iflix.com), the world’s leading Internet TV service for emerging markets, offering subscribers unlimited access to thousands of TV shows, movies and more, today announced it has entered into major multi-year content licensing agreement with NBCUniversal (NBCU) to add a huge selection of the studio’s most popular and critically acclaimed titles to iflix’s extensive library. […]

Africa and the Gulf Crisis – the Peril of Picking Sides

Africa and the Gulf Crisis – the Peril of Picking Sides

As the Gulf crisis enters its third week, the decision to cut or downgrade diplomatic ties with Qatar by nine African countries could have a long-term impact on the nationals of those countries, analysts warned. “This is not good for Africa. This is rush decision-making and taking sides in a crisis that the leaders have […]

Beijing, Saudi Arabia agreed to more oil exports to China

Beijing, Saudi Arabia agreed to more oil exports to China

China and Saudi Arabia will increase their cooperation in the oil sector, including in Saudi oil exports to China, the two countries said in a joint communique issued today at the end of Saudi Arabian King Salman’s visit to Beijing. The world’s largest oil exporter has been looking to cement ties with the world’s second-largest […]

Farmaajo Seeks Saudi Arabia Intervention in Controversial Berbera UAE Military Base

Farmaajo Seeks Saudi Arabia Intervention in Controversial Berbera UAE Military Base

Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo tabled the controversial issue of UAE military base establishment in Somaliland, Radio Dalsan has learnt. According to a Somali government official who is part of the state visit Somalia has requested Saudi Arabia to convince United Arab Emirates not to go on with its plans to establish a military […]

First Lady Aisha Muhammadu Buhari Returns From Saudi, Urges Prayers

First Lady Aisha Muhammadu Buhari Returns From Saudi, Urges Prayers

The wife of the president, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, has called on Nigerians not to relent in prayers and good deeds. Mrs. Buhari made the call yesterday on her arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, from Saudi Arabia where she had performed lesser hajj. The Director of Information in the Office of the Wife […]

Nigeria Government Approves Six Air Carriers to Airlift Pilgrims for Hajj 2016

Nigeria Government Approves Six Air Carriers to Airlift Pilgrims for Hajj 2016

The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved six Air Carriers to airlift Nigerian pilgrims for this year’s Hajj. The approved carriers, which include a Saudi-designated airline, will airlift pilgrims from the country’s 36 states to the Saudi Arabia. The National Hajj Commission, NAHCON in a release signed by its spokesperson, Uba Mana, on Tuesday enumerated […]

Meet the juvenile ‘offenders’ Saudi Arabia executed in January

Meet the juvenile ‘offenders’ Saudi Arabia executed in January

“[Those arrested in the raid] were kids, to the extent that some we arrested thought the matter was over and they would return to their families.” Speaking directly into the camera in a documentary released last year, Saudi Arabian Special Forces General Major Sultan al-Maliki was very clear. A group of alleged terrorists rounded up […]

Woman beheaded in the road in Saudi Arabia

Woman beheaded in the road in Saudi Arabia

Five bodies hang from a pole suspended between two cranes, a public display which serves as a reminder to those who might contemplate a life of crime. They belonged to a gang of five robbers, all of whom were publicly beheaded before their corpses were hoisted high in the air, where they remained for days. […]

Saudi Arabia Sends Troops Into Syria To Fight ISSIS

Saudi Arabia Sends Troops Into Syria To Fight ISSIS

Saudi Arabia has made a “final” decision to send ground troops into Syria to fight ISIS, the spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition force in Yemen told reporters on Thursday. Brig. Gen. Ahmed Al-Assiri said that Riyadh was “ready” to join the US-led anti-Islamic State coalition in Syria, according to Saudi news agency Al Arabiya. He […]

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