U.N. chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

Jul 23, 2014

U.N. chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his “hope and belief” that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel “in the very near future.” Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council by videoconference ...

Sunni uprising in Iraq wins support in gulf

Jun 24, 2014

Sunni uprising in Iraq wins support in gulf

The Sunni uprising in Iraq has received enthusiastic support from many Persian Gulf Arabs, despite official unease over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, branded a terrorist group by governments in the region. While public opinion is hard to gauge in the ...

May 2, 2014

Saudi Arabia finds 26 more cases of MERS; Egypt reports first

Saudi Arabia said on Thursday the total number of cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, an often deadly new disease, had nearly doubled in the kingdom in April with 26 more infections reported on Tuesday and Wednesday. The first case of MERS in Egypt ...

Envoy living out his childhood dream

| Apr 8, 2014

Envoy living out his childhood dream

by Mami Maruko

Although it was his childhood dream to become his country’s ambassador to Japan, actually doing so was not an easy task for Abdulaziz Turkistani. “It’s a dream come true,” said the 56-year-old, who became Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Japan in 2009. Turkistani first came ...