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Us Raises 300 Million From Allies For Syria Stabilization

WASHINGTON – The United States said on Friday it had secured $300 million from coalition partners to help stabilize parts of Syria retaken from Islamic State,...

Us Redirects Syria Funds Emphasizes It Is Not Withdrawing

WASHINGTON – The U.S. State Department said on Friday it will redirect $230 million in frozen funding away from Syria and emphasized that the move did not signal a...

Higher Living Costs Fees Force Many Egyptians To Drop Haj Plans

CAIRO – Mahmoud Aouni has always wanted to make the haj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, an important religious duty for all Muslims, but says...

Us Says Redirects Syria Funds As Allies Pony Up 300 Million

WASHINGTON – The U.S. State Department said on Friday it will redirect $230 million in frozen funding away from Syria and had raised $300 million from coalition...

Britains Aramco Listing Category Attracts Interest From A Single Firm

LONDON – Britain’s markets watchdog has so far been contacted by only one company interested in taking advantage of a rule it introduced to attract...

Russian Turkish Defense Ministers Discuss Syrian Refugees Tass

MOSCOW – Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu discussed the return of Syrian refugees to Syria with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar during talks in Moscow on...

Yemeni Government And Houthi Movement Invited To Sept 6 Peace Talks Un

GENEVA – The United Nations has invited the Yemeni government and the Houthi movement that controls most of the north to peace talks in Geneva on Sept. 6, a U.N....

Us Welcomes Saudi Arabias Pledge Of 100 Million For Syria

WASHINGTON – The United States on Thursday welcomed Saudi Arabia’s contribution of $100 million to help stabilize parts of Syria no longer held by Islamic...

Bahrain Government Rejects Un Criticism Over Jailing Of Campaigner

GENEVA – Bahrain’s detention of activist Nabeel Rajab is unlawful and violates his right to freedom of expression, U.N. human rights experts have found,...

Canada Hajj Pilgrims Saudi Students Face Uncertainty Due To Diplomatic Row

TORONTO/OTTAWA – Canadian Muslims traveling to the Hajj pilgrimage face delays coming back due to a diplomatic dispute with Saudi Arabia that is also prompting...