BUDAPEST â Hungaryâs Prime Minister Viktor Orban has for years told his country its children are under attack from deviant sexualities and pedophilia. Now, his government is embroiled in a scandal
MUNICH â Global governance in its present form is entrenching divisions and fueling discontent, UN Secretary-General AntÃ³nio Guterres told world leaders attending the Munich Security Conference in Germany
RIYADH â Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has sent a cable of congratulation to Republic of Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu on her country’s Independence Day.Custodian of the Two
JEDDAH: Global retail chains based in Europe urged the EU on Friday to take urgent steps to halt Houthi attacks on commercial shipping in the Red Sea that are disrupting international trade.
Missile and drone strikes by the Iran-backed militia since mid-November have forced shipping companies to reroute container vessels, disrupting supply chains for companies reliant on the Suez Canal to ship products from Asia to Europe and the US.
PARIS: President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that recognizing a Palestinian state was ânot a taboo for Franceâ in his first such comments since the start of the war in Gaza.
âThe recognition of a Palestinian state is not a taboo for France,â he said at a joint press conference in Paris with Jordanâs King Abdullah.
His comments come after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected a plan for international recognition of such a state, following reports of such an initiative in The Washington Post.
BRUSSELS: EU foreign ministers will meet Monday in Brussels to formally launch a naval mission to help protect international shipping in the Red Sea against attacks from Yemenâs Houthis, officials said.
The Houthis, who control much of war-torn Yemen, have been attacking the vital shipping lane since November in a campaign they say is in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza amid the Israel-Hamas war.
An EU official said Friday that the bloc aims to have the mission â called Aspides, Greek for shield â up and running in a âfew weeksâ with at least four vessels.
RIYADH: Saudi Arabiaâs Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan on Friday met David Cameron, the UKâs foreign secretary, on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.
The parties reviewed bilateral relations and ways to strengthen them, the Kingdomâs Foreign Ministry said.
They also discussed the latest developments in the Gaza Strip and its surrounding areas, and the international efforts being made to end the conflict.
Prince Faisal also held similar meetings with Melanie Joly and Mariya Gabriel, respective Canadian and Bulgarian foreign ministers.
LONDON: Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says Israel international Liel Abada could leave the Scottish champions on loan following pro-Palestinian demonstrations by some of the clubâs fans.
Abada will sit out the Scottish Premiership match against Kilmarnock on Saturday, having also missed the game against St. Mirren last week.
The 22-year-old has faced pressure in Israel because of the support for Palestinians among Celtic supporters.
LONDON: The Saudi Theater and Performing Arts Commission held an official ceremony on Friday at Goldsmiths Hall in London to initiate the production operations for âZarqa Al-Yamama,â the first Arab opera show.
The event was attended by a number of officials, including Saudi and international creatives participating in the opera production.
The show tells the tale of Zarqa Al-Yamama, a renowned figure in Arab history during the pre-Islamic era, known for her blue eyes and unique ability to see from long distances.