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Super tanker anchored off Yemen coast is likely to sink or explode at any moment, UN says

Stock photo of a supertanker / AFP via Getty Images
The vessel was abandoned as the Middle Eastern country descended into civil war in 2015 and is now starting to fall apart. If the tanker explodes, it could cause an environmental disaster in the Red Sea. A...

Iran and Saudi Arabia agree to restore relations

By:Aljazeera open their embassies within two months, according to Iranian and Saudi state media. The agreement was reached on Friday during talks in Beijing. Iranian state media posted images and video of Ali...

China, Saudi Arabia strengthen partnership on energy, defence

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia [Saudi Press Agency/Reuters]
By: ALJAZEERA Saudi Arabia and China reaffirmed their cooperation on global oil markets and the principle of non-interference in internal affairs during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit, which was aimed at deepening strategic relations, at a time when...

New UAE envoy presents copy of his credentials to Somalia FM

UAE new envoy presented a copy of his credentials to Somalia's Foreign Affairs Minister
By : Zakeriye ahmed Horndiplomat Correspondent Somalia's Foreign Minister Abshir Omar Huruse received a copy of the credentials of the UAE's newly appointed ambassador to Somalia, Ahmed Juma Al Rumaithi, in Mogadishu. The...

Qatar Amir names new Ambassador to Somalia

Qatar Amir names new Ambassador to Somalia
By : Zakeriye ahmed Horndiplomat Correspondent Tamim Bin Hamad, Emir of Qatar, appointed Dr Abdullah Salem Nasser Al Holi Al Nuaimi as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Somalia by replacing Ambassador Hassan Hamza Asad Hashem, who assumed...

US kills Al-Qaeda’s top leader in Afghanistan

Zawahiri was killed in a US strike in Afghanistan over the weekend, the biggest blow to the Al Qaeda group since its founder Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011. (AFP)
By: Zakeriye Ahmed, Horn diplomat correspondent Over the weekend, the US killed Al-Qaeda's top leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri in a counter-terrorism operation carried out by the CIA in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul. Ayman Al-Zawahiri was the...

Somalia denies backing Egypt in Nile dam row

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud at the Presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt
By: BBC AFRICA Somalia has denied siding with Egypt over Ethiopia in the dispute between the two countries over the Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam (Gerd) built on the River Nile. In an interview with...

Somalia President Arrives in Djibouti  for official visit

Somalia President Arrives in Djibouti  for official visit
By: Zakeriye Ahmed, Horn diplomat correspondent The president of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, arrived in Djibouti for official state visit. The President was received by Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh upon his arrival at...

UAE joins Muslim nations in condemning India over Prophet remarks

A demonstrator in Mumbai stomps a poster of BJP member Nupur Sharma during a protest after her comments on Prophet Muhammad [Francis Mascarenhas/Reuters]
By: Aljazeera Anger is spreading in the Middle East over disparaging comments made by an official of India’s ruling party about the Prophet Muhammad, with various countries summoning New Delhi’s envoy and demanding a public apology. The United Arab Emirates – a close India ally –...

Saudi Arabia launches e-visa app for Umrah pilgrims

Muslims perform the Umrah in the last ten days of Ramadan, while maintaining social distancing due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in the Grand Mosque, in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on May 2, 2021. (SPA)
By: Al Arabiya English Saudi Arabia launched an electronic visa processing app for pilgrims planning to perform Umrah, Minister of Hajj Tawfiq bin Fawzan al-Rabiah said in a press conference on Thursday. The visa will be issued within 24 hours of applying, Saudi daily Okaz cited...