US Ends Syria Stabilization Funding, Cites More Allied Cash

WASHINGTON, The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate the U.S. from the conflict, citing increased contributions from anti-Islamic State coalition partners.

The State Department said it had notified Congress on Friday that …

First a Wedding, Then Hard Work: Putin to Visit Germany’s Merkel

BERLIN, Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday for talks about the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project that has drawn U.S. ire.

Putin arrives in …

Saudi Arabia Says It’s Given $100 Million to Northeast Syria

DUBIA, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Saudi Arabia said early on Friday that it has contributed $100 million to northeast Syria for stabilization projects in areas once held by the Islamic State group and now controlled by U.S.-backed forces.

The Saudi move …

US Cuts $230 Million to Syria, Ties Future Rebuilding Funds to Peace

WASHINGTON, The United States on Friday announced it was cutting about $230 million in stabilization money to northeast Syria and said future global reconstruction funds for the country will depend on a U.N.-led peace process.

The U.S. State Department in …


COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Oman’s Plenipotentiary Minister, Ta’aib bin Salem al-Alawi, Head of the Sultanate’s Embassy Mission in Dhaka, opened the Omani camp for Rohingya refugees in Dhaka today, in the presence of a number of officials.

The camp, of which …

SAF Honours Families of Deceased Personnel

Muscat, The Social Security Service at the

Chief of Staff Office of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF) honoured at its

headquarters in Mu’askar al Murtafa’ today a number of families of SAF

dead employees, under the patronage of the Acting …