Iran Leader Sends Message to 2022 Hajj, Urges Muslims’ UnityLeader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei sent a message to the 2022 Hajj pilgrimage, inviting Muslims around the world to turn away from what leads to “disunity and division” while also talking about Islamic awakening and resistance.
US Africa Strategy Unveiled: Countering ChinaThe White House on Monday published its new strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa, which explicitly aims to counter China’s extensive investment on the continent and oppose Russia’s supposed “harmful activities” there.
FBI Raids Trump’s Private Residence in FloridaThe US domestic intelligence and security service (FBI) raided Donald Trump’s residence in Mar-A-Lago, Florida on Monday, in a move the former US president called an "assault". While the Justice Department has not officially commented on the operation yet, several major US news outlets reported the raid may have been related to boxes of classified documents Trump took with him from the White House, citing “persons familiar” with the matter.
Iraqi Premier Mustafa al-Kadhimi said the summit in Saudi Arabia will not feature discussions about normalization with the Israeli regime while asserting that his country will never become a base for threats against its neighbors.
United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities have detained Asim Ghafoor, a U.S. citizen and civil rights attorney who previously served as a lawyer for slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi, said U.S.-based rights group DAWN of whose board Ghafoor is a member.
The United States has approved massive arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates worth more than $5 billion, despite the monarchies’ ongoing military aggression against Yemen which has inflicted heavy civilian casualties.
The UN has once again urged Saudi regime to stop “arbitrary” execution of two Bahraini men accused of trumped-up terrorism-related crimes, and to investigate allegations they were tortured and forced to make confessions.
Saudi Arabia reportedly is investing hugely in Israeli companies that specialize in developing cyber espionage tools, in a move that could help Riyadh hunt down on dissidents and opponents of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS).