US Expects 'Difficult' Iran Talks
US State Department spokesman Ned Price said the US expects 'difficult' discussions with Iran about both sides returning to the 2015 nuclear deal, adding it does not anticipate a quick breakthrough. The indirect talks will begin on Tuesday in Vienna.
MENA Climate Action
The UAE Regional Dialogue for Climate Action concluded on Sunday with climate leaders from the Middle East and North Africa pledging to accelerate progress on climate targets. The delegates committed to reducing emission levels by 2030, working together to help the region adapt to the effects of climate change.
Saudi King Appoints 258 Judges
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has issued an order to promote and appoint 258 judges at the Ministry of Justice in various ranks of the judiciary. The justice minister said the order reflects the king’s support and interest in the judicial system.
Prince Hamzah Pledges Loyalty
Jordan's Prince Hamzah bin Hussein signed a document pledging his support for King Abdullah. Hamzah was accused at the weekend of working with foreign parties and other Jordanians in a plot to destabilize the country.
Ethiopia Dam Negotiations
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has affirmed Egypt's desire to reach an agreement with Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. El-Sisi declared Egypt’s wish for the success of the negotiations sponsored by the Congolese President.