Saudi threatens to cut UN funding over blacklisting: Sources

Saudi Arabia and its allies have threatened to cut off funding to UN programs if United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon doesn’t drop the kingdom from a blacklist of violators of children rights, diplomatic sources say.Speaking on condition of anonymity, the sources said Tuesday that Ban’s office was bombarded with calls from the foreign ministers of… Read More Saudi threatens to cut UN funding over blacklisting: Sources

Saudi must ensure security or no Iran pilgrims: Hajj official

Iran’s Hajj chief Saeed Ohadi “The dispatch of Iranian pilgrims to [this year’s] Hajj depends on the Saudi side accepting Iran’s rational conditions and providing security for Iranian pilgrims,” Saeed Ohadi said in a telephone interview with IRIB on Thursday. The official made the remarks as an Iranian delegation is in Saudi Arabia at the… Read More Saudi must ensure security or no Iran pilgrims: Hajj official