Saudi Arabia Extends Visa Policy to Welcome More Visitors from Around the World

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ‏The Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH) today announced that visitors can now use existing UK, US, and Schengen area country visas to obtain Saudi Arabia visitor visas at airport arrivals regardless of their citizenship. ‏Visitors intending to benefit from the new regulation must have previously used the visa to travel to any one of these countries before entering Saudi…

As Iran Looks to Hit US Interests, it May Turn to Africa

WASHINGTON - Africa could emerge as a venue for confrontation between the U.S. and Iran as Tehran threatens to retaliate after the U.S. airstrike that killed the Iranian Quds Force commander, General Qassem Soleimani.Iran has sought to increase its influence in certain countries in Africa in recent years through activities such as arms sales, training fighters for combat in the Middle East and funding Shia sects. It also has significant…

Experts Warn Soleimani Killing Could Prompt Chaos in Middle East

WASHINGTON - The killing of Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. airstrike Friday is a devastating blow to pro-Iranian militias across the Middle East, some experts said, warning that the militia groups could turn the region into further chaos through retaliation violence.The powerful Iranian general, along with Iraqi Shiite militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and several other aides, was struck at the Iraqi Baghdad airport in a U.S. operation directed by…