King Salman: Allah granted KSA the honor of serving pilgrims

:: King Salman on Tuesday thanked Almighty Allah for granting Saudi Arabia the honor of serving pilgrims and visitors to the Two Holy Mosques and the holy sites. Addressing a Cabinet session More »

Saudi Arabia leads diplomatic efforts to solve key Middle East issues before UN General Assembly

:: Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations, have given a new dimension to their diplomacy in New York, and intensified efforts ahead of the annual UN General Assembly (UNGA) meeting to solve More »

Qatari Emir at the UN calls for ‘unconditional dialogue’

:: Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim al-Thani gave his first public address at the United Nations General Assembly since several countries broke of diplomatic and economic ties with Doha over the country’s support More »

As Egypt’s Sisi, Israel’s Netanyahu meet for first time he calls for unity among Palestinians

:: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have met for the first time in public in what Egypt said was part of an effort to revive the More »

Are Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar’s map?

:: For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, they are, quite literally, being wiped off the map. After a series of attacks More »

 

London hospital expanding UAE footprint, offers unique programs

:: The UAE healthcare sector is increasingly attracting new players. Last week, King’s College Hospital London’s (KCH) opened a new medical center in Jumeirah, Dubai. The new facility of the London-based, world-renowned teaching hospital, is set to deliver world-leading expertise

Jake LaMotta, boxing’s ‘Raging Bull,’ dies in his 90s

:: Jake LaMotta, the brutish former boxing champion whose life of violence in and out of the ring was portrayed in the movie “Raging Bull,” died on Tuesday, according to one of his daughters. LaMotta, who admitted intentionally losing a

Developing consensus to resolve the crisis in Iraq

Adnan Hussein

By : Adnan Hussein :: The worst expected scenario to resolve the current crisis between Erbil and Baghdad is for a solution to be imposed by foreign parties either directly or indirectly by exerting pressure. Foreign solutions often reflect the

How Iran’s ‘moderates’ turn their backs on human rights

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh :: There is a correlation between the increasing rate of human rights violations and the rule of moderates in Iran’s presidential office. Whenever Iran’s “moderate” party has a president in office, the country’s human rights

Putin and Erdogan united by their common enemies

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once asserted that “in politics there are no permanent friends or enemies, only permanent interests.” If anyone wants evidence of that, they need look no further than the new

OPEC on its 57th birthday: Still alive

Wael Mahdi

By : Wael Mahdi :: This year marks the 57th anniversary of the creation of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). The world’s best-known oil organization was born on Sept.14, 1960 in Baghdad with five founding members: Saudi Arabia,

The West has a duty to share its peace and prosperity

Mohammed Nosseir

By : Mohammed Nosseir :: Imagine if the universe were split into two clear segments; a developed world famous for its modernity and democracy, and a developing one dominated by poverty and illiteracy. Then imagine a channel that connected these

If you want a two-state solution, Europe, start fighting for it

Chris Doyle

By : Chris Doyle :: The US and the EU are increasingly on a collision course over policies ranging from climate change to nuclear disarmament. The Trump White House and EU leaders do not inhabit the same political space. Differences

UN chief urges Myanmar to halt military campaign against Rohingya

:: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged Myanmar to halt its military campaign against Rohingya Muslims, just hours after Aung San Suu Kyi failed to quell an international outcry in a much-anticipated address. Addressing the opening of the UN

US President Trump slams Iran in first speech to UN

:: United States President Donald Trump says at the United Nations that the Iranian government is an “economically depleted rogue state” whose chief export is violence. Trump told world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly that the world cannot

King Salman: Allah granted KSA the honor of serving pilgrims

King Salman

:: King Salman on Tuesday thanked Almighty Allah for granting Saudi Arabia the honor of serving pilgrims and visitors to the Two Holy Mosques and the holy sites. Addressing a Cabinet session at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah, he said since

Tillerson: Iran nuclear deal must be changed for US to remain in pact

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday the Iran nuclear agreement must be changed or the United States could not remain part of the pact. Tillerson, in an interview on Fox News, said the so-called sunset clauses,

Saudi Arabia leads diplomatic efforts to solve key Middle East issues before UN General Assembly

Adel Al-Jubeir

:: Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations, have given a new dimension to their diplomacy in New York, and intensified efforts ahead of the annual UN General Assembly (UNGA) meeting to solve key regional issues that have been hampering peace

Trump denies warning Saudi Arabia over military action against Qatar

:: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday denied warning Saudi Arabia on taking military action against Qatar. It’s been more than 100 days since the Arab quartet’s boycott against Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting and funding terrorist groups. Trump predicted

Cuba calls Trump’s UN address ‘unacceptable and meddling’

:: Cuba on Tuesday slammed US President Donald Trump’s latest comments about the island as “disrespectful, unacceptable and meddling,” while reiterating it was not involved in the alleged incidents that had harmed US diplomats in Havana. The sharply worded Foreign

Barzani demands alternative to referendum be presented within three days

:: Iraq’s Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani said on Tuesday that Erbil’s union with Baghdad has come to an end. The president called for Iraq and the Iraqi Kurdistan region to be kind neighbors instead. During a ceremony held in the

Qatari Emir at the UN calls for ‘unconditional dialogue’

:: Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim al-Thani gave his first public address at the United Nations General Assembly since several countries broke of diplomatic and economic ties with Doha over the country’s support for terrorism. At the UN, Al-Thani said his

Lebanon takes steps toward long overdue elections

:: The speaker of the Lebanese Parliament, Nabih Berri, put forward an urgent draft law on Monday to end Parliament’s term on Dec. 31 this year, instead of May 2018. That would mean parliamentary elections — set to be held

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