Trump backs away from demand for border wall money

President Donald Trump stepped back Monday from demanding a down payment for his border wall in must-past spending legislation, More »

Israel president accuses Le Pen of denying Holocaust responsibility

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Monday accused French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen of a new, dangerous form More »

Saudi king swears-in new Saudi government officials after reshuffle

Newly-appointed Saudi government officials were sworn-in before King Salman at Al-Yamamah palace in the capital Riyadh on Wednesday. The More »

Saudi deputy crown prince grants ground forces chief new military rank

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman granted army official Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Abdulaziz with the new More »

Trump at 100 days: ‘It’s a different kind of presidency’

For nearly 100 days’ President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions. He’s startled world More »


North Korea hails ‘largest ever’ firing drill

Kim Jong-Un

North Korea on Wednesday hailed its largest-ever firing drill, overseen by leader Kim Jong-Un to mark a key military anniversary amid high tensions in the region. Speculation

Bahrain jails 36, strips them of citizenship

A court in Bahrain Tuesday jailed 36 people convicted of forming a “terrorist” group to attack police, and stripped them of their citizenship, a judicial source told

Israel appoints country’s first female sharia judge

Hana Khatib

Israel appointed its first female judge in its Muslim sharia court system on Tuesday, officials said, a move hailed as historic. Hana Khatib, an attorney from the

Twenty commanders defect from pro-Saleh Yemeni militia

Yemeni General People’s Congress Party leader Essam Shreim, along with 19 other leaders in the party defected from the pro-Saleh Yemeni militia in the city of Hudaydah.

Dollar speculation in Egypt on the decline

Despite the fact that the Egyptian Central Bank had not released any figures regarding the dollar trade on the black market, unofficial estimates revealed that speculation on

Disney sets summer 2019 release for ‘Star Wars IX’

Disney announced Tuesday it had set the date of May 24, 2019 for Colin Trevorrow’s “Star Wars: Episode IX” and is delaying the next “Indiana Jones” a

North Korean nuclear crisis to shape US policy

Dr. Amal Mudallali

By : Dr. Amal Mudallali :: I visited the Korean War Veterans Memorial, a few blocks from the State Department in Washington, after listening to the heightened

The aftermath of the Turkish referendum

Yasar Yakis

By : Yasar Yakis :: The Turkish people went to the polls on April 16, with a relatively high turnout of 83.3 percent, to vote on a

The Syrian imbroglio

Maria Dubovikova

By : Maria Dubovikova :: The coming three months will shape the world of tomorrow, and the starting point will be Syria. The recent US strike on

Assad’s unproved allegations about Jordan

Raed Omari

By : Raed Omari :: Once again, Syria’s leader Bashar al-Assad has pointed an accusing finger at Jordan, claiming that the security-concerned kingdom is planning to deploy

Trump backs away from demand for border wall money

President Donald Trump stepped back Monday from demanding a down payment for his border wall in must-past spending legislation, potentially removing a major obstacle to a bipartisan

Suspects with links to Belgian airport attack arrested in Spain

Spanish police said on Tuesday they had arrested nine men and raided 12 properties in Barcelona in an operation against suspected extremist militants believed to be linked

Saudi Arabia donates $150 million at Yemen aid conference

A Yemen aid summit in Geneva on Tuesday received $150 million from Saudi Arabia and $100 million from Kuwait. The UN is seeking $2.1 billion for Yemen

Iraq forces in push to retake UNESCO-listed Hatra

Iraqi forces on Tuesday launched a fresh push southwest of Mosul to retake the Hatra area, which includes a UN-listed World Heritage site, a statement said. The

London mayor Khan urged to lead campaign on female genital mutilation

London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, should lead a high profile campaign to end “the hidden crime” of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the capital, the city’s assembly said

Yemeni army seizes control of Gharafi in Taez

The Yemeni national army seized control of the area of Gharafi around Khaled bin al-Walid camp in Taez on Monday evening following violent clashes with Houthi militias

‘March for bread’ protestors call for unrestricted aid deliveries to Hudaydah

Yemeni protestors reached the Red Sea city of Hudaydah on Tuesday, ending a weeklong march from the capital to demand the Houthi-held port be declared a humanitarian

Iraq forces retake large Mosul neighborhood from ISIS

Iraqi forces retook full control of one the largest neighborhoods of west Mosul Tuesday from the ISIS group after a week of intense fighting, a top commander

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