Pentagon’s Mattis again seeks to reassure US allies

:: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis travels to the Middle East and eastern Europe next week to play the increasingly familiar role of reassuring allies that the United States is More »

Trump assembles national security team to forge new Afghanistan strategy

:: US President Donald Trump assembled his national security team at the Camp David presidential retreat on Friday to forge a way ahead in Afghanistan, almost 16 years after More »

Gargash praises King Salman’s policies in Qatar crisis

:: UAE State Minister for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash praised the policies of Saudi King Salman in dealing with Qatar crisis. He tweeted: “In the light of the latest More »

Saudi-Iraqi negotiations to form a new alliance

:: Serious negotiations are under way between Iraq and Saudi Arabia to form a new alliance that would give Riyadh a leading role in rebuilding Iraq’s war-torn cities. The More »

Saudi King condoles with Spanish monarch over victims of Barcelona attack

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has sent a cable of condolences to the Spanish Monarch Felipe VI after the recent ramming Attack in Barcelona that left at More »


Israeli forces shoot, kill Palestinian after stabbing attack

:: Israeli forces have shot and killed a Palestinian after he attacked Israeli policemen at a West Bank checkpoint, stabbing one of the officers. The Palestinian Health Ministry says the shooting took place on Saturday at an

Imran Khan opposes fencing of Durand Line, favours European style ties with Afghanistan

:: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan has opposed the fencing along the disputed 2,500km Durand Line with Afghanistan and favoured having an open border between the two neighbours like European Union type of relationship. “Rather than building

China company to build Afghan embassy in Pakistan

:: A leading Chinese company will build the Afghan embassy complex in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad at a cost of nearly $17 million, media reports said. Afghanistan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Nasir Ahmad Andisha joined the Chinese

Death sentence for 10 over attempt to kill B’desh PM Hasina

:: Ten persons were awarded death penalty by a Dhaka court in a case filed over the attempted murder of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina 17 years ago. Dhaka’s Second Speedy Trial Tribunal also sentenced one person

North Korea accuses Japan of planning cyberspace war

:: North Korea accused Japan of building a cyberspace attack force in its military under the pretext of self-defence, the media reported. Official newspaper Rodong Sinmun on Saturday said the Japanece Defence Ministry is planning to boost

Legendary comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84

Dick Gregory

:: Dick Gregory, known for his groundbreaking comedy, who parlayed his career as a stand-up into a life of social and political activism, died Saturday of heart failure. He was 84. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the

US formally launches probe of China’s intellectual property practices

:: The United States on Friday formally launched an investigation into China’s alleged theft of US intellectual property, a widely expected move following a call from President Donald Trump earlier this week to determine whether a probe

Hackers threaten to leak ‘Games of Thrones’ season 7 finale

:: After several HBO Twitter accounts were hacked earlier this week, the hackers have reportedly threatened to release the finale of ‘Game of Thrones’ season seven ahead of its air date. They have also threatened to release

Abba star asks fans to take a chance on new piano album

:: It might take a few moments for fans of Abba star Benny Andersson’s to recognise the songs on his new album “Piano”. Although it features Abba hits, including “Thank You for the Music”, and songs from

Sonny Landam dies at 76 following heart failure

Sonny Landham

:: American film actor and stunt man Sonny Landham passed away at 76 following congestive heart failure. His sister, Dawn Boehler, said in a statement that the actor died from heart failure at a hospital in Kentucky.

The interests of the Arabs do not require enmity with the US

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham :: One segment of the people of the Gulf are worried about the fate of the Gulf Cooperation Council, not just out of fear that it may allow Iran to realize its project

Helping others is the Saudi way

Fahad Nazer

By : Fahad Nazer :: Much of the attention on Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 has focused on the economic reforms at its core, which aim to lessen dependence on oil by developing other sectors of the economy.

Refugees need our help, not more well-meaning words

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: This time last year the refugee crisis was at its height. Not surprisingly, in September the United Nations General Assembly called for the first ever summit at the heads of state and

A suicide bombing and what it means for Hamas

Sharif Nashashibi

By : Sharif Nashashibi :: In the absence of a claim of responsibility for Thursday’s suicide bombing in Gaza, which killed a Hamas security man and injured several others, speculation has ensued over who was behind it,

How engineers can ease the refugee crisis

Muhammad Hamid Zaman

By : Muhammad Hamid Zaman :: A resurgence of nativism and xenophobia around the world has created a toxic environment for those fleeing from conflict. But among the many challenges that refugees must confront while they await

Terror charges over Australia ‘ISIS-inspired’ mosque arson

:: Three men will be charged with committing terrorism over alleged arson attacks inspired by terror group ISIS in Iraq and Syria on a Melbourne mosque last year, Australian police said on Sunday (Aug 20). Two men

Pentagon’s Mattis again seeks to reassure US allies

:: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis travels to the Middle East and eastern Europe next week to play the increasingly familiar role of reassuring allies that the United States is committed to them despite mixed messages from President

Spain, France press manhunt for ringleader in dual Barcelona attacks

:: Authorities in Spain and France pressed the search Saturday for the supposed ringleader of an Islamic extremist cell that carried out vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a seaside resort, as the investigation focused on links among

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