Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal will announce the winners of the 2019 moderation award at a press conference at King Abdul Aziz University on Wednesday. The award, in its third year, More »

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

:: The Cabinet on Tuesday strongly condemned the attacks on two Saudi Aramco facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais and reaffirmed the Kingdom’s ability to effectively deal with such attacks and their impact. More »

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

:: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday that the Aramco attacks are a dangerous escalation. Justifying the terrorist attacks on the two oil facilities as a More »


Daily Archives: August 5, 2014

Gaza is not the only Palestinian cause

Khairallah Khairallah

By: Khairallah Khairallah It is too early to make a final judgment on the result of the Israeli offensive against Gaza. However, nothing prevents us from asking direct questions regarding the seemingly endless and fruitless Israeli brutality on one hand,

Maliki’s only option is to leave Iraq

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By: Abdulrahman al-Rashed Gaza’s crisis will not succeed in diverting attention away from the wars in Syria and Iraq. Indeed, these two wars, particularly that in Iraq, may alter the course of the region. Iraqis may finally succeed in achieving

Is India becoming the next U.S. outpost?

Mansoor Jafar

By: Mansoor Jafar When Israel was attacking unarmed Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, killing thousands of innocent men, women and children, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry should have stationed himself in the Middle East to make the several months

UK-based man ‘loses 11 family members’ in Gaza shelling

A man in the UK reportedly found out through a Facebook message that he has lost 11 members of his family to a single Israeli airstrike, the Daily Mail reported. According to the newspaper, Musheir el-Farrah learned on Friday morning

Turkey: Violent men in, laughing women out

Mahir Zeynalov

By: Mahir Zeynalov Although they live in one of the most modern Muslim nations, Turkish women are now highly “recommended” to avoid laughing in public, adding another link to a restraining chain that has kept them under unceasing and disturbing

‘Al-Qaeda suspects’ kill four Yemeni soldiers

Suspected al-Qaeda gunmen shot dead Monday four Yemeni soldiers in an ambush in southeastern Hadramawt province, a stronghold of the jihadists, a security official said. The assailants opened fire at an army vehicle on the main road of the town

Defining our struggles in today’s Middle East

Octavia Nasr

By: Octavia Nasr The Middle East has been a hotbed for conflicts and wars always attracting the news media; but it has never been faced with so many tragedies at once as it has since the beginning of Arab uprisings

British Foreign Office Minister quits over Gaza

The first Muslim minister to sit in the British cabinet, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, resigned on Tuesday over the government’s policy on Gaza. “With deep regret I have this morning written to the Prime Minister & tendered my resignation. I can

Egyptian army says 11 militants killed in Sinai

Egyptian troops have killed 11 militants in shoot-outs in the restive Sinai Peninsula where security forces have battled an insurgency since president Mohammad Mursi’s overthrow, the army said on Monday. The fighters were killed on Sunday when troops clashed with

Saudi tested for Ebola as epidemic spreads

Saudi Arabia was testing samples from a man who had returned recently from a business trip to Sierra Leone for suspected Ebola infection, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday. It said the man, a Saudi in his 40s, was at

Seven members of Syrian family ‘executed by jihadists’

The jihadist Islamic State group executed seven members of a single family from the Ismaili minority in the central Syrian province of Hama overnight, state media and a monitor said Monday. “An armed terrorist group committed a massacre in the

Indian rupee snaps 2-day fall

MUMBAI: The Indian rupee snapped a two-session falling streak aided by good dollar selling by corporates,including exporters, while gains in the domestic share market also underpinned sentiment. Traders expect the rupee to remain in the range of 60.50-61.50 to a

One Israeli killed as excavator rams Jerusalem bus

An Israeli man was killed and five others wounded Monday when an excavator rammed into a bus in east Jerusalem, causing police to shoot dead the driver, medics said, according to Agence France-Presse. “A 25-year-old man was run over by

Fighter jets escort Qatari plane into UK airport

A Qatar Airways passenger plane was escorted by British fighter jets into Manchester Airport in the northwest of the United Kingdom on Tuesday after the airline received a threat about a possible device on board. Greater Manchester Police said on

Premier Modi reveals his Nepalese foster son

KATMANDU: When India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi traveled this week to Katmandu on a historic visit, he stunned observers by bringing along a surprise guest, his Nepalese foster son. The 63-year-old prime minister is known to be extremely secretive about

Up to 10,000 Egyptians stranded at Libya-Tunisia border

Up to 10,000 Egyptians fleeing the fighting in Libya are still stranded at the border with Tunisia, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri said Monday on a visit to Tunis. “So far we have evacuated around 2,500… we don’t have exact

No Ebola threat to Haj: Entry points are on full alert

Pilgrims from Ebola-endemic countries will be identified at disembarkation points in the Kingdom, according to a senior official from the Ministry of Health. “Although Umrah and Haj visas are not issued to pilgrims from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea due

Spain detains two teenage girls as jihad suspects

Spanish police said Monday they had detained a 14-year-old girl and a 19-year-old woman suspected of trying to join Islamic extremists fighting in Iraq and Syria. Security forces stopped the teenagers on Saturday as they tried to enter Morocco allegedly

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