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 10, 2014

Fresh Israeli strikes in Gaza as death toll mounts

Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip killed a 17-year-old Palestinian boy, a man and wounded several others on Sunday, medics said. According to emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra, the strike took place in the central town of Deir al-Balah. The

The need for a Syrian awakening to defeat terrorism

Raghida Dergham

By: Raghida Dergham Does the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group constitute a radical shift in the history and the future of the Arab region, or is it a transient phenomenon, no matter how formidable it seems

How did the scholars disappoint King Abdullah?

Jamal Khashoggi

By: Jamal Khashoggi Had Faisal al-Duwaish, Sultan bin Bajad, Dedan bin Hethlain along with a few thousand fanatic “brothers” defeated the founder of Saudi Arabia, King Abdulaziz Al Saud, in the battle of Sabilla in 1929, the likes of ISIS

A New Terrorism

Yousef Al-Dayni

By: Yousef Al-Dayni We now find ourselves in the bottleneck of extremism, terrorism and global threats from violent armed groups—groups that without exception employ chaotic, destructive terrorism that undermines the fabric of states, when in the past they only sought

A Turkish presidency would bolster Erdogan’s regional role

Yalçın Akdogan

By: Yalçın Akdogan The Middle East has been shaken recently by political and social conflicts. All these conflicts touch on all fragile points in the region leading to eventual breaks. Iraq stands on the edge of a cliff with all

The Israeli ISIS

Osman Mirghani

By: Osman Mirghani After two Americans and a French national were reported killed while fighting alongside the Israeli army in Gaza, the news passed as if this was a normal occurrence. This news did not cause any commotion in political

Iran says won’t accept ‘toy’ enrichment program

Iran will not accept a weak uranium enrichment program which world powers might be willing to grant the Islamic republic like a “toy” in nuclear negotiations, a top official said Sunday. The size and scale of the Islamic republic’s enrichment

Specter of the secretary

Bikram Vohra

By: Bikram Vohra Secretaries, like chocolates in a box, come in all shapes and sizes. They can be dangerous, pleasant, helpful, intimidating, cold and frosty or an enhancement of their boss’ image. They have surrogate power and can misuse it

Iran airliner crashes, at least 38 dead

TEHRAN — An Iranian passenger plane crashed Sunday moments after takeoff from Tehran, killing at least 38 on board and narrowly avoiding many more deaths when it plummeted near a busy market. The plane was headed to the eastern city

We took our eyes off militants

Rasheed Abou-Alsamh

By: Rasheed Abou-Alsamh The US decision to bomb targets of the Islamic State (IS) in northern Iraq, announced by a visibly unhappy President Barack Obama on Thursday night, was the right thing to do. But will it be enough, or

Pro-Palestinian activists march to U.N. headquarters

About 500 demonstrators in New York have turned out to protest Israeli actions against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. They met near Columbus Circle and marched to United Nations headquarters Saturday, chanting: “Free, free Palestine! Occupation is a crime!”

Obama stirs the hornets’ nest with strikes on ISIS

Dr. Theodore Karasik

By: Dr.Theodore Karasik America is now involved in fighting ISIS from the air. The rubicon is now crossed and what happens next changes the calculations on Iraq, and the immediate region, tremendously. The American president needed to show that the

Yazidi ‘mass grave’ found in northern Iraq

Islamic State in Iraq and Syria militants killed at least 500 members of Iraq’s Yazidi ethnic minority during their offensive in the north of the country, Iraq’s human rights minister told Reuters Sunday. The militant group had also buried alive

Iraq Airstrikes May Continue for Months, Obama Says

WASHINGTON — President Obama said on Saturday that the airstrikes and humanitarian assistance drops he ordered last week in Iraq could go on for months, preparing Americans for an extended military presence in the skies there as Iraq’s leaders try


  IS threatens to kill 300 Yazidi families BAGHDAD/ WASHINGTON — Islamic State militants have threatened to kill more than 300 families from Iraq’s Yazidi ethnic minority unless they convert to Islam, witnesses and a Yazidi lawmaker told Reuters on

Assad reappoints Al-Halaki as Syria PM

Wael al-Halaki

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reappointed Wael al-Halaki as the country’s prime minister on Sunday and asked him to form a cabinet, Reuters news agency reported on Sunday. Assad was sworn in for a new term as president last month, requiring

French Foreign Minister arrives in Baghdad

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius arrived Sunday in Baghdad to meet his Iraqi counterpart Hoshyar Zebari before flying to Erbil where he will hold talks with Iraqi Kurdish president Massud Barzani, Reuters news agency reported. Fabius will oversee the delivery

How was Ebola discovered?

The public should realize and understand that the Ministry of Health cannot be blamed solely for a virus outbreak, be it Ebola or any other virus. Similarly, the ministry’s inspectors at ports of entry — airports, border crossings and seaports

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