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: November 4, 2015

2 soldiers killed in Kashmir, says India

Two Indian army soldiers were killed by Pakistani firing on Monday along the heavily militarized de facto border dividing Kashmir between the two countries, an Indian army officer said. Pakistani troops fired machine guns and grenades at Indian positions in

Fighting can break out in Balkans: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that fighting could break out in the Balkans, along the main route of migrants trying to reach Europe, if Germany closed its border with Austria, in remarks published Tuesday. Amid ever-louder calls for Merkel to

Myanmar president warns of Arab Spring-style violence

Thein Sein.

A video posted on the Facebook page of Myanmar’s president, raising the spectre of bloodshed and chaos akin to the Arab Spring aftermath if it loses power in Sunday’s polls, has drawn an angry response on social media. The tightly

‘Death to America’ refers to US policies, not people: Iran

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

The slogan “Death to America” is not aimed at the American people, but rather American policies, Iran’s supreme leader said in comments reported on his official website Tuesday. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei discussed the slogan while meeting with Iranian students ahead

Medical errors ‘claim 11 lives a month’ in KSA

In a startling revelation, forensic medicine departments of the Kingdom said there were 137 deaths in 2014 due to medical errors in addition to cases of disability, according to an online newspaper. It said 11 people on average die due

U.S. says too soon for Syrian opposition to attend talks in Russia

The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday it was premature for the Russian government to invite Syrian opposition to talks in Russia. Russian media reported that Syrian government officials and members of the country’s splintered opposition could meet in Moscow

Saudi Arabia and South Korea: Partnership for co-prosperity

Kim Jin-soo

By : Kim Jin-soo On the auspicious occasion of the 4,348th anniversary of the National Foundation Day of the Republic of Korea, I am very honored to celebrate this delightful moment of the Korean people with the citizens of the

Temple Mount status quo in High-Definition

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg There is something surreal in the mere thought of high-definition modern technology calming down tensions over a centuries-long disputed religious site. Israeli consent to install round the clock cameras on Temple Mount, in order to verify

Erdogan won at the right moment

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed The victory of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Turkey’s parliamentary elections means the Iranian project in Syria will blocked. The victory was expected, but what was needed was a parliamentary majority so the AKP

Another Trudeau takes over

Mahir Ali

By : Mahir Ali Back in August, the Toronto Star published a cartoon depicting Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper prostrating himself in front of a statue of Richard Nixon and asking, “What now, O great one?” It wasn’t by any

Nothing but a dead end with Putin

Jamal Khashoggi

By : Jamal Khashoggi Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to trick the Saudis and Turks by suggesting an impossible solution, which looks peaceful but simply duplicates the same system rejected by the Syrian people, but without President Bashar al-Assad,

Assad is not the only snag

Osama Al Sharif

By : Osama Al Sharif Last week’s Vienna meeting on resolving the Syrian conflict was the first serious attempt by stakeholders to kick-start a political process since the US and Russia, along with other countries, adopted a six-point plan in

The Iran deal is Iran’s nuclear bomb

Mohammed Alyahya

By : Mohammed Alyahya There is a popular notion among Middle East analysts that had it not been for Hezbollah’s intervention in Syria in 2012, Bashar al-Assad would have been toppled, the ISIS phenomenon in its current form and strength

Iraq hands 2 Saudis death, 3 on the list

Iraq’s Central Criminal Court has sentenced two Saudis to death by hanging after finding them guilty on terrorism charges, with three others likely to share the same fate, according to a report in a local publication on Tuesday. However, Hamed

Palestinians say videos back claims of Israeli abuse

Recent videos show Israeli troops shooting a wounded Palestinian at close range, pepper-spraying Palestinian medics, ramming a Palestinian with a jeep and threatening refugee camp residents with tear gas “until you die” unless they stop throwing stones. Palestinians and Israeli

Egypt calls for NATO support in Libya ‘vacuum’

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called for NATO powers to help rebuild Libya, beset by violence since an uprising backed by the Western military alliance toppled leader Muammar Qaddafii, in an interview. Sisi was quoted in British newspaper the Daily

Riyadh orphans face lack of social services

Ten percent of Riyadh’s population consists of families with orphans, with few having access to basic social services, according to a researcher from King Saud University (KSU). In a paper he presented recently on the status of orphans, Ibrahim Al-Obeidi,

Clinton renews push for gun restrictions in new ad

Hillary Clinton

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday renewed her pledge to take on the powerful U.S. gun lobby. Speaking at a townhall-style event in Coralville, Iowa, Clinton said gun violence affects urban, suburban and rural areas. “This is a problem,

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