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 28, 2015

Europe turns to Turkey for migrant crisis help

Five years ago, Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi warned that millions of Africans wanted to come to the European Union and offered to make the continent’s immigration problem disappear in exchange for billions of euros. Despite Libyan rights abuses, Europe listened,

Once upon a Tsar and a Sultan: Putin vs. Erdogan

Hisham Melhem

By : Hisham Melhem When a Turkish jet fighter shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday over the Syrian-Turkish borders, the multifaceted four and a half year-old war in Syria entered a new darker phase. Those dangerous deadly few moments

A Russian gift to the Lebanese on their Independence Day

Eyad Abu Shakra

By : Eyad Abu Shakra The Russian ‘gift’ to Lebanon on its independence day couldn’t possibly have been more poignant. According to official reports, the Russian authorities concerned didn’t bother to communicate the news of its recent sea and air

Challenging all those who distort Islam’s message

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor

By : Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Morten Storm, the Danish co-author of “Agent Storm: My life Inside Al-Qaeda and the CIA”, recently aired his anti-Islamic views on Fox News, using this media platform to spout, what are in my opinion,

Downing of the Russian jet will divide the region

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed How did the Syrian crisis evolve from a civil war to a Saudi-Iranian regional conflict and, now, to an international conflict between Russia and NATO? Turkey’s downing of the Russian warplane is a significant event that

Donald Trump’s Republican support drops

U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s support among Republicans has dropped 12 points in less than a week, marking the real estate mogul’s biggest decline since he vaulted to the top of the field in July, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

Attack on U.N. base in northern Mali causes casualties

Gunmen attacked and fired rockets at a U.N. peacekeeping base in Kidal in northern Mali on Saturday, causing an unspecified number of casualties, a spokesman for the U.N. force in Mali (MINUSMA) said. “The attack happened at around 4 a.m.

Russia didn’t give downed jet’s flight plan to U.S.

Russia did not inform the U.S. military of its jet’s flight plan before Turkey shot it down on Tuesday, despite assertions to the contrary by Russian President Vladimir Putin, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Friday, speaking on condition of

Italy to crack down on ‘clandestine’ mosques

The Italian government intends to close down clandestine mosques in the country as part of the fight against terrorism, Interior Minister Angelino Alfano announced Friday. “In Italy, we have four mosques and over 800 places of Muslim worship,” said Alfano.

Erdogan’s warning to Russia: Don’t play with fire

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned Russia on Friday not to “play with fire”, citing reports Turkish businessmen had been detained in Russia, while Moscow said it would suspend visa-free travel with Turkey. Relations between the former Cold War antagonists are

Russian raids repeatedly hit Syrian Turkmen areas, Moscow’s data shows

Russian air strikes in northwest Syria have heavily targeted ethnic Turkmen areas, according to a Reuters data analysis that helps explain rising tensions between Moscow and Ankara in the weeks before Turkey shot down a Russian warplane. Tuesday’s incident marked

Dutch to double places for asylum-seekers

The Netherlands will double the number of beds and shelters for tens of thousands of asylum-seekers after striking a deal with local authorities, officials said Friday amid a burgeoning refugee crisis. As Europe grapples with its biggest flow of migrants

France ‘can only’ work with Syrian army as part of a power transition

Working with Syrian government forces to combat ISIS can only happen within the framework of a credible political transition for Syria, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Friday. Earlier Fabius had appeared to suggest President Bashar al-Assad’s forces could

Sixth person charged in Belgium over Paris attacks: prosecutor

A Belgian judge on Friday charged a sixth suspect with terrorism offences in connection with the Paris attacks, prosecutors said. “Yesterday a person has been arrested in Brussels for interrogation. The investigating judge has remanded him in custody and charged

Russia halts visa-free regime for Turks from 2016

Russia said on Friday it would suspend its visa-free regime for Turkish nationals from January 1 as it retaliates against Ankara for the downing of a Russian warplane. Moscow has ruled out any military response against NATO member Turkey, but

Six children drown on route to Greece

Turkish state media has said six children have drowned when boats carrying asylum seekers to Greece sank in two seperate incidents off the Turkish coast. A wooden boat smuggling some 20 people to the island of Kos capsized in bad

Qatar launches probe after rains exposed poor construction

Qatar has launched an investigation after heavy rains exposed poor construction in a country set to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, a deluge that saw water cascade through the roof of its $15 billion main airport. The investigation already

Suspects arrested in Berlin had links to ISIS

Two people arrested in Berlin on Thursday had links to ISIS, which may have been planning an attack in the western city of Dortmund, a German newspaper said on Friday, citing security sources. German police commando units arrested two men

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