King Salman receives Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani

:: Saudi King Salman received in his residence in the city of Tangier in the Kingdom of Morocco, on Thursday night, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim More »

Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said on Thursday a unit of the security forces committed “abuses” against civilians during the offensive to oust ISIS insurgents from the More »

UAE Minister: Qatar must end politicization of Hajj after King Salman initiative

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Thursday that Qatar’s politicization of Hajj must come to an end following the initiative taken by More »

Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial More »

Who is Abdullah Al Thani, descendant of ruling family which built modern Qatar?

:: Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani is the second son of the late Emir Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani, the grandson of the Emir of Qatar, More »

 

Daily Archives: February 1, 2017

Can the region be home to the new Silicon Valley?

Yara al-Wazir

By : Yara al-Wazir The Middle East has the resource and potential to become home to the new Silicon Valley – what is getting in the way is not investors, entrepreneurs, or the lack of ambition, rather

The heresy called cinema

Turki AlDakhil

By : Turki Aldakhil Some call the talk of cinema in Saudi Arabia as strange as it is impossible for them to imagine the presence of this form of art in our country. However, history actually contradicts

How many expatriates will leave?

Mahmoud Ahmad

By : Mahmoud Ahmad I HAVE received many requests from my expat friends to highlight the issue of the fees to be imposed on expats from the first half of this year. Many are worried how the

Has Trump’s seven nation ban been misunderstood?

Peter Harrison

By : Peter Harrison Every country has a right to defend its borders, but there has to be a better way than the approach Donald Trump has taken with his blanket ban of nationals from the seven

Trump picks conservative judge Gorsuch to shift Supreme Court balance

President Donald Trump nominated federal appellate judge Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court Tuesday, as the new Republican leader seeks to tilt the balance of the court back in the conservatives’ favor. In a prime-time address

Obama weighs in on President Trump for first time since inauguration

Former US president Barack Obama expressed his objections Monday to any faith-based discrimination, in an apparent dig at his successor Donald Trump’s ban on nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries entering the country. “With regard to comparisons to

Israel authorizes 3,000 West Bank settler homes

Israel announced Tuesday night the construction of 3,000 settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, the fourth such announcement in the less than two weeks since the inauguration of US President Donald Trump. “Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman

Trump admin to allow 872 refugees this week

The US government has granted waivers to let 872 refugees into the country this week, despite President Donald Trump’s executive order on Friday temporarily banning entry of refugees from any country, according to an internal Department of

Syrian militias see more US support for ISIS fight, plan new phase

The US-led coalition against ISIS has boosted support for its Syrian allies since President Donald Trump took office, supplying armored vehicles for the first time as they prepare to launch a new phase in their campaign for

US defense secretary talks security with Saudi deputy crown prince

A telephone conversation took place on Tuesday between Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz and US Secretary of Defense James Mattis in which the two discussed mutual cooperation on security issues. During the call,

US envoy to UN slams Iran missile test

Iran’s test-firing of a medium-range ballistic missile is “absolutely unacceptable,” US Ambassador Nikki Haley said Tuesday following a closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council. The United States requested the urgent talks following the weekend missile launch,

Arab coalition slams Houthi attack on warship

Arab coalition spokesman Ahmed Asiri slammed a Houthi attack on a Saudi warship earlier this week and said it was a dangerous indicator. “Launching attacks from the Hodeida port and targeting a Saudi warship is an act

German delegation, JCCI in talks to boost economic ties

Senior officials of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) on Tuesday received a high-level German delegation headed by Christian Wulff, former president of Germany and head of the Euro-Mediterranean Economic Cooperation Organization. The two sides

UN peace talks on Syria delayed until February 20

UN-led peace talks on Syria have been postponed until February 20, the UN special envoy told the Security Council on Tuesday, according to diplomats at the closed meeting. The talks in Geneva had been scheduled to begin

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince meets Japan’s former chief of staff

Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Japan’s former chief of staff and highest ranking admiral in the country’s Self-Defense Forces Katsutoshi Kawano at his office in Riyadh on Tuesday. During the meeting, bilateral relations

Riyadh governor opens Alzheimer’s conference

On behalf of Prince Ahmad bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, honorary president of the Saudi Alzheimer’s Disease Association (SADA), Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar inaugurated the third International Alzheimer’s Conference at the headquarters of King Abdulaziz City for

Austrian coalition pledges face veil ban, curbs on foreign workers

Austria’s coalition government promised on Monday to ban Muslim face-covering veils and to restrict eastern European workers’ access to the labor market, in a package of policies aimed at countering the rise of the far-right Freedom Party.

Palestinians sets delayed local elections for May 13

The Palestinian Authority said Tuesday that local elections delayed last October after a spat between political factions will now take place in the West Bank and Gaza on May 13. The Islamist Hamas movement which controls the

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