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 2, 2017

After ‘angry exchange’ reports, Turnbull describes frank call with Trump

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Thursday he had spoken candidly and frankly with US President Donald Trump, but would not confirm a Washington Post report that Trump had berated him over a refugee swap deal

Attacking Trump and the immigration law

Mamdouh AlMuhaini

By : Mamdouh AlMuhaini The Trump administration’s decision to temporarily ban citizens belonging to seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States has stirred a lot of controversy. The new American administration said the ban is not

India is yours if you have lost most of your possessions

Turki AlDakhil

By : Turki Al-dakhil “India is yours if you have lost most of your possessions.” This is a proverb our grandparents and parents often said in the Arabian Peninsula. They traveled East and West, from Egypt to

Is Iran testing Donald Trump?

Mshari Al Thaydi

By : Mshari Al Thaydi Was the Khomeini republic testing the will power of the new US President Donald Trump when it launched a ballistic missile that traveled more than 900 kilometers and then exploded before reaching

Trump, Iran and mixing up the issues

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed We have wasted many years without differentiating between Iran’s interests and our own interests and without differentiating between honest causes and fake ones. The Iranian regime has succeeded in exploiting our causes, such

Trump white house signals tough line on Iran

President Donald Trump’s national security advisor signaled a toughening US stance on Iran Wednesday, condemning a recent missile test and declaring America was “officially putting Iran on notice.” In his first public remarks since taking office, National

German police arrest three suspected militants

German police said they arrested three people in Berlin on Tuesday suspected of trying to reach foreign “war zones” in order to train to carry out an attack. The suspects may be linked to ISIS and had

UN chief backs Syria delegates plan for Geneva

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday backed his peace envoy’s plan to pick representatives from the Syria opposition to the Geneva talks if the groups fail to agree on their delegates. UN envoy Staffan de

Turkish policeman tries to kill self, causes panic

A Turkish hospital official says an armed police officer receiving psychiatric treatment at an Istanbul hospital barricaded himself into a room and attempted to commit suicide on Wednesday, causing panic. Earlier, Turkish media reports said the man

Investment scope in the Kingdom is broad and limitless: Al-Qassabi

Majid Al-Qassabi

Majid Al-Qassabi, minister of Commerce and Investment, told the members of the visiting Joint Bosnian-Serb delegation here on Monday that the investment scope in the Kingdom is broad. The minister was addressing members of the visiting delegation

Was Houthi attack on Saudi ship intended for US?

The suicide attack against a Saudi frigate off the Yemen coast, in which two sailors died, might have been intended for a US ship Fox News reported, citing two defense officials. Two Saudi sailors were killed during

Kingdom will be major player in global tourism: Prince Sultan

With a booming travel industry, Saudi Arabia will be “one of the biggest players” in global tourism, with almost SR3 billion ($800 million) announced by the government to finance tourism projects this year, Prince Sultan bin Salman,

Iran: We will not negotiate our missiles

Iran announced on Wednesday that it will not negotiate over its controversial missiles program. Iran’s announcement came in light of International positions refusing its recent ballistic tests and demands within the US administration of President Donald Trump,

Occupied West Bank to have new Israeli settlement

Israel said on Wednesday it would establish a new settlement in the occupied West Bank, the first since the late 1990s, to rehouse settlers evicted on the same day from an outpost built on private Palestinian land.

Syria opposition rejects UN envoy picking talks delegation

Syria opposition officials Wednesday criticized UN envoy Staffan de Mistura after he said he could pick the opposition delegation representatives to UN-led talks in Geneva if they failed to do so. De Mistura on Tuesday said the

Lavrov calls for Syria’s return to Arab league

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called Wednesday for Syria’s return to the Arab League, saying its membership would allow the organisation to help find a political solution to the country’s conflict. “The League could play a more

Trump honors US navy seal killed during Yemen raid

President Donald Trump on Wednesday made an unannounced visit by helicopter to Delaware to honor the Navy SEAL killed in a daring raid in Yemen, the first American combat death since he became commander-in-chief. Chief Special Warfare

UAE Foreign Minister says Trump travel ban an internal US affair

President Donald Trump’s travel ban imposed on citizens of seven mainly Muslim countries was a sovereign decision for the United States and not directed at any religion, United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdallah bin Zayed said

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