Saudi King condoles with Spanish monarch over victims of Barcelona attack

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has sent a cable of condolences to the Spanish Monarch Felipe VI after the recent ramming Attack in Barcelona that left at More »

Emirati Islamist exposes Qatar’s plans to destabilize the UAE

:: A former member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s chapter in the United Arab Emirates has revealed both the moral and financial support Qatar has given the outlawed group that More »

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman receives Yemeni president in Morocco

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, Friday, at his residence in the Moroccan city of Tangier, state news agency SPA reported. The two leaders More »

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 »


Daily Archives: February 4, 2017

Donald Trump and the road to presidential humility

Pierre Ghanem

By : Pierre Ghanem In recent days, Trump supporters have had reason to cheer his early executive actions that have been in line with his campaign promises. He announced his Supreme Court pick, he announced a new

Return of an international armed conflict over Iraq

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed The new US President Donald Trump criticized his predecessor Barack Obama several times. He said that Obama has left Iraq an easy target for the Iranians, squandering $3 trillion efforts deployed by the

US sanctions strike Iran’s missiles, Guards

The US Treasury Department on Friday issued sanctions against organizations and individuals aiding Iran’s ballistic missile program, as well as for acting for or on behalf of, or providing support to, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force

Trump administration blocking some Muslims from re-entering US

The American Civil Liberties Union accused the Trump administration in a lawsuit filed on Thursday of violating the religious freedom of some nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries who have been barred from entering the United States. The

Yemen: al-Qaeda spreads again in three towns of Abyan province

A Yemeni official and tribal sources said that fighters of al-Qaeda fighters have taken control again in three towns in the Abyan province south of the country. The security official said that the withdrawal of the security

Saudi heritage showcased at Janadriya fest wows dignitaries

The 31st edition of the two-week Janadriya festival, which opened Wednesday, has impressed foreign guests and diplomats attending the opening ceremony. Bahraini King Hamad, who attended the inaugural function of the national festival for heritage and culture

Iranian turned away by Trump travel ban back in US

An Iranian man denied entry into the United States following President Donald Trump’s travel ban was back in Los Angeles — the first person allowed to return to the country under a judge’s ruling. Ali Vayeghan, who

Jubeir demands international reaction to address Iran’s interference in region

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir appealed on Thursday during a meeting in New York with António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, for the international community to address Iran’s interference in the affairs of other countries in

US sends Navy destroyer to Yemen

The United States has placed a Navy destroyer off the coast of Yemen to protect waterways from Houthi militia aligned with Iran, two US officials said on Friday, amid heightened tension between Washington and Tehran. The USS

Warplanes kill 12 fighters in Syria’s Idlib

Air strikes killed at least 12 extremist rebel fighters in Idlib province in northwestern Syria on Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Unidentified warplanes struck positions for the hardline extremist Jund al-Aqsa group southeast of

Iran to impose legal restrictions on some US entities, individuals

Iran denounced on Friday as illegal new sanctions imposed on it by the United States and said it would impose legal restrictions on American individuals and entities helping “regional terrorist groups,” state TV quoted a Foreign Ministry

US announces new Iran-related sanctions

The United States on Friday sanctioned 13 individuals and 12 entities under US Iran sanctions authority, days after the White House had put Iran “on notice” over a ballistic missile test and other activities. In a statement

Trump: Iran is ‘playing with fire’

US President Donald Trump on Friday accused Iran of “playing with fire” after the Islamic republic dismissed his warnings over its latest missile test as unfounded and provocative. In a series of early morning tweets, Trump wrote:

UN sees Mosul assault driving out 250,000 civilians

A renewed assault on ISIS militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul could force 250,000 civilians to flee, if they can find a way out, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said on Friday. Such an exodus would

US: New Israeli settlements ‘may not be helpful’

The White House said Thursday that building new Israeli settlements or expanding existing ones “may not be helpful” in securing Middle East peace. “While we don’t believe the existence of settlements is an impediment to peace, the

Syrian woman files terror charges against Assad in Spanish court

A group of international lawyers representing a Syrian woman have filed a criminal complaint against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad in the National Spanish court, accusing him of terrorism against civilians. According to a press statement issued by

Trump discusses Syria safe zones with Jordan king

US President Donald Trump discussed with Jordan’s King Abdullah the possibility of establishing safe zones in Syria, the White House said on Thursday. Trump met with King Abdullah briefly in Washington on Thursday morning, the White House

Soldier shoots knife attacker near Louvre in Paris: police

A soldier shot and seriously injured a man who tried to attack him with a knife on Friday near the Louvre museum in Paris, sources say. The individual cried out “Allahu Akbar” and police believe he wanted

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