Bahrain says dispute with Qatar is political, accuses it of military escalation

:: Bahrain’s foreign minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said on Monday that the dispute with Qatar is related More »

What did Iran’s president tell Qatar’s emir on Eid al-Fitr?

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday said his country wants to bolster ties with Qatar and rejected a More »

Turkey’s Erdogan backs Qatar’s response to list of Arab demands

:: Turkish President Tayyip Ergodan said on Sunday he backed Qatar’s response to a list of demands issued by More »

Terrorism scourge of this era, says King Salman

:: Terrorism is the “scourge of this era,” King Salman said on Saturday, adding that Saudi Arabia was making More »

Yemen launches investigation into human rights abuses in liberated areas

:: Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dajar issued a decision to form a joint committee to investigate allegations regarding 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.

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

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,

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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