UK foreign secretary becomes ‘more vocal’ on Qatar diplomatic row

:: UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Sunday called for dialogue to resolve the ongoing dispute between Qatar and More »

Royal order: King deputes crown prince to administer state’s affairs during his absence

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a royal order on Monday stating that due to his travel outside the More »

New Saudi security service key to development, prosperity, says minister

:: The modernization of Saudi Arabia’s state security agencies is key to the country’s development and prosperity in accordance More »

Saudi crown prince discusses latest regional developments with Turkish president

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is currently in More »

Erdogan meets with Saudi King Salman as part of Qatar crisis mediation efforts

:: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is currently meeting with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman in Jeddah as part of More »


Daily Archives: February 5, 2017

The time of Trump’s surprises and Putin’s alliances

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham The first 10 days of Donald Trump saw the controversial new US president deliver on many of his campaign promises. He has disrupted

Settlements that even Israel views as illegal

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg After nearly a decade of legal wrangling, the Israeli security forces finally evacuated the illegal settlers from the Israeli outpost of Amona in

Resetting Saudi-US relations

Fahad Nazer

By : Fahad Nazer It has become commonplace for political pundits to declare that bilateral relations between two nations have been “reset” soon after a new government

Greece’s record as a ‘friendly’ neighbor to Turkey

Sinem Cengiz

By : Sinem Cengiz Tensions have once again risen between neighbors Turkey and Greece over the Aegean islets of Kardak (Imia in Greek), on which both countries

Trump: U.S. will win appeal of judge’s order

The government on Saturday suspended enforcement of President Donald Trump’s refugee and immigration ban and filed notice it would appeal a judge’s order, plunging the new administration

Middle East travelers rush to take advantage of Trump setback

Citizens of seven mainly Muslim countries who were banned from the United States by President Donald Trump can resume boarding US-bound flightsafter a Seattle judge blocked his

Sudan vows to boost ties with US despite ban

Ibrahim Ghandour

Sudan on Saturday vowed to enhance its bilateral relations with Washington despite US President Donald Trump banning the African country’s citizens from entering the US. Citizens of

Israel Arabs and Jews protest house demolitions

Israeli Arabs and Jews marched arm-in-arm through central Tel Aviv on Saturday night, calling for the government to stop demolishing Arab homes built without permits that it

Philippine Catholic Church slams ‘reign of terror’ behind war on drugs

Rodrigo Duterte

The Philippines’ Catholic Church assailed President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs for creating a “reign of terror” among the poor, in sermons read out at Saturday services

Janadriyah fest celebrates symbols of Saudi identity

The National Heritage and Culture Festival, named after the village Janadriyah, showcases the heritage of the Kingdom including camel shows, horse-racing, sword dancing, poetry and music as

Syrian Democratic Forces launch new phase in Raqqa

An alliance of US-backed militias said it had started a new phase of its campaign against the ISIS-held city of Raqqa on Saturday, aiming to complete its

US: ‘Iran is biggest state sponsor of terrorism’

US Defense Secretary James Mattis said Saturday that Iran was the world’s biggest state sponsor of terrorism, as President Donald Trump slapped fresh sanctions on the country’s

Defiant Iran in missile exercise after sanctions

Iran is to deploy missiles for a Revolutionary Guards exercise Saturday in a show of defiance a day after the United States imposed sanctions over a ballistic

Riyadh governor inaugurates projects worth SR280 million

Prince Faisal bin Bandar

Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar visited the governorates of Hotat Bani Tamim and Al-Hareeq where he inaugurated development projects worth SR280 million ($75 million). The projects

Regional party chief urges Fillon to drop French presidential bid

French presidential candidate Francois Fillon faced mounting pressure from his own conservative camp to withdraw from the race on Saturday, as a senator from The Republicans party

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