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 6, 2017

The world according to Trump and his men

Hisham Melhem

By : Hisham Melhem With each passing day president Donald J. Trump and his close advisers continue to dismantle the scaffoldings of the post-war world order his Republican and Democratic predecessors have invested a lot of blood,

Has Trump triumphed over institutions?

Yahya al-Amir

By : Yahya al-Amir Things now seem to be happening through non-traditional sources, outside of institutions that defined the traditional path. The media no longer relies on institutions and the same applies to politics. This new wave

Trump steps up attack on judge over travel ban

President Donald Trump on Sunday ramped up his criticism of a federal judge who blocked a travel ban on seven mainly Muslim nations and said courts were making US border security harder, intensifying the first major legal

US VP warns Iran not to test Trump administration

Days after the Trump administration imposed new sanctions on Iran, Vice President Mike Pence issued a stern warning to the country in an interview with ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos. “Iran would do well not to

King Salman receives Janadriyah festival guests

King Salman

King Salman on Sunday received guests participating in the Janadriyah 31 cultural festival. The king welcomed writers, scholars, intellectuals and media professionals to the Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. Many came to the Kingdom from their respective countries

Russia, Turkey, Iran discuss Syria ceasefire implementation in Astana

Experts from Russia, Turkey, Iran and the United Nations have started a technical meeting in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana, to discuss in detail the implementation of the Syrian ceasefire agreement, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday. “Representatives of

Syrian army chips away at ISIS on several fronts

Syrian troops and allied militia on Sunday chipped away at territory held by ISIS militants on several fronts across the country, state media and a monitoring group said. Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have doubled down

Saudi Arabia, Pakistan defense ministers discuss bilateral ties

Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman al-Saud received Pakistan’s Minister of Defense Khawaja Mohammed Asif in Riyadh on Sunday. Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is also the kingdom’s second deputy premier and minister of defense,

Turkey detains 400 ISIS suspects in nationwide raids

Turkish police on Sunday detained around 400 suspected members of ISIS in nationwide raids, including foreigners and those suspected of planning attacks, reports said. The operation around the country saw 150 suspects detained in Sanliurfa in the

Coup defeat a matter of time, says Yemeni VP

Ali Mohsen Saleh Al-Ahmar

Yemeni Vice President Lt. Gen. Ali Mohsen Saleh Al-Ahmar said the defeat of the coup in his country is just “a matter of time” given the progress made by the Saudi-led Arab coalition. “The legitimate Yemeni forces

Libya halts more than 400 migrants bound for Europe

Libya’s coast guard said Saturday it intercepted more than 400 African migrants attempting to reach Europe, a day after EU leaders agreed on moves to curb mass migration from the country. General Ayoub Qassem, the coast guard

Saudi warship reaches Jeddah base following Houthi attack

Saudi Arabia’s navy warship ‘Al-Madinah’ has docked at the King Faisal Naval Base of the Western fleet in Jeddah after a terror attack last week by Houthi militias, while on patrolling duties monitoring the southern Red Sea.

Mass wedding of Yemenis who lost their limbs in war with Houthis

40 Yemeni amputees married in a mass wedding in Taiz in Yemen on Saturday. The amputees sustained their injuries during battles against Houthi militias and forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. Hundreds attended this wedding

Negotiations panel on Syria to meet in Riyadh today

Syrian High Negotiations Committee will hold a meeting in Riyadh on Sunday to discuss preparations for the meetings of Geneva 4, which is scheduled later in February. The announcement comes as Syrian opposition sources said it is

Max Mosley ‘would have kept’ Bernie Ecclestone at F1 helm

Formula One’s new owners Liberty Media may have made a mistake in ousting commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone immediately after completing their takeover of the sport, according to former FIA president Max Mosley. Ecclestone, 86, was replaced by

Uber chief quits Trump advisory group after uproar

Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick on Thursday quit US President Donald Trump’s business advisory group, as a movement grew to dump the ride-sharing service because of his connection to the new administration. Kalanick said in an email

Apple keeps lead in slumping global tablet market

Apple remains the leader in a global tablet computer market that has been in an extended slump for the past two years, according to surveys released Thursday. Tablet sales in the fourth quarter fell 20 percent from

Oil edges further above $55 on Russia, OPEC cuts

Oil edged further above $55 a barrel on Wednesday supported by signs that Russia and OPEC producers are delivering on promised supply reductions, although a report showing a large rise in US crude inventories limited gains. Russia

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