US-Islamic summit begins in Riyadh with more than 50 leaders participating

:: Saudi King Salman and US President Donald Trump spoke of cooperation between the Muslim world and the US More »

Read excerpts from Trump’s speech at Arab-Islamic-US Summit in Riyadh

:: The Arab-Islamic-American Summit will be held in Riyadh on Sunday, in which US President Donald Trump is also More »

Donald Trump meets with Gulf leaders in landmark Riyadh summit

:: US President Donald Trump on Sunday is meeting with heads from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Riyadh to More »

Kingdom, Washington agree ‘Joint Strategic Vision Declaration’

:: Saudi Arabia and the US on Saturday agreed a “Joint Strategic Vision Declaration” covering aspects like diplomacy, trade, More »

Saudi Crown Prince, Trump discuss measures on combating terrorism

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Prince Mohammed bin Nayef and United States President Donald Trump discussed way to further More »

 

Daily Archives: February 12, 2017

Why weren’t Saudis banned from entering America?

Turki Al-Dakhil

By : Turki Al-dakhil The US travel ban has led enemies and rivals to ask why the Saudis were not included on the list of the seven

A new American strategy in the Middle East

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham The reversal of the policies of US former President Barack Obama, which had acquiesced too much of Iran’s nuclear, regional and internal priorities,

Jenadriyah festival showcases best of Arab heritage, culture

Mshari Al Thaydi

By : Mshari Al Thaydi The Jenadriyah festival is being held in the Saudi capital Riyadh for the 31st time. It is now more than a quarter

British PM expresses her dismay in meeting with Netanyahu

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg The Israeli Prime Minister arrived last week to meet his British counterpart Theresa May with a clear agenda of addressing certain issues, while

Trump ‘backs Japan 100%’ after N. Korea missile

US President Donald Trump said late on Saturday that the United States stands fully behind Japan in the aftermath of North Korea’s latest missile launch. “I just

Lebanese Islamist group under fire for commemorating Iranian revolution

Lebanese party Al-Jamaa al-Islamiya has come under fire after participating in Thursday’s ceremony commemorating the Iranian revolution at the Iranian embassy in Beirut. The group was criticized

Tehran claims holding eight foreigners planning attacks

Iranian security forces have arrested eight Sunnis suspected of planning attacks to disrupt celebrations for Iran’s revolution in the past week, Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said on

Terror suspects held in Jeddah, Madinah

More than 10 terror suspects were arrested in simultaneous security raids in Jeddah and Madinah on Saturday morning, Sabq online news reported. Several weapons, including guns and

Iraqi Airways plane evacuated in Jeddah after wheel fire

Hundreds of passengers were evacuated safely from an Iraqi Airways plane on Saturday after a wheel caught fire on landing at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in

Asylum seekers fleeing US brave snow, extreme cold

Farhan Ahmed hoped to find refuge in the US after fleeing death threats in Somalia, but fear over a US crackdown on immigration sent him on another

Power outages bring Iranian city of Ahwaz to a halt

Recurrent electricity cuts in the predominantly Arab region of Iran’s Khuzestan has paralyzed life in its capital city of Ahwaz. Despite producing 35 percent of the country’s

UN chief to hold talks with top Saudi officials today

As part of his Middle East tour, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in Riyadh on Saturday to hold talks with top Saudi officials, including King Salman, on

Rockets hit Iraq’s Green Zone after deadly protest

At least seven people were killed during protests in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone area that houses most of Iraq’s key institutions and main embassies. Governor of

Myanmar jade mine landslide kills 9: Official

A landslide in northern Myanmar’s jade mining region has killed 9 people, a local official said Saturday, the latest fatal incident to strike the shadowy billion-dollar industry.

Turkey confirms constitutional referendum on April 16

Turkey’s election board officially confirmed Saturday that a referendum on constitutional changes that would expand President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s powers will take place on April 16. High

ISIS fighter is first Australian stripped of citizenship

Australian ISIS fighter Khaled Sharrouf has become the country’s first dual nationality individual to be stripped of Australian citizenship under anti-terrorism laws, the Australian newspaper said on

Saudi Arabia to use air balloon to monitor borders

Saudi Arabia has completed its first test launch of an air balloon designed to aid armed forces in monitoring the kingdom’s borders. The launch was carried out

Test for Prime Minister Modi as India’s biggest state votes

Voting got underway on Saturday in India’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh in a contest seen as a key test for Narendra Modi halfway into his first

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