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 13, 2017

Donald Trump’s train wreck

Hisham Melhem

By : Hisham Melhem Donald Trump’s train slicing through time at breakneck speed was finally derailed after 18 dizzying months of a wild ride, when the supposedly

Does Trump’s rhetoric serve Iran’s purpose?

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed A recent piece published by The Economist is entitled: “Donald Trump is helping Iran’s radicals.” It cites the Iranian Supreme Leader’s statement: “Thank

Germany rules out attack in Hamburg airport closure

German authorities said on Sunday the leak of a corrosive substance through the air conditioning system at Hamburg airport was not an attack, adding that police were

‘Islamophobia’ fueling terrorism: UN chief

“Islamophobia” in parts of the world is fueling terrorism, the head of the United Nations said on a visit to Saudi Arabia Sunday, as anti-immigrant sentiment rises

UN secretary-general visits KSRelief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and his entourage on Sunday visited the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) in Riyadh, and met with the adviser to

ISIS leader severely wounded, reports claim

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been severely wounded in air strikes targeting ISIS strongholds near the Syrian border, an Iraqi security expert said. In a Facebook

Sheikh Mohammed: GCC under King Salman’s guidance will positively benefit all Arabs

Sheikh Mohammed with King Salman.

UAE Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum believes the GCC under the leadership of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will play

Be vigilant: King

In view of the challenges facing the Kingdom, it is the need of the hour to be vigilant and alert, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King

‘Loaves’ church in Israel reopens 20 months after Jewish arson

The church in northern Israel where Christians believe Jesus performed the miracle of the loaves and fishes reopened on Sunday, 20 months after an arson attack by

UN sec gen says Saudi ‘pillar of stability’ in region

The United Nations’ Secretary General has told a press conference in Riyadh that Saudi Arabia is the ‘pillar of stability in the region’. Speaking at a joint

Saudi social media users break silence on violence against women

Saudi women found an innovative way to break their silence and expose stories of harassment, rape and physical abuse they face often on a daily basis. The

King Salman receives UN Secretary General

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at Al-Yamamah Palace the Secretary-General of United Nations Antonio Guterres. The King congratulated Guterres on assuming his new job, wishing

Somaliland agrees to UAE military base in northern port

Somalia’s breakaway northern territory of Somaliland has said the UAE can establish a military base in its territory. The UAE government in January submitted a formal application

Mob lynches Afghan couple for eloping, in ‘honor killing’

An angry mob lynched a young Afghan couple who had eloped together after storming a police station where they were being held for “immoral acts”, officials said

Shiite tension mounts in Baghdad after clashes

Tension between Iraq’s Shiite leaders mounted on Sunday as the toll from protests in central Baghdad on Saturday increased to six killed, five demonstrators loyal to the

Amnesty to Assad: ‘Reveal the truth about executions’

Amnesty International responded on Monday to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s dismissal of the recent report published by the organization on the mass hangings and executions at Syria’s

Heartbroken UN chief seeks Yemen talks ‘resurrection’

A heartbroken United Nations chief on Sunday called for the “resurrection” of peace talks between Yemen’s warring sides to end the suffering of civilians. Thousands of people

Houthi militias attack doctors protesting in Sanaa

Houthi militia besieged al-Thawra Hospital in Sanaa and attacked some of the doctors while they were protesting to demand their salaries, which the militia looted five months

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