Turkey’s Erdogan tells Muslim summit Jerusalem is capital of Palestine

:: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on world powers to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine on Wednesday and said the United States should reverse a decision recognizing the city as More »

Saudi King, Crown Prince discuss Jerusalem issue with Jordanian King

:: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman held a session of official talks with King Abdullah of Jordan at his palace in Riyadh on Tuesday. They discussed the latest developments More »

King Salman honors winners of King Khalid Awards

:: King Salman on Monday evening honored the winners of the King Khalid Award for 2017. King Salman distributed prizes to the winners of this year’s awards in three categories: Partners for More »

Kuwait ruler appoints new cabinet with new oil, finance and defense ministers

:: The Kuwaiti ruler swore in a new government on Monday, handing the defense ministry to his eldest son and appointing new oil and finance ministers. The move comes weeks after the More »

Putin and Erdogan warn of rising tension after Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned against the repercussions of Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel asserting it would be the cause More »

 

Daily Archives: February 15, 2017

Khamenei’s threats to Donald Trump

Turki AlDakhil

By : Turki Aldakhil “I do not fear Trump. We must thank the new American president because he showed the real face of America and because he exposed what we have been saying for decades about the political, moral and

Maritime implications of Trump’s threats against Iran

Dr. Theodore Karasik

By : Dr. Theodore Karasik Last week, US President Donald Trump’s administration all but declared pending military action against Iran to push the Islamic Republic out of Arab lands. Trump, National Security Council Advisor Michael Flynn and US Defense Secretary

Israel’s vision for the future is terrifying

Ramzy Baroud

By : Ramzy Baroud Empirical historical evidence and a little common sense are enough to tell us the type of future options Israel has in store for the Palestinians: Perpetual apartheid, ethnic cleansing or a mix of both. The passing

Egypt merges ministries as it pursues economic reforms

Egypt’s parliament on Tuesday approved a cabinet reshuffle that includes a merger of the ministries of investment and international cooperation, as the country pushes ahead with major economic reforms. The reshuffle, presented by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, comes at a

Saudi Arabia, Turkey have identical views on regional conflicts

Ties between the Kingdom and Turkey are set to scale new heights as their interests align on key regional issues following talks between King Salman and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan here Tuesday. The summit at Al-Yamamah Palace also focused

Queen to unveil Britain’s new cyber security center

Queen Elizabeth II will inaugurate Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre on Tuesday, spearheading the country’s efforts to combat a growing wave of cyber attacks notably from Russia. The 90-year-old monarch is due to formally open the London hub alongside her

Syria talks in Astana ‘to be held behind closed doors’

Kazakhstan said Tuesday that a new round of Astana talks on the Syria conflict led by Russia, Turkey and Iran will take place behind closed doors, as the make-up of any rebel delegation remained unclear. The “closed format” negotiations are

Egypt in the dark about Israeli ambassador’s ‘withdrawal’ from Cairo

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry denied having any information about reports that Israel is withdrawing its ambassador in Cairo. Foreign Ministry spokesman, Chancellor Ahmed Abu Zaid told Al Arabiya that ” the ministry does not have any details about the Israeli

Crown Prince Mohamed bin Naif meets with Erdogan

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior, met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Republic of Turkey on Monday. During the meeting, the Crown Prince reviewed bilateral relations binding Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

Aoun, Hariri’s Hezbollah comments lay bare Lebanon’s political divide

Lebanon’s Prime Minister called Hezbollah’s arms illegitimate on Tuesday after its President said the group’s military wing was vital to its security, spelling out the country’s political divisions more clearly than at any time since they took office. A staunch

How a local election exposes Indonesian society’s faultlines

Tens of millions of Indonesians head to the polls on Wednesday in local elections across the Muslim-majority country, with bitter feuding over the powerful post of Jakarta governor stoking political and religious tensions. Incumbent Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, Jakarta’s first ethnic

Turkey arrests Frenchman suspected of helping plan New Year nightclub attack

Turkish authorities have arrested a Frenchman suspected of helping plan a New Year’s Day shooting in an Istanbul nightclub which killed 39 people, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Tuesday. The man, a 22-year-old French citizen of Turkish descent,

King Salman discusses regional developments with Turkey’s Erdogan

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud held at Al-Yammamh Palace a session of official talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Republic of Turkey. During the session of talks, they reviewed bilateral relations and aspects of cooperation between the two

Civil Defense put on alert after rainstorms hit Asir region

Civil Defense forces in Asir continued their rescue efforts Tuesday of several people stranded due to floods. Flooding in the region caused road closures and the launch of warning sirens in Abha dam area. Civil Defense authorities said that rescue

Half-brother of N. Korean leader assassinated in Malaysia

The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has been assassinated in Malaysia, South Korean media reported Tuesday, with one TV station saying he was attacked at the main airport with poisoned needles. Officials in Seoul could not be reached

Prince Muqrin University will not forego martyrs’ sons

Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz on Tuesday reaffirmed Prince Muqrin University’s support for the sons of martyrs who gave their lives to protect the southern border during the inauguration of the eponymous university headed by the prince, who is also president

Deputy Crown Prince reviews bilateral relations with Erdogan

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Republic of Turkey. During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and ways of

Video shows launch of North Korea’s latest ballistic missile

North Korea has released a video clip showing the launch of a ballistic missile that was reportedly carried out on Sunday. The missile test was condemned by the international community and has concerned neighboring countries, mainly Japan and South Korea.

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