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 17, 2017

Iran weapons smuggling a flagrant breach of UN resolution

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh Iran’s smuggling of weapons and arms to militia groups or governments, some of which are designated as terrorist groups or state sponsors of terrorism, is rising. This is in direct violation of

Turkey’s economy and a timely Gulf trip

By : Dr. Manuel Almeida This week’s Gulf tour by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is another indicator of how much the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has invested in deepening Turkey’s relations with the Gulf Cooperation

The revolt of radical European Muslims against their parents

Samar Fatany

By : Samar Fatany According to French political scientist Professor Olivier Roy of the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, the revival of religions today is mainly due to the separation of culture and religion. American evangelical

Saudi King Salman receives Bahrain crown prince, Malaysian defense minister

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud met with Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa as well as Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein and the accompanying delegation. During his meeting with both the Bahraini and Malaysian

Recordings by Egyptian warships prove Houthi aid block

Recordings by Egyptian warships proved recently how Houthi militias blocked humanitarian aid ships carrying medical and urgent assistance for suffering Yemenis. Voice recordings detected by Egyptian warships in the Red Sea revealed that Houthis have seized “tens

Egypt to appoint its first woman governor

Nadia Abdou

Five new provincial governors are to be sworn-in by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday, including a woman for the first time. Nadia Abdou will be become the first female governor in Egypt, local news portal VetoGate

Senior Iranian military commander visits Moscow in violation of UN resolution

Qassem Soleimani

Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani traveled to Moscow, violating multiple United Nations resolutions forbidding him from leaving Iran, Fox News quoted US security sources saying. Soleimani is visiting Moscow to express his displeasure with the growing

Arab coalition to investigate claims related to targeting of civilians in Yemen

The Arab coalition on Thursday said that it will investigate claims that it targeted a gathering of civilians in Sanaa, a statement said. That statement said: “We are aware of media reports that Houthi militias are claiming

Deadly car bombing rocks Iraq’s Baghdad

A car bomb exploded in Baghdad for the third day running Thursday, killing at least 16 people in a southern neighborhood, an interior ministry official said. The blast rocked the same Bayaa neighborhood where a car bomb

Egypt official: Suspected militants kill Christian in Sinai

An Egyptian security chief has said suspected militants have gunned down a Coptic Christian teacher on his way to school in northern Sinai. It is the second incident involving a Christian killed by suspected militants in less

Saudi foreign minister optimistic about overcoming Mideast challenges

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Thursday he was optimistic about overcoming “the many challenges” in the Middle East and looked forward to working with the administration of US President Donald Trump. Asked if he was

Saudi Arabia dismantles four ISIS cells, arrests 18 individuals

Saudi Arabia has dismantled at least four Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) cells made up of 18 individuals inside the kingdom, officials from the interior ministry confirmed. Fifteen of those arrested were Saudi nationals while

Joint session on Syria to go ahead in Astana after a day’s delay

Kazakhstan said a new round of talks on the Syria conflict backed by Russia, Turkey and Iran and endorsed by the United Nations were going ahead Thursday after a day’s delay. A plenary session involving all three

Run-off election for Jakarta governor heightens tension

A tight and possibly ugly contest is expected in a second round election for governor of the Indonesian capital that will pit the minority Christian incumbent against a former cabinet minister backed by conservative Muslim clerics. After

Israeli minister Naftali Bennett praises Trump’s two-state statement

A far-right Israeli minister praised the end of the idea of a Palestinian state Wednesday, after US President Donald Trump said he could abandon a two-state solution if an alternative was found. “A new era. New ideas.

Heavy rain triggers traffic snarls in Riyadh

Rainfall in Riyadh continued on Thursday, with heavy downpours throwing traffic out of gear in many parts of the city, and substantially bringing down the temperature. Huge traffic snarls were seen on the Khurais Road and King

Pentagon may recommend US deploy troops in Syria

The US Defense Department may recommend that the United States deploy regular combat troops to Syria for the first time to fight ISIS militants, CNN reported on Wednesday. The idea is one of several ideas the Pentagon

Trump says Israel, Palestine must make compromises

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he would work to bring about peace between Israel and Palestinians, but it would be up to the parties themselves ultimately to reach an agreement. “The United States will encourage

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