Arab League to hold emergency meeting on ‘Iran violations’ at Saudi request

:: The Arab League will hold an extraordinary meeting on Sunday at the request of Saudi Arabia to discuss “violations” committed by Iran in the region, according to a memorandum. Bahrain and More »

Saudi relief official: Yemeni ports controlled by legitimate forces are open

:: Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Rabeeah has confirmed that Yemeni ports under legitimate forces control are open for humanitarian aid to Yemen. Over More »

We founded Qatar, we will purge it and get it back, says Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim

:: We established Qatar and must purge the country and “rescue it before it plunges into chaos and is manipulated by corrupt people,” Qatar’s Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim has told a tribal More »

Palestinians reject ‘extortion’ in face of US move to close mission

:: The Palestinian foreign minister says the Palestinians will not give in to “extortion” after a US threat to close their diplomatic mission in Washington. In an interview on Palestine Radio on More »

Saudi officials to visit Pakistan this month

:: A delegation of 27 high-ranking officials from Saudi Arabia will visit Pakistan this month. Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf Saeed Ahmed Al-Maliki told News Agency on Saturday that a delegation representing More »


Daily Archives: February 19, 2017

Four weeks that shook America

Hisham Melhem

By : Hisham Melhem The press is the enemy, the establishment is the enemy, the professors are the enemy. -President Richard Nixon (1972) The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the

Jeff Sessions and the triumph of Trump

Ahmad al-Farraj

By : Ahmad al-Farraj Over the past week, after long hearings, unjustified postponements and a heated debate between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate, the Council voted to approve the appointment of Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. All the

Was Netanyahu right to return from Washington triumphant?

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg Watching the joint press conference with US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu felt like I was watching a Saturday Night Live special on a Wednesday afternoon. There was much self-congratulating, and Netanyahu

Flynn’s sacking alters Trump administration’s course

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham European countries are receiving with reassurance signs of a more rational attitude toward NATO by the administration of US President Donald Trump. Only recently, he had called the trans-Atlantic alliance “obsolete.” Europeans are also reassured by

New US travel ban to spare green card holders — Trump official

John Kelly

A new version of a Trump administration travel ban will not stop green card residency holders or travelers already on planes from entering the United States, US Secretary for Homeland Security John Kelly said on Saturday. US President Donald Trump’s

Secret service probes object thrown at Trump motorcade

The US Secret Service launched an investigation Friday, after an object was hurled at Donald Trump’s motorcade as it traveled to his Florida resort. As Trump’s motorcade was moving from the airport at West Palm Beach to his Mar-a-Lago home

Roads reopened in Eastern Province after heavy rain

The level of rainwater pools has decreased in all neighborhoods and roads, and that traffic is flowing smoothly, said the Eastern Province secretariat on Saturday. It said that all roads have been opened after being closed for six hours as

Islamic Group’s ‘Blind Sheikh’ Omar Abdel-Rahman dies in US prison

Former leader of Egyptian Islamist militant group Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya Omar Abdel-Rahman has died in his US prison after serving more than 20 years for seditious conspiracy to commit murder, his son and daughter have confirmed. Abdel-Rahman, also known as the

Iran in new military drills despite US warnings

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is to conduct military drills next week, a senior commander announced Saturday, despite warnings from the United States and fresh sanctions over a ballistic missile test. “The maneuvers called ‘Grand Prophet 11’ will start Monday and last

Gulf states take part in major naval drill in Pakistan

Member states of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) took part in a major multi-national naval exercise Aman 17 in Pakistan. The exercise sought to address challenges from the regional conflicts, political interests and terrorism. The US, Russia, and China

Germany’s Merkel: Islam not source of terrorism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday said Europe’s ties with Russia remained challenging, but it was important to work with Russia in the fight against Islamist terrorism. “The joint fight against Islamic terrorism is one area where we have the

UN chief: US blocking Libya envoy was ‘serious mistake’

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says that the US decision to block a former Palestinian prime minister from leading the UN political mission in Libya was “a serious mistake.” Washington blocked the proposed appointment of Salam Fayyad, the Palestinian Authority’s prime

GCC chief hails Saudi security forces for dismantling terror cells

Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary-General Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani commended the Saudi security forces for dismantling four terrorist cells. “The vigilance of the security forces, which enjoy high efficiency and a distinct ability to pursue terrorist cells and monitor

10-year-old child killed in southeast Turkey car bomb

A car bomb on Friday rocked the southeastern Turkish province of Sanliurfa, close to the Syrian border, killing a child and wounding 17 people, the provincial governor’s office said. “Eighteen of our citizens have been taken to hospital, among them

Former US general Jones: Not considered as Trump’s security adviser

James Jones, a former Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, Saturday said on Saturday he is not under consideration to be US President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser. “My policy is that I never turn down a job that hasn’t

KSA provides 12m vaccines for Yemeni children

The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRelief) provided health and environmental services to many Yemeni governorates in addition to providing principal medical equipment and 12 million vaccines for children. A report by the KSRelief disclosed its role

ISIS command center ‘destroyed’ in Mosul, ISIS says civilians killed

The US-led military coalition on Saturday said its forces destroyed a building in the main medical complex of western Mosul, suspected to house an ISIS command center. The militant group disputed the assertion, saying in an online statement that Friday’s

One dead, 27 hurt in Belgium train derailment: officials

One person died and 27 were injured, three seriously, when a train derailed Saturday shortly after leaving a station east of Brussels, officials said. The train carrying 85 passengers derailed four minutes after leaving Louvain bound for the North Sea

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