Iraq PM Abadi warns armed groups against stockpiling weapons

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned on Saturday he would not allow militias to stockpile arms, two weeks after a weapons depot belonging to an armed group exploded in Baghdad. At More »

UN’s Yemen envoy to present a peace plan to EU on Monday

:: The United Nations special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, is expected to present to EU foreign ministers next Monday a report on Yemen at a meeting in Luxemburg.. Official Sources confirmed More »

Turkey’s Erdogan, main rival stage final election rallies

:: President Tayyip Erdogan and his main challenger, Muharrem Ince, made a final push for support at rival rallies in Istanbul on Saturday, a day before presidential and parliamentary elections widely viewed More »

Lebanon’s Hariri signals new government near

:: Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri said on Friday he was very close to forming a new government and would hold more talks with the country’s main parties. Foreign donors have said More »

King Salman performs Eid al-Fitr prayers in Grand Mosque

:: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abulaziz, performed Eid al-Fitr prayers on Friday morning in the Grand Mosque of Mecca, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. King More »


Daily Archives: February 23, 2017

Why Trump continues to describe media as fake

Mamdouh AlMuhaini

By : Mamdouh AlMuhaini An unprecedented and fierce battle is raging between US President Donald Trump and the American media. This is in stark contrast to Barack Obama’s presidential terms, which were mostly smooth except for a few occasions. Former

The only way to root out terrorism

Mohammed Al Shaikh

By : Mohammed Al Shaikh The ongoing political struggle in Iraq between Sadrists and the Dawa Party is a Shiite-Shiite struggle. It is between two Islamized and politicized groups belonging to the same sect. Vested interests and the dire need

Turkish-American cooperation in Syria

Yasar Yakis

By : Yasar Yakis Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a phone conversation with his US counterpart Donald Trump on Feb. 8 that may change some paradigms in the Syrian crisis. One of the subjects the two leaders discussed is

Are Green Zone powers aware of this?

Adnan Hussein

By : Adnan Hussein As Iraq launched an offensive to liberate West Mosul, General Stephen Townsend, commander of the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, said in a statement published by the American embassy in Baghdad on Sunday that

UN needs $4.4 bn for famine relief in four countries: Guterres

UN aid agencies need $4.4 billion in emergency funding to address famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday. More than 20 million people face starvation in the four countries and action is needed

Khamenei threatens Palestinians: ‘Continue the resistance’

The supreme leader of Iran, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, urged the Palestinians to “continue the resistance” on the ground and “breakaway from the consequences of the Oslo Accords.” He also encouraged Palestinians to manage what he described as “internal

British ISIS bomber was ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee

A suicide bomber from the ISIS group was a British citizen detained at Guantanamo Bay, a family member told The Times newspaper on Wednesday. The British fighter who ISIS claimed detonated a suicide bomb against Iraqi forces outside Mosul was

UN mediator expects ‘no breakthrough’ in Syria talks

UN mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Wednesday that he expects no breakthrough at Syria peace talks starting on Thursday, but the beginning of a series of rounds of negotiations that aim to reach a political agreement. “We are not

Houston police chief: No injuries amid gunfire reports at Texas Medical Center

The police chief in Houston says no one has been found injured and there’s no evidence of a shooting amid reports of gunfire inside the hospital at the Texas Medical Center. Chief Art Acevedo says his officers were making a

Turkey: We call on Iran to reconsider its relationship with countries of region

Turkey asked Iran to reconsider its relationship with the countries of the region. Turkey also requested Iran to appreciate their efforts in the war against terrorism, stressing that Ankara does not want to complicate matters with Iran. Turkey called on

Indian doctor abducted by ISIS in Libya rescued

An Indian doctor, who was kidnapped in Libya, has been rescued and is being brought back to India shortly, a news report has revealed quoting a series of tweets sent out by the country’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj. Swaraj

Houthi missile kills senior Yemeni general in Mokha

A ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi militia on Wednesday killed the deputy chief of staff of the country’s military, officials said. The SABA news agency, which is controlled by the Houthi militia, said their forces struck the vehicle of

Dar Al-Hekma law team wins 7th Annual Vis ME Pre-Moot in Kuwait

Dar Al-Hekma University’s law team secured first place in the Championship Team Winner category at the seventh annual Vis Middle East Pre-Moot held in Kuwait earlier this month. The Saudi team qualified for the 24th Willem C. Vis International Commercial

Canada to welcome 1,200 Yazidi refugees in $21m operation

Canada will resettle 1,200 Yazidi refugees who faced persecution by ISIS, the immigration minister said Tuesday. Some 400 have already been airlifted to this country. “Our operation is under way and individual survivors of Daesh have been arriving in Canada

Iran ready to give US ‘slap in the face,’ says Revolutionary Guards

The US should expect a “strong slap in the face” if it underestimates Iran’s defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday, as Tehran concluded war games. Since taking office last month, US President Donald Trump

Houthi leader killed in an airstrike on Midi

Houthi militia leader Hammoud Latf al-Washli and his bodyguard were killed in coalition-led airstrikes on the south of the Midi district in the Hajjah governorate, of Yemen. The military source said the clashes extended to the outskirts of Jbal an-Nar

UK appoints 1st female Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

Cressida Dick

The British government says senior officer Cressida Dick will be the next commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police — the first woman to lead Scotland Yard in its 188-year history. Dick, a former assistant commissioner of the force, succeeds Bernard Hogan-Howe,

Al-Azhar: The end is near for ISIS

Ahmed al-Tayyeb.

In response to a video issued by ISIS showing the bomber behind the explosions that targeted a cathedral in Cairo in December, Al-Azhar said that while the group is trying to export propaganda to seem in control, it is actually

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