Turkey opens criminal probes into two US attorneys

:: Turkish prosecutors on Saturday launched a criminal probe against the American attorneys behind a case that has angered President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accusing them of faking evidence. Reza Zarrab, a Turkish-Iranian More »

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 »


Daily Archives: February 26, 2017

Trump administration turning into dangerous farce

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg For an administration that is barely a month old, it is alarming how it has managed so rapidly to set an agenda that is undermining some of the basic tenets of US values. Donald Trump’s presidency

Trump and Putin: A clash or a deal?

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham The rush to bet on an “inevitable” deal between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin has stumbled on the reality of the rules and strategic interests that govern US-Russian relations. They go

Syrian regime demands opposition unity for talks

The Syrian government’s top envoy to Geneva peace talks says his side will meet face-to-face with the opposition only if its various factions come together in a “unified, patriotic opposition.” Bashar al-Jaafari, Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations, pressed home

White House defends contacts with FBI over Russia reports

Sean Spicer.

The White House on Friday defended chief of staff Reince Priebus against accusations he breached a government firewall when he asked FBI Director James Comey to publicly dispute media reports that Trump campaign advisers had been frequently in touch with

Germany: Man hits three with car in Heidelberg, shot by police

A man apparently drove a car into pedestrians in a central square in the German city of Heidelberg on Saturday, injuring three people, then fled and was shot after being tracked down by officers, police said. One of the three

Germany’s Merkel: Keep working on 2-state Mideast solution

Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is stressing the need to work for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after President Donald Trump signaled that he could accept a different outcome. Merkel’s comments in her weekly video message Saturday came ahead

Buffett tackles Trump in defending value of immigrants

Warren Buffett

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett used his annual letter Saturday to laud immigrants and their contribution to the growth of the US economy amid President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant stance. “Americans have combined human ingenuity, a market system, a tide of talented

Rowhani: Increasing of military power will not guarantee Iran’s security

Iranian president Hassan Rowhani warned during a conference with the Iranian interior ministry that increasing military power will not guarantee the country’s security. He also said that loss of confidence in Iranian society would mean loss of security, reported Iranian

Turkish PM launches ‘yes’ campaign over constitutional changes

Turkey’s prime minister has officially launched his ruling party’s campaign for a “yes” vote in a referendum on ushering a presidential system. Binali Yildirim formally got campaigning going on Saturday telling supporters in a sports arena that the proposed new

Battle for Mosul: ISIS drone obliterates Iraqi army tank

Amaq News, which acts as a semi-official news agency for the ISIS has released a new video showing a drone striking an Iraqi tank from the air. The footage, which cannot be independently verified as of publication, proves increasing fears

Iran requests 950 tons of uranium from Kazakhstan

Iran’s nuclear chief said on Saturday that the country had requested to buy 950 tons of uranium concentrate from Kazakhstan over the next three years to help develop its civil reactor program.| The request has been made to the body

Myanmar police blame grudge, not army, for Muslim lawyer’s murder

Gen. Kyaw Swe

Senior Myanmar security officials say the assassination of a prominent legal adviser to the government was the result of a personal political grudge and not part of a bigger conspiracy by the military. Police and Home Ministry officials said at

Head of Homs’ military intelligence killed in attacks

General Hassan Daaboul

General Hassan Daaboul, chief of provincial military security unit, is said to be among 42 victims killed during suicide attacks on Saturday targeting two security centers. State-run Syrian TV cited its reporter on the ground as saying six suicide bombers

Warren Buffett says don’t waste money on investment fees

Warren Buffett

Billionaire Warren Buffett, whose stock picks over several decades have turned Berkshire Hathaway Inc. into one of the most successful conglomerates, wants investors to be wary of the high fees Wall Street routinely charges because of the damage they do

Saudi FM confirms commitment to work with Iraq on counter-terrorism efforts

Saudi Arabia reiterated its commitment to working with Iraq against extremism in the region, the kingdom’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said during his visit to Iraq – the first for a high official Saudi in Baghdad since 1990. Saudi Arabia

Ibrahim Palace in Hofuf to be restored after rain damage

Ibrahim Palace in Hofuf

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) on Friday said it has directed its local branch to restore the damaged part of Ibrahim Palace in Hofuf, which was caused by heavy rains this season. The SCTH has closed

UN Syria sanctions vote sought next week; Russia vows veto

Nations urging the UN to ban helicopter sales to Syria and impose other sanctions over chemical weapons use are seeking a Security Council vote next week, saying the body needs to take action after attacks the US envoy called “barbaric”

KSA puts up strong performance in military expo in Abu Dhabi

Saudi Arabia put up a strong performance at the Idex International Defense Exhibition and Conference 2017 held last week. “Saudi Arabia’s strong showing was in accordance with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 plan,” Abdullah Al-Meleihi, board member of the Council of

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