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 28, 2017

Can General McMaster master his destiny?

Hisham Melhem

By : Hisham Melhem By appointing Lt. General H.R McMaster as his new national security advisor, President Donald Trump picked a widely respected military intellectual, and a storied military commander known for his bold initiatives on the battlefield, independent thinking,

The age of contagious chaos

Ibrahim Kalin

By : Ibrahim Kalin Is the current global disorder a symptom of a malfunction within the system or is the entire system faulty? The optimists may opt for the first answer and argue that a better and wiser implementation of

Will Jubeir end a quarter-century estrangement?

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed The public opinion is like a herd of sheep. It’s led and it does not lead. The rejection, anger, tension and accusations we witness today are only a result of the political mood of the moment.

Iraqi forces battling ISIS reach Mosul bridge

Iraqi forces reached one of Mosul’s five destroyed bridges on Monday as they pushed deeper into the western half of Iraq’s second largest city, driving ISIS militants back with the help of US-led airstrikes. Maj. Gen Thamir al-Hussaini said the

Trump expected to sign new refugee order on Wednesday

Donald Trump.

President Donald Trump is expected to sign a new refugee and immigration executive order on Wednesday, one day after addressing lawmakers at a joint session of Congress. That’s according to a senior administration official. Trump initially planned to sign the

Samsung delays its new phone, and showcases tablets instead

Samsung’s product showcase Sunday is notable for what’s missing: a new flagship phone. Instead, Samsung is spotlighting new Android and Windows tablets after delaying the Galaxy S8 smartphone – an indirect casualty of the unprecedented September recall of the fire-prone

‘Big Ben of the East’ to start ticking again in Aden

After decades of silence, the iconic “Aden’s Big Ben” in the Yemeni port city, will be put back into use Monday after undergoing intensive restoration works. The overhaul works were done by a team of specialized engineers, according to local

Indonesia police shoot dead suspected militant during attack

Indonesian police said they shot and killed a suspected militant in the West Java capital of Bandung on Monday after his bomb exploded in a vacant lot and he fled into a municipal building and set it alight. National police

Rafsanjani’s daughter: Mysterious cause behind my father’s death

Fatima Rafsanjani, daughter of former Iranian President and chairman of the Expediency Discernment Council, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, said that the reasons behind her father’s death are still ambiguous. On January 8, Rafsanjani died at the age of 83 after a

Saudi Arabia, Malaysia sign four MoUs during King Salman visit

Saudi Arabia and Malaysia signed four Memorandums of Understanding between them on Monday during a visit by King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud to Kuala Lumpur. The first memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed was related to the trade and investment sectors

A brave policeman foils heroically suicide attack in Algeria

A policeman managed to foil an attempted suicide attack in eastern Algeria on Sunday, opening fire on the bomber and triggering the explosives belt he was wearing, officials said. The national police force said the attacker had been approaching a

Opposition: We have evidence that confirms Syrian regime’s ties to ISIS

Colonel Fateh Hassoun, a member of the Syrian opposition, confirmed during the Geneva discussions that the delegation is in possession of visual evidence, which confirms that the Syrian regime is closely involved with ISIS. According to Hassoun, the involvement included

Iran tests new versions of the Nasir, Dehlaviyeh missiles in naval exercises

Iran’s navy has test-fired the latest versions of the Nasir and Dehlaviyeh missiles during military exercises in the Gulf, local media reported on Monday. “The latest naval cruise missile called Nasir was test-fired during Velayat 95 naval manoeuvres in the

E-authentication services of Justice Ministry privatized

Walid Al-Samaani

Justice Minister Walid Al-Samaani recently launched the privatization of the ministry’s electronic authentication services across the Kingdom. The step allows issuance of powers of attorney and legalization of company documents through offices run by the private sector throughout the week.

Russia wants Kurdish representatives in Geneva talks

Mikhail Bogdanov.

Russia hopes the Syrian opposition will form a joint delegation for the Geneva peace talks, RIA Novosti news agency reported on Monday, citing Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov. The agency also quoted Bogdanov as saying that Kurdish representatives should

Israeli forces shoot Palestinian woman at West Bank crossing

A Palestinian woman suspected of intending to attack Israeli guards at a West Bank checkpoint into Jerusalem was shot and injured by security forces Monday, police said. The 30-year-old woman allegedly walked towards the guards at the Qalandia checkpoint using

Poll: Israelis believe Gaza policies hurting security

A new poll shows that 67 percent of Israelis believe the government’s policies in the Gaza Strip have worsened security. Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005, leading to the takeover of the territory by Hamas militants two years later. Israel

Saudi cultural mission in Washington hosts over 100 visitors from US universities

The Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission, an affiliate of the Kingdom’s Embassy in Washington, recently hosted a delegation of more than 100 people from a number of US universities. Dr. Mohammed Al-Eisa, the cultural attaché in Washington, said that the mission

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