Turkey’s Erdogan tells Muslim summit Jerusalem is capital of Palestine

:: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on world powers to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine on Wednesday and said the United States should reverse a decision recognizing the city as More »

Saudi King, Crown Prince discuss Jerusalem issue with Jordanian King

:: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman held a session of official talks with King Abdullah of Jordan at his palace in Riyadh on Tuesday. They discussed the latest developments More »

King Salman honors winners of King Khalid Awards

:: King Salman on Monday evening honored the winners of the King Khalid Award for 2017. King Salman distributed prizes to the winners of this year’s awards in three categories: Partners for More »

Kuwait ruler appoints new cabinet with new oil, finance and defense ministers

:: The Kuwaiti ruler swore in a new government on Monday, handing the defense ministry to his eldest son and appointing new oil and finance ministers. The move comes weeks after the More »

Putin and Erdogan warn of rising tension after Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned against the repercussions of Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel asserting it would be the cause More »


Daily Archives: March 1, 2017

Foreign students face uncertain future in UK, US

Chris Doyle

By : Chris Doyle The UK has educated a monarch, president or prime minister from a quarter of the world’s countries. It is 10 times more likely to educate a world leader than the US, producing one leader per 50,000

Iraq and Syria, post ISIS

Sawsan Al Shaer

By : Sawsan Al Shaer With a new American administration in place an idea has begun to crystallize in the war against ISIS. This idea is not limited to deploying helicopters and artillery in Raqqa and Mosul and empowering the

Racism threatening European Values

Harun Yahya

By : Harun Yahya While new attacks and cease-fires are being discussed in the Middle East, a dirty war in which hospitals and residential areas are being bombed and civilians are mercilessly slaughtered, is raging on unabated. Flood of refugees

Australian arrested on charges of helping Daesh develop missile technology

Australian counterterrorism police arrested an unidentified man after a raid on a countryside property on Tuesday and accused him of seeking to help the Daesh group by developing missile technology, the first arrest of its kind in Australia. Dozens of

Trump given new options to fight terror

Donald Trump

The Pentagon has finished plans to intensify the fight against Daesh, officials said Monday, presenting Donald Trump with options to meet a key campaign pledge. “The White House will begin reviewing the recommendations,” the official said on condition of anonymity.

Trump seeks $54bn increase in US military budget

President Donald Trump is seeking what he called a “historic” increase in military spending of more than 9 percent, a huge rise even as the United States has wound down major wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and remains the world’s

Saudi Arabia to work with Indonesia to combat Daesh — ambassador

Osama Mohammad Abdullah Alshuaibi

A pact to combat terrorism will be the centerpiece of up to 10 agreements that will be signed when King Salman this week visits Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Indonesia said on Tuesday. King Salman,

Cabinet underscores importance of king’s Asia tour

Prince Mohammed bin Naif

The Saudi Cabinet has underscored the importance of King Salman’s current tour of Asian countries. Chaired by Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Mohammed bin Naif at Yamamah Palace on Monday, the Cabinet noted the Kingdom’s strong ties

Syrian opposition adamant that an elected body drafts the country’s constitution

The Syrian opposition delegation to Geneva rejects drafting a constitution if no assembly is elected to formulate it, sources told Al-Arabiya. Commenting on UN mediator Staffan de Mistura’s proposal, which he submitted to the Syrian opposition last week, sources told

Russia pledges to veto UN sanctions resolution on Syria

Vitaly Churkin

Russia pledged to veto a Western-backed UN resolution Tuesday that would impose sanctions on 21 Syrian individuals, organizations and companies allegedly involved in chemical weapons attacks in the war-ravaged country. The draft Security Council resolution would also ban all countries

Pakistan deploys extra police ahead of regional summit

Pakistan’s interior ministry says it has deployed extra police forces and paramilitary units to boost security in the country’s capital ahead of a regional summit on economic cooperation. Islamabad will host representatives from 10 countries of the Economic Cooperation Organization

Regulations to be amended to grant expats right to invest in Saudi Arabia

Majed Al-Qassabi

The Saudi Ministry of Trade and Investment will assess a plan to amend regulations to allow expatriates to invest in the Kingdom within specific regulations and standards in addition to paying taxes. Majed Al-Qassabi, minister of trade and investment, said

Death sentence for killer of Algeria’s top cop

A former Algerian police colonel was sentenced to death Monday for gunning down the national police chief Ali Tounsi during an office meeting in 2010, national news agency APS said. Chouaib Oultache had been found guilty of murder after a

UN condemns N. Korea’s provocative attempts to evade sanctions

The UN Security Council is condemning North Korea’s “irresponsible and provocative” attempts to evade United Nations sanctions. Council members emphasized “the importance of full compliance” with the six rounds of increasingly tougher sanctions in a statement after closed-door discussions Monday.

King Salman awarded honorary doctorate by top Malaysian university

In recognition of his efforts to promote peace, solidarity and understanding among Islamic nations and the world at large, King Salman was conferred an honorary doctorate by the University of Malaya (UM) in Kuala Lumpur on Monday. The degree was

UN coordinator in Yemen accused of siding with rebels

The Yemeni recognized government has accused the United Nation’s humanitarian coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick, of siding with the Houthi rebels and ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh. According to the government, McGoldrick seems to be supporting the Houthi coup, which does not

Dubai court upholds death sentence for child rapist-killer

A Jordanian man convicted of the rape and murder of an eight-year-old boy will be executed, Dubai’s Cassation Court ruled on Monday, UAE daily Gulf News has reported. Nidal Eisa Abdullah, 49, was convicted on August 15 last year of

Abbas urges protection of two-state solution

Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday urged the international community to protect the two-state solution, in a message aimed at Israel and the new US administration of President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, Palestinian officials say that Israeli airstrikes have struck militant

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