King Salman receives Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani

:: Saudi King Salman received in his residence in the city of Tangier in the Kingdom of Morocco, on Thursday night, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim More »

Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said on Thursday a unit of the security forces committed “abuses” against civilians during the offensive to oust ISIS insurgents from the More »

UAE Minister: Qatar must end politicization of Hajj after King Salman initiative

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Thursday that Qatar’s politicization of Hajj must come to an end following the initiative taken by More »

Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial More »

Who is Abdullah Al Thani, descendant of ruling family which built modern Qatar?

:: Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani is the second son of the late Emir Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani, the grandson of the Emir of Qatar, More »


Daily Archives: March 3, 2017

An introduction to understanding President Trump

Ahmad al-Farraj

By : Ahmad al-Farraj I have written many articles about President Donald Trump and how the media has been biased against him since he ran for presidency. I later compared between what’s currently happening in the US

Punish those who falsely accuse others

Khaled Almaeena

By : Khaled Almaeena A report in a local paper focused on the damages inflicted on people by false accusations made to the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha). Nazaha Chairman Khalid Al-Muhaisen highlighted some of the points and

US drones target militant suspects in Yemen, Pakistan

US drone strikes targeting al-Qaeda positions in Yemen and members of the Taliban in Pakistan killed in total nine militants, officials reported on Thursday. Four separate US drone strikes killed at least seven suspected al-Qaeda members in

US consul general hails Saudi ties at independence celebration

The US Consulate in Jeddah marked the 241st year of American independence with a celebration hosted by Consul General Matthias J. Mitman on Feb. 26. The consulate said it was honored to welcome to the event Jamal

University in Canada evacuated over anti-Muslim bomb threat

A bomb threat targeting Muslim students forced an evacuation Wednesday of nearly 4,000 students from the downtown campus of Concordia University in Montreal. In an email to school administrators and local media, a group identifying itself as

Merkel in Egypt in push to reduce migrant flow

German Chancellor Angela Merkel landed in Cairo Thursday on a two-day trip to Egypt and Tunisia, in a push to limit migrant flows to Europe through North Africa, especially chaos-torn Libya. Turmoil exploited by people smugglers since

Turkey ‘to strike Syrian Kurd militia’ unless it leaves Manbij

Turkey on Thursday threatened to strike Syrian Kurdish militia forces if they don’t withdraw from Manbij, a former bastion of Islamic State extremists that has been taken over by predominantly-Kurdish forces. “We will strike the YPG if

Russia accuses Syrian opposition of sabotaging peace talks

Russia accused the main Syrian opposition group at peace talks in Geneva of sabotaging the process on Thursday, a day after Moscow foreign ministry officials met the rebels for rare talks on how to narrow their differences.

Marine Le Pen loses EU parliament immunity

European Union lawmakers lifted the EU parliamentary immunity of French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on Thursday for tweeting pictures of ISIS violence. Le Pen, who leads her National Front party in the European legislature, is under

Vice Custodian of Two Holy Mosques launches e-safety service

Mohammed bin Naif

Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Mohammed bin Naif said concerns over the safety of citizens and residents remains a priority for King Salman. Prince Mohammed’s remarks came during his launch of the electronic safety service

ISIS pulls back from Syria’s Palmyra

ISIS militants withdrew from much of the Syrian oasis city of Palmyra overnight, a monitor said Thursday, but government forces paused before entering its ravaged ancient ruins because of mines. Russian-backed Syrian troops pushed into a western

Jordanian immigrant in Michigan elated over release from detention

A Jordanian immigrant who resided legally in the United States for 18 years rejoiced on Wednesday at being able to return home after a month in detention that might have ended in his deportation. “I’m happy to

Cairo court acquits Egyptian ex-president Hosni Mubarak

A court in Cairo has announced that it has acquitted former president Hosni Mubarak on charges of killing protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his nearly three-decade reign., Al Arabiya News Channel’s correspondent reported. Mubarak, his

King Salman’s Asia visit: Saudi Arabia, Indonesia sign 11 agreements

Saudi Arabia and Indonesia Wednesday signed agreements in areas ranging from trade to aviation as King Salman bin Abdulaziz visited the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country. King Salman and President Widodo of Indonesia oversaw the signing of

Yemen: 40 Houthi militants killed and injured in al Jouf Province

More than 40 Houthi-Saleh alliance militia were killed and injured during fierce clashes on various fronts at al-Mazweyiah and al Masloub Directorates Wednesday. Militia attempts to attack posts for the Yemeni military in al Jaouf province were

King Salman urges united front against terrorism on Indonesia trip

King Salman

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman called Thursday for a united fight against terrorism in a speech to Indonesia’s parliament during a landmark state visit to the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country. In a speech to hundreds of people

Syrian opposition refuses to discuss terrorism at UN talks

Syria’s main opposition group said Wednesday that terrorism can’t be added to the agenda of sputtering UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva, as sought by Damascus. The High Negotiating Committee (HNC) announced the refusal after an unprecedented meeting

French Foreign Ministry condemns the use of children by Houthis

France condemns the use of child soldiers by the Houthi militia, a practice documented by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. France urges the parties involved in the conflict in Yemen to abide by international law,

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