Riyadh keen to unify efforts to overcome terrorism, extremism

:: The Minister of Culture and Information, Dr. Awwad bin Al-Awwad, delivered King Salman’s speech on his behalf to More »

Yemeni army closes in on presidential palace in Taiz

:: The commander of Taiz front, Major General Khalid Fadel, has confirmed that the Yemeni Armed Forces are few More »

Arab NATO plan being studied to fight ISIS, isolate Iran

:: A NATO-style alliance for the Middle East was discussed on Thursday during a NATO summit, attended by US More »

Trump: King Salman is a wise man who wants ‘rapid’ improvements

:: US President Donald Trump said that Saudi Arabia’s King Salman is a “wise man” during both his visits More »

US Senate panel advances bill to impose new sanctions on Iran

:: The United States would impose new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile development, arms transfers, support for More »


Daily Archives: March 4, 2017

A world of fear and hatred

Eyad Abu Shakra

By : Eyad Abu Shakra From the security meetings in Bonn, Munich and Baku, to the French and German elections, following Britain’s Brexit vote and Trump’s election,

The conflicting discourse in Saudi Arabia

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed We can often spot on social media outlets a wave of refusal and protest against modernization, representing those that fear the winds of

EU parliament wants US citizens to get visas

Schengen border.

The European Parliament on Thursday said US citizens should have to get visas to visit the EU as long as Washington refuses to allow permit-free travel for

Bush exhibits his portraits of veterans

George W. Bush

After putting down his executive pen former US President George W. Bush picked up a paint brush — and the hobby has become something of a career.

US Vice President Pence used private email as Indiana governor

United States Vice President Mike Pence used a private email account for matters of public business as governor of Indiana, US media reported Thursday. Emails obtained by

Media outlets give different shapes to Sessions story

Jeff Sessions

Reports about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ two meetings with Russia’s US ambassador became a textbook illustration of the vastly different shapes a story takes in today’s media

Merkel: Tunisia agrees to take back 1,500 migrants

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday Tunisia had agreed to take back 1,500 rejected Tunisian migrants from Germany, after an attack by a Tunisian on a Christmas

King Salman meets with Indonesian clerics

During a meeting with a number of Islamic figures in Indonesia, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz said that Islam is facing a campaign that seeks to undermine

Moscow, NATO in first high-level military talks since freeze

Vladimir Putin.

Senior Russian and NATO military chiefs on Friday held their first phone talks since ties between the two sides collapsed over the crisis in Ukraine, the Defense

US judge orders Florida nightclub shooter’s widow to remain in jail

The widow of the gunman who killed 49 people at a nightclub in Florida must remain in jail after prosecutors argued that she was a threat to

Syrian opposition accepts UN principles at end of peace talks

The Syrian opposition has provisionally accepted 12 principles given to delegates by the United Nations at the end of an eight-day round of peace talks, chief negotiator

Philippine Embassy thanks Riyadh governor for helping resolve OFW cases

Faisal bin Bandar

Consul General Iric Cruz Arribas of the Philippine Embassy expressed his thanks to Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar for helping resolve difficult issues involving Overseas Filipino

UK PM May’s Brexit plan suffers setback in parliament

Britain’s upper house of parliament defeated Prime Minister Theresa May’s government on Wednesday, voting in favor of a change to her Brexit plan that says she can

Less damage to ancient Palmyra than feared, Syrian antiquities chief says

Damage to the World Heritage site of Palymra by ISIS militants may be less than earlier believed, Syria’s antiquities chief said on Friday. Maamoun Abdulkarim told Reuters

Saudi Arabia: Houthis using children in armed conflict

Saudi Arabia’s delegation to the United Nations held a press conference on Thursday that was attended by delegation from the Arab coalition. The press conference discussed the

Italy coastguard says almost 1,000 migrants rescued off Libya

Some 970 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya on Thursday, Italy’s coastguard said, as the numbers attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe continue to

Saudi Special Security Forces enhance preparedness with Watan 87

Special Security Forces are boosting their preparedness and performance levels through the second joint tactical training exercise, Watan 87, held at Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz

Blame game continues at Geneva talks between opposition and regime

After the regime’s delegation agreed to discuss the constitution and the possibility of a political transition, optimism only lasted for a few hours before fading away in

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