Daily Archives: March 7, 2017

The liberation of Mosul: Now things get really difficult

Baria Alamuddin

By : Baria Alamuddin After months of grinding progress in Mosul, it looks as if Daesh is preparing to flee, heralding the end of the “Islamic State” project in Iraq — in its current form. Good riddance to one of

America’s bad border tax

Nouriel Roubini

By : Nouriel Roubini The US may be about to implement a border adjustment tax (BAT). The Republican Party, now in control of the legislative and executive branches, views a BAT — which would effectively subsidize US exporters by giving

Ties asserted with King Salman’s visit to Malaysia

Abdulla Almadani

By : Abdulla Almadani King Salman Bin Abdulaziz chose Malaysia as a primary destination on his current Asian tour. However, this is not the first time a Saudi King visits Malaysia, both King Faisal and King Abdullah traveled there in

In a turbulent world, what is truth?

Harun Yahya

By : Harun Yahya Every day new information and documents come to light, revealing the lies that changed the flow of history. People watch in astonishment the fact that the “official history,” the truth of which was previously doubted by

Germany’s Merkel calls for ‘cool heads to prevail’ in Turkey row

Chancellor Angela Merkel called for calm Monday in an escalating dispute with Turkey, a day after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan labelled a German ban on rallies by his ministers “Nazi practices.” “To our Turkish partners, let us talk openly and

FBI director asks justice department to reject Trump wiretap claim

James Comey

FBI Director James Comey has asked the Justice Department to publicly refute President Donald Trump’s explosive accusation that Barack Obama tapped his phones, US media reported on Sunday. The New York Times, citing senior US officials, first reported that Comey

Trump enlists Congress, ex-intel chief denies wiretapping

Donald Trump

President Donald Trump turned to Congress on Sunday for help finding evidence to support his unsubstantiated claim that former President Barack Obama had Trump’s telephones tapped during the election. Obama’s intelligence chief said no such action was ever carried out.

Juppe says no to French presidential bid but slams candidate Fillon

Alain Juppe.

Former prime minister Alain Juppe said on Monday he had decided “once and for all” not to stand in France’s presidential election, dashing the hopes of many in his conservative party whose scandal-hit candidate faces defeat. Juppe said Francois Fillon

Baghdad relieved by Trump’s exclusion of Iraq from US travel ban

Iraq expressed “deep relief” at US President Donald Trump’s decision to remove Iraq from a list of countries targeted in a US travel ban, the Iraqi foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday. “The decision is an important step

Syrian fighters cut main road linking ISIS-held areas

US-backed Syrian fighters on Monday cut the main road between the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, which is controlled by ISIS, and the eastern city of Deir el-Zour, which is partially held by ISIS, as they press against the extremists’

Syrian militia: Manbij under protection of US-led alliance

The northern Syrian city of Manbij is under the protection of the US-led coalition against ISIS after an increase in “Turkish threats” against the city, a Kurdish-allied militia that controls the city said. Manbij has come into renewed focus since

Saudi global peace center in Malaysia reflects true tolerance of Islam, says KACND chief

Faisal bin Abdulrahman bin Muammar

The establishment of a global peace center under the King Salman Center for Global Peace in Malaysia is another of the Kingdom’s contributions to spread the message of Islam and peace, said Faisal bin Abdulrahman bin Muammar, secretary general of

Palestinian killed in West Bank firefight

A Palestinian was killed in an exchange of fire with Israeli troops in the West Bank city of Ramallah, the Israeli army said Monday. The man, whom Israeli police named as 31-year-old Bassel al-Aaraj, opened fire at soldiers who came

Sanaa schools on indefinite strike protesting Houthis

A number of Yemeni schools in the capital Sanaa have begun an indefinite strike on Sunday, escalating their protests and aiming to get their salaries paid in the cities that are under the Houthi militia’s control. Sources said that the

Education minister launches World Civil Defense Day initiatives

Ahmed Al-Issa

Education Minister Ahmed Al-Issa inaugurated Sunday several initiatives linked to World Civil Defense Day. Attendees included officials, academics, education managers and representatives of the security and safety sectors. The inauguration ceremony included the signing of agreements in the field of

40,000 displaced from Mosul as Iraqi forces near old city

More than 40,000 people have been displaced in the last week from the Iraqi city of Mosul, where U.S.-backed forces launched a fresh push towards the ISIS-held old city center on Sunday and closed in on the main government complex.

N. Korea orders expulsion of Malaysian ambassador: State agency

North Korea said Monday it would expel Malaysia’s ambassador after its own envoy was ordered out of the Southeast Asian nation, in an increasingly bitter row over the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. “The Foreign Ministry

Pentagon plan calls for more US participation in attack against ISIS

The US pentagon has issued a plan for the upcoming attack on ISIS’ capital of Raqqa in Syria. According to the Washington Post, the plan calls for more US military participation, including increased Special Operations forces, helicopters, artillery and arms

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