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 »

Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage chief highlights tourism’s role in maintaining peace

:: Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) President Prince Sultan bin Salman on Monday iterated that Saudi Arabia’s care for tourism and heritage represents its care for the global human More »

Fighting corruption is a must to achieve development goals, says Muslim World League chief

:: Referring to corruption as a “black hole” that hinders the development process of a nation, Dr. Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa called for confronting this menace in all ways possible. Al-Issa, More »

King Salman’s speech will serve as guideline for Shoura, says council member

:: Guidelines for addressing local and regional challenges with a special reference to domestic and foreign policies, will be spelled out by King Salman on Wednesday, and will set the tone for More »

Trump’s Jerusalem decision could help militants — UAE’s Sheikh Mohammed

:: US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital could provide a lifeline to militants after the setbacks they suffered this year, the de facto leader of the United More »

 

Daily Archives: March 10, 2017

Japan, a nation that survives and thrives

Turki AlDakhil

By : Turki Al-dakhil “The whole of Japan is a pure invention. There is no such country, there are no such people.” This is how Irish playwright, author and poet Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) described this marvelous country, which imitated no

The Gulf states and anarchy in the Middle East

Dr. Ibrahim Al-Othaimin

By : Dr. Ibrahim Al-Othaimin Former US Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger made an interesting remark in World Order: Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History. The book addresses the conflict of

The king of Saudi Arabia’s Asia tour

John Defterios

By : John Defterios The size of Saudi King Salman’s entourage on his tour of Asia has been stealing the show, but there are big business and political priorities that are driving this month-long journey. Those priorities can be broken

Brexit and the unthinkable – ‘Frexit’ next?

Dr. Mohamed A. Ramady

By : Dr. Mohamed A. Ramady The UK’s Brexit vote and Trump’s election triumph took many pundits by surprise. As Europe faces several national elections, more surprises can no longer be discounted, especially on a possible French exit or Frexit,

A future of partnership and innovation between the Gulf and the UK

Amir Ramzan

By : Amir Ramzan News that 2016 was the hottest year on record, and that 2015 and 2014 recorded the previous highest temperatures, is alarming for the world, but particularly for those of us who live in the Gulf. Water,

Europe’s far-right parties and the future of European Muslims

Osama Al-Sharif

By : Osama Al-Sharif If polls are not to be trusted — which seems fair, especially after the polls wrongly predicted the outcome of the US presidential election and the Brexit vote last year — then the party of the

US to host 68-nation meeting on countering ISIS

Rex Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will host a 68-nation meeting in Washington this month to discuss the next moves by the coalition fighting ISIS, a senior Trump administration official said on Thursday. An official announcement about the March 22-23

France’s Macron seen on top in first round presidential vote

Emmanuel Macron

Centrist Emmanuel Macron would come out ahead of far right leader Marine Le Pen in the first round of France’s presidential election before going on to win a runoff vote against her, a Harris Interactive poll showed on Thursday. Macron

Turkey’s Syria plans face setbacks as Kurds see more US support

Turkey has lost momentum in the war for northern Syria as the United States draws on Kurdish allies in the assault on ISIS-held Raqqa, but Ankara is still pressing Washington for a deal that allays its fears of Kurdish ascendancy.

Boris Johnson: Alternative to two-state solution is Israel apartheid

British foreign minister Boris Johnson has warned that the alternative to a two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an “apartheid system,” in an interview with an Israeli newspaper published Thursday. Johnson had a whistlestop 24-hour visit to Israel and

Saudi Arabia, New Zealand agree to exchange political consultations

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir and his New Zealand counterpart Murray McCully on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding in Riyadh for the two countries to exchange political consultations. The ministers also discussed bilateral relations, and regional and international developments.

US general says Russia deploys cruise missile, threatens NATO

Russia has deployed a land-based cruise missile that violates the “spirit and intent” of an arms control treaty and poses a threat to NATO, Vice Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Paul Selva said on Wednesday. It

Bodies and civilians trapped under rubble in Mosul streets

Iraqi forces announced on Thursday that they have liberated two neighborhoods west of Mosul. Abdul Amir Rashid Yarallah, the commander of the “We are Coming Nineveh” operations said that the counter terrorism forces have liberated al-Muallimin and al-Saylou neighborhoods. Special

US marines deploy artillery battery to Syria

The United States has sent a Marine Corps artillery battery into Syria to help defeat ISIS militants in Raqqa, a US official said Wednesday. The official said troops from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit had deployed a battery of 155mm

Death sentence for Egyptian who killed Coptic shopkeeper

A court in the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria sentenced a man to death after he stabbed a Coptic liquor store owner to death. During the court hearing, the defendant, Adel Aboul Nour Suleiman, admitted killing his Coptic “friend” outside

Suicide bomb blasts hit wedding near Iraq’s Tikrit

Iraq’s Defense Ministry says a twin suicide bombing targeting a village wedding north of Baghdad has killed at least 20 people. The ministry says two suicide bombers walked into the wedding party in al-Hajaj village, near the city of Tikrit,

UN envoy Ould Cheikh to propose new Yemen peace plan

Ismaiel Ould Cheikh.

Yemeni political sources have confirmed that UN special envoy Ismaiel Ould Cheikh is set re-open peace talks on Yemen by proposing a new peace plan. According to the sources, the plan involves four main quintessential points as follows: 1- Yemeni

‘We need to get Iran’ out of Syria, says US envoy to UN

The United States supports the UN-led Syria peace talks, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said on Wednesday, saying Syria could no longer be a “safe haven for terrorists” and that it was important “we get Iran and their proxies out.” Haley

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