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 11, 2017

Saudi economic growth looks set to beat pessimists’ forecasts

Frank Kane

By : Frank Kane There is a genuine debate going on about Saudi Arabia’s economic prospects this year, but the momentum is with the upside. That is the message from recent research based on the latest economic

The two-sided problem of Muslims

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed It is not possible to disregard Muslims or ignore the importance of Islam as a widespread and influential religion. There are 1.5 billion Muslims spread around the world, and there are 57 countries

A defiant Iran pokes the world in the eye

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh It has become an alarming and dangerous pattern: Provocations by Iran against many nations in the region, as well as the UK, the US and its allies. On March 4, US officials

Liberating Mosul and Raqqa: The end of evil?

Maria Dubovikova

By : Maria Dubovikova Iraqi troops are advancing in Mosul, taking new districts from Daesh. The liberation of the city is entailing high civilian losses and a humanitarian crisis, the scale of which is yet to be

‘Nightmare’ scenes as Guatemala children shelter fire kills 35

RA fire that raged in a home for abused children in Guatemala killed at least 35 people, mostly girls, and doctors on Thursday described their shock at the severity of the burns suffered by two dozen more

Pentagon: Iran is the biggest security threat to the region’s stability

US CENTCOM commander Army Gen. Joseph Votel, asserted that Iran poses the greatest security threat in the whole Middle East. Votel told the Senate Armed Committee Thursday that Iran seeks to be the regional hegemon, pointing out

Five injured in axe attack at German station

German police said they had detained a man who attacked five people at Duesseldorf central train station with an axe on Thursday. A police spokesman said the suspected assailant had been taken into custody. One of those

US-backed SDF says it can capture Syrian city of Raqqa

US-backed Syrian militias said on Thursday they have enough forces to capture the city of Raqqa from ISIS with support from the US-led coalition, underlining their opposition to any Turkish role in the attack. Raqqa is ISIS’s

Houthi militia coercively recruit senior civil servants

The Houthi militia have recently instigated a coercing intellectual awareness campaign to recruit high profile civil servants to join the warring militants backed by Iran, well-informed sources in Sana’a revealed to Al Arabiya. Applicants who are enrolled

Assailants of Jeddah policeman identified

Security forces in Mecca revealed the identities of seven motorcyclist suspects accused of assaulting a policeman and endangering citizens’ lives in Jeddah City. In a statement published, Thursday, police stated that five of the suspects: one Saudi

Egypt says two security officers killed, four wounded in Sinai

Egypt’s Interior Ministry and security officials say militants have detonated a roadside bomb, killing two officers and wounding four in the north of the restive Sinai Peninsula. The explosion took place on Thursday evening when a security

Mosul: ISIS battles fiercely as Iraqi forces push forward

The joint Iraqi forces continued their progress on Friday in the western part of the city of Mosul. An official statement emphasized that the forces are 150 meters away from the main entrance of the governmental compound.

Saudi Arabia: Security forces wanted killed man on terror charges

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry announced on Friday that the man who was killed, Mustafa Ali Abdullah al-Madad, was wanted by security forces for his involvement in terror crimes in the eastern governorate of Qatif. The security spokesperson

Palestinian leader, President Trump to hold first phone call

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will speak by telephone with US President Donald Trump in the first contact between the two leaders since Trump took office. Trump’s planned phone call to Abbas was revealed in a White House

Saudi general: Internet recruiting of young people by terrorists is ‘most dangerous’

Brig. Gen. Prince Faisal bin Mohammed bin Nasser Al-Saud

Brig. Gen. Prince Faisal bin Mohammed bin Nasser Al-Saud, lecturer at Al-Imam University in Riyadh, said that terrorists’ material capabilities are not equal to those of states and terrorists, whether individually or within organizations, can never eliminate

GCC supports Ould Cheikh efforts in Yemen

Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed

The Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary-General said that the GCC supported the efforts of the UN Envoy to Yemen after his meeting on Thursday. Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Alzayani discussed the current political, security and humanitarian situation in

Chinese business leaders expected to be briefed on bright prospects in Saudi mining sector during king’s visit

Abdullah Al-Meleihi

Top industry leaders expect that Chinese investors will be briefed on the prospects of the local mining industry during the upcoming visit of King Salman to China. Abdullah Al-Meleihi, board member of the Council of Saudi Chambers

Iran successfully tests naval missile: reports

Iran has successfully test-fired a naval missile which hit its target 250 kilometers away, local news agencies reported Thursday. “We have this week tested the Hormuz-2 missile,” the Fars and Tasnim agencies quoted the commander of the

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