Gargash: Doha seeking the satisfaction of Washington, Iran

:: UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Friday that Doha’s opportunism is out in the open, and that Qatar is floundering in its own contradictions, appealing to More »

Russia’s Putin: Trump’s foes have blocked his agenda

:: President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia remains open to cooperation with Washington even though President Donald Trump’s political foes in the US have tried to prevent him from fulfilling More »

Baghdad court issues arrest warrant for Iraqi Kurd VP

:: A Baghdad court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraqi Kurdistan on charges of “provocation” against Iraq’s armed forces, the judiciary said. Kosrat Rasul had referred More »

Tillerson off to Middle East, South Asia with eye on Iran, Iraq

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to the Middle East, South Asia and Europe this week on a diplomatic mission focused on conflicts in Iraq and Syria and blunting Iranian More »

King Salman makes telephone call to Iraqi PM Abadi

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud made a telephone call to Prime Minister Dr. Haydar Al-Abadi of Iraq today. According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), during the telephone conversation, they reviewed More »

 

Daily Archives: March 12, 2017

Iran, the Kurds and Daesh in the US-Russia deal

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham The remarks by Nikki Haley, the US envoy to the UN, regarding Washington’s priorities in Syria, constitute both a convergence and a divergence with Russian priorities, as set out by Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov in

Humanitarian diplomacy strongest weapon against global challenges

Sinem Cengiz

By : Sinem Cengiz Today, the world faces a list of global challenges, including poverty, war, migration, terrorism, oppression and disrespect for human rights. Every country is vulnerable to these risks. In this era, the greatest response to these challenges

‘America First?’ Not so fast

Giorgio Barba Navaretti

By : Giorgio Barba Navaretti Trump’s goal to bring manufacturing jobs back to the US seems to ignore the economic realities and business practices that dominate the global economy. Did Donald Trump’s congressional speech set a new tone to his

Of students, teachers and a careless attitude

Mashari Althaydi

By : Mashari Althaydi I recently read a funny yet provocative piece of news in the Egyptian daily Almasry Alyoum that addresses a real problem in the education sector. The report said the following: “During their midterm exams, third-year philosophy

Who governs and manages a world of chaos?

Ghassan Imam

By : Ghassan Imam Amid the chaos governing the world, a generation that lived through the Cold War is still alive thanks to better awareness in the importance of preventive health. This generation longs to an era, which was governed

Does Netanyahu believe in a regional approach to peace?

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg One of the big mysteries of Israeli politics remains Prime Minister Netanyahu’s long-term strategic thinking regarding future relations with the Palestinians — assuming he has any. Over the years he managed to contradict himself on numerous

Syrian family’s asylum is first setback for Trump’s revised travel ban

A federal judge in Wisconsin dealt the first legal blow to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban on Friday, barring enforcement of the policy to deny U.S. entry to the wife and child of a Syrian refugee already granted asylum

‘Trust us,’ top US Marine tells women in shocking nude photo inquiry

Fewer than 10 women victims have come forward so far in the investigation into nude photos of female service members that were posted online without their permission, the top Marine general said Friday. He pleaded with female Marines to “trust

Attorney general seeks resignations of 46 US attorneys

Jeff Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is seeking the resignations of 46 United States attorneys who were holdovers from the Obama administration, the Justice Department said Friday. Many of the federal prosecutors who were nominated by former President Barack Obama have already

Iraq paramilitaries find mass grave of hundreds executed by ISIS

Iraqi paramilitary forces announced Saturday that they had discovered a mass grave at Badush prison near Mosul containing the remains of hundreds of people executed by ISIS. ISIS reportedly killed up to 600 people after seizing the jail in 2014,

King Salman starts Japan league of Asian tour today

The high-profile visit of King Salman to Japan beginning Sunday will reinforce ties with Tokyo while providing opportunities to explore investment opportunities and secure energy security for the Southeast Asian nation. During the visit, King Salman will meet and hold

Germany shuts down shopping mall over attack threat

German police ordered a shopping center in the central city of Essen shut on Saturday, citing the threat of an attack, less than a year after a deadly shooting spree in another mall in Munich. “The shopping center will be

Saudi Arabia and Japan: An enduring relationship

Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Despite the absence of cultural, historical or religious bonds, Saudi Arabia and Japan have become close strategic partners as well as strong allies with progressively growing commercial and cultural links. This relationship is set to reach new heights following the

Twin bombings kill 30 in Damascus old city

Twin explosions Saturday near religious shrines frequented by Shiite pilgrims in the Syrian capital Damascus killed at least 40 Iraqis, Syria’s interior minister and media reported. Syria State TV aired footage from the scene showing blood-soaked streets and several damaged

Narendra Modi’s party claims victory in four Indian states

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party won a landslide victory in India’s most important battleground state on Saturday, in a personal triumph that will strengthen his claim to a second term as national leader. Wresting control of Uttar Pradesh is a

Netherlands cancels landing permission for Turkish minister

The Dutch government on Saturday withdrew landing permission for the Turkish foreign minister’s aircraft, escalating a diplomatic dispute between the two NATO allies over campaigning for a Turkish referendum on constitutional reform. The Dutch government said in a statement it

Gang arrested for thefts in Riyadh

Riyadh police have arrested five people involved in stealing valuables from parked cars. The media spokesman for the police said the initial clues for the arrest were revealed in a video that was widely circulated on social media, showing men

Naval mine kills Yemeni coastguards in Bab al-Mandeb

Two Yemeni coastguards were killed and 8 others were wounded when their vessel hit a naval mine on Friday near the international shipping passage of Bab al-Mandeb, in the south of the Red Sea, sources told Al Arabiya. A Yemeni

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