Bahrain says dispute with Qatar is political, accuses it of military escalation

:: Bahrain’s foreign minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said on Monday that the dispute with Qatar is related More »

What did Iran’s president tell Qatar’s emir on Eid al-Fitr?

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday said his country wants to bolster ties with Qatar and rejected a More »

Turkey’s Erdogan backs Qatar’s response to list of Arab demands

:: Turkish President Tayyip Ergodan said on Sunday he backed Qatar’s response to a list of demands issued by More »

Terrorism scourge of this era, says King Salman

:: Terrorism is the “scourge of this era,” King Salman said on Saturday, adding that Saudi Arabia was making More »

Yemen launches investigation into human rights abuses in liberated areas

:: Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dajar issued a decision to form a joint committee to investigate allegations regarding More »


Daily Archives: March 13, 2017

Significant escalation in Trump’s war with media on cards

Ahmad al-Farraj

By : Ahmad al-Farraj President Trump suffered greatly from the biased US media. It is the same media that significantly contributed to his rise as a star

Iran and Israel’s conflict in Syria

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed Due to the weakness of the Syrian forces, a number of regional and international powers have warned against sealing a peace deal in

Europe could be missing an opportunity in its Iran policy

Dr. Manuel Almeida

By : Dr. Manuel Almeida The gap between the new US administration and Europe in their respective approaches to Iran is only growing wider, as events this

The mispriced risk of infectious diseases

Dambisa Moyo

By : Dambisa Moyo Global business leaders and investors are largely transfixed by two kinds of risk: Macroeconomic and geopolitical. In the near term, this means a

Saudi Arabia and Japan: Toward a sustainable partnership

Dr. Naser Al-Tamimi

By : Dr. Naser Al-Tamimi In a move that reflects the growing importance of the Kingdom’s relationship with Japan, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman is visiting the East

Gulf Arabs, poetry and prose

Turki AlDakhil

By : Turki Aldakhil Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan had recently taken part in the children’s television show Sesame Street and read out

Trump’s White House planning meeting with Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince

Prince Mohammed bin Salman

The current United States administration is planning a meeting this coming week with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, CBS News has learned. The visit comes

Dutch PM defends expulsion of ‘undesirable’ Turkish minister

Mark Rutte

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte Sunday stood by his government’s decision to expel a Turkish minister, saying she had been an “undesirable” visitor to The Netherlands. “What

Trump hails secret service’s ‘fantastic job’ over intruder arrest

Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Saturday praised the Secret Service for a “fantastic job” following their late-night arrest of an intruder who breached the White House grounds

King Salman arrives in Japan

King Salman arrives in Japan

King Salman arrived in Japan on Sunday in the fourth leg of a seven-nation tour that started on February 26. The King was received at Haneda International

Trump tried to call prosecutor before firing

Preet Bharara

US President Donald Trump reached out through a secretary to Manhattan’s top prosecutor two days before he was fired by the Justice Department, but the two men

German MPs reject declaring N. African states ‘safe’

Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered a setback when the Parliament rejected a proposal to declare three North African states “safe countries of origin” in refugee law. The

Turkey promises harsh retaliation after Netherlands bars ministers

Turkey told the Netherlands on Sunday that it would retaliate in the “harshest ways” after Turkish ministers were barred from speaking in Rotterdam, as a row over

California gives green light to self-driving car tests

The US state of California is easing its rules for autonomous car testing, by allowing testing of vehicles in which there is no human driver. The new

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham claims responsibility for deadly Damascus bombings

Syria’s former Al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front on Sunday said in a statement it was behind twin bombings targeting Shiite pilgrims in the center of Damascus that

Iraqi general says 30% of west Mosul recaptured from ISIS

Iraqi forces have retaken around 30 percent of west Mosul from ISIS, a commander of the elite Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) said on Sunday, as soldiers pushed

43 American tank transporters, vehicles arrive to Manbij outskirts

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that 43 American tank transporters and vehicles arrived to the outskirts of Syria’s Manbij to aid in a battle against

Pakistan says Iran has fired nine mortar rounds into its territory

Nine mortar shells were fired onto Pakistani territory during the early hours of Saturday, Pakistan’s Express Tribune reported. The shells landed near populated areas, however, there were

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