Saudi King condoles with Spanish monarch over victims of Barcelona attack

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has sent a cable of condolences to the Spanish Monarch Felipe VI after the recent ramming Attack in Barcelona that left at More »

Emirati Islamist exposes Qatar’s plans to destabilize the UAE

:: A former member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s chapter in the United Arab Emirates has revealed both the moral and financial support Qatar has given the outlawed group that More »

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman receives Yemeni president in Morocco

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, Friday, at his residence in the Moroccan city of Tangier, state news agency SPA reported. The two leaders More »

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 »


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 because the media outlets were not expecting to be helping

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 Syria that parties who support the regime and Iran, can

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 week illustrate. Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN,

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 focus on the US Federal Reserve’s impending rate hikes and

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 Asian country this week. Saudi Arabia is Japan’s top oil

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 a story to kids. The minister said he participated following

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 as the United States expands its military mission against al-Qaeda

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 happened yesterday is totally unacceptable,” Rutte told the public NOS

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 while the president was there. After scaling a perimeter fence

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 Airport in Tokyo by Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan, Saudi

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 never spoke. Attorney Preet Bharara reported the call to the

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 proposed designation for Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco aimed to make

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 Ankara’s political campaigning among Turkish immigrants escalated. President Tayyip Erdogan

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 rules have yet to be submitted for public consultation, with

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 killed 74 people. “On Saturday… a twin attack was carried

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 into more districts. Federal police and Rapid Response units said

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 ISIS. This military support will aid Syria’s Democratic Forces, which

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 no reports of injuries or fatalities reported. According to Assistant

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