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 »

Saudi Crown Prince discusses bilateral, regional developments with Russian envoy

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Minister of Defense and Deputy Prime Minister welcomed Mikhail Bogdanov, the Russian presiden’ts Special Representative for the Middle East and African Countries and Deputy Foreign Minister, More »

 

Daily Archives: March 15, 2017

US-Israeli co-dependence not just about money

Ramzy Baroud

By : Ramzy Baroud “We must look back 25 years to realize how far Israel has fallen in world support,” wrote famed Jewish scholar and Harvard sociologist Nathan Glazer in 1976. In the 40 years since he wrote his piece,

Turkey-EU ties held hostage to domestic politics

Sinem Cengiz

By : Sinem Cengiz It was a tough weekend for Turkey and the EU. Tensions between them escalated after Dutch authorities barred a Turkish minister, who wanted to meet with Turks living in the Netherlands, from entering the Turkish Consulate

Turkey suspends high-level diplomatic ties with Netherlands

Turkey said on Monday it would suspend high-level diplomatic relations with the Netherlands after Dutch authorities prevented Turkish ministers from speaking at rallies of expatriate Turks, deepening the row between the two NATO allies. Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus, the

Iran sends destroyer and warship to the Gulf of Aden

In a provocative move, Iran announced sending the “45 Group” of the Iranian Naval Force, which consists of a ship and a destroyer to the Gulf of Aden and Bab al-Mandab. The tension caused by the continued friction between the

EU unveils Syria reconstruction plan

The EU unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to support the reconstruction of war-torn Syria, calling it a “dividend” to encourage warring parties to reach a peace deal. Ahead of an April 5 Syria conference in Brussels, European Union foreign affairs

UN Yemen envoy: Warring parties refuse to talk as violence escalates

Yemen’s warring parties are refusing to discuss UN-brokered peace efforts, the United Nations’ envoy for the country said on Tuesday, amid an escalation in violence that he said was having a “dramatic” impact on the civilian population. Already desperately poor

Mosul: Iraqi forces arrest ISIS’s ‘Industry Minister’

Iraqi forces arrested ISIS’s “Industry Minister” and his assistant on Tuesday, Al Arabiya’s correspondent reported. Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Rashid Aar Allah also announced that Iraqi forces liberated the village of Sheikh Mohammed East of Badush and raised the Iraqi flag

Emperor of Japan receives Saudi Arabia’s King Salman

Japan’s Emperor Akihito on Tuesday received at his palace in Tokyo King Salman bin Abdulaziz and awarded the king a medal. A statement from the Saudi Press Agency said: “The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques expressed pleasure for visiting

Turkey’s Erdogan says apology from Netherlands not enough, attacks Merkel

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday a diplomatic row with the Netherlands could not be dismissed with an apology and warned of further possible measures, after Ankara suspended high-level diplomatic ties with the Dutch. Incensed by Dutch and German

Saudi deputy crown prince meets with Trump

Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud met with US President Donald Trump on Tuesday in Washington DC to discuss the strengthening of bilateral relations between the two countries and regional issues of mutual interest.

Cabinet praises king’s efforts to develop ties with friendly countries

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif thanked King Salman for his efforts to develop Saudi relations with friendly countries. Briefing a Cabinet session Monday at Yamamah Palace in Riyadh under his chairmanship, the crown prince also expressed optimism over the outcome

Over 80,000 Iraqis displaced in west Mosul fighting

More than 80,000 people have fled west Mosul since the battle to retake the area began last month, the International Organization for Migration said on Tuesday. Iraqi forces launched a major push to retake west Mosul — the most populated

Israel closes Palestinian map bureau, arrests head

Israeli police closed on Tuesday a Palestinian research center in Jerusalem and arrested its director, a prominent cartographer, accusing him of working for the Palestinian security services. The office of cartography in occupied east Jerusalem was shut down for six

New round of Syria peace talks opens in Astana without rebels

A third round of Russian-backed talks on the Syrian war opened in the Kazakh capital Astana on Tuesday without armed rebel groups, leaving little hope for a breakthrough in ending the six-year conflict. The talks, sponsored by regime allies Russia

Three Gulf mosques win architecture award

Three mosques from the Arabian Gulf have won awards for their architecture. Msheireb mosque in Qatar, the Sheikha Salama Mosque in the UAE city of Al-Ain, and the Arcapita Mosque in Bahrain were all recognized by the Abdullatif Al-Fozan Award

Israeli patient burns nurse alive at clinic

An elderly man burnt a nurse alive at a clinic in central Israel on Tuesday after apparently being dissatisfied by the treatment he had received, police said. The suspect, in his late 70s, fled the scene in his car after

EU court says employers may bar staff from wearing headscarves

Employers may bar staff from wearing visible religious symbols, the European Union’s top court ruled on Tuesday in its first decision on the issue of women wearing Islamic headscarves at work. On the eve of a Dutch election in which

38,000 Yemeni casualties since Houthi takeover, report finds

Yemen’s ministry of human rights has said that nearly 38,000 Yemeni civilians have been killed and injured at the hands of Houthi militias and those allied to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh since the war began in 2014. These numbers

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