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 16, 2017

Russia in Libya: Wasn’t that expected?

Mashari Althaydi

By : Mashari Althaydi The Russian Defense Ministry’s Tuesday statement denying media reports that special Russian forces were deployed in Libya is nothing new. Reuters published an

Gulf investors flock to Trump’s America

Frank Kane

By : Frank Kane The story of President Donald Trump’s two-month-old administration can be summed up in two words: Not yet. Has some damning piece of evidence

Why India should scrap parliamentary democracy

Shashi Tharoor

By : Shashi Tharoor India’s parliamentary system, inherited from the British, is rife with ineffiencies. By the logic of Westminster, you elect a legislature to form the

The US withdrawal brings back Russia to Afghanistan

Huda al Husseini

By : Huda al Husseini The reason behind Russia’s return to the Afghan scene through its openness to Taliban is because it believes that the Western military

The significance of the Trump-Mohammed bin Salman meeting

Faisal J. Abbas

By : Faisal J. Abbas “Patience is a virtue,” according to an ancient piece of wisdom. There is no doubt that for the eight long years of

After EU headscarf ruling, UK says govt should not tell women what to wear

It is not right for government to tell women what to wear, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday, after the European Union’s top court ruled

EU ‘will not be intimidated by threats’ on Brexit: Tusk

Donald Tusk

The EU will not bow to British “threats” that it is prepared to walk away from Brexit talks without a deal, the bloc’s president, Donald Tusk, said

Consensus on strong US-Saudi strategic relationship

US President Donald J. Trump and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at their meeting at the White House on Tuesday, reaffirmed their support for a

UK solider wins appeal of Taliban war crime conviction

A London court on Wednesday reduced the conviction of a British soldier found guilty of killing an injured Taliban fighter to manslaughter from murder, in a high-profile

King Salman visits China, his fifth Asian destination

King Salman

King Salman arrived to China on Wednesday, his fifth destination in the historic trip to Asia. The Saudi King concluded his visit to Japan by attending the

Iraqi forces seize Iron Bridge in battle for Mosul

Iraqi government forces battling ISIS militants in Mosul on Wednesday took control of the Iron Bridge linking the eastern sector with the ISIS-held Old City, federal police

Brazil reaffirms support to Hadi-led govt in Yemen

Brazil, the largest economy in Latin America and currently negotiating key bilateral agreements with the Kingdom, has reaffirmed its support for the legitimate government of Yemen led

Suicide bomber strikes Damascus justice building, killing 30

At least 25 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack at a court house in Damascus on Wednesday, state media reported, the second bomb attack in

Turkey may cancel migrant readmission deal with EU, says foreign minister

Turkey may cancel a migrant readmission agreement with the European Union, and is also re-evaluating a $6 billion refugee deal with the bloc, foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

Next round of Syria peace talks in Astana scheduled in May

Delegations from Russia, Turkey and Iran issued a joint statement on the latest Syria talks in Astana and scheduled the next meeting in May, Kazakhstan’s Deputy Foreign

Saudi-China business talks to boost trade and investment — official

Abdullah Al-Mobty

The meeting of the Saudi-China Business Council in Beijing on Thursday is expected to help boost trade and investment between the Kingdom and China, an official has

Libya government forces overrun Tripoli militia HQ

Forces loyal to Libya’s UN-backed unity government overran the headquarters of a rival militia on Wednesday as artillery exchanges rocked the capital for a third day, a

UN envoy urges speedier Syria talks to avoid seventh year of war

Negotiations to end the war in Syria must speed up, UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura told Reuters on Wednesday, on the sixth anniversary of the start

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