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 »

UAE Minister: Qatar must end politicization of Hajj after King Salman initiative

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Thursday that Qatar’s politicization of Hajj must come to an end following the initiative taken by More »

Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial More »

Who is Abdullah Al Thani, descendant of ruling family which built modern Qatar?

:: Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani is the second son of the late Emir Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani, the grandson of the Emir of Qatar, More »

 

Daily Archives: March 17, 2017

Compulsions surrounding Russia and Israel over Syria

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed All stakeholders in the region are trying to re-reposition themselves to prepare for the expected Russian plan, anticipating an agreement to end the war in Syria. This is indeed an important period in

Dealing with North Korea

Jonathan Power

By : Jonathan Power Rocket launches galore in North Korea. Colors and flames in the sky. It is all a bit like a peacock spreading his feathers. Murders abound. Is this a butcher’s shop? An uncle, a

Israeli democracy under assault by its own legislature

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg In history, some political systems collapse all at once, while others erode gradually and excruciatingly until they are unrecognizable. Israel, which prides itself on being a democracy, is increasingly falling into the second

Why do Western ‘leftists’ and ‘liberals’ love Iran’s government?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh Many wonder why so-called Western “leftists” and “liberals,” as well as mainstream liberal media outlets, shower praise on Tehran, particularly given its condemnation of the West, its state sponsorship of terrorism, its

President Trump suffers second defeat as revised travel ban on hold

A federal judge blocked President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban hours before it was to take effect, marking the second time courts have thwarted Trump’s efforts to freeze immigration by refugees and citizens of some predominantly Muslim

Several injured in shooting at French school

Eight people were injured after a shooting at a high school in the small southern French town of Grasse, the interior ministry said, and a 17-year old student carrying a rifle, handguns and grenades was arrested, police

At least 42 dead in Russian raids on Aleppo mosque

At least 42 people were killed and dozens more wounded on Thursday in air raids on a village mosque in northern Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. “The raids by unidentified warplanes targeted a

Austrade road show focuses on health, mining, dairy in Riyadh

Australia’s dynamic health, mining and dairy sectors were in focus during a road show held here Wednesday to help boost investments from Gulf and North African countries. “We want to cooperate with the Kingdom in bilateral trade

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince meets US Defense Secretary to discuss Iran, ISIS

Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with the United States’ Defense Secretary James Mattis at the Pentagon on Thursday to discuss ways to further enhance military cooperation between the two countries. In a meeting

700,000 documents highlight appalling tortures in Assad’s prisons

A new documentary film shed light on hundreds of thousands of documents and evidence that exposes widespread torture and murder of Syrian detainees by Bashar al Assad’s regime. Through a secret network, the Commission for International Justice

Palestinian leader Abbas: Trump brings hope for ‘peace’

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday he hopes recent meetings with US President Donald Trump’s team lead to “peace” between Israelis and Palestinians. Trump called the Palestinian president on March 10 for the first time since his

Istanbul: ‘Major’ terrorist attack thwarted

Turkish police reported that it had arrested two suspected ISIS loyalists on Thursday who were planning on committing a “major attack” similar to the Istanbul restaurant attack that happened early New Years’ day. Istanbul police raided a

Coalition intercepts ballistic missile launched by Houthis around Taiz

The Arab coalition reported that it had intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militias towards the Yemeni army outpost in Thabab province in Taiz. Army sources reported that the missile was launched from the Khaled camp

Saudi Arabia’s ‘look-east’ policy pays off

King Salman

Chinese foreign affairs analysts say that a series of agreements signed by Saudi Arabia and China is a “win-win” situation for both countries. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman oversaw the signing of deals worth potentially $65 billion on

Lebanese businessman wanted by US for financing Hezbollah detained in Morocco

A lawyer for a Lebanese businessman that the US says has provided millions of dollars to the Hezbollah group says his client has been arrested by Moroccan authorities. The lawyer for Kassim Tajeddine says he was arrested

Saudi deputy crown prince says Donald Trump is a ‘true friend of Muslims’

Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince has hailed United States President Donald Trump as a “true friend of Muslims” and says he does not believe Trump’s controversial immigration ban targets Islam specifically. A spokesperson from bin Salman’s delegation

STTIM 2017 to host a scientific program to discuss tourism development

Prince Sultan bin Salman

Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market (STTIM-2017), an event devoted to travel and tourism industry in the Kingdom, will feature a scientific program providing opportunities for stakeholders, businessmen and government officials to discuss ways develop the tourism

Turkey’s Erdogan accuses EU of launching anti-Islam ‘crusade’

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey’s president on Thursday accused the EU’s top court of starting a “crusade” against Islam after a ruling allowing European companies to ban employees from wearing religious or political symbols including the Islamic headscarf. “The European Union’s

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