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 18, 2017

A new foundation for Saudi-US relations

Dr. Theodore Karasik

By : Dr. Theodore Karasik Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to meet with US President Donald Trump and his top advisors establishes a

Where are the stars of the Arab Spring?

Mashari Althaydi

By : Mashari Althaydi In his most recent piece for Kuwaiti Newspaper Ayyam, marking 6th anniversary of the so-called Arab Spring, writer and researcher Khalil Ali Haidar

A crisis of leadership

Zaid M. Belbagi

By : Zaid M. Belbagi The conflict in Syria “is the worst man-made disaster the world has seen since World War II,” said UN Commissioner for Human

Where has all the water gone?

Yasmin Siddiqi

By : Yasmin Siddiqi We live on a parched planet. Farmers till arid pastureland, and policymakers fret over empty reservoirs, dry rivers and thirsty cities. And that

A reminder of America’s greatness

Hassan Y. Yassin

By : Hassan Y. Yassin We love the US without any “buts.” When one loves, one is committed for the long term. Your country has always shown

Trump welcomes Merkel to White House for high stakes visit

It was all smiles as President Donald Trump welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House on Friday, their first personal encounter since he frequently criticized

US places Bahrainis backed by Iran on terrorist list, imposes sanctions

The US government has imposed sanctions on two men from Bahrain and has placed them on a terrorist list on Friday. The two, Ahmad Hassan Yousuf and

Syrian Kurdish YPG says Raqqa attack to start in early April

The head of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said a US-backed assault to drive ISIS from its de-facto capital Raqqa would begin at the start of April

Trump wants air traffic control operations privatized

US President Donald Trump is calling for privatizing the nation’s air traffic control operations in his budget proposal, a top priority of the airline industry. The proposal

Lebanon charges 18 with transferring $19 million to ISIS

A Lebanese military court on Friday charged 18 people, most of them Syrians, with transferring more than $19 million from Lebanon to the ISIS, a judicial source

UN chief wants report on ‘apartheid’ Israel taken off web

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has asked the UN regional commission that represents most Arab countries to remove from its website a report accusing Israel of practicing

Iran: Rafsanjani’s daughter imprisoned for criticizing the regime

Faezah Rafsanjani

The daughter of kbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Iran’s former president, has been jailed for six months for “propaganda against the regime,” local media sources said. According to Iranian

UN chief warns against abrupt US funding cuts to world body

Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned against an abrupt cut to US funding for the world body. “Abrupt funding cuts can force the adoption of ad hoc

Intensive meetings by Syrian opposition in Riyadh for Geneva talks

The supreme body of the Syrian Opposition is holding intensive meetings in Riyadh on Friday and Saturday, to discuss the agenda for the next round of the

Morocco’s king names PJD’s Othmani as new prime minister

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has named Saadeddine El Othmani of the Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) as the country’s new prime minister and asked him to

Iraq commander announces gains in Mosul old city

A commander said Friday that Iraqi forces have gained ground from jihadists inside the Old City of Mosul, an area that could see some of the toughest

King Salman launches library at Peking University

King Salman

King Salman today launched the King Abdulaziz Public Library at Peking University, which granted him an honorary doctorate. Upon arrival, the king was received by Chinese Education

At least 32 people killed in mosque attack in Yemen’s Marib

At least 32 civilians and military personnel were killed in an attack on a mosque during Friday prayers inside a military base in Yemen’s Marib province, local

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