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 19, 2017

Reflections on a revolution betrayed

Hisham Melhem

By : Hisham Melhem Six years ago, the Syrian people decided after decades of oppression to cease being mere subjects and to seize a moment of combined enthusiasm and wrath to become full citizens, and to finally

On the attempt to assassinate Nabih al-Barahim

Turki AlDakhil

By : Turki Aldakhil Saudi engineer and former member of the Qatif municipal council, Nabih al-Barahim, was the target of an assassination attempt last week. People are still reacting to this attempt to assassinate Barahim who is

Mohammed bin Salman’s US visit ‘put a face and substance’ on the new Saudi Arabia

Joyce Karam

By : Joyce Karam Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s five-day-visit to Washington stood out this week. Experts say the meetings were distinct in substance and style from those held previously, laying the ground for structural

Paris Orly airport attacker identified as Ziyed Ben Belgacem

A man who was shot dead by French police after seizing a soldier’s gun at Paris Orly airport in France on Saturday has been identified as 39-year-old Ziyed Ben Belgacem. Along with his father and brother, a

US appeals to higher court over ruling against Trump’s revised travel ban

The US government took the legal battle over President Donald Trump’s travel ban to a higher court on Friday, saying it would appeal against a federal judge’s decision that struck down parts of the ban on the

Tension as Tillerson brings tough N.Korea stance to China

The United States’ top diplomat will press a tougher new line on North Korea in talks with a wary China on Saturday, in a tense atmosphere after President Donald Trump accused Beijing of failing to rein in

Flash floods take dramatic toll in Lima, northern Peru

El Nino-fueled flash floods and landslides hit parts of Lima, leaving some communities cut off from roads Saturday, as others fled rising rivers and millions fretted that they won’t have drinking water. Peru’s geographic extremes help fuel

Hillary Clinton says she’s ‘ready to come out of the woods’

Hillary Clinton said Friday she’s “ready to come out of the woods” and help Americans find common ground. Clinton’s gradual return to the public spotlight following her presidential election loss continued with a St. Patrick’s Day speech

Germany’s Merkel calls for standardized European rules on using data

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for Europe to set about standardizing rules on using data in Europe, ahead of a visit to the CeBIT technology fair in Hanover where digitalization is expected to be in

Media, extremism among topics address at informal Shoura meeting

The media should scrupulously quote Shoura Council members and be precise when conveying members’ statements to the public, Speaker of the Shoura Council Sheikh Abdullah Al Al-Sheikh said as members addressed several issues. “We have shortcomings in

Canadian government apologizes to citizens tortured in Syria

The Canadian government on Friday formally apologized in a statement to three of its citizens who were tortured in Syria, which Canadian officials allegedly played an indirect role in. The government said it had settled civil suits

Houthi missile shot down over Jazan

A Yemeni rebel missile was intercepted over the Kingdom late Friday, the Saudi-led Arab coalition said, as the death toll from a Houthi attack on a Yemeni army camp rose to 32. The coalition said the missile,

Arab coalition air raid kills 45 Houthi militias, among them a senior figure

At least 45 Houthi militias were killed after an Arab coalition air raid targeted their convoy in the near the town of Burj, west of Taiz. Among those killed was senior Houthi militia figure Amin al-Humaidan as

Saudi residents urged to take heed of premarital screening results

Dr. Zuhair Rahbeeni

Saudi Arabia residents have been urged to go for premarital screening tests and pay attention to the results and any recommendations made by doctors. Despite a law that makes it mandatory for couples to get screened for

King Salman ends Asia tour, returns to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, who was on an official tour in Asia, has left China to head back to his kingdom, the state news agency SPA reported on Friday. Saudi Arabia’s octogenarian monarch, who has overseen the

Yemen’s Hadi: Marib mosque attack is an act of terrorism

President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi

President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi described the ‘terrorist attack’ on a mosque in Yemen’s military base in Marib province as ‘ugly.’ Hadi pointed out that the killing methods pursued by Houthi militias cannot be tolerated, and that

Bahrain hails US declaration of Al-Ashtar members as terrorists

Bahrain has welcomed the decision by the US Department of State to designate individuals affiliated with Al-Ashtar Brigades as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT) under Executive Order 13224. “This stance reflects the position of the friendly United

Who are the al-Ashtar Brigades, latest US-designated ‘terrorist group’?

Iranian news agencies have remained silent ever since the United States government placed two affiliates of the Saraya al-Ashtar organization on its terrorist list. In a statement, Bahrain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs praised the US’ “positive and

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