Saudi Arabia’s FM Jubeir: Iran’s role in Lebanon, Syria and Yemen is a ‘major threat’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said Tuesday Iran was the biggest source of danger in the region because of its role in Lebanon, Yemen and Syria. “Iran supplied the Houthis More »

Sisi vows to protect Egypt’s water supply

:: President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed Monday to protect Egypt’s water supply while striving for peace with the Nile upstream countries of Sudan and Ethiopia, which is building a controversial dam. “Egypt More »

Palestinian Central Council calls for struggle against Israel “in all forms”

:: The Palestinian Central Council instructed the Executive Committee of the Palestinian Administration to suspend the recognition of the state of Israel on Monday. The Council furthermore announced its support for the More »

Sisi stresses Egypt’s ‘strategic relationship’ with Saudi Arabia

:: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday stressed the “strategic and discrete” nature of the Egyptian-Saudi relations. Sisi was speaking during a meeting in Cairo with Saudi Minister of Civil Service More »

Saudi King Salman orders new allowances to offset rising cost of living

:: Saudi King Salman issued a royal decree, on Friday, approving annual gratuity for Saudi civil and military personnel. Based on suggestions by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, the decree was approved More »

 

Daily Archives: March 25, 2017

After London, where do we go from here?

Mamdouh AlMuhaini

By : Mamdouh AlMuhaini The recent terrorist attack in London is an addition to the tragic list of violent acts that have claimed lives of innocent people who just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Hezbollah and the gullible Arabs

Mohammed Al Shaikh

By : Mohammed Al Shaikh The Russians would not save Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his regime without Israeli approval. It is widely known that Israel has normal, if not strong, relations with Russia. Tense relations are neither in Israel

Syria: Six years of an orphaned revolt

Eyad Abu Shakra

By : Eyad Abu Shakra Marine Le Pen, the French extreme right’s presidential candidate, clearly summed up how the West regards the Syrian Revolt, which erupted six years ago. In an interview with Al-Arabiya TV channel, she replied to a

The Middle East’s role in Turkey-EU relations

Sinem Cengiz

By : Sinem Cengiz Is Turkey part of Europe or the Middle East? This question has become something of a cliché, with the answer usually solely about geography and lacking a clear explanation. Geographically, Turkey stands in between the two

Trump team’s bid to reverse mistake of withdrawing from Iraq

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed US President Donald Trump reiterated his point of view regarding the crisis in Iraq. “We should not have entered Iraq, but since we entered, we should not have left”, he had already said during his election

The complications in Yemen

Maria Dubovikova

By : Maria Dubovikova The Yemeni conflict is frequently called a forgotten war, because in terms of media coverage it is always overshadowed by Syria and Iraq. But its tragedy is no less serious, and has no justification; this is

UK Parliament attacker’s birth name revealed as police arrest two more

British police said they had made two further significant arrests in the investigation into the attack on London’s parliament and gave the birth name of the man behind the assault as Adrian Russell Ajao. Britain’s top anti-terrorism officer, Mark Rowley,

Fillon accuses French president of involvement in plot against him

Francois Fillon

French presidential candidate Francois Fillon accused President Francois Hollande on Thursday of being involved in what he alleges is a government plot to spread damaging media leaks about his affairs to destroy his chances of being elected. The conservative Fillon,

Putin meets France’s Le Pen in Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin met Marine Le Pen during a visit to Moscow on Friday by the French far-right presidential candidate, Russian state television showed. “We by no means want to influence the current events but we reserve the right

Mosul: 500 civilians killed, calls to declare the city a disaster zone

Authority in the Iraqi city of Mosul demanded to open an investigation following the killing of hundreds of civilians in coalition strikes Thursday. The Mosul district council called for an immediate halt of airstrikes in the city’s west and to

Eight held in UK on suspicion of preparing ‘terrorist acts’

The eight people arrested following the attack outside the British parliament are being investigated “on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts,” police said Thursday. They also said that five people remained in critical condition and two more had life-threatening injuries

In Trump land, painful choices await if Obamacare goes

Maribeth Coote says she hates Obamacare, but it’s the only health coverage option she can afford in this remote, hardscrabble corner of southwestern Pennsylvania. The government should “just back off and let me figure it out, and get out of

MSF withdraws from hospital in Houthi-held region of Yemen

The international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have decided to withdraw from al-Thawra hospital in the Houthi-held governorate of Ibb due to the breach of their “no weapons policy.” Since the turmoil began in the country after the

Settlements undermine two-state solution: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she was concerned about Israel’s building in settlements in the occupied West Bank, which she said was undermining progress toward a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians. Israel is building in settlements

Iranian militias support Assad in Damascus battle

The official website of Harakat al Nujaba militia has published pictures showing the presence of its elements in the vicinity of Damascus, to support the head of the Syrian regime Bashar al Assad in his war against the Syrian opposition,

Link seen between Russia and Libyan commander Haftar — US general

Khalifa Haftar

The head of US forces in Africa told reporters on Friday there was an “undeniable” link between Russia and powerful Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, something likely to add to US concerns about Moscow’s deepening role in Libya. Earlier this month

Syrian SDF forces reach Tabqa dam; US, French forces reach Euphrates dam

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have reached the entrance to the Tabqa dam where they are clashing with ISIS, Jihan Sheikh Ahmed, the SDF’s spokeswoman for the campaign to drive the extremist group from Raqqa, said on Friday. The

2 million narcotic pills seized, smuggler arrested in Makkah

Anti-narcotic teams in Makkah arrested a resident who received nearly 2 million narcotic pills. Saudi Customs announced through its account on Twitter that the Anti-Narcotic Department arrested a resident of the city who received 1,880,555 narcotic pills previously discovered by

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