Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage chief highlights tourism’s role in maintaining peace

:: Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) President Prince Sultan bin Salman on Monday iterated that Saudi Arabia’s care for tourism and heritage represents its care for the global human More »

Fighting corruption is a must to achieve development goals, says Muslim World League chief

:: Referring to corruption as a “black hole” that hinders the development process of a nation, Dr. Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa called for confronting this menace in all ways possible. Al-Issa, More »

King Salman’s speech will serve as guideline for Shoura, says council member

:: Guidelines for addressing local and regional challenges with a special reference to domestic and foreign policies, will be spelled out by King Salman on Wednesday, and will set the tone for More »

Trump’s Jerusalem decision could help militants — UAE’s Sheikh Mohammed

:: US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital could provide a lifeline to militants after the setbacks they suffered this year, the de facto leader of the United More »

Saudi Crown Prince discusses bilateral, regional developments with Russian envoy

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Minister of Defense and Deputy Prime Minister welcomed Mikhail Bogdanov, the Russian presiden’ts Special Representative for the Middle East and African Countries and Deputy Foreign Minister, More »

 

Daily Archives: March 26, 2017

From the Golan, Iran is paving the way for a new war in Lebanon

Huda al Husseini

By : Huda al Husseini ‘Harkat al Nujaba’ or the ‘Movement of the Nobles’ is not temerarious enough to contend the Arabic language printed by the Iranians on placards carried by masked members to declare the formation of the Golan

A Saudi library in Beijing

Turki AlDakhil

By : Turki Aldakhil The title seems like a far-fetched dream or like a translated Chinese story; The oldest Arab proverbs highlight the importance of seeking knowledge, even if in faraway lands, such as China! A book fair in Riyadh

Donald Trump’s epic failure

Hisham Melhem

By : Hisham Melhem It was a “crushing defeat”, a “devastating loss” a “stunning reversal”, a “blow to the president’s brand”; and it all came crashing down on president Trump in the most brutal week of his young presidency. These

Populists of all the world unite (or rather not…)

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg Current politics are increasingly hijacked by populism of various denominations and persuasions. In his most famous speech, the Gettysburg Address, President Abraham Lincoln said: “Of the people, by the people, for the people.” To be sure,

Tens of thousands in London protest Britain’s EU departure

Tens of thousands protested Saturday under sunny skies in London against plans for Britain to withdraw from the European Union. The Unite for Europe march, which saw many people carrying bright blue EU flags, came just days before Britain is

Defeated Trump warns that Obamacare ‘will soon explode’

In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal “Obamacare” off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly – after seven years of nonstop railing against the health care

Saudi airport deal: Turkey’s TAV says local partnerships help business take off

The CEO of Turkey’s TAV Airports, which recently won a deal to expand and operate an airport in Saudi Arabia’s western port city of Yanbu, has said working with a local partner is key to boosting business. The Yanbu airport,

London attacker was cheerful and joking on eve of deadly rampage

Long before his short stints in jail turned into years behind bars, Khalid Masood was known as Adrian Elms, with a reputation for drinking and an unpredictable temper. At least twice he was convicted of violent crimes, well before he

Greek Revolution gave hope to people in Europe and Middle East

Evgenios Kalpyris

March 25 marks the 196th anniversary of the Greek Revolution. The successful revolution is hailed as giving Greeks their freedom back, as well as being the first European successful national independence war of the modern era against a foreign oppressor.

UN peacekeeping chief defends cost of missions

Herve Ladsous

UN peacekeeping missions, under threat from budget cuts if Washington’s promise to slash its UN spending goes ahead, are already costing as little as possible, a UN official said Friday. The comments come after US President Donald Trump this month

Expat remittances play key role in national growth

Mohammed Shahriar Alam

March 26 is our great Independence Day. This is the day of breaking the shackles of 24 years of subjugation — a day of reaching the enlightened world from the abyss of darkness. On this very day in 1971, the

UK push for trade with Turkey concerns lawmakers

Britain risks looking as though it has put defense and trade ties with Turkey ahead of human rights concerns as it pushes to secure a closer relationship with Ankara, a committee of lawmakers said on Saturday. The warning comes as

Asiri: UN needs to permanently surveil, not just visit, Hodeida port

Ahmad Asiri

The UN convoy to Yemen should permanently monitor, and not just visit, the port cities of Yemen to ensure humanitarian aid is appropriately reaching its target audience, Arab coalition spokesperson Ahmad Asiri told Al Arabiya. Asiri’s comments come after a

American University of Beirut settles US lawsuit over Hezbollah media training

A Lebanese university will pay $700,000 to settle a US lawsuit over allegations it provided “material support” to entities linked to Hezbollah, US officials said. The American University of Beirut confirmed in a statement Friday it was settling the lawsuit,

Saudi navy disarms Houthi-installed mines in the Red Sea

Saudi navy forces confirmed they have dismantled several naval mines deployed by Houthi militias in the Red Sea. Several of the naval mines were found near the southwestern port city of Mokha aimed at targeting international shipping boats. Forces allied

Saudi forces kill 17 Houthi militias attempting to breach border

Saudi forces killed at least 17 Houthi militias who attempted to breach the border with Yemen on Saturday. The militants tried to breach the border near Al Khubah village in the province of Jazan. While stationed in border villages on

Bangladesh: A vibrant economy with many opportunities for Saudi investors

When Bangladesh finally became independent on Dec. 16 1971, after declaration of independence on March 26, 1971 by the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman which led to a bloody War of Liberation of nine months, many doubted

Iraqi forces pause Mosul push over concern for civilian casualties

Iraqi government forces paused in their push to recapture western Mosul from ISIS militants on Saturday because of the high rate of civilian casualties, a security forces spokesman said. Residents escaping the besieged area have told of Iraqi and US-led

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