Barzani: Referendum first step for Kurds to express their will

:: Iraqi Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has held a press conference in Erbil and told reporters that the scheduled referendum on independence on Monday would go ahead as planned. “We ask More »

Bangladesh says reports about plot to kill PM are ‘baseless’

:: The office of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikha Hasina on Sunday denied as “completely baseless” some media reports of a plot by her bodyguards to kill her last month. However a senior More »

Trump: ‘Not much’ of a nuclear deal after Iran tests missile

:: Iran’s test launch of new medium-range missile calls into question a landmark nuclear deal with the United States and other world powers, President Donald Trump said Saturday, while also accusing the More »

North Korea says Trump insult ensures attack on US mainland

:: North Korea’s foreign minister told world leaders Saturday that US President Donald Trump’s insult calling leader Kim Jong Un “rocket man” makes “our rocket’s visit to the entire US mainland inevitable More »

Saudi FM: We demand Qatar abide by Riyadh agreement promises

:: Speaking at the United Nations 72nd General Assembly in New York, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister reiterated the Anti-Terror Quartet’s demands that Qatar abide by the Riyadh agreements it had made, including More »

 

Daily Archives: March 28, 2017

Don’t be fooled by Khamenei’s Machiavellian speech

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh For nearly three decades, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has delivered speeches for Nowruz, the Iranian New Year. This year, Khamenei’s speech was slightly different. It highlighted several crucial issues and contained some Machiavellian

History of Saudi King Salman as a skilled diplomatic craftsman

Assaf bin Salem Abuthnain

By : Assaf bin Salem Abuthnain The late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat’s visit to Israel in 1977 astounded the Arab world and the whole globe, but to some key Arab states it came as no surprise. But what was most

War on Daesh: Poke the nest and the hornets disperse

Linda S. Heard

By : Linda S. Heard Daesh’s territorial gains are shrinking fast. The eastern side of Mosul has been liberated. It is only a matter of time before the western areas of Iraq’s second-largest city are cleansed of vicious barbarians whose

What to expect from the Arab Summit

Osama Al-Sharif

By : Osama Al-Sharif Arab leaders meeting at the Dead Sea on Wednesday are not expected to adopt momentous resolutions that could spell a departure from previous positions on key issues including Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Libya and the war on

The deep state comes to light

Harun Yahya

By : Harun Yahya US President Trump’s claims on social media that the former Obama administration had his office and phones wiretapped during his presidential campaign had Washington circles buzzing with the talk of a ‘deep state’. White House spokesman

Travelling without my laptop

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed Traveling by plane used to be a beautiful personal experience in the past as we used to welcome dear ones and bid them farewell at the airport gates. Those days are long gone as airports today

Trump administration mulls escalating military role in Yemen

Jim Mattis

US President Donald Trump could reverse two-year-long restrictions placed by his predecessor Barack Obama on military engagement in Yemen, reported the Washington Post. The White House and other agencies are reportedly completing a review on the conflict and considering “lifting

London attacker ‘interested in extremism’ but no evidence of ISIS link

Khalid Masood

British police said on Monday they had found no evidence that Khalid Masood, who killed four people in an attack on Britain’s parliament last week, had any association with ISIS or al-Qaeda, but he was clearly interested in militant extremism.

Outrage in Egypt after man rapes 20-month old baby girl

A 35-year old man has admitted that he kidnapped and raped a 20-month old baby girl by laying her down and opening her diaper, in a crime that has left many Egyptians in shock this week. The girl’s life was

On Muslims’ agenda: Fight US proposals to ban Sharia law

Muslims complain they’re frivolous bills meant to spread fears and sow suspicion of their religion in a nation divided. But supporters of state proposals to prevent Islamic code from being used in American courts argue they aren’t overtly anti-Muslim and

First warning signs appear for UK’s resilient economy

Britain’s economy has for months defied the cataclysmic predictions made by campaigners for staying in the EU ahead of last year’s referendum but its smooth run shows signs of hitting the skids. As Britain begins the delicate process of extracting

Hard-line Hindu priest a handful for Modi in heartland Indian state

Since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stunned the political establishment by promoting a hard-line Hindu priest to one of the country’s most powerful positions, Yogi Adityanath has sounded more statesman than rabble-rouser. Gone is the fiery anti-Muslim rhetoric and promotion

Arab Parliament speaker to stress unity

Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami

Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami, speaker of the Arab Parliament, will review at the 28th Arab Summit the challenges and serious threats to the security of the Arab world. His speech will cover the Israeli occupation of the Arab territories in

King Salman reaches Amman, to meet Jordan’s King Abdullah prior to Arab summit

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz arrived in the Jordanian capital of Amman on Monday and is scheduled to hold a summit meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan. The King was received by the King of Jordan at the

Development projects in Al-Leith, Adham valued at SR1.8 billion

Prince Khalid Al-Faisal

The value of accomplished and ongoing development projects in Al-Leith and Adham in western Saudi Arabia is estimated at more than SR1.8 billion ($480 million), an official has said. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, adviser to King Salman and Governor of Makkah

New Zealand and China plan to expand free-trade deal

New Zealand and China announced Monday they would open talks soon to expand a successful free-trade deal in place for nearly a decade. The announcement came during a visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English

Saudi Justice Ministry announces new initiatives to promote work

Walid Al-Samaani

The Ministry of Justice has announced initiatives to support the National Transformation Program 2020 to shorten litigation procedures, reduce flow of cases to the courts and boost the national economy. The initiatives also include achieving institutional excellence, according to the

Iraqi forces launch renewed attack on Mosul’s Old City

Iraqi forces launched a renewed attack against militants in Mosul’s Old City on Monday, a senior commander said. The United Nations has warned that 400,000 people are “trapped” in the central Mosul area under siege-like conditions, as Iraqi forces battle

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