Trump backs away from demand for border wall money

President Donald Trump stepped back Monday from demanding a down payment for his border wall in must-past spending legislation, More »

Israel president accuses Le Pen of denying Holocaust responsibility

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Monday accused French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen of a new, dangerous form More »

Saudi king swears-in new Saudi government officials after reshuffle

Newly-appointed Saudi government officials were sworn-in before King Salman at Al-Yamamah palace in the capital Riyadh on Wednesday. The More »

Saudi deputy crown prince grants ground forces chief new military rank

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman granted army official Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Abdulaziz with the new More »

Trump at 100 days: ‘It’s a different kind of presidency’

For nearly 100 days’ President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions. He’s startled world More »


Daily Archives: April 4, 2017

Turkey-Russia relations put to test in Syria

Yasar Yakis

By : Yasar Yakis After the turbulence that Turkish-Russian relations went through due to Turkey downing a Russian jet fighter in November 2015, they may now face

Russia is no stranger to terrorism

Maria Dubovikova

By : Maria Dubovikova Russia knows all too well what it means to be targeted by terrorists. Terrorist groups have targeted Moscow on several occasions, and those

Iran and ‘opposite orientalism’

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh Orientalism, which emerged in the late 1970s in Western academia, is defined as the Western sense of superiority over the East. This

The end of poverty in China?

Hannah Ryder

By : Hannah Ryder One of the most cited statistics about China may well be the number of Chinese who have been lifted out of poverty over

Trump turns up the heat on global warming

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg After taking a short break from signing controversial executive orders, US President Donald Trump was at it again, instructing the Environmental Protection Agency

Trump welcomes Sisi in landmark visit, praises ‘fantastic job’ in Egypt

US President Donald Trump on Monday welcomed Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to the White House, the first such visit from an Egyptian president in almost a decade. “I

First videos reveal immediate aftermath of St. Petersburg blasts

At least 10 people have been killed and 50 others injured after a blasts rocked a metro station in St. Petersburg, Russia. Footage of the initial panic

Houthi leader proposes prisoner swap deal

Houthi leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi proposed a deal to swap prisoners with the legitimate government which – through its envoy – requested the United Nations pressure the

Saudi visit by British PM ‘to boost economic ties’

The visit to Saudi Arabia by the British prime minister is set to boost economic ties, and the UK is keen to participate in the Kingdom’s ambitious

Families in flood-hit Colombian city search for children as death toll rises

Jose Albeiro Vargas last saw his grandson the night a fierce rain came and unleashed havoc on this small city surrounded by rivers and mountains in southern

Riyadh governor lays foundation for 911 Unified Security Operations Center

Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar on Sunday laid the foundation for the headquarters of the 911 Unified Security Operations Center in Riyadh. The center will consolidate

Seven aid workers released in Yemen

Five staff members of the International Medical Corps and two contracted drivers were safely released Sunday, the aid organisation said, a day after announcing their detention by

Saudi Arabia provides $584.4 million relief assistance to Yemenis

The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid has provided relief assistance worth $584.4 million to aid Yemeni citizens, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Britain’s Theresa May begins Jordan, Saudi Arabia trip focused on security, trade

British Prime Minister Theresa May landed in Amman on Monday for a three-day trip to Jordan and Saudi Arabia focused on security and post-Brexit trade efforts. In

Houthi leader reveals mass exodus of militants near Lahij

A Houthi leader from to the northern province of Omran surrendered to Poplar Resistance and Yemen’s army forces in the Karash front north of Lahj province and

Doha meeting pledges more than $260 mln in Syrian aid

More than $260 million has been pledged in humanitarian aid for Syria following a meeting in Doha on Sunday involving the United Nations and 25 non-governmental organizations

Record 143,000 visitors in four days at heritage festival

More than 143,000 people visited the Jeddah Heritage Festival in Balad through late Saturday since starting March 29. The Saudi Tourism Information and Research Center MAS recorded

After his release: What future awaits Libya’s Saif al-Islam Gaddafi?

After more than five years in prison, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi resurfaced as a free man – his name back in the limelight, especially among supporters of his

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