Putin and Erdogan warn of rising tension after Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned against the repercussions of Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel asserting it would be the cause More »

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 »


Daily Archives: April 5, 2017

Yemen and two years of confronting Iran

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed The Houthis and former president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s takeover of the Yemeni capital Sanaa through the power of arms marked the end of the Yemenis’ peaceful uprising and the beginning of the war. I was certain

Iranian trap targeting the US in Mosul

Sawsan Al Shaer

By : Sawsan Al Shaer Iran has an operative presence on Iraqi and Syrian territories through Iranian fighters and military leaders who are in command of Shiite militias. Some of them are Arabs who joined the Popular Mobilization in Iraq,

Syria’s ‘rose in the desert’ is still a thorn

Diana Moukalled

By : Diana Moukalled Joan Juliet Buck, former editor of the French edition of Vogue, expressed in a recent interview with The Guardian her strong regrets over her infamous interview with Asma Assad, wife of the Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.

Condemnation of Israel as an apartheid state

Samar Fatany

By : Samar Fatany “Arab states would back Palestinian-Israeli peace talks to end the decades-old conflict if it guaranteed the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel,” according to the 28th Arab Summit communiqué read by Secretary General of the

Crackdown on WhatsApp is not the main message in terror fight

Chris Doyle

By : Chris Doyle One of the prickliest debates after the March 22 attack in Westminster, London, was over the encryption of messages. The British government was publicly seething that the security services were not able to access the last

Venezuela envoy walks out of meeting as OAS steps up pressure on Maduro

Samuel Moncada

Venezuela’s representative to the Organization of American States stormed out of a session of the 34-nation bloc on Monday, calling the meeting a “coup d’etat,” as regional pressure grew for President Nicolas Maduro to fully restore democratic rule. The meeting

Russia identifies metro bomb attacker as Kyrgyz-born Akbarzhon Jalilov

A Russian suicide bomber originally from mainly Muslim Kyrgyzstan detonated the explosives in a St Petersburg train carriage that killed 14 people and wounded 50, authorities said on Tuesday. The suspect had radical links, Russian media cited law enforcement officials

American teen pleads guilty to ISIS-inspired plot to kill pope

A New Jersey teen pleaded guilty Monday to a plot allegedly inspired by ISIS to kill Pope Francis during his 2015 visit to the United States. The US Justice Department said Santos Colon, 15 years old at the time, sought

Houthi leader speech creates differences among coup leaders in Sanaa

A lawsuit filed before the Attorney General against the speech delivered by Houthi leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi has said that there is growing anger against Houthi militias. The case, which has been filed by the leader of Yemeni General People’s Congress

Assad regime responsible for ‘awful’ Syria ‘chemical’ attack: EU’s Mogherini

EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said Tuesday the regime of Bashar al-Assad bears “primary responsibility” for a suspected chemical attack that killed at least 58 people in a rebel-held town in Idlib, Syria including 11 children under the age of

Saudi crown prince discusses enhancing bilateral ties with Britain’s PM

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz met with British Prime Minister Theresa May in Riyadh on Tuesday to discuss enhancing bilateral ties between the two countries. During the meeting, they discussed the joint cooperation to combat extremism

Saudi King Salman receives British Conservative Party delegation

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Tuesday received a delegation from the Middle East Group of British Conservative Party headed by Helen Whately at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. According to the Saudi Press Agency, during the meeting, they reviewed

British police charge 13 over London asylum seeker attack

British police said they had now charged 13 people on Tuesday over a brutal attack on a teenage asylum seeker in south London which detectives said he was lucky to survive. The 17-year-old Kurdish Iranian boy, named by media as

Official results confirm Serbia PM Vucic elected president

Aleksandar Vucic

A near-complete official vote count of Serbia’s presidential election has confirmed that prime minister Aleksandar Vucic has won by a landslide in the first round of voting. The State Election Commission said Monday after counting 91 percent of ballots that

UN says number of people displaced from Mosul exceeds 300,000

More than 300,000 people have fled Mosul since the start of the US-backed campaign to dislodge ISIS from the northern Iraqi city in October, the United Nations said on Tuesday. The United Nations’ International Organization for Migration estimates the number

Amman talks embodied strong ties between Jordan and Saudi Arabia: King Salman

King Salman

King Salman said his recent visit and talks with Jordan’s King Abdallah and signing agreements with Jordan have embodied strong brotherly ties between the two countries. Presiding over the Cabinet session at Yamamah Palace here Monday, King Salman also said

British PM Theresa May reposes faith in Saudi Vision 2030

British Prime Minister Theresa May has defended her country’s ties with Saudi Arabia, especially in light of the changes proposed as part of its Vision 2030 program. In an interview to the BBC, May said that during her upcoming visit

Dubai’s Expo2020 unveils Al Wasl designs

Dubai’s Expo2020 unveiled designs of its Al Wasl plaza, a major design element within the exposition, on Monday on its official twitter account. Dubai said in January, it will award this year 47-construction contracts worth $3 billion in preparation for

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