Saudi King condoles with Spanish monarch over victims of Barcelona attack

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has sent a cable of condolences to the Spanish Monarch Felipe VI after the recent ramming Attack in Barcelona that left at More »

Emirati Islamist exposes Qatar’s plans to destabilize the UAE

:: A former member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s chapter in the United Arab Emirates has revealed both the moral and financial support Qatar has given the outlawed group that More »

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman receives Yemeni president in Morocco

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, Friday, at his residence in the Moroccan city of Tangier, state news agency SPA reported. The two leaders More »

King Salman receives Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani

:: Saudi King Salman received in his residence in the city of Tangier in the Kingdom of Morocco, on Thursday night, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim More »

Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said on Thursday a unit of the security forces committed “abuses” against civilians during the offensive to oust ISIS insurgents from the More »


Daily Archives: April 7, 2017

Time to end Assad’s WMD

Oubai Shahbandar

By : Oubai Shahbandar A new mass chemical weapons attack in Syria seems to have been launched against civilians on Tuesday morning, according to initial reports from medical workers and first-responders. In a scene eerily reminiscent of

Is it now Trump’s turn to bring misery to Syrians?

Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

By : Dr. Azeem Ibrahim I have written extensively (such as this article) about the fact that the Obama administration could and should have ended the civil war by intervening in Syria to enforce their own chemical

Storm clouds over Korea

Joschka Fischer

By : Joschka Fischer Decades after the end of the Korean War and the partition of Korea, the conflict on the Korean Peninsula remains one of the most dangerous and intractable problems of our time. And today

Trump’s regional priorities

Osama Al-Sharif

By : Osama Al-Sharif One day after Arab leaders, gathered in Jordan, recommitted themselves to the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative and to a comprehensive political deal between Israel and the Palestinians, while rejecting Israel’s unilateral actions in

The attack on Khan Sheikhun changes everything

Maria Dubovikova

By : Maria Dubovikova Syria, which had just seemed to have a real chance at stabilization and the start of a political process, is once again on the brink of catastrophe. The chemical attack on the town

Arab interior ministers meet in Tunis to discuss security

Arab interior ministers on Wednesday met for their 34th session in Tunis, Tunisia, under the patronage of President Beji Caid Essebsi. The Saudi delegation was led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, honorary president of the Council

Two suspected ISIS members arrested in Philippines

Philippine authorities said on Thursday they had foiled a possible terror attack after arresting a Kuwaiti man and his Syrian wife, both alleged members of ISIS. Police nabbed Husayn Al-Dhafiri and Rahaf Zina at an upscale district

Tillerson, Mexico foreign minister meet in Washington

Rex Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met in Washington on Wednesday with his Mexican counterpart for wide-ranging talks on regional and bilateral economic and security issues, the State Department said. The agenda for the top US diplomat’s

Responding to Idlib attack, Trump considering military action in Syria

Donald Trump

CNN quoted US sources reported that US President Donald Trump told members of Congress that he was thinking of military action against Syria. Earlier, the US has not excluded a military response to a poison gas attack

UN urges 72-hour ceasefire to allow aid to Syria’s eastern Ghouta

The UN called Thursday for an urgent ceasefire in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta region, near Damascus, to allow in desperately needed aid and avoid a repeat of the devastation seen in Aleppo. “We need a 72-hour pause for

Two Iraqi pilots killed when helicopter shot down over Mosul by ISIS

Two Iraqi army pilots were killed on Thursday when their helicopter was shot down over the city of Mosul by ISIS, according to a military statement. The helicopter was providing air support to Federal Police forces battling

Merkel, Trump talk over concerns over Afghanistan, Ukraine

Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel’s spokesman says the German chancellor has talked with US President Donald Trump, exchanging thoughts on the current situation in Afghanistan and in eastern Ukraine. Steffen Seibert said in a statement Thursday that the two leaders

Turkey says tests on Syria attack victims point to possible sarin exposure

Initial results of tests on victims of an attack which killed dozens of people in Syria’s Idlib province point to possible exposure to sarin gas, Turkey’s health ministry said on Thursday. It said 31 people hurt in

Somalia leader declares country a war zone, replaces chiefs

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed

Somalia’s new president on Thursday declared the country a war zone and replaced its military and intelligence chiefs while instructing the army to prepare a new offensive against Al-Shabab extremists. The shakeup is an attempt to improve

Loud explosion heard in residential building in Russia’s St. Petersburg

A loud explosion has been heard from a residential building in Russia’s St. Petersburg close to the site where explosives were found earlier, witnesses told local media. No one was hurt during the explosion, RIA news agency

Korea to cooperate on Vision 2030, bolster industrial ties with Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia and South Korea agreed to work closely on joint industrial projects including Vision 2030 that aims to make the Kingdom a pioneering global model of excellence. To strengthen the bilateral ties South Korean Minister of

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says no ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said ethnic cleansing was too strong a term to describe what was happening in the Muslim-majority Rakhine region, the BBC reported on Wednesday. “I don’t think there is ethnic cleaning going

China cancels Australian lawmakers’ trip as tensions deepen

China canceled a visit by Australian lawmakers to meet law enforcement officials in what some say is punishment for Australian interference in Chinese internal affairs in a period of deepening diplomatic tensions. Craig Kelly, chairman of the

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