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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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