Turkey tells Israeli envoy to return to Israel ‘for some time’ after Gaza deaths

:: The Turkish Foreign Ministry has told Israel’s consul general in Istanbul to return to Israel “for some time”, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday, after Israeli forces killed more than More »

Saudi Arabia condemns brutal Israeli aggression against unarmed Palestinians

:: Saudi Arabia’s government on Tuesday said it opposed the US decision to relocate its Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “The Kingdom rejects the American administration’s decision to transfer its More »

Lebanon’s Hariri make major change in his staff after election setback

:: Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has replaced his chief of staff after his Future Party lost more than a third of its seats in parliamentary elections a week ago. The Future More »

Saudi Arabia ‘to seek nuclear weapon’ if Iran resumes program

:: Iran’s actions amount to a “declaration of war,” the Saudi foreign minister warned on Wednesday, after two ballistic missiles were fired toward Riyadh by Tehran-backed Houthi militias. Adel Al-Jubeir, speaking to More »

Saudi FM says kingdom to resume efforts to address Iran’s hostile policies

:: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir reaffirmed the kingdom’s support of US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran and reinstate economic sanctions, and said that More »

 

Daily Archives: April 10, 2017

US strike more of a complicator than game-changer

Maria Dubovikova

By : Maria Dubovikova :: “Again, to our very foolish leader, do not attack Syria — if you do many very bad things will happen and from that fight the US gets nothing.” This tweet, written in all-caps, was from

The counter-propaganda against the US strike on Syria

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed Reactions from Tehran, Moscow and Damascus to the US strike on Syria were exactly as expected. They all issued statements condemning the strike against the Shayrat military air base. The US strike came in response to

What if Marine Le Pen wins in May?

Daphne Benoit

By : Daphne Benoit :: Two weeks before the French cast their first presidential ballots, the specter of victory for the far-right leader who promises to crack down on immigration sends shivers down many a spine. Pollsters say the anti-EU

When Trump decided to strike

Turki AlDakhil

By : Turki Aldakhil On August 21, 2013, the Assad regime used chemical weapons against civilians in Syria. Back then, President Barack Obama said this attack crossed the “red line.” He was about to carry out an attack against the

Saudi-Iraqi relations: A regional safety net

Hassan Al Mustafa

By : Hassan Al Mustafa The meeting between Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi during the Arab summit last month in Jordan was not a protocol meeting for the sake of peace or a photo

Rowhani’s re-election depends on Trump

Huda al Husseini

By : Huda al Husseini The official registration of candidates for the Iranian presidential elections will begin on April 11. This is followed by an important step taken by the Guardian Council’s authority vetting the candidates on the 26th of

Second suspect arrested over Stockholm truck attack

A second suspect was arrested Sunday in connection with the Stockholm truck attack that killed four people and injured 15, a district court said. “I can confirm that a second person has been arrested,” Stockholm district court judge Helga Hullman

KSA hotel capacity increases in 2017

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) said the number of hotels increased by 6 percent in 2017 to reach 2,036 compared to 1,908 in 2016. Furnished apartments were recorded at 6,940 and hospital entities amounted to 506,716

Oslo police detonate ‘bomb-like device’; suspect in custody

Norwegian police set off a controlled explosion of a “bomb-like device” in central Oslo early on Sunday and were holding a suspect in custody in an investigation led by security police. A Reuters reporter described a loud bang shortly after

Twelve hospitalized after trains collide in Moscow

Twelve people were hospitalized after a commuter train collided with a long-distance train in western Moscow, Russian authorities said Sunday. Russia’s minister of emergency situations, Vladimir Puchkov, told Russian news agencies that “12 people were hospitalized, including six in serious

Pope Francis decries Egypt church bombing

Pope Francis has decried a deadly attack on a Coptic church in Egypt during Palm Sunday celebrations, just weeks before his planned visit to Cairo. The pontiff expressed his “deep condolences to my brother, Pope Tawadros II, the Coptic church

Jeddah hosts first Rider Champion and Fun Festival

Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) with the cooperation of the General Authority for Entertainment and Saudi Federation of Cars and Motorcycles launched the first Rider Champion and Fun Festival for families on Thursday. The three-day Rider Champion and

Palm Sunday church bombing kills 22 in Egypt

A bomb blast at a church north of Cairo killed at least 22 people and wounded dozens who had gathered for Palm Sunday mass, officials said, in the latest apparent attack on Egypt’s Coptic Christians. Some 71 people were wounded

Egypt’s Sisi declares three-month state of emergency

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declared a three-month state of emergency in Egypt following twin church bombings that killed dozens of people in two cities on Sunday. Under the country’s constitution, Sisi will have to put the measure before parliament, which

Joint naval maneuvers between Oman and Iran begin

An Iranian Navy flotilla departed for Oman on Saturday to attend a joint “maritime rescue drill” in the South Sea and north of the Indian Ocean, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported. The agency quoted the commander of Iran’s

Daesh launches suicide attacks on US-backed Syrian fighters

Daesh militants launched two suicide attacks on US-backed Syrian opposition fighters near the border with Iraq, leaving at least 12 dead in the fighting and many wounded, opposition sources said on Sunday. They said eight Daesh militants and four of

Muslim Egyptians donate blood to deadly church blast victims

Egyptian men and women rushed to mosques in Tanta to donate blood for people injured in Sunday’s deadly blast, which struck the Coptic Christian Church earlier in the day. Mohammed Ahmad Hassan, a Tanta resident, said loudspeakers were used to

France issues decree to close Fessenheim nuclear plant by April 2020

France’s oldest nuclear power reactor will stop electricity production by April 2020, once a new generation EPR reactor under construction in Flamanville is operational, according to a decree issued in the country’s official gazette on Sunday. The closure of Fessenheim,

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