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 »

UAE Minister: Qatar must end politicization of Hajj after King Salman initiative

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Thursday that Qatar’s politicization of Hajj must come to an end following the initiative taken by More »

Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial More »

Who is Abdullah Al Thani, descendant of ruling family which built modern Qatar?

:: Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani is the second son of the late Emir Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani, the grandson of the Emir of Qatar, More »


Daily Archives: April 11, 2017

Who benefits from murdering Egypt’s Copts?

Mashari Althaydi

By : Mashari Althaydi :: ISIS Qutbist – ie in reference to Sayyid Qutb – criminals targeted churches in Alexandria and Tanta on Palm Sunday. The blasts were carried out by suicide bombers, using explosive devices, killing

The changing scenario in Syria

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham :: The Khan Sheikhun chemical attack has prompted US President Donald Trump to declare positions that have eclipsed his administration’s contradictory and confusing statements on Syria and the fate of its President Bashar

US fed rate hikes: Gains and losses for Gulf countries

Dr. Mohamed A. Ramady

By : Dr. Mohamed A. Ramady :: It is not often that countries and businesses are forewarned with near certainty on where interest rates and hence borrowing costs are heading. This is precisely what is now happening

Did Iran just violate the Chemical Weapons Convention?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh :: Both Iran and Syria are signatories of the international treaty, the Chemical Weapons Convention. The use of chemical and biological weapons in war was banned after World War I through the

‘Blood brotherhood’ between Iran and Syria

Turki AlDakhil

By : Turki Aldakhil :: “We are blood brothers with Iran.” This is what the Baathist Syrian foreign minister said after decades of making statements on his nation’s legacy and on a one-Arab nation carrying a mortal

Arab conciliation or confrontation with Iran?

Yasar Yakis

By : Yasar Yakis :: An animosity has been present for a long time toward Iran in some Arab countries’ mind. It has sectarian connotations, but also strategic components. The degree of animosity varies from one Arab

Arab League’s challenges decades after its establishment

Mohammed Nosseir

By : Mohammed Nosseir :: Listening to some Arab leaders describe their countries’ internal challenges at the recent Arab Summit should help us understand why we have been living with the same difficulties for decades, unable to

Gorsuch sworn into Supreme Court, vows to serve Constitution

Neil Gorsuch

President Donald Trump praised new Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch during a White House swearing-in ceremony on Monday as a jurist who will rule “not on his personal preferences but based on a fair and objective reading

Iran’s long-exiled prince wants a revolution in age of Trump

Reza Pahlavi

Reza Pahlavi, Iran’s exiled crown prince, wants a revolution. Pahlavi, the son of the last shah to rule before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, has seen his profile rise in recent months following the election of US President

Wins for Yemen govt. as port reclaimed, Parliament set to move to Aden

Yemen’s legitimate government, in a move to accelerate its restoration of state institutions, will transfer its Parliament to the interim capital of Aden, as well as start reconstruction projects and operations at Al-Mokha Port. Mohammed Al-Shaddadi, deputy

Report: Suspected ISIS cell was planning attacks on US forces in Kuwait

Suspected ISIS militants arrested in Kuwait and the Philippines were planning to carry out bombings against US military forces in Kuwait, the Gulf country’s al-Rai newspaper reported on Monday. The suspects were also plotting a suicide attack

Thousands of UK police pay respects to officer killed in attack

Thousands of police officers across Britain marked a two-minute silence on Monday to coincide with the funeral of Constable Keith Palmer who was killed in last month’s attack outside parliament in London. Palmer was fatally stabbed by

Britain urges Putin to end support for ‘toxic’ Assad

Russia should end its support for “toxic” Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday ahead of a meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Italy. “It’s time for (Russian President) Vladimir Putin to

Families gather after Egypt church attack, state of emergency approved

Families of victims of Sunday’s bombing at Alexandria’s Coptic cathedral gathered at the Monastery of Saint Mina under heavy security on Monday as Egypt’s cabinet approved a three-month state of emergency ahead of a scheduled trip by

Trump to sell attack planes to Nigeria for Boko Haram fight

Donald Trump

The Trump administration will move forward with the sale of high-tech aircraft to Nigeria for its campaign against Boko Haram Islamic extremists despite concerns over abuses committed by the African nation’s security forces, according to US officials.

Six people killed, more than 100 injured during Kashmir protests

Six people were killed and more than 100 injured on Sunday when police clashed with protesters during a by-election in Srinagar in India’s disputed Kashmir region, officials said. Separatist factions in Kashmir had called for a boycott

Philippine president arrives in Riyadh

Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrived here Monday on a three-day visit to meet Saudi leaders for investment, trade and support for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Kingdom. Duterte and some 40 officials from various ministries were

Insurgents kill 13 Afghan forces in separate attacks

Insurgents have killed at least 13 Afghan security forces in separate attacks, officials said Sunday, as the country struggles to contain a long-running Taliban insurgency and combat a growing threat from a local ISIS affiliate. Munir Ahmad

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