Bahrain says dispute with Qatar is political, accuses it of military escalation

:: Bahrain’s foreign minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said on Monday that the dispute with Qatar is related More »

What did Iran’s president tell Qatar’s emir on Eid al-Fitr?

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday said his country wants to bolster ties with Qatar and rejected a More »

Turkey’s Erdogan backs Qatar’s response to list of Arab demands

:: Turkish President Tayyip Ergodan said on Sunday he backed Qatar’s response to a list of demands issued by More »

Terrorism scourge of this era, says King Salman

:: Terrorism is the “scourge of this era,” King Salman said on Saturday, adding that Saudi Arabia was making More »

Yemen launches investigation into human rights abuses in liberated areas

:: Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dajar issued a decision to form a joint committee to investigate allegations regarding More »


Daily Archives: April 12, 2017

Will Arabs alter Russian position on Syria?

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed :: During the era of the Soviet Union, Arab relations with Moscow were positive most of the time and this was due to

Muslims in Europe, identity questions and failure of discourse

Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran

By : Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran :: The European media, in all its versions, advertise some gatherings of Muslims residing in Europe, who want to evaluate the European

Before supporting Trump on Syria, what deal is he selling?

Chris Doyle

By : Chris Doyle :: Engaging the administration of US President Donald Trump as an ally, let alone an adversary, has proved challenging. Major question marks hang

Trump, Putin and Syria, the opportunity and the trap

Ghassan Charbel

By : Ghassan Charbel :: Russian President Vladimir Putin is a playmaker who plans surprises. It’s at the KGB that he learnt the virtue of hiding intentions.

Trumping up a peace deal between Israelis, Palestinians

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: Few outside the US welcomed Donald Trump’s election victory as much as Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank and their right-wing

Stockholm attack suspect admits to ‘terror crime’’

Hans Ihrman

Suspected Stockholm truck attacker Rakhmat Akilov, a 39-year-old Uzbek and jihadist sympathizer, admitted Tuesday to committing a “terrorist crime” by mowing down pedestrians on a busy street,

‘No doubt’ Syria responsible for deadly chemical attack: Mattis

The United States has “no doubt” that the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was responsible for last week’s chemical attack on a rebel-held town that left

Three explosions hit Borussia Dortmund team bus, one player injured

German soccer team Borussia Dortmund have confirmed there have been three explosions that hit the team bus, with defender Marc Bartra has been injured and sent to

Monitor says Syria drops barrel bombs despite US warning; Syria denies

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian government warplanes dropped barrel bombs on rebel-held areas of Hama province on Tuesday, a day after the United States

Huge fire hits France’s Grande-Synthe migrant camp

A huge fire tore through at least half of the Grande-Synthe migrant camp outside the northern French city of Dunkirk on Monday night, an AFP correspondent reported.

ISIS has lost most territory it held in Iraq

ISIS has lost most of the territory it has held in Iraq since 2014, an Iraqi military spokesman said on Tuesday. At the height of its power,

Countries vie for tourism opportunities at Riyadh Travel Fair

Majid A. Al-Hokair

The four-day Riyadh Travel Fair, which ended Monday, was the focus of business networking opportunities, seminars, ministerial discussions and recognition of 12 months of the tourism industry’s

School closures announced as sandstorms expected to continue till Thursday

All schools in the Makkah region will remain closed on Wednesday due to bad weather, according to the Saudi Press Agency. An unexpected sandstorm struck the Kingdom

G7 states reach no deal on UK call for further Syria, Russia sanctions

Foreign ministers from Group of Seven (G7) major industrialised nations reached no agreement on a British suggestion that sanctions be tightened against Syria and Russia, Italy’s foreign

Saudi Cabinet slams chemical attack in Syria, expresses support for US military strike

King Salman

The Saudi Cabinet on Monday condemned the use of the chemical attack on Khan Sheikhun in Syria, which resulted in many deaths including children and women, committed

Brother of Alexandria bombing suspect reveals new surprises

After information leaked that the suspect of the bombing of Alexandria, nicknamed Abu Al Bara Al Masri is in fact the suicidal Ashraf Jabber Abu Naama from

Saudi Council of Senior Scholars condemns Egypt church attack

The Saudi Council of Senior Scholars on Monday strongly condemned the two church bombings claimed by Daesh, saying the attacks represented a “criminal act considered forbidden by

Tillerson: Russia must choose between Assad and the US

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Russia must choose between aligning itself with the US and likeminded countries or embracing Syrian President Bashar Assad, Iran and

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