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 14, 2017

Seven things I learned from my first visit to KSA

Frank Kane

By : Frank Kane :: It has taken 10 years — for reasons too complicated to explain here — but I finally made it to Saudi Arabia.

How to end Iran’s occupation of Syria?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh :: When it comes to the Syrian war, Iran is in the driver seat, not Syrian President Bashar Assad. For Tehran, Syria

Trump’s missile message to Assad: What next?

Amir Taheri

By : Amir Taheri :: What next? This was the question circulating in Western capitals hours after the US carried out a missile attack on Syria’s Shayrat

US-led coalition mistakenly kills 18 militia allies in Syria: Pentagon

A US-led air strike mistakenly killed 18 members of a Kurdish and Arab militia backed by Washington south of the Syrian city of Tabqa, the Pentagon said

United States’ first female Muslim judge found dead in Hudson River

A groundbreaking black jurist who became the first Muslim woman to serve as a US judge was found dead in New York’s Hudson River on Wednesday, police

Yemen’s Houthis appoint new Mufti educated in Iran

Houthi militias have appointed Beraas Shams al-Din Muhammad Sharaf al-Din as a new Mufti to be the leading authority in issuing fatwas in Sanaa, a decision reflects

US drops ‘mother of all bombs’ in Afghanistan: Pentagon

The United States dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, the largest non-nuclear bomb it has ever used in combat, in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday against a series of

Malala Yousafzai becomes youngest ever to get honorary Canadian citizenship

Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai returned to Canada on Wednesday to receive her honorary citizenship and address the country’s lawmakers after her first visit to Parliament in

US sanctions Iran military chief’s brother over prison abuses

The United States on Thursday added the brother of Iran’s most high-profile military chief Qassem Soleimani to its sanctions list, accusing him of overseeing torture and other

Security forces enter Lebanon’s Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian camp after clashes

Local security forces were deployed across Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp – Lebanon’s most densely populated – on Thursday, a commander said. The deployment ended a week

Sweden to fast-track tighter law on joining militant groups

Sweden’s center-left government wants to fast-track plans to make it a criminal offence to be a member of what it deems a terrorist organization, Justice Minister Morgan

US-led coalition mistakenly kills 18 militia allies in Syria: Pentagon

A US-led air strike mistakenly killed 18 members of a Kurdish and Arab militia backed by Washington south of the Syrian city of Tabqa, the Pentagon said

Egypt’s interior ministry identifies Tanta church suicide bomber

Egypt’s interior ministry has identified the suicide bomber in the church bombing in the Nile Delta city of Tanta as Mamdouh Amin Mohamed Baghdadi, a resident of

At least 97 migrants missing as boat sinks off Libya

At least 97 migrants were missing after their boat sank on Thursday off the Libyan coast, a navy spokesman said. Survivors said the missing include 15 women

Abbas seeks new steps to end Palestinian split

Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned that he will take “unprecedented steps” to end the political division between his West Bank-based autonomy government and the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.

Syria’s Assad: Idlib chemical attack ‘fabrication’

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said an alleged poison gas attack blamed on his government last week in Idlib province was “100 percent fabrication,” news agency AFP reported

Al-Qassabi insists on zero tolerance for fraud

Majed Al-Qassabi

Minister of Commerce and Investment Majed Al-Qassabi said Monday that zero tolerance will be shown toward commercial fraud in the Kingdom. He made his remarks at an

King Salman launches Saudi village for camels in Siahed region

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud attended today the closing ceremony of King Abdulaziz Festival for Camels held in Southern Siahed in Dahana Desert which is about

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