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 17, 2017

Unpredictable Trump unsettles China as North Korea policy wobbles

Joanna Chiu

By : Joanna Chiu :: From Twitter threats to Tomahawk missiles, US President Donald Trump’s unorthodox and seemingly impulsive approach to foreign policy has unsettled China, piling

Contours of a Russian-American ‘deal’ on Syria

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham :: The bargaining for a potential Russian-American deal on Syria has started. It is without a putative “grand bargain” that would take into

The road to Raqqa passes through Damascus

Baria Alamuddin

By : Baria Alamuddin :: Many Western observers have been seduced into the false narrative that we face two incompatible options in Syria: Either we combat the

US power is back

Dr. Amal Mudallali

By : Dr. Amal Mudallali :: Washington feels good about the week before 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency. It “reset” its entire foreign policy and reasserted

Arab Coalition’s priority in Yemen is to protect civilians: Asiri

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen considered sending in thousands of troops, but decided against this approach to minimize casualties, coalition spokesman General Ahmed Asiri told Al Arabiya

Fireworks in Istanbul as ‘Yes’ side seems to claim victory

With 97 percent of the ballots counted in Turkey’s historic referendum, those who back constitutional changes greatly expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s powers had a narrow lead

Pope decries ‘vile’ attack on Syrians in Easter address

On Christianity’s most joyful day, Pope Francis lamented the horrors generated by war and hatred, delivering an Easter Sunday message that also decried the “latest vile” attack

Turkish referendum: “Yes” on 57% with half the ballots counted

Voting has ended in Turkey’s historic referendum on whether to approve constitutional changes that would greatly expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The result of

Syrian army regains key town in north Hama province

The Syrian army regained the strategic town of Soran near the city of Hama in the central part of western Syria on Sunday with an assault backed

Saudi, Jordan forces carry out joint drill

Units from Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), on Saturday, arrived at the Saudi King Abdulaziz Naval Base (KANB), while a group of Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF)

PM says Britain uniting around Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday that Britain was beginning to unite behind Brexit, 10 months after the divisive referendum that saw the country narrowly vote to

Yemeni forces launch ‘Operation Naval Arrow’ to remove Houthi mines

Yemen’s legitimate forces launched an operation codenamed Naval Arrow on Sunday in an effort to remove naval mines which they say were planted by Houthi militias. The

Who was Mashal Khan, the student killed in Pakistan?

Mashal Khan

Who was Mashal Khan, the student who was killed by a large mob in Pakistan on Thursday over accusations of blasphemy? According to Pakistani media reports, Khan

191,000 narcotic pills seized at Saudi-Jordanian border

Border guards and customs officers thwarted the smuggling of about 191,000 pills in three operations, two at the Durra border crossing and one at Tarif. In the

Russian parliamentary official: Saudi Arabia key partner in combating terror

A top Russian parliamentary delegation arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday on a three-day visit, the Russian TASS news agency reported. Valentina Matviyenko, the chairperson of the

Iranian official admits Tehran bid to supply missiles to Houthis

Iranian cleric Mehdi Taeb, who also heads the Ammar Strategic Foundation, admitted that Tehran supplies the Houthis in Yemen with weapons. In a video which activists circulated

Jeddah governor launches King Abdullah Exhibition

Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed launched the second stop of the five-day convoy of the King Abdullah Exhibition 2018 “Values and Wisdom” tour at the Red

British FM Boris Johnson says Syria’s Assad is an ‘arch-terrorist’

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is an “arch-terrorist” and it is time Russia realised he is “literally and metaphorically toxic”, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Sunday. Johnson

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