Saudi King condoles with Spanish monarch over victims of Barcelona attack

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has sent a cable of condolences to the Spanish Monarch Felipe VI after the recent ramming Attack in Barcelona that left at More »

Emirati Islamist exposes Qatar’s plans to destabilize the UAE

:: A former member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s chapter in the United Arab Emirates has revealed both the moral and financial support Qatar has given the outlawed group that More »

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman receives Yemeni president in Morocco

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, Friday, at his residence in the Moroccan city of Tangier, state news agency SPA reported. The two leaders More »

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 »


Daily Archives: April 19, 2017

Hopefully it is the beginning of the end for Assad

Eyad Abu Shakra

By : Eyad Abu Shakra :: Forget about fake “nationalist” condemnation and crocodile tears for a doubtful “sovereignty,” since Syria has become nothing but a mailbox where regional and international political messages are exchanged. Instead, look deeper

Has Marine Le Pen really exorcised her party of its demons?

Nabila Ramdani

By : Nabila Ramdani :: As the most bizarre presidential election in recent French history heads towards a conclusion, the alleged financial crimes of two of the favourites continue to dominate the campaign. Both François Fillon, of

US banks’ Trump card – rolling back banking regulations?

Dr. Mohamed A. Ramady

By : Dr. Mohamed A. Ramady :: The 2008-09 global financial crisis tsunami, triggered by excessive banking risk taking in derivative and leveraged financial services which bankrupted not only banks but countries, brought about wide ranging regulations

Trump’s threats of action against Syria to N. Korea need more than force

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed :: North Korea’s foreign minister longs for Barack Obama’s days, as he recently said that his successor Donald Trump seems to be evil judging by his tweets and statements. Irans Supreme Leader feels

Budget deficit worries recede for KSA and other Gulf countries

Frank Kane

By : Frank Kane :: Saudi Arabia has achieved the biggest improvement to its public finances in 25 years, according to the authoritative London-based think tank Capital Economics (CapEcon). The boost to the Kingdom’s economy has come

Why Turks can’t get enough of Erdogan

Mahir Zeynalov

By : Mahir Zeynalov :: Hardly is there any politician in modern times who is as good as Turkish president at winning polls. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, again, declared victory on Sunday in a referendum that significantly expanded

Erdogan strengthens secular, moderate Muslim governance

Ray Hanania

By : Ray Hanania :: In any other election, if someone were to receive more than 51 percent of the vote (a 2.5 percent margin) over a highly controversial issue, the mainstream news media would declare it

North Korea threatens ‘weekly’ tests as Pence arrives in Japan

North Korea has threatened to launch missile tests “every week,” keeping up its drumbeat as Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Japan with a renewed security commitment designed to soothe nerves over Pyongyang’s atomic weapons program. The

Politics hasn’t stopped the growth of Ivanka Inc.

Ivanka Trump

Since her father was elected president of the United States, global sales of Ivanka Trump merchandise have surged and her company has applied for at least nine new trademarks in the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Canada and the

British PM Theresa May announces snap general election

British Prime Minister Theresa May called for an early general election on June 8 in a surprise announcement on Tuesday as Britain prepares for delicate negotiations on leaving the European Union. “We need a general election and

Air Canada apologizes for bumping youth off oversold flight -father

Air Canada

Air Canada has apologized and offered compensation for bumping a 10-year-old off a flight, the boy’s father said on Monday, after the Canadian family’s story sparked headlines following a high-profile incident involving overbooking by US carrier United

Two held over attack plot days ahead of French vote

French police on Tuesday arrested two men suspected of preparing an “imminent” attack, sources close to the probe said just days ahead of the first round of France’s presidential vote. The suspects, aged 23 and 29, were

Mattis visits Saudi Arabia, promises to put an end to ‘Iranian’ Houthi rockets

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced on Tuesday that his country is pushing for UN-sponsored negotiations to put an end to the conflict in Yemen “as soon as possible.” Mattis was speaking to reporters on the

Suspect in Facebook video murder kills self in Pennsylvania

The man who police said posted a video of himself on Facebook killing an elderly man shot and killed himself after a “brief pursuit” by Pennsylvania State Police officers on Tuesday, police said. Steve Stephens was accused

Trapped Mosul civilians could face worst catastrophe of Iraq conflict, UN warns

The battle to dislodge ISIS from the Old City of Mosul, where hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians are trapped, could turn into the worst humanitarian catastrophe in the war against the militants, the United Nations warned

US-backed Syria forces set up post-ISIS Raqqa council

The US-backed Kurdish-Arab force leading the fight for the ISIS’s Syrian bastion Raqqa announced Tuesday the creation of a “civilian council” to administer the city after its capture. “The civilian council of Raqqa will be charged with

North Korea accuses US of creating situation for nuclear war

Kim Chang Min

North Korea’s deputy UN ambassador accused the United States on Monday of turning the Korean Peninsula into “the world’s biggest hotspot” and creating “a dangerous situation in which a thermonuclear war may break out at any moment.”

United vows better customer treatment after dragging incident

United Continental reported sharply lower first-quarter earnings Monday but they still bested analyst expectations, and the airline vowed to remake its customer service after its rough treatment of a passenger stoked global outrage. Net income for the

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