Anies Baswedan sworn in as new Jakarta governor

:: Former Education Minister Anies Baswedan and businessman-turned-politician Sandiaga Uno were sworn in Monday as the new governor and deputy governor of Jakarta at a ceremony held by President Joko Widodo at More »

Saudi Crown Prince meets with the commander of the Pakistani Army

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Pakistani Army Commander Lieutenant General Javed Bajwa on Monday. The meeting reviewed the bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, especially in the More »

King Salman stresses kingdom’s support for united Iraq in phone call to Abadi

:: Saudi King Salman held a telephone call Monday evening with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Dr. Haider al-Abadi, in which he stressed the Kingdom’s support for the unity More »

Dialogue best way to promote peace, security: Saudi Shoura chief

:: Shoura Council President Abdullah Al-Asheikh said that the Kingdom, under the leadership of King Salman, believes in dialogue as an effective means to achieve security, peace and prosperity. Al-Asheikh delivered his More »

Commercial courts to boost investment in Saudi Arabia

:: Justice Minister Walid Al-Samaani has officially launched the commercial courts after they had started to operate on Muharram 1 of this year. Al-Samaani, who is also the Supreme Judicial Council chairman, More »

 

Daily Archives: April 20, 2017

Russia-Iran alliance is a contradiction in terms

Osama Al-Sharif

By : Osama Al-Sharif :: At the end of the day it all boils down to perceptions, impressions and risk-taking. US President Donald Trump has raised the ante in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, North Korea and even Somalia. His foes, as

Sanctions against Hezbollah

Diana Moukalled

By : Diana Moukalled :: In its responses to questions regarding its sources of funding, Hezbollah has always said it does not deal with Lebanese banks. Its Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah once said the money comes directly from Iran. These statements

American values and the global balance of power

Turki AlDakhil

By : Turki Aldakhil :: Ever since America’s intervention in World War II, there have been theories about its imperial role and the possibility of the transformation of its power into a tool that destroys hostile countries and different projects.

Ain al-Hilweh clashes: An eternal dilemma

Hassan Al Mustafa

By : Hussein Shobokshi :: Colonel Mounir al-Maqdah sat with some Palestinian faction leaders and armed men inside an old building in the center of Ain al-Hilweh, the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, to accept condolences for the death

Why Syria is one thing and Assad is another

Hussein Shobokshi

By : Hussein Shobokshi :: Why did the United States carry out airstrike against Syria? Firstly, the US did not strike Syria as proclaimed by the national media and the media that belongs to the terrorist group Hezbollah but it

Evacuation deal is Syria’s new moment of shame

Mashari Althaydi

By : Mashari Althaydi :: Saturday’s terrorist attack in Rashidin in Aleppo, which targeted residents who were being evacuated from the Syrian towns of Foua and Kefraya, shows the deep rift that exists in Syria today. Residents of Foua and

‘Master Bomb’ and Trump’s message to the world

Ghassan Charbel

By : Ghassan Charbel :: This is really a scary bomb, Weighing 10 tons, the power of its explosion is unprecedented if we exclude the nuclear element, which is enormously destructive. Designed to penetrate the fortifications, tunnels and basements. There

May goes for June

Chris Doyle

By : Chris Doyle :: “YOU’RE joking, another one!” A video of a British woman reacting to the news of a snap general election has summed up much of the national mood at the prospect of yet another round of

Tillerson accuses Iran of ‘alarming provocations’ as US reviews policy

Rex Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday accused Iran of ‘alarming ongoing provocations’ to destabilize countries in the Middle East as the Trump administration launched a review of its policy toward Tehran. Tillerson told reporters the review, which he

‘He does not like white people:’ Man goes on killing spree in California

Kori Ali Muhammad

A gunman who went by the nickname Black Jesus killed three white men in downtown Fresno, California, on Tuesday, and fired at another before he was taken into custody while shouting “Allahu Akhbar,” police said. The suspect, 39-year-old Kori Ali

Tourism is new investment avenue for citizens: SCTH

Prince Sultan bin Salman

Tourism has become a new source of investment for citizens, said Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), the Saudi Press Agency reported. Following the inaugural ceremony of “Abha, the capital of

Army declares loyalty to Maduro as Venezuela braces for giant rally

Venezuela’s Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez has declared the army’s loyalty to President Nicolas Maduro, who ordered troops into the streets ahead of a major protest by opponents trying to oust him. Venezuela is bracing for what Maduro’s opponents vow

France to provide proof on Syria govt chemical weapons use

French intelligence services will provide proof in the coming days that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces used chemical weapons in an attack on April 4, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Wednesday. “There is an investigation underway (by) the

Australia toughens foreign worker visas: Australian jobs for Australians

Malcolm Turnbull

Australia will abolish a temporary work visa popular with foreigners and replace it with a new program requiring better English-language and job skills, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Tuesday. Turnbull, struggling with poor voter approval ratings, rejected suggestions the

Turkey’s main opposition party could withdraw from parliament

Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party could consider withdrawing from parliament in protest at irregularities in Sunday’s referendum, the party’s spokeswoman was quoted by Hurriyet daily as saying. “We don’t recognize the referendum result,” Selin Sayek Boke said. “There should

Pence reassures Japan of US resolve on N. Korea, to work with China

US Vice President Mike Pence reassured Japan of American commitment to reining in North Korea’s nuclear and missile ambitions on Tuesday, after warning that US strikes in Syria and Afghanistan showed the strength of its resolve. Pence arrived in Tokyo

Chemical weapons watchdog says Sarin or similar used in Idlib attack

Sarin or a similar banned toxin was used in an attack in Syria’s Idlib province on April 4 that killed nearly 90 people, the head of the global chemical weapons watchdog was quoted as saying by its British delegation. The

Russia’s undeclared death toll in Syria creeps higher

The death toll among Russian forces in Syria during a period of intense fighting to retake the city of Palmyra now stands at 21, according to evidence gathered by Reuters, after information emerged about the deaths of three military contractors.

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