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 21, 2017

Coexistence is the last chance to avoid the precipice

Eyad Abu Shakra

By : Eyad Abu Shakra :: Last week, Egypt’s Coptic Christians cancelled Easter celebrations in mourning for those who were killed in two separate terrorist explosions targeting

Trump has to undo Obama’s Mideast legacy

Ahmad al-Farraj

By : Ahmad al-Farraj :: Ever since Donald Trump became president, I have come to realize how bad the situation was during Barack Obama’s term. The latter

Why saying ‘I know a Christian’ only furthers extremist rhetoric

Mamdouh AlMuhaini

By : Mamdouh AlMuhaini :: The blasts that hit churches in Tanta and Alexandria earlier this month left a trail of death and destruction and led to

War on extremism initiated from Malaysia

Mashari Althaydi

By : Mashari Althaydi :: “Defeating the ideology of terrorism” is a phrase coined by Doctor Mohammed al-Issa, the secretary general of the Muslim World League and

Donald Trump says shooting in Paris looks like ‘terrorist attack’

President Donald Trump says Thursday’s fatal shooting in Paris “looks like another terrorist attack.” Paris police say a gunman has killed a police officer and wounded another

White House confirms Iran deal review

The White House has ordered a review of the Iran nuclear deal, his spokesman said on Wednesday. Asked at a news briefing if Trump had decided to

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad barred from Iran election by Guardian Council

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Former Iran leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been disqualified from running in the next presidential election, state media reported. Current Iranian President Hassan Rowhani was among the six

Gunman kills Paris policeman in Champs-Elysees district

At least one policeman killed, another wounded in shooting incident in Paris just days ahead of France’s presidential election. The person who fired on police on the

Technology firms urge US court to toss Trump travel ban

Scores of technology firms including Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft on Wednesday joined in a legal filing urging a judge to toss out President Donald Trump’s latest

Thousands protest in Tunisia to demand jobs

Thousands protested in northeastern Tunisia on Thursday to mark a general strike over unemployment and poverty, six years since a revolution ignited by similar grievances. Demonstrators gathered

17 Houthi militias killed, 20 wounded, in Coalition attacks near Taiz

As many as 17 members of Houthi militias were killed and 20 others were wounded following bombing targets launched by the Arab alliance jets over north Mukha

Possible Trump trip to Saudi Arabia next month being discussed

US President Donald Trump may add a visit to Saudi Arabia to a trip to Europe in May in what will be his first overseas journey since

Syria evacuations bring Damascus-area town under state control

The last rebel fighters have left the Syrian town of Zabadani near Damascus as part of a reciprocal evacuation deal for four besieged towns that had been

Salman-Mattis meeting affirms convergence on security issues

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul-Aziz, who is also the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, met in his office in Riyadh on

Egyptian security forces eliminate Sinai monastery shooter

Egyptian security forces killed a gunman suspected of shooting dead a policeman near St. Catherine’s monastery in the Sinai Peninsula, the interior ministry said on Wednesday. Three

Arab coalition aerial defense intercepts two ballistic missiles in Yemen’s Marib

The Arab coalition aerial defense system intercepted two ballistic missiles flying over Yemen’s Marib on Wednesday. The aerial defenses that protect and support the legitimacy in Yemen

Tillerson: Iran supports Houthis and threatens naval navigation in the Gulf

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a press conference in Washington on Wednesday that Iran continues to support the Houthi militia in Yemen and threatens

Mattis in Riyadh: There is disorder wherever Iran is present

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received the United States Secretary of Defense James Mattis at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh today, the Saudi Press Agency

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