Barzani: Referendum first step for Kurds to express their will

:: Iraqi Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has held a press conference in Erbil and told reporters that the scheduled referendum on independence on Monday would go ahead as planned. “We ask More »

Bangladesh says reports about plot to kill PM are ‘baseless’

:: The office of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikha Hasina on Sunday denied as “completely baseless” some media reports of a plot by her bodyguards to kill her last month. However a senior More »

Trump: ‘Not much’ of a nuclear deal after Iran tests missile

:: Iran’s test launch of new medium-range missile calls into question a landmark nuclear deal with the United States and other world powers, President Donald Trump said Saturday, while also accusing the More »

North Korea says Trump insult ensures attack on US mainland

:: North Korea’s foreign minister told world leaders Saturday that US President Donald Trump’s insult calling leader Kim Jong Un “rocket man” makes “our rocket’s visit to the entire US mainland inevitable More »

Saudi FM: We demand Qatar abide by Riyadh agreement promises

:: Speaking at the United Nations 72nd General Assembly in New York, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister reiterated the Anti-Terror Quartet’s demands that Qatar abide by the Riyadh agreements it had made, including More »

 

Daily Archives: August 4, 2017

Stop the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi

By : Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi :: There is a verse of a poem written by the great Arab poet Abu Al-Tayyib Al-Mutanabbi more than a thousand years ago that states that some facts are undeniable. In the present day, this

What does Qatar’s UN complaint mean?

Mohammed Al-Hammadi

By : Mohammed Al-Hammadi :: Does Qatar know what it means to enter the world of international demands and resort to the UN Security Council and international courts? I do not think Qatari officials understand this well. They think it’s

North Korea and Iran’s presidential inauguration

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh :: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is about to inaugurate Hassan Rouhani for his second four-year term as president. The process generally occurs in two phases. First Khamenei will hand his decree to Rouhani in

People in Qatar should derive lessons from Bahrain

Sawsan Al Shaer

By : Sawsan Al Shaer :: The leaders of the Vilayat Al Faqih (Guardian of the jurist) group in Bahrain led their people to a historical loss that they both paid for. Meanwhile, Qatar’s leaders are leading their innocent people

Has the left in Israel found new hope?

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: For years, Israel’s political system has been moving to the right, leaving an air of inevitability about the demise of the left and particularly of the Labor Party. Election after election, Likud has gained enough

Al-Qaeda releases longest-held hostage in Mali after 6 years

:: Al-Qaeda’s North Africa branch has freed a South African man who was held hostage for six years in Mali and he is now home, South Africa’s government announced Thursday, denying it had paid any ransom. Stephen McGown, who was

Atomic program to contribute to Vision 2030: Energy minister

Khalid Al-Falih

:: The National Atomic Energy Program will be a strong pillar in achieving Vision 2030, said Khalid Al-Falih, energy minister and chairman of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE). The program aims to diversify energy sources and

Saudi Arabia denies Iranian claims regarding storming its embassy in Tehran

:: An official source in the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied claims made by the official spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry concerning completing investigations about the storming of the Saudi embassy in Tehran and its consulate general in

Haftar orders navy to confront ships entering Libyan waters

Khalifa Haftar

:: Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar has ordered forces under his command to bar foreign vessels from entering the country’s waters, a spokesman said Thursday, after Italy gave the go-ahead to a Libya naval mission to stem the growing tide

Fire breaks out at Dubai Torch tower again

:: A fire has ripped through a skyscraper in Dubai on Thursday, Dubai Media Ofice reported. Firefighting squads were deployed to The Torch tower, one of the world’s tallest residential buildings, to bring the fire under control. Videos being circulated

KSA donates $33.7m to WHO to combat cholera in Yemen

:: Saudi Arabia on Thursday donated $33.7 million to the World Health Organization (WHO) to help fight cholera in Yemen. The pledge was signed in Riyadh by Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian

Refugees reach Syria after truce with Hezbollah

:: Thousands of Syrian refugees and militants evacuated from northeastern Lebanon arrived on Thursday in central Syria in territory held by rebel and militant fighters, a monitoring said. They were bussed out of the restive border area between Lebanon and

UK hails Tunis ‘hard work’ on security after terror attacks

:: Britain has applauded Tunisia’s “patient hard work” to boost security following the 2015 jihadist attacks that killed dozens of tourists, including 30 Britons at a beach resort. “We know that these days there can never be a situation when

Saudi forces counter Houthi attack on its border with Yemen

:: The Saudi forces on Thursday evening foiled a major offensive by the Houthi militias and the ousted Saleh’s militia against military checkpoints on the Saudi-Yemeni border in Jazan region. Military sources confirmed that the Saudi forces managed to thwart

Information ministers from Anti-Terror Quartet countries discuss Qatar crisis

:: The information ministers of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt met here on Thursday to discuss the Qatar crisis, which has raised tensions in the region. The ministers of the Anti-Terror Quartet (ATQ) countries discussed the importance of

Russia: Truce in Syria’s Homs province after safe zone agreed

:: Syrian regime forces and “moderate” rebels will cease fire in northern parts of Homs province on Thursday after Russia struck a deal with the opposition on implementing a safe zone, Moscow said. “From 1200 local time (0900 GMT), units

‘Interim’ Pakistan PM may stay put amid doubts over Sharif’s brother

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

:: Interim Pakistani leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi took control of prime ministerial duties on Thursday after a guard of honor amid growing uncertainty that the brother of ousted leader Nawaz Sharif will eventually take over the job as planned. Sharif,

Qatar to offer permanent residency to some foreigners

:: The Qatari Cabinet adopted a bill to grant a “permanent residence card” to some foreigners In an attempt to ease the concerns of many residents and encourage them to stay and not leave, particularly those in the basic professions

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