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 12, 2017

The OIC must now lead the efforts to stop Rohingya persecution

Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

By : Azeem Ibrahim :: As the persecution of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar is getting worse by the day, we must now acknowledge that the United Nations is failing to enforce the principles of its own 1948 Genocide Convention.

Turkey corners Kurds along the border with Syria

Sinem Cengiz

By : Sinem Cengiz :: Developments are taking place along Turkey’s borders that will likely have significant implications. A few days after the replacement of army, navy and air force commanders, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated warnings of possible military

How can Saudis be better understood by America?

Hassan Al Mustafa

By : Hassan AlMustafa :: An interview with Saudi ambassador to the US, Prince Khalid bin Salman published in the Washington Post newspaper last week can be considered a good entry point for the future of Saudi-US relations at an

Bassel Safadi, the symbol of Syria’s injustice

Diana Moukalled

By : Diana Moukalled :: Bassel Safadi Khartabil, the Internet guru who opened up the online world to plight of the Syrian people, was abducted by the Assad regime in March 2012 and taken to Adra prison in Damascus. A

Venezuela defense chief calls Trump threat of intervention ‘crazy’

Vladimir Padrino

:: An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hit the Philippines’ northern island of Luzon on Friday and was felt in the capital Manila, shaking buildings and forcing the evacuation of offices and schools. There were no immediate reports of deaths or

Take cover, avoid bomb flash – Guam issues nuclear guidelines

:: Guam posted emergency guidelines on Friday to help residents prepare for any potential nuclear attack after a threat from North Korea to fire missiles in the vicinity of the US Pacific territory. Pyongyang’s state-run KCNA news agency said on

Kenyatta wins second term in Kenya election, rival claims massive cheating

:: Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the victor Friday of an election which rival Raila Odinga claims was massively rigged, sparking angry protests in isolated opposition strongholds. According to the election commission (IEBC) Kenyatta won the presidential race with

Payout for Muslim woman whose hijab was removed by US police

:: A California city has agreed to pay $85,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a Muslim woman whose hijab was forcibly removed by the police. The city of Long Beach has been sued “after police officers forcibly removed” African-American

Trump says mulling ‘military option’ on Venezuela

:: US President Donald Trump on Friday threatened military intervention in Venezuela, a surprise escalation in Washington’s response to Venezuela’s political crisis. Venezuela has appeared to slide toward a more volatile stage of unrest in recent days, with anti-government forces

Kuwait announces measures against North Korea

:: Kuwaiti authorities have begun taking measures against North Korea, including stopping direct flights to and from Pyongyang, state news agency KUNA cited an official source in Kuwait’s foreign ministry as saying on Thursday. The official source said the measures

ICAO refuses to politicize air navigation in Qatar crisis

:: The Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has issued its decisions regarding Qatar’s complaint about the four counterterrorism countries. The statement noted that the bureau of the Council had taken note of the contents of Qatar’s complaint

Dozens killed in Alexandria train collision

:: The death toll in Egypt’s Alexandria train crash incident rises to 41, officials at the scene confirmed to to Al Arabiya News Channel, with authorities saying they expect the number to rise as more bodies are pulled from the

Myanmar sends troops to Rakhine as tension rises

:: Myanmar has sent hundreds of soldiers to beef up security in northwestern Rakhine state after a recent spate of killings, military sources said on Friday, fueling fears of yet more violence and instability in the troubled region. Muslim-majority northern

Sudan invited to US-Egyptian military exercises

:: Sudan has received an invitation to US-Egyptian military training exercises in October, a first for the country in nearly three decades, its Defense Ministry said. The head of the Sudanese army, General Emad al-Din Adawi, announced the invitation for

6.2 earthquake hit Philippine island of Luzon, felt in Manila

:: An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hit the Philippines’ northern island of Luzon on Friday and was felt in the capital Manila, shaking buildings and forcing the evacuation of offices and schools. There were no immediate reports of deaths or

Four UAE soldiers dead after helicopter crashes in Yemen due to technical fault

:: The General Command of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s Armed Forces confirmed that four of its soldiers died on Friday after their helicopter was hit by a technical fault, causing an emergency landing and hitting the ground. “The Armed

US asks Iraq Kurds to postpone referendum — Kurdistan Presidency

:: The United States has asked Iraq’s Kurds to postpone a referendum on the independence of their autonomous Kurdish region, planned for Sept. 25, the Kurdish presidency said. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made the request on Friday, during

Mossad spies in close quarter to Supreme Leader : Iranian press

:: Iranian media has reported that the country’s intelligence services over the past few weeks have arrested a number of people tied closely to the supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) charging them with espionage

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