In election victory speech, Erdogan says Turkey will advance in Syria

:: Turkey will continue to “liberate Syrian lands” so that refugees can return to Syria safely, President Tayyip Erdogan said in an election victory speech on Monday. Speaking to supporters from the More »

Iraq PM Abadi warns armed groups against stockpiling weapons

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned on Saturday he would not allow militias to stockpile arms, two weeks after a weapons depot belonging to an armed group exploded in Baghdad. At More »

UN’s Yemen envoy to present a peace plan to EU on Monday

:: The United Nations special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, is expected to present to EU foreign ministers next Monday a report on Yemen at a meeting in Luxemburg.. Official Sources confirmed More »

Turkey’s Erdogan, main rival stage final election rallies

:: President Tayyip Erdogan and his main challenger, Muharrem Ince, made a final push for support at rival rallies in Istanbul on Saturday, a day before presidential and parliamentary elections widely viewed More »

Lebanon’s Hariri signals new government near

:: Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri said on Friday he was very close to forming a new government and would hold more talks with the country’s main parties. Foreign donors have said More »


Daily Archives: August 17, 2017

Searching for a hero: An Egyptian dilemma

Mohammed Nosseir

By : Mohammed Nosseir :: “Late President (Gamal Abdel) Nasser put me behind bars for two years, yet my loyalty to him remained unabated throughout my prison term, and up to the present,” said a renowned Egyptian Nasserist intellectual. Throughout

US city refuses to honor American veterans killed by Israel

Ray Hanania

By : Ray Hanania :: If there is one thing Americans want the world to know, it is that they revere and admire their men and women who have served in the military, especially during this period of heightened threats

Qatar,‘damaged’ by ATQ sanctions, has the worst still to come

Frank Kane

By : Frank Kane :: June was a bad month for Qatar. It suffered a collapse in imports, soaring food inflation and tighter financial conditions in the first month of sanctions imposed by the Anti-Terror Quartet (ATQ) — Saudi Arabia,

Is the world’s resources not enough for everyone?

Harun Yahya

By : Harun Yahya :: Today, nearly 8 billion people live in the world. Each year, 4.5 billion tons of food is produced. Our world’s food production has enough capacity to easily feed humanity, even with an overproduction of 50%.

California, San Francisco sue over sanctuary restrictions

:: The state of California and city of San Francisco said Monday that they are suing the US Department of Justice over President Donald Trump’s sanctuary city restrictions on public safety grants. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra and City Attorney

Nigeria suicide bombers kill 28, wound 82

:: Three women suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to a camp for displaced people in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, killing 28 people and wounding 82, local sources said. The attack took place in the town of Mandarari,

King Salman allows Qatari pilgrims to enter Saudi Arabia without electronic permits

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz instructed to allow Qatari pilgrims to enter Saudi Arabia via the land border without electronic permits. This decree came upon the mediation of Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassem Al Thani. Saudi Crown

Manama: Qatar conspired to overthrow the regime in Bahrain

:: Bahrain reported on Wednesday a connection between a senior official in the Qatari leadership and a terrorist suspect. Manama confirmed that there was contact between Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr and terrorism suspect Ali Salman. Bahrain said Hamad bin

Saudi Crown Prince receives telephone call from Tillerson

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received today a telephone call from the United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. During the telephone conversation, they reviewed the bilateral relations as well as the latest developments in the region, according

US-led strikes kill 17 in Syria’s Raqqa: Monitor

:: US-led coalition air strikes on ISIS’s remaining territory in Syria’s Raqqa city killed 17 civilians on Wednesday, including children, a monitor said. The coalition is providing air support in the form of heavy air strikes for the Syrian Democratic

South Korea’s Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula

Moon Jae-In

:: There will be no war on the Korean peninsula, South Korean President Moon Jae-In said Thursday, despite high tensions over the North’s nuclear and missile programs. “All South Koreans have worked so hard together to rebuild the country from

Battle of Tal Afar: Snipers deployed, rest of the Iraqi forces getting ready

:: Iraqi police announced on Tuesday the deployment of snipers on the outskirts of the district of Tal Afar in preparation for the military operation against ISIS. The commander of the federal police, Raid Jawdat, said in a statement that

Saudi Air Force document flight to America in Typhoon aircraft

:: During a 17-hour flight, Saudi Air Force fighters documented their flight in the Typhoon aircraft from King Fahad Air Base in Taif to Nils Base in Nevada. The documentation depicts the Force’s participation in the joint green and red

Extremists kill 7 Iraqi security personnel

:: ISIS suicide bombers killed seven members of Iraq’s security forces in an attack on an Iraqi police and army base Wednesday in Baiji, north of Baghdad, the interior ministry and a local official said. “Five Daesh (ISIS) suicide bombers…

Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council to boost bilateral trade, cooperation: Commerce minister

Majid Al-Qassabi

:: Saudi Commerce and Investment Minister Majid Al-Qassabi said the Cabinet decision to establish the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council enhances the opportunities for trade exchange and joint cooperation to promote relations between the two countries. “It reflects the Kingdom’s desire and

Saudi Crown Prince meets members of Yemeni House of Representatives

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, met with members of the Yemeni parliament at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah. The members of Yemen’s House of Representatives affirmed their support of President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi to restore stability to the country

300 volunteers help Yemeni pilgrims at border crossing

:: Yemeni pilgrims traveling through the land border with Saudi Arabia have found for the first time this year a number of volunteer services to provide water, toilets, medical clinics and temporary accommodation to facilitate their pilgrimage. 300 young people

After Jordan, Lebanon repeals ‘marry the rapist’ law

:: Four Lebanese army members and five ISIS members were killed in clashes in the areas surrounding Ras Baalbek along the Lebanese-Syrian border early Wednesday. Sources reported that the Lebanese army began to advance by road from the surrounding areas,

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