Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal will announce the winners of the 2019 moderation award at a press conference at King Abdul Aziz University on Wednesday. The award, in its third year, More »

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

:: The Cabinet on Tuesday strongly condemned the attacks on two Saudi Aramco facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais and reaffirmed the Kingdom’s ability to effectively deal with such attacks and their impact. More »

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

:: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday that the Aramco attacks are a dangerous escalation. Justifying the terrorist attacks on the two oil facilities as a More »


Daily Archives: September 12, 2017

Saudi-Russian relations and regional challenges

Maria Dubovikova

By : Maria Dubovikova :: Relations between Russia and Saudi Arabia are trapped in a challenge that can hardly be overcome in the short term. A close ally of the US for many years, Saudi Arabia is at the forefront

Iran’s opposition shows how to run an election

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh :: Proponents of the Iranian government argue that there exist no better alternatives to the political establishment of the ruling clerics. The reality is, though, that there are indeed alternative establishments — ones that are

Big oil, failed democracy and the world’s shame in Myanmar

Ramzy Baroud

By : Ramzy Baroud :: Aung San Suu Kyi, the “great humanitarian,” seems to have run out of integrity as the UN finally confirms that what is happening to the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar is ethnic cleansing. Suu Kyi has

Why everyone is tired and bored with Qatar’s games

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman Al-Rashed :: After the Kuwaiti emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah visited Washington and met President Donald Trump last week, the Qatari crisis went back to square one. Trump accepted Sheikh Sabah’s invitation to take part in

London seeks “deep security partnership” with EU after Brexit

:: Britain wants to have closer defense cooperation with the European Union after Brexit than other countries outside the union, according to a document that sets out a vision of “a deep security partnership” aimed at nudging talks forward. Britain

UN Security Council votes to step up sanctions on North Korea

:: The United Nations Security Council unanimously stepped up sanctions against North Korea on Monday over the country’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sept. 3, imposing a ban on the country’s textile exports and capping imports of crude

Floridians return to shattered homes as Irma crosses into Georgia

:: Shocked Florida residents returned to their shattered homes on Monday as the weakened Hurricane Irma pushed inland, flooding cities in the northeastern part of the state and leaving millions without power. Downgraded to a tropical storm early on Monday,

Foreign Red Cross worker killed by patient in Afghanistan: ICRC

:: A foreign woman working for the International Committee of the Red Cross has been shot and killed by a patient at an orthopedic clinic in northern Afghanistan, provincial official said Monday. It was not immediately clear if Monday’s attack

Qatar ‘misleading’ world over diplomatic row, says UAE’s ambassador to UN

Obaid Al-Zaabi

:: Qatar is “misleading” the world over the political row with some of its Arab neighbors, according to the UAE’s permanent representative to the UN. Ambassador Obaid Al-Zaabi issued a joint statement on behalf of the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain

Tunisian leader Chahed asks citizens to make ‘shared sacrifices’

:: Tunisia’s prime minister has called on citizens to “join hands” to defeat both terrorism and the economic obstacles threatening the North African country’s budding democracy. Youssef Chahed announced before lawmakers on Monday a battery of ambitious reforms aimed at

‘I fear for my life’: Qatari opposition spokesperson on living in exile

Khalid Al-Hail

:: A prominent Qatari opposition figure living in exile in London says he fears for his life, amid worries over his “bad history” with Doha and possible reprisals by Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers active in the UK. Khalid Al-Hail, spokesman for

Lebanon to complain to UN over Israel violating airspace

:: Lebanon will file a complaint to the United Nations against Israel for violating the country’s airspace and causing damage by breaking the sound barrier in the south of the country, its foreign minister said on Monday. Israeli jets flew

OIC countries pledge to achieve progress in science, technology

:: Leaders and heads of delegations of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries have pledged to achieve progress in science and technology. At the conclusion of the 1st Islamic Summit on Science and Technology in Astana, Kazakhstan on

Iraq holding 1,400 foreign wives, children of suspected ISIS fighters

ISIS Womens

:: Iraqi authorities are holding 1,400 foreign wives and children of suspected ISIS fighters after government forces expelled the militant group from one of its last remaining strongholds in Iraq, security and aid officials said. Most came from Turkey. Many

Saudi Arabia, Japan hold talks to strengthen bilateral ties

:: Saudi Arabia and Japan held comprehensive talks in Jeddah on Monday on a range of issues including politics, trade, and ways to strengthen cooperation to implement the Saudi-Japanese Vision 2030. The talks between King Salman and Taro Kono, Japanese

Saudi Arabia uncovers foreign-linked cell who plotted against national security

:: An official source said that Saudi Arabia’s Presidency of the State Security were able to uncover and monitor the intelligence activities of a group of people who worked for external parties against the security of the Kingdom and its

Saudi Shoura Council calls to hire specialized women to issue fatwas

Abdullah Al-Asheikh

:: During its 49th ordinary session, the Shoura Council called on the General Presidency of Scholarly Research and Ifta to open independent sections for women. This ordinary session was held on Monday under the chairmanship of the president of the

Russia urges UN to ramp up aid to Syrians

:: Russia on Monday urged United Nations special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura to ramp up humanitarian aid, as Moscow said it would dispatch demining experts to the city of Deir Ezzor after regime gains. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu

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