Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

:: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday thanked foreign leaders, officials, envoys and citizens for their condolences on the death of Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, brother of King Salman. Chaired by the More »

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »


Daily Archives: September 16, 2017

Qatar’s tactical Turkey policy

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh :: Qatar’s deepening ties with Turkey could have significant consequences for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the US and US-Gulf relations. Doha is trying to drive a wedge between Turkey on the one hand, and

The Gulf’s stance on the Kurdish referendum

Sinem Cengiz

By : Sinem Cengiz :: The 2003 Iraq war and its aftermath were a milestone in the politics of the country and the region. The fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime in Baghdad, and the subsequent rise of a Shiite-dominated government,

Myanmar should stop the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya

Marghoob Saleem Butt

By : Marghoob Saleem Butt :: Amid a genocidal campaign against Rohingya Muslims, officials in Myanmar have the gall to claim that the Rohingya are burning their own villages, attacking security forces and committing extremist acts. These claims are vehemently

Why Iran’s plan in Syria will fail

Amir Taheri

By : Amir Taheri :: For the past week or so, Iranian official media and social networks have been abuzz with anecdotes woven around a football match in Tehran between Iran and Syria, and the light it might shed on

UN chief to urge world leaders to prevent sexual abuse

:: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has invited world leaders to a special event Monday on preventing sexual exploitation and abuse — an issue that has left a black mark on the UN’s far-flung peacekeeping operations and persists despite UN vows to

North Korea leader says he will complete nuclear program

Kim Jong Un

:: North Korea said Saturday leader Kim Jong Un vowed to complete his nuclear weapons program in the face of strengthening sanctions after he inspected a powerful new intermediate-range missile that was fired over Japan. The North’s official Korean Central

Muslim World League to hold conference for cultural communication in US

:: The Islamic World League will hold a conference on “Civilizational Communication between the United States of America and the Islamic World” on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 in New York City, USA. Representatives of Islamic institutions from all over the

US urges Iraq’s Kurdistan to call off independence referendum

:: The US put to one side its longstanding sympathy for its allies in Iraqi Kurdistan on Friday and sternly urged the region to call off its independence referendum. Earlier, Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers had voted to approve the September 25

Protesters pour into St. Louis streets after murder acquittal for ex-cop

:: Hundreds of protesters poured into St. Louis’ streets and some scuffles broke out as they voiced their anger after a Missouri judge on Friday ruled a white former St. Louis police officer was not guilty of murder in the

Turkey, Iran, Russia to deploy observers around Idlib

:: Russia, Iran and Turkey will post observers on the edge of a de-escalation zone in northern Syria’s Idlib region largely controlled by radical militants, the three nations said on Friday. The move is part of a broader plan under

Arab federation rejects Qatar’s claims about the effects of the boycott

:: The Arab Federation for Human Rights (AFHR) refuted allegations made by Qatar’s National Human Rights Commission about what it described as violations of Qatari rights and alleged violations of international law by regional countries. The Federation, which includes more

Muslim World League hosting conference in New York

:: Religious and intellectual extremism will be tackled in a conference being organized by the Muslim World League (MWL) in New York starting today. Representatives of Islamic institutions, as well as scientific, intellectual and political participants from around the world

Lebanon arrests 19 people suspected of belonging to ISIS

:: Lebanon’s army said on Friday it had arrested Islamist militants who were planning attacks in the country after foreign embassies warned their citizens to avoid public places. Army intelligence “carried out several raids arresting 19 people linked to a

UNWTO honors Prince Sultan for developing tourism, national heritage

Prince Sultan bin Salman

:: The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) at its 22nd session on Wednesday honored Prince Sultan bin Salman, the president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH). The prince was honored for his efforts in supporting and

Tunisia pardons thousands with corrupt pasts, amid protest

:: Tunisia’s Parliament has adopted a hotly disputed law giving amnesty to thousands of people linked to corruption under its former authoritarian regime. Hundreds of demonstrators protested outside the legislature saying they fear a return to Tunisia’s pre-Arab Spring past.

New satellite footage reveals ‘scorched earth’ campaign against Rohingya

:: Bangladeshi troops will deliver aid to desperate Rohingya refugees massed in Cox’s Bazar, authorities said on Friday, as fresh satellite images lent weight to allegations of a “scorched earth” campaign by Myanmar’s army to drive out the Muslim minority.

Sheikh Tamim: Qatar ready to sit at negotiating table

:: Qatar is ready to sit at the negotiating table to try to end the dispute with its neighbors, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said on Friday in Berlin. “We spoke about Qatar’s readiness to sit at the table to

Dubai property investors look to Expo 2020 as job losses detract from Cityscape buzz

:: The buzz that surrounded the three-day Cityscape Global property exhibition in Dubai this week belied a market still suffering from expat job losses and investor uncertainty. While property investors hope for an Expo 2020-related rebound, prices remain weak. Still,

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