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 »

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

:: A Parliament member who is a senior pro-India politician in Indian-controlled Kashmir was arrested Monday under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without More »

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

:: The latest attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities resulted in the halt of an estimated 5.7 million barrels of crude oil supplies, or about 50 percent of Saudi Aramco’s production, Saudi More »

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

:: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met in Riyadh with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and conveyed to him the regards of King Salman and the Crown More »

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

:: On Sunday, Saudi Arabia announced that Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud would take on the role as Minister of Energy, replacing Khalid al-Falih. The appointment was announced by the More »


Daily Archives: September 19, 2017

Trump makes US economy great again — at least for now

Frank Kane

By : Frank Kane :: New Yorkers will probably not even notice the annual late summer lockdown of their city for the UN General Assembly, because most are too busy making money. The UN jamboree, which began last week but

Qatar’s problem is that it is ruled by two people

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman Al-Rashed :: From the course of action taken by the four countries to end the Qatari status quo, we can realize that their success is highly probable, no matter how much Doha’s government resists. This week’s political

Netanyahu’s devious campaign to sit at the world’s top table

Ramzy Baroud

By : Ramzy Baroud :: There is a great irony in Israel seeking a seat on the UN Security Council. Since its establishment amid the ruins of Palestinian cities and villages in 1948, Israel has had the most precarious relationship

As world leaders meet at UN, opinion hardens against Myanmar

:: International opinion hardened against Myanmar on Monday as the US, Britain and other powers renewed calls for an end to violence against Rohingya Muslims, whose plight is overshadowing the Southeast Asian nation’s historic transition to democracy. A year ago

More than 150 million children globally are victims of forced labor

:: More than 150 million children, or nearly one in 10 globally, are victims of forced labor and progress in reducing that number has slowed, a leading United Nations’ anti-slavery group said on Tuesday. Nearly half of children in forced

France floats idea of strengthening Tehran nuclear pact post-2025

:: France has raised the possibility of strengthening the provisions of the international accord on Iran’s nuclear program that expire in 2025 and defended the pact against the Trump administration’s misgivings, saying its collapse would risk a regional arms race.

Suu Kyi says Myanmar does not fear ‘international scrutiny’ over Rohingya crisis

Aung San Suu Kyi

:: Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday she “feels deeply” for the suffering of “all people” caught up in conflict scorching through Rakhine state, her first comments on a crisis that also mentioned Muslims displaced by violence. “We are concerned

Saudi FM says solution to Qatar crisis is in Doha’s hands

:: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir on Monday said the solution to the crisis Qatar is facing is in Doha’s hands. Speaking in New York after a meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the UN General

France: Acid attack on 4 US students not seen as terror act

:: Four American college students were attacked with acid Sunday at a train station in the French city of Marseille, but French authorities so far do not think extremist views motivated the 41-year-old woman who was arrested as the alleged

Arab quartet meet in New York to discuss new approach to Qatar crisis

:: The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates held a meeting in New York to discuss the Qatar crisis and a new mechanism to deal with it. This new approach was not detailed, however

Arab Federation for Human Rights calls on UN to intervene in Al-Murrah case

:: The United Nations is being called on to intervene in the unraveling issue of the al-Ghufran branch of Al-Murrah tribe in Qatar, many of whom were left displaced after Doha stripped them of their citizenship. Members of al-Ghufran branch

Syrian army sends more troops across Euphrates, close to US-backed forces

:: Syrian troops crossed to the eastern side of the Euphrates river in Deir al-Zor on Monday, state media and a monitoring group reported, increasing their presence in an area where US-backed forces have also advanced. A commander in a

Chibok mediator wins UN prize for educating victims of Nigeria’s Boko Haram

:: A Nigerian lawyer who helped to secure the release of dozens of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 was on Monday announced the winner of a U.N. prize for providing an education to children uprooted by

True development success can come about when human resources are used to the fullest, Saudi Shoura member Al-Helaissi says

Hoda Al-Helaissi

:: International experts on women’s rights from the Arab region and the West called on decision-makers from the Global South and the Global North to increase their efforts toward addressing barriers and challenges impeding the realization of women’s rights and

Iraq set to expel 500 wives of ISIS militants

:: Iraq moved 500 wives of ISIS group militants to a detention center in preparation to deport them after they were captured along with 800 children, a councillor said Monday. The women and children were detained in Iraq’s second city

Military drills show Erdogan’s stance before Kurdish independence vote

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

:: In a strategic move just a week before a planned independence referendum in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, the Turkish Army announced major military exercises on Monday on the Turkey-Iraq border. The army said the exercises in the southeastern

Qatar detains 16 sailors from Bahrain in the past two days

:: Bahrain’s Coast Guard has confirmed that Qatari authorities has detained nearly 16 sailors from the kingdom in the past two days. The kingdom’s Coast Guard Commander, Brigadier Alaa Abdullah Siyadi said that the Qatari authorities, detained three Bahraini boats

Makkah governor to open new headquarters of Moderation Center

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal will open the new headquarters of the Khaled bin Faisal Moderation Center at King Abdul Aziz University at the end of this week and will announce the names of those who won the center’s

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