Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to arrive in India on Tuesday as part of his Asian tour, which kick started in Pakistan and will end in China at More »

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

:: King Salman on Tuesday issued a royal decree to transfer investigations and prosecutions of customs cases to the Public Prosecution, instead of the General Customs Authority, within a period not exceeding More »

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

:: Senior officials from different government monitoring and anti-corruption agencies called on King Salman at his palace in Riyadh on Monday. The king stressed the need for fighting graft and the importance More »

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (center) at the launch of the King Abdullah Port on Monday. King Abdullah Port, the fastest-growing container port in the world, is considered a major success More »

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

:: Saudi investigators have recovered assets worth more than $106 billion in an anti-corruption crackdown ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the royal court said on Wednesday. The funds are in More »

 

Daily Archives: September 22, 2017

Failure of the Arab project

Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran

By : Fahad Shoqiran :: The big fuss about establishing an independent Kurdish state in Iraq reflects the threats against the concept of the state in the region. Many countries are under the threat of divisions, including Iraq and Syria.

The story of the Saudi-UAE ‘invasion’ of Qatar

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed :: A news agency reported that the White House said American President Donald Trump succeeded in preventing a Saudi-UAE military attack against Qatar. It was barely an hour before Trump issued a statement denying the report.

Humanitarian catastrophe in Myanmar

Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi

By : Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi :: The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres voiced concern over the happenings in the Muslim-dominated northwestern Rakhine state (formerly Arakan) in Myanmar. According to the news agency reports, the UN chief expressed deep anguish

Why the Iranian nuclear deal should not be canceled

Maria Dubovikova

By : Maria Dubovikova :: Debate over the cancelation or reconsideration of Iran’s nuclear deal is gathering momentum, and Iran is enjoying successes on the geopolitical front, making its adversaries nervous and concerned. Iran is a “threshold”country, one step from

The moral case for Kurdish independence

Sharif Nashashibi

By : Sharif Nashashibi :: My change of stance on Kurdish self-determination occurred about 15 years ago as something of an epiphany. Discussing Iraq prior to the 2003 invasion with a cousin whose politics I respected, one of the points

Iran’s nuclear deal must be fully enforced or scrapped

Oubai Shahbandar

By : Oubai Shahbandar :: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday succinctly captured the essence of the global danger posed by the Iran nuclear deal, when he told the UN General Assembly that the agreement was “one sided” and an

Man sets himself on fire outside New Zealand parliament

:: A man who set himself on fire outside New Zealand’s parliament was in a critical condition Thursday, police said, just two days before the country’s general election. Fire and ambulance officers rushed to the man, who journalists at the

Russia threatens US in race to capture key Syria town

:: Russia on Thursday issued a stern warning to US forces and their allies in Syria, saying it has deployed Russian special forces alongside Syrian regime troops in the battle for the oil-rich Deir Ezzor province and that Moscow would

Spanish crackdown has undermined Catalan independence bid, regional leader says

:: Catalan leaders acknowledged on Thursday that plans to hold a referendum independence from Spain on October 1 were now in doubt following the arrest of senior regional officials and the seizure of campaign material by national police. The Madrid

More than 100 migrants missing after shipwreck off Libya

:: More than 100 migrants are missing after a shipwreck off the coast of western Libya, the Libyan navy said on Thursday. Rescuers found at least seven survivors on Wednesday after they had remained for three days at sea, navy

Saudi Arabia urges international community to find solution for Rohingya Muslims

:: Saudi Arabia said the issue of the Muslim minority in Myanmar is a top concern for the Kingdom and calls on the international community to intensify its efforts to stop the apparently systematic ethnic cleaning campaign against the Rohingya

Hadi: Houthis are running an Iranian ‘expansionist agenda’ in the region

:: Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi said on Thursday that the coup d’état was carrying out an Iranian”expansionist agenda” in the region. Hadi said in a speech to the UN General Assembly that Iran is supporting the coup militias with

Bahrain FM keen to preserve GCC in its present form

:: Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Khalifa stressed in an interview with Russia Today TV on Thursday that the Anti-Terror Quartet (ATQ) countries were keen to preserve the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in its present form. He expressed hope that

Erdogan: Turkey to deploy troops inside Syria’s Idlib

:: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Reuters in an interview on Thursday that Turkey will deploy troops in Syria’s northern Idlib region as part of a “de-escalation” agreement brokered by Russia last month. Erdogan, in New York for the United

Joint Gulf exercises wind up with aim to strengthen security, stability

:: The joint Gulf sea exercises (Gulf of Peace 6), which were carried out off the Eastern Province in the waters of the Arabian Gulf, concluded on Wednesday with the participation of the Saudi Border Guards, Bahraini and Kuwaiti Coast

Aoun: Sectarian division of states will increases wars

:: Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Thursday that sectarian or ethnic division of countries will not solve problems, but increases extremism and wars. Aoun said during a speech in the United Nations that the UN should focus on the

Saudi Interior Ministry reports 4.5% drop in crime rate in 2016

:: The security spokesman of the Ministry of the Interior, Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, announced the crime indicators in Saudi Arabia in 2016 and the total number of crimes attended to by Saudi police during the same year reached 149,781.

Complaint over Ghufran tribe violations presented to UNHCR

:: The Arab Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) presented the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) a complaint against Qatar’s violation of the Ghufran tribe and its members to the Office of the. Ahmed al-Hamli, head of the

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