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 24, 2017

Trump at the UN: Launching serious negotiations

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham :: Between the American din and the Russian quietude, world leaders participating in the UN General Assembly session were struck first by the threat made by President Donald Trump of “totally destroying North Korea” if its

The UN is supposed to resolve discord, not encourage it

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: For many years every spring, together with a colleague of mine, I have taken a group of some of our finest students to participate in a Model UN conference in New York. This is the

Partisans and deception of the naive

Ahmad al-Farraj

By : Dr Ahmad al-Farraj :: All cards have now been put on the table. According to the esteemed Saudi Presidency of the State Security, a cell that works for a foreign country has been uncovered. Citizens breathed a sigh

Political, business leaders form united front at Bloomberg forum

Fahad Nazer

By : Fahad Nazer :: The name Bloomberg has become synonymous with the worlds of finance and business. The company relishes its brand so much that its Twitter handle is simply @business. And as expected, there was no shortage of

Political fault lines running beneath the Middle East

Sinem Cengiz

By : Sinem Cengiz :: The “earthquake” metaphor is particularly applicable in explaining current Middle East crises. They are like earthquakes that are reshaping the political landscape. Today, many political fault lines run beneath the region. After the aftershocks, the

North Korea says Trump insult ensures attack on US mainland

:: North Korea’s foreign minister told world leaders Saturday that US President Donald Trump’s insult calling leader Kim Jong Un “rocket man” makes “our rocket’s visit to the entire US mainland inevitable all the more.” Ri Yong Ho called the

N.Korea says rockets to US ‘inevitable’ as US bombers fly off N.Korean coast

:: North Korea said on Saturday that firing its rockets at the US mainland was “inevitable” after US President Donald Trump called Pyongyang’s leader “rocket man”, in a further escalation of rhetoric between the two leaders. North Korean Foreign Minister

US bombers fly off east coast of North Korea: Pentagon

:: US bombers flew off the coast of North Korea Saturday in a show of force designed to project American military power in the face of Pyongyang’s weapons programs, the Pentagon said. “This is the farthest north of the Demilitarized

More countries could be listed for harsh US travel restrictions

:: More countries could be hit with tough travel restrictions to the United States after the ban on people from six mainly Muslim countries expires from Sunday, Trump administration officials hinted Friday. White House and Homeland Security officials said that

Somali Puntland region captures weapons-laden boat from Yemen

:: Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland seized a boat loaded with weapons from Yemen in Saturday’s early hours, the regional maritime police chief said. Puntland authorities displayed dozens of anti-aircraft guns, machine guns, AK-47 rifles and dozens of boxes of

Saudi Arabia: Houthi missile intercepted and launch pad destroyed in Yemen

:: The Saudi air defense intercepted a Houthi ballistic missile over Khamis Mushayt and destroyed its launch pad in Yemen. On Saturday, the Yemeni army announced that it had launched a reconnaissance and espionage operation of the Houthi militia in

US-backed SDF captures major Syria gas fields

:: US-backed Syrian fighters captured on Saturday the country’s largest gas field — a pre-war gas treatment facility — from the Daesh militant group in an eastern province of Deir Ezzor that borders Iraq as they race with government forces

Saudi FM: We demand Qatar abide by Riyadh agreement promises

Adel al-Jubeir

:: Speaking at the United Nations 72nd General Assembly in New York, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister reiterated the Anti-Terror Quartet’s demands that Qatar abide by the Riyadh agreements it had made, including that it stops financing terrorism in the region

Rohingya refugee camps on the brink of a ‘health disaster’

:: Nearly 430,000 Rohingya have poured into Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar in under a month, seeking refuge from an army-led crackdown across the border in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, which the UN has described as “ethnic cleansing”. The weary and wounded arrivals

Three Kurdish fighters killed, five wounded in blast south of oil city Kirkuk

:: Three Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were killed and five wounded on Saturday when an explosive device blew up near their vehicle south of the Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk, security sources said. The explosion happened in Daquq, a region bordering

Six injured in London acid attack

:: The London Metropolitan Police said an acid attack has taken place on Saturday evening in eastern London, injuring at least six people. “Police were called just before 8 p.m. on Saturday to the area around Stratford Shopping Centre to

Bahrain FM: We moved against Qatar over its support for terrorism

:: Bahrain’s Foreign Minister told the United Nations General Assembly that his country took action against Qatar over the latter’s support and financing of terrorism. “Unfortunately, terrorism has become a tool of nations who use it to destabilize the world.

Young Palestinians eye a one-state solution

:: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has reawakened a desire in many young Palestinians to scrap the two-state solution in favor of a single state shared by Israelis and Palestinians. In his speech last week at the UN General Assembly in

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