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 30, 2017

Reform in Baghdad can stop dismantling of Iraq

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman Al-Rashed :: If the Kurds are given a real share of the government in Baghdad, then they may stop thinking about independence. Currently, all they have are honorary posts without any real powers, and the same applies

Crass cliches about Arab Muslims are spreading hatred and fear across Britain

Nabila Ramdani

By : Nabila Ramdani :: Ask a British person what an Arab looks like and descriptions are likely to fall somewhere between the enigmatic desert chieftain played by Omar Sharif in “Lawrence of Arabia” and the tawny, unshaven terrorist schemers

Too much democracy may damage your health

Eyad Abu Shakra

By : Eyad Abu Shakra :: A few decades ago, one widespread quote in the Arab world was that it was facing the danger of “partitioning what has already been partitioned.” Those days, several Arab capitals were run by leaders

The Kurdish referendum portends ethnic conflict

Talmiz Ahmad

By : Talmiz Ahmad :: On Sept. 25, Iraqi Kurds voted overwhelmingly to secede from Iraq and set up an independent state. The referendum had been announced in July by Masoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Over

Caught between fires, will Barzani press ahead

Sinem Cengiz

By : Sinem Cengiz :: Despite warnings, intimidation and calls, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani carried out the independence referendum on Sept. 25. This was the last thing the already conflict-torn Middle East needed. Now, while there is

Trump to travel to Asia in November, says White House

:: Donald Trump will travel to Asia in November for the first time since becoming president, stopping in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines on a trip expected to be dominated by the North Korea nuclear threat. Joined

Iraqi military preparing to take control of Kurdish borders

:: Iraq’s military is preparing to take control of the international borders of the northern Kurdish region. The preparations are part of the central government’s stepped-up efforts to isolate the Kurds following their vote on independence earlier this week. They

Four children among 28 civilians dead in air strikes on Syria safe zone

:: At least 28 civilians were killed in air strikes on northwestern Syria where a planned safe zone has been overshadowed by a bombing campaign against militants, a monitor said Saturday. Four children were among the dead in the overnight

US cuts embassy staff in Cuba, warns citizens not to visit

:: The United States is cutting its diplomatic presence in Havana by more than a half and will warn US citizens not to visit Cuba because of targeted attacks that have injured at least 21 US personnel, a senior official

Makkah deputy governor inaugurates Electronic Forum

:: Makkah Deputy Gov. Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz inaugurated on Thursday the Electronic Forum, organized by the Committee of Young Businessmen at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), in cooperation with the Ministry of Commerce

Macron: France ready to help Baghdad ease tensions with Kurdish region

:: French President Emmanuel Macron offered on Friday to help ease tensions between Baghdad and the Kurdish regional government over an independence vote held in Iraqi Kurdistan, warning that any further escalation should be avoided. In a statement after a

King Saud University prepares 4,500 parking spots for female students

:: King Saud University’s Rector, Badran al-Omar, has confirmed that the university is preparing 4,500 parking slots for female students and faculty members after a royal decree issued last week removed the ban on women drivers in the kingdom. The

Arab coalition releases footage of militants targeted near Saudi borders

:: The Arab coalition army released footage showing their forces targeting Houthi and Saleh militias on the southern border of Saudi Arabia. The bombings targeted infiltrators from the coup militia, snipers and vehicles transporting weapons and missiles. They forces also

Abadi calls travel ban constitutional, Kurdistan refuses to relinquish borders

:: As the Iraqi Prime Minister on Friday said the direct air travel ban is not “a punition against the citizens of the region” the Kurdistan Regional Government refused to relinquish control of its border crossings. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

Oxfam: Cholera epidemic in Yemen ‘worst in history’

:: Oxfam on Thursday described the cholera epidemic Yemen as the worst in history after more than 755,000 cases have been reported. “The number of victims of the cholera outbreak in Yemen has reached more than 2,100 deaths and 755,000

Tillerson: US does not recognize Kurdish independence vote in Iraq

:: The United States does not recognize the independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan and urges an end to “threats of reciprocal actions,” US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement on Friday. “The United States does not recognize

Saudi Arabia produces 44% of GCC’s natural gas

:: A senior official from the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) announced in Manama that Saudi Arabia produces 44 percent of the natural gas in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Speaking at the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals

Monitor: 58 Syria government fighters killed in ISIS attacks

:: ISIS militants killed at least 58 Syrian government troops and militia as the militants put up fierce resistance to a Russian-backed offensive against some of its last bastions, a monitor said Friday. Most of Thursday’s dead came south of

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