King Salman receives Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani

:: Saudi King Salman received in his residence in the city of Tangier in the Kingdom of Morocco, on Thursday night, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim More »

Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said on Thursday a unit of the security forces committed “abuses” against civilians during the offensive to oust ISIS insurgents from the More »

UAE Minister: Qatar must end politicization of Hajj after King Salman initiative

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Thursday that Qatar’s politicization of Hajj must come to an end following the initiative taken by More »

Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial More »

Who is Abdullah Al Thani, descendant of ruling family which built modern Qatar?

:: Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani is the second son of the late Emir Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani, the grandson of the Emir of Qatar, More »


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Rare trio of stinky corpse flowers to bloom at Washington garden

:: A botanic garden on the grounds of the US Capitol is expecting a stinky first in coming days as a trio of so-called corpse flowers is due to open and release an odor likened to the

Obi-Wan Kenobi may get his own ‘Star Wars’ movie

:: Walt Disney Co is developing a “Star Wars” standalone movie based on the beloved character of Obi-Wan Kenobi, the wise and noble Jedi master, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety reported on Thursday. The Hollywood trade publications

Queen Latifah to be honored at Diddy’s REVOLT conference

Queen Latifah

:: Queen Latifah will be honored at Diddy’s fourth annual REVOLT music conference in October, where performers will include Lauryn Hill and 2 Chainz. REVOLT announced Wednesday that the conference will take place Oct. 12-15 in Miami.

Risks of Iran nuclear deal collapse

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed :: We can sense fear in statements made by Iranian officials and most recently President Hassan Rouhani who warned against the consequences of the big scheme’s collapse – the reconciliation agreement with the

France’s ‘President Jupiter’ fires orders from the sky

Zaid M. Belbagi

By : Zaid M. Belbagi :: French presidents at the height of their powers are often labeled as “L’hyperprésident,” but Emmanuel Macron has gone a step further, being referred to by aides and commentators alike as “Jupiter.”

The lost lesson of the financial crisis

Mohamed A. El-Erian

By : Mohamed A. El-Erian :: Ten years ago this month, the French bank BNP Paribas decided to limit investors’ access to the money they had deposited in three funds. It was the first loud signal of

US ties with Iranian opposition strengthening

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh :: The Iranian opposition is gaining momentum due to a growing consensus in the US Congress over the necessity for regime change in Iran. A senior delegation of US senators went to

Saudi King Salman condemns Barcelona attacks

:: Saudi Arabia condemned the terrorist attack that targeted a gathering of dozens of people in the center of Barcelona, Spain, an official source said. Spain’s royals condemned the attack in Barcelona on Thursday in which a

Emirati mystery thriller film hits UAE screens today

:: An Emirati written, directed and produced film A Tale of Shadows is set to screen in VOX cinemas across the UAE on today (August 17, 2017). The feature film is among the few Emirati cinematic projects

Emma Stone tops list of best paid actresses

:: Oscar-winning Emma Stone capped a perfect 12 months on Wednesday as she knocked Jennifer Lawrence off the top spot on Forbes’ 2017 list of the world’s highest-paid actresses. Stone, 28, who won best actress for her

‘M: I6’ shoot halted as Tom Cruise injures ankle in stunt

:: Filming of “Mission: Impossible 6” has been delayed by up to three months after its star Tom Cruise damaged his ankle in a botched stunt, US media reported on Wednesday. The 55-year-old, known for performing his

Searching for a hero: An Egyptian dilemma

Mohammed Nosseir

By : Mohammed Nosseir :: “Late President (Gamal Abdel) Nasser put me behind bars for two years, yet my loyalty to him remained unabated throughout my prison term, and up to the present,” said a renowned Egyptian

US city refuses to honor American veterans killed by Israel

Ray Hanania

By : Ray Hanania :: If there is one thing Americans want the world to know, it is that they revere and admire their men and women who have served in the military, especially during this period

Qatar,‘damaged’ by ATQ sanctions, has the worst still to come

Frank Kane

By : Frank Kane :: June was a bad month for Qatar. It suffered a collapse in imports, soaring food inflation and tighter financial conditions in the first month of sanctions imposed by the Anti-Terror Quartet (ATQ)

Is the world’s resources not enough for everyone?

Harun Yahya

By : Harun Yahya :: Today, nearly 8 billion people live in the world. Each year, 4.5 billion tons of food is produced. Our world’s food production has enough capacity to easily feed humanity, even with an

Pre-school to university, one child’s education in the UAE to cost Dh1 mln

:: A recent study by Zurich Middle East has revealed that educating a single child in the UAE from pre-school through to university will cost an estimated one million dirhams. The figure comprises the cost of education

British Pakistani actor performs powerful poem on terrorism on The Tonight Show

:: British Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed stunned the audience during an episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this week after he performed a poem on terrorism and extremism. The actor, rapper and activist delivered a

Daniel Craig announces return as James Bond

:: Daniel Craig will return for a fifth go-around as James Bond. The actor confirmed reports he would reprise his role as the suave British spy for “Bond 25” during an appearance on “The Late Show with

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