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Arab NATO versus the Iranian ‘Warsaw Pact’

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed Around 100 years of the region’s history is made up of changing camps and shifting alliances and what is being said about the idea of proposing an Arab quartet NATO will be another normal reaction against

Change or be changed and opportunity for Arab youth

Khaled Almaeena

By : Khaled Almaeena Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is one of the few Arab leaders who calls a spade a spade. He puts forward ideas that are relevant, not only to the present but to the future. Addressing

Road to Raqqa a tricky path for US-Turkey cooperation

Menekse Tokyay

By : Menekse Tokyay Turkish officials have recently been in close contact with their US counterparts, and a possible joint military operation in the Daesh stronghold of Raqqa is on the table. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Feb. 12

Angelina Jolie feasts on scorpion with children during Cambodia trip

Angelina Jolie

While in Cambodia for the screening of the film she directed “They Killed My Father,” Angelina Jolie and her children – apart from enjoying some local cuisine – decided to taste some adventurous food. “I think it’s always been a

Al Pacino and Oprah Winfrey in Saudi Arabia soon

Oscar winning actor Al Pacino and America’s top female talk show host Oprah Winfrey will visit Saudi Arabia as part of the General Entertainment Authority schedule for 2017. Pacino is set to be in the kingdom on May 11 and

Turkey, the Gulf and regional ownership

Ibrahim Kalin

By : Ibrahim Kalin President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent visit to the three Gulf countries of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Qatar comes at a critical juncture in the Gulf region and the Middle East. The current global disorder and regional

A month of Trump

Chris Doyle

By : Chris Doyle One month down, at least 47 to go. Love him or loathe him, the last 30 days have been an amazing rollercoaster ride with plenty of loop-the-loops, U-turns and reverses. Can the Donald Trump administration keep

Arab and Muslim relations with the world

Radwan al-Sayed

By : Radwan al-Sayed In his meeting with Saudi diplomats and employees at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz stressed on the need to focus on shifting the speech and focal points because the current situation

Can Iran change? We hope it will

Adel Al-Jubeir

By : Adel Al-Jubeir Our region is rife with turmoil. We have a crisis in Syria, in Iraq, in Yemen, Libya. We have an Iran that is rampant in its support of terrorism and interference in the affairs of other

Palestinian director wins Berlin Film Festival award

Palestinian director Raed Andoni won the Berlin Film Festival’s award for original documentary film for the movie “Ghost Hunting”. “The president of the United States yesterday called the press the enemy of the people,” said American filmmaker Laura Poitras in

Dubai police summon Russian model who dangled from skyscraper

Dubai police have summoned a Russian model who posed for a video while dangling from a skyscraper to sign a pledge not to put her life in danger again, a local newspaper reported on Saturday. A video of the model,

Syria’s ‘White Helmets’ get US visas to travel to Oscars

Rescue workers from Syria’s White Helmets – the subjects of an Oscar-nominated documentary – said on Saturday they have received US visas to attend next week’s prestigious Academy Awards ceremony. For weeks, the rescuers and the film’s staff had been

Four weeks that shook America

Hisham Melhem

By : Hisham Melhem The press is the enemy, the establishment is the enemy, the professors are the enemy. -President Richard Nixon (1972) The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the

Jeff Sessions and the triumph of Trump

Ahmad al-Farraj

By : Ahmad al-Farraj Over the past week, after long hearings, unjustified postponements and a heated debate between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate, the Council voted to approve the appointment of Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. All the

Was Netanyahu right to return from Washington triumphant?

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg Watching the joint press conference with US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu felt like I was watching a Saturday Night Live special on a Wednesday afternoon. There was much self-congratulating, and Netanyahu

Flynn’s sacking alters Trump administration’s course

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham European countries are receiving with reassurance signs of a more rational attitude toward NATO by the administration of US President Donald Trump. Only recently, he had called the trans-Atlantic alliance “obsolete.” Europeans are also reassured by

Is Rashed al-Majed’s Kuwait concert ticket world’s most expensive?

Rashed al-Majed

It’s no surprise that the entire concert of the regional music icon, Rashid al-Majed, sold out very quickly despite the jaw-dropping price tag on VIP tables. The concert that will take place in Kuwait on Friday has sold the most

Angelina Jolie, Cristiano Ronaldo shot Syrian refugee Turkish series

American actress Angelina Jolie and international footballer Cristiano Ronaldo shot a new Turkish series that highlights the plight of Syrian refugees in Turkey, Turkish Daily Sabah reported on Thursday. The series “Hayat Koprusu” – which translates to Bridge of Life

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