King Salman allows Qatari pilgrims to enter Saudi Arabia without electronic permits

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz instructed to allow Qatari pilgrims to enter Saudi Arabia via the land border without electronic permits. This decree came upon the mediation of Sheikh More »

South Korea’s Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula

:: There will be no war on the Korean peninsula, South Korean President Moon Jae-In said Thursday, despite high tensions over the North’s nuclear and missile programs. “All South More »

Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council to boost bilateral trade, cooperation: Commerce minister

:: Saudi Commerce and Investment Minister Majid Al-Qassabi said the Cabinet decision to establish the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council enhances the opportunities for trade exchange and joint cooperation to promote More »

Saudi Crown Prince meets members of Yemeni House of Representatives

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, met with members of the Yemeni parliament at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah. The members of Yemen’s House of Representatives affirmed their support More »

US decries ‘genocide’ of Christians, others by Daesh

:: The Trump administration denounced Daesh on Tuesday for carrying out “genocide” against Christians and other religious minorities in areas under its control. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said More »


Category Archives: Columns

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

Why OPEC needs to think outside the box

Wael Mahdi

By : Wael Mahdi :: The outlook for the oil market over the coming few years is scary — not because there will be no demand for oil, but because it is becoming extremely hard to predict

Time to take supremacism threat seriously

Chris Doyle

By : Chris Doyle :: It may be reassuring to believe, as some do, that the events in Charlottesville are simply an internal American issue, and that organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), the National

Can Kushner revive stalled peace talks?

Osama Al-Sharif

By : Osama Al-Sharif :: The visit to the region later this month by Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt and other top aides in the Trump administration, reportedly to promote peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, should

What will we do when the expats leave?

Tariq A. Al-Maeena

By : Tariq A. Al-Maeena :: What will happen when all the expats leave? Will we lose all our colorful diversity? Are we Saudis up to the task? Will we ever be? Very demanding questions on an

Al-Araqeeb village: Palestinian Bedouins refuse to surrender 116 times

Ramzy Baroud

By : Ramzy Baroud :: On Aug. 1, the Palestinian Bedouin village of Al-Araqeeb was destroyed for the 116th time. As soon as Israeli bulldozers finished their ugly deed and soldiers began evacuating the premises, village residents

Killing an incapacitated assailant is a crime, not heroics

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: Wars and conflicts create heroes and villains, but most of all victims. All three were mixed in the sorry saga in which Israeli soldier Elor Azaria shot and killed Abed Al-Fattah Al-Sharif,

Turkey’s temptation for Afrin

Yasar Yakis

By : Yasar Yakis :: On Aug. 5, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: “By launching the military operation Euphrates Shield, we had thrust a dagger at the heart of the new terrorist formation in Syria. We

Freedom to speak, yes, but not to hate

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman Al-Rashed :: The late Ghazi Al-Gosaibi, the Saudi poet and novelist, was one of the most prominent figures to confront the hate movement in the early 1990s. His book “Until There Is No More

What Iran really wants from the nuclear deal

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh :: Iran’s ruling clerics frequently complain, without evidence, that the US is not complying with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear deal reached in 2015 between Tehran and six

Independence? Iraqi Kurds should be careful what they wish for

Dr. Naser Al-Tamimi

By : Dr. Naser Al-Tamimi :: The people of Iraqi Kurdistan will vote next month in a referendum on whether to remain part of Iraq, or choose the independent state that has been the dream of every

How to solve the Sinai problem

Abdel Latif el-Menawy

By : Abdellatif El-Menawy :: There is no doubt that what the Egyptian army is fighting now in Sinai, unconventional as it may be, is a real war. And while terrorism knows no borders, it appears that

Time to end the Iranian horror show once and for all

Dr. Khaled M. Batarfi

By : Dr. Khaled M. Batarfi :: Imagine a situation in which your neighborhood is under criminal attack. Your religious authority advised citizens to help protect the place. So you and your neighbors decided to create a

In 10 years or 10 decades, Palestinians will have justice

Baria Alamuddin

By : Baria Alamuddin :: In last week’s article we looked at how the Oslo process collapsed amid the rise of the Israeli right wing and the disintegration of unified Palestinian leadership. In 2002, when the Palestinian

The future of refugees is turning into slavery – this cannot happen

Yara al-Wazir

By : Yara al Wazir :: Since the beginning of 2017, 100,000 refugees have made their way to European mainland by crossing on boats, in search of a new, safe life. This is in addition to the

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