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 »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »


Category Archives: Columns

Is Trump’s family asset or liability for the White House?

Dr. Mohamed A. Ramady

By : Dr. Mohamed Ramady :: It is obvious that President Trump’s family adds a special dimension to his presidency. It adds an extra degree of difficulty to his struggle to function effectively giving the impression of a White House

Only in Israel is there hypocrisy in murder

Ray Hanania

By : Ray Hanania :: Last week, the mainstream US media was inundated with stories about two Israeli police officers killed by three Palestinians near Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem. Israeli police immediately killed the assailants, who were from

Hacking charade and the Washington Post claims

Mamdouh AlMuhaini

By : Mamdouh AlMuhaini :: The Washington Post report alleging that the UAE is behind hacking of Qatari news agency, and publishing statements that were attributed to its Emir, lacks facts. The report seems contradictory and does not rely on

On the Qatari-Saudi dispute in Syria

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed :: The current brokenness in spirit in Syria is sad and its future consequences are dangerous. It comes amid a dispute between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, the two countries which were partners in supporting the Syrian

Why Qatar-US deal to fight terror financing is not enough

Dr. Hamdan Al-Shehri

By : Dr. Hamdan Al-Shehri :: The current crisis between the Anti-Terror Quartet (ATQ) and Qatar is still without a solution, despite the very great efforts exerted by the Kuwaiti mediators. In addition, there have been international efforts made by

Al-Aqsa closure marks a dangerous precedent

Osama Al-Sharif

By : Osama Al-Sharif :: The Israeli occupation authorities’ closure of the Noble Sanctuary, which includes Islam’s third-holiest mosque, to Muslim worshippers this week has become the latest flashpoint in the already tense relations between Jordan and Israel. The shutdown,

Multiple wars in Syria

Yasar Yakis

By : Yasar Yakis :: Syria’s multiple wars continue unabated in various parts of the country. Fighting Daesh is apparently a priority for almost all major actors in Syria, but a barely concealed competition is ongoing between Russia, the US,

RADICALISM AND ISLAM: Two Diametrically Opposite Concepts

Harun Yahya

By : Harun Yahya :: The concept of “Radical Islam,” which is widely used today especially in the Western world, emerged in the second half of the 20th century as a concept that entirely contradicts the essence of Islam and

The first anniversary of the great victory of our democracy

Binali Yildirim

By : Binali Yıldırım :: It has been a year since we thwarted the bloodiest terrorist attack in the history of the Republic of Turkey. Turkey has proven its resilience, ability to recover and strength in the course of last

Hostile countries have failed in Qatif

Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran

By : Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran :: The State should use force to stop the spread of violence and protect society. The state is the only one that can define violence; it is empowered to monopolize power to control the society.

Toward a difficult phase marked by Assad’s survival

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham :: Some have read developments on the ground, international accords, and realignments in Iraq and Syria as the beginning of the end. They hope this will end the bloodletting, engender stability and signal the start of

India’s rapprochement with Israel partly due to disorder in the Arab world

Huda al Husseini

By : Huda al-Husseini :: On July 4, 2014, al-Baghdadi made his only appearance to the world from the historic Nuri Mosque in Mosul. He urged Muslims around the world to obey him as their leader! Three years later on

History’s suicide and geography’s disintegration

Eyad Abu Shakra

By : Eyad Abu Shakra :: From Hamburg we heard, for the first time, of a US-Russian “common understanding” on Syria. From Baghdad came the good news about the liberation of Mosul. From Lebanon, we heard how eager those infatuated

Hoping for a time when all lives are valued

Baria Alamuddin

By : Baria Alamuddin :: Syrian families living in the UK recently expressed bemusement to me that “the world has gone mad” over the tragic case of a single baby, Charlie Gard, suffering a rare genetic disorder. Gard’s parents are

Have they ever read the history of the Muslim Brotherhood?

Mashari Althaydi

By : Mshari Al Thaydi :: One of the most noticeable and strange observations when you have a conversation with someone defending the Muslim Brotherhood is that they are terribly ignorant regarding the history, the people and actions of the

What Tillerson got wrong, and what Le Drian got right on Qatar

Faisal J. Abbas

By : Faisal J. Abbas :: France decided to try its hand at resolving the Qatar crisis by offering to speak to officials in Doha and representatives of the Anti-Terror Quartet (ATQ) in Jeddah. Any attempt to help resolve this

The GCC should be part of the solution

Dr. Manuel Almeida

By : Dr. Manuel Almeida :: The discreet ending to last Thursday’s meeting in Jeddah between US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the foreign ministers of Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE confirms the crisis centered on Qatar

Reminders of the July war

Diana Moukalled

By : Diana Moukalled :: Eleven years after Israel’s July war against Lebanon, there is talk of a new war between Israel and Hezbollah. Israel is worried about the Iraqi-Iranian axis backed by Russia. Hezbollah, despite all its threats, knows

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