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

Why Trump and Europe are not that far apart on Iran

Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg

By : Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg :: The European Union leaders’ summit last Friday focused on Brexit, but it capped a week of meetings in Brussels and Luxembourg to thrash out unified policies on, among other issues, North Korea and Iran.

The geopolitical premium is back

Cornelia Meyer

By : Cornelia Meyer :: Last week the CEO of Russia’s Energy giant Rosneft, Igor Sechin, and OPEC’s Secretary General, Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo, seemed to contradict each other. They both spoke on the same day at different events: Sechin stated

Understanding Trump’s strategy on Iran

Abdullah bin Bijad Al-Otaibi

By : Abdullah bin Bijad al-Otaibi :: US President Donald Trump has slammed the nuclear deal which his predecessor Barack Obama sealed with Iran ever since he was a presidential candidate. Everything he said about this shameful and imperfect agreement

Iran’s response to Trump’s tough talk? Now we know

Baria Alamuddin

By : Baria Alamuddin :: Perhaps for the first time in his political career, the famously indecisive Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi is being portrayed as resolutely determined after he ordered Iraqi forces to secure Kirkuk and other areas held

A theoretical execution of Bachir Gemayel’s assassin

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed :: Misleading slogans were popular at the beginning of the 1980s that marked the worst turns in the region’s history and led to the political deterioration which has lasted until today. If terrorism had been contained

Trump excludes Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces from his Iran strategy

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham :: Donald Trump’s exclusion of Iraq from his enumeration of Iranian violations in the Arab world and the IRGC’s roles there, and in Syria, Yemen and Lebanon, has interesting implications. Iraq seems to occupy a special

Iran and this dog’s dinner of diplomatic deception

Amir Taheri

By : Amir Taheri :: “Trump violates international treaty!” “Trump tears up pact signed by world powers!” These were some of the headlines when US President Donald Trump’s refused to certify Iran’s compliance with the “nuclear deal.” Some in the

900,000 Rohingya Refugees: The Moment When Humanitarian Spirit Failed

Harun Yahya

By : Harun Yahya :: In the face of the historical disasters humanity has experienced, a majority of the world has developed some sort of reflex to ‘close their eyes’ and ‘play ostrich.’ Many leaders, administrators and representatives around the

Rejecting secession and marginalizing Kurds

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman Al-Rashed :: The president of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Masoud Barzani, tried to realize his people’s long-held dream of an independent state, despite predictions of failure. So why did he do it? Had he not tried,

The dangers of refusing to link nuclear agreement to Iran’s behavior

Eyad Abu Shakra

By : Eyad Abu Shakra :: The wait for US President Donald Trump to announce his position on Iran’s nuclear agreement was a nail-biting moment for many. Trump, as several leaks had indicated he would, chose to decertify the Joint

What is at stake for Turkey in Somalia?

Sinem Cengiz

By : Sinem Cengiz :: Somalia is the most significant pillar of Turkey’s Africa policy, which was officially launched in 2005. The Horn of Africa has been facing the world’s greatest humanitarian crisis since 1991, and Turkey has been actively

Will withdrawing Egyptian nationality eliminate terrorism?

Mohammed Nosseir

By : Mohammed Nosseir :: Will the draft legislation concerning the withdrawal of Egyptian nationality from citizens accused of terrorism help the country strengthen its identity and wipe out terrorism? I strongly doubt it. I am not even certain if

Eliminating Daesh on the ground is only half the battle

Abdel Latif el-Menawy

By : Abdellatif El-Menawy :: When the media speaks about Daesh, I immediately recall the lines by the Egyptian poet Amal Dunqul: “Do not dream of a happy world For behind every deceased Caesar is a new one.” Perhaps the

Macron’s perfect riposte to the politics of hate

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: Whether or not one agrees with French President Emmanuel Macron’s vision of the future of the EU, as laid out in his recent Sorbonne speech, at least he has one. He must also be recognized

Iran is a paper tiger and not a regional power

Mohammed Al Shaikh

By : Mohammed Al Shaikh :: Iranians are such pathological liars that they delude themselves into believing their own falsehoods. They claim that they are a regional power, yet they avoid any face-to-face confrontation with their opponents. After being bitterly

Iran’s nuclear deal has not yet suffered a knockout blow

Maria Dubovikova

By : Maria Dubovikova :: US President Donald Trump’s decision not to certify the Iran nuclear agreement could bring the ghost of war close to Europe. Trump has called on the US Congress to determine within two months whether to

On Iran, Europe swings behind Trump

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman Al-Rashed :: To tell you the truth, the change in tone has taken us by surprise. Since US President Donald Trump announced his decision to decertify the nuclear agreement last weekend, the UK and Germany have become

Two cheers (but only two) for Palestinian reconciliation

Chris Doyle

By : Chris Doyle :: Gaza is in massive humanitarian crisis — its water undrinkable, its beaches polluted, its economy non-existent. Over 40 percent of its workforce is unemployed. Basic medicines are barely available. Electricity flows for just two hours.

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