Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missiles heading toward Mecca, Jeddah

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missiles heading toward Mecca, Jeddah

:: Saudi Arabia’s air forces on Monday intercepted two Houthi ballistic missiles over Taif, one heading for Mecca and the other for Jeddah, according to eyewitnesses. The Kingdom’s air defense forces were More »

Trump: If Iran wants to fight then that will be its official end

Trump: If Iran wants to fight then that will be its official end

:: US President Donald Trump threatened Iran in a tweet on Sunday, raising concerns about a potential US-Iran conflict at a time when tensions between Washington and Tehran have risen. “If Iran More »

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jubeir: ‘We don’t want war but we will defend ourselves’

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jubeir: ‘We don’t want war but we will defend ourselves’

:: Saudi Arabia is doing its best to avoid war in the region but stands ready to respond with “all strength and determination” to defend itself from any threat, the Kingdom’s top More »

King Salman convenes summit of Gulf and Arab states

King Salman convenes summit of Gulf and Arab states

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has called for the convening of two summits of Gulf and Arab states to be held on May 30 in Makkah. The meeting will be held in More »

Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to arrive in India on Tuesday as part of his Asian tour, which kick started in Pakistan and will end in China at More »

 

Category Archives: Columns

King Salman’s visit to Russia underlines Saudi pragmatism

Osama Al-Sharif

By : Osama Al-Sharif :: A bit of history will be made this week, when King Salman arrives in Moscow on a four-day official visit — the first by a Saudi monarch in almost a century of diplomatic relations. Preparations

Why Turkey’s stability and prosperity matter to the world

Cornelia Meyer

By : Cornelia Meyer :: A lot has been happening in and around Turkey in the last week. Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the government released its mid-term program for the economy (2018-2020) and the Istanbul

Trump is widening America’s ethnic divide

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: Not a week goes by without President Donald Trump stirring up controversy that deepens ethnic, racial or religious divisions within the US, as if there is not enough of it already. In a short space

Turkey must beware the Kurdish quagmire

Yasar Yakis

By : Yasar Yakis :: Turkey is among the countries that will be seriously affected by the independence referendum in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. However, the vote was not a surprise for any farsighted leader, since the Kurdish Regional

What exactly does it mean to be ‘a little bit racist’?

Chris Doyle

By : Chris Doyle :: Britain is by most accounts one of the most open, multicultural and tolerant societies in Europe. London is at the heart of that, but other cities share its cosmopolitan feel. Millions of businessmen, tourists and

Oil, trade and security on agenda, but Syria tops the list

Maria Dubovikova

By : Maria Dubovikova :: This week’s visit to Russia by King Salman, the first by a reigning Saudi monarch, conveys to Moscow the message that the Kingdom is ready to open a new page in the relationship between the

How BDS shows the way to a ‘South Africa moment’

Ramzy Baroud

By : Ramzy Baroud :: BDS, the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, was the outcome of several events that shaped the Palestinian national struggle and international solidarity with the Palestinian people after the second intifada in 2000. Today, it is

By punishing its business elite, Egypt shoots itself in the foot

Mohammed Nosseir

By : Mohammed Nosseir :: The common Egyptian attitude of “live and let live” used to enable individuals to enjoy their lives peacefully, regardless of their wealth and social status. However, this outlook appears to be declining rapidly, driven by

The American Example: Uniting Under Difficult Conditions

Harun Yahya

By : Harun Yahya :: Developing science and technology presents new opportunities for humanity every day. Big mountains can be drilled for fast trains to pass through and tunnels that connect two continents can be built under the sea. Most

The politicization of the Nobel Prize

Sigurd Neubauer

By : Sigurd Neubauer :: Every October, the Norwegian Nobel Institute announces the winner of the annual Nobel Peace Prize. Among some of the worthy recipients include Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in 2016, “for his resolute efforts to bring

US-Iranian convergence on the Kurdish referendum shocks Irbil

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham :: The Kurds in Iraq will not benefit from their absolute stubbornness against the fury of the governments of Iraq, Turkey, Iran, and even the US over the insistence of their leadership on holding an independence

The UAE and Egypt share unbreakable bonds

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor

By : Khalaf Ahmad Al-Habtoor :: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s recent two-day visit to Abu Dhabi for talks with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan was a testament to the brotherly relations between our two countries and peoples. Our

Innovation needs to work for the many, not just the few

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: Londoners have developed a love-hate relationship with the taxi app Uber. In a matter of a few years it has become a familiar part of the transport landscape, providing cheap and convenient cab services 24/7.

Flying taxis? Don’t hold your breath

Carlo Ratti

By : Carlo Ratti :: Few pieces of modern hardware have inspired as much excitement as the drone. While nonmilitary unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were initially marketed as purely recreational gadgets, it has not taken long for entrepreneurs and industrial

Kurdish unilateral independence and a deadly impasse

Amir Taheri

By : Amir Taheri :: The Iraqi Kurdistan referendum is a fait accompli. It must be taken into account in shaping future developments, and Masoud Barzani, the man who orchestrated it, must be as pleased as Punch. In contemplating the

King Salman meets Russian

Dr. Manuel Almeida

By : Dr. Manuel Almeida :: Five decades of broken diplomatic ties between Saudi Arabia and the Soviet Union (1938-1992) offer some perspective into the significance of King Salman’s expected visit to Moscow next week, the first ever by a

Reform in Baghdad can stop dismantling of Iraq

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman Al-Rashed :: If the Kurds are given a real share of the government in Baghdad, then they may stop thinking about independence. Currently, all they have are honorary posts without any real powers, and the same applies

Crass cliches about Arab Muslims are spreading hatred and fear across Britain

Nabila Ramdani

By : Nabila Ramdani :: Ask a British person what an Arab looks like and descriptions are likely to fall somewhere between the enigmatic desert chieftain played by Omar Sharif in “Lawrence of Arabia” and the tawny, unshaven terrorist schemers

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