Turning point in Sudan as Bashir supports new president to lead ruling party

:: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday expressed his support for a leader of his ruling party for the presidency in the 2020 elections in a speech that was broadcast by local More »

Saudi Foreign Minister Jubeir says Hezbollah hijacked Lebanon

:: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Hezbollah is the root of the problem in Lebanon as it has hijacked the Lebanese system. During a joint press conference with his French counterpart More »

Tillerson says US considers individual sanctions for Myanmar

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that his country was deeply concerned by “credible reports” of atrocities committed by Myanmar’s security forces and called for an independent investigation into More »

Saudi Arabia part of solution to tackle climate change: Al-Falih

:: Saudi Oil Minister Khalid Al-Falih has said oil-exporting countries such as Saudi Arabia are an integral part of the solution to tackle the challenges of climate change and its adverse economic More »

Saudi Arabia concerned over female terrorism at universities, schools

:: The Cabinet on Tuesday highlighted the threat of female terrorism at universities and schools and stressed the need to prevent women from becoming involved in terrorist and extremist acts. King Salman More »


Call time on the charade of Israeli ‘democracy’

Chris Doyle

By : Chris Doyle :: Despite all its extraordinary efforts, the current Israeli coalition has yet to kill off talk of a two-state solution, a Palestinian state and peace deals. Even President Donald Trump still refers to this, as of

How Israel exports its oppression to America

Ramzy Baroud

By : Ramzy Baroud :: Israel’s footprints are becoming more apparent in the US security apparatus, which does not bode well for ordinary Americans. US Senate Bill S.720 should have been a wake-up call. The legislation drafted by the Israel

Arab coalition strikes Houthi training camps in Yemen, killing 40 militiamen

:: Arab coalition strikes on Houthi’s training camps in west of Dhamar, south of Sanaa, killed at least 40 Houthi militiamen and injured others, local sources said. Meanwhile, Al Arabiya sources said Houthi commander of an artillery brigade Mohammed al-Soufi

Trump administration does not want limits on war authorization

:: President Donald Trump’s top national security aides pushed back on Monday against US lawmakers calling for a new congressional war authorization, saying it would be a mistake to impose geographic or time limits on the campaign against ISIS and

Egypt responds to Iranian remarks on Cairo’s ‘wrong’ regional policies

:: The Egyptian foreign ministry responded to Iran’s statements about Egypt’s policy in the Middle East and which an Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson described as “wrong.” Ahmed Abu Zeid, the Egyptian foreign ministry spokesperson, said stability in the Middle East

Work resumes normally in Catalonia as Spain enforces direct rule

:: Work resumed normally in Catalonia and calm reigned on the streets on Monday despite calls for civil disobedience from secessionist politicians, in early signs the direct rule imposed to stop an independence bid from Spain was taking hold. Although

Israeli and Palestinian ministers meet in Trump peace push

:: Israel and Palestinian officials held a rare high-level meeting in Ramallah as the United States seeks to kickstart stalled peace efforts, officials said on Monday. President Donald Trump’s special envoy for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, wrote on Twitter that

Ballistic missile falls in Saada after Houthis fail to target Saudi Arabia

:: A ballistic missile has fallen in Yemen’s Saada region after Houthi militias fail to launch it into Saudi Arabia. This comes more than a month after Saudi air defense intercepted a Houthi ballistic missile over Khamis Mushayt and destroyed

Tariq Ramadan denounces ‘slander campaign’ after rape allegations

:: Islamist thinker Tariq Ramadan, targeted by two recent rape accusations, has reacted for the first time on Saturday night by posting a message on his Facebook page denouncing what he called a “campaign of slander clearly orchestrated by my

GCC-EU talks focus on combating terrorism

Michele Alliot-Marie

:: Officials from the EU and the GCC on Monday discussed ways to boost economic and political cooperation between the two groups in all fields, including regional and international efforts for security development and combating terrorism. The meeting was held

Bahrain will not attend any summit unless Qatar ‘returns to its senses’

:: Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa has said on Monday that Manama will not attend any summit unless Qatar “returns to its senses”. “Qatar has shown a lack of respect for the charters, treaties and their policies aimed at

First Saudi antiquities forum opens next week

:: The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) will organize the first National Antiquities Forum next week, from Nov. 7 to 9, in Riyadh under the patronage of King Salman. Addressing a press conference at the National Museum

Five Palestinians killed in Israeli operation to blow up Gaza tunnel

:: Five Palestinians were killed and several others injured Monday when Israel blew up a tunnel stretching from the Gaza Strip into its territory, the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave said. Ahmed Abu Armanah, Omar al-Faleet and Misbah Shubir

Kurdish parties opposed to Barzani report attacks on offices overnight

:: Iraqi Kurdish political parties opposed to regional leader Masoud Barzani reported attacks on their offices in several cities overnight, hours after Barzani announced his resignation, brought low by a failed push for independence. The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK),

Kuwait’s emir accepts cabinet resignation

:: Kuwaiti Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah on Monday presented the resignation of his cabinet. Kuwaiti parliament speaker Marzouq al-Ghanim has said he expected the government to resign on Monday, ruling out the dissolution

Hamas official: Unity deal to remain on track despite car bomb

:: Hamas security chief Tawfiq Abu Naim left hospital Saturday after being wounded in a car bombing and pledged that an agreement aimed at ending a decade-long rift with rivals Fatah would remain on track. The Friday explosion that moderately

Saudi crown prince, French president discuss combating terrorism in phone call

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, also First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, received a phone call from French President Emmanuel Macron and discussed bilateral relations and means to combat terrorism, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The

Yemeni human rights group: Over 1,000 violations in last two months

:: The non-governmental Yemeni Coalition for Monitoring Human Rights Violations documented 1,082 violations in Yemen during August and September, which include murder, execution without trials, arbitrary detentions, kidnappings, recruitment of children and forcible displacement. A statement issued by the group

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