As Egypt’s Sisi, Israel’s Netanyahu meet for first time he calls for unity among Palestinians

:: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have met for the first time in public in what Egypt said was part of an effort to revive the More »

Are Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar’s map?

:: For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, they are, quite literally, being wiped off the map. After a series of attacks More »

Saudi Crown Prince, British Defense Minister sign military agreement

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and Defense Minist Mohammed bin Salman has met in Jeddah with British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon where a military and security deal was signed. During the meeting, More »

King Salman orders additional $15 million for Rohingyas

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud ordered an additional $15 million for the Rohingya Muslims on Tuesday during a cabinet meeting that condemned the terrorist massacres. The cabinet meeting discussed the brutal More »

Egypt’s Sisi on Qatar: It’s time to confront supporters of terrorism

:: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi who is in New York for the UN General Assembly session said the time has come to efficiently confront parties that support terrorism and get them to More »


Is Britain negotiating itself into a corner over Brexit?

Baria Alamuddin

By : Baria Alamuddin :: Even during the bitterest of negotiations, it is usually expected that the opposing parties should incrementally move closer together. Yet in the Brexit talks, Britain and the EU seem to be edging further apart. EU

The harsh truth about India’s charlatans

Shashi Tharoor

By : Shashi Tharoor :: When two Indian states and the national capital were held to ransom last month by rioting mobs protesting against their spiritual leader’s conviction on two charges of rape, many Indians found themselves confronting several painful

Philippines says some rebels ready to surrender as troops advance in Marawi

:: Some Daesh-linked militants besieging the southern Philippines city of Marawi have sent “feelers” they are prepared to surrender after three and a half months of fighting, the military said on Monday. Philippine forces have used loudspeakers urging militants to

UN warns Myanmar situation ‘textbook example of ethnic cleansing’

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

:: The UN human rights chief on Monday slammed Myanmar’s apparent “systematic attack” on the Rohingya minority in Myanmar, warning that “ethnic cleansing” seemed to be underway. “Because Myanmar has refused access to human rights investigators the current situation cannot

Malay set to be Singapore’s first woman president-Straits Times

Halimah Yacob

:: A former speaker of Singapore’s parliament, Halimah Yacob, was set to become the city-state’s first woman president after other candidates did not qualify for the contest, the Straits Times newspaper reported on Monday. The largely ceremonial post had been

Erdogan and Trump reaffirm strategic partnership

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

:: Amid bilateral tensions over various issues, US President Trump and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone on Saturday and according to the announcement made by the Turkish presidential office, they agreed to promote regional stability and to

Report: Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ sectarian activity rises in Sunni areas

:: The Iranian repressive and sectarian regime against Sunnis in the country warns of an upcoming civil war, according to a recent reformist opposition report. First published on amadnews site, which is allied with the opposition, the report reflects the

Merkel: Germany open to Iran-style North Korea talks

:: Germany would lend its weight to a diplomatic push to end North Korean nuclear weapons and missile development along the lines of a past deal with Iran, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday. “I would say yes immediately if we

Syrian rebels say US allies push for retreat from southeast Syria

:: Two Western-backed Syrian rebel groups fighting the Syrian army and Iranian-backed militias in southeastern Syria have been asked by their Western and Arab backers to pull out of the area and retreat into Jordan, rebels and diplomatic sources said

Bahrain: We stand with Saudi Arabia against ‘advocates of terrorism’

:: Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said on Sunday that his country stands with Saudi Arabia against “advocates of terrorism.” In a statement posted to his official Twitter account, the diplomat said: “We stand with Saudi

Syrian army controls entire Damascus-Deir Ezzor highway

:: Syrian government forces seized a final stretch of highway linking the eastern city of Deir al-Zor to the capital Damascus on Sunday in further advances against ISIS, a Hezbollah-run media unit reported. Troops moving in from the west linked

Summer festival showcasing 250 different activities in KSA’s Eastern Province

Prince Saud bin Naif

:: Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Naif will patronize the 15-day 38th Summer Festival which will showcase 250 activities at King Abdullah Park in Dammam. The activities are geared toward families, children and the youth in a manner different

Eight militants killed in shootout with police in Giza

:: Eight militants affiliated with the Brotherhood Hasm movement and other extremist groups were killed in a shootout with police in the area of Ard al-Liwa in Giza, south of Cairo. A security source and eyewitnesses told Al Arabiya that

Saudi King Salman receives Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has received Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in his office at Salam Palace in Jeddah. Lavrov conveyed greetings from Russian President Vladimir Putin to King Salman, as well discussed bilateral relations and means

Barzani rejects Arab League’s request to postpone independence referendum

:: Iraqi Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani rejected Arab League chief Ahmed Aboul Gheit’s request to postpone the independence referendum scheduled for September 25. The Arab League also requested the Kurds to hold dialogue with Baghdad before the referendum is held

King Salman: Islamic countries need knowledge revival

:: King Salman said that the first Islamic Summit of Science, Technology, Innovation and Modernization in the Islamic World, being held in Astana, Kazakhstan, emanates from the noble values ​​of Islam and the principles of the Charter of the Organization

Rohingya rebels declare truce as desperation hits camps

:: Rohingya insurgents, whose attack on Myanmar security forces last month triggered savage military reprisals, declared a monthlong truce Sunday as refugees continued to flood across the border into Bangladesh only to face scant basic resources, hunger and illness. The

Israel mulls expansion of settlement in east Jerusalem

:: Israeli authorities were set Sunday to discuss granting building permits that would create the largest Israeli settlement inside a Palestinian neighborhood, a watchdog group said. Jerusalem city council’s planning and construction committee was to examine issuing building permits for

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