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 »

 

Mexico investigates killing of ‘Narcos’ location scout

:: Authorities in central Mexico say they are investigating the killing of a location scout working on the Netflix series “Narcos,” which chronicles the violent world of drug trafficking. The Mexico State prosecutor’s office says it believes Carlos Munoz Portal

The person named most dangerous online might surprise you

Avril Lavigne

:: One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyonce at something, but she may not be totally happy with her victory — she’s been named the most dangerous celebrity on the Internet. Cybersecurity firm McAfee said Tuesday that Lavigne,

Linkin Park grieves for late singer with concert, video

:: Rockers Linkin Park on Monday announced a concert to mourn singer Chester Bennington following his suicide as they released a poignant video showing him in a sea of light. The concert will take place on October 27 at the

’The man who saved the world’ dies in Russia

Stanislav Petrov

:: Stanislav Petrov, a Soviet military officer who is widely credited with helping prevent a nuclear war with the United States, has died aged 77, his son told AFP on Tuesday. Petrov, whose extraordinary story was told in a documentary

Trump makes US economy great again — at least for now

Frank Kane

By : Frank Kane :: New Yorkers will probably not even notice the annual late summer lockdown of their city for the UN General Assembly, because most are too busy making money. The UN jamboree, which began last week but

Qatar’s problem is that it is ruled by two people

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman Al-Rashed :: From the course of action taken by the four countries to end the Qatari status quo, we can realize that their success is highly probable, no matter how much Doha’s government resists. This week’s political

Netanyahu’s devious campaign to sit at the world’s top table

Ramzy Baroud

By : Ramzy Baroud :: There is a great irony in Israel seeking a seat on the UN Security Council. Since its establishment amid the ruins of Palestinian cities and villages in 1948, Israel has had the most precarious relationship

As world leaders meet at UN, opinion hardens against Myanmar

:: International opinion hardened against Myanmar on Monday as the US, Britain and other powers renewed calls for an end to violence against Rohingya Muslims, whose plight is overshadowing the Southeast Asian nation’s historic transition to democracy. A year ago

More than 150 million children globally are victims of forced labor

:: More than 150 million children, or nearly one in 10 globally, are victims of forced labor and progress in reducing that number has slowed, a leading United Nations’ anti-slavery group said on Tuesday. Nearly half of children in forced

France floats idea of strengthening Tehran nuclear pact post-2025

:: France has raised the possibility of strengthening the provisions of the international accord on Iran’s nuclear program that expire in 2025 and defended the pact against the Trump administration’s misgivings, saying its collapse would risk a regional arms race.

Suu Kyi says Myanmar does not fear ‘international scrutiny’ over Rohingya crisis

Aung San Suu Kyi

:: Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday she “feels deeply” for the suffering of “all people” caught up in conflict scorching through Rakhine state, her first comments on a crisis that also mentioned Muslims displaced by violence. “We are concerned

Saudi FM says solution to Qatar crisis is in Doha’s hands

:: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir on Monday said the solution to the crisis Qatar is facing is in Doha’s hands. Speaking in New York after a meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the UN General

France: Acid attack on 4 US students not seen as terror act

:: Four American college students were attacked with acid Sunday at a train station in the French city of Marseille, but French authorities so far do not think extremist views motivated the 41-year-old woman who was arrested as the alleged

Arab quartet meet in New York to discuss new approach to Qatar crisis

:: The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates held a meeting in New York to discuss the Qatar crisis and a new mechanism to deal with it. This new approach was not detailed, however

Arab Federation for Human Rights calls on UN to intervene in Al-Murrah case

:: The United Nations is being called on to intervene in the unraveling issue of the al-Ghufran branch of Al-Murrah tribe in Qatar, many of whom were left displaced after Doha stripped them of their citizenship. Members of al-Ghufran branch

Syrian army sends more troops across Euphrates, close to US-backed forces

:: Syrian troops crossed to the eastern side of the Euphrates river in Deir al-Zor on Monday, state media and a monitoring group reported, increasing their presence in an area where US-backed forces have also advanced. A commander in a

Chibok mediator wins UN prize for educating victims of Nigeria’s Boko Haram

:: A Nigerian lawyer who helped to secure the release of dozens of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 was on Monday announced the winner of a U.N. prize for providing an education to children uprooted by

True development success can come about when human resources are used to the fullest, Saudi Shoura member Al-Helaissi says

Hoda Al-Helaissi

:: International experts on women’s rights from the Arab region and the West called on decision-makers from the Global South and the Global North to increase their efforts toward addressing barriers and challenges impeding the realization of women’s rights and

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