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 »


Abadi says Iraq to act soon over border areas in stand-off with Kurds

:: Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, seeking to up the pressure in a stand-off with Iraq’s Kurdish region, said on Tuesday he would act soon over border areas under Kurdish control but predicted his government’s forces would regain them without violence.

Saudi Arabia launches two centers in Yemen to combat cholera

:: King Salman Relief Center in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) are establishing two projects to treat and combat cholera in Yemen as directed by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Advisor at the Royal Court and the

A new page in Turkish-Iraqi relations

Yasar Yakis

By : Yasar Yakis :: Because of the fluidity of developments in the Middle East, almost every actor in regional crises may have opposed another actor at one stage, while having cooperated with them at another stage. This is true

The trials of Netanyahu and Israel’s layered corruption

Ramzy Baroud

By : Ramzy Baroud :: Whether or not the corruption scandals hounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lead to his sacking matters little. Though nearly half of Israelis polled in July — well before the scandals took a much dirtier

Egypt’s youth forums do not solve the youth’s challenges

Mohammed Nosseir

By : Mohammed Nosseir :: One of Egypt’s dilemmas is the mental gap between the reality on the ground and our desires. This gap is widening because of our tendency to build on our own fantastic, unrealistic ideas while neglecting

Disorder in the British foreign policy establishment

Chris Doyle

By : Chris Doyle :: US President Donald Trump may have trashed all previous records in losing or firing key members of his administration, but British Prime Minister Theresa May is playing an impressive catchup. Her minority government already on

Trump Jr. messaged with WikiLeaks during 2016 campaign

Donald Trump Jr.

:: President Donald Trump’s oldest son on Monday released a series of private Twitter exchanges between himself and WikiLeaks during and after the 2016 election, including pleas from the website to publicize its leaks. Donald Trump Jr.’s release of the

Canada’s Trudeau says raised human rights, killings with Philippines’ Duterte

Justin Trudeau

:: Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday said he raised the issue of human rights and extrajudicial killings during a conversation with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who was “receptive” to his comments. Human rights groups had called on leaders

UN chief raises alarm over Rohingya in speech before Suu Kyi

Antonio Guterres

:: The United Nations chief has expressed alarm over the tragic plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar in remarks before that country’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said late Monday the ongoing humanitarian crisis can cause regional

UK’s Johnson makes fuller apology for remarks on jailed aid worker in Iran

:: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson issued a second, fuller apology on Monday for remarks about an Iranian-British aid worker jailed in Iran that critics said might have prompted Iran to extend her prison sentence. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager

Philippines’ Duterte vows comfort for Russian drug suspects

Rodrigo Duterte

:: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has pledged two accused Russian drug traffickers will be detained in a “comfortable house,” rather than his nation’s badly over-crowded jails. Duterte made the commitment at a meeting late Monday with Russian Prime Minister Dmitri

Britain considers diplomatic protection for jailed aid worker in Iran

:: British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government is considering granting diplomatic protection to a jailed aid worker in Iran as part of an effort to secure her release from a jail in the Islamic Republic. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager

Europeans flock to Jeddah to compete at Saudi Foodex 2017

:: There is a large European presence at Saudi Arabia’s leading international food and drink trade exhibition, Saudi Foodex 2017, which was opened on Sunday at the Jeddah Center for Forums and Events. Held under the patronage of Prince Abdullah

Air raids on market kill 53 in north Syria town

:: Air strikes on a market killed at least 53 people, including children, in a town in northern Syria on Monday despite a “de-escalation zone” in place there, a monitor said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it

Saudi Shoura approves study of anti-hate law

:: The Shoura Council approved the study of a draft anti-hate and anti-discrimination law on Monday. The Islamic and Judicial Affairs Committee requested the study of the proposed law, which criminalizes acts that involve aversion to any religion and the

Syrian opposition to meet in Riyadh on November 22nd

:: The Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday evening that Saudi Arabia has responded to the Syrian opposition’s request to hold a meeting in Riyadh from November 22nd to the 24th. Saudi Arabia’s response comes in accordance to the Kingdom’s

Saudi aviation companies join forces to boost Kingdom’s defense capabilities

:: Several Saudi aviation companies have formed an alliance to manufacture airplanes in the Kingdom. The companies signed a memorandum of understanding on the sidelines of the Dubai Airshow on Monday morning. The initiative was launched by TAQNIA Aeronautics, a

UAE and Egypt discuss Lebanon crisis, aggression against Saudi Arabia

:: Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, met with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shokry on Monday in Abu Dhabi. The latest developments in the region, especially the situation in Lebanon and the missile targeting of

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