King Salman receives Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani

:: Saudi King Salman received in his residence in the city of Tangier in the Kingdom of Morocco, on Thursday night, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim More »

Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said on Thursday a unit of the security forces committed “abuses” against civilians during the offensive to oust ISIS insurgents from the More »

UAE Minister: Qatar must end politicization of Hajj after King Salman initiative

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Thursday that Qatar’s politicization of Hajj must come to an end following the initiative taken by More »

Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial More »

Who is Abdullah Al Thani, descendant of ruling family which built modern Qatar?

:: Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani is the second son of the late Emir Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani, the grandson of the Emir of Qatar, More »

 

Saudi official: Over 700,000 illegal expatriates return using amnesty

:: Saudi Arabia’s Director of General Directorate of Passports, Maj. Gen. Sulaiman bin Abdulaziz Al-Yahya, has revealed that more than 700,000 expatriates who were found in violation of the residence and employment regulations have returned to their

Baghdad urges international community to gather evidence of ISIS’s crimes

:: Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari called upon the international community to gather and preserve evidence of crimes committed by ISIS organization, stressing that the Iraqi government wants to prosecute ISIS militants before Iraqi judiciary. Baghdad is

How three Saudi women launched a mobile phone repair company

:: Aljawharah Alqahtani was studying at the Princess Nora bint Abdul Rahman University in Riyadh when she saw a need for a mobile repair shop tailored specifically for women. Entrepreneurship platform Wamda recently featured their story. Women

Driver runs over two police at Barcelona checkpoint: Police

:: A driver ran over two police officers at a checkpoint in Barcelona following a van attack in the city center, Catalan police said on Twitter. Spanish media had earlier reported that at least one policeman was

Work on Grand Mosque expansion to resume

:: Saudi Binladin Group will restart work next month on the $26.6 billion expansion of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, nearly two years after work stopped in the wake of a crane collapse at the site that

Egypt’s first bitcoin exchange to begin trading this month

:: Egypt’s first bitcoin exchange will go live later this month, the founders of Bitcoin Egypt said, linking the Middle East’s most populous country with a cryptocurrency that has surged in value in recent months. Many governments

Egypt’s cabinet passes regulations for new investment law

:: Egypt’s cabinet passed regulations on Thursday for a new investment law aimed at attracting foreign investors to help the economy recover after a 2011 uprising. Investment Minister Sahar Nasr said the law will now be passed

Emirati mystery thriller film hits UAE screens today

:: An Emirati written, directed and produced film A Tale of Shadows is set to screen in VOX cinemas across the UAE on today (August 17, 2017). The feature film is among the few Emirati cinematic projects

Emma Stone tops list of best paid actresses

:: Oscar-winning Emma Stone capped a perfect 12 months on Wednesday as she knocked Jennifer Lawrence off the top spot on Forbes’ 2017 list of the world’s highest-paid actresses. Stone, 28, who won best actress for her

‘M: I6’ shoot halted as Tom Cruise injures ankle in stunt

:: Filming of “Mission: Impossible 6” has been delayed by up to three months after its star Tom Cruise damaged his ankle in a botched stunt, US media reported on Wednesday. The 55-year-old, known for performing his

Searching for a hero: An Egyptian dilemma

Mohammed Nosseir

By : Mohammed Nosseir :: “Late President (Gamal Abdel) Nasser put me behind bars for two years, yet my loyalty to him remained unabated throughout my prison term, and up to the present,” said a renowned Egyptian

US city refuses to honor American veterans killed by Israel

Ray Hanania

By : Ray Hanania :: If there is one thing Americans want the world to know, it is that they revere and admire their men and women who have served in the military, especially during this period

Qatar,‘damaged’ by ATQ sanctions, has the worst still to come

Frank Kane

By : Frank Kane :: June was a bad month for Qatar. It suffered a collapse in imports, soaring food inflation and tighter financial conditions in the first month of sanctions imposed by the Anti-Terror Quartet (ATQ)

Is the world’s resources not enough for everyone?

Harun Yahya

By : Harun Yahya :: Today, nearly 8 billion people live in the world. Each year, 4.5 billion tons of food is produced. Our world’s food production has enough capacity to easily feed humanity, even with an

California, San Francisco sue over sanctuary restrictions

:: The state of California and city of San Francisco said Monday that they are suing the US Department of Justice over President Donald Trump’s sanctuary city restrictions on public safety grants. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra

Nigeria suicide bombers kill 28, wound 82

:: Three women suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to a camp for displaced people in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, killing 28 people and wounding 82, local sources said. The attack took place in the

King Salman allows Qatari pilgrims to enter Saudi Arabia without electronic permits

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz instructed to allow Qatari pilgrims to enter Saudi Arabia via the land border without electronic permits. This decree came upon the mediation of Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassem Al

Manama: Qatar conspired to overthrow the regime in Bahrain

:: Bahrain reported on Wednesday a connection between a senior official in the Qatari leadership and a terrorist suspect. Manama confirmed that there was contact between Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr and terrorism suspect Ali Salman. Bahrain

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