Kuwait to give $2 billion in loans, investments for Iraq

:: Kuwait’s Emir said it would lend $1 billion and commit a further $1 billion of investments to Iraq, joining a group of international backers that have this week pledged funds to More »

“France will strike” if proven chemical bombs used in Syria

:: President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that “France will strike” if chemical weapons are used against civilians in the Syrian conflict but that he had not yet seen any evidence that More »

King says Jordanians ‘let down’ by international community

:: Jordan’s King Abdullah II says that “life for Jordanians today is very, very tough” as a result of a large refugee influx and that he feels the international community has “let More »

King Salman’s call for cultural diversity wins praise

:: The Saudi Cabinet has welcomed King Salman’s address to guests at the 32nd Janadriyah festival emphasizing the importance of culture as a basic pillar for a nation’s identity and values. Chaired More »

Sami Anan blackmail documents revealed, Egyptian army investigates

:: The Egyptian military said Monday it would take legal action against the country’s former anti-corruption chief Hisham Geneina and former military chief-of-staff Sami Anan, who is currently under arrest. Geneina, who More »

 

Egypt forces have killed 38 militants in major operation

:: Egypt’s military said Tuesday it has killed 38 militants and arrested more than 500 militants and suspects days after launching a major operation against an ISIS group affiliate in Sinai. The military said it had killed 10 “extremely dangerous”

KSRelief signs three projects to fight cholera in Yemen

:: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) signed three humanitarian projects on Tuesday worth $11 million with the World Health Organization (WHO) to combat and eradicate the cholera epidemic in Yemen. This initiative was taken by Crown

Arab coalition forces intensify strikes in Saada

:: The Arab coalition forces in Yemen destroyed a communications room belonging to the Houthi militia on the western front of Saada after intense airstrikes. According to Al Arabiya correspondent in Yemen, the joint operations room of the coalition forces

King Salman’s call for cultural diversity wins praise

King Salman

:: The Saudi Cabinet has welcomed King Salman’s address to guests at the 32nd Janadriyah festival emphasizing the importance of culture as a basic pillar for a nation’s identity and values. Chaired by King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh

Sami Anan blackmail documents revealed, Egyptian army investigates

:: The Egyptian military said Monday it would take legal action against the country’s former anti-corruption chief Hisham Geneina and former military chief-of-staff Sami Anan, who is currently under arrest. Geneina, who was a leading figure in Anan’s brief presidential

Israeli military trial of Palestinian teen opens behind closed doors

:: The Israeli military trial of a Palestinian teenager charged after a viral video showed her hitting two soldiers in the occupied West Bank began Tuesday behind closed doors. The judge in the trial ordered journalists removed from the courtroom,

US and Turkish officials in talks as relations reach ‘crisis point’

Mevlut Cavusoglu

:: Senior officials from the US and Turkey are holding urgent meetings as the strategic relationship between the two countries reaches breaking point over the war in Syria. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will arrive for talks in Ankara

UK is concerned at Iran’s role in a confrontation at Israel’s border with Syria

:: British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said London was concerned at Iran’s role in a confrontation at Israel’s border with Syria. “We are concerned at the Iranian actions, which detract from efforts to get a genuine peace process under way,”

Duterte expands ban for Filipino workers in Kuwait amid murder, abuse reports

:: The Philippines Monday expanded a ban on its citizens working in Kuwait after President Rodrigo Duterte angrily lashed out at the Gulf state over reports of Filipino workers suffering abuse and exploitation. Authorities say 252,000 Filipinos work in Kuwait,

Bahraini king receives Qatari opposition figure

:: Bahrain’s King Hamad on Sunday received Qatari opposition figure Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim Al-Thani and his delegation at Al-Rawdah Palace in Manama. Sheikh Sultan tweeted that it was an “honor” to meet with the king. During their meeting, they

Iranian intellectuals demand referendum to change regime

:: Iranian human rights activists, authors and politicians said in a statement issued Sunday that the Iranian regime has proved its failure and called for an internationally-supervised referendum “to specify the features of the future regime.” The statement, which was

ISIS’s Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is ‘alive but wounded’ in Syria hideout

:: An Iraqi interior ministry official said ISIS’s head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is alive and being treated at a field hospital in Syria after being wounded in an air strike. “We have irrefutable information and documents from sources within the

Iran unveils new homemade nuclear-capable ballistic missiles

:: Iran has unveiled a series of new homemade nuclear-capable ballistic missiles during military parades held this week. The parades come after a confrontation between an Iranian drone and Israeli forces in Syria on Saturday. The arsenal included a nuclear-capable

Yemeni army foils attack by Houthis off Jazan

:: Yemen’s national army forces foiled on Monday an attack by the Houthis in Razih district off Jazan region in Saudi Arabia. Al Arabiya correspondent reported that the Houthis tried to advance towards positions controlled by the National Army close

Washington denies discussing annexation of settlements with Netanyahu

:: The White House denied on Monday that the United States had discussed with Israel a plan to annex settlements in the occupied West Bank. White House spokesman Josh Raffle, who works with Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, and

Coalition: Houthis fired 95 missiles toward Saudi Arabia so far

:: The spokesman for the Arab coalition forces in Yemen said that the Houthi militias targeted Saudi Arabia with 95 ballistic missiles since the beginning of the war. Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said at a press conference on Monday

Israel accuses Turkey of aiding Hamas

:: Israel on Monday accused Turkey of helping the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas to gain in military strength, following its arrest and deportation of a Turkish citizen. The Shin Bet intelligence agency said the movement’s “economic and military activity in

Palestinian leader Abbas tells Putin he wants US peace role diluted

:: Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday he could no longer accept the role of the United States as a mediator in talks with Israel because of Washington’s behavior, the Interfax news agency reported. “We

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