Saudi attorney general says authorities closely monitoring Jeddah floods

:: Saudi Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb issued directives to the head of the Public Prosecution Branch in the Mecca region and the head of the Department of Jeddah province and all More »

Saudi Arabia backs Arab League stance to check Iranian interference

:: The Cabinet, chaired by King Salman, on Tuesday reaffirmed the statement issued by the emergency meeting of the Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo and their condemnation of all terror acts More »

Saudi Arabia steps up oil diplomacy ahead of OPEC meeting

:: Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih and his staff are busy these days. The minister and some of his aides are in continuous talks with global producers to convince them to attend More »

Yemeni vice president warns against Houthi backstabbing

:: The Yemeni Vice President General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar has reaffirmed that the “Houthi party represents Iran’s claws in Yemen, the Arabian Peninsula and the region.” Ahmar also said that Yemenis cannot More »

Saudi crown prince donates SR12 million to support charitable societies in southern region

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has donated SR12 million from his own account to charitable societies in the southern region of the Kingdom to supplement the support already being provided to More »


Kidnappers release Saudi national Ali al-Basharawi held in Lebanon

:: Saudi Press Agency representative Jamal al-Saheli said that a kidnapped Saudi national held in Lebanon has been released. Ali al-Basharawi was handed over to the Lebanese army intelligence after two cars brought him to al-Sayyid Ali deserted area. The

‘New roadblocks’ emerge in Iraq after ISIS defeat

:: The war against ISIS in Iraq may soon be over but providing humanitarian aid to Iraqis is becoming more difficult as new political and cultural divides open up, the director of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said. Jan Egeland

Saudi Arabia concerned over female terrorism at universities, schools

King Salman

:: 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 chaired the Cabinet’s session on Tuesday afternoon at

UN resolution calls on Iranian militia fighters to exit Syrian conflict

:: The UN General Assembly has passed a resolution against serious human rights violations in Syria, most notably is their call on Iranian militias to leave Syria. The UN resolution condemned systematic violations and abuses against Syrian civilians since the

Lebanese president welcomes Saad Hariri’s plans to return soon

:: Lebanese President Michel Aoun, who has refused to accept Saad Hariri’s resignation as prime minister unless Hariri returns from Saudi Arabia, welcomed comments from Hariri that he plans to come home soon, palace sources and visitors said on Monday.

More than 60 killed in air strike on Syrian market town

:: The death toll from air strikes on a Syrian town in a “de-escalation zone” has risen to 61, a war monitor said on Tuesday, a demonstration of the fragile state of areas set up in attempt to ease the

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

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