Egyptian president to meet Trump at White House on April 3

The White House announced Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will make an “official visit” to Washington on April 3, ending years in which the Egyptian president had been kept at arm’s length amid rights More »

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled inaugurates, reviews development projects

Following his annual tour of the coastal cities of Qunfudah and Ardiyat on Sunday, Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal said the total cost of completed and ongoing projects in the area are More »

World health care leaders to present global medical practices in Riyadh

International health care leaders will deliberate on building world class health care standards and practices for the Kingdom at the eHealth and Beyond Conference and Exhibition 2017, which will open in Riyadh More »

STTIM-2017 opens with resolve for sustainable tourism development

The 10th Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market opened on Sunday at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center as part of an effort to attract investors to the tourism industry. The More »

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman receives Jordan’s highest award

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman was presented on Tuesday with Jordan’s highest award for heads of state, during a special military parade in Amman. Jordan’s King Abdullah II presented the Al-Sherif Al-Hussein bin More »

 

Pakistan opposition fury over ex-army chief role in Saudi-led military alliance

Raheel Shariif

News confirming Pakistan’s former army chief General Raheel Sharif leading the Saudi-led military alliance ‘against terrorism and extremism’ is lilely to be met with criticism from the opposition in the country, it has been revealed. According to a news report,

Crackdown creates meat shortage in most populous India state

India’s most populous state is running out of meat. After the Hindu right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party came to power in Uttar Pradesh this month on the back of a resounding electoral victory and named a Hindu priest-cum-politician as the state’s

Pence revives talk of Tel Aviv embassy move to Jerusalem

US Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday revived talk of the possibility the United States may move its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, saying President Donald Trump was seriously considering the matter. During the 2016 US presidential campaign, Trump’s

Myanmar army chief defends military campaign in Rakhine

Min Aung Hlaing

Myanmar’s army chief defended a military crackdown in Rakhine State on Monday after the UN pledged to probe claims security forces carried out a campaign of killing and torture against Rohingya Muslims there. Almost 75,000 people from the persecuted minority

Saudi King Salman to meet Jordan’s King Abdullah ahead of Arab summit in Amman

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz is scheduled to meet with King Abdullah II of Jordan ahead of his participation in the 28th Arab Summit to be held in Amman. King Salman’s visit will involve the signing of 15 agreements

Syrian Democratic Forces take ISIS-held airport near Euphrates dam

A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters took full control Sunday of the Tabqa military airport in the country’s north from ISIS, a spokesman said. The advance comes as the Syrian Democratic Forces alliance prepares for an assault

Massive gold coin worth millions stolen from German museum

Thieves broke into the German capital’s Bode Museum before dawn Monday and made off with a massive 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin worth millions of dollars, police said. Police spokesman Stefen Petersen said thieves apparently entered through a window about 3:30

American University of Beirut settles US lawsuit over Hezbollah media training

A Lebanese university will pay $700,000 to settle a US lawsuit over allegations it provided “material support” to entities linked to Hezbollah, US officials said. The American University of Beirut confirmed in a statement Friday it was settling the lawsuit,

4th Saudi Film Festival to focus on strengthening nascent industry

The fourth edition of the Saudi Film Festival begins Monday evening in Dhahran. The Culture and Arts Association in Dammam, in association with King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, has organized the event. The festival, extending over six days, includes

Saudi stars Rabeh Saqer, Khalid Abdulrahman to hold concert in Riyadh

Saudi singers Rabeh Saqer and Khalid Abdulrahman, are scheduled to hold a concert in Riyadh on April 3 at the King Fahad Cultural Center. This is the second concert to be held in Riyadh after Mohammed Abdu and Rashed al-Majed

Is this the end? Adele hints she won’t ever tour again

Adele

As Grammy-winning superstar Adele wraps up her world tour, many fans have wondered whether this could be the 28-year-old’s last. Speaking at her final concert in New Zealand, Adele told a rain-soaked crowd that this could be her last such

The Westminster attack and the Western dilemma

Mashari Althaydi

By : Mashari Althaydi The ISIS terrorist who drove at pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London and stabbed the policeman at the gate of the British parliament, to be then shot by British policemen, showcased the depth of the Islamist

Israel can shoot the messenger, but cannot kill the message

Baria Alamuddin

By : Baria Alamuddin Most of the world’s media conveniently missed the fact that a UN agency earlier this month issued a report describing Israel as an “apartheid regime.” The report used the word “apartheid” in its strictest sense under

Islamists taking the banner of a civil state

Adnan Hussein

By : Adnan Hussein It does not irritate or provoke me that the leaders of powerful Islamist parties, blocs and groups in the Iraqi authority have finally abandoned their traditional (Islamic) discourse, which they exaggerated its sanctity, and started shouting

Trump, the absent-present guest at the Arab Summit

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham The Palestinian problem is set to be a priority issue at the Arab Summit, which will convene Wednesday on the shores of the Dead Sea in Jordan. The US president has expressed readiness to return the

A kill list targeting Shiite intellectuals

Turki Al-Dakhil

By : Turki Aldakhil Six Saudi influential figures who are critical of uncontrolled arms and terrorist cells were threatened after graffitists listed their names on a wall in the town of Al-Awamiyah. What these men have in common is their

Muslim anxieties and India’s future

Devesh Kapur

By : Devesh Kapur A couple of weeks ago, Narendra Modi was celebrating his biggest electoral triumph since becoming India’s prime minister in 2014. His Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had swept into power in Uttar Pradesh, India’s largest state and

Muslim women form human chain across London’s Westminster Bridge

A group of Muslim women formed a human chain across London’s Westminster Bridge on Sunday, the scene of the UK’s recent terror attack, as a show of solidarity with victims. The event, organized by Women’s March on London, saw the

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