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 »


Nearly 400 bodies recovered from Sierra Leone mudslide — coroner

:: Rescue workers have recovered nearly 400 bodies from a mudslide in the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, the chief coroner said on Tuesday, as rescue operations continued and morgues struggled to find space for all

French police say girl, 13, killed as car plows into Paris pizzeria

:: French police confirmed to Al Arabiya’s correspondent that a 13-year-old girl was killed and at least five people were injured when a driver slammed his car into the sidewalk cafe of a pizza restaurant in a

Modi urges India to reject violence in name of religion

:: Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged India on Tuesday to reject religious violence, after a series of attacks against minorities sparked debate about whether a surge of Hindu nationalism is undermining the country’s secular ideals. In a

Tunisian Islamic scholars support president’s call for gender equality

:: Tunisian authorities on Islamic fatwas at Diwan al-Ifta announced their support for President Beji Caid Essebsi’s proposals granting women further equal rights. In a speech on the occasion of the National Women’s Day, the Tunisian President

25 more children die as India hospital toll reaches 85

:: Twenty-five children died over the weekend at a northern India government hospital that suffered oxygen shortages, taking the overall death toll to 85, authorities told AFP. Indian media have linked 30 of these deaths last Thursday

Saudi Crown Prince discusses anti-ISIS efforts with Trump envoy

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has met with the United States Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS Brett McGurk. During the meeting, both discussed latest developments in the Middle East

Demolition of old buildings in Al-Masoura complete

:: The demolition of old buildings in Al-Masoura district in Al-Awamiyah municipality has been completed, said Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Al-Safayyan, media spokesman of the Eastern Province governorate. A development project will be implemented in Al-Masoura over

Rebels say they shot down Syrian military jet in south

:: Western-backed Syrian rebels said they had shot down a Syrian military jet on Tuesday and captured its pilot in a desert area in southern Syria near the border with Jordan, where the army had recently advanced

Indian intelligence says Qatar-backed groups linked to terrorism

:: The Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) has announced that a large sum of money granted by Qatar to Malabar region in the southern state of Kerala, under the label of charity, has been distributed to agencies

Saudi joint forces ambush Houthi militias near Jazan

:: Joint Saudi forces, on Monday night, carried out a military operation on Houthi strongholds opposite the border region of Jazan, Saudi Arabia. Saudi units struck Houthi militias as they were preparing to conduct a ground offensive

Saudi crown prince receives members of Yemeni House of Representatives

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday met at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah with members of the Yemeni House of Representatives, which is supportive of the country’s legitimate government. Addressing the event, Shoura Council speaker Abdullah

Iran chief of staff in Turkey for talks on Syria, Iraq

:: Iran’s chief of staff arrived in Ankara Tuesday for “unprecedented” talks with Turkey’s leadership reportedly aimed at narrowing differences on the Syria crisis and coordinating policy on Iraq. General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri is due to meet

Kim Jong Un orders N. Korea army ‘to be ready to strike at all times’

:: North Korea says Kim Jong Un received report from its army on plan to launch missiles toward Guam and that their leader recently told them to be ready to strike ‘at all times’ if and when

US Navy: Iranian provocation ‘creates unnecessary risk of escalation’

:: Despite increasing Iranian provocation, the “US Navy will continue to operate as it always has”, a senior commander told Al Arabiya English. The latest of these provocations came on August 13 when an Iranian drone came

India says to deport all Rohingya regardless of UN registration

:: All of an estimated 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living in India are illegal immigrants, even those registered with the UN refugee agency, and the government aims to deport them, a senior government official told Reuters. Junior interior

Iran’s Rouhani warns the US: ‘We can quit the nuclear deal’

:: President Hassan Rouhani warned on Tuesday that Iran could abandon its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers within hours if the United States keeps on imposing new sanctions. In a speech to parliament, he also hit

Traffic accident in Georgia kills Saudi woman, husband injured

:: A Saudi woman and her husband who were holidaying in Georgia when they went out for a walk in the park, oblivious to what was ahead. The couple, whose five children were in the hotel at

Working tirelessly for a political settlement in Yemen, says UK envoy

Simon Shercliff

:: Simon Shercliff, the British Ambassador to Yemen, based in Saudi and criss-crossing the region, said that UK has been playing a vigorous role in trying to help achieve a political solution in Yemen. Shercliff, who took

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