Bahrain says dispute with Qatar is political, accuses it of military escalation

:: Bahrain’s foreign minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said on Monday that the dispute with Qatar is related More »

What did Iran’s president tell Qatar’s emir on Eid al-Fitr?

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday said his country wants to bolster ties with Qatar and rejected a More »

Turkey’s Erdogan backs Qatar’s response to list of Arab demands

:: Turkish President Tayyip Ergodan said on Sunday he backed Qatar’s response to a list of demands issued by More »

Terrorism scourge of this era, says King Salman

:: Terrorism is the “scourge of this era,” King Salman said on Saturday, adding that Saudi Arabia was making More »

Yemen launches investigation into human rights abuses in liberated areas

:: Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dajar issued a decision to form a joint committee to investigate allegations regarding More »


To hell with war

Jonathan Power

By : Jonathan Power :: Frederick the Great of Prussia was a friend of Voltaire, and enjoyed ribald evenings with the philosopher discussing the intricacies of life’s

Muslims skeptical about ‘road rage’ in Virginia girl’s death

:: Police in Virginia on Monday blamed road rage for the killing of a teenage Muslim girl who was allegedly attacked by a driver while walking with

Belgian troops shoot person at Brussels station after blast

:: Belgian troops patrolling Brussels Central Station “neutralized” a person after a small explosion on Tuesday, a police spokesman said, adding that there were no other casualties

French defence minister Goulard announces resignation

:: French Defence Minister Sylvie Goulard announced her resignation on Tuesday over a fake jobs scandal that has hit her small centrist MoDem party, allied with President

French police hold 4 family members of Champs-Élysées assailant

:: French police have taken into custody four members of the family of a radicalized Islamist who was killed when he rammed a car loaded with guns

First degree relatives of mixed families allowed to cross Saudi-Qatar border

:: First degree relatives of mixed Saudi-Qatari families will be allowed to cross the Salwa border, Al Arabiya News Channel’s correspondent has reported. “Saudi Arabia is allowing

US-led coalition confirms death of ISIS grand mufti Turki al-Binali

:: The United States-led coalition said on Tuesday it had killed ISIS’ self-proclaimed top cleric in an air strike in May on a Syrian town near the

Who are Saudi Arabia’s newly-appointed princes?

ef as Saudi Arabia’s interior minister. :: King Salman appointed a new set of princes, Wednesday morning, to head high profile governmental positions in Saudi Arabia and

Saudi-Iraqi agreement on combating terrorism and drying up its resources

:: Saudi King Salman and Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi held discussions on Tuesday on the possibilities and means of developing bilateral relations, the two sides affirmed

Mohammed bin Naif pledges allegiance to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

:: Prince Mohammed bin Naif, former crown prince, pledged allegiance to the newly-appointed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at Al-Safa Palace Wednesday. Custodian of the Two Holy

Astronomically, Sunday expected to be the first day of Eid al-Fitr

:: Ramadan is calculated to end on Saturday, July 24 – the same weekday as it began. Sunday will therefore be the first day of Eid al-Fitr,

Official: Qatar can stay under ‘blockade forever’

:: CEO of the state-owned Qatar Petroleum said on Tuesday in an interview that Doha can continue to sustain itself under “blockade forever,” in a statement showing

Israeli soldiers shot dead Palestinian armed with knife

:: A Palestinian attempted to stab Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank Tuesday before being shot dead, the army said. A military statement said that the

Mohammed bin Salman named crown prince — SPA

:: Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been appointed as the country’s crown prince, replacing Prince Mohammed bin Naif, a royal decree carried by the

Saudi deputy crown prince meets Iraqi PM Abadi

:: Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met in Mecca on Monday with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to review bilateral relations and latest developments in

US shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border

:: The US led coalition said on Tuesday it had shot down an armed pro-Syrian drone that had been advancing on its forces near a garrison close

King Salman holds meeting with Saudi Council of Ministers

:: King Salman said on Monday evening during a meeting with the Council of Ministers that the Kingdom’s dedication to serve the Two Holy Mosques is an

Free suhoor meals for thousands of pilgrims in Makkah

:: On a directive from Makkah Governor and Adviser to King Salman Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, thousands of Umrah pilgrims at the Grand Mosque in Makkah are being

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