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 »

 

Israel ‘ignoring’ a UN resolution to immediately halt settlements

Israel has ignored a United Nations resolution demanding it halt settlement building in the occupied Palestinian territory that was criticized by the Trump administration, the UN Middle East envoy said Friday. Although the UN Security Council resolution passed December 23

Myanmar rejects UN investigation of anti-Rohingya crimes

Myanmar on Saturday rejected the UN rights council’s decision to investigate allegations that security officers have murdered, raped and tortured Rohingya Muslims, saying the probe would only “inflame” the conflict. The Geneva-based body agreed Friday to “urgently” dispatch a fact-finding

US charges Lebanese ‘Hezbollah financier’

US authorities arrested a long-wanted alleged Hezbollah financier Friday on charges of violating US terror-related sanctions, after he was apparently deported to the United States from Morocco. Kassim Tajideen was formally charged in US federal court in Washington nearly eight

London attacker not on Saudi security radar, says Saudi embassy

The man who killed four people near Britain’s Houses of Parliament on Wednesday had spent time working in Saudi Arabia but did not have a criminal record there or attract the attention of the security services, the Saudi Embassy in

Washington sanctions 30 entities and individuals linked to Iran

Washington has sanctioned 30 entities and individuals linked to Iran.

The US administration has imposed sanctions on 30 foreign entities and individuals for transferring sensitive technology to Iran’s missile program or for violating export restrictions on the Islamic Republic, North Korea, and Syria. The State Department announced in a statement

Emaar Malls is latest bidder for regional e-commerce giant Souq.com

The buzz around Souq.com, the Dubai-based e-commerce platform, got more exciting with Al Arabiya reporting that Emaar Malls has made an offer worth $800 million to buy the site. Emaar Malls is headed by chairman Mohamed Alabbar, who is also

Syrian rivals tackle governance, terrorism at UN talks

Syrian rivals will tackle all agenda items at peace talks this week, including political transition, the United Nations mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Friday, warning not to expect “miracles.” The fifth round of stalled UN-backed negotiations have started in

Israeli soldiers seize boy, shoot dead teen

An Israeli rights group has released an amateur video that shows soldiers seizing a terrified 8-year-old Palestinian boy. The soldiers in the video are trying to get him to identify people who had thrown a firebomb in the occupied West

Kanye West settles with Hungarian singer over alleged song theft

Kanye West has settled a lawsuit by a Hungarian rock singer who accused the hip-hop star of sampling one of his best-known works without permission for the 2013 song “New Slaves.” The accord resolves claims that 85 seconds, or one-third,

After London, where do we go from here?

Mamdouh AlMuhaini

By : Mamdouh AlMuhaini The recent terrorist attack in London is an addition to the tragic list of violent acts that have claimed lives of innocent people who just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Hezbollah and the gullible Arabs

Mohammed Al Shaikh

By : Mohammed Al Shaikh The Russians would not save Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his regime without Israeli approval. It is widely known that Israel has normal, if not strong, relations with Russia. Tense relations are neither in Israel

Syria: Six years of an orphaned revolt

Eyad Abu Shakra

By : Eyad Abu Shakra Marine Le Pen, the French extreme right’s presidential candidate, clearly summed up how the West regards the Syrian Revolt, which erupted six years ago. In an interview with Al-Arabiya TV channel, she replied to a

The Middle East’s role in Turkey-EU relations

Sinem Cengiz

By : Sinem Cengiz Is Turkey part of Europe or the Middle East? This question has become something of a cliché, with the answer usually solely about geography and lacking a clear explanation. Geographically, Turkey stands in between the two

Trump team’s bid to reverse mistake of withdrawing from Iraq

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed US President Donald Trump reiterated his point of view regarding the crisis in Iraq. “We should not have entered Iraq, but since we entered, we should not have left”, he had already said during his election

The complications in Yemen

Maria Dubovikova

By : Maria Dubovikova The Yemeni conflict is frequently called a forgotten war, because in terms of media coverage it is always overshadowed by Syria and Iraq. But its tragedy is no less serious, and has no justification; this is

UK Parliament attacker’s birth name revealed as police arrest two more

British police said they had made two further significant arrests in the investigation into the attack on London’s parliament and gave the birth name of the man behind the assault as Adrian Russell Ajao. Britain’s top anti-terrorism officer, Mark Rowley,

Fillon accuses French president of involvement in plot against him

Francois Fillon

French presidential candidate Francois Fillon accused President Francois Hollande on Thursday of being involved in what he alleges is a government plot to spread damaging media leaks about his affairs to destroy his chances of being elected. The conservative Fillon,

Putin meets France’s Le Pen in Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin met Marine Le Pen during a visit to Moscow on Friday by the French far-right presidential candidate, Russian state television showed. “We by no means want to influence the current events but we reserve the right

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