Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »

 

Tag Archives: Abdulrahman al-Rashed

On privatizing Saudi airports

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed I frequently use the Riyadh and Jeddah airports, and used to feel that they were a test of passengers’ patience due to bad services and hours of waiting. Although these airports have only witnessed simple improvements,

Saudi-Iranian crisis without diplomats or mediators

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed This is the worst phase of confrontation between Saudi Arabia and Iran in 30 years. The stances of countries in solidarity with the kingdom – such as the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Sudan –

Why exclude Nimr al-Nimr from punishment?

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed A New York Times reporter in Tehran deleted his tweet that all the convicts executed by Saudi Arabia on Saturday were Shiite, and clarified that this was untrue. However, he did not say only four of

Russians and Iranians together in the same trench

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed It’s true that this is the third time in months I have written about the alleged dispute between the Russians and the Iranians. I still find it hard to believe news about this rift and instead

Samir Qantar is no hero, and Hezbollah is no resistance

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed Syria’s tragedy exposed the real faces behind the masks worn by many in the Arab political arena. Samir Qantar, one of Hezbollah’s stars, was recently killed there. No one cared about him, although Hezbollah hailed him

Aramco TV and the beginning of awareness

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed I have enjoyed reading the book “Aramco TV” by Dr Abdullah al-Madni, which studies the first Arab TV channel in the Gulf. The Arabian American Oil Company (Aramco) has left positive fingerprints on life in the

Has Washington turned against Iran?

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed You do not know who or what to believe from official statements issued by Washington regarding the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Syrian regime or Iran. There is an exceptional statement from a

Britain’s opinion on the Muslim Brotherhood

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed British Prime Minister David Cameron has described the Muslim Brotherhood is a “deliberately opaque and habitually secretive” group. These two charges are not enough to ban the group and sanction its members. If the British government

Riyadh conference key in seeking alternative to Assad

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed The upcoming Riyadh conference is the first serious attempt to map out Syria’s future, and it’s the first meeting of Syrian opposition groups to be held according to official and international desire. It originated from the

Women’s role in Saudi municipal elections is a huge step

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed It makes us proud to see Saudi women take part in elections for the first time. There are 979 women participating as candidates in the upcoming municipal elections. That is a big number, and it’s a

Downing of the Russian jet will divide the region

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed How did the Syrian crisis evolve from a civil war to a Saudi-Iranian regional conflict and, now, to an international conflict between Russia and NATO? Turkey’s downing of the Russian warplane is a significant event that

The five mistakes which brought back terrorism

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed In May 2011, millions of people across the world witnessed the end of al-Qaeda organization, or to be more accurate, the end of the organization’s leader, Osama bin Laden, who was killed during a skillful intelligence

Apologizing to Iran

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed I am not surprised that Iranian President Hassan Rowhani has demanded that the United States apologize for its past behavior before opening embassies in each others’ capitals. Washington seems desperate to gain Tehran’s friendship, and is

Iryani – The chemist the Yemenis lost

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed The two most famous men in the history of modern Yemen are Ali Abdullah Saleh, the uneducated former president who attained governance via military power, and Dr Abdulkarim al-Iryani, the cultured diplomat who holds a PhD

Resolving the Russian plane crisis

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed A campaign by Egyptian officials and media figures in response to recent precautionary measures taken by western countries, including the suspension of flights and evacuating tourists from Sharm el-Sheikh, won’t impact any official government decisions made

An Arab boycott of Palestine too

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed Palestinian citizens of Israel cannot enter Arab countries. This is how they are rewarded for holding on to their land and tolerating decades of Israeli oppression. It is prohibited to sell their products in Arab markets,

The Arabian Peninsula without Arabs

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed Recent scientific studies suggest that in 60 years the temperature and humidity in our region will reach 70 degrees Celsius; it will be impossible to live in the Arabian Peninsula. Indeed, the presence of oil resources

The Saudi king and the media

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed Arab and international journalists have always targeted Saudi Arabia – at times, they might have been right in doing so, but some have ulterior motives in their coverage. When it comes to dealing with the media,

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