UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

:: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday that the Aramco attacks are a dangerous escalation. Justifying the terrorist attacks on the two oil facilities as a More »

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

:: A Parliament member who is a senior pro-India politician in Indian-controlled Kashmir was arrested Monday under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without More »

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

:: The latest attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities resulted in the halt of an estimated 5.7 million barrels of crude oil supplies, or about 50 percent of Saudi Aramco’s production, Saudi More »

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

:: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met in Riyadh with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and conveyed to him the regards of King Salman and the Crown More »

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

:: On Sunday, Saudi Arabia announced that Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud would take on the role as Minister of Energy, replacing Khalid al-Falih. The appointment was announced by the More »

 

Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Trump says unsure Israel seeks peace with Palestinians

:: US President Donald Trump said in an interview published on Sunday that he was “not necessarily sure” Israel was seeking to reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians. Trump has previously denounced the Palestinians for what he sees as

Ex-US official: Obama squandered ‘golden opportunity’ to crush Hezbollah

:: The retired head of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s special-operations division said on Wednesday the Obama administration squandered a chance to dismantle Hezbollah due in part to political motivations to clinch a nuclear deal with Iran, according to a report.

Obama invokes Nazi Germany in plea to avoid complacency

:: Former US president Barack Obama has urged American voters to remain engaged, using the example of Nazi Germany as a cautionary tale about the dangers of complacency. “We get complacent and assume that things continue as they have been,

Could this be the future first female Muslim member of the US Congress?

Fayrouz Saad

:: America could soon see its first Muslim woman in Congress, replacing a white, male, Republican if she succeeds. Speaking to UK website The Independent, Fayrouz Saad, said she was a supporter of providing health care coverage for all Americans,

CNN scoop reveals Obama’s parting words to Donald Trump

:: The contents of the Inauguration Day letter written from Barack Obama to US President Donald Trump was revealed Sunday after CNN obtained a copy from “someone Trump showed it to,” according to the news organization. It is the last

Trump in Saudi Arabia: Restoring what Obama ruined

Turki AlDakhil

By : Turki Aldakhil :: US President Donald Trump has described his planned visit to Saudi Arabia as “historic.” The president’s first foreign trip will be to Saudi Arabia. The visit thus represents an unprecedented case as American presidents’ first

Murky details emerge of the deal that Obama struck with Iran

More than a year ago on January 17, 2016, then President Barack Obama announced on TV the nuclear deal with Iran and also another secretly concluded deal securing freedom for four Iranian-Americans incarcerated by Tehran. In exchange, Obama said he

Trump has to undo Obama’s Mideast legacy

Ahmad al-Farraj

By : Ahmad al-Farraj :: Ever since Donald Trump became president, I have come to realize how bad the situation was during Barack Obama’s term. The latter served two terms which were mostly lean years on the level of America’s

Trump to sell attack planes to Nigeria for Boko Haram fight

Donald Trump

The Trump administration will move forward with the sale of high-tech aircraft to Nigeria for its campaign against Boko Haram Islamic extremists despite concerns over abuses committed by the African nation’s security forces, according to US officials. Congress is expected

When Trump decided to strike

Turki AlDakhil

By : Turki Aldakhil On August 21, 2013, the Assad regime used chemical weapons against civilians in Syria. Back then, President Barack Obama said this attack crossed the “red line.” He was about to carry out an attack against the

Trump enlists Congress, ex-intel chief denies wiretapping

Donald Trump

President Donald Trump turned to Congress on Sunday for help finding evidence to support his unsubstantiated claim that former President Barack Obama had Trump’s telephones tapped during the election. Obama’s intelligence chief said no such action was ever carried out.

Trump alleges wire tapping by Obama during campaign

Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Saturday accused former president Barack Obama of wire tapping him in October during the late stages of the presidential election campaign, but offered no evidence to support the allegation. “How low has President Obama gone

Obama weighs in on President Trump for first time since inauguration

Former US president Barack Obama expressed his objections Monday to any faith-based discrimination, in an apparent dig at his successor Donald Trump’s ban on nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries entering the country. “With regard to comparisons to president Obama’s foreign

US raid in Yemen kills American 8-year-old daughter of al-Awlaki

“She was hit with a bullet in her neck and suffered for two hours,” the girl’s grandfather Nasser al-Awlaki, who was minister in a previous government, told Reuters. “Why kill children? This is the new (US) administration — it’s very

What do Gulf Arabs expect from Donald Trump?

Gulf Arab states are quietly applauding the arrival in the White House of a hawkish leader opposed to their adversary Iran, even if they suspect Donald Trump’s short temper and abrasive tweets may at times heighten tensions in the combustible

Iran bids Obama farewell with insults

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed The Scorpion and the Frog is an animal fable about a frog that carries a scorpion on its back across a river. The frog is first hesitant to carry the scorpion out of fear of being

Obama warns Trump not to scrap Iran nuclear deal

US President Barack Obama on Monday marked the first anniversary of the nuclear deal with Iran by emphasizing its “significant and concrete results” and warning against undoing a pact supported by the world’s major powers. In language that seemed clearly

US blacklists Putin ally and alleged spy killers

The United States on Monday blacklisted Russian President Vladimir Putin’s reputed top enforcer and two more Russians alleged to have fatally poisoned ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko in London a decade ago. The Treasury added the prosecutor and senior investigator Alexander Bastrykin

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