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 »

De Mistura: October will be ‘decisive’ in Syrian crisis

:: The United Nations hopes for a “serious negotiation” between the government and a still-to-be-formed unified Syrian opposition in October or November, UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said More »

 

Tag Archives: DONALD TRUMP

California, San Francisco sue over sanctuary restrictions

:: The state of California and city of San Francisco said Monday that they are suing the US Department of Justice over President Donald Trump’s sanctuary city restrictions on public safety grants. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra

California, San Francisco sue over sanctuary restrictions

:: The state of California and city of San Francisco said Monday that they are suing the US Department of Justice over President Donald Trump’s sanctuary city restrictions on public safety grants. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra

As Trump tweets, US ‘cold monster’ starts to awaken

Amir Taheri

By : Amir Taheri :: How is Donald Trump doing? In the past couple of weeks, this question has been making the rounds in political and punditry circles, as people ponder the new US president’s first six

Ivanka Trump to head US delegation at India summit

:: United States President Donald Trump announced on twitter that his daughter will be leading the US delegation at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in India on Thursday, daily newspaper Khaleej Times reported. Trump added that having

Venezuela defense chief calls Trump threat of intervention ‘crazy’

Vladimir Padrino

:: An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hit the Philippines’ northern island of Luzon on Friday and was felt in the capital Manila, shaking buildings and forcing the evacuation of offices and schools. There were no immediate reports

Take cover, avoid bomb flash – Guam issues nuclear guidelines

:: Guam posted emergency guidelines on Friday to help residents prepare for any potential nuclear attack after a threat from North Korea to fire missiles in the vicinity of the US Pacific territory. Pyongyang’s state-run KCNA news

Kuwait refutes ‘existence of large numbers of North Korean workers’

:: Kuwait’s foreign ministry rejected “recent media reports” on the “existence of large North Korean expatriate workers in Kuwait.” Previously, The Associated Press said that Kuwait will continue to grant visas to North Korean laborers whose wages

North Korea details Guam missile plan and brushes off Trump’s warning

:: North Korea dismissed as a “load of nonsense” warnings by U.S. President Donald Trump that it would face “fire and fury” if it threatened the United States, and outlined on Thursday detailed plans for a missile

Tillerson: Trump’s tough talk aims to send message to North Korea

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson played down President Donald Trump’s incendiary warning to North Korea on Wednesday, saying he was just trying to send a strong message in language its leader would understand. Tillerson, speaking

Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ parallels North Korean rhetoric

:: President Donald Trump ventured into North Korean territory with his vow to respond to threats from the isolated dictatorship with “fire and fury” unparalleled in history. Trump’s remarks seemingly implying a nuclear strike came Tuesday as

Tillerson tells Russian FM: Election meddling created ‘serious mistrust’

:: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday he had told his Russian counterpart that Moscow’s meddling in the US presidential election had created “serious mistrust” between the two countries. After meeting Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in

Russia’s ex-ambassador to US rejects accusations of meddling

:: The former Russian ambassador to the United States on Saturday strongly denied the accusations of meddling in the US presidential election. Sergei Kislyak, who has just returned from Washington, said on Russian state Rossiya 24 television

Trump praises Sessions’ plans to combat leaks

:: Donald Trump has praised Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ plan to combat leaks of classified information in a rare show of support for the man the President called “beleaguered”, the media reported “After many years of leaks

US officially tells UN it wants out of Paris climate deal

:: The Trump administration on Friday officially told the United Nations that the U.S. intends to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate pact. But the State Department’s announcement doesn’t formally start the process of the U.S.

Trump and Macron discuss ‘countering Iranian malign influence’

:: US President Donald Trump discussed increasing cooperation in the ongoing crises in Syria and Iraq in a telephone call with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Friday. The two leaders also spoke about “countering Iranian malign

Trump administration goes on the attack against leaks

:: US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, taking up an issue that has infuriated President Donald Trump, went on the attack against leaks on Friday, and said that the government was reviewing policies on compelling journalists to reveal

Trump signs bill imposing sanctions on Russia

:: White House officials say President Donald Trump has signed a bill to impose new sanctions on Russia. Two White House officials said that the president signed the bill on Wednesday morning. The package of stiff financial

Is Trump endorsing Obama’s policy in Iraq and Syria?

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham :: Declaring victory against Daesh, Al-Nusra Front, or other Al-Qaeda affiliates and extremist groups is ultimately meaningless, as long as the fate of their fighters remains shrouded in the same kind of mystery

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