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 »


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Saudi Arabia’s first robot gets its first job at government entity

:: Saudi Arabia’s first robot employee started work at one of the kingdom’s government entities and has been handed its job ID as well as his required functions. The robot attended its first meeting on Sunday morning at the Technical

Lebanon’s Hariri signals new government near

:: Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri said on Friday he was very close to forming a new government and would hold more talks with the country’s main parties. Foreign donors have said Lebanon, which held a parliamentary election in May,

Syrian army moves to tame opposition-held Damascus districts

Backed by Russian air power and allied militiamen on the ground, Syrian troops have recaptured entire cities from rebels and ISIS extremists in the past year, including the key cities of Aleppo, Homs and Palmyra. Yet for the past three

Fighters evacuated from besieged Syria town reach rebel city

A first group of rebels and their families evacuated from the Syrian town of Daraya after four years of government siege have reached opposition-held territory, a monitor said on Saturday. At least five buses carrying fighters and their families arrived

Tunisia’s newly nominated prime minister presents government

Tunisia’s newly nominated prime minister has announced that his government will include members of the previous administration in key posts. Youssef Chahed said on Saturday that he was keeping seven ministers of the former government, including the defense, interior and

UN Syria envoy to pursue peace talks next week

The UN Special Envoy for Syria said on Thursday peace talks would continue next week, despite the main opposition’s decision to leave early, which he dismissed as “diplomatic posturing.” Staffan de Mistura, in an interview with French-language Swiss television, said

Key countries back unity government in stabilizing Libya

Britain, France and Russia on Thursday backed the new UN-brokered unity government in Libya and called for international support for its efforts to reunite and stabilize the deeply divided country. Russia’s UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said creating a central authority

Iraqi PM to present new cabinet lineup to parliament

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he would present to parliament on Thursday his new cabinet lineup aimed at fighting corruption, in keeping with a deadline set by the legislature earlier in the week. Abadi announced more than six weeks

Divided Libya proposes new national govt

Libya’s U.N.-backed council announced the formation of a revised national unity government on Sunday, with the internationally-recognized parliament to vote on the line-up early this week. The new government has 13 ministers and five ministers of state inclusive of three

Saudi Arabia’s Shura seeks new quality criteria for govt agencies

Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council on Tuesday called for framing new quality criteria and performance indexes for government agencies and public utility undertakings. The Council session, chaired by its Deputy President Muhammad Al-Jafri, took the decision in a step to bolster

24 Libyan municipalities sign up to unity deal

The leaders of 24 Libyan municipalities on Monday signed the U.N.-sponsored agreement on the formation of a national unity government, in a move welcomed by U.N. envoy Martin Kobler. “I’m very happy there are 24 signatures of the Libyan political

Media a vital bridge between Saudi government, public

Khaled Almaeena

By : Khaled Almaeena Usually after Friday prayers, people in different localities get together and share a cup of tea before dispersing to their homes. They discuss various subjects and focus either on the topic of the day or on

As a political entity, Iraq is melting away

Dr. John C. Hulsman

By : Dr. John C. Hulsman As a political-risk analyst, it is easy in the rush of every day to lose sight of what truly matters, the patterns behind the headlines that actually condition the world we find ourselves in.

Rebel fire kills 8 in Syria’s Aleppo: Monitor

Rebel fire killed eight people in Syria’s second city Aleppo Thursday, the latest in a spate of civilian deaths in government-held districts this week, a monitoring group said. “A large rocket knocked down a three-floor building in Sharea Tishreen and

Seven senior Saudi health officials face the axe

Seven senior officials of the Saudi Health Ministry are expected to be sacked prior to investigations on corruption charges, Al-Watan Arabic daily reported on Tuesday quoting ministry’s sources. They said the Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution (BIP) has made

Kuwait jails ex-minister over article criticizing government

Kuwait authorities arrested a former liberal cabinet minister as he attempted to leave the country Saturday, after being sentenced to a week in jail over an article criticizing the government, his lawyer said. Saad al-Ajmi, information minister between 1999-2000, was

Yemen’s parliament approves new Cabinet

Yemen’s parliament on Thursday approved a new government despite months of violence and political wrangling that has shaken the country. Parliament’s approval could ease tensions but it is unlikely to resolve the power struggle between President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi

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