King Salman receives Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani

:: Saudi King Salman received in his residence in the city of Tangier in the Kingdom of Morocco, on Thursday night, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim More »

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 »


Tag Archives: Israel

US city refuses to honor American veterans killed by Israel

Ray Hanania

By : Ray Hanania :: If there is one thing Americans want the world to know, it is that they revere and admire their men and women who have served in the military, especially during this period

Netanyahu’s hold on power hangs by a thread

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: Very few leaders have had the wisdom to vacate their seat at the height of their power. Most start with great promise and hope, and end their tenure with a whimper. After

Palestinian journalists targeted by all sides

:: The internal Palestinian conflict and the larger Arab-Israeli conflict are taking their toll on journalism in Palestine. Palestinian journalists and the public’s right to know seem to be the biggest victims in a campaign that has

Mossad spies in close quarter to Supreme Leader : Iranian press

:: Iranian media has reported that the country’s intelligence services over the past few weeks have arrested a number of people tied closely to the supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) charging

Another attempt to appease the Israeli government

Ramzy Baroud

By : Ramzy Baroud :: The US government is declaring war on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Since 2014, 11 US states have enacted legislation to criminalize the movement, which uses non-violent means to put

Projectile from Gaza lands in Israel: Army

:: A projectile fired from the Islamist Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip landed late on Tuesday in southern Israel, the military said. The incident caused no casualties or damage, a military spokesperson added. Israel and Hamas have fought three

Israel’s demographic game in Jerusalem

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: In its scheming ingenuity, Israel’s government will not cease its efforts to hammer nail after nail into the coffin of a final-status deal with the Palestinians based on a two-state solution. One

US urges UN force in Lebanon to prevent Hezbollah weapons

:: U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley urged the U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon on Monday to step up efforts to prevent the spread of illegal arms in the south, which she said “are almost entirely in the hands

Jordan’s King Abdullah discusses holy site tensions in Ramallah

:: Jordan’s King Abdullah met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Monday for the first time in five years to discuss tensions at a Jerusalem holy site and wider political developments. While the

Israel to strip Arab attacker of citizenship for first time

:: A member of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria said on Sunday she was quitting because a lack of political backing from the UN Security Council had made the job impossible, Swiss national news agency

S&P raises outlook on Israel’s debt profile

:: Israel’s improved economic growth and efforts to rein in spending prompted Standard & Poor’s to raise the outlook on the country’s debt profile, the credit rating firm announced Friday. While S&P held Israel’s debt rating stable

Israel launches preliminary investigation of Amman embassy shootings

:: Israel said on Friday it would conduct a preliminary investigation into the July 23 shooting to death of two Jordanians by a guard at its Amman embassy who the kingdom says should face criminal prosecution. Citing

UN chief to make first visit to Israel, Palestinian territories

:: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres will pay his first visit since taking the UN helm to Israel and the Palestinian territories, including the Gaza Strip, at the end of the month. The UN chief will

Has the left in Israel found new hope?

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: For years, Israel’s political system has been moving to the right, leaving an air of inevitability about the demise of the left and particularly of the Labor Party. Election after election, Likud

The fight for Jerusalem: Palestinians will not be subdued

Ramzy Baroud

By : Dr. Ramzy Baroud :: Five Palestinians were killed and nearly 1,000 others were wounded within ten days in Jerusalem, beginning July 14. Commenting on this alarming figure, the Israeli rights group, B’Tselem accused the Israeli

Jordan’s King Abdullah discusses Israeli shooting in call with Trump

:: US President Donald Trump spoke by phone with Jordan’s King Abdullah on Friday to discuss regional events of the past two weeks and both leaders said they were “encouraged by the efforts taken to de-escalate tensions

Jordan’s king demands Israel put guard on trial for killing Jordanians

:: Jordan’s King Abdullah demanded on Thursday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu put on trial an embassy security guard who shot dead two Jordanians, and said relations between the neighboring states were at risk. Netanyahu gave

Gates to al-Aqsa Mosque reopen with no age restrictions

:: The Islamic Endowments of Jerusalem confirmed that all al-Aqsa gates are now open with no age restrictions imposed, reported News Agency. Earlier in the day, Israeli forces permitted only men over the age of 50 and

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