Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »


Category Archives: Columns

When truth is lost in the fog war

Diana Moukalled

By : Diana Moukalled :: The army-people-resistance is the form of words that has been circulated in the past few years in Lebanon to justify the role of Hezbollah’s militia, which is militarily and politically taking part in government. Hezbollah

How Europe can prevent another Barcelona

Paul Hockenos

By : Paul Hockenos :: Spain’s counter-terrorism laws are among the toughest in Europe. Its immigration policies are restrictive and the razor-wire fences at its borders are menacing. Yet this didn’t deter a group of young men from killing 15

How the new Silk Road could lead directly to Riyadh

Dr. Naser Al-Tamimi

By : Dr. Naser Al-Tamimi :: The visit to Saudi Arabia this week by Zhang Gaoli, the first-ranked Vice Premier of China, suggests that ties between Riyadh and Beijing are likely to develop to higher levels. “My visit this time

Another Method Of Indoctrination: THE “HIDEOUS ART”

Harun Yahya

By : Harun Yahya :: With the early 19th century, people became more familiar with the political design projects of the deep states. As the Internet use grew, and information and communication technologies expanded, many “supposedly” conspiracy theories turned out

The honeymoon is over for Saleh and the Houthis

Dr. Manuel Almeida

By : Dr. Manuel Almeida :: Al-Sabeen Square in Sanaa was the venue on Thursday for the latest chapter of Ali Abdullah Saleh’s Machiavellian quest for political survival, which has already had tragic consequences for Yemen and its people. Thousands

Turkey and Iran may be ending 40 years of enmity

Amir Taheri

By : Amir Taheri :: When I commented recently on efforts by NATO powers to establish some contact with the Iranian military, I did not expect a quick development. But that is precisely what happened last week when Iran’s new

In the end, Trump will have to talk to North Korea

Talmiz Ahmad

By : Talmiz Ahmad :: In response to UN Security Council resolutions tightening sanctions on North Korea after its two missile tests in July that landed near Japan, the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he would fire four

While the West sleeps, Iran continues on its deadly path

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh :: When the nuclear agreement was reached in 2015 between the six world powers and Iran, I pointed out that the major mistake of Western governments was to believe that Tehran viewed the deal in

Netanyahu goes to Russia, and leaves empty-handed

Maria Dubovikova

By : Maria Dubovikova :: After having failed to persuade the US leadership to serve Israel’s interests in Syria, the Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu turned his attention this week to the Russian president Vladimir Putin. The Trump administration in

Trump, the media and the right wing

Ahmad al-Farraj

By : Dr Ahmad al-Farraj :: Much of the US media appears biased against US President Donald Trump and seeks to overstate his relations with the far right. At present the media seems to be projecting views of entrenched state

Merkel assuming leadership role in world of erratic strongmen

Paul Carrel

By : Paul Carrel :: Alarmed by the rise of unpredictable strongmen around the world, Angela Merkel feels she must do more to defend the Western order on which Germany depends. It has been a transformation for the chancellor. Last

Qatar needs to come clean on $1m donation to Clintons

Ray Hanania

By : Ray Hanania :: Did Qatar give the Clinton Foundation $1 million in exchange for getting the Obama administration to whitewash its suspicions that Doha was supporting Daesh? It is worth closely examining the circumstances of the $1 million

The risks of not postponing the Kurdish independence vote

Sharif Nashashibi

By : Sharif Nashashibi :: Senior Iraqi Kurdish official Mala Bakhtiar on Monday raised the possibility of postponing next month’s independence referendum in return for economic and political concessions from the central government in Baghdad. Among those concessions, he said

China is welcome in Saudi Arabia, but speculations of buying Aramco are far-fetched

Frank Kane

By : Frank Kane :: Commercial ties between Saudi Arabia and China have become vitally important for both countries since the visit by Chinese president Xi Jinping in January 2016 that signalled a new era in bilateral relations. That was

The new nuclear danger

Joschka Fischer

By : Joschka Fischer :: As someone who was born in 1948, the risk of a nuclear World War III was a very real part of my childhood. That threat — or at least the threat of East and West

A new threat to Israel’s apartheid state: Bedouin toddlers

Chris Doyle

By : Chris Doyle :: As much of the world engages with a variety of security threats ranging from car rammings, bombings and stabbings to neo-Nazi white supremacist marches, the Israeli army has been dealing with its own security priorities

How Trump betrayed the legacy of Lincoln

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: In one short speech, lasting less than two minutes but nevertheless one of the most important in history, Abraham Lincoln beautifully encapsulated the purpose of the sacrifice of the American civil war. The Gettysburg Address

When opposites attract: Jordan and Turkey have much in common

Osama Al-Sharif

By : Osama Al-Sharif :: The visit to Jordan this week by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signals a major improvement in relations between the two countries, who are celebrating 70 years of diplomatic ties this year. It is

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