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 »


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By cutting ties with Iran, Saudi Arabia executed the 48th terrorist

Faisal J. Abbas

By : Faisal J. Abbas It was as if Saudi Arabia executed yet another terrorist when Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir announced the severing of ties with Iran last night. In fact, one could argue that the Iranian regime resembles the

After Ramadi, there’s one more chance to save Iraq

Dr. John C. Hulsman

By : Dr. John C. Hulsman There is no doubt that from a strategic perspective, the retaking of Ramadi—the capital of Sunni-dominated Anbar province in Iraq—amounts to the best news for anti-ISIS forces for a very long time. The shocking,

Why exclude Nimr al-Nimr from punishment?

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed A New York Times reporter in Tehran deleted his tweet that all the convicts executed by Saudi Arabia on Saturday were Shiite, and clarified that this was untrue. However, he did not say only four of

Trump shrugs off militant video featuring him

Donald Trump won’t be dissuaded from saying what he thinks simply because extremists use his words to recruit Muslims to their cause. The Republican presidential contender brushed off the appearance of an African militant group’s video to recruit Americans that

Qaeda in Yemen stones woman to death for adultery

Al-Qaeda militants have stoned a woman to death in a southeastern Yemeni city they control after accusing her of adultery and prostitution, several witnesses said on Monday. The militants on Sunday “placed the woman in a hole in the middle

Somali al-Shabaab militants use Donald Trump in recruiting film

Somalia’s militant group al-Shabaab has released a recruitment film in the form of a documentary about racial injustice in the United States featuring Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, SITE Monitoring reported on Saturday. Trump, the billionaire developer, former reality TV

U.N.’s Ban appoints new head of Mali mission

Ban Ki-moon

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday named a new special representative in Mali where the peacekeeping mission has struggled to help implement a peace deal amid a surge in violence by militants. Ban named Mahamat Saleh Annadif, the former foreign

Japan seeking information on Japanese journalist held hostage in Syria

The Japanese government is seeking information after reports a Japanese freelance journalist is being held hostage in Syria and has been threatened with execution, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Thursday. Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said this week

Swiss open criminal proceedings against Islamic Council board member

The Swiss attorney general has opened criminal proceedings against a director of the Islamic Central Council of Switzerland on suspicion of violating a ban on groups including al Qaeda, the attorney general’s office said on Saturday. The council board member,

U.S. cases targeting ISIS supporters move ahead

The U.S. Justice Department’s wide-ranging effort to prosecute so-called “lone wolf” individuals seeking to support ISIS moved ahead on Thursday in Pennsylvania, New York, Kansas and San Bernardino, California, where 14 people were killed this month. A Pennsylvania teenager was

Swiss arrest Syrians after ‘traces of explosives’ found in carouselstate

Swiss authorities on Saturday said two Syrians had been arrested in Geneva after traces of explosives were found in their car, as police continued to hunt for several suspected militants with links to the ISIS group. Geneva prosecutor Olivier Jornot

Suspected militants blow up abandoned church in Yemen’s Aden

Suspected militants blew up a deserted Catholic church Wednesday in Yemen’s second city Aden, where Islamist militants have gained ground in recent months, security officials and witnesses said. Four armed men shouting “Allahu akbar” (God is greatest) detonated explosives at

U.N. summit to combat financing of terror

The United States is organizing a summit of finance ministers from U.N. Security Council nations aimed at strengthening global efforts to combat “the financing of terrorism” — especially methods used by ISIS militants. The U.S. Mission to the U.N. said

ISIS militants kill two Yemen tribesmen

Militants have killed two members of an influential tribe in southeastern Yemen, tribal sources said Thursday, accusing the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group of carrying out the executions. “Supporters of Daesh on Wednesday executed members of the

Iran condemns West’s ‘double standards’ in letter to youth

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Sunday condemned the West’s “double standards” in a letter to the youth of America and Europe following the Paris attacks that killed 130 people. “Anyone who has benefited from affection and humanity is

Al-Qaeda ‘frees’ Lebanese soldiers in prisoner swap

A prisoner exchange has gone underway for the release of Lebanese soldiers held by Al-Nusra Front, Al Arabiya News Channel reported on Sunday. It is not yet clear which prisoners have been exchanged for the troops. Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda’s Syrian

Why is ISIS so resilient?

Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

By : Dr. Azeem Ibrahim When I visited Syria in 2013 for a report for the U.S. Army War College on the Resurgence of al-Qaeda in Syria and Iraq, ISIS was one of the new insignificant groups. My main focus

Mali deepens probe into deadly attack on luxury hotel

Mali said on Sunday that investigators were following “several leads” after 19 people were killed in an attack on a luxury hotel claimed by three militant groups. ISIS militants’ most deadly strike on the West African country in years ended

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