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 »



Israel examines alleged torture of suspect in fatal blast

:: A Palestinian suspect in a deadly West Bank bombing was in severe condition at an Israeli hospital, his lawyer said on Sunday, as Israeli media reported an investigation was opened into possible wrongdoing by Israeli security officers during interrogation.

Israel says three suspects in deadly West Bank blast arrested

:: Israeli officials said that they have caught the Palestinian militants responsible for a bombing in the West Bank that killed a teenage girl last month. The Shin Bet internal security agency said on Saturday the suspects were three members

Saudi FM condemns Netanyahu pledge to annex West Bank’s Jordan Valley

Ibrahim al-Assaf

:: Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf said on Sunday that the new Israeli measures are invalid and everything resulting from them is rejected by the Kingdom after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he is convening his final pre-election Cabinet

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket sirens force Netanyahu off stage

:: Israeli aircraft struck in Gaza on Wednesday hours after rockets from the Palestinian enclave triggered sirens that forced Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu off the stage at an election rally in Israel. The Israeli military said 15 targets were hit,

Palestinian chief negotiator urges Arabs to reconsider attending Bahrain workshop

:: The secretary of the PLO’s executive committee, Saeb Erekat, called on Arab states that have committed to attend the Bahrain economic “workshop” to revisit their decision. In an interview with Arab News, Erekat praised Saudi Arabia’s commitment to the

KSA condemns Israelis for firing on unarmed Palestinians

:: Saudi Arabia slammed Israel after troops shot and killed at least 55 Palestinians and wounded hundreds on Monday. The Foreign Ministry source expressed the Kingdom’s strong condemnation and denunciation of the deadly attack on unarmed protesters by the Israeli

EU asks whether Israel used ‘proportionate’ force in Gaza

:: The EU raised questions Saturday about whether Israeli troops engaged in “proportionate use of force” in the latest border clashes that left nine Palestinians dead in the Gaza Strip. The European Union”s diplomatic arm also called for clarification of

Palestinians say Jerusalem ‘not for sale’ after Trump aid threat

:: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’s office said Wednesday Jerusalem is “not for sale” after US President Donald Trump threatened to cut annual aid of more than $300 million to force them to the negotiating table. “Jerusalem is the eternal capital

Palestinian rage over holy city fuels fears of bigger conflict

:: Palestinians on Wednesday warned that a bloody third “intifada” could follow a decision by US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Manuel Hassassian, the Palestinian Ambassador to the UK, branded Trump’s policy shift as

British FM defends Balfour: ‘I am proud of Britain’s part in creating Israel’

:: Britain’s foreign secretary on Sunday defended his predecessor’s role a century ago in paving the way for the creation of Israel, saying two sovereign states for Israelis and Palestinians remains the “only viable solution” for peace. This Thursday marks

Young Palestinians eye a one-state solution

:: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has reawakened a desire in many young Palestinians to scrap the two-state solution in favor of a single state shared by Israelis and Palestinians. In his speech last week at the UN General Assembly in

Saudi Shoura condemns Israeli violations in occupied Palestine

:: The Shoura Council has condemned Israeli authorities for the closure of Al-Aqsa Mosque, saying it sets a serious precedent and violates the rights of Muslims. In a statement issued during its 47th ordinary session on Tuesday, the Shoura Council

West Bank gets Israeli power boost as Gaza endures energy crisis

:: State-owned Israel Electric Corp and the Palestinian Authority signed an agreement on Monday to boost Israeli electrical supply to the occupied West Bank, even as Gaza endures daily blackouts in a Palestinian political dispute. Under the deal, a new

Israel in rare overture to Palestinians ‘at Trump’s request’

:: Israeli ministers have approved measures aimed at improving the Palestinian economy and facilitating crossings, rare moves said to be at Donald Trump’s request hours ahead of the US president’s arrival. An Israeli official told AFP on condition of anonymity

Is Trump now the Palestinians’ best hope for peace?

Osama Al-Sharif

By : Osama Al-Sharif :: There is a strong feeling among Arabs that US President Donald Trump’s visit to the region may succeed in reviving the Middle East peace process after years of inactivity. Certainly Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ visit

‘Dozens hurt’ as Palestinians clash with Israeli forces

:: Dozens of Palestinians were hurt on Friday in the occupied West Bank and Gaza during clashes with Israeli forces after marches backing hunger-striking prisoners, the Palestine Red Crescent Society said. Both the Red Crescent and the health ministry in

Israeli parliament advances bill enshrining state’s Jewish status

:: The Israeli parliament gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill defining the country as the “national home of the Jewish people” that critics say discriminates against the state’s Arab minority. The bill, supported by 48 against 41 of the

Islamic Jihad rejects Palestine state within 1967 borders

:: The radical Palestinian group Islamic Jihad has rejected Hamas’s new policy of easing its stand on Israel and accepting the establishment of a Palestinian state limited to the 1967 borders. “As partners with our Hamas brothers in the struggle

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