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 »



Washington relies on Moscow to influence Tehran

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham :: Kurdish national ambitions are hitting Iranian, Turkish and Arab roadblocks — all for different reasons. Tensions and radical differences are growing more intense between conflicting projects, amid a clamor regarding partition and influence-sharing in Iraq

How can Saudis be better understood by America?

Hassan Al Mustafa

By : Hassan AlMustafa :: An interview with Saudi ambassador to the US, Prince Khalid bin Salman published in the Washington Post newspaper last week can be considered a good entry point for the future of Saudi-US relations at an

Take cover, avoid bomb flash – Guam issues nuclear guidelines

:: Guam posted emergency guidelines on Friday to help residents prepare for any potential nuclear attack after a threat from North Korea to fire missiles in the vicinity of the US Pacific territory. Pyongyang’s state-run KCNA news agency said on

Tillerson: Trump’s tough talk aims to send message to North Korea

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson played down President Donald Trump’s incendiary warning to North Korea on Wednesday, saying he was just trying to send a strong message in language its leader would understand. Tillerson, speaking to reporters before

Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ parallels North Korean rhetoric

:: President Donald Trump ventured into North Korean territory with his vow to respond to threats from the isolated dictatorship with “fire and fury” unparalleled in history. Trump’s remarks seemingly implying a nuclear strike came Tuesday as a report revealed

Kissinger: ISIS’s eradication would create ‘radical Iranian empire’

Henry Kissinger.

:: Former US Foreign Minister Henry Kissinger has warned that the eradication of ISIS would create an “Iranian radical empire.” The former diplomat has suggested that once ISIS is defeated, and if Iran occupies the free territory, this could lead

Coalition denies raiding Popular Mobilization Forces sites’ and ISIS claims responsibility

:: The International coalition against ISIS denied reports that claimed they have launched raids on positions of the Popular Mobilization Forces on the Iraqi-Syrian border. The reports conflicted about the source of the bomb attack on a Popular Mobilization Forces’

An anniversary to reflect on nuclear war

Chris Doyle

By : Chris Doyle :: As Japan marks the 62nd anniversary of the dropping of “Little Boy” and “Fat Man” on Hiroshima and Nagasaki respectively, when a total of 105,000 died and countless others had their lives ruined, perhaps the

N.Korea considers missile strike on Guam after Trump’s warning

Kim Jong Un

:: North Korea said on Wednesday it is considering plans for a missile strike on the US Pacific territory of Guam, just hours after President Donald Trump told the North that any threat to the United States would be met

Saudi ambassador to Washington: US, allies realize magnitude of Iranian threat

:: In his first media interview since taking the post of Riyadh’s ambassador to Washington, Saudi Prince Khaled bin Salman told The Washington Post that the United States and its allies realize “how big the Iranian threat is to international

Tehran and the perils of a fragile relationship

Yasar Yakis

By : Yasar Yakis :: Relations between the US and Iran have not been good for decades, but they have further deteriorated under the Trump administration and it is not clear how far this deterioration will go. Trump declared during

The Revolutionary Guard: America wants to implement the Libyan model in Iran

:: The commander of the Air Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Brigadier General Ali Hajizadeh, said that the United States wants to apply the Libyan model in Iran in response to reports about the United States pressuring the International

US says aircraft to help Philippines fight pro-Daesh militants

:: The United States has been providing the Philippines with surveillance capabilities, training, information and aircraft to help it fight a months long siege of a southern city by pro-Daesh group militants, the top US diplomat said Monday as he

Americans tuned into the Qatar crisis

Stephan Shakespeare

By : Stephan Shakespeare :: The crisis over Qatar has created deep diplomatic tensions in the Arab world, and they are now playing out onto an international stage. The US is, of course, a hugely significant influence on the region

US-Russian convergences and divergences on Syria

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham :: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has “reassured” the world that he has an accord with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Syria. Meanwhile, the US Defense Department said it will retrieve arms supplied to

Group says Minnesota mosque blast was caused by thrown bomb

:: Someone apparently threw a bomb through the window of a suburban Minneapolis mosque on Saturday as people were preparing for morning prayers, damaging the imam’s office but not injuring anyone, an official said. The blast happened at around 5

Rouhani says US ‘not trustable’ partner

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday the US is not a trustable country to work with over international issues. Speaking in his swear-in ceremony in the Iranian parliament, Rouhani criticized the US for threatening the implementation of the

Russian says US exit from Paris pact ‘terrible mistake’

:: Russian on Saturday criticized the US decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement as “terrible mistake”. “It is a terrible mistake!!! President Trump will actually pull the US — the largest player — out of the Paris Agreement,” Minister

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