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KSA-Russia: Riyadh to polish image with PR office in Moscow

Saudi Arabia has decided to open a Public Relations office in Moscow to be tasked with improving its image in the large soviet country. The office to open its doors by the end of January 2018 will boost cultural exchanges and bilingual communication to reach out to the Russian population. The center will host academic […]

October 10th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran warns US against enlisting its IRGC as a terrorist group

Iran has warned the USA against enlisting the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist group as it threatened to do, saying the move would be a “strategic mistake”. “We hope the US administration would not make such strategic mistake and stop continuing on its wrong path,” spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Bahram Qasemi […]

October 9th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

US-Turkish relations in quagmire again

Tension between the US and Turkey increased again on Sunday as the two countries suspended visa services at their respective diplomatic facilities in either country. The decision was first made by Washington after a Turkish staffer was arrested at the US consulate in Turkey for alleged links to the Pennsylvania-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen that […]

October 9th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

September, ‘deadliest month’ of 2017 for Syrians, UN official

The United Nations Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis last week issued a warning as to the high numbers of deaths and injuries among Syrians pointing out that September was the deadliest month of the year as hospitals, ambulances, schools and displaced people escaping violence are being routinely targeted by airstrikes in Syria. “I […]

October 9th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: US to scale up Saudi defense system with THAAD

Saudi Arabia is likely to receive US advanced defense system Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in a deal estimated at $15 billion. The State Department Friday said it approved the deal, which is yet to be green-lighted by the Congress. Washington said the equipment will improve Saudi Arabia’s defense system against regional threats and […]

October 7th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA: Moscow to deliver military equipment and expertise

Saudi Arabia announced Thursday military deal in which Moscow will deliver its latest S-400 air defense system and transfer expertise to Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI). Aside from the S-400 air defense system, Riyadh will also buy Kornet anti-tank guided missile systems and multiple rocket launchers Under the deal signed on the sideline of King […]

October 6th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Palestine: Abbas threatens to strike if Hamas fails to surrender

President of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Mahmoud Abbas has indicated that he will not accept any copy of Lebanon-based Hezbollah in Palestine in reference to Hamas’s control of the Gaza Strip. Abbas’s Fatah which controls the PA has been re-accepted in enclave at a Tuesday ceremony marking reconciliation between two Palestinian factions. Both movements fell […]

October 4th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Qatar: Washington questions Taliban office in Doha

The Trump administration is contemplating possibility of the shuttering down Afghan rebels Taliban’s Doha office as the US army and the Afghanistan leaders muster efforts to finish with the armed group. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told a Senate hearing Tuesday that he and Rex Tillson, the Secretary of State held over the past ten […]

October 4th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Doha refuses to hand over Al-Qaradawi wanted by Cairo

Yusuf Al-Qaradawi is a political opponent and has been a Qatari citizen since the 1970s therefore Qatar will not extradite him, Qatari foreign minister, Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani indicated Thursday. Al-Qaradawi, a born Egyptian national, is wanted by Cairo over his bonds with “outlawed” Muslim Brotherhood party. After the coup on President Morsi, Abdelfettah […]

September 29th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Palestine-Israel: Netanyahu vows to oppose global pressure to scrap settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday pledged to stand in the way of UN and international calls to uproot and end Israeli unlawful occupation of Palestinian territories. The ultra national Israeli Premier made the pledge during a speech marking the 50th anniversary of Israeli settlement in the West Bank. “Settlement is important to you in […]

September 28th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

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