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West Eyes Nuclear Deal-Style Missile Pact with Iran

Saudi Arabia’s Desperate Moves against Hezbollah

International conference on lovers of Ahlul Bayt (as) and the Takfiri issue

3,000 more US troops deployed to Afghanistan: Pentagon

US Claims North Korea Behind FALLCHILL Malware

Saudi Arabia and Israel want to drag US into war against Iran: Former CIA officer

The story of a French woman who married four ISIS terrorists

'Saudi King Salman to step down next week'

Pakistan, US trade blame over cross-border terrorism

Delinking LeT from Haqqani network: Did US ditch India?

Is PTI backing Tehreek-e-Labbaik protests?

Israel ready to share intel on Iran with Saudi Arabia: Military chief

Saudi Arabia blackmailing detained princes to fill state coffers: Report

Netanyahu: Israel Will Act Alone to Force Iran Out of Syria

50,000 Yemeni children will die by end of the year, says Save the Children

Saudi storms home of detained cleric Salman Al-Ouda

Morsi tells lawyer of threats to his life

How Israel and Saudi Arabia Conspire to Seize Control of the Middle East?

How Trump’s CIA Used Bin Laden Files and a Neocon Think Tank to Escalate Tensions With Iran

Decline in terrorism: Has Pakistan won the proxy war led by Israel and India?

Is TTP returning to South Waziristan again?

Scapegoat: Is Supreme Court going to disqualify Jhangir Tareen?

Is this the end of Nawaz dynasty in Pakistan?

US president takes issue with ‘naïve’ Times op-ed on Xi-Trump ties

Yemeni hospitals will run out of fuel in three weeks: UN

Will new chairman review NAB’s in-house legal view on Musharraf?

How serious is Iraqi Kurdistan about reviewing ties with Washington?

Why Pakistan wants Afghanistan to join CPEC?

Lebanese Bankers Fear Qatar-Style Blockade by Saudis

Corruption in Israel is not just an Israeli issue

New constituency’s controversy: Is PML-N trying to delay the election?

Media Silent as 1 Million Protesters March in Spain to demand the release of Catalan political prisoners

Did Israel enforce Trump to renegotiate nuclear agreement with Iran?

Non-bailable arrest warrants: Has Nawaz Sharif abandoned Ishaq Dar?

Shafaqna Insight: Why India cannot sabotage CPEC?

Zimbabwe army deploys soldiers outside Harare

Sheikh Salman to be tried later this month on false espionage charges

Startling revelations: How politician used terrorists to target their rivals?

Turkish President slams Saudi Crown prince over ’Moderate Islam’

Islamic Jihad vows retaliation for Israeli attack

Don’t get ‘too close’ to Iran: US warning to Pakistan

Re-opening of Hudabiya case: What is the game behind the curtains?

UK Hindu minister urges military aid to Israel

iPhone X owners complain of ‘green line of death’ on screen of $999 device

Rapprochement with Israel carries a heavy price tag for Riyadh

MMA revival: Is it an attempt to induct extremist religious parties into politics?

Shafaqna analysis: Why Pakistan cannot bring Altaf Hussain back?

Strong earthquake hits Iran-Iraq border, kills about 450

US envoy assures Israel that US will move embassy to Jerusalem

The untold story: why Priti Patel’s departure is ‘a great loss for Israel’

Policy flaws: How the electoral endorsement powered a terrorist organization

Mounting debt: Would Nawaz Govt leave a huge economic crisis behind?

Tillerson Warns Against Using Lebanon as Proxy for Mideast Conflict

How Saudi Crown Prince purged royal family rivals

South Sudan using food as weapon of war -UN report

Is Lebanese PM Hariri a Prisoner of Saudi Arabia?

What the Mossad’s female agents do — and don’t do — for the sake of Israel

Revival of MMA: Mullahs on the same page

Tightening noose around Sharifs: The awakening of NAB in Pakistan

Trump’s tweets, thin skin may cause nuclear war: Analyst

130 people killed in Iran’s Kermanshah as quake hits region

Spilling the beans: Karzai’s more revelations about US and Daesh collusion in Afghanistan

Leak: UAE planned financial war against Qatar

Did Trump beg for a war during his Asia trip?

Senior Saudi Princes tortured, beaten in royal purge

Pakistan Awami Itehad:  Who is behind Musharraf’s political gimmick?

When a Hindu devotee went to Karbala

World’s criminal silence on Collapsing Yemen

Wooing Pakistan back: The fodder of CSF for Pakistan

The Saudi-Iran conflict and us

Merger of adversaries: Who is pulling the strings?

Yemenis to give 'unprecedented' response to Saudi possible attack on Hudaydah

China urges South Korea to resume talks with North

Ankara’s reading of the recent events in Saudi Arabia

Scientists find way to make old human cells young again

Report: Daesh leader may be in eastern Syrian border city of Boukamal

Punjab Law Minister threatens MWM leadership of dire consequences

Bringing Hammad Siddique back:  Another pitfall for MQM

Saudi Crown Prince Bin Salman bribed Donald Trump with $1bn

Trump’s Afghan gamble

Terror in Quetta:  Why State failed to protect AIG Hamid Shakeel?

Hudaibiya revived: The quagmire around Nawaz Sharif

Yemen facing world’s worst famine amid Saudi aggression, blockade

Hariri must return to Lebanon for official resignation: Tillerson

Saudis, UAE, Kuwait Order Citizens to Leave Lebanon

Israeli Officials :We Will Bombard Russia’s military bases in Syria If The S-300 is Given to Our Enemies

If convicted, will Nawaz get a presidential pardon?

Over 25 Million Muslims March Against ISIS And The Mainstream Media Completely Ignores It

More than 50 nationalities gather in holy city of Kerbela

How will history judge Nawaz Sharif?

‘Saudi Arabia summoned Abbas in response to Hamas trip to Iran’

Why does US want to re-engage Pakistan?

Sources: Saudi prince’s helicopter was targeted by Bin Salman

Last nail in coffin: Diminishing hopes of Nawaz Sharif

US wars have cost $5.6 trillion since 2001: Study

Saudi officials arrest first princess amid Crown Prince's mass purge

Saudi offering $430m for wanted Houthi militants

Thousands of ISIS Fighters Returning To UK Given Luxury Housing & Rehab

Muhammad Bin Salman, another Saddam Hussein?

Washington’s reservations over CPEC

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Yemeni hospitals will run out of fuel in three weeks: UN

1396/8/25 | 04:24
The UN has warned that Yemeni hospitals will run out of fuel within three weeks unless Saudi Arabia removes its blockade on the war-tron country. On Wednesday, UN spokesman Farhan Haq stressed that fuel is critical to the hospitals for generating electricity as well as pumping and purifying water. He added that stocks of diphtheria vaccines will become depleted within two weeks unless aid deliveries resume. Meanwhile, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has announced that prices have soared in the Yemeni capital, ...

Lebanese Bankers Fear Qatar-Style Blockade by Saudis

1396/8/24 | 04:24
  Saudi Arabia’s newfound hostility toward Lebanon has a number of the nation’s politicians and bankers expressing concern about the possibility that the Saudis and their allies intend to impose a Qatar-style blockade on them soon.   Such a blockade would have limited impact on basic goods, as unlike Qatar Lebanon’s trade with the Gulf states is fairly limited and doesn’t include everyday necessities like food and water. That doesn’t mean such a blockade would be consequence-free, however.   Qatar, after all, is ...

Turkish President slams Saudi Crown prince over ’Moderate Islam’

1396/8/23 | 04:24
  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has indirectly lashed out at Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman over his promotion of the so called moderate Islam saying the Saudi official is ignorant of Islam. President Erdogan said on Friday that the notion that there was a “moderate” Islam and an “immoderate” one was invented by the West to “weaken” the faith.   “Countries that do not let women drive cannot talk about moderate Islam,” Erdogan   told an entrepreneurship certificate ceremony of the Islamic Cooperation ...

Is Lebanese PM Hariri a Prisoner of Saudi Arabia?

1396/8/22 | 04:24
  Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who attempted to resign last weekend, reportedly met with a French diplomat at an undisclosed location within Saudi Arabia, where both he and Saudi Arabia’s crown prince claimed he is “not a prisoner.” But is he?   France is clearly far from convinced, as the most recent statements out of the French Foreign Ministry said they “wish Hariri had all his freedom of movement,” and added that he should be able to “make his own choices” regarding his future in Lebanon.   Germany, ...

Ankara’s reading of the recent events in Saudi Arabia

1396/8/20 | 04:24
  Saudi Arabia surprised the world last weekend by arresting dozens of princes, officials and businessmen on various charges, including accepting bribes, embezzlement, extortion, money laundering and exploitation of influence to achieve personal interests.   These arrests occurred after the formation of a new committee to combat corruption, led by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman.   All observers agree that the events in Saudi Arabia are part of a purely political conflict, regardless of the claims that they are “combatting ...

Saudi poisonous gas behind Yemen's cholera epidemic: Official

1396/8/8 | 04:24
A high-ranking Yemeni military official says Saudi Arabia’s massive bombing campaign with poison gas is to blame for the humanitarian crisis and cholera epidemic in the conflict-plagued Arabian Peninsula country. Yemen's army spokesman Brigadier General Sharaf Luqman said on Sunday that Saudi Arabia is the main culprit for the current cholera epidemic among Yemen's vulnerable population as Saudi fighter jets continue to spread biological agents in the air, which subsequently contaminate water supply systems. Luqman further described ...

What’s behind Riyadh’s invitation of Iraq PM?

1396/8/6 | 04:24
  Heading a 70-person delegation, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. The visit to Riyadh is the second within past few months.     The trip is reportedly aimed at forming a coordination council between the two Arab countries to assess the political and economic relations between Iraq and Saudi Arabia. The final goal of the council is to improve the bilateral relations as Riyadh and Baghdad saw their ties frayed over the course of past few decades.   Reports say that the ...

UK arms sales to Saudis topped £1.1bn in first half of 2017

1396/8/4 | 04:24
  Britain’s sales of military equipment to Saudi Arabia hit £1.1 billion in the first six months of this year, according to the latest government data. The UK sold £836 million worth of arms and military hardware to the Saudi kingdom between April and June, up from £280 million between January and March, according to statistics by the Department for International Trade (DIT). The latest export license figures come amid increasing concerns over the Saudi military’s bombing in Yemen, which has so far killed more than 12,000 people ...

New game plan: Saudi Arabia and Iraq pledge cooperation against Daesh

1396/8/2 | 04:24
  Saudi Arabia and Iraq convened a new joint body to coordinate their fight against Daesh and on rebuilding Iraqi territory wrested from the group, the Saudi King Salman and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in Riyadh on Sunday.   The rare senior meeting, signalling a thaw between states that have been at loggerheads for decades, was also attended by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who praised the accord between the two close US allies.   The council will also contribute to reforms that will grow and diversify ...

Facebook rejected Saudi demand to remove Al-Jazeera page

1396/7/25 | 04:24
  When Snapchat has removed Al-Jazeera from its app in Saudi Arabia, Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, revealed that Saudi Arabia has also asked Facebook to block Al-Jazeera on Facebook.   Sandberg said Marc Zuckerberg was opposed to this request and counted it as an insult.   Sandberg stated that Saudi Arabia wants to achieve its political goals by exploiting its economic influence regardless to the fact that such actions are against the global free flow of information on the internet.     She ...

Why Saudis welcome US sanctions on Hezbollah call for more?

1396/7/21 | 04:24
  Saudi Arabia has called for setting up of what it called an international coalition against Hezbollah, as the US is simultaneously imposing new sanctions on the resistant Lebanese group.   Thamer al-Sabhan, the Saudi minister of state for the Persian Gulf and Arab world affairs, in a Twitter post on October 8 praised the US fresh anti-Hezbollah sanctions as “good”, but added that the solution lied in a decisive international coalition to face the group and its supporters to help restore the security and peace to the region.   Saudi ...

Will Saudi Arabia become the sick man of the Middle East?

1396/7/12 | 04:24
  In 1839, Sultan Abdulmejid I of the Ottoman Empire carried out legal, administrative and social reforms, later known as the Ottoman Tanzimat, in an effort to modernise the empire and keep pace with the European countries.   The Sultan’s reforms were a continuation of those made by his father, Mahmud II, which he started when he took the throne in 1808 and were focused on the military. These continued under his successors until the end of Abdul Hamid II’s rule, the last Ottoman Sultan who was deposed in 1909.   The Ottoman ...

Western and Turkish backing for Doha

1396/7/5 | 04:24
The backing by Turkey, a NATO member state and rival to Saudi Arabia in the Muslim world, helps Qatar withstand the sanctions of four allied Arab states.   The support, moreover, gives assurances to the Qatari leaders, telling them that they will have beside them such serious patrons as the Turks who will not allow Qatar to fall victim to the Saudi excesses. Furthermore, the US has given a mix of paradoxical responses to the Qatari crisis, making clear to the Saudi leaders that they cannot cross certain red lines and damage Qatar as Washington ...

Uniting the adversaries : What if Saudia and Iran join CPEC?

1396/7/1 | 04:24
  Saudi Arabia will "soon" undertake investments at Gwadar Port and join the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), The News has reported quoting Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan, Nawaf Saeed Ahmed Al-Malkiy, in a story published on Friday.     During an interview with Jang Group publications, the ambassador said Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are taking measures to strengthen "fraternal and trade ties".     The ambassador added that bilateral relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia would be further strengthened through ...

German company bans gun sales to ‘corrupt’ Israel

1396/7/1 | 04:24
  German gun manufacturer Heckler & Koch has banned the sale of weapons to corrupt countries including Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The Jerusalem Post reported that the company made the decision because it is difficult to obtain licenses from the German government to supply weapons to countries which are corrupt, undemocratic, or not affiliated in some way to NATO. The list of countries include Israel, Mexico, India, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia and all African countries. According ...

Confidential U.N. report accuses Saudi coalition of killing hundreds of Yemeni kids

1396/6/29 | 04:24
  A Saudi-led military coalition conducting airstrikes in Yemen committed “grave violations” of human rights against children last year, killing 502, injuring 838, according to a draft report by the U.N. Secretary General António Guterres.     “The killing and maiming of children remained the most prevalent violation” of children’s rights in Yemen, according to the 41-page draft report obtained by Foreign Policy. “In the reporting period, attacks carried out by air were the cause of over half of all child casualties, ...

UAE: Saudi Arabia was going to launch military attack on Qatar

1396/6/26 | 04:24
  Saudi Arabia was preparing for a military attack on its neighbour Qatar, leaked emails dated May 2017 appear to show.   The emails between UAE Ambassador in Washington, Yousef Al-Otaiba, and US diplomat Elliott Abrams in May 2017 claim that Saudi came close to “conquering” Qatar and this would “solve everyone’s problems”, according to the Emirati official.   Al-Otaiba added that deceased Saudi monarch King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz “came pretty close to doing something in Qatar” a few months before his death in January 2015.   Abrams ...

Mehr News | ‘Saudi Arabia, Taliban like brothers’

1396/6/25 | 04:24
Taliban spokesman Zabihollah Mojahed said Saudi Arabia was like a brother to the Taliban militants. In an Interview with the International Desk of Mehr News Agency (MNA), Mojahed shared his views on political issues in Afghanistan as well as position of the Taliban insurgent group in the country. When asked whether the time was ripe to put an end to ongoing wars in Afghanistan to prevent more bloodshed, the official said “people of Afghanistan are bound to fights since war, rather than being their own choice, has been imposed upon them ...

MEHR | Saudi Arabia, Israel paving way for US military presence on China border

1396/6/23 | 04:24
Referring to the role of Saudi Arabia and Israel in ongoing massacre against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, Bankok- based geopolitical researcher Anthony Cartalucci believes these Washington proxies are paving the way for the US military presence on the China borders. Myanmar's population is overwhelmingly Buddhist and there is widespread hatred against the Rohingya Muslims, who are denied citizenship and labelled illegal "Bengali" immigrants. The grievous situation of 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims in the wake of a new wave of violence that ...

UN's inaction on Saudi Arabia’s bombing of Yemen 'striking': HRW

1396/6/23 | 04:24
Human Rights Watch has slammed the United Nations for its inaction on Yemen's ever-worsening humanitarian situation due to the Saudi war. "Yemen is a humanitarian disaster of really epic proportions," said Human Rights Watch chief Kenneth Roth on Wednesday. "What is striking to me is the incongruity between the severity of the disaster and the weakness of the response by the UN Human Rights Council" so far, he added. “What everybody is aware of is that the situation is just so much dire today than it was the last time the Human Rights Council ...

Riyadh may have sponsored 9/11 'dry run': New lawsuit data

1396/6/20 | 04:24
New evidence in a lawsuit, which holds Saudi Arabia responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks, shows that the kingdom may have funded a “dry run” prior to the incident. The lawsuit alleges that the Saudi embassy in Washington paid for two Saudi nationals, living undercover in the US as students, to fly from the city of Phoenix to Washington “in a dry run for the 9/11 attacks” two years before their occurrence, the New York Post reported on Saturday. Lawyers for the plaintiffs said the new details had painted “a pattern of both ...

Saudi 'suspends' planned talks with Qatar minutes after rulers’ contact

1396/6/19 | 04:24
  Saudi Arabia has suspended plans to hold talks with Qatar on how to resolve the ongoing crisis between Doha and four Arab states minutes after the Saudi crown prince and the Qatari ruler discussed the planned negotiations during a phone call. On Friday, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani called Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, expressing his willingness to hold dialogue over the demands of the four Arab states from Doha. During the phone conversation, both leaders stressed the need to resolve the crisis through dialogue. "During ...

Palace puts final touches to plans for Saudi transfer of power

1396/6/18 | 04:24
Twitter uses in the Gulf have been busy tweeting hints that Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will be stepping down and handing over power to his son Mohammad within a matter of hours.     The most prominent prediction was made by “Mujtahidd”, which many believe is actually an account run by two princesses from the Al-Saud family living in London. The tweet said, “Bin Salman completed arrangements for his father to step down and appoint him in his place.”     Reuters has attributed a rise in the Saudi stock market ...

Bashir is re-enforcing Sudanese forces in suspicious deal with Saudi Arabia

1396/6/8 | 04:24
  A new batch of Sudanese troops arrives in Aden, opening the door again to question the numbers of Sudanese forces participating in the aggression and areas of deployment.     According to the movements of the Sudanese forces so far, they are present in each of the different areas in the city of Aden and units of them at the base of Al-Anad air, while other units are involved in the fronts of the western coasts in the direction of Mukha in Taiz province.     For more than a year and a half, Saudi Arabia has moved ...

Pakistani minor girl raped in Saudi Arabia

1396/6/1 | 04:24
A seven-year-old Pakistani girl was brutally raped by an African national in Taif of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Gazette reported. According to the newspapers, the Saudi authorities have apprehended the culprit, 17-year-old African youth. According to details, the gruesome crime occurred when the minor girl had gone out for the grocery store to buy edible items in Aqiq, where many Pakistani and other Asian nationalities inhabit the Taif city among other expatriates. The minor was later found lying in unconscious state near her house. The incident ...

Ex-Yemeni president stresses unity with Houthis against Saudi-led war

1396/5/31 | 04:24
  Yemen’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh says he will continue to cooperate with the Houthi Ansarullah movement in the country to counter the Saudi-led war on Yemen. Saleh also said on Monday that Saudi Arabia had been targeting Yemen’s sovereignty and independence with the military campaign, the Lebanon-based Al Mayadeen TV channel reported. He also emphasized that the Yemeni nation would not surrender or accept any parties’ dictates. Saleh and the Houthis have been in alliance almost since the Saudi-led war began on ...

Saudi Arabia defends decision to execute 14 Saudi Shiites

1396/5/19 | 04:24
  Saudi Arabia is defending its decision to execute 14 minority Shiites — whose verdicts sparked criticism in the United States and Europe — declaring in a rare public statement that their trials were conducted fairly.     The men were arrested for their involvement in demonstrations in 2011 and 2012 during the Arab Spring revolts and were later sentenced to death in a secretive counterterrorism court, according to human rights activists and the men’s relatives, who also say that some of the men were tortured and forced ...

Lack of funding may force Yemen to shut down national blood bank: Official

1396/5/18 | 04:24
Yemen’s national blood bank may be forced to close due to a lack of funds as the impoverished country continues to suffer from a deadly military aggression by Saudi Arabia. Yemen's National Blood Transfusion Center director, Dr. Adnan al-Hakimi, said on Tuesday that the crisis emerged after an international medical charity decided to end two years of its support. The remarks come as the Doctors Without Borders organization, also known by its French acronym MSF, informed the bank it was suspending its aid after more than two years of work. MSF ...

Exposing the secret battle that Saudi Arabia is waging on its territory

1396/5/17 | 04:24
  The Independent newspaper reported that it had received information about what was going on in Awamiya, after conducting rare interviews with local activists, to reveal the terrible conditions faced by civilians in that secret battle between Riyadh and armed protesters.     The British newspaper said that the “secret battle” began since the arrival of US President Donald Trump to Saudi Arabia in May, amid very little media coverage of those events, both inside and outside the Kingdom.   Awamiyah.     Awamiyah ...

Multiple Submarine Cables Go Offline, Leaving Pakistan with Crawling Internet

1396/5/15 | 04:24
At least three submarine cables, connecting Pakistan with rest of the world, have gone offline due to faults, we have checked with sources.   According to details shared with ProPakistani, IMEWE cable went down earlier today due to a hardware fault near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It must be mentioned that IMEWE submarine cable carries significant amount of Pakistani bandwidth and its down-time is going to hit local ISPs with very serious challenges. While SEAMEWE 4 and TW1 submarine cables were already offline — since last month — due to ...

Sending weapons from Kuwait to Yemen; is it an allegation or a strategic disability of Saudia?

1396/5/14 | 04:24
Nearly four decades passed since the victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran which was an ideological revolution.   It was clear that it’s not going to be restricted within the geographical boundaries. Its theories had a fresh global discourse and new literature. It had a great impact to the extent that the West launched an Iranphobia scenario and tried to change the concepts of the Iranian Revolution and to prevent the spread of its Iranian version. In all these decades, whenever a feeling of people’s victory and Islamic resistance ...

America wants to flood Saudi Arabia in more than one regional file

1396/5/13 | 04:24
This is the nature of American imperialist policies based on the principle of “capitalism”. It has allies to use as contractors and materials for the reconstruction of its investment and colonial projects, whether in the midst of destructive regional conflicts.   The only thing is that America reap the fruits that serve its interests, expand its global control and strengthen its economy through those disastrous and destructive wars, even at the expense of the sorrows of their allies and their destruction.     America, ...

UK govt. censoring documents on past military ties with Saudi Arabia

1396/5/13 | 04:24
The UK government has blocked the public release of nearly 1,000 documents detailing sensitive data about the country’s past military deals with Saudi Arabia.   London has also refused to release an additional 27 documents connected to Prince Charles and Lady Diana’s visit to the Middle East in 1986. Normally, the government is required to declassify all documents held in various departments after 30 years and pass them on to the National Archives at Kew. However, departments can ask for a specific document to be withheld or redacted. The ...

Two killed in shooting incident at Israeli embassy in Jordan

1396/5/2 | 04:24
At least two people have been killed in a shooting at the Israel embassy in Amman following anti-Israeli protests in the Jordanian capital. According media reports, two Jordanians were killed and one Israeli seriously injured in the Sunday incident which occurred outside the Israeli embassy, located in the city’s Rabiyeh neighborhood.  The heavily-protected area around the embassy has been sealed off by the police while security forces have been deployed throughout the compound which has so far been evacuated. Local police said that the ...

How Raheel Sharif’s appointment will push Pakistan into another war?

1396/4/30 | 04:24
Is Raheel Shrif leading Saudi led alliance or not and Sartaj Aziz, once again struggling to answer questions in the Senate.   Saudi Arabia is rightly a close ally of Pakistan and the ties between the two countries are deep and long-standing, but Saudi Arabia’s interests are not automatically Pakistan’s.    As the war in Yemen and now the blockade of Qatar have indicated, the Saudi leadership, undergoing a generational change, is making questionable decisions. Pakistan’s core national interest is to defeat militancy of all ...

Saudi security system overhauled on overnight royal decrees

1396/4/30 | 04:24
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has issued a series of overnight decrees to overhaul the country’s security and intelligence apparatus, a move that could spark fresh concerns about the royal’s increased inclination to give more power to his son and the second to the throne Mohammed. Saudi Arabia's official news agency SPA said Thursday that King Salman had issued decrees for the creation of a new security agency, which will take almost all responsibilities on intelligence and counter-terrorism operations from the Interior ...

Trying to protect Saudi Arabia,UK refuses to publish report on ‘funding of extremism’

1396/4/25 | 04:24
  The British government has announced that it would not publish in full its report on the sources of "funding of extremism" in Britain, prompting opposition charges it was trying to protect its ally Saudi Arabia.     British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said on Wednesday that though some “extremist organisations” were receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars, she had decided against publishing the review in full. “This is because of the volume of personal information it contains and for national security reasons,” she said ...

Trump declares ‘Zionist Holy war’ on Iran

1396/4/24 | 04:24
  During his ‘historic visits’ to Saudi Arabia and the Zionist entity, Donald Trump accused Tehran of funding terrorism and fuelling the fires of sectarian conflict and terror – repeating Benjamin Netanyahu lies since the 1990s.     In April 2017, both US secretary of defense Gen. (ret) James Mattis and secretary of state Rex Tillerson issued military threats to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Both dudes accused Iran of “remains a leading sponsor of terror through many platforms and methods.” Both are known anti-Muslims ...

‘Saudi Arabia is strengthening Iran weakening herself

1396/4/19 | 04:24
  Saudi Arabia’s policies in the Middle East, in particular it’s month long siege of neighbouring Qatar is strengthening Iran, Foreign Policy said in an option piece yesterday.   The news site warned that the kingdom’s policies, which are backed by US President Donald Trump, are benefitting Iran because they are weakening Saudi Arabia’s position in the region.   “Regardless of what the United States does, sharply increasing the vitriol towards Iran while at the same time laying siege to fellow GCC member Qatar ...

Saudi says Qatar setup Twitter campaign to bring revolt in Saudi Arabia

1396/4/17 | 04:24
Saudi Arabia has accused Qatar of operating over 23,000 Twitter accounts to “stoke strike and a revolt in the Kingdom”. Describing the revelation as “a matter of national security”, Saudi Information Minister, Awwad Saleh Al-Awwad, was reported to have said during a visit to Paris: “We found over 23,000 Twitter accounts driven by Qatar, some of them linked to accounts calling for ‘revolution’ in Saudi Arabia,” A-Awwad went on to describe Al Jazeera as “a platform for terrorism, starting from Bin Laden to Al-Qaradawi”. ...

The disastrous rise of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

1396/4/2 | 04:24
The appointment of Prince Mohammed bin Salman as Saudi Crown Prince brings a reckless and inexperienced young man who talks of a pre-emptive war against Iran closer to untrammelled power.     King Salman of Saudi Arabia has now appointed his 31 year old son Prince Mohammed bin Salman his Crown Prince, ousting his nephew, former Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who had previously supervised Saudi Arabia’s security forces, and who is credited by some people with defeating the challenge within Saudi Arabia that extreme Wahhabi terrorists ...

Whistle-Blower: Saudi Arabia, UAE Plotting to Stage Coup in Qatar

1396/4/2 | 04:24
  Saudi whistle-blower Mujtahid, who is believed to be a member of or have a well-connected source in the royal family, revealed an unprecedented plot by Saudi Arabia and the UAE for carrying out a coup in Qatar.     Mujtahid on his Twitter page wrote that UAE’s Mohammad bin Zayyed and Saudi Arabia’s Mohammad bin Salman had been plotting to wage a coup in Qatar. According to the scenario, the Saudi and UAE forces were planning to stage a coup in Qatar by occupying that country in cooperation with Blackwater security forces and ...

PRESS TV | Iran official denies Saudi claim about arresting IRGC members

1396/3/30 | 04:24
An official with the Iranian Interior Ministry has denied a claim by Saudi Arabia that Riyadh has arrested three members of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). Majid Aqa-Babaei, the ministry’s director general for border affairs, told the Young Journalists Club on Monday, that, “Saudi Arabia’s claim about the arrest of Iranian military forces is not true.” Earlier in the day, Saudi Arabia’s information ministry said in a statement that Saudi forces had captured and were questioning “three IRGC members, who were intending ...

Rift with Kingdom: Would Erdogan  meet the same fate of Morsi?

1396/3/28 | 04:24
  Saudi Arabia said Saturday a Turkish military base similar to that built in neighbouring Qatar would not be welcome in the kingdom, insisting it is "not needed".     The statement came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly said he had offered to build a military base in the Muslim kingdom shortly after work began on Turkey´s facility in Qatar.       "The kingdom cannot allow Turkey to set up a military base on its territory," said a statement carried by SPA state news agency.The statement, ...

Britain hides report linking Saudi regime to Wahhabi terrorism: Guardian

1396/3/13 | 04:24
An investigation by Britain into the foreign funding and support of terrorists groups operating in the country may never be published as it adversely mentions Saudi Arabia.   The inquiry, commissioned by former Prime Minister David Cameron, is thought to focus on British ally Saudi Arabia, which has repeatedly been highlighted by European leaders as a funding source for extremist terrorists, and may prove politically and legally sensitive, the Guardian reports. The investigation was launched as part of a deal with the Liberal Democrats ...

Stop 800 days of war, sanctions and killing

1396/3/11 | 04:24
    As 800 days passed since the start of military attacks on Yemen in March 25, 2015, the "stop the war on Yemen" campaign will be started all over the world from 5 to 15 June.     Anti-war movements from several countries such as the United States, Australia, India, Pakistan, Palestine, Lebanon, Turkey and … announced that they are ready to hold conferences on condemning the military attacks on Yemen, the continued killing of women, children and civilians, the silence of human rights bodies and westerns’ political ...

The crime to align with Iran: Would Emir of Qatar meet the same fate of Morsi?

1396/3/11 | 04:24
The founder and president of the Saudi American Public Relations Committee has warned that the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, faces the same fate as ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi if he insists on aligning his country with Iran against Saudi Arabia. “To the Emir of Qatar,” Salman Al-Ansari wrote on Twitter. “About your alignment with Iran’s extreme government and insulting the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques [the Saudi monarch]. I remind you that Mohamed Morsi did the same and was isolated and imprisoned.” Ansari’s ...

Cholera death toll rises to 471 in Yemen: WHO

1396/3/9 | 04:24
The World Health Organization (WHO) says the death toll of a cholera epidemic in Yemen has passed 470, as the impoverished Arab country continues to be targeted by military aggression launched by its northern neighbor, Saudi Arabia. According to the latest figures released by the United Nations health agency on Monday, at least 471 people have lost their lives after contracting the acute intestinal infection. WHO's latest bulletin, which has covered the period from April 27, however, added that there was a "significant decrease" in the average ...

Iran’s Supreme Leader: Saudis will fall

1396/3/8 | 04:24
Iran’s  Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that Saudi Arabia’s rulers faced “certain downfall” for aligning themselves with the United States, hours after the country’s pragmatist president called for improved ties with Gulf states.   Iran and the Gulf Arab states are backing opposing sides in the wars in Syria and Yemen, and the unrest in Bahrain. Relations were further hit last weekend when US President Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia and accused Tehran of supporting terrorism in the Middle East. Iran denies such accusations ...

Saudi apology: A reality check for Pakistan

1396/3/8 | 04:24
  Saudi Arabia on its part, has issued a token apology to the 30 states present that did not get an opportunity to speak – Pakistan included – but is that really enough from a country that keeps expecting Pakistan to offer up its military resources in defence of the kingdom?     While Pakistan might see itself as one of the main leaders of the Muslim Ummah, it is clear that others do not.The recent humiliation should be a reality check for our leaders, as well as our security agencies, that we can give as much support and ...