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Such TV | Rouhani censures Trump’s anti-Iran rhetoric

President Trump calls for a holocaust on the floor of the United Nations

Iran infiltrated US military, obtained proof of ISIS collusion

Saudi plan to ‘accept Israel as a brotherly state’

United States supplying weapons worth $2.2B to Syrian terrorists organization

LUBP | How dishonest “Social Justice Warriors” work to curb the religious freedoms of targeted groups

“Go Nawaz Go” Makes it to Speed Test Server!

UAE ambassador to Ankara threatens Turkey to close down its embassy

Saudi Arabia's king-in-waiting cements grip on power with charm and crackdowns

US paradoxes and Pakistan’s war against terrorism

Free Balochistan: A joint venture of RAW and CIA to burry CPEC

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

Pakistani teenager develops anti-BlueWhale app

UAE’s ambassador to the U.S considers Saudi Arabia responsible for the ruining of the UAE’s good name

Rabbani seeks official response on anti-Pakistan posters in Switzerland

Nawaz Sharif must not appear before NAB court: Maryam

Trump says if threatened, US will 'totally destroy' North Korea

EXCLUSIVE – Interview with Dr. S.M. Kazem Mesbah Mousavi, Imam Ali Centre Canada

More than 800 Shia pilgrims have to stay at Taftan border for a week

Five eminent Shia scholars banned from entering Gilgit under unjust policy of balance

57 accused charge-sheeted in Mashal Khan lynching case

Nisar lashes out at Khaqan Abbasi, Asif for statements on ‘internal matters’

Pakistan team kicks off training, ahead of Sri Lanka series in UAE

Bank of China permitted to start operations in Pakistan

Pakistan protests with Switzerland over ‘Free Balochistan’ posters

Nawaz Sharif, children fail to appear in court; summons reissued

US paradoxes and Pakistan’s war against terrorism

Saudi plan to ‘accept Israel as a brotherly state’

Was NA-120 election rigged?

UAE ambassador to Ankara threatens Turkey to close down its embassy

Saudi Arabia's king-in-waiting cements grip on power with charm and crackdowns

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

Pakistani teenager develops anti-BlueWhale app

US’ Black Hawk Down in Yemen

Outrage in Egypt over Israeli Flag in educational book

Russo-Saudi closeness: What are two sides’ goals?

Arrest warrants: Should Imran Khan present himself before ECP?

Is Establishment pulling NAB’s strings?

How CIA and Raw are funding Pakistani separatists: An Inside story

An old desire: Is Gov trying to place ISI under civilian control?

Certain Western states still back terror groups in Syria: Assad

Iran, Pakistan army chiefs urge Muslim world action to end Rohingya plight

Iraq vice president: Baghdad won't tolerate creation of ‘second Israel’

Myanmar says US official barred from Rohingya conflict zone

Iraq’s Nujaba Movement condemns terrorist attacks in Nasiriyah

Unofficial results show PML-N’s Kulsoom set to win NA-120 by-election

Is China using North Korea to break US's Super power's myth?

US Plan for New Afghan Force Poses Threat to Civilians

UK arms sales benefiting most from Middle East wars

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

US policy shift: Would Pakistan turn into another Iran for US?

Has Trump become a leader of Arab nationalism?

Is Gwadar a toll plaza?

Would a defeat in NA-120 would end PML-N's politics from Punjab?

Rohingyas of Karachi struggle to deal with identity crisis

Guilt of war crimes: Suicide among US war veterans highest in west

Saudi Crown Prince Calls Off Visit to Paris for Fear of Popular Uprising

Iqna | Georgian Muslim Cleric Urges Boycotting Myanmar to End Massacre of Rohingya

Mehr News | ‘Saudi Arabia, Taliban like brothers’

Such TV | JUIF rejects hiring educated imams in KP mosques

Why US is not happy with Deir Ez-Zor’s recapture from ISIS?

The United States and Russia rejected the request of Israel to keep Iran far from the Syrian border

Netanyahu is the Israeli Trump

Paradiagm shift: Pakistan’s big ‘No” to US aid

Did PML-N verbal attacks on Judiciary affected the Panama review appeal?

Saudi Arabia, Sudan banned from Labour party conference

Kulbhoshan Yadav’s case: Why ICJ will not give decision in favor of Pakistan?

Why emergence of Hafiz Saeed linked-MML in Pakistani politics is almost inevitable

UNICEF says 240,000 Rohingya kids in dangerous situation

We will sink Japan and turn US to 'ashes and darkness', says North Korea

Pakistan Still Hasn’t Received Trump’s Demand List

Saudi security: detained preachers are members of spying cell

Russia urges Syria not to retaliate against Israel airstrike

Controversial Saudi Prince detained

Facts hidden by the UAE about its military aircraft crashed in Yemen and the fate of its crew

‘Blue Whale’ taking a bite out of K-P

Who is pressurising NAB to file appeal in Hudaibiya case?

China Backs UN Call for Justice in Yemen; US, Saudis Object to Move

Deepening rift: Would PML-N meet the same fate of MQM?

A dangerous tactics: Why Daesh is targeting IT experts from Pakistan universities?

Ansarullah missiles can reach anywhere in UAE: Houthi

Iran a partner in Syrian victory: Assad's letter to Ayatollah Khamenei

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

LUBP | All Deobandi-Salafi right wings parties are on same Page

Pakistan is Among Bottom 5 Countries for Education & Skills Development

Such News | Pak-China Shaheen-VI joint air exercise underway at China's Korla Air Base

Tasnim | Assad Thanks Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran for Backing Syria in War on Terror

HRW: Israel banks financing settlements

Israel’s war against the United Nations

Iran seeks to send delegation to Myanmar over Rohingya plight

Saudi Arabia’s role in removing Nawaz Sharif revealed

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

Pakistan’s cost on war on terror: The story of Sticks with few carrots

Netanyahu, Nikki Haley and the ‘Iranophobia’

Diplomacy of visits: Can Pakistan pursue US to review new Afghan policy?

Did China hold back Pakistan to take stand on Rohingya’s genocide?

Pak-EU ties based on commitment to continued engagement: PM

ICC to allocate cricket event to Pakistan in couple of years: David Richardson

IQNA | Rohingya Crisis Rooted in British Colonialism

SHIITE NEWS | Allama Raja Nasir asks Muslim rulers to use force to protect Rohingya Muslims

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

1396/6/29 | 12:17
  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 | 12:17
  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 | 12:17
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 | 12:17
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 | 12:17
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 | 12:17
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 | 12:17
  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 | 12:17
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 | 12:17
  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 | 12:17
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 | 12:17
  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 | 12:17
  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 | 12:17
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 | 12:17
  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 | 12:17
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 | 12:17
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 | 12:17
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 | 12:17
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 | 12:17
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 | 12:17
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 | 12:17
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 | 12:17
  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 | 12:17
  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 | 12:17
  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 | 12:17
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 | 12:17
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 | 12:17
  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 | 12:17
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 | 12:17
  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 | 12:17
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 | 12:17
    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 | 12:17
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 | 12:17
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 | 12:17
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 | 12:17
  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 ...

Wahhabism to ISIS:How Saudi Arabia exported the main source of global terrorism

1396/3/5 | 12:17
The dramatic arrival of Da’ish (ISIS) on the stage of Iraq has shocked many in the West. The dramatic arrival of Da’ish (ISIS) on the stage of Iraq has shocked many in the West.   Many have been perplexed and horrified by its violence and its evident magnetism for Sunni youth. But more than this, they find Saudi Arabia’s ambivalence in the face of this manifestation both troubling and inexplicable, wondering, “Don’t the Saudis understand that ISIS threatens them, too?” HISTORY RETURNS WITH ISIS It is not hard to understand ...

Rouhani’s victory: A blow for Saudia and US

1396/3/4 | 12:17
    SO it’s a good win for the Iranian regime — and its enormous population of young people — and a bad win for Trump’s regime, which would far rather have had an ex-judicial killer as Iranian president so that Americans would find it easy to hate him.      May be Hassan Rouhani’s final-week assault on his grim rival candidate and his supporters — “those whose main decisions have only been executions and imprisonment over the past 38 years” — paid off. Who among Iran’s under 25, more than 40 per cent ...

No iota of Shame: Saudia disgraces Trump by inviting a wanted President for war crimes

1396/2/29 | 12:17
    Saudi Arabia has invited Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted for alleged war crimes, to a summit with US President Donald Trump and Arab and Muslim leaders.     The US leader is set to address the summit on his “hopes for a peaceful vision of Islam”.In 2009 and 2010, the International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants against Bashir for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity related to the conflict in Darfur, which has claimed at least 300,000 lives.     He denies the charges, ...

Bulgarian Weapons Sent to Terrorists in Syria Through Saudi Arabia

1396/2/14 | 12:17
  The Bulgarian newspaper “Trud” published a report on April 21, 2017 about an investigation into the supply of Bulgarian weapons to the terrorists in Syria, shipped through Saudi Arabia.   In early April, ship so called “Marianne Danica” arrived the biggest port of Saudi Arabia in Jeddah under the flag of Denmark, after it left the port of Burgas on March 28th, loaded with tons of weapons.     According to the newspaper, the ship was listed as transporting dangerous cargo – “Hazard A” (Major), ...

Shake-up in Saudi Arabia strengthens King Salman’s powerful son

1396/2/7 | 12:17
A recent Saudi government and security shake-up aims to strengthen King Salman’s increasingly powerful son against the Crown Prince and to bolster ties with Washington, according to analysts and diplomats. Royal decrees at the weekend saw a number of allies of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman moved into key positions and another son of the king named as ambassador to Washington. The goal, a foreign diplomat said, was “to strengthen Mohammed bin Salman and the Salman branch” of the Al Saud family, which has ruled Saudi Arabia since ...

Surprise! You’ll be going on Pilgrimage to Mecca by train from Israel!

1396/1/17 | 12:17
  Israeli Transport Minister Yisrael Katz suggested linking Jordan and Saudi Arabia with Israel by railway to transport cargo and people.   The suggestion basically states that the railway would start in Haifa, passing through Bisan, on to King Hussein Bridge, then Irbid in Jordan, before arriving to its final destination, Saudi Arabia’s Dammam.   In a press conference, Katz said that the railway can strengthen the economy for Jordan, the Palestinian authorities, and “Israel”. The Israeli minister refused to comment on ...

An inside story: How US arms are falling into hands of Al-Qaeda in Yemen

1395/12/29 | 12:17
      The al-Qaeda terrorists stationed in the Southern parts of Yemen received a new cargo of weapons from Saudi Arabia.     France 24 news channel quoted local Yemeni sources as saying that a truck carrying a large number of weapons and ammunition moved to the Lodar region in Abyan province and delivered its cargo to al-Qaeda.     According to the sources, the truck was loaded in one of the Saudi-led coalition bases in Ma’arib province and sent to the Northern parts of Abyan province.The al-Qaeda-affiliated ...

Yemen: Saudi Arabia-led coalition uses banned Brazilian cluster munitions on residential areas

1395/12/23 | 12:17
    Amnesty International has corroborated new evidence the Saudi Arabia-led coalition recently fired Brazilian-manufactured rockets containing banned cluster munitions striking three residential areas and surrounding farmland in the middle of Sa’da city, injuring two civilians and causing material damage.       The attack, which took place at 10.30pm on 15 February 2017, is the third confirmed use of Brazilian-manufactured cluster munitions documented by Amnesty International in the last 16 months.     “The ...

Another failure of Saudi Kingdom: How King Salman failed to gather Chinese support against Iran

1395/12/22 | 12:17
  King Salman’s visit aims to strengthen economic and military ties and persuade China that Saudi Arabia rather than Iran is its most useful regional ally.      The penalties and investigation of the two Chinese companies related to violations of US sanctions on Iran and North Korea signal the Trump administration’s intent to adopt a tough stance toward the Islamic republic. ZTE pleaded guilty to the US accusation that it sold US-made electronics to Iran and agreed to pay a $1.19 billion fine.       Speaking ...

Saudi king tours Asia to spread Wahhabism

1395/12/21 | 12:17
Police in the Maldives have begun to stifle political activists before a visit by King Salman of Saudi Arabia, who is rumoured to be trying to buy an atoll, complete with a small town, from the island nation. Journalists have been arrested and the offices of opposition partiesraided after unrest prompted by reports of the sale. Opposition activists say that Saudi Arabia is exerting an ever-greater influence on the Maldives, which is facing rising Islamist extremism. President Yameen, who seized power in 2013, has denied that Faafu ...

Military Source: S. Arabia Continues Arms Aid to ISIL in Syria

1395/12/6 | 12:17
    The Syrian army forces blew in the air a bomb-laden drone belonging to the ISIL in Deir Ezzur, a military source said, warning that the terrorist group is receiving advanced military equipment from Saudi Arabia now.     The source said that the drone was aimed to be used against the army positions that are under siege by ISIL, including al-Jourah, Tib al-Jourah and al-Qasour.     Noting that it seems the ISIL is in possession of a large number of drones which are equipped with electronic systems and devices, ...

Saudi Arabia, not Iran is the world's 'number one terrorist state'

1395/11/25 | 12:17
  The Trump administration’s consistent and ongoing demonization of Iran flies in the face of reality in which Iran has stood, alongside Syria, Russia, the Kurds, and the Iranian-backed Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah, as a pillar against the very same Salafi-jihadist terrorism that poses a threat to the American people. It is a struggle in which the Iranians have expended both resources and blood in recent years, and as such justice demands that the world, including the United States, acknowledges that it owes Tehran a debt ...

Sartaj Aziz denies Raheel Sharif new job: What is the inside game?

1395/10/24 | 12:17
  Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz has stated that former Army Chief General Raheel Sharif had not received any job offer from Saudi Arabia.     In a statement in the Senate, Sartaj Aziz said, “There will no effect on Pakistan’s foreign policy as General Raheel was not given any job offer by Saudi Arabia   Last week during a talk show at a media channel Khawaja Muhammad Asif had said that General (retd) Raheel Sharif had been made the chief of 39-nation Islamic military coalition formed to combat terrorism.     It ...

Selling Pakistan’s integrity: Nawaz Sharif committing treason

1395/10/23 | 12:17
  The arrival of Prince Fahad Bin Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz, Governer of the Tabuk province in Saudi Arabia, heralds the beginning of an influx of Middle-Eastern royal family members coming to Pakistan and hunting the endangered houbara bustard.        Pakistan’s ‘soft diplomacy’ is obvious in the licenses granted. 14 Qatari princes managed to obtain licences this year, while previously most of the visits were by Saudi or Emirati royalty.     In 2014, a Saudi prince killed more than 2,000 birds in a 21-day hunting ...

Fall out of Aleppo defeat: Defection among terrorist groups in Syria

1395/10/14 | 12:17
  Media sources disclosed that a number of terrorist groups have decided to forward their forces to Saudi Arabia and other Arab states in the Middle East after devastating defeats in the battlefields across Syria.     Sources claimed that terrorists of Ahrar al-Sham, in a meeting held in the group's council on December 19, underlined that they do not intend to merge with Fatah al-Sham Front (previously known as the al-Nusra Front).     Ahrar al-Sham's meeting was held before the recapture of Eastern Aleppo by the ...