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Russia tests Nuke that can wipe UK off the map 3 times over

A German newspaper announced the possibility of a chemical attacks in Europe executed by ISIS terrorists.

Eyeless in Gaza: The story of an Israeli soldier

PTI loses majority in K-P assembly

Cross-border skirmish: Can Pakistan Try Afghan soldiers under international law?

Pakistan reducing dependence on US arms: FT report

Russia warns of ‘painful’ retaliation in face of US sanctions

Yemeni forces target airport on Saudi soil with ballistic missile

Iran vows to buy all the weapons it needs, irrespective what the world thinks about it

Grand Mufti of Egypt declares buying Facebook likes ‘haram’

'Reciprocal' travel restrictions to be imposed on Pakistan diplomats: US.

Baloch activist says RAW asked him to heckle Nawaz in 2015

A Russian praise for Imran Khan

Saudi Arabia open to sending troops into Syria: FM

Saudi, UAE recruiting 1000s of African mercenaries: Report

The Chankia accusation: Is Pakistan inciting Khalistan movement?

Pakistanis among 4000 people handed over by Musharraf regime to US

Theresa May earns cold reception in U.K. Parliament over Syria attacks

Endgame In Syria: Why US has conceded defeat?

The Indo-Iran Syndrome & Pakistan

Man dies as protest against rape, murder of minor girl turns violent in Karachi

Shame for Musharraf: ‘4,000 Pakistanis handed over to foreigners for dollars’

Who is in danger: Would RAO Anwar become an approver in Naqeeb murder case?

Assad's aide: Syrian defenses smarter than US missiles

'No amount of killing will stop us,' vow Nigerian Shias

Pakistan orders probe into attack on judge

'World War 3' Google Searches Spike After Syria Strike

China voices support for Russia on Syria, holds naval drills against USA

Details of terrorist training were found in a notebook of an ISIS member

Akin to Altaf Hussain: LHC bans Nawaz Sharif's and Maryam Nawaz's speeches

A clean chit: The backdoor deal with Khadim Rizvi

Is Afghanistan the next Caliphate?

Syria Missile attack: Why UN has become a useless object?

Trump morally unfit to be president: Ex-FBI director

Would Ch.Nisar make a forward bloc in PML-N?

Stupid than ever: A Muslim country newspaper claims that Queen of England is descendant of Holy prophet (pbuh)

Why the West hates Syria?

The politics within: Who divided PML-N?

Qatar’s allowing missiles to be fired from airbase shameful: Syrian official

Morocco to pull warplanes from Saudi-led coalition: Report

Attack on Supreme Court Judge: Is it a message to Chief Justice?

The Sham democracy: Why is India still sleeping on rape of a minor in Kashmir?

Model town killing case: Would Adiala Jail welcome both Sharifs?

US Choppers Caught Evacuating ISIS Terrorists according to Syrian news agency

US Considers Opening Embassy in Pyongyang

Erdogan's dual face: Turkey welcomes US-led airstrikes in Syria

Who brought Nawaz Sharif to the closed end?

Russian state TV tells viewers best supplies to pack for Word War III bomb shelters

A mortal blow to Nawaz or a new mountain to climb?

Increasing economic ties: Iran to be part of CPEC

Rape of Kashmiri girl: Would UN awake on Kashmir issue?

Would new CJP annul decision against Nawaz Sharif?

Syria comes under military attack on Trump's orders, 13 missiles shot down

Pak-Iran Ferry service from Karachi to Chabahar to be started to benefit pilgrims

New Scandal: Trump fathers an illegitimate child with an employee at Trump World Tower

Where does Nawaz Sharif's disqualification for life leave him and the PML-N?

Saudi-led boycotters stick to steep demands for Qatar: Report

Historical Judgement: Nawaz Sharif disqualified for life

Penchant for religious extremism: Punjab promulgates ordinance allowing four loudspeakers at mosques

Would Nawaz Sharif be handed life time disqualification?

Pakistan stands with Syria: A green signal to Russian bloc

What Another showdown with TLP would result in?

Merkel: Germany will not participate in any possible military action against Syria

In own trap: Trump Demands Saudi King Quickly End Qatar Dispute

Israel minister calls for assassination of Syria’s Bashar Al-Assad

Can ICC bring Rohingya's murderers into justice?

Would Tehrike.eLabaik topple govt this time?

Is Wajid Zia backtracking from his statements?

Diplomatic war: Did Pakistan stun US with strict message?

Syrian forces frees Douma, entire Eastern Ghouta, from terrorists: Russia

Iran: Saudi Arabia cannot hide support for terrorism through playing blame game

Iran threatens Israel over Syria air base strike

Pro-Taliban Deobandi seminaries refuse audit of their funds

War threats: Can Syrian conundrum trigger world war III?

257 dead as military plane crashes in Algeria

US State Department denies imposition of travel restrictions on Pak diplomats

Is Adiala jail ready to receive Nawaz Sharif?

Changing the history: Pakistan puts US diplomat on trial

700,000 Syrians displaced by fighting in 2018: UN

Iranian, Pakistani groups send humanitarian aid to Syria

U.S. 40 Years Behind Russian 'Satan 2' Nuclear Missile

Saudi considering proposal to set up military base, nuclear waste site on Qatar border

Is Pakstan really in the Post-Taliban Era?

Is Britain about to join US military action over reports of Syria chemical attack?

Syria warns about ‘dangerous repercussions’ of Israeli attack

US tells Indian daily that Pakistan took steps against terrorists

In favor of Nawaz Sharif: Capital FZE docs have no evidential value, admits Wajid

Another disaster in the often: Is TLYRA deliberately inviting chaos?

Sinking ship of PML-N: How Saraiki region would prove a disaster for PML-N?

Would Chief Justice take pity on oppressed Hazaras?

A question of national integrity: Can Pakistan put US diplomat on ECL?

Burning Syria

What Does Kim Jong Un Mean by 'Denuclearization'?

Philippines may become ISIS' next caliphate

Bin Salman is heading to the Saudi throne along an Israeli path

Demand to decriminalize consensual sex: Is UN trying to change Pakistan's ideological basis?

No end of dynasty: Maryam Nawaz's son, the new master of PML-N

Why is Nisar reluctant to join PTI?

Saudi crown prince in Paris for arms, other deals

Mullah on defiance: Why is Govt helpless before Khadim Rizvi?

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Yemeni forces target airport on Saudi soil with ballistic missile

1397/1/30 | 08:10
  Yemeni forces have targeted an airport in Saudi Arabia with a domestically-manufactured ballistic missile. According to Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network on Wednesday, the missile was launched at Jizan region's airport. The attack came several hours after Yemeni forces targeted a power plant in the kingdom's Najran region. According to a Yemeni military source, the missile successfully hit its target. Earlier in the day, Yemeni forces targeted a Saudi mercenary camp in Najran with rocket and artillery fire, killing ...

Bin Salman is heading to the Saudi throne along an Israeli path

1397/1/20 | 08:10
  The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia has created widespread speculation about the potentially controversial nature of his future Kingdom as and when he succeeds his father. Mohammad Bin Salman has attracted attention through a series of actions and comments that are seen by many as a coup against Saudi, Arab and Islamic traditions. Some analysts believe him to be ignorant of the principles underpinning his country, as well as those of Arab and Islamic diplomacy. The ambitious prince started his political life by forming a coalition to interfere ...

Saudi crown prince in Paris for arms, other deals

1397/1/20 | 08:10
  Saudi Arabia's crown prince has kicked off a flamboyant three-day tour of Paris amid the French public's rage at the country's arms sales to the kingdom. Mohammed bin Salman, who also heads the Saudi armed forces, dined with President Emmanuel Macron at Louvre museum on Monday, and was scheduled to meet with French Defense Minister Florence Parly. Activists planned to hold protests during the visit overshadowed by lavish weapons sales by the world's third biggest arms exporter to the kingdom, which has been attacking Yemen for more ...

Saudi Arabia’s war prophecy may be self-fulfilling

1397/1/17 | 08:10
  Since before it was officially admitted to the United Nations as a state in October 1945, Saudi Arabia has relied on American protection. To ensure their security and ultimately survival, generations of Saudi kings and would-be kings have attempted to court different administrations in the United States — starting with King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud, the first Saudi king, who met with President Franklin D. Roosevelt in February 1945 and who in that very first meeting self-ingratiatingly called himself and Roosevelt “twins.” For the massive ...

A criminal silence : The misery of Pakistani prisoners in Saudia

1397/1/1 | 08:10
  Justice Project Pakistan and Human Rights Watch released Caught in a Web, research documenting the treatment of Pakistani prisoners in the Saudi criminal justice system. Trials marked by rampant due process violations have led to the executions of at least 66 Pakistanis; 2,795 Pakistanis languish in jails, subject to abuse and poor jail conditions. The highest number of foreign nationals executed in the kingdom have been Pakistanis, who are treated worse than any other nationality. How your citizens are treated is a much better mark ...

Why does Saudi Arabia describe Hamas as a terrorist organisation?

1396/12/19 | 08:10
  Dictatorships in the Arab region have historically worked to eliminate their internal crises and shrinking international legitimacy at the expense of the Palestinian cause. They have done so through identifying with American and European ideas which are based on looking at Israel as an advanced Western base that guarantees their interests in the Middle East; they make acceptance of Israel the only way for such dictatorships to secure introductions in Western capitals. Designating legitimate resistance to Israel’s military occupation ...

Why the UK must rethink its support for Saudi Arabia

1396/12/13 | 08:10
  British policy since the 1970s has to an extent appended the UK economy to the Saudi economy, making Britain a de facto client state. Government policies are meant to promote the national interest, but the upcoming visit to the UK by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman highlights something quite different: Whitehall’s pursuit of a special relationship that endangers the British public. Prime Minister Theresa May says the visit will “usher in a new era of bilateral relations” with Saudi Arabia – yet it will more likely reinforce ...

Senators Sanders, Lee seek to end US role in Saudi war on Yemen

1396/12/10 | 08:10
  Two senators are introducing a bill to end the Unites States’ intervention in Saudi war on impoverished Yemen. Independent Senator Bernie Sanders and Republican Senator Mike Lee introduced a resolution on Wednesday afternoon to stop Washington’ support for the Saudi-led war. “This legislation is neither liberal, nor conservative,” said Lee from the US state of Utah at a news conference. “It’s constitutional.” The effort seeks to invoke the War Powers Resolution and end the US role in the war-ravaged country. It, however, ...

US may open path for Saudi Arabia to acquire nuclear weapons

1396/12/9 | 08:10
  Saudi Arabia is moving swiftly to become the next country in the Middle East with nuclear power. The Kingdom is on the verge of striking a deal with the US for the purchase of nuclear reactors despite concerns over its refusal to accept stringent restrictions against the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman, who is the de facto ruler of the country, has ambitious plans to diversify the country’s energy source and is in the market to purchase nuclear power reactors. The potential for lucrative deals is too ...

Saudi Arabia sold Pakistan in greed of FATF full membership offered by US

1396/12/9 | 08:10
Saudi Arabia sold Pakistan for the sake of full membership of Financial Action Task Force that was offered by the United States in return for withdrawing its support Pakistan and China too had to retreat due to Saudi betrayal.   Washington had convinced Riyadh to give up its support to Pakistan in return for a full FATF membership. This left only two – China and Turkey – in the Pakistan camp, one less than the required number of three members to stall a move. At this stage, the Chinese informed Islamabad that they were opting out ...

Saudi Arabia seeks to transfer terrorist groups to Afghanistan

1396/12/7 | 08:10
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's Saaudi trip followed by his Turkey trip on the official invitation of the young Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman shows signs of extensive planning to create insecurity in the region.   According to informed sources, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar in his visit to Turkey and Saudi Arabia has tried his best to transfer the terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra and Jaish ul-Adl group to Saudi Arabia. It is also said that in his visit, Hekmatyar held several meetings to meet the leaders of these terrorist groups and has promised that ...

Pakistan tilts to Saudi Kingdom despite claims of balanced ME policy

1396/12/7 | 08:10
  Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan has said that Iran and Pakistan are two close neighbors and Islamabad wishes to enhance its relations with Tehran.   He said that former Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif began a process of regional recalibration of Pakistan’s foreign and security policies with a view to give geo-economics a weight equal to geo-security. “PM Sharif espoused a vision of mutual prosperity, and began a process of building up Pakistan’s relations with its immediate neighbors as ...

Pakistani denounce Saudi Arabia, GCC countries for anti-Pakistan vote at FATF

1396/12/6 | 08:10
Pakistani nation is deeply shocked and stunned to know that Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and allied-GCC countries also voted against Pakistan at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) that would place Pakistan on terror watch list or so-called grey list.   Former foreign minister Khursheed Mehmood Kasuri disclosed at a private news channel’s programme that Saudi Arabia also didn't support Pakistan due to US (pressure). Adviser to the Prime Minister Miftah Ismail told the anchorperson that US officials had exerted pressure on the GCC countries. ...

Senator fears Pakistani troops could get pulled into Yemen conflict

1396/12/2 | 08:10
Senator Farhatullah Babar on Tuesday once again expressed concerns about the decision to deploy additional troops to Saudi Arabia, saying there's a risk of Pakistani armed forces getting pulled into the Yemen conflict. Making a policy statement in the Senate on Monday, the defence minister had stunned senators by bluntly refusing to divulge the location of the deployment of troops being sent to Saudi Arabia even in an in-camera session. Babar said it should be placed on record whether Pakistani troops will be deployed on the Saudi border and ...

Yemenis destroy Saudi-led missile system in Ta'izz with ballistic missile: Report

1396/11/21 | 08:10
  The Yemeni army, supported by allied fighters from the Houthi Ansarullah movement, has managed to successfully destroy a missile system run by Saudi Arabia’s mercenary forces in Yemen’s southwestern province of Ta'izz, a report says. Brigadier Aziz Rashed, the deputy spokesman for the Houthi-allied army, told Yemen's Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that the Friday attack completely destroyed the American-made MIM-104F (PAC-3) missile system installed near the port city of Mokha. He further said that the missile launched ...

Yemen’s Houthis control 100 miles of Saudi Arabia’s territory

1396/11/12 | 08:10
  The Houthi armed group control a large swath of territory inside Saudi Arabia, The New Khalij has reported, however the kingdom has not mentioned this publically.   “The real story is about a cover-up of Saudi military embarrassment and the imminent risk of wider conflict from which Iran, at little cost to itself, will only profit,” Simon Henderson, Baker Fellow and Director of the Gulf and Energy Policy Programme at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy said.   “The Houthis effectively control a strip of Saudi ...

Why Saudi Arabia supports holocaust?

1396/11/10 | 08:10
The views of a majority of the Muslim world’s scholars have never been supportive of Israeli regime-supported Holocaust story. The views of a majority of the Muslim world’s scholars have never been supportive of Israeli regime-supported Holocaust story, Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Issa the head of the Muslim World League, an NGO based in Mecca, in unusual comments said on Saturday that the Holocaust was the Nazis’ crime that shocked the humanity. He added that it brought aftermaths, and no fair man in his right mind and can deny it. The ...

Saudi-backed terror plot thwarted by Iranian security forces

1396/11/6 | 08:10
Iranian Intelligence Ministry has announced that it has thwarted a Saudi-operated scheme to carry out terrorist bombing in the Islamic Republic.   According to an announcement by the ministry released on Wednesday, security agents in Iran found and confiscated 23 rigged bombs of the remote-operated kind which “had been brought to the country according to a plot by Saudi Arabian spy agencies to cause disturbances and insecurity in eastern provinces”.   According to the same report, the Intelligence Ministry also found a similar ...

Saudi Arabia pulls back from Yemen sending Latin American mercenaries to fight their battle

1396/11/3 | 08:10
  Saudi Arabia sent 8,000 troops from its army to fight in Yemen alongside other mercenaries it has hired from the UAE, Bahrain, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Pakistan and recently Latin America, according to the Lebanese news agency Al-Diyar.   The foreign mercenaries are paid high salaries to participate in the Yemeni war. Saudi Arabia thought that Ansarullah’s popular forces are powerless and don not have access to a lot of weapons. The truth is that Yemeni people do not like Al Saud to take over Yemen, hence, they fight ...

Iran: Saudi, US, Israel fanning flames of regional tensions

1396/10/19 | 08:10
Iran says Saudi Arabia, the United States, and Israel are fanning the flames of regional crises through their interventionist policies and invasive actions. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made the remarks in an address to Tehran Security Conference on Monday. The one-day event - held under the banner of ‘Regional Security in West Asia; Emerging Challenges and Trends’ - is the second of its kind organized in the Iranian capital. More than 200 Iranian and international political figures and analysts attended the conference. Zarif blamed ...

Three Reasons behind Fuel Price Hike in Saudi Arabia

1396/10/17 | 08:10
  Saudi Arabia started its new year with gasoline prices hike, allowing the fuel price to sharply increase by 80 percent.   About gasoline, the Octane 91 will sell for 1.37 riyals (0.36 U.S. Dollar) a liter, up from 0.75 riyals (0.2 U.S. Dollars), while Octane 95 will sell for 2.04 riyals (0.544 U.S. Dollars) a liter, up from 0.90 riyals (0.24 U.S. Dollars), the country’s news agency SPA reported on Monday.   The oil-dependent monarchy also for the first time in its history activated the Value-Added Tax (VAT) since January ...

International companies compete for cinema market in Saudi Arabia

1396/10/17 | 08:10
  The world’s largest film companies are stepping up their plans to open cinemas across Saudi Arabia after the kingdom issued a resolution to lift a 35-year ban on such entertainment venues, Huffington Post Arabic has reported. According to a report published in the Financial Times, Britain’s Vue Entertainment, America’s AMC and the Canadian IMAX Corporation are among the most prominent companies competing to open cinemas in the Kingdom. The first could open as soon as March.   The lifting of the Saudi ban provides these companies ...

Ex-White House official raps Saudi support for terrorism

1396/10/12 | 08:10
      Al Saud, encouraged by US President Donald Trump, could risk confrontation with Iran.  A former national security official at the White House warned Saudi Arabia about the dire consequences of its support for the terrorist groups, voicing concern that Al Saud, encouraged by US President Donald Trump, could risk confrontation with Iran.   Frank N. von Hippel, the assistant director for national security in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy during 1993–1994, blamed the Trump administration’s ...

Back door conspiracies: Saudi plan to steal mandate of Pakistani people

1396/10/12 | 08:10
  Saudi Arabia is likely to become the hub of Pakistani politics as ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is set to leave for the kingdom on Saturday while his brother Shahbaz Sharif and Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique are already there.   Although the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz is reluctant to officially state anything about the party chief’s departure, a seat has been booked in Nawaz Sharif’s name for a Jeddah-bound flight for Saturday.     The Punjab chief minister is already in Saudi Arabia on an “official” ...

Nawaz Sharif could go into exile under Saudi Arabia deal: report

1396/10/11 | 08:10
  Pakistan’s former prime minister would escape a corruption trial and be allowed to live in exile under a potential deal being brokered by Saudi Arabia.   Nawaz Sharif is expected to visit Saudi Arabia as the kingdom appears ready to intervene in the stand-off between the head of Pakistan’s longest ruling political dynasty and the military establishment.   he article quoted sources and claimed that the ex-PM only requires permission to leave the country and quit politics in order to survive the corruption references against ...

German churches call for halting arms exports to Saudi Arabia

1396/9/29 | 08:10
Churches in Germany have called on the government to halt all the arms exports to Saudi Arabia.   During the Joint Conference for Church and Development, which was attended by Germany’s Protestant and Catholic churches, the religious community demanded a halt to arms exports citing Saudi Arabia’s military involvement in the Yemeni crisis.   In 2013, the German government agreed to export some €1 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia from January 2014 to April 2017. The agreement included exporting patrol boats and components ...

How some Umrah pilgrims bring bad name to Pakistan

1396/9/26 | 08:10
  Many Pakistanis on Umrah pilgrimage are bringing a bad name to their country by their activities during their stay in Saudi Arabia . All such people are supposed to be resourceful enough to bear all their expenses, but, unfortunately, thousands of them live on charity food and are involved in begging, which is against the spirit of holy mission.   In Makkhah, there are about a dozen food points outside King Abdulaziz Gate and King Fahd Gate of Masjid Al-Haram. A large number of Pakistani pilgrims line up in front of these outlets ...

ISIS terrorists obtained US, Saudi Arabia weapons

1396/9/25 | 08:10
  ISIS Takfiri terrorist group regularly received weapons supplied by the United States and Saudi Arabia, a new report reveals.   According to a study by arms-monitoring group Conflict Armament Research (CAR) published on Thursday, weapons supplied by the US and Saudi Arabia to militants in Syria often fell into the hands of ISIS, significantly enhancing the “quantity and quality” of the group’s armaments.   The number of weapons goes “far beyond those that would have been available through battle capture alone”, ...

UN official rejected Haley’s ‘Irrefutable Evidence’ that Iran is arming rebels in Yemen

1396/9/25 | 08:10
    The deputy spokesman for the UN Secretary-General said there is no solid reason to determine the source of the missiles.   According to the United Nations Secretary-General’s spokesman, Farhan Haq, the UN rejected US’s allegation that Iran had supplied a missile fired at Saudi Arabia last month.   Haq said at a press conference in the UN headquarters in New York that the UN Secretary General has given a written analysis to the Security Council which pretenses a half-yearly report on the implementation of Resolution ...

Saudi Foreign Minister replaced by Crown Prince’s brother

1396/9/19 | 08:10
  Saudi Arabia has reportedly fired foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir on Friday.Several media outlets, including Al-Masdar News, reported that Jubeir was replaced by Khaled bin Salman, the crown prince’s younger brother   Middle East Eye also cited an unnamed diplomatic source as confirming the royal decision.   The Saudi government has yet to comment on the reports.   Prince Khaled is currently Riyadh’s ambassador to the US. He was trained at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi and has been an F-15 pilot in the ...

Riyadh advancing Israeli interests, Palestinian officials worry

1396/9/19 | 08:10
Palestinian officials have expressed worry that Saudi Arabia is forgoing important Palestinian rights as it acts behind the scenes to advance a United States “grand bargain” over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that heavily favors Israel. Four Palestinian officials told Reuters on condition of anonymity on Friday that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman had communicated a proposal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that would give away the right of return for Palestinian refugees and the status of Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital ...

CIA: Saudi Arabia working with Israel to fight terror

1396/9/14 | 08:10
  Israel is working directly with Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations in the fight against terrorism, CIA Director Mike Pompeo said on Saturday, according to the Jerusalem Post.   The comments were made at the Reagan National Defence Forum in California, where Pompeo cited the danger Iran posed not just to the US, but to other states in the region, as a unifying factor.   “We’ve seen them [Saudi Arabia] work with the Israelis to push back against terrorism throughout the Middle East, to the extent we can continue to develop ...

The UK secretly trains the Saudi army in Yemen

1396/9/6 | 08:10
  Despite the fact that Saudi Arabia is accused of crimes against humanity in Yemen, the British Army secretly trains the Riyadh army to fight in Yemen. According to “Daily mail”, about 50 British military personnel teach combat skills to Saudi units who are about to be stationed in a “dirty” war against Yemen. Thousands of Yemeni civilians have lost their lives in the Saudi-led coalition’s bombing attacks in Yemen, and around one million children face famine and serious illness as a result of Riyadh aggression. The English ...

Is Hariri’s change of heart real, or is he a Saudi Trojan Horse?

1396/9/4 | 08:10
  Hariri is back in Lebanon, but where he really stands and whose interests he is really supporting remain to been seen.   After his disgraceful showing in Saudi Arabia, where he read out his resignation like a condemned criminal having made a deal for life imprisonment instead of hanging, he is hardly an independent, with his children left behind in Saudi Arabia as possible hostages.   We then saw the circus widen, as the Saudis pulled all their strings possible to get a new jihad going against Iran and Hezbollah – one ...

Daesh Defeat in Iraq and Syria Means Beginning of the End for Saudi Arabia and Israel

1396/9/4 | 08:10
  After years of suffering and violence, Iraq and Syria now seem to be rid of Daesh, sometimes referred to as ISIS or ISIL, thanks mainly to the efforts of Iran.      On Tuesday, November 21, Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani sent Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei a congratulatory message on Daesh’s defeat in these countries, and thanked him for his leadership.   Although his own work with the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) was key to this victory, Major General Soleimani also praised the armed forces of Syria ...

Saudi Arabia arrests second richest man in kingdom

1396/9/4 | 08:10
  Saudi authorities have arrested Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi, a dual national with Saudi and Ethiopian citizenship and is reportedly the second richest Saudi, after Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal.   While bin Talal’s arrest has gained most media attention. Al-Amoudi’s arrest is especially important because it could potentially destabilize the economy of an entire country, according to Middle East Eye.   Al-Amoudi, who is also known as “the Sheikh”, has invested in almost every sector of Ethiopia’s economy, including ...

Saudi Arabia receives Pakistani Special Forces

1396/9/3 | 08:10
  Saudi Arabia announced the arrival of the Pakistani army’s special services group in the capital Riyadh.   “Special security forces are preparing to carry out the Shahab-2 joint exercise with the Pakistan Army Services Group in the city of Riyadh in the coming period,” Saudi Arabia said in a statement broadcast by the official SPA news agency.   On October 28, Saudi, Pakistani and Turkish forces concluded the 2017 “Center of Air Excellence” exercises and trained Al-Samasam 6 between the Saudi ground force and its ...

New Saudi counterterrorism law aims to silence critics: HRW

1396/9/3 | 08:10
  Human Rights Watch (HRW) has strongly denounced Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, saying it could be used to further stifle dissent across the kingdom. The New York-based group said in a statement on Thursday that the law, introduced earlier this month, could further enable authorities in the ultra-conservative kingdom to silence critics. "Saudi authorities are already methodically silencing and locking away peaceful critics on spurious charges," the statement read. "Instead of improving abusive legislation, Saudi authorities ...

Pakistan nears its moment of truth

1396/8/29 | 08:10
  The government already had its hands full dealing with internal problems including the ongoing Islamabad sit-in by religious groups, and now it has to decide on a tricky foreign policy matter that will have both domestic and external repercussions. Pakistan needs to finalise the extent of its participation in the Saudi-led coalition of Muslim countries later this month when the defence ministers of member countries meet in Riyadh. The defence ministers from Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) are due to meet in the ...

The conditional release of Saad al-Hariri; Saudi Arabia kept his two children in Riyadh

1396/8/28 | 08:10
  Saad al-Hariri, the former Lebanese prime minister, tweeted on Saturday morning that he is heading for Riyadh airport to leave for Paris.   According to the Al-Akhbar newspaper, only Al-Hariri’s wife,  Lara Bashir Al Azem, acompanied him for his visit to Paris and their daughter “Lulwa” and their son “Abdulaziz” remained in Riyadh with the pretext of having to go to school. Al-Hariri’s elder son, Hessam, who studies in Britain, yesterday traveled to France with a number of other family members to see his father. Al-Akhbar wrote ...

Arab media: Baghdad not ready to host Saudi Crown Prince

1396/8/27 | 08:10
  Baghdad has decided to postpone a visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the country, a source close to the Iraqi prime minister said.   The source was quoted by Arabi 21 news website as saying that given the regional conditions, Baghdad cannot host the Saudi crown prince.   This is while during his recent trip to Riyadh, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi had invited bin Salman to visit Baghdad in November.   Jassem Jafar, a senior Iraqi parliamentarian, said that the recent events in Saudi Arabia, ...

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

1396/8/25 | 08:10
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 | 08:10
  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 | 08:10
  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 | 08:10
  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 | 08:10
  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 | 08:10
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 | 08:10
  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 | 08:10
  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 | 08:10
  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 ...