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Iran ready for technology transfer to Afghanistan

Saudi prince: ‘Let us go and fight for Al-Aqsa’

Al-Shabaab terrorist group calls Trump 'brainless billionaire'

The countdown: Is a headhunt on for Sharif’s replacement?

Turkey transports ISIS terrorists from Mosul and Syria to Egypt

Israel Removes Metal Detectors From Around al-Aqsa Mosque

Nusra Front's Militants Begin to Surrender at Syrian-Lebanese Border

Why Arab league cannot boycott Israel?

Media silent as US ally Saudi Arabia massacres its own people + pictures

Is Abbas really halting contacts with Israel?

Ferozpur blast:  Is it a knee jerk reaction to operation Khyber IV?

Why Ayatollah Khamenei Was Not Optimistic About the Nuclear Talks?

Iran raps Israel for ‘vicious crackdown’ on Palestinians

Succumbed to Saudi demands: Qatari Emir Calls for Negotiations to Ease Blockade

End of the World: Stephen Hawking warns Artificial Intelligence could destroy humanity

Ferozpura blast: Death toll mounts to 27

Palace intrigues: Is Shahbaz Shrif conspiring against big brother?

Saudi Crown Prince was forced to resign over painkiller addiction

NYT: US handed over Iraq to Iran

Arab’s Infighting: Israel launches plan of greater Israel

24 killed as car bomb explodes in western Kabul

A thickening plot: SECP chairman guilty or framed?

Would Ch.Nisar part ways with PML-N?

Two killed in shooting incident at Israeli embassy in Jordan

Arabs are too busy with in-fighting, says Al-Aqsa imam

U.S. to destroy the current unity of the Muslim neighbor countries

Iran’s IRGC seizes trespassing Saudi vessel in Persian Gulf

Syrian Jihadists Reach Truce Deal After Week of Infighting

Netanyahu Secretly Met UAE FM in New York

Ties with Qatar: Saudi Arabia demands dismissal of more than 50,000 Sudanese workers

Wind of true change: The changing political scenario of Pakistan

Can Russia help Pakistan to control militancy in Balochistan?

US allegations: Why Pakistan cannot contain extremist groups to raise funds?

New sanctions: US’s nefarious design to install Washington friendly govt in Tehran

ABNA | Houthi: Yemen ready to participate in any confrontation with the Zionist Israel

SUCH TV | PM Nawaz should decide to step down by tonight: Khursheed Shah

Bahraini inmates seeking medical attention punished with torture, solitary confinement

Obama official: Israel intelligence supports Iran deal

As 75 percent of Americans fear ‘Major war’ under Trump

China moved huge military hardware into Tibet after Sikkim standoff: Report

Botched US Drone Strike Kills 15 Afghan Police

Macron, Netanyahu and Holocaust

MEHR NEWS | Saudi bombing of Yemen’s hospitals ‘war crime’

Saudia’s next battle ground: Turning Qatar into another Yemen

Brutal executions as a political tool against Shittes in Saudi Arabia

The sealed fate of Nawaz Sharif: Would SC send PM behind prison?

Saudi security system overhauled on overnight royal decrees

Pakistan’s former chief of army staff: Iran is the only country that has challenged U.S.

Indian Scientists Discover Supercluster of Galaxies

Israeli General: We Won’t Let Iran Win the Syrian War

Turkey state news agency leaks secret locations of US, French troops in Syria

Shiites subjected to strains, abuses in Azerbaijan

Chutzpah: India wants to fight ISIS in Iraq

Shafaqna Exclusive: What is inside the classified Volume 10 of the JIT report?

Hindu nationalism risks pushing India into war with China

Trump ends CIA arms support for anti-Assad Syria rebels: Who believes?

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

Shutting Iranian cultural mission: Did Saudia threatened Kuwait by Qatar like consequences?

Houthi forces kill 3 soldiers inside Saudi Arabia

US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria kills 12 civilians per day

Plan of the United Arab Emirates to divide Yemen

JIT law firm is ‘one man show’

Cost benefit analysis: Why India cannot wage a war with China?

Stranded at border: Why Pakistan always neglected Shia pilgrims?

Hanging fate: What is better choice for PM, NAB or Court’s verdict?

Ayatollah Sistani: silent force behind ISIS defeat

NA-260 polls: How terrorists became blatant stakeholders in the constituency?

Mirzakhani, Iranian mathematician, was terrorized biologically in US; Russian intelligence services reveal

US speeds up military aid to PKK/PYD

US military, intelligence bodies harbor terrorists in region: Iranian lawmakers

Russia concerned of ISIS members being transported by unidentified helicopters to Afghanistan

ISIS, Al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda Get Their Money and Ideology From America’s Allies

SHAFAQNA | 8 British Muslims kick off Hajj journey on bikes

Spanish football federation chief arrested in fraud probe

SUCH TV | Russian airstrike obliterates Daesh ammo truck in southern Raqqa

China ‘Ready’ for Long-Term War With India

Intelligence Reports Suggest IS Leader Al-Baghdadi is Still Alive

Hazara's again: Four Hazaras shot dead near Mastung as gunmen open fire on vehicle

Confession of Saudia Iqama: Is Nawaz Sharif has been screwed?

Leaked documents reveal Saudia and Emirati crown princes support for Al-Qaeda and ISIS in Yemen

An inside informer to JIT: Who betrayed Sharif family?

Arrival of Qatar Foreign Minister: Is there give and take on Panama case?

Why West created ISIS?

Ruthless Saudi crackdown continues in Shiite regions with US green light

MEHR NEWS | Iran may opt to drop N-deal in face of major violation by US

ALMANAR | Saudi Arabia’s Rule: Grandson’s Era, Hatred Era

IQNA | Egyptian Qari Says Mostly Inspired by Minshawi

PRESS TV | US adding new sanctions against Iran over missile program

LUBP | Mr Sharif please don’t resign

Party rifts: Why is Ch Nisar angry over PM?

Pakistan’s journey to terrorism: From Madrassahs to high grade universities

Using the analogy of Gullen for Imran Khan: Is PML-N portraying PM as Erdogan?

End of Panamagate: All stage set to disqualify PM

Israel’s diplomatic expansion in the face of Arab retraction

Iran’s Zarif hopes Yemen war does not lead to Iran, Saudi conflict

Iran warns US of 'big risk' if it blacklists IRGC

At daggers drawn: Chinese cross border rocket attack kills 158 Indian soldiers

Takfiris fight each other as Assad ouster fades away

Trump Puts US Centcome in Al-Udeid on Auction to Blackmail S. Arabia, UAE

Saudi Arabia’s march towards civil war

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Media silent as US ally Saudi Arabia massacres its own people + pictures

1396/5/3 | 05:51
    For the past 60 days, Saudi Arabia imposed a devastating siege on the Shiite town of Awamiya. And of course, mainstream western media remains silent.     These photos aren’t from Yemen, they’re from the Saudi Arabian eastern town of Awamiya. Where Saudi forces are waging war against an oppressed shia minority.   Saudi Arabia adheres to the extreme fundamentalist and intolerant sect of Wahhabism. Making it the country’s religious majority. This ideology is also enforced through state tactics. Which ...

Saudi prince: ‘Let us go and fight for Al-Aqsa’

1396/5/3 | 05:51
The son of the late Saudi King Fahd Bin Abdulaziz took to the social networking site Twitter to discuss the events unfolding at Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Israeli restrictions imposed on Palestinian worshippers. In the tweets, Abdulaziz Bin Fahd called on Muslims and Arabs to stand in solidarity with Al-Aqsa. One tweet reads: “Every Muslim is obliged to support our brothers in Palestine and the Holy Al-Aqsa Mosque, everyone within their means. O nation of Muhammad, show them who you are. Neglecting Al-Aqsa would be a disgrace and God will hold ...

Saudi Crown Prince was forced to resign over painkiller addiction

1396/5/2 | 05:51
  Mohammed bin Nayef, former Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia was reportedly forced from power by his younger cousin over claims he was addicted to painkillers.   Bin Nayef was summoned to meet King Salman bin Abdulaziz at the royal palace in Mecca last month. His phone was reportedly seized and he was ordered to step aside in favour of Mohammed bin Salman, the King’s son, over claims an addiction to painkillers was clouding his judgement.   A letter read out over the phone to the House of Saud’s Allegiance Council after ...

Succumbed to Saudi demands: Qatari Emir Calls for Negotiations to Ease Blockade

1396/5/2 | 05:51
With the four blockading states having pared down their previous list of 13 demands to six general principles, Qatar’s Emir is also expressing an openness to engaging in negotiations aimed at resolving the ongoing diplomatic crisis and return the situation to normal.   The previous 13 demands were clearly far more than Qatar was willing to give up, and the Emir reiterated today that any deal would have to respect Qatari sovereignty, but he apparently does see an opportunity at compromise, something that seemed unlikely before. The ...

Ties with Qatar: Saudi Arabia demands dismissal of more than 50,000 Sudanese workers

1396/5/1 | 05:51
  The Saudi decision is taken on the pretext that Sudan has not broken its ties with Qatar.   Karar al-Tohami, Secretary General of Sudanese Working Abroad, in an interview with “Al-Nahar Egypt” newspaper in reaction to Saudi authorities’ decision to expel 50,000 Sudanese men and women who are working in Saudi capitalists’ homes as manservants and maidservants, said: “The Saudi decision is taken on the pretext that Sudan has not broken its ties with Qatar; it is outside the agreements and pledges between the two countries, ...

Brutal executions as a political tool against Shittes in Saudi Arabia

1396/4/31 | 05:51
  Amnesty International issued an announcement on the execution of four shittes in Al-Sharqiyah.   Amnesty International issued an announcement on the execution of four shittes in Al-Sharqiyah region in Saudi Arabia asserting that the Saudi monarchy utilizes executions as a political tool against its opponents.   Lynn Maalouf, the regional office director of AI in Beirut called the execution of four Shitte residents of Saudi Arabia Brutal adding that these executions are done in a process of constant oppression against Shitte ...

Saudia’s next battle ground: Turning Qatar into another Yemen

1396/4/31 | 05:51
  The fierce regional and international race to control Yemen and extend its influence in its vast territory, which is also diverse in its climates and terraces, with many political and intellectual trends, is not new but extends deep in Yemen’s history.     However, there is a new change in the Yemeni scene which is the project against the American project and the guardianship. The emergence of this variable and the fear of its effects outside the Yemeni borders is one of the main reasons for the war and the siege imposed ...

Bahraini inmates seeking medical attention punished with torture, solitary confinement

1396/4/31 | 05:51
A Bahraini human rights group says detainees being held at a detention center in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom will be punished by solitary confinement and torture in case they seek medical attention from prison authorities. Duraz Youth Movement announced on Friday that inmates at Dry Dock Detention Center will be locked up in solitary cells and subjected to torture should they demand treatment, Arabic-language Lualua television network reported. The movement noted that the practice has been drawn up by one of the prison’s senior figures ...

Shutting Iranian cultural mission: Did Saudia threatened Kuwait by Qatar like consequences?

1396/4/30 | 05:51
Kuwait says it is shutting the Iranian cultural mission and related offices in the Gulf Arab state and reducing the number of Iranian diplomats stationed in the country.     The official Kuwait News Agency announced the move in a brief statement Thursday. It says the move is related to the case of a terrorist cell broken up in 2015 that authorities allege had contacts with Iran and the militant group Hezbollah.     The KUNA report says the Iranian ambassador to Kuwait has been notified. Embassy staff did not immediately ...

Plan of the United Arab Emirates to divide Yemen

1396/4/29 | 05:51
The role of the UAE has become more and more apparent to the international and Arab opinion in southern Yemen.   The role of the UAE has become more and more apparent to the international and Arab opinion in southern Yemen, especially to the Yemeni people, as the UAE has sacrificed much of its money and soldiers to implement the Zionist’s demands in southern Yemen.     The UAE has carried out a major task in Yemen, and observers believe that this task is greater than the UAE and its people, and this task is the division ...

Confession of Saudia Iqama: Is Nawaz Sharif has been screwed?

1396/4/28 | 05:51
  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was issued an Iqama(residence permit) by the UAE government for being the chairman of the board of Capital FZE, an offshore firm exposed by the six-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) tasked to probe the Sharif family’s offshore wealth, the premier’s counsel accepted on Tuesday.     “Hassan Nawaz [PM’s son] was the owner of Capital FZE and PM Nawaz was only designated as Chairman of the Board of this offshore company but he did not receive any salary,” Khawaja Haris told the apex court’s ...

Leaked documents reveal Saudia and Emirati crown princes support for Al-Qaeda and ISIS in Yemen

1396/4/28 | 05:51
The nine-page document was published by Egyptian newspaper al-Badil in April - before the outlet was banned by Cairo - accusing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Abu Dhabi's Mohammed bin Zayed of providing aid to the two extremists. The communique - sent to Qatar's foreign minister on October 26, 2016 - outlines the minutes of communications between Qatar's ambassador to Washington and the US Treasury Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. The New Arab could not independently verify the authenticity of the ...

Ruthless Saudi crackdown continues in Shiite regions with US green light

1396/4/27 | 05:51
  The Shiite communities of Saudi Arabia are economically impoverished despite the fact that the Persian Gulf Arab kingdom is the world’s top oil exporter.     When it comes to the cultural and social taking, the government treats the Shiites like second-class citizens. For example, the courts do not consider valid their testimony, or a Shiite cannot marry a Sunni Muslim according to the state’s law. They also face restrictions on performing religious rituals.    The Saudi government denies them authorization to ...

Saudi Arabia’s march towards civil war

1396/4/26 | 05:51
Has Saudi Arabia’s brinkmanship and heavy-handed policies of intervention in the Middle East come back to haunt the desert kingdom?     After decades of playing the role of middle man between foreign states and establishing itself as a regional power, Saudi Arabia’s policies of meddling in the affairs of neighbor states and support for terror appear to have finally exacerbated issues in the country which could threaten to plunge it into chaos. Growing anger over attempted austerity cutbacks, economic issues due to the fluctuating ...

Trump Puts US Centcome in Al-Udeid on Auction to Blackmail S. Arabia, UAE

1396/4/26 | 05:51
  Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm newspaper, said US President Donald Trump humiliated and blackmailed the Arabs in his recent interview with CBN news channel.     In his interview with the CBN, Trump said that he traveled to Saudi Arabia and the UAE after the two Arab states accepted to pay hundreds of billions of dollars to purchase the US-made weapons and equipment, Atwan wrote on Sunday.     He also said that 10 countries are willing to host the US military base in Qatar, named al-Udeid, ...

Saudi Arabia recognized death of 155 of its soldiers and commanders in Yemen

1396/4/26 | 05:51
Special sources of the news observations revealed names of some of the dead Saudi soldiers and paid troops in Yemen by Yemeni army.     Special sources of the news observations revealed names of some of the dead Saudi soldiers and paid troops in Yemen by Yemeni army and popular committee forces in the ongoing fighting and confrontations on border fronts, where the Saudi army suffered heavy casualties and material losses. The News Agency obtained a statistic of some of the names of the dead Saudi army officers and troops in various units ...

Ex-Saudi Crown Prince's Absence in Funeral Prayer for Uncle Proves Rumors about House Arrest

1396/4/25 | 05:51
Ousted Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef's absence during the funeral ceremony of his late uncle prince Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud proved that the rumors about his house arrest by New Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman were true.   According to the Arabic service of Skypress news website, a number of Saudi social media activists have launched a campaign to pressure the Saudi government to waive the house arrest order against bin Nayef. They have used #Free bin Nayef to Participate in His Uncle's Funeral Ceremony on their pages ...

Saudi breeds ‘fodder for terrorism’, says former British ambassador

1396/4/25 | 05:51
A former British ambassador to Saudi Arabia is the latest high profile figure to raise concerns about Saudi funding of terrorism in the UK. Sir William Patey, who was the British ambassador in Riyadh for four years between 2006 and 2010, said Saudi funding helps create “fodder for terrorism”.     Patey’s comment follows recent revelations that the UK government has buried a report exposing Saudi funding of extremism in the UK. Prominent British MP accused Number Ten of burying a report that was originally commissioned by the former ...

Qatari camels die of thirst after farmers kicked out by Saudi Arabia as diplomatic rift deepens

1396/4/25 | 05:51
  Hundreds of camels have died of thirst after Qatari farmers were expelled from Saudi Arabia during a diplomatic rift and forced to trek across the desert.   Animals collapsed at the border between the two nations as only a few hundred camels were allowed to cross each day.    Remaining camels were herded into huge pens and left in the heat which reached 50 degrees Celsius. Some owners said the camels were herded out en masse, and owners spent days during Ramadan trying to identify them.   Other animals were left ...

Tillerson's failed attempt: Did Saudia demand a regime change in Qatar?

1396/4/24 | 05:51
The Persian Gulf diplomatic crisis has intensified, with the Saudi-led alliance warning that the Qatari siege will not end unless Doha meets all its demands. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates announced in a joint statement on Tuesday that the new anti-terror agreement reached between Qatar and the United States is insufficient for the lifting of sanctions. The deal was signed after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Doha in an apparent attempt to end the rift between Washington’s Arab allies. The four countries ...

Why the International community takes no responsibility toward Yemen?!!

1396/4/23 | 05:51
  If we conduct a simple study on the tasks and objectives of the international community, we can almost summarize all under the headings of: dealing with or confronting what is happening in Yemen.     If we conduct a simple study on the tasks and objectives of the international community, we can almost summarize all under the headings of: dealing with or confronting what is happening in Yemen, in terms of preserving the sovereignty and borders of states and protecting them against foreign aggression, the implementation of ...

Bin Salman’s difficult journey to Saudi throne

1396/4/23 | 05:51
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued a surprise royal decree on June 21, dismissing Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef and giving the post to his young son Mohammad bin Salman.   The king’s move marked his breaking with the Arab kingdom’s royalty traditions which do not allow the ruler to install his son as heir to the throne. Early crown princes in Saudi Arabia were all brothers of the monarch and only one time exceptionally a nephew– bin Nayef– was put to the post. The closed political circles of Saudi Arabia declined to allow ...

150 Saudi intelligence officers joined Daesh in Mosul battle: Report

1396/4/23 | 05:51
Saudi Arabia had dispatched more than 100 intelligence officers to Mosul to join the Takfiri Daesh militants and direct them in battles against Iraqi government forces and allied fighters from Popular Mobilization Units, a recent report has revealed.  Lebanon-based Arabic-language al-Manar television network, citing a report published by Qatari al-Sharq newspaper, revealed that 150 Saudi intelligence agents were fighting alongside Daesh members in Mosul, and working hard to extend the battle. The paper added that Iraqi government forces ...

UK Profiting From Yemeni Civilians Suffering: HRW

1396/4/22 | 05:51
Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the United Kingdom is profiting from the suffering of Yemeni civilians by selling arms to Saudi Arabia.     The prominent rights group made the remarks in a press release on Tuesday, after a UK High Court ruling earlier in the week declared that London’s arms sales to Riyadh were not illegal.     Describing the judgment as terrible news for Yemeni civilians, the HRW also expressed disappointment at the ruling for not helping pressure Riyadh to end its “unlawful attacks” in the war-torn ...

Amnesty: Saudi Arabia silence Shia dissent with execution

1396/4/22 | 05:51
Saudi Arabia is using the death penalty as a means to silence Shia dissent, says Amnesty International. Maalouf made the remarks after Saudi Arabia executed four Shias in the kingdom’s oil-rich Eastern Province over allegations of conducting terrorist activities. “The international community must come down hard on Saudi Arabia to ensure that others currently facing execution after deeply flawed legal proceedings do not meet the same fate. Saudi Arabia should quash their death sentences and establish an official moratorium on executions,” ...

Document reveals Qatar to undermine Pakistan-UAE relations

1396/4/21 | 05:51
Saudi cyber army has disclosed a document that Qatar has been involved in undermining Pakistan-UAE relations.   According to the document, Qatar’s embassy in Pakistan is seeking to reduce the UAE’s influence in Pakistan’s hunting grounds. It had meetings with Pakistani authorities, in this regard. The document states that Qatar’s embassy provoked the Pakistani government against the presence of Emirati sheikhs in Pakistan.   ...

Saudi Crown Prince dismissed for supporting Qatar

1396/4/21 | 05:51
  Saudi prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz posted on his Twitter account: "the coalition between Mohammed bin Zayed and bin Salman led to unilateral decision about GCC members."   Saudi prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz posted on his Twitter account: “the coalition between Mohammed bin Zayed and Bin Salman led the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council to take a unilateral decision about its members. The UAE plays the major role at the Cooperation Council.” Bin Nayef protested the king to prevent the entrance of the Qatari to Masjid al-Haram and ...

The double game: US betrays Saudia by signing anti terror deal with Qatar

1396/4/21 | 05:51
Saudi Arabia and its allies have announced that a deal reached between the US and Qatar over battling terrorism is “insufficient” while stressing that anti-Doha sanctions will remain in place. On Tuesday, Qatar and the US signed a deal aimed at combating "terrorism financing" during US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's visit to Doha.      "Today, Qatar is the first country to sign a memorandum of agreement with the US, and we call on the countries imposing the siege against Qatar to join us as signatories to this MoU," said Qatar's ...

Yemeni Official: S. Arabia's Involvement in Cholera Outbreak Possible

1396/4/21 | 05:51
 Secretary of Yemen's High Political Commission Yasser al-Houri underlined the likelihood of the Saudi-led coalition's involvement in what the United Nations estimates to be the world’s worst cholera outbreak in the war-hit poor country.     "The Yemeni officials have entrusted the relevant authorities to investigate about the source of the disease and we are waiting for the results," al-Houri said on Tuesday. Asked about the likelihood for Saudi Arabia and its allies' involvement in spreading cholera in Yemen, he said, "Any crime ...

Saudi attempts to encourage Iraq to join Qatar boycott

1396/4/20 | 05:51
Saudi Arabia exerted pressure on Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi in order to force him to join the boycott of Qatar, a source close to the Iraqi leader revealed to Arabi21. The leader of the Dawa Party, Jassem Al-Bayati, told the news site: “Prime Minister Al-Abadi is under pressure from Saudi Arabia which used reconstruction of areas which have recently been freed from Daesh control as bargaining tools in exchange for standing against Qatar.” Al-Bayati clarified that “Saudi Arabia pressed Al-Abadi to visit it on 14 June, but Al-Abadi ...

Yemeni court sentences 4 Saudis to death for beheading soldiers

1396/4/20 | 05:51
  A court in the Yemeni capital Sana’a has handed down the death penalty to four Saudi nationals convicted of belonging to the al-Qaeda terrorist group and decapitating 14 Yemeni troops some three years ago. According to the Arabic-language al-Masirah television network, the Specialized Criminal Court said that the convicts had been members of the al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) terror group and had beheaded 14 army soldiers of the 135th Brigade following an attack against a state security center in the city of Say'un in Yemen’s ...

Saudi forces ravage Awamiyah, Persecute Shiite Muslims

1396/4/19 | 05:51
The Saudi regime forces have ravaged a Shiite Muslim town in the country’s Qatif district as the world remains indifferent towards the crimes committed by the rulers in Riyadh.     New images on social media show the extent of the scorched-earth policy pursued by the Saudi regime against residential areas in the Shiite- populated in Al-Awamiyah, especially al-Mosara neighborhood on daily basis. Saudi forces started their brutal attack on Awamiyah town on May 10, using helicopter gunships and heavy weapons. The Saudi regime claims the ...

Mysterious return: Has Raheel Sharif bidden goodbye to Saudi return?

1396/4/18 | 05:51
   Former army chief retired Gen Raheel Sharif, the head of the Saudi-led Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT), reached here from Saudi Arabia by a special plane on Friday.     According to media reports, some Saudi nationals accompanied Gen Sharif who reportedly left for his residence from Lahore airport’s old terminal while the Saudis moved to a local hotel.     Gen Sharif had left Lahore for Riyadh on April 21 to assume the command of the 41-nation IMAFT after the government quietly cleared him ...

Saudi terrorism link: Blair confesses promoting Salafi Islam

1396/4/18 | 05:51
Saudi Arabia has spent a cool 67 billion GBP over the last three decades spreading globally its Wahabbi strain of Islam. In Britain-specific terms, this has translated into an estimated 110 mosques adhering to this ideology, with a combined capacity to hold around 45,000 followers as of 2014. (Though the latter refers to those mosques preferring to identity as Salafi). The think tank has some tough words for the political leadership: get serious about tracking foreign funding and make all such findings public. The Cameron government held back ...

Activist jailed for driving says women treated like slaves in Saudi Arabia

1396/4/18 | 05:51
A female activist jailed for driving in Saudi Arabia says women are “treated as slaves” in the kingdom. “I come from a very private society where we live in closed windows, high walls and women are covered up. It's very difficult for girls and women in Saudi Arabia to do anything without the permission from a male guardian,” Manal al-Sharif was quoted in an article published by the Independent on Saturday. In 2011, Sharif uploaded a video on social media in which she could be seen driving. The clip was viewed over 700,000 times in ...

United Nations humanitarian coordinator: Famine threatens 95 districts in Yemen

1396/4/18 | 05:51
The United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, Jimmy McGoldrick, revealed that 95 districts in Yemen are threatened with famine.   The UN official expressed thanks and appreciation for the efforts and positive contributions made by the concerned agencies, which contributes to the response to the cholera epidemic and to confront the worsening food and health needs in 95 districts threatened by famine, the Yemeni official news agency of Yemenpress reported during a meeting in Sana’a with the head of the Supreme Political Council. The ...

Saudis are after the Muslim brotherhood, and Turkey’s in the way

1396/4/17 | 05:51
    To listen to Donald Trump, speaking during his recent trip there, the Middle East splits neatly into opposing camps and it’s obvious which one harbors the good guys.   It didn’t take long for that notion to be publicly debunked. Within a couple of weeks of the president’s departure, a crisis over the Gulf state of Qatar had U.S. allies at loggerheads.     An alliance led by Saudi Arabia apparently enjoys Trump’s full support. And a second bloc looser and harder to classify, is at the heart of the dispute ...

Whistle-Blower: Saudi Crown Prince Absent in G20 Summit for Fear of Internal Coup

1396/4/16 | 05:51
Saudi whistle-blower Mujtahid, who is believed to be a member of or have a well-connected source in the royal family, revealed that the country's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will not participate in the G20 summit after recent concerns grew about an imminent coup against him and his father in Riyadh.     "Mohammed bin Salman, the son of the Saudi king, cannot leave Saudi Arabia for the fear of a coup from inside the al-Saud family, and King Salman is not able to attend the important summit alone due to his mental status," Mujtahid ...

The Saudi-Qatar rift has elements of world war potential

1396/4/14 | 05:51
  The First and the Second World War were the culmination of rivalries that go as far back as over a thousand years, when Charlemagne subjugated the Saxon tribes inhabiting modern Germany, and creating the Carolingian Empire.   The political successors of Franks, France, and Saxons, the latter morphing into the Holy Roman Empire, then Prussia, then Germany, would continue to fight border wars until the bloodiest of them all, World War 2, inflicted enough destruction to both to force them to give up military means for the reciprocal ...

Riyadh major foreign sponsor of extremism in UK: Think tank

1396/4/14 | 05:51
  A British think tank says Saudi Arabia is the main sponsor of extremism in the UK, urging a probe into sources of the money being injected mainly by the Riyadh regime into the institutions promoting radicalism in the European state. In a report released on Wednesday, the Henry Jackson Society said Saudi Arabia has, since the 1960s, sponsored a multimillion-dollar effort to export the radical Wahhabi ideology across the Islamic world, including to Muslim communities in the west, adding that foreign funding for extremism in Britain mainly ...

May to decide whether to publish report about foreign funding of extremism

1396/4/13 | 05:51
British Prime Minister Theresa May is yet to decide whether to publish details of a report about foreign funding of extremism in the UK with a focus on Saudi Arabia. The outcome of the Home Office investigation is not yet released, which “leaves question marks over whether their decision is influenced by our diplomatic ties,” said the Green party co-leader, Caroline Lucas, as cited in a Guardian report, published Monday. The probe was commissioned by former Prime Minister David Cameron and approved by May in December 2015, although she ...

Low oil price a major stumbling block in Saudi Aramco sale

1396/4/13 | 05:51
Saudi Arabia’s failure to keep oil production down may severely hamper the sale of shares in Aramco according to industry analysts. Experts believe that only a $60 barrel can save the Aramco IPO, which is significantly higher than the current trading cost of $47.78 a barrel. A combination of failures to reduce oil production and a rise in US shale has kept oil prices at a significantly low level. The Kingdom has placed its hope on the sale of five per cent of its most prized asset, Saudi Aramco. But, Business Insider says that the royal ...

Qatar Crisis: How the European world is in deep trouble?

1396/4/12 | 05:51
  European governments might be able to maintain neutrality on the Qatari crisis with a straight face, but their bankers’ hearts, and hands, are already not so clean.     And since Mr Market interprets political developments best in the twenty-first century, it provides the clearest direction of the latest Middle East crisis. It turns out that European, led by British, banks have stopped buying and selling the Qatari Riyal, putting downward pressure on the currency.      That would be awkward on any given day, ...

An untold story: How Israel influenced Kingdom to appoint Muhammad bin Salman?

1396/4/12 | 05:51
  Although the Kingdom has never formally recognised Israel, the pretense of enmity fails in the face of overwhelming evidence of political, military, and economic cooperation between Israel and Saudi Arabia.      Even when officials from both states are publicly exchanging heated words, it takes little skill to notice that the political goals of Saudi Arabia and Israel are nearly always aligned.     In 2013, the Times of London reported an alleged agreement between Saudi Arabia and Israel, allowing the latter ...

What the Gulf crisis means for Pakistan

1396/4/12 | 05:51
  Having pulled off a diplomatic recovery, Pakistan is now being forced to navigate the increasingly troubled waters of the Gulf.      The latest crisis stems from mounting tension between Qatar and the rest of the GCC and resulted in the blockade when Saudis along with the rest of the GCC and Egypt accused Qatar of financing terror outfits in the Middle East and meddling in the internal affairs of its neighbours.      Even as Islamabad successfully rescinded itself from the Yemeni crisis, what was troubling ...

Campaign of terror: Saudi war crimes in Yemen cross the red line

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  Let us be clear. The cholera outbreak in Yemen is tantamount to a war crime. Since Saudi Arabia and its fellow Gulf Cooperation Council allies started bombing this impoverished nation -Yemen has found itself home to the world’s largest cholera epidemic, affecting some 200,00 and claiming the lives of around 1,300.     Riyadh has been leading the campaign of terror. Indeed, the bombs and bullets that have been raining down on Yemen since 2015 are responsible for destroying the country’s water supplies. The rest, as they say, ...

Damning report reveals torture crimes in Bahrain

1396/4/11 | 05:51
Five human rights organizations issued a report about systematic torture against political prisoners in Bahrain.   The report was issued by five human rights organizations on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on June 26, 2017. The report condemned the involvement of the judiciary in covering up and justifying the torture of victims who testified themselves inside courtrooms. They also expressed their deep regret at the failure to hold accountable, stop and expose such illegal and internationally prohibited practices ...

Pro-Qatar graffiti appears on Saudi monument

1396/4/10 | 05:51
A video released online appears to show pro-Qatari graffiti which has been sprayed onto a Saudi landmark in the Qassim region of Saudi Arabia. The words “All of us are Tamim”, in reference to the Qatari Emir Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, and “Glorious Tamim” appeared on a memorial in the central region of the Arabian Penninsula. Social media activists said the words express the Saudi public’s solidarity with Qatar at a time when the Kingdom has imposed a siege of the small Gulf nation. A video uploaded later shows the monument with the ...

At the brink of bankruptcy: Saudi GDP sinks to all time low

1396/4/10 | 05:51
Saudi Arabia's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) shrank from a year earlier in the first quarter of 2017 for the first time since the global financial crisis, but the private sector strengthened gradually, official data showed on Friday. GDP, adjusted for inflation, shrank 0.5 per cent year-on-year between January and March, its first fall since 2009. That was almost entirely because of a 2.3pc contraction in the oil sector, as Saudi Arabia cut its crude output under a global deal among producing countries to prop up prices. The non-oil government ...

Despite Blockade, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Qatar Share Oil Tankers

1396/4/10 | 05:51
Despite a near-absolute embargo imposed on Qatar by Saudi Arabia and three other nations, the energy market hasn’t noticed even a blip related to what is seen by many as a huge diplomatic crisis, mostly because the countries are all stopped short of letting the dispute get in the way of such business.   The United Arab Emirates is still importing Qatari natural gas en masse, because losing that supply would devastate them at least as much as Qatar. New reports oninternational shipping reveal that oil tankers continue to be permitted ...