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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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Saudi Arabia open to sending troops into Syria: FM

1397/1/29 | 08:06
  Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has announced that the regime in Riyadh would be ready to send troops into Syria as part of a potential wider deployment led by the United States. Jubeir said on Tuesday that Riyadh had always been supportive of any US-led military action in Syria since a conflict began in the country in early 2011. “We are in discussions with the US and have been since the beginning of the Syrian crisis about sending forces into Syria,” he said while at a news conference in Riyadh with United Nations Secretary ...

Saudi, UAE recruiting 1000s of African mercenaries: Report

1397/1/29 | 08:06
  Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are reportedly recruiting thousands of African mercenaries to serve in their military adventurism overseas, including the bloody war on Yemen. Saudi sources told the al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper that the kingdom is likely using Chadian mercenaries in its operations abroad. They said the speculation had gained more credence after Chad’s President Idriss Déby traveled to Saudi Arabia earlier in the month to observe the Joint [Persian] Gulf Shield-1 military drills in the eastern Saudi city ...

Morocco to pull warplanes from Saudi-led coalition: Report

1397/1/26 | 08:06
  Morocco is reportedly to pull its warplanes out of a Saudi Arabia-led coalition, which has been pounding Yemen for more than three years now, citing a need for military buildup at home. The coalition invaded the Arab world’s most impoverished nation in March 2015 to put its Riyadh-allied former government back in the saddle. It has fallen short of the objective, while thousands have been killed and displaced as a result of the invasion. The F16 aircraft are to be repatriated as the Army has been placed on high alert over heightened ...

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

1397/1/24 | 08:06
  A report says the Saudi-led quartet, which has imposed a blockade on Qatar over its close ties with Iran and Turkey, is sticking to its steep demands for Doha to meet before any normalization despite US attempts to end the rift in favor of a “united front” against Tehran. Citing foreign ministers of the four boycotters, Egypt’s official Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported Thursday that Doha still needs to meet the 13 demands they had set out last year as “a necessary basis for the establishing [of] normal relations with Qatar.” Last ...

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

1397/1/23 | 08:06
  Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has rejected Saudi officials’ anti-Iran remarks, saying Riyadh cannot conceal its black record of promoting extremism and supporting terrorism through playing a blame game. “Those who have put … the name of their country on the list of aggressors and criminals and have been put at the same level with other aggressors and dictators like [former Iraqi dictator] Saddam [Hussein] should know that they cannot turn a blind eye to realities by raising baseless and groundless allegations ...

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

1397/1/21 | 08:06
  Saudi Arabia could consider a proposal to dig a maritime canal along the kingdom's border with Qatar, turning the peninsula-nation into an island and transforming its only land border into a military zone and nuclear waste site, state-linked Saudi newspapers reported on Monday. The project has not been given official approval and faces many obstacles. Still, the proposal signals a new low in the 10-month-old feud between Qatar and a quartet of nations that includes Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain. The four ...

Saudi crown prince in Paris for arms, other deals

1397/1/20 | 08:06
  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 closes twitter account of Makkah Imam

1397/1/19 | 08:06
  The Saud Arabian authorities closed the twitter account on Friday morning of Sheikh Saud Al-Shuraim, one of the Imams in the Grand Mosque in Makkah, AlKhaleejonline.com has reported. Al-Shuraim had posted comments about political and social issues in the Kingdom and criticised what he believes are violations of Islamic teachings. The Imam was born in Riyadh in 1964. He has held several senior academic positions, including the Dean and Specialist Professor at Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah. He is also a judge at the High Court in the ...

‘Saudis to build border canal to turn Qatar into island’

1397/1/18 | 08:06
  Amid its bitter diplomatic standoff with Doha, Saudi Arabia is reportedly working on a project to construct a maritime channel along the border with Qatar, practically turning the peninsula into an island. Saudi daily Sabq reported on Thursday that the Saudi plan is yet to receive official approval. A consortium of nine local firms is involved in the construction of the waterway that extends from Saudi Arabia’s Salwa region to Qatar’s Khawr Al-Udayd inlet, the report said. The channel, which is capable of handling all kinds of ...

How Sauia stabbed in the back of Islamic world?

1397/1/17 | 08:06
  terms of Middle East politics, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has recently made some statements that — if indicative of Riyadh’s future policy — could have a significant impact on the region. On Monday, comments published in American magazine The Atlantic quoted the prince as accepting Israel’s right to exist, alongside a Palestinian state, while last month, speaking to The Washington Post, he appeared to admit that the Saudis were responsible for the spread of Wahhabi ideology across the Muslim world as part of the Cold ...

Israel, Saudi Arabia have common enemy, areas of cooperation: Bin Salman

1397/1/17 | 08:06
  In an apparent reference to Iran, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says the regimes in Saudi Arabia and Israel have “a common enemy” and that they could immediately normalize their relations once the Palestine issue is resolved. In an interview with the TIME magazine published on Thursday, the first in line to the Saudi throne spoke of the prospect of Riyadh-Tel Aviv relations, describing the regime’s conflict with the Palestinians as the only obstacle to the normalization of ties with Israel. “We have a common enemy, ...

Saudi Arabia to Open 'Immoral, Atheistic' Movie Theater

1397/1/16 | 08:06
  Saudi Arabia is planning to open its first permanent movie theater since they were banned 35 years ago, despite opposition from the country’s powerful religious authorities who consider the move “immoral.” The Saudi Ministry of Culture announced Wednesday that U.S. chain AMC has won the license to operate the theater. It will open in the capital city Riyadh on April 18. According to The Guardian, theaters will not be segregated by gender, and the first screening will be Marvel’s superhero blockbuster Black Panther. Crown Prince ...

Saudi killing civilians to make Ansarullah unpopular

1397/1/14 | 08:06
  A lecturer at Coventry University believes Western powers directing the bombardment of Yemen are hand in glove with Saudi Arabia to spread fear among the population and so the “targeting of children and women is not an accident.” In a bid to tarnish the popular uprising of the Houthi Ansarullah movement, “the Saudis and their backers from Europe and from America are trying to make the [fighters] unpopular,” Kenneth Fero told Press TV on Tuesday. More than a dozen civilians were killed and several others injured when Saudi military ...

Muhammad Bin Salman clear message to Muslims: Israel has right to defend her land

1397/1/14 | 08:06
  The crown prince and de facto leader of Saudi Arabia said Israel has a “right” to a homeland, a notable shift in the kingdom's position, in an interview published in The Atlantic on Monday. Saudi Arabia and Israel still have no formal diplomatic relations, but behind the scenes, improvements in their ties have accelerated in recent years. Both countries see Iran as their biggest outside threat and the United States (US) as their key ally, and both see danger from armed extremists. Israel's conflict with the Palestinians has long ...

The Houthis have upgraded missiles and all options are possible, says leader

1397/1/13 | 08:06
  The head of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee of the Houthis in Yemen has confirmed that the group has upgraded Russian and Korean missiles. Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi pointed out that they have a wide range of options available to fight back against Saudi Arabia. “We are developing missile that have been made in Russia and Korea, and not in Iran, and we are also manufacturing them,” Al-Houthi told France 24 TV. “We do not care if the aggressors believe it or not that we have a developing missile industry. What concerns us is to ...

Lack of interest in Studies: Saudi Arabia to close almost 10,000 schools

1397/1/13 | 08:06
[caption id="attachment_59978" align="alignnone" width="855"] الطلاب السعودیون[/caption] The Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia has revealed that it is planning to close or merge almost 10,000 schools by the start of the next academic year, Thenewkhalij.org reported on Friday. Officials have taken this decision after a survey of schools in the Kingdom found that there are too many with fewer than 20 pupils and just four to six teachers. Such schools are uneconomic, as the cost per pupil raises to 200,000 Saudi Riyals per ...

Bloodshed in Palestine: How Saudi betrayal emboldened Jewish state?

1397/1/12 | 08:06
Gaza is bleeding again, with scores of dead bodies and uncountable bruised. The dead bodies might be still looking towards Muslim Ummah and may be weeping on Saudia's hug to Netanyahu.     The Israeli response to Palestinian violence is often described as ‘disproportionate’; this is an understatement. When Hamas or other armed groups fire rockets into Israel, the people of Gaza are pounded mercilessly by Israeli bombs. When protesters take to the streets of the West Bank, Tel Aviv’s enforcers are let loose, often using lethal ...

Muhammad Bin Salman meets leaders of pro-Israeli lobbies in US

1397/1/10 | 08:06
  Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has met with the leaders of a number of pro-Israeli lobbying groups during his tour of the United States as the kingdom is moving towards normalization of diplomatic relations with the Tel Aviv regime at the expense of the Palestinian issue. According to a leaked copy of his itinerary, the Israeli Haaretz daily reported that bin Salman had conferred with officials from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Stand Up for Israel (ADL), the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), ...

Mattis says US involved in planning Saudi war in Yemen

1397/1/9 | 08:06
  US Defense Secretary James Mattis has acknowledged that Washington has been involved in managing Saudi Arabia’s brutal airstrikes in Yemen. Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon on Tuesday, Mattis said the US military is “doing the planning” of Saudi Arabia’s military campaign against Yemen. “So this is a very dynamic sort of battlefield management,” he said. Mattis also admitted that the US has been involved in mid-air refueling of Saudi warplanes, claiming that the operation could help minimize civilian casualties in ...

Saudi must face US lawsuits over 9/11’

1397/1/9 | 08:06
A US judge has ruled against Saudi Arabia’s bid to dismiss lawsuits, asserting that the monarchy must pay billions of dollars in damages as it helped plan the September 11, 2001, attacks. US District Judge George Daniels said in Manhattan, New York, on Wednesday that the plaintiffs’ allegations “narrowly articulate a reasonable basis,” Reuters reported. Daniels has been tasked to oversee litigation against Riyadh by the families of those killed, some 25,000 people injured, and numerous businesses. “We’re delighted that Judge Daniels ...

Saudis accuse others to cover up defeats in Yemen: Iran

1397/1/8 | 08:06
  The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman says Saudi officials are trying to cover up their "repeated defeats" in the Yemen war by leveling baseless accusations against others. Bahram Qassemi made the comments on Tuesday in response to remarks by Turki al-Malki, the spokesperson of the so-called Saudi-led coalition, which has been wreaking havoc in Yemen since March 2015. Addressing reporters in a press conference on Monday, al-Maliki accused Iran of supplying Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah fighters with ballistic missiles and other weapons ...

Nasrallah: Saudis offered Syria money to sever Iran ties

1397/1/8 | 08:06
The head of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says the Saudi regime had told Syria that it is ready to stop supporting the militants wreaking havoc in the country and give Damascus hundreds of billions of dollars for reconstruction if it accepted to cut ties with Iran. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said the Riyadh regime had made the proposal twice and that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had turned it down, Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Akhbar daily newspaper reported Tuesday. Riyadh is widely believed to be a key sponsor of the Takfiri ...

Are U.S.-made Saudi Missile Defenses Failing?

1397/1/6 | 08:06
  Saudi Arabia has claimed to have intercepted seven ballistic missiles fired by Houthi forces from Yemen, using the U.S.-made MIM-104 Patriot missile defense system. However, footage has emerged suggesting that at least two of the Patriot missiles missiles failed. Videos posted to social media show one exploding in midair and another performing an abrupt U-turn before slamming into the ground. The interceptions resulted in one death after debris fell on residential areas in Riyadh, Saudi military officials said. This is the first fatality ...

Saudi Crown Prince says Trump’s son-in-law in his pocket

1397/1/5 | 08:06
  Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman boasted US President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner was "in his pocket", according to a report published in ‘The Intercept’. Citing three sources close to the Saudi and Emirati royal families, the news outlet said Kushner provided the heir to the Saudi throne details about Saudi princes who are not loyal to him. According to a separate source, Mohammed bin Salman is said to have told the Abu Dhabi crown prince, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, that Kushner was ...

Saudi crown prince flaunts uranium reserves after issuing threat

1397/1/5 | 08:06
Days after threatening to make nuclear bombs, the Saudi crown prince boasts about the kingdom’s rich uranium reserves, saying Riyadh wants to have the ability to enrich its own uranium for use in the nuclear reactors to be built on Saudi soil. In a lengthy meeting with the staff of The Washington Post, Mohammed bin Salman said his country held five percent of the world uranium reserves. “If we don’t make use of our uranium it is as if we have abandoned the use of oil,” he added. The kingdom seeks to set up 16 nuclear power reactors ...

Israel’s El Al to take its row over Saudi airspace to Supreme Court

1397/1/4 | 08:06
  As Saudi Arabia opened its airspace for the first time to a commercial flight to Israel, El Al will take its own fight for access to Saudi airspace to the Supreme Court in Israel, officials said on Friday. The historic Air India flight on Thursday ended a 70-year flyover ban for jetliners en route to or from Israel, in what many have taken to be a sign of thawing ties between Israel and Saudi. Granting an Israeli airline access to its airspace would, however, mark a dramatic diplomatic shift. Saudi Arabia does not recognise Israel and ...

Saudi Arabia will eventually fail in Yemen just like in Syria, Iraq: Houthi

1397/1/4 | 08:06
  Leader of Yemen's Houthi Ansarullah movement Abdul Malik Badreddin al-Houthi has stressed that Saudi Arabia will finally fail in its all-out military aggression against its conflict-ridden southern neighbor as it failed in Syria and Yemen. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Akhbar daily newspaper published on Friday, Houthi said Saudi Arabia's policies in Yemen are doomed to failure, stressing that the Riyadh regime has not shied away from killing thousands of women and children, targeting crowded ...

Foreign investment in Saudi Arabia lowest in a decade

1397/1/3 | 08:06
  The flow of foreign investment in to Saudi Arabia has dropped sharply due to concerns over political and economic reforms introduced by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman. A report in the Financial Times revealed that the Kingdom had received the smallest number of investment projects in a decade as foreigners feel increasingly wary about the future of the country. According to an investment monitor owned by the FT there were only 58 foreign projects in 2017 compared to a high of 140 in 2011. Worryingly for Bin Salman, who is in desperate ...

Saudi Arabia opens its airspace for Israel

1397/1/3 | 08:06
Saudi Arabia has opened its airspace to Air India flights to and from the Israeli-occupied territories, adding concrete evidence to the long-running reports of warming Riyadh-Tel Aviv relations. On Thursday night, an Air India passenger jet became the first commercial flight to Israel to transit Saudi airspace. “We will be flying non-stop from New Delhi to Tel Aviv from March 22 over Saudi airspace,” Air India spokesman Praveen Bhatnagar told the agency. There will be three flights weekly in each direction, ending a decades-long Saudi ...

Rejecting talks offer with Iran: Why is Saudia dividing Muslim Ummah?

1397/1/3 | 08:06
  Saudi Arabia has demonstrated it has no interest in Iran’s offer of working together to resolve all outstanding differences. Indeed, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Sultan seemingly sidestepped the invitation altogether. Not content with comparing Ayatollah Khamenei to Hitler — he went on to say that if Iran went nuclear then the Kingdom would be forced to follow suit. This is problematic on several fronts; particularly for Pakistan. Firstly, the IAEA has confirmed that Tehran is playing by the nuclear rulebook. Yet Riyadh’s supposition ...

Rights groups threaten legal action against France over arms exports to Saudi, UAE

1397/1/3 | 08:06
Two human rights groups have given the government of French President Emmanuel Macron two months to end its arms exports to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which are involved in a devastating three-year-old conflict in Yemen, or face legal proceedings. Legal non-governmental organization Droit Solidarite and Aser, which specializes in armament issues, argue that France is breaking international law by providing weapons for the Saudi-led aggression against war-ravaged Yemen and subsequently committing war crimes there. “France ...

Pentagon chief calls on Saudi crown prince to cease Yemen aggression

1397/1/3 | 08:06
  US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has called upon Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to find an "urgent" political solution to the devastating three-year-old conflict in neighboring Yemen, which has claimed the lives of thousands of people and left the impoverished nation’s infrastructure in ruins. Mattis and bin Salman met at the Pentagon on Thursday as the de facto ruler of the Arab kingdom is on a tour of the United States, which began earlier this week with a White House visit. “As you discussed with President (Donald) Trump ...

Report finds French arms sales to Saudi and UAE could breach international law

1397/1/1 | 08:06
  A report commissioned by Amnesty International and French human rights group ACAT has found that French arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE could breach international law if these weapons are being used in the ongoing war in Yemen. As a signatory to the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) of 2014, which was ratified by France and 88 other states in a bid to regulate international trade in conventional weapons, France is legally obligated to prevent arms sales in any situation in which its weapons will be used to violate international humanitarian ...

Senate rejects bill to end US aid for Saudi war in Yemen

1397/1/1 | 08:06
  he US Senate has voted against an anti-war resolution seeking an end American support for Saudi Arabia’s military campaign against Yemen. The upper chamber of Congress voted 55 to 44 on Tuesday against the measure introduce by anti-war senators. Ahead of the vote, a number of lawmakers in the Senate described the three-year-long war as a humanitarian catastrophe which they blamed on Riyadh. Spearheaded by contrasting Senators Bernie Sanders (Independent), Mike Lee (Republican) and Chris Murphy (Democrat), the resolution would not ...

Trump asks Saudi crown prince to share kingdom's wealth by buying more American weapons

1397/1/1 | 08:06
  President Donald Trump on Tuesday implored Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince to share his nation's wealth by continuing to purchase American-made weapons. Trump's focus on Saudi purchases of U.S. military equipment came amid a bipartisan effort to limit the United States' role in Yemen's civil war and protests in several U.S. cities over the Saudi-led invasion, which has contributed to a humanitarian crisis. In opening remarks before a meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Trump crowed about the sales, running through a ...

US Senate to vote on ending Washington’s role in Saudi war on Yemen

1396/12/29 | 08:06
  The US Senate has teed up a vote on ending the US military involvement in the Saudi war on Yemen. Spearheaded by Senators Bernie Sanders, Mike Lee and Chris Murphy, the resolution would not include the US alleged targeting of al-Qaeda elements in the impoverished country. Once the Senate reconvenes on Tuesday, the lawmakers could have up to four hours of debate; therefore, a vote is expected at approximately 4:15 pm. If passed, the measure would require all US forces to leave the war-ravaged country within 30 days. "You know it's ...

Saudi Arabia beheads Indonesian migrant worker

1396/12/29 | 08:06
  Saudi Arabia has beheaded an Indonesian migrant worker for murder despite suspicions that the accused was forced into his confession and repeated pleas by Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo that the man be granted clemency. According to Migrant Care, an Indonesian organization focusing on the welfare of Indonesian migrant workers, Zaini Misrin, a driver, was executed on Sunday. He was found guilty of the murder of his Saudi employer in 2008, after being arrested four years earlier. Migrant Care suspected that the 53-year-old ...

Pleasing US: Muhammad Bin Salman's so called moderation drive

1396/12/28 | 08:06
Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to meet with United States (US) President Donald Trump in Washington on Tuesday. Mutual rival Iran will be high on the agenda, but the 32-year-old strongman prince will also be looking to showcase his sweeping changes to Saudi society and an increasingly assertive foreign policy that includes the war in Yemen and an ongoing diplomatic feud with Qatar. Prior to his US visit, he gave an interview to CBS News which was aired on Sunday. The following are excerpts from the interview — the ...

Yemeni snipers carryout successful operations in the kingdom's soil

1396/12/27 | 08:06
  Yemeni army snipers have killed six Saudi troops during retaliatory operations in kingdom’s southwestern border region of Jizan. On Saturday, five Saudi troops were killed in the villages of Jadhe’e Namir and Qwa, while another was shot in the Haskool region. The army's sniper unit, supported by fighters from allied Popular Committees, have over the past few days inflicted heavy losses on the Saudis in Jizan front, where two Saudi soldiers were killed on Friday in two separate sniper attacks. Saudi Arabia has been incessantly ...

Belgium regains control of Saudi-run Mosque over fears of promoting extremism

1396/12/26 | 08:06
  Belgium says it is retaking control of the Grand Mosque of Brussels by breaking Saudi Arabia’s lease of the building due to fears that the center is promoting extremism and segregationist attitudes. “The concession will be terminated immediately... in order to put an end to foreign interference in the way Islam is taught in Belgium,” the Belgian government said in a statement on Friday. This is the first official confirmation of the move announced by Brussels following months of behind-the-scenes diplomacy to prevent any fall-out ...

UAE-Saudi disagreement in Geneva puts Yemen’s unity at risk

1396/12/25 | 08:06
  On Wednesday, Al-Khaleej reported that there was a clear disagreement between the UAE and Saudi Arabia in the United Nations Human Rights Council. This revolved around the fact that Riyadh resisting efforts to hold Coalition leaders accountable for conditions in Yemen. On the other hand, it was noted that the UAE supports groups that promote the division of southern Yemen. Obaid Salem Al Zaabi, Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates, was seen with Abdel Rahman Al-Musibli, the representative of the separatist transitional ...

Does Riyadh hold a nuclear weapon?

1396/12/25 | 08:06
  The Saudi crown prince, who is in Washington to push for an atomic deal with the United States that could pave the way for the Saudi regime to enrich uranium, says Riyadh will be quick to develop nuclear bombs if Iran does so. “Saudi Arabia does not want to acquire any nuclear bomb, but without a doubt if Iran developed a nuclear bomb, we will follow suit as soon as possible,” Mohammad bin Salman told CBS in an interview that will be aired on Sunday. In another part of his interview, Bin Salman claimed that "Iran is not a rival ...

Raheel Sharif lands in Lahore after Saudi prayer leader's visit

1396/12/24 | 08:06
  Raheel Sharif, a retired military general of Pakistan who is now an employee of Saudi Kingdom serving a Saudi alliance has landed in Lahore after another Saudi employee, the prayer leader, has completed his Pakistan visit.   Reports had it that Raheel Sharif will also meet civil and military officials during his stay in Pakistan. He has landed at old terminal at Lahore airport. A private news channel reported Raheel Sharif will stay in Pakistan for three weeks. His latest visit is important given the changing geopolitical and ...

Trump caught between Saudi Nuclear ambitions, Israeli Opposition

1396/12/24 | 08:06
For some time, the US and Saudi Arabia have been engaged in serious talks to build a nuclear reactor for the Arab kingdom. Riyadh has an ambitious plan to build 16 reactors by 2030 that will cost $100 billion.   According to the schedule of the negotiations between the Trump administration and Saudi Arabia, the US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry is set to lead a delegation to London, where he will meet the Saudi nuclear negotiators. On the other side, initially and behind the scenes, the Israeli regime’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ...

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE directed 1996 foiled coup against Qatar

1396/12/24 | 08:06
  The second part of the Qatar ’96 documentary, which was first broadcast on Al Jazeera on Sunday, revealed the involvement of Sheikh Hamad, who at the time was crown prince of Bahrain, in attempting to overthrow the Qatari government 21 years ago. The investigation provided evidence of the involvement of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Bahrain in supporting the failed coup d’état. Fahd al-Maliki, a prominent leader of the coup attempt, said Bahrain’s Sheikh Hamad personally financed a series of sabotage operations ...

Saudi cabinet approves atomic policy ahead of bin Salman’s US visit

1396/12/23 | 08:06
  Saudi Arabia’s cabinet has approved a national atomic energy policy, as the oil-rich kingdom tries to rationalize an ambitious plan to supposedly diversify its energy resources. The policy, adopted on Tuesday, stipulates that Saudi nuclear facilities would only be used for peaceful purposes while ensuring maximum safety, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency. It also attempts to address another major area of concern by recommending safer ways to manage radioactive waste, which can be used to develop nuclear weapons. Tabled ...

Yemeni Army Destroys 300 Saudi Tanks, Military Equipment, Fires 20 Missiles in 2 Months

1396/12/22 | 08:06
The Yemeni army and popular forces could destroy 300 tanks, armored vehicles and other military equipment of the Saudi-led coalition since the start of 2018, media sources reported, adding that over 20 ballistic missiles have also been fired at the Saudi targets. Yemen's al-Najm al-Thaqib news website reported on Saturday that 189 military equipment, including 27 armored vehicles and 3 tanks, were smashed in January by the Yemeni army, adding that 4 arms caches of the Saudi-led coalition were set on fire and 174 mercenaries and 72 Saudi military ...

Saudi Arabia leads flood of arms imports to Middle East: Study

1396/12/22 | 08:06
  A study shows weapons imports to the Middle East and Asia have soared over the past five years, with Saudi Arabia leading the steep rise amid its bloody war on Yemen. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), arms imports to the Middle East between 2013 and 2017 jumped by 103 percent compared with the previous five-year period. Saudi Arabia is now the world’s second largest importer of arms after India. The kingdom registered a 225-percent rise in military purchases - almost all from the US and Europe ...

Trump invites Qatar to Camp David Summit

1396/12/21 | 08:06
  During the past 9 months of the diplomatic row between Qatar and the Saudi-led Arab bloc, the US has declined to follow a straight line of policy in dealing with this important regional case. The US President Donald Trump on June 9, 2017, harshly attacked Qatar and accused the Arab nation of supporting terrorism in the region in the highest level. However, the American real estate mogul-turned-president recently invited Qatar’s Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to attend the Camp David summit, scheduled for May, which will see also ...

Saudi reforms: blessing for Pakistan?

1396/12/21 | 08:06
  To mark Women’s Day on March 8, a group of Saudi women jogged on the streets of Riyadh. In two weeks’ time, the oil-rich Arab state will have its first-ever fashion show. For a while it looks unreal that such a transformation is taking place in Saudi Arabia. The fashion week or allowing women to jog on the streets is part of Saudi Prince Muhammad bin Salman’s efforts to do away with the more conservative outlook of his country. Since his dramatic ascent to the top position, the defacto monarch of Saudi Arabia, the crown prince ...