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Egypt gives Hamas ultimatum to stop flying kites into Israel

Sleeping with extremists: ASWJ announces support to ex-PM Abbasi for July 25 elections

Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by nine wickets in third ODI, clinch series

Textbooks — the real culprit

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The Massacre of Inn Din: How Rohingya Are Lynched and Held Responsible

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Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman: negotiations with Israel ‘a joke’

Pakistani Student Stabbed to Death in China

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A new face from Nawaz's dynasty: PML-N consider launching Maryam’s son

PML-N's Sheikh Aftab escapes assassination attempt in Attock

Inside Story: What happened to Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz at airport

Nawaz Sharif: Delusions of Grandeur

Pak-Iran improving military ties: A message to US and Israel

35k families displaced by Saudi attacks on Hudaydah: UN

US ready for direct talks with Afghan Taliban: Top cmdr.

Pakistani police open criminal cases against 17,000 members of ex-premier's party

Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by nine wickets in second ODI

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Pakistan, Iran army chiefs discuss peace, security issues

Sharif Saga: End of kleptocrats & thugs?

Will Interpol heed red warrant for Ishaq Dar?

Silence on recent bloodbath shows that 'mainstreaming' of radicalised outfits is a doomed plan

Who killed Haroon Bilour: A new story evolves

Saudi Awakening Movement leader arrested for opposing US troops in KSA

Iranian military chief to visit Pakistan soon on counterpart’s invitation

Emirati prince hiding in Qatar accuses UAE rulers of blackmail and corruption

France snatch World Cup glory from Croatia to win second title

China’s Sinopec will continue to buy Iranian oil

Diverting Iranian flights to Najaf to Baghdad

Elections under the threat of terrorism

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Russia rejects Israeli call to keep Iranian advisors away from Golan

PML-N leadership booked for terrorism

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A matter of growing insecurities: Terror during elections

Maryam Nawaz goes to jail in Gucci

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Croatian president can’t wait for final

USA enhances its support to Pakistan in educational sector

Would TLP a major stake holder in the elections?

Trial of remaining NAB references against Sharif family to take place in Adiala Jail

What Nawaz Sharif's Return to Pakistan Means for the Country's Politics

Turkey to sell 30 ATAK helicopters to Pakistan in major military export deal

A deadliest attack: 128 perish as savage attack on Mastung rally stuns nation

Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz likely to be shifted in Adiala Jail

Nawaz, Maryam taken into custody at Lahore airport, passports confiscated

Nawaz Sharif lands at Lahore airport will be arrested shortly

Imam and Khan propel Pakistan to crushing victory over Zimbabwe

Mastaung Blast: Death toll mounts to 90, More than 200 wounded

Blast targets convoy of JUI-F leader Akram Khan Durrani, 4 killed

BAP candidate Nawab Siraj Raisani, 19 others killed in Mastung blast

Bilour’s Assassination: Is TTP trying to reassert itself after Fazlullah’s execution?

Fear of Khalistan: India demands UK to disallow Social Justice meet

Pakistan hosts spy chiefs from Russia, China, Iran

The return of Nawaz Sharif

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London police take Nawaz Sharif's grandsons into custody

Yemeni forces shoot down Saudi jet in Asir: Ministry

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Qatar funding pro-Israel US organisations

Beheading increases 70% in Saudi Arabia

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Shrouded mystery: What was the secrete message Nawaz Sharif ignored?

Reham Khan book published online

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Prison or gallows, I won’t stop, says Nawaz

US softens stance on Iran sanctions amid warnings

Croatia heads to its first World Cup final after beating England 2-1

Ministry asks NAB to probe corruption in Rs3b education project

Reuters: Saudi coalition has reached a dead point in Al-Hudaydah

The nightmare of terrorism: Is TTP back?

Petition seeking disqualification of ASWJ ringleader Ludhianvi referred to Chief Justice

Ishaq Dar seeks political asylum in UK: report

Who makes Cheemas and Fawads?

Is Pakistan serious to pursue Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project?

Nawaz, Maryam to be arrested at Lahore airport on arrival, flown to Islamabad: sources

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ANP leader Haroon Bilour among 12 killed in Peshawar blast

Israel supplied Saudi Arabia with internationally banned weapons

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Zardari under mega corruption scandal: Laundered amount may go up to Rs70 bn

ECP seeks clarification from Ludhianvi for hate speech against Shias

NACTA confirms Imran Khan's life under threat

Qatar, UAE to join US war in Afghanistan

Doubts if Saudis can replace lost Iranian barrels

Top Israeli security expert warns against war with Iran

Pakistan launches first ever remote sensing satellite in China

A murky business: Is Zardari next?


35k families displaced by Saudi attacks on Hudaydah: UN

1397/4/26 | 05:01
Saudi Arabia's ground and air attacks on Yemen's Hudaydah have displaced some 35,000 families so far, says the UN. “As of 13 July, approximately 35,000 displaced households have been verified, and 20,000 of them have received RRM assistance,” said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Monday. It added that the Saudi coalition's continued airstrikes and artillery attacks in the Tuhayata and Zabid districts are still displacing families and disrupting basic services. ...

Beheading increases 70% in Saudi Arabia

1397/4/21 | 05:01
    A report from the nonprofit organization says the number of beheading in Saudi Arabia in the first quarter of 2018 skyrockets by more than 70 percent over the same period last year. In its latest report published Saturday, the European-Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) said executions by the Saudi government in the first quarter of 2018 increased by 72 percent. The report also showed that a number of foreign nationals also face capital punishment in Saudi Arabia. ESOHR released its report amid widespread criticism ...

Reuters: Saudi coalition has reached a dead point in Al-Hudaydah

1397/4/20 | 05:01
  The Reuters news agency reported on the operation of the Saudi-led coalition to invade Al-Hudaydah port in Yemen and wrote that after several weeks from the start of the operation, Riyadh has not yet achieved any its goals. “Riyadh and Abu Dhabi advanced little in Al-Hudaydah, those whose goal was to cut off the main supply line of Ansarullah and force them to negotiate, had to leave the region without achieving any of the said objectives” Reuters wrote. While the Saudi coalition claimed on June 20th that it has seized the airport, ...

Two killed in attack on security checkpoint in Saudi Arabia's Qassim: Interior ministry

1397/4/18 | 05:01
A Bangladeshi resident and a member of Saudi Arabia's security forces have been killed in an attack on a security checkpoint in the town of Buraydah in the Qassim province, north of the capital Riyadh. "A security checkpoint on the Buraydah-Tarfiyah road in Qassim region came under fire from three terrorists riding in a vehicle on Sunday afternoon," said a statement released by the kingdom's interior ministry on Sunday.   "Two of the terrorists were killed and a third was wounded and transferred to hospital," it added. “Three terrorists ...

Saudi Arabia kills more children than ISIS, al-Qaeda and al-Nusra combined

1397/4/16 | 05:01
Iran’s permanent ambassador and Deputy to the United Nations stressed that the presence of Saudi Arabia as a partner in the fight against terrorism is a mockery of human rights. Deputy Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations,Eshaq al-Habib , has criticized Saudi Arabia for its gross violation of human rights at a meeting of UN’s Third Human Rights Committee. “Saudi Arabia kills more children in Yemen than al-Qaeda, ISIS and the al-Nusra put together around the globe.,” he added. ‘Saudi regime ...

Trump to Saudi: Lower oil prices or we will not ‘defend’ you

1397/4/15 | 05:01
  If Gulf countries do not increase oil outputs to cover the shortfall left by Iran, America may not defend them, US President Donald Trump has warned in a tweet. America wants to cut Iran’s oil exports to zero by November. Should it succeed and Tehran’s two million barrels a day be taken off the market, the cost of oil is likely to soar and cause a major headache for Trump domestically; the American public are known to be hostile to anything that increases the cost of filling up their cars. Trump’s plan is to get the Gulf countries ...

Saudi Arabia, UAE use Bahrain as ‘trial balloons’ for warmer ties with Israel: Report

1397/4/12 | 05:01
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are using Bahrain as "trial balloons" for warmer ties with Israel, the Haaretz daily reports.  An Israeli delegation traveled to Bahrain for a UNESCO event in Manama last month, with the paper describing the visit as “not trivial” because it could signal a shift with regard to the tiny Persian Gulf state's treatment of Israel. “Arab countries that don’t officially recognize Israel have insisted over the years on not granting entry to Israelis, even when hosting major international events,” ...

Civil society demonstration outside Saudi consulate to protest Yemen war

1397/4/11 | 05:01
  The civil society activists held a demonstration in front of Saudi Consulate in Karachi to register protest against the Saudi-led military aggression on Yemen.   Carrying placards, the protesters were raising slogans demanding an immediate stop to unilaterally imposed Saudi-led coalition’s war on Yemen.  They also handed over a memorandum of their demands to the Saudi consulate officials. Through memorandum, they demanded Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to stop unjustifiable war on Yemen forthwith.  They condemned the ...

Israel against easing US nuclear limits on Saudi

1397/4/8 | 05:01
Israel's energy minister says the United States is not planning to ease nuclear non-proliferation limits on Saudi Arabia in case it strikes a nuclear power deal with the Arab kingdom. In a Reuters interview published Wednesday Yuval Steinitz said Israel vehemently opposes any attempt by Saudi Arabia to clinch nuclear power deals with the US that relax the so-called "gold standard." The standard bans Riyadh from enriching uranium or reprocessing spent nuclear fuel to extract plutonium. "Once you allow one country to enrich uranium or reprocess ...

Saudi Coalition Causes Most Child Deaths in Yemen

1397/4/7 | 05:01
  United Nations report found that the coalition led by Saudi Arabia was liable for over half of the child deaths in Yemen last year, Al Jazeera reported on Tuesday. The Qatari news channel gained exclusive access to the annual “Children and Armed Conflict” report, which says 1,316 children were killed or injured in Yemen in 2017. Of the 1,316, 552 children were killed, with the Saudi-led coalition implicated in the deaths of 370. The report, which was filed by staff of U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and sent to the Security ...

Female Saudi TV presenter flees kingdom over 'indecent dress' probe

1397/4/7 | 05:01
A female Saudi TV presenter has fled the deeply conservative kingdom, shortly after authorities announced the launch of an investigation into what is said to be her dress code violations. Shereen al-Rifaie, who was reporting on the lifting of the ban on women's driving, was accused of dressing inappropriately. She is said to have fled Saudi Arabia after receiving a notification referring her for the probe over her dress code violation. However, the Saudi Information Ministry and General Commission for Audiovisual Media (GCAM) regulatory ...

Israel confident US to keep protections in any Saudi nuclear power deal

1397/4/6 | 05:01
  Israel’s energy minister said on Tuesday after meeting Trump administration officials he is confident that the United States will not relax non-proliferation standards in any nuclear power deal it agrees with Saudi Arabia, Reuters reports. Israel vehemently opposes any effort by the Saudi Arabia to relax “gold standard” non-proliferation limits on enriching uranium or reprocessing nuclear fuel in any deal between the two countries, Yuval Steinitz, Israel’s energy minister, told Reuters in an interview. “Once you allow ...

France denied its military presence in Yemen to support the invaders

1397/4/6 | 05:01
France denied the presence of its troops along with the aggressive coalition forces in Yemen, according to the French television channel 24. The French Ministry of Defense and the Emirati Foreign Minister denied the presence of French troops in Yemen as back up for Saudi mercenaries. It is worth noting that the French newspaper ‘Figaro’ had previously published a report, in which it claimed France has sent its special troops to Yemen to fight beside Emirati forces and its military intervention in Yemen is being carried out at the Hudayda ...

West & its Arab stooges are terrified of a genuinely independent Yemen

1397/4/3 | 05:01
  Today, the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah is under ferocious attack in the latest stage of the West’s aggression against the indomitable people of Yemen. This war was initiated as a ‘proxy’ war to be fought by their Gulf underlings, but defeats and setbacks have increasingly led Western countries to have more direct involvement. Already deeply implicated from the start – not only through the arming and training of Saudi and Emirati militaries, but also by playing a leading role with Western officers embedded in the targeting ...

Netanyahu Held Secret Talks With Saudi Prince Salman in Amman

1397/4/2 | 05:01
  Last year, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted that Tel Aviv develop “secret contacts” with Saudi Arabia despite the fact that the two countries have no diplomatic relations. Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had held secret talks in the Jordanian capital Amman, according to the Israeli newspaper Maariv. The negotiations were reportedly held on the sidelines of a visit to Amman by White House special adviser Jared Kushner and US Middle East envoy Jason ...

Saudi guardianship system still 'enslaves' women despite driving ban removal: Activist

1397/4/2 | 05:01
  A Saudi activist has warned that women in the kingdom are still "enslaved" through Riyadh's male guardianship system as the country gears up to lift the decades-long driving ban on women on June 24. In a Friday phone interview with Reuters from Sydney, Australia, Manal al-Sharif said Saudi women's campaign is not over as long as supervision of a male guardian, whose permission is needed for marriage or travel abroad, is still needed. "Imagine your son becomes your guardian," she said. "No matter my capabilities as a woman, I am still ...

Whitewashing Yemen Genocide

1397/4/1 | 05:01
With the United Nations warning that millions of civilians could die from violence or starvation from the ongoing military siege of the Yemeni port city of Hodeida, there is no other way to describe what is happening except as “genocide”. The more than three-year war on Yemen waged by a Western-backed Saudi coalition has been arguably genocidal from the outset, with up to eight million people facing imminent starvation due to the years-long blockade on the Arabian country, as well as from indiscriminate air strikes. But the latest offensive ...

Saudis raping Yemen women: Ansarullah

1397/3/31 | 05:01
Saudi troops are committing war crimes such as "raping women" and destroying international aid supplies, says the leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement. "We will face all of the incursions on the ground. Our determination will never be dented," Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi was quoted by al-Masirah on Wednesday. He added that the kingdom and its allies were exploiting political problems in Yemen in order to occupy the war-torn country’s south. Houthi noted that Yemen's Red Sea  coasts will turn into a graveyard for his those ...

Hodeidah and the Saudi Coalition’s Deliberate Starvation of Yemen

1397/3/30 | 05:01
  Patrick Cockburn explains what the Trump administration’s support for the attack on Hodeidah will do to Yemen: The US is encouraging the UAE and its allies to take Hodeidah to break the deadlock, by tightening encirclement of the Houthis. But this is a long way from taking Sanaa and forcing the Houthis to surrender. What the Hodeidah operation may do is turn a humanitarian disaster, which the UN is already calling the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, into complete catastrophe. Three quarters of the 27 million Yemenis already ...

Pakistanis among thousands killed in Saudi-imposed war on Yemen

1397/3/29 | 05:01
Bodies of a number of Pakistanis have been brought to Pakistan for burial from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who were said to have died on the Saudi border with Yemen. They are believed to have lost lives due to Saudi Kingdom’s imposed war on Yemen.   Reports had it funeral prayers of such Pakistanis have been held at their native villages. They were laid to rest and Pakistani nation has been told that they died naturally but Pakistanis believe they were taken to Saudi kingdom to fight as proxy for Saudi Kingdom.  It is relevant ...

Hand in the hand of snake: Pak-Saudi ties moving from personal to strategic domain

1397/3/29 | 05:01
  Security think-tank Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has said in a report that ties between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have deepened and heading in a direction where the relation is becoming institutionalized increasingly addressing both countries’ strategic interests.   The report published on Rusi’s website on Monday noted that there have been recent difficulties in the relationship between the two countries – over the issue of sending Pakistani troops to fight alongside Saudi in Yemen - but the thorny issue has been ...

Saudi World Cup team´s plane suffers mystery engine fire

1397/3/29 | 05:01
The plane carrying Saudi Arabia´s World Cup team suffered a fire in one of its engines as the players flew to Rostov-on-Don for their next match, the Saudi football federation said Monday. The aircraft landed safely after what one of the Saudi players called a "simple malfunction". "It was a small fire in one of the engines, the right engine, but the plane landed safely," association president Ahmad Al Harbi told Saudi sports TV channel KSA. One of the Saudi players, Hatan Bahbir, said in a video on the federation´s Twitter account: "We ...

UN Rejects Plan for Immediate Ceasefire in Yemen Port

1397/3/28 | 05:01
A Swedish call at the UN Security Council for an immediate ceasefire in the Yemen port of Hodeidah was derailed during a closed session Friday. The US and Britain both expressed opposition to the measure, designed to prevent Saudi-led forces attacking a port responsible for feeding 8.4 million civilians. Britain insisted on the meeting being a closed session, meaning specific comments during the hearing, and the reiteration from UN officials of the humanitarian crisis threatening to kill millions, would not be done for the public to see. US ...

UK PM, Bin Salman Discuss Confronting Iran

1397/3/28 | 05:01
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and British Prime Minister Theresa May have discussed possible ways of “confronting Iran and its growing role” in the Middle East. May’s office said Sunday that the two leaders agreed over the phone on the need to tackle what they call “Iranian destabilizing activity” in the region. “As part of this the Prime Minister noted the importance of cooperation between their two countries to protect Saudi Arabia from ballistic missile attacks,” the statement added. More than three years after waging ...

Soccer diplomacy: Is Putin looking for a thaw between Iran and Saudi Arabia?

1397/3/25 | 05:01
Just a few months ago, as news of the poisoning of a Russian double agent in Salisbury broke, the prospect of a significant World Cup boycott was real. Today, while Western leaders are hardly lining up to lend their faces to the Russian celebrations, those fears have not materialised. And the Kremlin is instead hoping that for the next month it will be at the centre of the global stage.   During the course of the championship, as Russia’s political beau monde mingles with world leaders, it is possible that a deal or two will be made. While ...

Fortifying speculations of death: Saudi crown prince absent from King Salman meeting with 24 princes

1397/3/24 | 05:01
Twenty-four Saudi princes including Deputy Crown Prince Muqrin Bin Abdulaziz had breakfast with King Salman Bin Abdulaziz on Tuesday at the Royal Safa Palace in Mecca in the absence of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. Saudi Al-Madina newspaper reported that King Salman received the president of the United Comoros Republic Othman Ghazali, Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir, Gabon’s President Ali Bongo Ondimba and the UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the palace on Tuesday. The ...

Yemeni troops repel Saudi attack on Hudaydah port

1397/3/24 | 05:01
  Yemeni Ansarullah fighters have foiled a sea landing by Saudi and Emirati forces close to the port city of Hudaydah. "The Saudi coalition has not advanced at all in Hudaydah," Houthi official Dayfallah al-Shami said during a Wednesday interview with Lebanon's al-Mayadeen TV. "We foiled a sea landing of Saudi and Emirati forces near the port of Hudaydah," he added. Meanwhile, Emirati state news agency WAM announced that four Emirati soldiers had been killed in Yemen. Forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition on Wednesday launched an ...

Saudi Arabia ruined Morocco's World Cup bid, Moroccans say

1397/3/24 | 05:01
Moroccans believe it was Saudi Arabia that ruined the North African country’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup. Local press in Morocco said on Wednesday that it was Saudi Arabia that “led an all-out campaign” in favor of an opposite bid to host the 2026 World Cup by the United States, Canada and Mexico. The joint North American bid won 134 votes, compared to 65 for Morocco, at a FIFA Congress in Moscow earlier in the day to gain the rights for hosting the prestigious football tournament in 2026. Moroccan officials said Saudi Arabia, a ...

Qatar on Saudi war threat: World not living in law of the jungle era

1397/3/21 | 05:01
Qatar has hit out at Saudi threats of military action against its Persian Gulf neighbor if it acquires the Russian-made S-400 air defense system.   The reaction by Qatari Ambassador to Moscow Fahad bin Mohammed al-Attiyah came after reports that Saudi King Salman has threatened military action "to eliminate this defense system."  "We have heard about such statements in the world media, but we in Qatar reaffirm the principle of the sovereignty of states, their right to defend themselves, and to enter into legitimate deals with other ...

US Professor: Mohammed Bin Salman is world’s richest Zionist

1397/3/19 | 05:01
Pro-Israeli campaigners appear to be hunting for another scalp in their assault against free speech. The victim this time is a tenured Columbia university professor whose crime was nothing more than to speak out against Israel. A network of pro-Israel activists surged against comments made by Iranian Professor Hamid Dabashi on social media. The professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at the New York University posted remarks criticising Israel for its campaign against the Iran nuclear deal. It’s speculated that Trump was heavily ...

Saudi's potential attack on Yemen's port of Hudaydah may kill 250,000, UN says

1397/3/19 | 05:01
The United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Yemen has warned that a military assault on the vital Yemeni port city of Hudaydah by the Saudi regime and its coalition partners may kill 250,000 people. “A military attack or siege on Hudaydah will impact hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians,” said Lise Grande in a statement released on Friday, pointing to Saudi Arabia’s long-standing threat to launch an attack on Yemen’s only entry gate for much needed basic supplies and humanitarian aid. “In a prolonged worst case, we fear ...

How Saudia offered oil support to Trump for Iran's decision

1397/3/18 | 05:01
  A day before US President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, one of his senior officials phoned Saudi Arabia to ask the world’s largest oil exporter to help keep prices stable if the decision disrupted supply. Riyadh, Tehran’s arch rival, has long been a close Washington ally, but direct pressure on a member of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) over oil policies is rare. Washington last pressed Saudi Arabia to increase output in 2012. Riyadh has said that even though prices have spiked to over ...

Foreign investment in Saudi Arabia collapses under bin Salman

1397/3/18 | 05:01
  Foreign investment in Saudi Arabia has collapsed under Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his extensive economic reform agenda, according to new data by the United Nations. Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Saudi Arabia fell to just $1.4 billion last year, down from $7.5 billion in 2016 and some $12.2 billion in 2012, newly published data from the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) showed Thursday. The massive failure in attracting international investment put Saudi Arabia behind much smaller countries like Oman ...

Saudi Arabia kills more children than ISIS, al-Qaeda and al-Nusra combined

1397/3/17 | 05:01
  Iran’s permanent ambassador and Deputy to the United Nations stressed that the presence of Saudi Arabia as a partner in the fight against terrorism is a mockery of human rights. Deputy Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations,Eshaq al-Habib , has criticized Saudi Arabia for its gross violation of human rights at a meeting of UN’s Third Human Rights Committee. “Saudi Arabia kills more children in Yemen than al-Qaeda, ISIS and the al-Nusra  put together around the globe.,” he added. ‘Saudi ...

Saudis gave Obama aides suitcases full of jewels: Former US official

1397/3/17 | 05:01
A former top aide to ex-US president Barack Obama says Saudi Arabia gave a delegation of United States officials visiting the kingdom for the first time large suitcases containing jewelry worth tens of thousands of dollars. Obama’s speechwriter and former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes wrote in his newly-released memoir that Saudi authorities gave White House aides the suitcases on their arrival to Riyadh in June 2009. In the book, entitled “The World As It Is,” Rhodes explained that after landing in Saudi Arabia, the US ...

Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of creating disturbance in Persian Gulf

1397/3/16 | 05:01
  The Qatari foreign minister has slammed Saudi Arabia’s alleged military threat against the country as “reckless behavior,” accusing Riyadh of creating “disturbance” in an already crisis-hit region. According to a report by French daily Le Monde on Friday, Saudi King Salman has written a letter to French President Emmanuel Macron, threatening to take military action against Qatar if Doha purchases the S-400 aerial defense system from Russia. The Saudi king reportedly expressed his "profound concern" over ongoing negotiations ...

From buyer to minister: Muhammad Bin Salman kicks off new corruption era

1397/3/13 | 05:01
King Salman bin Abdul Aziz has named a young prince, who is reportedly a mystery buyer of a $450 million Leonardo da Vinci painting of Jesus, as head of the newly established Culture Ministry. The monarch on Saturday issued a number of royal decrees, naming Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud, a close aide of his son and heir Mohammad Bin Salman. Prince Bader has been identified as the buyer of the most expensive painting ever sold at auction by the New York Times last year. According to a report by Wall Street Journal quoting U.S. ...

Saudi king threatens to wage war on Qatar over possible S-400 deal: Report

1397/3/12 | 05:01
  Saudi King Salman has reportedly threatened to take military action against Qatar if Doha purchases the S-400 aerial defense system from Russia. According to a report by French daily Le Monde on Friday, King Salman has written a letter to French President Emmanuel Macron, expressing his "profound concern" over ongoing negotiations between Qatar and Russia for the sale of the advanced anti-aircraft weapon system. The Saudi king noted that Doha's acquisition of S-400 will jeopardize the security interests of Riyadh, urging France to intensify ...

Al-Qaeda issues warning to Saudi crown prince

1397/3/12 | 05:01
[caption id="attachment_62192" align="alignnone" width="768"] A handout picture released by the Saudi Royal Palace on April 15, 2018 shows Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al-Saud attending the 29th Arab League Summit in Dhahran. / AFP PHOTO / Saudi Royal Palace / BANDAR AL-JALOUD / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / SAUDI ROYAL PALACE / BANDAR AL-JALOUD" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS[/caption] The Yemen-based al-Qaeda offshoot has warned Saudi Crown Prince ...

Israel 'selling nuclear information' to Saudi: Israeli expert

1397/3/11 | 05:01
  Israel is selling Saudi Arabia information that would allow the kingdom to develop nuclear weapons, a senior Israeli nuclear expert has revealed. Ami Dor-On, a senior nuclear commentator with the Israeli military organization iHLS, said the cooperation has been made possible in the wake of the widening ties between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and is indicative of an emerging nuclear arms race in the region. “This information should shock us as we see the world is changing for ...

Showing Old Images: Are the peculation over Saudi Crown Prince death true?

1397/3/9 | 05:01
Western media outlets have raised speculations over the wellbeing of Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman who has not made any public appearance in four weeks. French 20 Minutes newspaper linked between the prince’s disappearance and the “attempted coup” which took place at the royal palace in the neighbourhood of Khuzama in Riyadh on April, 21. According to the paper, the Saudi media has rejected reports circulating on social media claiming the gunshots heard at the palace were part of a military coup attempt while the authorities ...

‘1,000-plus Saudi forces killed in war on Yemen’

1397/3/9 | 05:01
More than 1,000 Saudi troops have reportedly been killed since early 2015, when the Riyadh regime and a coalition of its allies unleashed a bloody war against Yemen. The death toll was registered after more than a dozen Saudi forces were killed during recent cross-border operations against Yemen, Al Jazeera reported on Tuesday, citing Saudi state media outlets. This is a rare admission of the Saudi military casualties. The kingdom has a policy of withholding information on the casualties it has suffered during the war. Meanwhile, figures released ...

Saudi royal urges coup to depose King Salman, protect kingdom from harm

1397/3/1 | 05:01
An exiled Saudi prince has called for a coup by his influential uncles to depose King Salman and prevent the current ruling structure led by his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, from doing more damage to the kingdom. Prince Khaled bin Farhan, who has been awarded asylum in Germany, made the call on Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz and Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz in comments to the Middle East Eye news portal published on Monday. He asked the duo to use the influence they wield with their fellow royals as well as with the military to bring about ...

Where is Mohammad bin Salman? Media speculates about possible death of Saudi Crown Prince

1397/2/28 | 05:01
  Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s public disappearance for three weeks, since heavy shooting and gunfire bursts in Riyadh, has raised speculation about his fate, international media reports said. Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), the 32-year-old crown prince of Saudi Arabia, has not been seen in public after reports of heavy gunfire in Riyadh’s al-Khozama neighborhood, where a palace belonging to King Salman is located. The surprising absence of MBS from the media glare despite his overt enthusiasm has raised speculation that the April ...

Why Arab Muslim states are silent on Gaza Massacre?

1397/2/27 | 05:01
  Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has censured certain Arab and Muslim countries for remaining tight-lipped on the Israeli regime’s latest crimes against Palestinian protesters seeking their right to repatriation. Speaking at a government meeting on Wednesday, Rouhani expressed regret that certain regional Arab countries have kept silent on Israel’s atrocities, while certain Muslim states have simply chosen to turn a blind eye and some others have even stated that the regime “legitimately defended itself.” Israeli military forces ...

Saudi crown prince goes into hiding since last month's attack on royal palace

1397/2/27 | 05:01
  Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has not been seen in public since heavy gunfire and explosions reported from outside the royal palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh late last month. The official Saudi websites have not released any new photo of bin Salman for several past weeks. The long disappearance has raised speculation about the fate of the crown prince. Some sources claimed that the attack on April 21 was part of a coup led by Saudi royals who are opposed to king Salman, while other reports indicated that the shooting occurred ...

Saudi referee handed lifetime ban for match-fixing

1397/2/27 | 05:01
  The Saudi Arabia Football Federation (SAFF) has called on the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to withdraw Fahad al-Mirdasi from next month’s World Cup in Russia after the referee was handed a lifetime ban for a match-fixing attempt. The Riyadh-based federation has asked the world’s soccer governing body to slap the measure against the 32-year-old after having confessed to offering to fix King's Cup final between Saudi Premier League football clubs al-Ittihad and al-Faisaly on May 12. According to the SAFF, ...

Israel: Saudi Should 'Come Out of Closet' to Fight Iran

1397/2/21 | 05:01
  Israel has called on Saudi Arabia and other U.S.-aligned Gulf Arab states to help take on their mutual foe, Iran, as heightened tensions erupted into violence in the Middle East. After Syrian and suspected Iranian forces in Syria exchanged fire with Israeli troops deployed in the occupied Golan Heights on Wednesday, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman claimed that Israeli jet strikes destroyed "almost the entire Iranian infrastructure" in neighboring Syria. He warned of Iranian, majority-Shiite proxies operating next door and ...

Saudi Arabia threatens to build own nukes if Iran does

1397/2/20 | 05:01
  US ally Saudi Arabia has reiterated that it will build a nuclear bomb if its regional enemy Iran ramps up development of a weapons program. The country welcomed Washington ditching the nuclear deal with Tehran. “We have made it very clear that if Iran acquires a nuclear capability we will do everything we can to do the same,” Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said. “I believe that if Iran restarts its nuclear weapons program, beyond what it has right now, that should trigger the snapback provisions and cause ...

Yemeni forces fire missiles at 'economic targets' in Saudi capital

1397/2/20 | 05:01
  Yemeni army forces, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have fired a salvo of domestically-designed and -developed ballistic missiles at "economic targets" in the Saudi capital city of Riyadh in retaliation to the Al Saud’s devastating military aggression against their impoverished country. Yemen’s Joint Operations Command, in a statement released on Wednesday, announced that the long-range missiles struck the designated targets with great precision, Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported. Four ...