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Putin Quotes Holy Quran to Urge for Peace in Yemen: “You Became Brothers by...

Russian President Vladimir Putin recited a verse from Surah Al Imran of the Holy Quran, as he called upon Muslim countries to bring an...
polls

Israel polls: Tight race denies majority to Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz awaited results from the country's general election on Wednesday after exit polls showed...
Pompeo

Pompeo in Saudi Arabia to discuss retaliation to Oil Attacks, after US blames Iran

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo departed for Saudi Arabia Tuesday to discuss possible retaliation after Washington said it had proof that attacks on...
Amnesty

End violence instead of more military strikes in Middle East, Amnesty to US

The head of Amnesty International warned Monday that a US military intervention in response to the attack on Saudi oil facilities blamed on Iran...
Iran

Trump did not carry out his threat on Iran last time – what will...

Donald Trump famously cancelled a missile strike on Iran in June, but Tehran will not be resting easy following the unpredictable president's warning that...
Saudi

“Looks like Iran is responsible”, Trump on Saudi oil attacks

The United States readied its response Monday to the "unprecedented" attack on Saudi oil facilities as President Donald Trump said Iran was likely to...
Iran

Pakistan, Iran & Turkey: A new Strategic Partnership despite US sanctions

Pakistan and Iran have agreed on a five-year extension to the long-pending gas pipeline project. According to the documents of the agreement, Iran will...
Saudi Arabia

Houthis strike at Saudi Arabia’s throbbing heart

A terrible beauty is born on the Middle East’s strategic landscape with the massive drone attacks Saturday on two Saudi Aramco refineries. Saudi Arabia, which...
Saudi

Winners and losers from Saudi Aramco’s travails

The US President Donald Trump’s tweet Sunday regarding the attack on two Saudi Aramco plants says as follows: “Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked. There...
Iraq

Iraq makes landmark electricity import deal to fill power gap

Iraq on Sunday signed a landmark deal with the Gulf Cooperation Council for a transmission line that would import 500 magawatts of electricity to...
oil

Locked and Loaded: Trump says US is ready to defend Saudis after oil attack

President Donald Trump said Sunday the US is "locked and loaded" to respond to attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure that Washington blamed on Iran,...
Oil

Oil prices rocket to record high after attacks on Saudi facilities

Oil prices saw a record surge Monday after attacks on two Saudi facilities slashed output in the world's top producer by half, fuelling fresh...
Kashmir

I shudder to say ‘Genocide’ but I must: FM Qureshi worries for Kashmir

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi termed New Delhi’s unilateral actions of abolishing the special constitutional status of occupied Jammu & Kashmir, imposing an unprecedented...
FIFA

#Bluegirl: Iranian Football Fan who set herself on fire indicted FIFA & Iran

When Sahar Khodayari this week set herself alight in front of a Tehran courthouse, she indicted world soccer body FIFA, its Asian regional group,...
Saudi

Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s sister sentenced to jail in France

A French court on Thursday handed a 10-month suspended sentence to a sister of the Saudi crown prince over the beating of a workman...
official

US to reveal evidence proving Saudi government is linked to 9/11

The US Justice Department said Thursday that it would unmask the long-protected name of a Saudi official who allegedly had ties to the Al-Qaeda...
Bolton

Deescalation? Trump hints at lifting Iran sanctions after firing Bolton

Days after saying he had “no problem” meeting his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani and soon after firing his hawkish adviser John Bolton, US President...
Iran

Firing Bolton proves US ‘warmongering’ is a failure, says Iran

AFP | President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the United States' "warmongering" was a failure, as Iran welcomed the sacking of hawkish US national...
Netanyahu

Israel’s Netanyahu under fire from all sides over annexation plan

AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's pre-election pledge to annex the West Bank's Jordan Valley drew praise from right-wing allies Wednesday, but opponents called...
abaya

Defiant Saudi women abandon abaya

AFP | Her high heels clacking on marble tiles, a defiant Saudi woman turned heads and drew gasps as she strutted through a Riyadh mall...
Israel

US and Israel gang up on Iran as nuclear deal falters

AFP | The United States on Tuesday joined Israel in alleging "possible undeclared nuclear activities" by Iran, further straining European-led attempts to salvage a multinational...
Shiite

More than 30 dead in stampede at Imam Hussain’s shrine

AFP | More than 30 pilgrims were killed and dozens injured Tuesday in a stampede at a major shrine in the Iraqi city of Karbala...
Jordan Valley

Annexing Jordan Valley: Netanyahu’s new campaign promise

AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a deeply controversial pledge on Tuesday to annex the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank if...
Saudi

Saudi Arabia turns to foreign social media influencers to improve its image

News Desk | The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has turned towards social media influencers in a bid to clear its tainted image of being an...
China

China-Iran Partnership: Infrastructural Development & New Silk Road

The Foreign Minister of Iran, Mohammad Zarif, visited the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Li towards the end of August to devise a road map...
Idlib

Media keep silent about serious clash in East Idlib

Bassim al-Khalili | According to AleppoMC, on September 4 at around 2 a.m. during the night raid, the pro-Turkish militants from National Liberation Front came...
media

War between ‘electronic armies’ further divides Iraq

AFP | Journalists, activists and researchers in Iraq are facing a wave of accusations and threats by shadowy online groups they suspect are linked to...
peace

Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan in tatters as chief planner quits

AFP | Jason Greenblatt, a key architect of President Donald Trump's troubled Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, announced his resignation Thursday. His departure places another question mark...
iran

Iran will elaborate how it is abandoning JCPOA commitments

AFP | Iran is set to detail its latest cut to commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal on Saturday, in response to US sanctions and...
Gulf

Gulf wealth: All that glitters is not gold

Little suggests that fabulously wealthy Gulf states and their Middle Eastern and North African beneficiaries have recognized what is perhaps the most important lesson...

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