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Jubeir Calls for Firm Stand against Iranian Interventions in Arab Countries

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir stressed the importance of the rapid response of Arab countries to the request of Saudi Arabia to hold an extraordinary meeting to confront the dangers of Iranian interference in the affairs of Arab countries. In his speech at the opening session of

Bahrain's FM: Lebanon Is Under 'Total Control' of Hezbollah

Bahrain's foreign minister said Sunday that Lebanon is under the "total control" of the Iran-backed Hezbollah movement, in a speech at an Arab League meeting called by Riyadh. "The Lebanese Republic, in spite of our relations with it as a brotherly Arab nation...

Accident Assessment Team in Yemen: Coalition Strikes Adhere to International Laws

The Accident Assessment Team in Yemen defended the Saudi-led coalition and its battle against Houthi insurgents. It said during a press conference that the coalition airstrikes in the war-torn country “abide by international and humanitarian laws.” In addition, the coalition has struck ballist

Iran Confirms Britain Will Pay £450 Mn over Canceled Arms Deal

Britain will pay Iran an outstanding debt of more than £400 million, announced Tehran’s ambassador to the UK. “Britain is to pay Iran £450 million as an outstanding debt,” Hamid Baeidinejad said. Writing on his Telegram account, he explained: “An outstanding debt owed by the UK to Tehran will

Brief Satellite Calls Likely Came from Missing Argentine Submarine

Seven brief satellite calls were detected on Saturday by the Argentine Navy, raising speculation that they may have come from a submarine that has been missing for three days. The communication attempts "indicate that the crew is trying to re-establish contact, so we are working to locate the sou

Top US Nuclear Commander Would Resist Trump Strike Order

The top US nuclear general announced on Saturday that he could resist an order by President Donald Trump to launch a nuclear strike. Air Force General John Hyten, commander of the US Strategic Command (STRATCOM), said that he could refuse an order from the president if it is deemed illegal. Sp

Saudi Arabia Summons Ambassador in Berlin Following ‘Shameful’ Gabriel Comments

Saudi Arabia has summoned its ambassador in Germany for consultations over comments by German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, who implied that resigned Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri was being held against his will in Riyadh. "The false statements made by Gabriel during his meeting with his

Saudi Crown Prince Grants Charities 12 Billion Riyals from his Personal Account

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, granted 12 billion riyals from his personal account to charities in the southern region, reported the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on Sunday. It said that this initiative is part of efforts to support charity organ

Israel’s Netanyahu May Be Probed by Police over Fraud Allegations

Israeli police may interrogate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanayhu for the first time as part of two corruption probes, local media reported on Sunday. In one of the cases, the PM is suspected of having illegally received hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of gifts from wealthy figures, includi

Wild-Eyed Fury, Urchin’s Grin, Sheer Dynamism – Gianluigi Buffon Had it all

Gianluigi Buffon was born in Carrara, the Tuscan city where they quarried the marble for Michelangelo’s David 500 years ago.

Jordan, US Agree on Establishing Logistic Airport in Mafraq

The Jordanian government has reached a deal with a US company to establish an airport for logistics services in Mafraq, which is located northeast of the capital Amman, close to the Jordanian-Syrian border and on the international road connecting Jordan with Iraq. Minister of Industry and Trade Y

Zimbabwe President Mugabe Dismissed from Ruling Party

President Robert Mugabe has been dismissed from the ruling party on Sunday, stripping the 93-year-old leader of one his final vestiges of authority, the head of the liberation war veterans said. Mugabe has been head of the party for the last 37 years. Speaking to Reuters as he walked into an e

Trump, Macron Agree on Need to Confront ‘Hezbollah,’ Iran

US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed on the need to confront Iran and Lebanon's “Hezbollah’s” destabilizing activities in the region, announced the White House. It said in a statement that the two leaders held a telephone conversation on the situation in Lebanon a

Palestinian Presidency Warns against Shutting PLO Mission in Washington

The Palestinian Liberation Organization warned the US administration that shutting its Washington mission will lead to the suspension of all contact between Palestinians and Americans. An official Palestinian source told Asharq Al-Awsat that the Palestinian leadership informed the White House tha

Cairo Hosts 21st ASEA Annual Meeting: Africa Mapping the Future

Cairo will host on Monday the two-day conference of African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA), sponsored by Egyptian Prime Minister Sharif Ismail, Investment Minister Sahar Nasr, alongside a number of African ministers, delegations of international and regional financial institutions. The A

US Fighter Jets Strike ISIS Locations in Libya

US fighter jets carried out on Saturday an airstrike against ISIS terrorist locations in Libya for the first time since September. According to a US Department of Defense source, a number of terrorists were killed in the strike, reported Fox News. The development has raised questions on the ex

Lebanon’s National Initiative Movement Calls for Confronting Iranian Infiltration

Lebanon’s National Initiative Movement warned on Saturday that the security of the country and other Arab states has for years been the victim of an ongoing offensive led by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and its affiliated militias, starting with “Hezbollah.” It therefore called for a national

UN Envoy Salameh: Libya Not Ready to Hold Elections at the Moment

United Nations envoy to Libya Ghassan Salameh said that the country’s future is determined by its own institutions, adding that the preconditions for holding legislative and presidential elections are not currently available. The 66-year-old Lebanese-born academic told AFP in an interview that if

The Unaccounted in Mosul

Late on the evening of September 20, 2015, Basim Razzo sat in the study of his home on the eastern side of Mosul, his face lit up by a computer screen. His wife, Mayada, was already upstairs in bed, but Basim could lose hours clicking through car reviews on YouTube: the BMW Alpina B7, the Audi Q7.

KSRelief Stresses Importance of Impartiality, Non-Involvement of Politics in Humanitarian Work

Advisor at the Royal Court and General Supervisor of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) Dr.

Trump Administration Reviews Means for Blocking Iranian Arms Trafficking in Gulf Waters

Washington is considering means to swiftly bolster Saudi missile defense systems as a mechanism to slow down Iran’s arms trafficking in the region, said a report published on Saturday. Iran is known to arm regional paramilitary militias such as “Hezbollah” in Lebanon and the Houthi coup factions

A Close-Up on Mysteries Made of Stone in Saudi Arabia’s Desert

Structures that may have been created by ancient tribes could only be studied using Google Earth. Saudi officials finally invited an archaeologist to observe them via helicopter. For nearly a decade, Dr.

Arab League Foreign Ministers to Discuss Filing Iran Transgressions to UN Security Council

Cairo will be hosting on Sunday an extraordinary session of Arab League foreign ministers upon the invitation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, at a time when the Arab body is threatening to step up counter measures against "Iranian threats" to Arab security and peace. The Kingdom’s request follows

Hariri Returns to Lebanon on Wednesday to Discuss his Resignation

Resigned Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced on Saturday that he will be present in Lebanon on Wednesday to attend the country’s Independence Day celebrations. He made his remarks from Paris where he received a warm reception by President Emmanuel Macron. The Lebanese official, his w

Sisi: Nile Water is a Matter of Life or Death

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday that Egypt’s share of Nile water was “a matter of life or death”, stressing that no one could touch the country’s share of the river. His remarks were made in a televised appearance during the inauguration of the Middle East’s largest fish

Preparations underway to Host Syrian Opposition Conference in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia will host on Sunday the preparatory meetings for the representatives of the political and independent Syrian figures ahead of its hosting of an expanded meeting for the Syrian opposition from November 22 to 24. Sources from the opposition said that efforts are focusing on ensuring th

Zawahiri Reveals he Visited US, Feared FBI Agents Disguised as Mosque Worshipers

Chief of the al-Qaida terrorist organization Ayman al-Zawahiri revealed that he had paid a visit to the United States, without specifying the date of this trip. He hinted during a video recording that the visit took place in the early 1990s.

Iraqi Federal Court to Issue Decision to Annul Kurdish Referendum

The Federal Court of Iraq will issue on Monday a final decision on the annulment of the independence referendum held in the Kurdistan region and disputed areas in Iraq, predicted Kurdish sources. Local sources meanwhile stressed that the authority in Kurdistan “will announce its commitment to the