How the famous French Champs-Élysées avenue has a Saudi touch

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

The tie between the ever-famous Champs-Élysées avenue in France and Saudi Arabia dates back to more than quarter of a century ago. In a recent interview with Sultan Shawli, the Saudi undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Industry for Mineral Wealth, he revealed to Al that some parts of the avenue have been tiled with Saudi granite of the Brown Najran type. Shawli explained that this type of granite has been extracted from the ministry’s mining site reserve ...

More than 250 killed in Algerian military plane crash

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

More than 250 people were killed when a military plane crashed in a field outside Algeria’s capital on Wednesday, state media said, in the country's worst air disaster. A military source told Al Arabiya News Channel that there were no survivors. The crash occurred in Boufarik, a town in Blida Province, approximately 30 km from the capital Algiers. A total of 257 people were killed, most of them military, the defence ministry said. Ten crew and other people described as family members also ...

Is the world inhaling Sarin, too? The international stance on Douma

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

The missiles which targeted the Syrian military T4 air base in Homs on Monday at dawn are Israeli and not American, and they did not come in response to the Syrian regime’s chemical attack on Douma in Ghouta. The Syrian regime, which has used Sarin gas before according to local and international reports, seems reassured that American and international objections to using these weapons will not go as far as adopting deterrent military measures. This is what developments since 2012 have ...

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Ahed Tamimi’s father tells Al Arabiya why he released Israeli harassment video

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

After a video emerged showing two Israeli interrogators threatening Ahed al-Tamimi, the now iconic face of the Palestinian revolution, with harassment, her father Bassem al-Tamimi sheds light on the story. Speaking to Al, the 16-year-old’s father explained that the purpose behind spreading the video is to show the young girl’s power, her patience to resist and her courage. He also said that the interrogators attempted to orally harass her to break her, in turn, forcing ...

WATCH: Brawl erupts after Mo Salah scores for Liverpool against Manchester City

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

A video posted by a British football fan on Tuesday showed a fight which erupted in the family section of the Etihad stadium where Manchester City was playing against Liverpool, the Daily Mail reported. The short video purportedly showed Manchester City fans attack Liverpool fans after they cheered because their team scored.According to the Mirror, the fight erupted after a Liverpool fan celebrated Mo Salah’s goal. Many Twitter users speculated why the alleged Liverpool supporter was ...

WATCH: Saudi crown prince makes joke about French food at gala dinner

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron held a gala dinner at the Elysee Palace for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday in the presence of a number of French and Saudi officials. At the beginning of the dinner, the Saudi crown prince delivered a speech about Saudi Arabia’s plans then jokingly said that he had a bottle of barbecue sauce in case he did not like the food. He said that while he was in Texas meeting with President George H.W. and son George W. Bush, they gave him ...

UAE minister Gargash says Somalia creating ‘unnecessary’ tension

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said Somalia created tension that’s uncalled for after its seizure of a civilian aircraft this week and money on board that’s allocated for the Somali army. “The current Somali government has, via several violations of previous arrangements and understandings with the UAE, created unnecessary tensions with a friend and an ally that stood with Somalia’s security and stability in the darkest moments,” ...

Saudis at home and abroad react to Crown Prince’s whirlwind US tour

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

For nearly three weeks, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has crisscrossed the United States, on a whirlwind journey through modern American life. As a recap, this video highlights all the major events of the tour.Here are reactions from two Saudis living miles away from each other to get a feel of local and international perspectives on the landmark visit.Abdullah AlGhafis, PhD Candidate at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania is sharing his perspective as a Saudi scholarship holder in the US: &ldquo ...

Eurocontrol cautions airlines about possible air strikes into Syria in next 72 hours

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Pan-European air traffic control agency Eurocontrol on Tuesday warned airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean due to the possible launch of air strikes into Syria in next 72 hours. Eurocontrol said that air-to-ground and/or cruise missiles could be used within that period and there was a possibility of intermittent disruption of radio navigation equipment. Russia and the United States tangled on Tuesday at the United Nations over the use of chemical ...

Trump and allies mull possible joint response in Syria

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Trump administration officials consulted with global allies Tuesday on a possible joint military response to Syria’s alleged poison gas attack, as President Donald Trump canceled a foreign trip in order to manage a crisis that is testing his vow to stand up to Syrian President Bashar Assad. Trump spoke with other world leaders, and other US officials said the US, France and Britain were in extensive consultations about launching a military strike as early as the end of this week. None of ...

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