WATCH: Chinese, Saudi archeologists unearth cultural relics in Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

A Chinese-Saudi Arabian joint archaeological team discovered more than 100 ancient tombs and dozens of cultural relics in al-Serrian, a long abandoned Saudi Arabian port in Jeddah on the Red Sea. China sent five archeologists to Saudi Arabia on March 26 to embark on a 20-day mission of excavating the ruins of al-Serrian together with 10 Saudi archeologists. ALSO: 85,000-year-old fossil finger bone found in Saudi Arabia The group deployed the latest technology in their search such as drones, ...

15 years after Saddam's fall, Iraqi hopes fade

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Fifteen years ago, Abu Ali was thrilled to see American soldiers enter Baghdad. "The tyrant is finished," he remembers saying, imagining a bright future for Iraq without Saddam Hussein. But the years that followed have brought only misery, he said, looking at photos of three of his sons killed in attacks in the ensuing chaos. After the US-led invasion of 2003, Iraq, freed from nearly a quarter century of dictatorship, descended into violence. Sectarian clashes and jihadist attacks ...

When a family lit candles to mourn son on his 14th birthday in Gaza

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Monday should have been Hussein Madi’s 14th birthday. Instead, his family sat mourning him in a tent in Gaza.The boy was shot dead three days earlier by Israeli troops, his relatives say, the youngest of 30 Palestinians killed in an ongoing protest at the border with Israel.His mother Eman cried as she greeted friends, relatives and neighbors outside the family’s home.“He asked me to buy him a T-Shirt and trousers, and take him for lunch, just me and him,” Eman said. ...

Salwa Canal, a Saudi tourism project that means more isolation for Qatar

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

The Salwa border, which links Saudi Arabia with Qatar, may give way to allow Saudi Arabia to develop a whole new area on the Western coast of the Arabian Gulf. This, however, depends on the approval of a preliminary study to drill a canal which would mean an increase in the economic isolation of Qatar. According to reports in the Saudi media, drilling of the canal would be done by a Saudi investment alliance which includes nine companies. It is expected to be completed within 12 months. The ...

ANALYSIS: Funding Hezbollah terror, paid for by depriving struggling citizens

Sunday, 8 April 2018

With the Iranian people taking part in widespread demonstrations throughout the country, many of their grievances have been focused on the immense cost of foreign wars to the Iranian economy. Much of the cost stems from a vast amount of funds being channelled into the coffers of both Hezbollah and Bashar al-Assad’s war machine. This cash is blown on funding the formers proxy war effort in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, as well as paying for its war against Israel, and the upkeep of its ...

Analyst says Qatar has become one of the most harmful influences in Middle East

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Rather than using the US military al-Udeid air base as an excuse for inaction against Qatar, we should be using it to leverage changes in Qatari behavior, a leading American foreign policy analyst and author has said. In a column published by Fox News, Dr. Mitchell Bard said that Qatar has become one of the most harmful influences in the Middle East and a key supporter of terrorist groups. According to Dr. Bard, Qatar is endangering America’s Arab allies and Israel “by ...

Palestinian group’s Mission Bollywood an uphill task in India today

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Activists belonging to the Palestinian rights group, Boycott, Divestments, Sanctions – known the world over simply as BDS – camped in Bollywood last month to forewarn the Indian film industry about the pitfalls of succumbing to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's overtures during his recent state visit which included a stopover in Mumbai to party with movie stars.Besides counseling Bollywood, the BDS delegation comprising General Coordinator Mahmoud Nawaja’a, ...

As London overtakes New York murder rate, social media influence on youth raises concerns

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Social media sites have now become an important part of most people’s lives, almost to the point of addiction for some, but they have also become dangerous in that they are driving children to commit violence and murders “within minutes”.Britain’s senior-most police officer Cressida Dick has warned that trivial arguments between youths are escalating into stabbings and murder at an unprecedented rate thanks to social media.“The goading of rivals on online message ...

‘Punish a Muslim Day’ passes peacefully but hate crime concerns remain

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

A viral letter that began circulating online over a month ago had New York City police officers on high alert this Tuesday. The letter advertised April 3rd as “Punish a Muslim Day,” encouraging people to commit violent crimes against Muslims. The flyer featured a chart of suggested actions and a point system, asserting that more violent actions would guarantee a greater reward, though there was no indication what the supposed reward would entail. On the chart, the mildest suggested ...

VIDEO: In gateway to Europe, Brexit backers eagerly await divorce day

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Lorries trundle past a mural depicting a man chipping away at an EU flag in the British port town of Dover, where most residents are determined to see Brexit through despite the economic risks.With one year to go until Britain's planned exit on March 29, 2019, there are fears in this gateway to Europe of long tailbacks because of additional customs red tape.But the mood is mostly defiant in Dover, where 62 percent voted in favour of leaving the European Union in a 2016 referendum -- far higher ...

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