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Muslim World League chief: People must accept religious, intellectual diversity

Saturday, 10 February 2018

The Secretary-General of the Muslim World League, Mohammed bin Abdulkarim al-Issa, highlighted the need to abide by effective dialogue. He said that the world today complains about the lack of understanding of God’s will in religious, intellectual, cultural and civilizational diversity, as well as the lack of understanding of the importance of coexistence among each other, as a basic rule for peace and harmony among mankind. This was part of Al-Issa’a speech at the Alliance of ...

Washington chooses Syria as its battleground

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Despite all the criticism against the current US administration’s policy in the Middle East, we must admit that it’s actually clearer and more committed than previous policies. The US has chosen Syria to test its new strategy to confront ISIS, Russia and Iran but we do not know whether it will be able to resume this path which it recently announced taking. The Cold War ended when the Soviet Union collapsed at the beginning of the 1990’. The only US foreign policy left was ...

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

Iraqi parliament fails to agree on new election date

Friday, 19 January 2018

The Iraqi parliament has failed to set a new date for elections and has also postponed its session until Saturday. The session was attended by 200 out of 269 Members of Parliament (MP). As many as 149 MPs agreed to hold a secret vote to specify the election date. However, members belonging to the Iraqi Alliance rejected the result and demanded to recast the vote and to count the votes again. ALSO READ: The significance of new explosions in Baghdad Other MPs said Parliament Speaker Salim ...

Washington Holocaust Museum to open exhibition on Syrians in Assad prisons

Friday, 1 December 2017

The Holocaust Museum in Washington, a memorial tasked with documenting the Nazi Holocaust, is now focusing on the ongoing genocide in Syria and the regime prisons there. The exhibition “Syria, please don’t forget us”, which will open next week, narrates the story of more than 100,000 Syrian detainees in the regime’s secret prisons. The story is told through former prisoner Mansour Omari who smuggled pieces of clothes which have the names of 82 detainees – including ...

Why Trump administration withdrew threat to close PLO office in Washington

Thursday, 30 November 2017

After announcing they would close the Palestine Liberation Organization’s Washington, DC mission, the Trump administration has pulled back on their threat, opting instead to impose further limitations on the mission for a period of 90 days. Earlier this month, the Trump administration of the United States had threatened to close the PLO’s office in Washington after a comment made by Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas. At the United Nations General Assembly in September, Abbas had ...

French defense minister: Iran engaged in destabilizing ballistic and regional activities

Friday, 20 October 2017

France wants to take action to tackle Iran’s missile program and “destabilizing” behavior, but believes scrapping the 2015 nuclear deal would help hardliners and be a step towards future war, France's defense minister said on Friday. “We need the JCPOA. Scrapping it would be a gift to Iran’s hardiners, and a first step towards future wars,” Florence Parly said in a speech at a Washington think tank, referring to the nuclear deal known as the Joint ...

Key US Republican says Trump must work with Europe on Iran

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

US Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, urged President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday to work closely with European allies as it develops its new Iran policy.“This is something that can only work if the administration exercises tremendous diplomacy with our European allies,” Corker told reporters as the Senate returned to the Capitol for the first time since Trump announced his Iran policy.Trump defied both allies and ...

First Saudi spokeswoman: Status of Saudi women will continue to evolve

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Saudi Arabia’s decree on granting driving licenses for women has received much praise in the kingdom, as it not only grants women more freedom of mobility, but is also expected to have a positive impact on a social and economic level. In her first exclusive interview, newly appointed spokesperson for the Saudi embassy in Washington, Fatimah Baeshen, spoke about the royal decree with Al Arabiya English, stating that the status of Saudi women has been evolving over the years and shall ...

N.Korea says rockets to US ‘inevitable’ as US bombers fly off N.Korean coast

Sunday, 24 September 2017

North Korea said on Saturday that firing its rockets at the US mainland was “inevitable” after US President Donald Trump called Pyongyang’s leader “rocket man”, in a further escalation of rhetoric between the two leaders. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho’s remarks before the United Nations General Assembly came hours after US Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by fighter jets flew in international airspace over waters east of North Korea, in a ...

Washington concerned about Iran’s participation in Astana

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

The State Department on Tuesday expressed concern about Iran’s participation in the Astana negotiations as a backer of the cease-fire and noted that Tehran’s support for Assad increases the severity of the conflict and the suffering of the Syrians.This comes as a preliminary consultation tour begins in the Kazakh capital of Astana between the representatives of Russia, Iran and Turkey, the day before the start of the sixth round of negotiations on Syria.Representatives of the three ...

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