We need a policy on use of private cars (Daily Nation (Kenya))

On my way to work recently I noticed something odd on an SUV on Thika Road. The car was sporting the whiteonred diplomatic plates, flying the German flag and its make was Japanese. Rather odd. It is a diplomatic gaffe for any member of German delegation to be seen in a Japanese car, let alone […]


Kingdom sparing no effort in fight against extremism, terrorism: Saudi King (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Mecca, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi Arabia will spare no effort in the global and regional fight against extremism and terrorism, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz said on Sunday. “Our security services have been relentless in blocking the efforts of terrorists,” the King said in a speech given on his behalf by Prince […]


Fighting terror is Islamic duty: Saudi grand mufti (Pakistan Today)

As Saudi Arabia hosts international anti-terror conference, the Kingdom’s grand mufti urged Muslim to rally all efforts to fight terrorism as an Islamic duty. “The misuse of the religion by extremists is greatly damaging the image of Islam,” grand mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh was quoted by Arab News on Sunday. Those sinners attribute their […]


Not Just Israel: Arab States Worried About Iran Deal (Arutz Sheva)

Arab governments have been privately expressing their concern to Washington about the emerging terms of a potential nuclear deal with Iran, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing Arab and U.S. officials involved in the deliberations. According to the report, the direction of American diplomacy with Tehran has added fuel to fears in some Arab […]


Phl, Saudi Arabia business group to promote trade invesment (Philippine Star)

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have agreed to work together to promote greater trade and investment ties between the two countries. According to PCCI president Alfredo Yao, the PCCI recently met with Khalid S. Halawani Alsaid, […]


The truth about terrorism we refuse to see: Siddiqui (Toronto Star)

Barack Obama, who gives great speeches, gave two clever ones Wednesday and Thursday in Washington — the first at the counterterrorism gathering of religious and civil society groups, and the other at the 60-nation summit of ministers responsible for security. He laid down some great principles but his central ones bore little resemblance to reality. […]


Facing the Ironic Passion of Vengeance (Israel Defense)

23 years ago, a car bomb demolished the building housing the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aries, Argentina, causing the death of 29 people, including 4 Israeli nationals, employees of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the injury of more than 220 others. The time that has passed since then notwithstanding, these days look like […]


First GCC statement over Qatar-Egypt spat unilateral: Gulf official (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) statement backing Qatar in a recent row with Egypt was issued without consulting all member states and “does not represent the full view” of the organization, a Gulf official told Asharq Al-Awsat. Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat on the condition of anonymity, a senior Gulf official said the statement, […]