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Trump thanks Qatar for combating terrorism

Trump thanks Qatar for combating terrorism

UAE raise alarm on alleged interception of its aircraft by Qatar In a major balancing act US President Donald Trump has praised Qatar's efforts to...
UN criticise Saudi Arabia for human rights violations in Yemen

UN criticise Saudi Arabia for human rights violations in Yemen

Iran is also criticised for supplying arms to Houthis Saudi Arabia,has once again come under pressure for its human right violations in its campaign against...
Two held for allegedly trying to sell Kerala women as sex-slave to IS

Two held for allegedly trying to sell Kerala women as sex-slave to IS

The woman accused that she had been plotted by her husband, Mohamed Riyaz, who hatched the conspiracy to sell her wife to the Islamic...
Khamenei: US, Israel, Saudi Arabia and MKO were responsible for violent protests

Khamenei: US, Israel, Saudi Arabia and MKO were responsible for violent protests

Iran’s top leadership believes that the recent violent protests in Iran were the result of the coordinated efforts of a “triangle” having US-Israel at...
Egypt: former PM withdraws from Presidential contest

Egypt: former PM withdraws from Presidential contest

The second term for Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, as Egyptian President has been ensured by forcing former PM Ahmed Shafik to withdraw from Presidential elections...
India to ferry Haj pilgrims to Jeddah via sea route: Naqvi

India to ferry Haj pilgrims to Jeddah via sea route: Naqvi

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has also confirmed that Muslim women in India can now travel for Haj, without a ‘Mehram’ (male guardian). Signing the...
MBS effect: 11 protesting princes arrested in Saudi Arabia

MBS effect: 11 protesting princes arrested in Saudi Arabia

Austerity measures force govt to stop paying utility bills for royals In a development indicating severe division within royals in Saudi Arabia, eleven princes were...
Saudi Arabia calls Nawaz Sharif to Riyadh for consultation

Saudi Arabia calls Nawaz Sharif to Riyadh for consultation

Turkish PM mediates between royal court and Sharif family In another development Saudi Arabia’s growing role in Pakistan’s politics was evident when ousted prime minister...
Pro and anti-government protests in Tehran and other cities -

Pro and anti-government protests in Tehran and other cities

In a rare development in Iran, Tehran and several other cities have witnessed anti and pro government protests during last three days. Thousands of...
Khamenei alleges US support terrorists and authoritarian regimes in Middle East

Khamenei alleges US support terrorists and authoritarian regimes in Middle East

Russia has earlier alleged US for imparting training to terrorists in Syria A day after Russian military top brass alleged US for imparting training to...
Saudi Aircraft picks Shahbaz Sharif for important meetings

Saudi Aircraft picks Shahbaz Sharif for important meetings

US proxy Saudi Arabia plays important role, admits PML-N leader In another big brotherly act, Saudi Arabia suddenly sent a special aircraft to Lahore to...
Bahrain against challenging US over Jerusalem move

Bahrain against challenging US over Jerusalem move

At a time when most of the countries were preparing to vote against Trump’s Jerusalem move at UN General Assembly in New York on...
Iran alleges US complicity in Saudi-led war crimes in Yemen

Iran alleges US complicity in Saudi-led war crimes in Yemen

Foreign minister Javad Zarif responds to US envoy at UN allegations Responding to US allegations of supplying weapons to Yemen’s  Houthi Ansurallah fighters, Iran’s Foreign...
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US-led coalition kills 23 civilians in eastern Syria

Coalition was not invited by Damascus, has no US mandate The US-led international coalition has killed 23 civilians in a village of al-Jurze Sharqi in...
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Now Israel want Saudi Crown Prince MBS to visit Tel Aviv

Arab monarchs apprehensive of public ire In another step forward in Saudi Arabia-Israel relations, the Israel’s Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz want Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed...
Pervez Musharraf

Gen Musharraf claims of leading “big initiative” to resolve Kashmir issue

Suggests Islamabad to support Saudi Arabia, UAE on Qatar crisis Pakistan’s former President Gen Pervez Musharraf has claimed of beginning work for resolving Kashmir issue...
Saudi Arabia and Egypt gave prior consent for Trump’s Jerusalem move

Saudi Arabia and Egypt gave prior consent for Trump’s Jerusalem move

Arab rulers keep public emotions under check The revelation by Israel TV of prior consent of Saudi Arabia and Egypt for Trump’s Jerusalem move...
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Iran: President Rouhani puts conditions for resuming ties with Saudi Arabia

Stop bombing Yemen and cut alleged ties with Israel In a major breakthrough, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has conveyed his country’s readiness to restore ties...
Saudi Arabia: Anti Corruption campaign brings huge revenues

Saudi Arabia: Anti Corruption campaign brings huge revenues

In a swift move, Saudi Arabian authorities have successfully settled anti-corruption charges by levying heavy cost from most of the detained royal family members...
Trump to order Embassy shift to Jerusalem despite world community warning

Trump to order Embassy shift to Jerusalem despite world community warning

Most of friends and foes oppose the move US President Donald Trump is creating history on Wednesday when he formally recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital...
GCC Summit cuts short, delegates leave without any major breakthrough

GCC Summit cuts short, delegates leave without any major breakthrough

Saudi Arabia-UAE forms separate military-trade partnership In a fast moving development in Middle East, the much awaited GCC summit was cut short by a day...
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Yemen: Houthi kills former President Saleh for ties with Saudi Arabia

A defeat of Riyadh-hatched plot, says Houthi leader The killing of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh at the hands of Ansarullah militias of Houthis...
Saudi unleash bombing on Yemen, Saleh’s fate not known

Saudi unleash bombing on Yemen, Saleh’s fate not known

Clashes between forces loyal to Saleh and Houthis escalates In the fast moving developments in the Yemen war, Saudi Arabia has unleashed a fresh wave...
Qatar Emir to attend GCC summit in Kuwait this week

Qatar Emir to attend GCC summit in Kuwait this week

May lead to crisis resolution if Saudi Arabia participates The diplomatic thaw in Middle East seems to be in the offing. Having faced six months...
UAE prevents former Egyptian PM Ahmed Shafiq to travel out

UAE prevents former Egyptian PM Ahmed Shafiq to travel out

Shafiq wants to contest presidential elections against Abdel Fattah el-Sisi In daylight interference in other’s affairs, former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq is facing uncertain...
Arab people differ Riyadh perspective on Palestine

Arab people differ Riyadh perspective on Palestine

Social media users support resistance and oppose “normalization” with Israel The rift between the policies of Saudi Arabia and Arabs on the streets was visible...
India struck a balancing act between Israel and Palestine at the UN

India struck a balancing act between Israel and Palestine at the UN

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement read out at the UN signals that India has not totally abandoned the aspirations of the people of Palestine ~By...

PM Modi favours Palestine to co-exist peacefully with Israel

India supports Palestinian nation building At a time when Saudi Arabia is pushing most of its regional allies for “normalizing” ties with Israel aiming to...
The Army is once again playing with fire in Pakistan

The Army is once again playing with fire in Pakistan

The Army’s role in first defying government orders to restore normalcy and then brokering peace with the protestors is a disturbing development in Pakistan ~By...
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Lebanon: Hariri defers his resignation after reaching Beirut

Promises to work with President Michel Aoun In a major turn-around development, Lebanese PM Saad al-Hariri has deferred his resignation, which he had suddenly announced...
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Hezbollah leader denounces Arab League for labelling terrorist

Hassan Nasrallah admits sending arms to Gaza and Syria Amid heightened tension in the Middle East between Saudi led Arab nations and Iran along with...
Saudi Arabia lead Arab nations in condemning Iran, Hezbollah

Saudi Arabia leads Arab nations in condemning Iran, Hezbollah

Arab League foreign ministers meet in Cairo to discuss Iranian threat to the region In a swift move Saudi Arabia has led Arab foreign ministers...
Palestinians to US: Don’t shut our mission, will cease all links with Washington

Palestinians to US: Don’t shut our mission, will cease all links with Washington

Saudis working to implement Israel-US plan in Palestine Palestinian officials have threatened to cease all communications with Trump administration if it closes down their diplomatic...
salman-and-hariri

France receives Lebanese PM Hariri in connivance with Saudi Arabia

The move is aimed to dissuade “hostage” notion The controversy surrounding Lebanese PM Saad Hariri’s freedom in Saudi Arabia seems to be staged as...
BBC Investigation Exposes US, UK, Saudis Protecting IS in Syria

BBC Investigation Exposes US, UK, Saudis Protecting IS in Syria

By Saeed Naqvi The BBC expose, with graphic visuals, is quite emphatic: the US and British led coalition forces enabled hundreds of IS jihadists escape...

Hariri avoids returning Beirut, to reach Paris and other capitals before arriving home

France invites to dispel notion of his detention in Saudi Arabia Amid political uncertainty in Lebanon, Prime Minister Saad Hariri has decided to travel from...
Putin: Relations with Turkey be considered fully restored

Putin: Relations with Turkey be considered fully restored

Erdogan describes Putin as “my friend” In a major breakthrough, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that ties between Moscow and Ankara may be considered...

UN pressure force Saudi Arabia to reopen Yemeni ports

Houthis threatened to hit Saudi warships and oil tankers on Sunday Succumbing to global pressure on its inhuman siege against war torn Yemen, Saudi Arabia...

Saad Hariri: I am free in Saudi Arabia, will return to Lebanon soon

Lebanese people believe something is wrong, says analyst In a dramatic move, Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri said on Sunday that he “gave a positive...

A crisis is brewing in the Middle East and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman...

By Seema Guha Is Saudi Arabia about to implode? Can ambitious Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s audacious plans that have shaken up Saudi Arabia’s staid...
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Lebanon PM Hariri’s detention in Saudi Arabia seems confirmed

Hariri’s resignation from foreign land is shameful act for Lebanese people It is now confirmed that Lebanese PM Saad Hariri is in illegal custody of...

War of words sharpens between Hezbollah and Saudi rulers

US adopts Saudi policy on Lebanon Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah has declared that Lebanese Prime Minister Sa’ad Hariri is currently being detained in Saudi...
Israel supports Saudi war mongering against Iran, Hezbollah

Israel supports Saudi war mongering against Iran, Hezbollah

Israeli envoys asked to ramp up international pressure after Hariri resignation The growing coordination between Saudi Arabia and Israel for triggering a desired war in...
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Lebanon’s former PM Hariri arrives in Abu Dhabi

Sa’ad Hariri avoids returning home citing security concern In the fast moving developments in the Middle East, Lebanon’s former Prime Minister Saad Hariri has...
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Saudi Arabia hindering UN humanitarian aid to Yemen

Houthis display domestically manufactured missiles The Saudi Arabia led air and sea blockade of Yemen after Saturday’s ballistic missile attack by Houthi fighters at Riyadh...
Saudi Arabia denounces Iran for supplying missiles to Yemen’s Houthis

Saudi Arabia denounces Iran for supplying missiles to Yemen’s Houthis

Iran denies Riyadh’s allegations  Saudi Arabia has denounced Iran for Saturday’s Yemen’s Houthis firing of a ballistic missile towards Riyadh citing evidence that Tehran was behind the...

Syria is fighting war against Wahabism, says Ambassador

Officers from US, UK, Turkey and Israel are helping terror groups, he alleges Exclusive interview with APN ~By M. Ahmad Kazmi Syria has been engaged in war...
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Saudi Arabia: dozens of princes, ministers detained in anti-graft campaign

Muhammed bin Salman grips power in a sweeping action Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman, in a major crackdown against suspected dissident elements within...
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Yemen’s Houthi attack Saudi Arabia’s Capital airport

Riyadh claims of intercepting missile before reaching target Saudi Arabia has claimed to have intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile near Riyadh’s King Khaled international...
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Qatar Crisis: Bahraini King Al-Khalifa deteriorates situation

Manama not to participate in meetings attended by Doha, says the King Amid Qatari emir’s allegations against Saudi Arabia’s desire for “regime change,” Bahraini King...
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Qatar’s emir: Saudi Arabia want “regime change”

Ready for direct talks for resolving the crisis, says emir Qatar’s ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has accused the Saudi-led quartet of seeking...
Qatar emir reveals Trump’s mediation plan with neighbours

Qatar emir reveals Trump’s mediation plan with neighbours

Rex Tillerson diplomacy failed on the crisis In an interesting turn in the Qatar crisis, especially after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to...
Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to humanoid robot

Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to humanoid robot

In a major effort to shed its conservative image, Saudi Arabia Vision 2030 of Crown Prince Mohammed bin-Salman has taken centre stage. Hundreds of...
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Vision 2030: Saudi Crown Prince Unveils Dream City Project

This place is not for conventional people Pushing ahead his Vision 2030, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has unveiled plan to float the...
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Saudi to destroy extremist ideology and return to moderate Islam

We will destroy them today and immediately, says Crown Prince In a major development in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman...
Tillerson Thani

US efforts fail to convince Saudi rulers for direct talks with Qatar

Tillerson participates in Saudi Arabia-Iraq Coordination meeting in Riyadh The US mediation efforts have failed to convince Saudi rulers to begin direct talks for...
Russia, US sell advance weapons to Saudi Arabia

Russia, US sell advance weapons to Saudi Arabia

King Salman tries to balance ties by visiting Moscow In a major shift towards Russia, Saudi Arabia has agreed to sign a $3bn weapons deal...
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Globalization Of Terror: Syrian Intelligence Sheds Light On Rohingya Exodus

By Saeed Naqvi Evidence of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state since the 7th century is not accompanied by a narrative of harmony with the Buddhist...
Saudi Women to Get Driving License Soon

Saudi Women to Get Driving License Soon

Kingdom is the last country to permit women driving Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has finally signed a decree easing restrictions on women driving...
Saudi clerics spread hatred against Shias through social media, textbooks: Human Rights Watch

Saudi clerics spread hatred against Shias through social media, textbooks: Human Rights Watch

An HRW report states that Saudi clerics used derogatory statements against Shias even in state-sanctioned religious edicts and schoolbooks A report compiled by the Human...
Prince Abdul Aziz, two prominent clerics among 20 arrested in Saudi Arabia

Prince Abdul Aziz, two prominent clerics among 20 arrested in Saudi Arabia

Crushing opposition in the kingdom continues In a bid to safeguard the “kingdom” Saudi security forces have reportedly arrested some twenty political opponents including Prince...
Trump calls Saudi Arabia to resolve Qatar crisis

Trump calls Saudi Arabia to resolve Qatar crisis

Analysts; Qatar’s friendly moves towards Iran worries US A sense of losing a friend in the troubled gulf was considered to be affecting White House...
Iran Asks Saudi Arabia to Stop Supporting Terrorists in Yemen

Iran Asks Saudi Arabia to Stop Supporting Terrorists in Yemen

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has expressed desire to resolve issues with Saudi Arabia “through dialogue” if Riyadh stops backing terrorists in Yemen. Rouhani was quoted...
Qatar to send its Ambassador to Iran

Qatar to send its Ambassador to Iran

Doha rejects Riyadh’s hegemony Amid ongoing diplomatic crisis with Saudi led quartet, Qatar has decided to return its Ambassador to Tehran for strengthening its ties...
Syria Urges UN to Stop Civilian Killings by US-led Coalition

Syria Urges UN to Stop Civilian Killings by US-led Coalition

Alleges use of phosphorous bombs in Raqqa The Syrian government has called UN to halt the US led coalition’s repeated attacks on its civilians during...
Saudi Arabia: Qatar Not Allowing Riyadh for Lifting Hajj Pilgrims

Saudi Arabia: Qatar Not Allowing Riyadh for Lifting Hajj Pilgrims

Experts believe crisis far from over Saudi Arabia, which led three other countries in severing ties with Qatar in early June this year, is now...

Qatar: Saudi led quartet’s pressure tactics failed

Alleges Riyadh and Abu Dhabi for supporting terrorism A senior Qatari official has claimed that the “Saudi Arabia led quartet of boycotters” have failed to...
Qatar opens Doors for 80 Countries

Qatar opens Doors for 80 Countries

Indians may obtain 30-day visa waiver on arrival In a bid to relax its isolation after Saudi Arabia led quartet severed their diplomatic, business and...
Israel to close Aljazeera bureau in Jerusalem

Israel to close Aljazeera bureau in Jerusalem

Journalist bodies outcry against Tel Aviv Qatar based Aljazeera TV network is now facing closure of its bureau in Jerusalem by Israeli authorities for its...

Yemen Plagued With Worst Humanitarian Crisis: World Bodies

Sixty percent population facing famine In a rare gesture towards the war torn Yemeni people, the victims of US supported Saudi Arabia led coalition’s ongoing...
Drastic Decline in Indian Workers Emigrating to Gulf Countries

Drastic Decline in Indian Workers Emigrating to Gulf Countries

Balance of Payments Affected Amid declining economies with ongoing wars and political turmoil in most of the Middle East, India has recorded a 34.6 per...
Qatar Polite But Tough to Protect Sovereignty

Qatar Polite But Tough to Protect Sovereignty

Now Saudi Arabia welcomes Qataris for pilgrimage The Qatar crisis seems to continue quite long amid Doha’s tough but polite attitude. The Saudi Arabia led...
US officials; UAE orchestrated Qatar crisis

US officials; UAE orchestrated Qatar crisis

Abu Dhabi denies involvement The conspiracy behind the ongoing Qatar crisis seems to be uncovered. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) orchestrated the hacking of Qatari...
Qatar crisis not to be resolved soon, say both sides

Qatar crisis not to be resolved soon, say both sides

French Foreign Minister visits the region Despite the ongoing shuttle diplomacy from Western countries, the Qatar crisis seems set to continue for long. The UAE...
Trump hides himself in the White House

Trump hides himself in the White House

The US President seems to be staying away from public gaze while weathering the storm over his son’s meeting with a Russian attorney The...
Jared Kushner

Trump face another trouble for Kushner’s act

Conflict of interests causing trouble at white House Here is another shocker for the business tycoon-turned-President Donald Trump. At a time when relations between his...
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Qatar to airlift 4,000 cows to feed its children

Largest livestock airlifting in history Qatar is working to manage its milk supplies by airlifting thousands of dairy cows from Germany, US and Australia...

Qatar Crisis; European Leaders urge for de-escalation

Qatar response handed over Kuwait’s Emir Leaders of major European countries have urged both sides of the diplomatic standoff, Qatar and rival Saudi Arabia led...
Saudi Arabia extends ultimatum, Qatar remains reluctant

Saudi Arabia extends ultimatum, Qatar remains reluctant

Internal Crisis forces Saudis to punish Doha By Abu Turab The US supported Kuwait’s mediation for resolving crisis between Saudi Arabia plus three allies and Qatar...
Origin Of Saudi-Qatar Spat: What Lies In The Future

Origin Of Saudi-Qatar Spat: What Lies In The Future

By Saeed Naqvi The western media, which was shy of mentioning the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) as a threat to the Saudi regime, has now started...
The Last Friday of Ramzan marred with bloody attacks, rallies against Israel

The Last Friday of Ramzan marred with bloody attacks, rallies against Israel

Suicide bomber explodes in Makkah The last Friday of Ramzan, the fasting month for the Muslim world was wrecked with bloody incidents, marked with a...
Indians in Saudi Arabia to be hit by “dependent tax”

Indians in Saudi Arabia to be hit by “dependent tax”

Falling economy forces Riyadh to impose new taxes The Saudi government, faced with growing economic crisis due to low oil prices, war against Yemen, providing...
Jet Airways

Jet Airways awards free lifetime travel pass

Baby born over Arabian Sea Can you imagine an International Airline welcome you on board to any of its flights worldwide free of cost all...
Western Arms And Islamic Terrorism: An Endless Spiral

Western Arms And Islamic Terrorism: An Endless Spiral

~By Saeed Naqvi “Udhar rakeeb, idhar hum bulaye jaate hain Ki daana daal ke murghe laraye jaate hain” (I am invited, so is my enemy – at...
De-escalation begins in Saudi Qatar crisis

De-escalation begins in Saudi Qatar crisis

US sells F-15 fighters, Turkey, Iran supply food The Saudi-Qatar crisis is turning in Doha’s favor with signing of fresh F-15 fighter deal between...
US officials busy limiting damage from Trump’s Qatar tweets

US officials busy limiting damage from Trump’s Qatar tweets

Qatar says ties with Islamists were known to US establishment By Abu Turab President Donald Trump’s recent spree of tweets alleging Qatar for supporting terrorism...
Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt snap ties with Qatar

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt snap ties with Qatar

The move comes as a major shock in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia has also accused Qatar of supporting terrorists Saudi Arabia, the United...
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Trump refuses to meet Nawaz Sharif in Riyadh

Earlier, the Pakistan Foreign Office had said Sharif will meet the US President in Saudi Arabia. Despite the push from Saudi Arabia, US President Donald...
Iran, Saudi Arabia tensions grow with Trump visit

Iran, Saudi Arabia tensions grow with Trump visit

Tehran tells Trump to ask Riyadh for help in preventing another 9/11 By Abu Turab West Asia seems to be on the road to confrontation on...
Donald Trump

India a victim of terror: Trump

Departing from usual rhetoric, US president casts terror as “battle between good and evil”, not a fight between Islam and West United States president Donald...
Tips For Trump As He Meets Muslim Leaders in Riyadh

Tips For Trump As He Meets Muslim Leaders in Riyadh

By Saeed Naqvi On May 21, Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Sultan has organized a Muslim Jamboree for President Trump. He will thereby attempt...
Trump visit is to strengthen Israel against Iran: Tillerson

Trump visit is to strengthen Israel against Iran: Tillerson

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Iran has destabilized the Middle East By Abu Turab US President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia is aimed...
Coming soon, a new Trump version: A friend of Saudi Arabia

Coming soon, a new Trump version: A friend of Saudi Arabia

Reports said the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has allocated $ 68 million for preparations to host Trump. Abu Turab US President Donald Trump, who is known...
Pakistan: Caught in the Iran vs Saudi Arabia great game

Pakistan: Caught in the Iran vs Saudi Arabia great game

Sunni groups in Pakistan have been harassing and abducting Shias, heading to and from Iran, for quite some time. By Abu Turab In a rare show...
NSG commandos during the Lucknow anti-terror operation

Lucknow encounter alarm bell for Indian agencies

Government and populace must sit up and take note of growing radicalisation of youth The recent encounter between the police and suspected Islamic State (IS)...
Passport of the deceased

Ghazipur villager arrives home dead from Saudi Arabia

By Gyanendra, APN, Ghazipur The body of Tapak Singh Kushwaha of Mania village of Ghazipur district was received by his family and friends at Varanasi...
DETENTE? Relations between Iranian president Hassan Rouhani and King Salman of Saudi Arabia (right) are showing signs of improvement over a year after the Hajj tragedy that claimed 4,700 lives

Saudi-Iran ice cap shows signs of thaw

Quiet diplomacy on to bring the two warring countries closer By Abu Turab The advent of Donald Trump as the 45th President of United States has...
India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world: PM Modi

India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world: PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi, while addressing business leaders in Riyadh, said Indian economy is at a very advantageous position because of large young population, demographic...

'Saudi Arabia' - 100 News Results

Trump thanks Qatar for combating terrorism

Trump thanks Qatar for combating terrorism

UAE raise alarm on alleged interception of its aircraft by Qatar In a major balancing act US President Donald Trump has praised Qatar's efforts to...
UN criticise Saudi Arabia for human rights violations in Yemen

UN criticise Saudi Arabia for human rights violations in Yemen

Iran is also criticised for supplying arms to Houthis Saudi Arabia,has once again come under pressure for its human right violations in its campaign against...
Two held for allegedly trying to sell Kerala women as sex-slave to IS

Two held for allegedly trying to sell Kerala women as sex-slave to IS

The woman accused that she had been plotted by her husband, Mohamed Riyaz, who hatched the conspiracy to sell her wife to the Islamic...
Khamenei: US, Israel, Saudi Arabia and MKO were responsible for violent protests

Khamenei: US, Israel, Saudi Arabia and MKO were responsible for violent protests

Iran’s top leadership believes that the recent violent protests in Iran were the result of the coordinated efforts of a “triangle” having US-Israel at...
Egypt: former PM withdraws from Presidential contest

Egypt: former PM withdraws from Presidential contest

The second term for Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, as Egyptian President has been ensured by forcing former PM Ahmed Shafik to withdraw from Presidential elections...
India to ferry Haj pilgrims to Jeddah via sea route: Naqvi

India to ferry Haj pilgrims to Jeddah via sea route: Naqvi

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has also confirmed that Muslim women in India can now travel for Haj, without a ‘Mehram’ (male guardian). Signing the...
MBS effect: 11 protesting princes arrested in Saudi Arabia

MBS effect: 11 protesting princes arrested in Saudi Arabia

Austerity measures force govt to stop paying utility bills for royals In a development indicating severe division within royals in Saudi Arabia, eleven princes were...
Saudi Arabia calls Nawaz Sharif to Riyadh for consultation

Saudi Arabia calls Nawaz Sharif to Riyadh for consultation

Turkish PM mediates between royal court and Sharif family In another development Saudi Arabia’s growing role in Pakistan’s politics was evident when ousted prime minister...
Pro and anti-government protests in Tehran and other cities -

Pro and anti-government protests in Tehran and other cities

In a rare development in Iran, Tehran and several other cities have witnessed anti and pro government protests during last three days. Thousands of...
Khamenei alleges US support terrorists and authoritarian regimes in Middle East

Khamenei alleges US support terrorists and authoritarian regimes in Middle East

Russia has earlier alleged US for imparting training to terrorists in Syria A day after Russian military top brass alleged US for imparting training to...
Saudi Aircraft picks Shahbaz Sharif for important meetings

Saudi Aircraft picks Shahbaz Sharif for important meetings

US proxy Saudi Arabia plays important role, admits PML-N leader In another big brotherly act, Saudi Arabia suddenly sent a special aircraft to Lahore to...
Bahrain against challenging US over Jerusalem move

Bahrain against challenging US over Jerusalem move

At a time when most of the countries were preparing to vote against Trump’s Jerusalem move at UN General Assembly in New York on...
Iran alleges US complicity in Saudi-led war crimes in Yemen

Iran alleges US complicity in Saudi-led war crimes in Yemen

Foreign minister Javad Zarif responds to US envoy at UN allegations Responding to US allegations of supplying weapons to Yemen’s  Houthi Ansurallah fighters, Iran’s Foreign...
syria

US-led coalition kills 23 civilians in eastern Syria

Coalition was not invited by Damascus, has no US mandate The US-led international coalition has killed 23 civilians in a village of al-Jurze Sharqi in...
Israel-PM-with-minister

Now Israel want Saudi Crown Prince MBS to visit Tel Aviv

Arab monarchs apprehensive of public ire In another step forward in Saudi Arabia-Israel relations, the Israel’s Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz want Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed...
Pervez Musharraf

Gen Musharraf claims of leading “big initiative” to resolve Kashmir issue

Suggests Islamabad to support Saudi Arabia, UAE on Qatar crisis Pakistan’s former President Gen Pervez Musharraf has claimed of beginning work for resolving Kashmir issue...
Saudi Arabia and Egypt gave prior consent for Trump’s Jerusalem move

Saudi Arabia and Egypt gave prior consent for Trump’s Jerusalem move

Arab rulers keep public emotions under check The revelation by Israel TV of prior consent of Saudi Arabia and Egypt for Trump’s Jerusalem move...
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Iran: President Rouhani puts conditions for resuming ties with Saudi Arabia

Stop bombing Yemen and cut alleged ties with Israel In a major breakthrough, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has conveyed his country’s readiness to restore ties...
Saudi Arabia: Anti Corruption campaign brings huge revenues

Saudi Arabia: Anti Corruption campaign brings huge revenues

In a swift move, Saudi Arabian authorities have successfully settled anti-corruption charges by levying heavy cost from most of the detained royal family members...
Trump to order Embassy shift to Jerusalem despite world community warning

Trump to order Embassy shift to Jerusalem despite world community warning

Most of friends and foes oppose the move US President Donald Trump is creating history on Wednesday when he formally recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital...
GCC Summit cuts short, delegates leave without any major breakthrough

GCC Summit cuts short, delegates leave without any major breakthrough

Saudi Arabia-UAE forms separate military-trade partnership In a fast moving development in Middle East, the much awaited GCC summit was cut short by a day...
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Yemen: Houthi kills former President Saleh for ties with Saudi Arabia

A defeat of Riyadh-hatched plot, says Houthi leader The killing of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh at the hands of Ansarullah militias of Houthis...
Saudi unleash bombing on Yemen, Saleh’s fate not known

Saudi unleash bombing on Yemen, Saleh’s fate not known

Clashes between forces loyal to Saleh and Houthis escalates In the fast moving developments in the Yemen war, Saudi Arabia has unleashed a fresh wave...
Qatar Emir to attend GCC summit in Kuwait this week

Qatar Emir to attend GCC summit in Kuwait this week

May lead to crisis resolution if Saudi Arabia participates The diplomatic thaw in Middle East seems to be in the offing. Having faced six months...
UAE prevents former Egyptian PM Ahmed Shafiq to travel out

UAE prevents former Egyptian PM Ahmed Shafiq to travel out

Shafiq wants to contest presidential elections against Abdel Fattah el-Sisi In daylight interference in other’s affairs, former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq is facing uncertain...
Arab people differ Riyadh perspective on Palestine

Arab people differ Riyadh perspective on Palestine

Social media users support resistance and oppose “normalization” with Israel The rift between the policies of Saudi Arabia and Arabs on the streets was visible...
India struck a balancing act between Israel and Palestine at the UN

India struck a balancing act between Israel and Palestine at the UN

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement read out at the UN signals that India has not totally abandoned the aspirations of the people of Palestine ~By...

PM Modi favours Palestine to co-exist peacefully with Israel

India supports Palestinian nation building At a time when Saudi Arabia is pushing most of its regional allies for “normalizing” ties with Israel aiming to...
The Army is once again playing with fire in Pakistan

The Army is once again playing with fire in Pakistan

The Army’s role in first defying government orders to restore normalcy and then brokering peace with the protestors is a disturbing development in Pakistan ~By...
hariri

Lebanon: Hariri defers his resignation after reaching Beirut

Promises to work with President Michel Aoun In a major turn-around development, Lebanese PM Saad al-Hariri has deferred his resignation, which he had suddenly announced...
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Hezbollah leader denounces Arab League for labelling terrorist

Hassan Nasrallah admits sending arms to Gaza and Syria Amid heightened tension in the Middle East between Saudi led Arab nations and Iran along with...
Saudi Arabia lead Arab nations in condemning Iran, Hezbollah

Saudi Arabia leads Arab nations in condemning Iran, Hezbollah

Arab League foreign ministers meet in Cairo to discuss Iranian threat to the region In a swift move Saudi Arabia has led Arab foreign ministers...
Palestinians to US: Don’t shut our mission, will cease all links with Washington

Palestinians to US: Don’t shut our mission, will cease all links with Washington

Saudis working to implement Israel-US plan in Palestine Palestinian officials have threatened to cease all communications with Trump administration if it closes down their diplomatic...
salman-and-hariri

France receives Lebanese PM Hariri in connivance with Saudi Arabia

The move is aimed to dissuade “hostage” notion The controversy surrounding Lebanese PM Saad Hariri’s freedom in Saudi Arabia seems to be staged as...
BBC Investigation Exposes US, UK, Saudis Protecting IS in Syria

BBC Investigation Exposes US, UK, Saudis Protecting IS in Syria

By Saeed Naqvi The BBC expose, with graphic visuals, is quite emphatic: the US and British led coalition forces enabled hundreds of IS jihadists escape...

Hariri avoids returning Beirut, to reach Paris and other capitals before arriving home

France invites to dispel notion of his detention in Saudi Arabia Amid political uncertainty in Lebanon, Prime Minister Saad Hariri has decided to travel from...
Putin: Relations with Turkey be considered fully restored

Putin: Relations with Turkey be considered fully restored

Erdogan describes Putin as “my friend” In a major breakthrough, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that ties between Moscow and Ankara may be considered...

UN pressure force Saudi Arabia to reopen Yemeni ports

Houthis threatened to hit Saudi warships and oil tankers on Sunday Succumbing to global pressure on its inhuman siege against war torn Yemen, Saudi Arabia...

Saad Hariri: I am free in Saudi Arabia, will return to Lebanon soon

Lebanese people believe something is wrong, says analyst In a dramatic move, Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri said on Sunday that he “gave a positive...

A crisis is brewing in the Middle East and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman...

By Seema Guha Is Saudi Arabia about to implode? Can ambitious Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s audacious plans that have shaken up Saudi Arabia’s staid...
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Lebanon PM Hariri’s detention in Saudi Arabia seems confirmed

Hariri’s resignation from foreign land is shameful act for Lebanese people It is now confirmed that Lebanese PM Saad Hariri is in illegal custody of...

War of words sharpens between Hezbollah and Saudi rulers

US adopts Saudi policy on Lebanon Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah has declared that Lebanese Prime Minister Sa’ad Hariri is currently being detained in Saudi...
Israel supports Saudi war mongering against Iran, Hezbollah

Israel supports Saudi war mongering against Iran, Hezbollah

Israeli envoys asked to ramp up international pressure after Hariri resignation The growing coordination between Saudi Arabia and Israel for triggering a desired war in...
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Lebanon’s former PM Hariri arrives in Abu Dhabi

Sa’ad Hariri avoids returning home citing security concern In the fast moving developments in the Middle East, Lebanon’s former Prime Minister Saad Hariri has...
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Saudi Arabia hindering UN humanitarian aid to Yemen

Houthis display domestically manufactured missiles The Saudi Arabia led air and sea blockade of Yemen after Saturday’s ballistic missile attack by Houthi fighters at Riyadh...
Saudi Arabia denounces Iran for supplying missiles to Yemen’s Houthis

Saudi Arabia denounces Iran for supplying missiles to Yemen’s Houthis

Iran denies Riyadh’s allegations  Saudi Arabia has denounced Iran for Saturday’s Yemen’s Houthis firing of a ballistic missile towards Riyadh citing evidence that Tehran was behind the...

Syria is fighting war against Wahabism, says Ambassador

Officers from US, UK, Turkey and Israel are helping terror groups, he alleges Exclusive interview with APN ~By M. Ahmad Kazmi Syria has been engaged in war...
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Saudi Arabia: dozens of princes, ministers detained in anti-graft campaign

Muhammed bin Salman grips power in a sweeping action Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman, in a major crackdown against suspected dissident elements within...
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Yemen’s Houthi attack Saudi Arabia’s Capital airport

Riyadh claims of intercepting missile before reaching target Saudi Arabia has claimed to have intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile near Riyadh’s King Khaled international...
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Qatar Crisis: Bahraini King Al-Khalifa deteriorates situation

Manama not to participate in meetings attended by Doha, says the King Amid Qatari emir’s allegations against Saudi Arabia’s desire for “regime change,” Bahraini King...
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Qatar’s emir: Saudi Arabia want “regime change”

Ready for direct talks for resolving the crisis, says emir Qatar’s ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has accused the Saudi-led quartet of seeking...
Qatar emir reveals Trump’s mediation plan with neighbours

Qatar emir reveals Trump’s mediation plan with neighbours

Rex Tillerson diplomacy failed on the crisis In an interesting turn in the Qatar crisis, especially after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to...
Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to humanoid robot

Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to humanoid robot

In a major effort to shed its conservative image, Saudi Arabia Vision 2030 of Crown Prince Mohammed bin-Salman has taken centre stage. Hundreds of...
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Vision 2030: Saudi Crown Prince Unveils Dream City Project

This place is not for conventional people Pushing ahead his Vision 2030, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has unveiled plan to float the...
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Saudi to destroy extremist ideology and return to moderate Islam

We will destroy them today and immediately, says Crown Prince In a major development in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman...
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US efforts fail to convince Saudi rulers for direct talks with Qatar

Tillerson participates in Saudi Arabia-Iraq Coordination meeting in Riyadh The US mediation efforts have failed to convince Saudi rulers to begin direct talks for...
Russia, US sell advance weapons to Saudi Arabia

Russia, US sell advance weapons to Saudi Arabia

King Salman tries to balance ties by visiting Moscow In a major shift towards Russia, Saudi Arabia has agreed to sign a $3bn weapons deal...
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Globalization Of Terror: Syrian Intelligence Sheds Light On Rohingya Exodus

By Saeed Naqvi Evidence of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state since the 7th century is not accompanied by a narrative of harmony with the Buddhist...
Saudi Women to Get Driving License Soon

Saudi Women to Get Driving License Soon

Kingdom is the last country to permit women driving Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has finally signed a decree easing restrictions on women driving...
Saudi clerics spread hatred against Shias through social media, textbooks: Human Rights Watch

Saudi clerics spread hatred against Shias through social media, textbooks: Human Rights Watch

An HRW report states that Saudi clerics used derogatory statements against Shias even in state-sanctioned religious edicts and schoolbooks A report compiled by the Human...
Prince Abdul Aziz, two prominent clerics among 20 arrested in Saudi Arabia

Prince Abdul Aziz, two prominent clerics among 20 arrested in Saudi Arabia

Crushing opposition in the kingdom continues In a bid to safeguard the “kingdom” Saudi security forces have reportedly arrested some twenty political opponents including Prince...
Trump calls Saudi Arabia to resolve Qatar crisis

Trump calls Saudi Arabia to resolve Qatar crisis

Analysts; Qatar’s friendly moves towards Iran worries US A sense of losing a friend in the troubled gulf was considered to be affecting White House...
Iran Asks Saudi Arabia to Stop Supporting Terrorists in Yemen

Iran Asks Saudi Arabia to Stop Supporting Terrorists in Yemen

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has expressed desire to resolve issues with Saudi Arabia “through dialogue” if Riyadh stops backing terrorists in Yemen. Rouhani was quoted...
Qatar to send its Ambassador to Iran

Qatar to send its Ambassador to Iran

Doha rejects Riyadh’s hegemony Amid ongoing diplomatic crisis with Saudi led quartet, Qatar has decided to return its Ambassador to Tehran for strengthening its ties...
Syria Urges UN to Stop Civilian Killings by US-led Coalition

Syria Urges UN to Stop Civilian Killings by US-led Coalition

Alleges use of phosphorous bombs in Raqqa The Syrian government has called UN to halt the US led coalition’s repeated attacks on its civilians during...
Saudi Arabia: Qatar Not Allowing Riyadh for Lifting Hajj Pilgrims

Saudi Arabia: Qatar Not Allowing Riyadh for Lifting Hajj Pilgrims

Experts believe crisis far from over Saudi Arabia, which led three other countries in severing ties with Qatar in early June this year, is now...

Qatar: Saudi led quartet’s pressure tactics failed

Alleges Riyadh and Abu Dhabi for supporting terrorism A senior Qatari official has claimed that the “Saudi Arabia led quartet of boycotters” have failed to...
Qatar opens Doors for 80 Countries

Qatar opens Doors for 80 Countries

Indians may obtain 30-day visa waiver on arrival In a bid to relax its isolation after Saudi Arabia led quartet severed their diplomatic, business and...
Israel to close Aljazeera bureau in Jerusalem

Israel to close Aljazeera bureau in Jerusalem

Journalist bodies outcry against Tel Aviv Qatar based Aljazeera TV network is now facing closure of its bureau in Jerusalem by Israeli authorities for its...

Yemen Plagued With Worst Humanitarian Crisis: World Bodies

Sixty percent population facing famine In a rare gesture towards the war torn Yemeni people, the victims of US supported Saudi Arabia led coalition’s ongoing...
Drastic Decline in Indian Workers Emigrating to Gulf Countries

Drastic Decline in Indian Workers Emigrating to Gulf Countries

Balance of Payments Affected Amid declining economies with ongoing wars and political turmoil in most of the Middle East, India has recorded a 34.6 per...
Qatar Polite But Tough to Protect Sovereignty

Qatar Polite But Tough to Protect Sovereignty

Now Saudi Arabia welcomes Qataris for pilgrimage The Qatar crisis seems to continue quite long amid Doha’s tough but polite attitude. The Saudi Arabia led...
US officials; UAE orchestrated Qatar crisis

US officials; UAE orchestrated Qatar crisis

Abu Dhabi denies involvement The conspiracy behind the ongoing Qatar crisis seems to be uncovered. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) orchestrated the hacking of Qatari...
Qatar crisis not to be resolved soon, say both sides

Qatar crisis not to be resolved soon, say both sides

French Foreign Minister visits the region Despite the ongoing shuttle diplomacy from Western countries, the Qatar crisis seems set to continue for long. The UAE...
Trump hides himself in the White House

Trump hides himself in the White House

The US President seems to be staying away from public gaze while weathering the storm over his son’s meeting with a Russian attorney The...
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Trump face another trouble for Kushner’s act

Conflict of interests causing trouble at white House Here is another shocker for the business tycoon-turned-President Donald Trump. At a time when relations between his...
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Qatar to airlift 4,000 cows to feed its children

Largest livestock airlifting in history Qatar is working to manage its milk supplies by airlifting thousands of dairy cows from Germany, US and Australia...

Qatar Crisis; European Leaders urge for de-escalation

Qatar response handed over Kuwait’s Emir Leaders of major European countries have urged both sides of the diplomatic standoff, Qatar and rival Saudi Arabia led...
Saudi Arabia extends ultimatum, Qatar remains reluctant

Saudi Arabia extends ultimatum, Qatar remains reluctant

Internal Crisis forces Saudis to punish Doha By Abu Turab The US supported Kuwait’s mediation for resolving crisis between Saudi Arabia plus three allies and Qatar...
Origin Of Saudi-Qatar Spat: What Lies In The Future

Origin Of Saudi-Qatar Spat: What Lies In The Future

By Saeed Naqvi The western media, which was shy of mentioning the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) as a threat to the Saudi regime, has now started...
The Last Friday of Ramzan marred with bloody attacks, rallies against Israel

The Last Friday of Ramzan marred with bloody attacks, rallies against Israel

Suicide bomber explodes in Makkah The last Friday of Ramzan, the fasting month for the Muslim world was wrecked with bloody incidents, marked with a...
Indians in Saudi Arabia to be hit by “dependent tax”

Indians in Saudi Arabia to be hit by “dependent tax”

Falling economy forces Riyadh to impose new taxes The Saudi government, faced with growing economic crisis due to low oil prices, war against Yemen, providing...
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Jet Airways awards free lifetime travel pass

Baby born over Arabian Sea Can you imagine an International Airline welcome you on board to any of its flights worldwide free of cost all...
Western Arms And Islamic Terrorism: An Endless Spiral

Western Arms And Islamic Terrorism: An Endless Spiral

~By Saeed Naqvi “Udhar rakeeb, idhar hum bulaye jaate hain Ki daana daal ke murghe laraye jaate hain” (I am invited, so is my enemy – at...
De-escalation begins in Saudi Qatar crisis

De-escalation begins in Saudi Qatar crisis

US sells F-15 fighters, Turkey, Iran supply food The Saudi-Qatar crisis is turning in Doha’s favor with signing of fresh F-15 fighter deal between...
US officials busy limiting damage from Trump’s Qatar tweets

US officials busy limiting damage from Trump’s Qatar tweets

Qatar says ties with Islamists were known to US establishment By Abu Turab President Donald Trump’s recent spree of tweets alleging Qatar for supporting terrorism...
Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt snap ties with Qatar

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt snap ties with Qatar

The move comes as a major shock in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia has also accused Qatar of supporting terrorists Saudi Arabia, the United...
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Trump refuses to meet Nawaz Sharif in Riyadh

Earlier, the Pakistan Foreign Office had said Sharif will meet the US President in Saudi Arabia. Despite the push from Saudi Arabia, US President Donald...
Iran, Saudi Arabia tensions grow with Trump visit

Iran, Saudi Arabia tensions grow with Trump visit

Tehran tells Trump to ask Riyadh for help in preventing another 9/11 By Abu Turab West Asia seems to be on the road to confrontation on...
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India a victim of terror: Trump

Departing from usual rhetoric, US president casts terror as “battle between good and evil”, not a fight between Islam and West United States president Donald...
Tips For Trump As He Meets Muslim Leaders in Riyadh

Tips For Trump As He Meets Muslim Leaders in Riyadh

By Saeed Naqvi On May 21, Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Sultan has organized a Muslim Jamboree for President Trump. He will thereby attempt...
Trump visit is to strengthen Israel against Iran: Tillerson

Trump visit is to strengthen Israel against Iran: Tillerson

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Iran has destabilized the Middle East By Abu Turab US President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia is aimed...
Coming soon, a new Trump version: A friend of Saudi Arabia

Coming soon, a new Trump version: A friend of Saudi Arabia

Reports said the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has allocated $ 68 million for preparations to host Trump. Abu Turab US President Donald Trump, who is known...
Pakistan: Caught in the Iran vs Saudi Arabia great game

Pakistan: Caught in the Iran vs Saudi Arabia great game

Sunni groups in Pakistan have been harassing and abducting Shias, heading to and from Iran, for quite some time. By Abu Turab In a rare show...
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Lucknow encounter alarm bell for Indian agencies

Government and populace must sit up and take note of growing radicalisation of youth The recent encounter between the police and suspected Islamic State (IS)...
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Ghazipur villager arrives home dead from Saudi Arabia

By Gyanendra, APN, Ghazipur The body of Tapak Singh Kushwaha of Mania village of Ghazipur district was received by his family and friends at Varanasi...
DETENTE? Relations between Iranian president Hassan Rouhani and King Salman of Saudi Arabia (right) are showing signs of improvement over a year after the Hajj tragedy that claimed 4,700 lives

Saudi-Iran ice cap shows signs of thaw

Quiet diplomacy on to bring the two warring countries closer By Abu Turab The advent of Donald Trump as the 45th President of United States has...
India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world: PM Modi

India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world: PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi, while addressing business leaders in Riyadh, said Indian economy is at a very advantageous position because of large young population, demographic...

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