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Wednesday, Nov 7


Saudi-Spanish marine military joint venture signed in Riyadh

Chairman of Saudi Military Industries Company Ahmed al-Khatib (L) and Navantia Chief Operating Officer Gonzalo Mateo-Guerrero Alcázar. (SPA). Wednesday, 7 November 2018. Text size A A A. The Saudi Military Industries Company (SAMI) and the…


Passengers refuse to fly on Indonesian plane carrying 'stinky' fruit cargo

While some consider it the "king of fruits", likening its creamy texture and intense aroma to blue cheese. (Shutterstock). AFP, Jakarta Wednesday, 7 November 2018. Text size A A A. A cargo of pungent durian fruit led an Indonesian plane to…

Sunday, Nov 4


Israel's US envoy says Turkey, Qatar attempting to 'ruin' Saudi-US relationship

During a panel discussion, he discussed Turkish and Qatari attempts at ruining Saudi Arabia's relationship with the United States. (File photo: Reuters). Staff writer, Al Arabiya English Sunday, 4 November 2018. Text size A A A ...

Saturday, Nov 3


Man-eating tiger shot dead in India after massive hunt

This handout photo released by the Maharashtra Forest Department on November 3, 2018 shows the dead body of the tiger known to hunters as T1 after being shot in the forests of India's Maharashtra state near Yavatmal. (AFP/MAHARASHTRA…

Sunday, Oct 28


What next after Netanyahu's visit to Muscat?


The nonchalant reactions of the Arab public and media over the Omani announcement that they will receive Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Muscat illustrates how much the region has changed from what it was in the past. Israeli…

Friday, Oct 26


At least 18 people, mostly children, die in flash flood in Jordan


A child survivor is helped as residents and relatives gather outside a hospital near the Dead Sea in Jordan on October 25, 2018. (Reuters). Reuters, Amman Thursday, 25 October 2018. Text size A A A ...

Thursday, Oct 25

Will Moscow host Syria-Israel peace talks?


Russian sources believe that Moscow would play the role of a peace mediator between Israel and Syria, benefitting from the current situation in the Middle East and the political status in both Damascus and Tel Aviv in the aftermath of the…

Sunday, Oct 21


Dozens of Houthis killed in strikes targeting gathering in Yemen's Hodeidah


Coalition aircraft also launched another raid targeting military reinforcements and militia positions west of Duraihemi. (File photo). Staff writer, Al Arabiya English Sunday, 21 October 2018. Text size A A A. The Arab Coalition launched a…

Saturday, Oct 20


KSRelief continue aid efforts to support Yemeni families in al-Mahra


These efforts come as part of Saudi Arabia's dedication to its values of helping people in need in Yemen. (Courtesy of: SPA). Staff Writer, Al Arabiya English Saturday, 20 October 2018. Text size A A A ...


'Swedish angel' who prevented Afghan man from deportation faces prosecution


The 21-year old Swedish woman who single handedly managed to stop an Afghani man from being deported back to Afghanistan in July might face persecution. (Screengrab). Staff Writer, Al Arabiya English Saturday, 20 October 2018. Text size A…

Wednesday, Oct 17


WEF report: Saudi Arabia tops the region in economic stability


The WEF report for 2018 gave Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait a full score in the macroeconomic stability index by 100 percent. (Supplied). Staff writer, Al Arabiya English Wednesday, 17 October 2018. Text size A A A ...

Sunday, Oct 14


Yemeni army launches effective operations in Saada


The Yemeni army operations were backed by airstrikes by the Arab coalition's fighter jets. (Supplied). Staff writer, Al Arabiya English Sunday, 14 October 2018. Text size A A A. The Yemeni national army, with the support of the Arab…

Friday, Oct 5


Saudi crown prince: 2019 budget above 1 trln riyals, amazing deal soon

Saudi Arabia's crown prince revealed said an amazing deal will be announced in the coming two weeks. (Supplied). Staff writer, Al Arabiya English Saturday, 6 October 2018. Text size A A A. In an interview with Bloomberg, Saudi Arabia's…

Wednesday, Oct 3


Helicopter jailbreak gangster Redoine Faid recaptured in France

Notorious French robber Redoine Faid was apprehended during the night in the Oise region north of Paris. (Supplied). AFP, Paris Wednesday, 3 October 2018. Text size A A A. A gangster who made a Hollywood-esque helicopter jailbreak has been…

Saturday, Sep 29


Russia FM says Moscow has already started delivery of S-300s to Syria


In a press conference at the United Nations on Friday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed that delivery of S-300s started to be delivered to Syria. (AFP). Staff writer, Al Arabiya English Saturday, 29 September 2018. Text…


'Many bodies' found after quake, tsunami hits Indonesia's Sulawesi island


Medical team members help patients outside a hospital after an earthquake and a tsunami hit Palu, on Sulawesi island on September 29, 2018. (AFP). Reuters, Jakarta Saturday, 29 September 2018. Text size A A A ...

Friday, Sep 28


WATCH: Who is Iraqi Tara Faris? Video surfaces showing moment she was killed


She was not a conventional 22-year-old Iraqi girl as she garnered fame on social media due to her bold videos and pictures she posts on Snapchat and Instagram in a conservative society, leaving her followers on social media divided between…

Saturday, Sep 22


Rouhani lashes out: 'Iran will defeat Trump just like it did Saddam'


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (C) delivers a speech as military commanders attend a parade marking the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88), in Tehran September 22, 2015. (Reuters). Agencies Saturday, 22 September 2018. Text size…

Thursday, Sep 20


Will Imran Khan's visit to Saudi Arabia further Pakistan's core interests?


As Prime Minister Imran Khan completes his visit to Saudi Arabia, it is seen as the initiation of a new foreign policy to further Pakistan's core national interests. Maintaining close strategic, military and economic ties since decades,…

Wednesday, Sep 19


Downing of the Russian aircraft: Who attacked whom?


Downing of the Russian Il-20 aircraft near Latakia and the death of all 15 people on board after it was shot down by the Syrian military exposes the complex picture in Syria. The incident exposes the depth that the Russian bear has dived…

Wednesday, Sep 12


Rockets fired at Libyan capital's only working airport, flights diverted


A Libyan Airlines flight was diverted to Misrata airport, some 200 kilometers east of the capital. (Supplied). AFP, Tripoli Wednesday, 12 September 2018. Text size A A A. Rockets were fired at the only working airport in the Libyan capital…

Thursday, Sep 6


Israel’s threat and the birth of Baghdad’s government

I think if the Iraqi parliamentary elections were to be held last year, Iran may have easily managed to impose a prime minister and a government. Fortunately for the Iraqis, the situation has ...

Wednesday, Sep 5


Nikki Haley says Trump to lead UN Security Council talks on Iran

US President Donald Trump plans to lead a meeting of the heads of state of the United Nations Security Council on Iran in late September, his envoy Nikki Haley announced Tuesday. With the United ...


Who was Hussein Dey, the Ottoman who ‘enabled’ France to annex Algeria?

Recently, the controversy in Algeria regarding the final days of the Ottoman rule of Algeria – which led to the rapid fall of the city in the hands of the French – has returned to the surface.

Iranian army experts, Hezbollah fighters killed in battle with Yemeni army

A number of Houthi leaders, Iranian experts, and Hezbollah fighters have been killed during battles in the last two days against the Yemeni army in the Marran district in Saada, according to a ...


Will the Iranian regime survive people pressure, differences among officials?

In an article for Al Arabiya in August, I explained that Iran stands on the brink of a revolution. I highlighted two realities in the country to justify this conclusion. Firstly, the people of ...


US envoy for Syria in Turkey for talks

The US envoy for Syria was in Ankara on Tuesday to discuss the latest developments in the war-torn country with Turkish officials as an offensive against rebel-held Idlib appeared imminent.

Tuesday, Sep 4


Jalaluddin Haqqani death: Who was the Taliban-affiliated militant leader?

The founder of the Haqqani network, one of Afghanistan's most effective and feared militant groups, has died after a long illness, their affiliates the Afghan Taliban announced Tuesday. Jalaluddin ...


Over 600 migrants rescued off Spain in one day

More than 600 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean on Monday as they attempted to make the perilous crossing to Spain, the coastguard said. While the overall number of migrants reaching ...


Duterte calls Hitler ‘insane’ in turnaround from previous remarks

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who once compared himself favorably to Adolf Hitler, paid a solemn visit to Israel's national Holocaust memorial on Monday, branding the Nazi leader "insane ...