Al Arabiya News

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 ...


Why Sayed Qutb inspired Iran’s Khomeini and Khamenei

In August 29, 1966, Sayed Qutb, the leading member of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, was hanged to death, after he was convicted of plotting the assassination of Egyptian president Gamal Abdel ...


Back to the roots: Iraqi Jews want their citizenship reinstated

It appears that the issue of Jews of Iraqi descent demanding back their nationality has taken a new turn after an article by Israeli writer Jackie Khogi for Maariv newspaper revealed that Vice ...

Monday, Sep 3


John McCain funeral and the significance of political catharsis

Rarely has a runner-up for the US Presidency been accorded the kind of final farewell given to the late Senator John McCain on Saturday (September 1) at the Washington National Cathedral.


Will 75-year-old Joe Biden take on Trump in 2020?

Shortly after Joe Biden boarded a recent flight from Washington to New York, a string of passengers began stopping at his seat in coach to deliver some version of the same message: Run, Joe, run.

EXPLAINER: Rundown of the Libyan militias fighting in Tripoli’s deadly clashes

The Deterrence Force is led by Lieutenant Abdelraouf al-Kara and its headquarters is in the Mitiga Base. It follows the interior ministry of the national accord government. It participated in the ...


UN: Smugglers taking greater risks to cross Mediterranean and reach Europe

The U.N. refugee agency says people smugglers are taking greater risks to ferry their human cargo toward Europe as Libya's coast guard intercepts more and more boats carrying migrants, increasing ...


Life upended for those left off Indian citizenship list

Nimai Hajong remembers almost nothing of the hills of eastern Bangladesh where he was born more than half a century ago, having fled as a small child to India where he has lived as a refugee ever ...


Time is running out for Iran and its interests in Yemen

Amid these regional conflicts and the major changes in US position, time has become the key factor in determining victory, along with patience, wisdom, firmness and resolve. This is for the ...

Sunday, Sep 2


Satellite images show Iranian missile bases in Syria’s Wadi Jahannam

Satellite images have revealed that Iran is building new missile bases in Syria, most notably in Wadi Jahannam in Banyas west of Syria. The images taken by Image Sat International were released in ...


‘ER’ actress shot to death by California police during wellness check

South Pasadena police were called to the apartment of "ER" actress Vanessa Marquez on Thursday afternoon at the request of her landlord, who was concerned about her welfare. Less than two hours ...

Saturday, Sep 1


27 dead after days of clashes near Libya capital: ministry

At least 27 people have been killed and nearly 100 wounded in several days of fighting between rival militias near the Libyan capital, the health ministry said on Thursday. The clashes broke out ...


Is Khamenei’s army, IRGC reshuffle sign of possible military strike on Iran?

Retracing Arab footsteps: Lady Anne Blunt’s home in Saudi Arabia Retracing Arab footsteps: Saudi Arabia’s fossilized forests Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei reshuffle in the army and IRGC ...

Friday, Aug 31


Sources: Iran moves missiles to Iraq in warning to enemies


Iran has given ballistic missiles to Shi’ite proxies in Iraq and is developing the capacity to build more there to deter attacks on its interests in the Middle East and to give it the means to ...


Israel renews threat to attack Iran targets in Syria


Retracing Arab footsteps: Lady Anne Blunt’s home in Saudi Arabia Retracing Arab footsteps: Saudi Arabia’s fossilized forests A file photo of a presentation by Israeli prime minister during the ...


Police say Sara Netanyahu suspect in Israel corruption case


Retracing Arab footsteps: Lady Anne Blunt’s home in Saudi Arabia Retracing Arab footsteps: Saudi Arabia’s fossilized forests It was not immediately clear how Sara Netanyahu, who as the premier ...


Kashmir shuts down ahead of Supreme Court hearing


Retracing Arab footsteps: Lady Anne Blunt’s home in Saudi Arabia Retracing Arab footsteps: Saudi Arabia’s fossilized forests Srinagar residents said they were prevented from going out on the ...


De Mistura ‘ready to go to Idlib’ for humanitarian corridor


Retracing Arab footsteps: Lady Anne Blunt’s home in Saudi Arabia Retracing Arab footsteps: Saudi Arabia’s fossilized forests Staffan de Mistura offered Thursday to travel to Idlib to help ...