Now, the deal is sealed. A nuclear agreement has been signed between Iran and a number of the most powerful nations of the world — five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany.
The report of the arrest of 431 suspected militants from 9 nationalities came as a relief. The arrests made over a period of time will go a long way to prevent further attacks on innocents.
No, it does not matter. Iran’s nuclear deal does not matter because deal or no deal the result at the end of the day is going to be the same.
The modern Middle East is passing through one of the most turbulent periods in its history.
A few days ago, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is also Saudi Arabia’s defense minister, flew to the United States aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), which is fourth of the USS Nimitz-class aircraft carriers.
It was not an easy task to hold one of the most demanding positions in one of the most strategically important and influential countries of the world for four long decades.
The terrorist attacks in Taif last week caught the hill city, known for its calmness, by surprise. Lately the region has witnessed unusual and brazen terror acts of suicide bombings and killings of innocent people.
The city of Taif is located just north of the southwestern part of Saudi Arabia. It is part of Makkah Province. It is located on the slopes of the Sarawat Mountains at an elevation of more than 6,000 feet above sea level.
Since the beginning of the so-called Arab Spring, I had an uneasy feeling about it. At that point in time, I could not describe that eerie feeling.
Before the advent of Ramadan every year, we read various reports doing the rounds in the media showing the number of hours that Muslims around the world would observe fasting in 24 hours.
A UK newspaper published a survey that stated: “workers of over 50 are four times less likely to pull a sickie than younger staff.”
The total number of Palestinian refugees is estimated at around five million. These refugees include those displaced from their ancestral lands in 1948 and their descendants. The number of Palestinian refugees is shockingly high.
During the holy month of Ramadan, the time for breaking the fast (Iftar) is not only considered a meal but it is the time when all members of a family sit together to enjoy these special moments.
The Minister of Islamic Affairs has issued directives for an investigation into the rantings of an Imam of a mosque in Asir, who condemned the Saudi actor Nasser Algassabi and accused him of heresy.
Omar Hassan Bashir has been the president of Sudan for the past 25 years. During the quarter of a century, Sudan faced many devastating issues.
Over the years, the word liberal (which by the way does not yet have an accurate Arabic translation) has become synonymous with anti-Islamic views.
A few years ago, many people in Al-Ahsa witnessed construction of huge buildings along Al-Ahsa Airport road. The name that was posted consisted of four letters.
Let us assume that voting is on to decide which country would host the next world up. Two candidates emerge as the top contenders in the fray, say Germany and France or Norway and Sweden.
During a recent casual meeting with US consul general in Dhahran Mike Hankey and the Consulate’s Public Affairs Officer, Donya Eldridge, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Scholarship Program came under discussion.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman last Wednesday in a clearly defined message said that “the right of the citizen is more important than any right”.