Saad Hariri unexpectedly resigned as Prime Minister of Lebanon this past Saturday, citing Iran’s influence in his country and across the Middle East, whilst also claiming he feared the same fate as late father, Rafik Hariri who was assassinated in 2005. His speech, which was broadcast from the Saudi Arabia, […]
This past Friday, a number of armed militants and 52 police officers and conscripts were killed during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in Egypt’s western desert. According to Egypt’s interior ministry, security forces had been following a lead to the hideout, which is believed to have housed eight […]
Speaking to reporters during a meeting of top military leaders at the White House on Thursday, US President Donald Trump cryptically spoke of a “calm before the storm” as he gestured to the people gathered around him. When asked to elaborate, President Trump would only say: “You’ll find out.” President […]
This past Monday—a day after U.S President Donald Trump tweeted out how he believed that diplomatic communications with North Korea are a “waste of time”—White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, defended the President’s weekend tweets, in a move serving to undermine Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s approach to the escalating […]
In a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency, Kim Jong-Un called US President, Donald Trump, “mentally deranged” and warned him that he would “pay dearly” for issuing threats to the regime during his maiden UN general assembly speech on Tuesday—in which he referred to Kim Jong-Un as “Rocket […]
Kenya’s Supreme Court has declared last month’s presidential election “invalid, null and void”. The verdict, which was announced on Friday and backed by four out of six judges.
North Korea is reported to have fired three short-range ballistic missile launches into the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan early on Saturday morning. The launching of the projectiles, off the country’s east coast, is said to have ended in failure.
This past Thursday, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a royal directive, effectively re-opening his kingdom’s only land border crossing with Qatar, allowing citizens from that country to attend this year’s Hajj pilgrimage. The move comes following a meeting between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Qatar’s Sheikh Abdullah bin […]
Qatar’s Foreign Minister publicly called on the UN to help resolve the ongoing Gulf crisis last Thursday and also accused Saudi Arabia of violating international law for blockading countries. This was discussed privately between Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The Qatari Foreign Minister appears to […]
This past Thursday, it was announced that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will fly to Kuwait on Monday, as part of an ongoing international effort to de-escalate tensions between the Saudi-led quartet of blockading countries (namely Egypt, the UAE, and Bahrain) and economically and politically isolated Qatar. Kuwait, which […]