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Trump needs to test Arab promises to fight terror - New York Post

Trump needs to test Arab promises to fight terrorNew York PostPresident Trump's Mideast trip produced a bevy of encouraging promises. And his speech was a rousing success, laying out what was at stake in fighting terror, both from Iran and jihadis like ISIS and al Qaeda. But now comes the hard part: getting Arab ...and more »

From Tehran to Riyadh - The News International

From Tehran to RiyadhThe News InternationalThe two developments that have come about in the Middle East in recent days – and sent mutually contradictory messages – are fraught with far-reaching implications for the region as well as the globe, including Pakistan. One is the re-election of ...and more »

Saudi King conveys condolences to Afghan Pres. after Kabul bombing - Kuwait News Agency

Saudi King conveys condolences to Afghan Pres. after Kabul bombingKuwait News AgencyJEDDAH, May 31 (KUNA) -- Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud sent a cable of condolences to President Ashraf Ghani, of Afghanistan, over the victims of the deadly bomb attack near the diplomatic zone in Kabul on Wednesday. He expressed shock ...and more »

A Response to Manchester - Lankaweb

A Response to ManchesterLankawebAccording to media reports, ISIL claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack, in the great city of Manchester, England. We do not know for sure if so called Muslims committed this terrorist attack but we should condemn all terrorist attacks no ...and more »

King meets with King Salman - Ammon News

King meets with King SalmanAmmon NewsAMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah met with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and discussed with him Jordanian-Saudi ties and current developments in the region. The two leaders voiced their pride in the level ...and more »

Watch: US official lost for words when asked question about Saudi Arabia - JerusalemOnline;

Watch: US official lost for words when asked question about Saudi Arabia - JerusalemOnline

JerusalemOnlineWatch: US official lost for words when asked question about Saudi ArabiaJerusalemOnlineStuart Jones, the Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Near East Affairs Bureau, was asked why the US has never criticized the elections in Saudi Arabia. This was followed by an excruciating 18-second silence. May 31, 2017, 5:17PM Omri Ariel ...and more »

A turning point for Iran? - Jordan Times

A turning point for Iran?Jordan TimesUS President Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia offered a rare glimpse into his emerging foreign policy agenda. It is now all but certain that the Trump administration will abstain from lecturing foreign leaders about their countries' democratic ...and more »

State Department Flak Reveals Key Pillar of Saudi Arabia's Dictatorship: U.S. Silence - AlterNet;

State Department Flak Reveals Key Pillar of Saudi Arabia's Dictatorship: U.S. Silence - AlterNet

AlterNetState Department Flak Reveals Key Pillar of Saudi Arabia's Dictatorship: U.S. SilenceAlterNetAsked about Iran's elections and Saudi Arabia's lack of them, Stuart Jones says a whole lot of nothing. By Jefferson Morley / AlterNet. May 31, 2017, 7:26 AM PDT. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Google+ Share to ...and more »

Gulf Arab row rattles Donald Trump's anti-Iran axis - Financial Express;

Gulf Arab row rattles Donald Trump's anti-Iran axis - Financial Express

Financial ExpressGulf Arab row rattles Donald Trump's anti-Iran axisFinancial ExpressJust 10 days after President Donald Trump called on Muslim countries to stand united against Iran, a public feud between Qatar and some of its Gulf Arab neighbours is jolting his attempt to tip the regional balance of power against Tehran. By: Reuters ...and more »

Letter: U.S. must watch influence of Russia, Iran - NorthJersey.com

Letter: U.S. must watch influence of Russia, IranNorthJersey.comDavid Ignatius is an experienced and astute observer of the Middle East. His excellent article, however, misses the key for dealing with the conflict – leadership. Both Syria and Iraq are failed states, and open to the developing influence from Russia ...and more »

Marc Thiessen: Trump's trip was his best week in office. Here's how he can repeat that success. - Salt Lake Tribune;

Marc Thiessen: Trump's trip was his best week in office. Here's how he can repeat that success. - Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake TribuneMarc Thiessen: Trump's trip was his best week in office. Here's how he can repeat that success.Salt Lake TribunePresident Donald Trump just returned from a foreign trip that was the single most successful eight-day stretch of his presidency. But almost as soon as he landed at Joint Base Andrews, he abandoned the approach that gave him his best week in office ...and more »

A ray of hope in Middle East - Telangana Today;

A ray of hope in Middle East - Telangana Today

Telangana TodayA ray of hope in Middle EastTelangana TodayDiplomacy has not been the strongest point of the Middle East's engagement with the world. This is why persuading President Donald Trump to begin his first foreign visit from Saudi Arabia is nothing short of a diplomatic coup. It is even more ...and more »

The elephant in the room - The Daily Star;

The elephant in the room - The Daily Star

The Daily StarThe elephant in the roomThe Daily StarAn image grab taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)'s al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIS fighters raising their weapons as they stand on a vehicle mounted with their trademark flag at ...and more »

Qatar Emir in Kuwait for talks on resolving GCC row - The National;

Qatar Emir in Kuwait for talks on resolving GCC row - The National

The NationalQatar Emir in Kuwait for talks on resolving GCC rowThe NationalAbu Dhabi // Qatar's emir arrived in Kuwait for talks with his counterpart Sheikh Sabah on Wednesday believed to be part of Kuwaiti mediation efforts aimed at bringing an end to the latest crisis to erupt among the GCC's three most powerful members.and more »

State Dept official stumped for 20 seconds when asked why US slams Iran but not Saudis - Daily Pakistan;

State Dept official stumped for 20 seconds when asked why US slams Iran but not Saudis - Daily Pakistan

Daily PakistanState Dept official stumped for 20 seconds when asked why US slams Iran but not SaudisDaily PakistanDuring a press conference about US President Donald Trump's recent trip to the Middle East, AFP journalist Dave Clark asked a department official why the US criticizes the Iranian elections and its record on democracy, but not Saudi Arabia.and more »

'Umm... Err...': Brutally Long Silence by Top US Diplomat Speaks Volumes About Saudi Democracy - Common Dreams;

'Umm... Err...': Brutally Long Silence by Top US Diplomat Speaks Volumes About Saudi Democracy - Common Dreams

Common Dreams'Umm... Err...': Brutally Long Silence by Top US Diplomat Speaks Volumes About Saudi DemocracyCommon Dreams"How do you characterize Saudi Arabia's commitment to democracy?" A good question that is apparently hard for U.S. officials to answer. by. Common Dreams staff. 0. Tweet. 0. Share. 0. Share. 32. Share. 0. Pin. 0. Mail. 0. Share. 0 Comments. Acting ...and more »

Saudi monarch receives Jordanian counterpart in Jeddah - Anadolu Agency;

Saudi monarch receives Jordanian counterpart in Jeddah - Anadolu Agency

Anadolu AgencySaudi monarch receives Jordanian counterpart in JeddahAnadolu AgencySaudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud received Jordanian counterpart King Abdullah II on Wednesday in the Saudi city of Jeddah, Jordan's official Petra news agency reported. The two Arab monarchs discussed bilateral relations and ongoing efforts to ...and more »

The Two Qatars Will Test Trump's Anti-Terror Plan - BloombergQuint

The Two Qatars Will Test Trump's Anti-Terror PlanBloombergQuint(Bloomberg View) -- For a brief moment it looked like President Donald Trump had done it. He got the leaders of six Gulf nations to sign a communique pledging to eradicate the financing of jihadis. The timing happened to coincide with the completion of ...and more »

LETTER: US headed down wrong path of war - Daily Record;

LETTER: US headed down wrong path of war - Daily Record

Daily RecordLETTER: US headed down wrong path of warDaily RecordPresident Donald Trump's regional “peace” summit to fight terrorism with Saudi Arabia insults Americans' intelligence. A weapons deal brokered by Trump amounting to more than $300 billion over a 10-year period is not a tool of “peace” in the region. Sen.and more »

ANALYSIS: Qatar following Iran's policy of interference in the region's crises - Al-Arabiya;

ANALYSIS: Qatar following Iran's policy of interference in the region's crises - Al-Arabiya

Al-ArabiyaANALYSIS: Qatar following Iran's policy of interference in the region's crisesAl-ArabiyaQatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani attends the opening meeting of the Arab Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, in Egypt, on March 28, 2015. (Reuters). Staff writer, Al Arabiya English Wednesday, 31 May 2017. Text size A A A. Qatar's policies of ...and more »