Category Archives: POLITICS

US Says It Seeks to Address ‘Legitimate Concerns’ in Afghan Conflict

ISLAMABAD, The United States said Saturday that it was determined to address "legitimate concerns" of all sides in the conflict in Afghanistan to achieve peace. Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. special envoy for Afghan reconciliation, tweeted the pledgefrom neig...

US Envoy in Kabul to Advance Afghan Peace Efforts

ISLAMABAD, Zalmay Khalilzad, the man responsible for overseeing America's negotiations with the Afghan Taliban, arrived Tuesday night in Kabul, after making stops in India, the United Arab Emirates, and China. He is expected to visit Islamabad next.His...

Palestinians, Israeli Police Scuffle at Jerusalem Holy Site

JERUSALEM, Scuffles broke out at the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Old City on Monday after guards at the mosque refused to allow an Israeli policeman to enter for a routine security check because he was wearing a Jewish

Pompeo Meets With Iraqi Leaders on Unannounced Visit

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced visit Wednesday to Iraq where he met with Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi and other officials.Pompeo is making a week-long trip to the Middle East to reassure allies amid U.S. plans to

Saudi woman seeking asylum in Thailand ‘now in a secure place’ says UNHCR

The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Monday that 18-year-old Saudi national Rahaf Mohammed Al-qunun, who had been stranded at Bangkok airport after fleeing her family in Kuwait, saying that she would be killed if forced to return, was now

OPEC records the largest decline in oil production since last year

BAGHDAD, The oil-producing countries (OPEC) have recorded the largest drop in oil production since 2017."The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) registered last December, the largest decline in oil production in nearly two years, a...

Saudi Arabia Holds 1st Hearing for Khashoggi Killing Defendants

Saudi Arabia says it held an initial court appearance Thursday for 11 people charged in connection with the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.The Washington Post columnist and critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was killed October 2 wh...

Integrity Commission: PM Adel Abdul Mahdi is the first one to disclose his financial status in 2019

BAGHDAD, The Integrity Commission today revealed the disclosure of Prime Minister Dr. Adel Abdul Mahdi, the financial status for the year 2019.The Department of Prevention in the Commission stressed that it received the form of financial disclosure for...