Mansour Al Subaie

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Could Saudi Arabia Trigger an American Debt Crisis?

The Saudi monarchy has been having a bad couple of years.<p>Between the collapsing price of oil, a war in neighboring Yemen, and general turmoil in the …

Al-Qaeda, Hamas & Muslim Brotherhood Use PR Firms To Influence America

As America fights a war against terror, there is a slew of lobbying and PR firms helping to promote questionable causes.<p>The Foreign Agents …

HuffPost Arabic’s Muslim Brotherhood connections

“Don't be shocked if you expect one thing and find something entirely different,” writes Anas Fouda, editor-in-chief of the <i>Huffington Post</i>’s brand …

“Death to America!” and the Iran Deal

The fate of the Iran nuclear deal may be determined less by details in a weighty document, drawn up by the world’s six major powers, than by a three-word incantation that persists thirty-six years after Iran’s revolution. “Death to America!” hangs heavy, and maybe decisively, over the debate in …

Germany is the hypocritical worst: Arrogance, austerity — and zero sense of history

<b>German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Monday, May 11, 2015, the day after the state election in the German state of Bremen. Germany's main center-left party won the election in the country's smallest state, Bremen, and is expected to prolong its decades-long</b> …

Brutal Wall Street Journal editorial shreds Donald Trump and his defenders

Real-estate mogul turned reality-television star Donald Trump has been fending off criticism since the beginning of his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, but an increasing number of media outlets and politicians are eviscerating him over his attack this weekend against Sen. John …

NASA probe passes Pluto, carrying ashes of man who discovered it

<b>(CNN) —</b> When a NASA probe whizzed past Pluto on Tuesday, the man who discovered the dwarf planet 85 years ago was there.<p>A small amount of the ashes of American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh are on board the New Horizons spacecraft, which has spent more than nine years traveling to the outer reaches of …

Donald Trump storms Phoenix

Arizona speech draws protesters and thousands of cheering supporters.<p>PHOENIX, Ariz. — Most other candidates would have folded. Some might have doubled down. On Saturday, Donald Trump tripled down.<p>After refusing to back off during weeks of fierce backlash for his comments about the alleged …

Kerry plays it cool in final push for Iran deal

The secretary of state’s methodical approach could help keep some critics at bay, for now.<p>Maybe John Kerry isn’t desperate for an Iran nuclear deal after all.<p>The secretary of state’s mind-set has been a key subject for critics of the talks with Iran, with some saying they worry he’s too eager to …

Vladimir Putin calls Barack Obama to discuss Ukraine and Islamic State

Russian president initiates rare phone call with his US counterpart to discuss Ukraine, Isil and Iran<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin called his US counterpart Barack Obama on Thursday to discuss the conflict in Ukraine, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's advances and a deal on Iran's nuclear …

Russia and Saudi Arabia ink nuclear energy deal, exchange invites

A number of cooperation documents were signed by Russia and Saudi Arabia on Thursday, after President Putin met with Saudi Prince Mohammed in what …

The great well of China

FOR hundreds of years travellers have haggled over carpets, jewellery, spices and copperwork in the winding alleyways of Khan al-Khalili, Cairo’s …

Middle East

Researchers Explain Why Quantum Behaviour Doesn’t Occur in Everyday Life

This is why Schrödinger’s cat is alive.<p>An international team of researchers believe they've figured out why strange quantum behaviours occur at the …

Quantum Physics

What Motivates Terrorists?

It’s an important question. But is it the best one to be asking?<p>One of the most frequently asked questions about terrorism is also the most intractable. Why? Why do they do it? Why do people join terrorist groups and participate in acts of terrorism?<p>There are as many answers to this question as …

Iran uses the pen and the sword against Islamic State

Whether the pen is mightier than the sword may be open for debate, but one country is taking no chances and using both weapons in the fight against Islamic State militants.<p>Iran, which has provided military aid to the Iraqi and Syrian governments in their battles against the Islamist extremist …

Middle East

Yemen crisis: Saudi Arabia 'shoots down' Scud missile

<b>Saudi Arabia has shot down a Scud missile fired from across the border by Yemen's Houthi rebels and its allies, the state Saudi Press Agency says.</b><p>It was intercepted by a Patriot missile battery near the south-western city of Khamis Mushait in the morning.<p>On Friday, four Saudi soldiers and many …

Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq | Seumas Milne

The sectarian terror group won’t be defeated by the western states that incubated it in the first place<p>The war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin …

Multiculturalism

What happens if the PATRIOT Act expires?

Officials in Washington are warning of a future in which key surveillance provisions are allowed to lapse.<p>With the Senate’s failure to secure a deal to reform or extend the PATRIOT Act before leaving for the Memorial Day recess, the possibility has become more real that parts of key surveillance …

Why ISIS Is On the March in Sunni Iraq?

<i>Sunni Arab protesters in Anbar (Iraq), waving ISIS flags, 26th April 2013</i><p>Many imagined World War III would be fought using advanced weaponry and nuclear arsenals, not knowing that the most primitive weapon, radicalism, is the most lethal amongst all. Civil war ignites when countrymen of differing …

Iran will protect ‘oppressed’ in Yemen, Palestine and Bahrain – Khamenei

Iran will protect oppressed people in Yemen, Palestine and elsewhere in the region, Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said, again …

PATRIOT Act spying programs on death watch

Squabbling among senators means surveillance authorities may well expire at the end of May.<p>With only days left to act and Rand Paul threatening a filibuster, Senate Republicans remain deeply divided over the future of the PATRIOT Act and have no clear path to keep key government spying authorities …

House easily passes Iran review bill

The House overwhelmingly passed legislation on Thursday that would allow Congress to review and potentially reject a nuclear deal with Iran.<p>The measure now heads to President Barack Obama’s desk for his signature. Just 19 Republicans voted against the bill, despite opposition from some House …

Obama offers Gulf nations ironclad security cooperation

CAMP DAVID, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama pledged America's "ironclad commitment" to anxious Persian Gulf nations Thursday to help protect their …

Despite leading war in Yemen, Saudi Arabia mostly untouched

NAJRAN, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Khatim Umm Salem's quiet, secure life betrays no signs of the war taking place just a few miles away.<p>In the mornings, the …