Saudi Arabia’s FM Jubeir: Iran’s role in Lebanon, Syria and Yemen is a ‘major threat’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said Tuesday Iran was the biggest source of danger in the region because of its role in Lebanon, Yemen and Syria. “Iran supplied the Houthis More »

Sisi vows to protect Egypt’s water supply

:: President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed Monday to protect Egypt’s water supply while striving for peace with the Nile upstream countries of Sudan and Ethiopia, which is building a controversial dam. “Egypt More »

Palestinian Central Council calls for struggle against Israel “in all forms”

:: The Palestinian Central Council instructed the Executive Committee of the Palestinian Administration to suspend the recognition of the state of Israel on Monday. The Council furthermore announced its support for the More »

Sisi stresses Egypt’s ‘strategic relationship’ with Saudi Arabia

:: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday stressed the “strategic and discrete” nature of the Egyptian-Saudi relations. Sisi was speaking during a meeting in Cairo with Saudi Minister of Civil Service More »

Saudi King Salman orders new allowances to offset rising cost of living

:: Saudi King Salman issued a royal decree, on Friday, approving annual gratuity for Saudi civil and military personnel. Based on suggestions by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, the decree was approved More »

 

Wanted terrorist Abdullah Al-Qalaf killed in eastern Saudi Arabia

:: Saudi security men shot dead a Saudi national accused of carrying out a number of terrorist crimes after he opened fire on them on Monday evening. State security authorities were monitoring Abdullah bin Mirza Ali Al-Qalaf, according to an

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi ballistic missile targeting Jazan

:: Saudi Arabia has said that its forces intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militias targeting the southern province of Jazan on Tuesday. Reporting from Jazan, Al Arabiya’s Hani al-Sufayan said that air forces were able to

Lavrov: Russia will not support US bid to change Iran nuclear deal

:: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday Moscow will not support attempts by Washington to modify the Iran nuclear deal. Lavrov spoke days after US President Donald Trump said he would waive nuclear sanctions against Iran for the

Saudi court begins trial of ISIS member who killed his cousin

:: Saudi Arabia’s Specialized Criminal Court is commencing the trial of the man accused of murdering his cousin. The crime shook the kingdom as it was videotaped, and the man’s cousin is seen begging for him not to kill him,

Turkey sends armed convoys to Syrian border

:: Turkish forces began a military fortification plan on their border, sending reinforcements to areas bordering Syria. A convoy, including armed vehicles and soldiers, arrived in the Sanliurfa province southeast of Turkey, and will be heading to Gaziantep, according to

UAE will complain to UN body over Qatar war planes

:: The United Arab Emirates will lodge a complaint against Qatar at the United Nations’ aviation agency on Tuesday after Qatari war planes allegedly intercepted UAE civilian aircraft, a UAE official said. The UAE said on Monday that Qatari air

5.7 magnitude earthquake rocks Taipei, shaking buildings

:: A 5.7 magnitude earthquake has rocked Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, according to the Central Meteorological Bureau. Local witnesses reported a slight rocking of buildings in the city. The quake’s epicenter was nearly 12km north of Taipei City

Ex-US official: Obama squandered ‘golden opportunity’ to crush Hezbollah

:: The retired head of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s special-operations division said on Wednesday the Obama administration squandered a chance to dismantle Hezbollah due in part to political motivations to clinch a nuclear deal with Iran, according to a report.

Iraq elections: Abadi, Maliki to run on different lists

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Vice President Nouri al-Maliki are set to participate in the upcoming Iraqi general elections on two different lists after a reported meeting between the two on Saturday. A statement read that Abadi will

Saudi Arabia’s FM Jubeir: Iran’s role in Lebanon, Syria and Yemen is a ‘major threat’

Adel Al-Jubeir

:: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said Tuesday Iran was the biggest source of danger in the region because of its role in Lebanon, Yemen and Syria. “Iran supplied the Houthis with missiles that targeted Saudi Arabia,” he told

Saudi city of Madinah experiences 2.5 magnitude earthquake

:: The Holy City of Madinah experienced a 2.5 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday, engineer Hani Zahran of the Saudi Geological Society told Arab News. City officials confirmed that there were no reports of damage from the earthquake. The center of

Sadr: Iraq PM’s alliance with mobilization militias abhorrent

:: The leader of the Sadrist movement political party, Muqtada al-Sadr, criticized the new electoral alliance of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi with the Iranian backed Popular Mobilization Unit (PMU) militias. Sadr, one of the most influential religious and popular

Sisi vows to protect Egypt’s water supply

:: President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed Monday to protect Egypt’s water supply while striving for peace with the Nile upstream countries of Sudan and Ethiopia, which is building a controversial dam. “Egypt will not go to war with its brothers,”

Palestinian Central Council calls for struggle against Israel “in all forms”

:: The Palestinian Central Council instructed the Executive Committee of the Palestinian Administration to suspend the recognition of the state of Israel on Monday. The Council furthermore announced its support for the popular struggle against the Israeli occupation “in all

Sadat nephew will not stand in upcoming Egypt election

:: Mohamed Anwar Sadat, a dissident and nephew of Egypt’s late president of the same name, said on Monday he will not run in this year’s presidential poll because the climate was not right for free elections. “I don’t feel,

Egypt ex-PM Ahmed Shafiq will not stand for president in 2018

:: Former Egyptian premier Ahmed Shafiq on Sunday announced he will not stand in the 2018 presidential elections, reversing a pledge to challenge at polls set to be dominated by leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Shafiq’s decision to scrap his candidacy

Sisi stresses Egypt’s ‘strategic relationship’ with Saudi Arabia

:: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday stressed the “strategic and discrete” nature of the Egyptian-Saudi relations. Sisi was speaking during a meeting in Cairo with Saudi Minister of Civil Service Issam bin Said, in the presence of the

Saudi attorney general: 11 princes arrested after crowding near palace

:: Saudi Arabia’s Attorney General has confirmed the arrest of 11 princes who gathered at the royal palace and refused to leave last Thursday. The attorney general, Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb, said the princes refused to leave and demanded the cancellation

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