Iran vows ‘firm response’ to sanctions renewal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani demanded on Sunday that Barack Obama block an extension of sanctions passed by the US Congress, saying Tehran would otherwise “firmly respond.” In a speech to parliament, Rouhani More »

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince inspects Tornado Fighter program

The Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, inspected the revamping and development of Tornado aircraft program, at the King Abdulaziz Air Base More »

Saudi King Salman lands in UAE for GCC tour

Last year, historical relations between the Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) witnessed a major strategic boost which was driven by keenness to promote ties and cooperation in different fields in More »

Kerry: No military intervention on the table for Libya

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that there would be no foreign military intervention in Libya and called for a diplomatic solution as violence flared in the capital Tripoli. More »

1,000 volunteers to promote Vision 2030

A team of 1,000 volunteers was inducted at the inauguration of the forum on “Developing the nonprofit sector,” which kicked off in Riyadh on Saturday. Some 900 delegates and 14 speakers from More »

 

Djibouti agrees to a Saudi military base on its territory

Djibouti Foreign Minister Youssouf speaks during news conference.

Djibouti’s Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf said that his country welcomed a Saudi military base to be built on its territory. “I took Saudi military leaders to some of Djibouti areas for Saudi Arabia’s military bases,” Youssouf said, adding that

Iran vows ‘firm response’ to sanctions renewal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani demanded on Sunday that Barack Obama block an extension of sanctions passed by the US Congress.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani demanded on Sunday that Barack Obama block an extension of sanctions passed by the US Congress, saying Tehran would otherwise “firmly respond.” In a speech to parliament, Rouhani denounced legislation passed by the US Congress to

Iraq’s government ferrying relief supplies to Mosul

A displaced Iraqi child, who fled the violence in the Iraqi northern city of Mosul.

A senior Iraqi government official says authorities are sending food, heating oil and drinking water to civilians in areas retaken from ISIS in and around the northern city of Mosul. Diaa Sallal, the top relief official at the Ministry of

Judge orders Makkah crane crash defendants to attend session

Judge Abdulaziz al-Twairqi said if the defendants did not attend, they will be brought to the court by force.

A judge, who is looking into the deadly 2015 crane crash in the Saudi city of Makkah, has ordered all five of the case’s defendants to attend the upcoming session. Judge Abdulaziz al-Twairqi said if the defendants did not attend,

Clashes between rival militias renew in Libya’s Tripoli

Libyan forces fighter affiliated with the Tripoli government searches for sniper positions from a hole in a building on the frontline in Sirte, Libya, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016.

Violent clashes have renewed in the Libyan capital of Tripoli between rival militias as they aim to control more areas. These clashes are viewed as a setback to Libya’s UN-backed government of national accord which arrived in March to the

Rebels vow not to leave Aleppo as regime presses on

Syrian army soldiers patrol the east Aleppo neighborhood of Tariq al-Bab, Syria, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016.

Rebels in Aleppo have told the United States they will not leave their besieged enclave in the city 1after Moscow called for talks with Washington over their withdrawal, signaling they will fight on even as their top commander was wounded.

Airstrikes kill 21, including 3 children, in Syria’s Idlib

The Observatory says it determines whose planes carried out raids according to their type, location, flight patterns and the munitions involved.

Airstrikes on a village in the Syrian province of Idlib killed at least 21 civilians on Sunday, among them three children, a monitor said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which earlier reported an initial toll of 14, said

Russia: ISIS ‘emir’ killed in north Caucasus

Russia’s FSB security service said it had killed an emir of the ISIS in the North Caucasus along with four other militants.

Russia’s FSB security service said Sunday it had killed an “emir” of the ISIS group in the North Caucasus along with four other militants in a raid in the Dagestan region. The FSB said in a statement that “among the

Duterte: Trump says Philippines fighting drugs ‘the right way’

The Philippine president called Trump to congratulate him on his election victory with Trump wishing him “success” in his controversial anti-crime crackdown.

US President-elect Donald Trump told Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte that Manila was conducting its deadly drug war “the right way,” Duterte said Saturday, in stark contrast to the criticism he received from President Barack Obama. The Philippine president called Trump

Egypt’s court rules part of protest law unconstitutional

People gather for a protest against a new law restricting demonstrations, in downtown Cairo.

Egypt’s top court has struck down part of a law that allowed authorities to ban all but officially sanctioned protests, a court official said Saturday. The 2013 law, which has been used to jail activists for up to two years,

Mother of Saudi killed preventing ISIS attack appointed to Shoura council

Kawthar al-Arbash is known to be an outspoken critic against sectarianism during the past year especially after the loss of her heroic son who stopped an ISIS attack on a mosque.

Kawthar al-Arbash was named – along 29 other Saudi women – as a new member of the kingdom’s reformed Shoura council. Arbash, who is a Saudi journalist and writer, is known to be an outspoken critic against sectarianism during the

Europol warns of fresh terror threats to Europe

Several dozen fighters capable of committing terror attacks may already be present on the continent, the EU police agency says.

Even as Daesh (the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) loses ground in Iraq and Syria, its fighters still have the ability and the will to launch attacks in Europe, the European Union’s police agency warned Friday. Several

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince inspects Tornado Fighter program

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince inspects development of Saudi Tornado Fighter program.

The Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, inspected the revamping and development of Tornado aircraft program, at the King Abdulaziz Air Base in Dhahran. The Deputy Crown Prince listened to

Zakir Naik Hits Back: If I’d Promoted Terror There Would Have Been Millions of Terrorists!

Dr Zakir Naik

In an interview with PTI, Dr Zakir Naik responds to the Indian government’s ban on his Islamic Research Foundation and all the accusations brought against him. Excerpts: Q1: Do you plan to challenge the ban in Court? If yes, when?

ISIS targeting civilians in Mosul’s al-Qadisiyah

Sources close to Al Arabiya reported the deaths of dozens of civilians at the hand of an ISIS booby-trapped tanker that exploded on Saturday.

Iranian Faris News Agency revealed that the Iranian lawmakers want to draft an urgent bill to resume all nuclear activities in the country in response to the extension of US sanctions against Tehran. The agency said on Friday that Iranian

Merkel Emerges as the New ‘Leader of the Free World’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets students at the Sophie Scholl school during a visit on the fifth European Union school project day in Berlin, Germany.

As the West is badly shaken by Donald Trump´s White House win, the Brexit vote and the rise of shrill populism, many see the pragmatic, no-nonsense chancellor as the last voice of reason on a chaotic global stage. Modest and

Saudi King Salman lands in UAE for GCC tour

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Last year, historical relations between the Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) witnessed a major strategic boost which was driven by keenness to promote ties and cooperation in different fields in a fashion that enhances joint action in the

Morocco arrests eight over alleged ties with ISIS

A study by the US-based Soufan Group said last December that at least 1,200 Moroccans had travelled to fight alongside ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

Morocco has arrested eight men with alleged ties to the ISIS militant group active in the cities of Fez and Tangiers, the interior ministry said on Friday. A rifle, ammunition “and documents inciting towards jihad” were seized during the operation

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