Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council to boost bilateral trade, cooperation: Commerce minister

:: Saudi Commerce and Investment Minister Majid Al-Qassabi said the Cabinet decision to establish the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council enhances the opportunities for trade exchange and joint cooperation to promote More »

Saudi Crown Prince meets members of Yemeni House of Representatives

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, met with members of the Yemeni parliament at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah. The members of Yemen’s House of Representatives affirmed their support More »

US decries ‘genocide’ of Christians, others by Daesh

:: The Trump administration denounced Daesh on Tuesday for carrying out “genocide” against Christians and other religious minorities in areas under its control. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said More »

California, San Francisco sue over sanctuary restrictions

:: The state of California and city of San Francisco said Monday that they are suing the US Department of Justice over President Donald Trump’s sanctuary city restrictions on More »

Tunisian Islamic scholars support president’s call for gender equality

:: Tunisian authorities on Islamic fatwas at Diwan al-Ifta announced their support for President Beji Caid Essebsi’s proposals granting women further equal rights. In a speech on the occasion More »

 

Saudi Air Force document flight to America in Typhoon aircraft

:: During a 17-hour flight, Saudi Air Force fighters documented their flight in the Typhoon aircraft from King Fahad Air Base in Taif to Nils Base in Nevada. The documentation depicts the Force’s participation in the joint

Extremists kill 7 Iraqi security personnel

:: ISIS suicide bombers killed seven members of Iraq’s security forces in an attack on an Iraqi police and army base Wednesday in Baiji, north of Baghdad, the interior ministry and a local official said. “Five Daesh

Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council to boost bilateral trade, cooperation: Commerce minister

Majid Al-Qassabi

:: Saudi Commerce and Investment Minister Majid Al-Qassabi said the Cabinet decision to establish the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council enhances the opportunities for trade exchange and joint cooperation to promote relations between the two countries. “It reflects the

Saudi Crown Prince meets members of Yemeni House of Representatives

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, met with members of the Yemeni parliament at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah. The members of Yemen’s House of Representatives affirmed their support of President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi to restore stability

300 volunteers help Yemeni pilgrims at border crossing

:: Yemeni pilgrims traveling through the land border with Saudi Arabia have found for the first time this year a number of volunteer services to provide water, toilets, medical clinics and temporary accommodation to facilitate their pilgrimage.

After Jordan, Lebanon repeals ‘marry the rapist’ law

:: Four Lebanese army members and five ISIS members were killed in clashes in the areas surrounding Ras Baalbek along the Lebanese-Syrian border early Wednesday. Sources reported that the Lebanese army began to advance by road from

Explosive boat attack foiled targeting UAE ship

:: Yemeni forces destroyed an explosives-laden boat targeting a United Arab Emirates military vessel at Mokha port on Wednesday. A source at the port said that the foiled terror attack was initiated by Houthi militias. A large

Lebanese army begins ISIS battle surrounding Ras Baalbek

:: Four Lebanese army members and five ISIS members were killed in clashes in the areas surrounding Ras Baalbek along the Lebanese-Syrian border early Wednesday. Sources reported that the Lebanese army began to advance by road from

Saudi Arabia affirms it has never requested Iranian mediation

:: A Saudi official on Wednesday said that the Kingdom has never requested Iranian mediation in its affairs. Any news that says otherwise is false, he added. According to an SPA report, the official said: “Saudi Arabia

Turkey warns Iraqi Kurdish referendum risks ‘civil war’

:: Turkey on Wednesday warned that a plan by the leadership in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region to hold a referendum on independence next month could lead to civil war, in Ankara’s strongest warning yet against the poll.

Mass graves found after Afghanistan forces recapture Shia village from ISIS, Taliban

:: Mass graves containing the bodies of more than 40 civilians allegedly massacred by Taliban and Islamic State insurgents were found on Tuesday after Afghan forces recaptured the village where they died, officials said. In a rare

Jordan holds local elections in step to devolve powers

:: Jordan held local elections on Tuesday in a move officials say will help devolve some powers to larger cities and underdeveloped rural regions but which critics say falls short of promised wider political reform. The countrywide

Qatar at center of oil crisis, amid migrant woes and World Cup fears

:: Qatar’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamad bin Abdulrahman al-Thani has said that regaining trust with GCC countries will take a long time. The implications of the Qatari crisis has begun to directly impact expats, with many

Italy to return ambassador to Cairo

:: Italy said it would return its ambassador to Cairo more than a year after the murder of an Italian graduate student led the Rome government to recall its previous envoy. Giulio Regeni was 28 when he

US sanctions Kashmiri militant group Hizbul Mujahideen

:: The United States on Wednesday said it had sanctioned Hizbul Mujahideen, the largest of the anti-Indian Kashmiri militant groups fighting in the Himalayan territory divided between Pakistan and India. The US Treasury Department, in a statement

India, China soldiers involved in border altercation — Indian sources

:: Indian and Chinese soldiers were involved in an altercation in the western Himalayas on Tuesday, Indian sources said, further raising tensions between the two countries which are already locked in a two-month standoff in another part

Boko Haram bombers kill 20 at village in northeast Nigeria

:: Suicide bombers attacked a camp for internally displaced people and a nearby market in a northeastern Nigeria village Tuesday, killing at least 20 people, a local official said Tuesday. Village chief Lawan Kalli said Tuesday at

Update on how the giant Dubai Creek Tower is shaping up

:: Announced in October of last year, Dubai Creek Tower, is now among the UAE’s skyscraper giants, despite not having its exterior skeleton ready yet. The company in charge of building the tower, Emaar, released new aerial

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