Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to arrive in India on Tuesday as part of his Asian tour, which kick started in Pakistan and will end in China at More »

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

:: King Salman on Tuesday issued a royal decree to transfer investigations and prosecutions of customs cases to the Public Prosecution, instead of the General Customs Authority, within a period not exceeding More »

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

:: Senior officials from different government monitoring and anti-corruption agencies called on King Salman at his palace in Riyadh on Monday. The king stressed the need for fighting graft and the importance More »

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (center) at the launch of the King Abdullah Port on Monday. King Abdullah Port, the fastest-growing container port in the world, is considered a major success More »

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

:: Saudi investigators have recovered assets worth more than $106 billion in an anti-corruption crackdown ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the royal court said on Wednesday. The funds are in More »


Monthly Archives: August 2014

Israel plans to expropriate 400 hectares of west bank

Israel announced plans on Sunday to expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area in the south of the occupied West Bank, the military said. “On the instructions of the political echelon… 4,000 dunams at (the

150 Filipinos complete computer literacy program

About 150 Filipinos in Jeddah have completed a computer literacy program conducted by Jeddah Educational Foundation (JEF-Filcom). The commencement exercise was held last weekend with OWWA Welfare Officer Maria Victoria Demingoy, Jeddah Education Foundation School Principal Maminda Tacsay and National

What’s the difference between ISIS and Asaib Ahl al-Haq?

Raed Omari

By: Raed Omari Except maybe for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the reactivation of the U.S.-led global war on terrorism was good news to people around the world, particularly in Iraq and Syria. We were all concerned

Shoura to discuss Haj report

The house will take up the annual report from the Ministry of Haj on Tuesday, among other topics that have been put on the agenda for discussion. Some 2 million pilgrims performed Haj last year and the council will review

Italian FM chosen as new EU foreign policy chief

Leaders of the European Union have chosen Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini as their new foreign policy chief, while Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has become the new chairman, outgoing European Council President Herman Van Rompuy announced on Saturday. “The

Golan Heights peacekeepers moved to safe area

All the Philippine U.N. peacekeepers trapped by Islamist militants on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights have been moved to a secure place, the United Nations and the Philippines said. Chief of Filipino armed forces General Gregorio Catapang Jr.

Three dead in Taima accident

TAIMA : Three people from the same family died after their vehicle overturned on the Tabuk-Taima Road. The driver, his wife and daughter died in the accident. Red Crescent paramedics took the dead to Taima Hospital morgue.   [wpResize]  

In the world we dream of children are not killed

Harun Yahya

By: Harun Yahya Any reasonable person with good conscience would want to live in a world in which children are playing and laughing in joy, in which women are held in high esteem as first class citizens without any discrimination

Airport hit, heavy fighting kills 10 in Libya’s Benghazi

Heavy clashes broke out between the forces of a renegade general and Islamist fighters in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi on Saturday, killing at least 10 people and showering the airport with rockets, medical and military sources said. Libya is

Arab Spring? The Mideast faces an existential challenge

Eyad Abu Shakra

By: Eyad Abu Shakra Many of my friends dislike the term “Arab Spring,” which was created and made famous by the Western media. The oldest “spring” I remember is the “Prague Spring” of 1968, when the then-leader of Czechoslovakia, Alexander

A fresh look at Gaza gas

Alsir Sidahmed

By: Alsir Sidahmed Aside from the debate on who actually won in the five weeks of Gaza war between Israel and Hamas, the focus will be on future negotiations in September and whether they will indicate a serious shift in

Besieged Filipino troops escape from Syrian rebels

MANILA, Philippines: Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44 Fijian troops still in the

Maldives media raise nearly $2 million for Gaza victims

Media outlets in the Maldives have raised nearly $2 million to help Gaza residents affected by massive destruction caused in the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas, a fundraising organiser said Saturday. “About 10 media institutions, including on-line and print,

Obama puts Ukraine violence squarely on Russia

President Barack Obama suggested Thursday that the U.S. might impose new economic sanctions on Russia, blaming it squarely for the warfare in eastern Ukraine. But he ruled out any military options and proposed no shift in an American-led strategy that

Tunisia recovers bodies of mostly Syrian migrants

The Tunisian Coast Guard has recovered more than 41 bodies of mostly Syrian migrants who drowned trying to sail to Europe, the Associated Press reported a Tunisian official as saying on Saturday. Decomposed bodies washed up on shore Friday, suggesting

Pakistan protester dies in clashes with police

Pakistani police are clashing with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister’s residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death in more than two weeks of demonstrations. Senior hospital

U.S. strikes ISIS targets in besieged Iraqi town

United States airstrikes targeted Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) positions Saturday near the Shiite town of Amerli and dropped humanitarian aid to civilians besieged by the militant group, Reuters news agency reported the Pentagon as saying. President Barack

Low-cost Haj scheme just a click away

There is good news for thousands of expatriates and citizens who intend to perform the Haj pilgrimage this year. Authorities have announced that it would accept application for low-cost Haj schemes from Monday. This is the first time that the

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