Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

:: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday thanked foreign leaders, officials, envoys and citizens for their condolences on the death of Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, brother of King Salman. Chaired by the More »

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »


Daily Archives: August 4, 2014

Jews paying price for Zionist experiment

By: Jamal Doumani In the midst of the unspeakable carnage inflicted on Gaza, in the midst of those gut-wrenching images of bloodied children with severed limbs being wheeled into woefully understaffed hospitals, and in the midst of diplomatic babble in

Celebrating Eid away from home

By: Abdulateef Al-Mulhim After the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world celebrate three days of Eid Al-Fitr marked by interesting and exciting events. While celebrating Eid, we mainly share happiness with close relatives, extended family

Israeli atrocities and the media bias

By: Saad Al-Dosari There is a bit of naivete in expecting that media outlets, anywhere in the world, will “always” be publishing fair and unbiased stories about any topic they choose. Believing that only fairness and high morals keep these

In India, Hindi may be making a comeback

Hindi appears to have become the latest power accessory under Modi… NEW DELHI: Lokpati Tripathi, a thin, 23-year-old Hindi literature graduate, has dreamed of joining India’s elite bureaucratic service for the past eight years. He has studied nonstop for the

Indo-US ties: Hopes and possibilities

By: Saudi Gazette – Editorial During the Cold War years when India was understood to be in Soviet camp, there was much distrust, if not open hostility, between New Delhi and Washington. It was Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the first BJP

Thousands flee as Lebanese battle Syrian militants

LABWEH, Lebanon: Thousands of Lebanese civilians and Syrian refugees crammed in cars and pickup trucks fled Monday from a border town overrun by militants from neighboring Syria as more Lebanese soldiers died in the fighting. The exodus came as an

Syrian man suspected of terrorist links arrested in Brussels’ airport

Belgian authorities arrested a Syrian man on suspicion of involvement in terrorist activities after videos showing killings linked to a jihadist group were found in his possession, Agence-France Presse reported Saturday. The 25-year-old man, whose name has been withheld, was

Iran denounces UN ‘inaction’ on Gaza, France slams slaughter of civilians

TEHRAN: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani denounced Monday the “inaction” of the UN Security Council on Gaza, describing the conflict as a genocidal massacre of Palestinians by Israel. His comments came at a meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement’s (NAM) committee for

Safety questioned as China plant blast deaths rise to 71

SHANGHAI — The death toll from an explosion at a Taiwan-invested car parts factory in China climbed to 71 on Sunday, state media said, as a labor rights group cast doubt on its safety measures. The blast on Saturday in

Israel declares 7-hour Gaza truce but Hamas sees ruse

• Pre-dawn Israeli strike kills Islamic Jihad commander • Troops and tanks remain in southern Rafah • Palestinians issue truce terms in Cairo • Gaza death toll 1,790; 67 on Israeli side GAZA/JERUSALEM: Israel said it would unilaterally hold fire

ISIS takes over Iraq’s biggest dam

Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) took over Iraq’s biggest dam unopposed by Kurdish fighters, who also lost three towns and an oilfield on Sunday to the Sunni militant group, witnesses said, according to Reuters news

WORLD NEWS : Roundup

  Bangladesh ferry sinks with up to 200 on board: police DHAKA – An overloaded ferry carrying up to 200 passengers sank Monday on a river in central Bangladesh, police said. “We have heard that the ferry was overloaded with

Erdogan holds mass election rally in Istanbul

Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday massed in Istanbul for his last big rally in Turkey’s largest city one week ahead of presidential elections. Erdogan is widely expected to win the elections

More than 400,000 Indians face risk of flooding following Nepal landslide

PATNA/Katmandu: More than 400,000 people in eastern India face the risk of flooding after a landslide that killed at least nine people in neighboring Nepal, an Indian government official said on Sunday, as thousands were being evacuated. The landslide triggered

Israeli strikes kill 10 Palestinians ahead of ceasefire

Ten Palestinians were killed by Israeli strikes throughout the Gaza Strip early Monday, raising the Palestinian toll from the four-week conflict between Israel and Hamas to 1,822, Agence-France Presse reported. A child was killed in the city of Rafah, south

Indian PM visits Nepal to deepen energy, trade ties

KATMANDU — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Nepal on Sunday to try to speed up progress on power agreements while also aiming to counter rival giant China’s influence in the region. Modi flew into Katmandu for talks on

KINGDOM : News Roundup

Gyrocopter crash leaves two dead JEDDAH — Two people aboard a gyrocopter were killed Sunday when the light aircraft crashed here, aviation authorities said. The “gyrocopter crashed and caught fire near the runway at Sama aviation club in Jeddah… killing

4th India-Arab partnership meet to be held in Delhi

The 4th India-Arab partnership conference will be held in New Delhi on Nov. 26 and 27. The conference is jointly organized by the Arab League, Federation of Arab Businessmen (FAB) and General Union of Arab Chambers of Commerce and Industry

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