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 7, 2014

Insurance Bill logjam: A sad commentary on Indian politics

By: Rajeev Sharma A six-year-old boy curiously named Curious asks his father the meaning of politics. The wise man comes up with a teaser. “Let me put the whole thing called ‘politics’ in proper context, my boy. I am the

Militants leave Arsal but take Lebanese soldiers

Islamist militants withdrawing from the Lebanese border town of Arsal took captive Lebanese soldiers with them as they crossed into the border zone with Syria, Reuters reported militant and Lebanese security sources as saying on Thursday. The army has said

Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, ISIS and Hezbollah

By: Abdulrahman al-Rashed The additional $1 billion which Saudi Arabia offered to the Lebanese army this week is not a gift but a political act that comes within the remit of curbing the current strife in Lebanon and its surroundings.

No more pants in church? Egypt women reject ban

Tens of Egyptian Coptic women protested on Wednesday a decision by a local bishop in a northern governorate to bar females from wearing trousers and make-up in church, Ahram Online reported. The women started their protest outside of Abbasiya’s Coptic

Gaza and the Balfour Declaration

By: Neil Berry It seems a strange fatality that the latest horrors perpetrated by Israel in Gaza have coincided with the commemoration in the UK of the beginning of the First World War on Aug. 4, 1914. For the unresolved

Can radicals hurt the image of Islam with their abhorrent actions?

By : Harun Yahya :: There is no doubt that Islam is a religion of peace that provides and promises comfort, solace and love for everyone. Even the name ‘Islam’ comes from the word ‘peace’ (silm) in Arabic. Throughout the

Understanding ISIS’ dicey battle in Lebanon

By: Joyce Karam The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), supported by a large coalition of radical militants including Jabhat al-Nusra expanded its battles this week into Arsal, Lebanon. The ferocious fighting in the northeastern town on the Lebanese-Syrian

U.S. embassies on alert ahead of CIA report

The U.S. State Department is increasing security at some American embassies in anticipation of the public release of a long-awaited Senate report detailing the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation techniques, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. The officials, who spoke on

Yanbu rapist-killer executed

A Yemeni man was executed in Yanbu on Thursday for the rape and murder of two Asian housemaids about four years ago, the Ministry of Interior said. In a statement, the ministry said Awdah Ahmad Awdah Salem was beheaded in

Travel permits for Iraq may be scrapped

The Passport Department is considering canceling travel permits to Iraq for Saudis in view of the ongoing turmoil in the region. Some travel agents in the Eastern Province said a number of passengers have canceled their trips to the country

Ceasefire in Lebanon border town extended

A ceasefire between the Lebanese army and Islamist militants fighting near the Syrian border was extended on Wednesday for 24 hours, Reuters reported Muslim clerics mediating between the sides as saying. Three Lebanese soldiers taken captive by the militants had

Bangladesh Embassy shifts to new location

The Bangladesh Embassy has moved to a new location in the capital this week to offer improved services. The mission, which was at Al-Warood Quarter, has been shifted to Al-Waha district, Building No. 33, Al-Sheikh Hossain bin Hasan Street in

ISIS seizes Iraq’s largest Christian town

Iraq’s largest Christian town, Qaraqosh, was seized by jihadists militants when Kurdish troops withdrew overnight, fleeing residents and Christian clerics told Agence France-Presse Thursday. “I now know that the towns of Qaraqosh, Tal Kayf, Bartella and Karamlesh have been emptied

Man jailed for terror-related Web postings

A man was sentenced to seven months imprisonment and 80 lashes by a special criminal court in Jeddah on Wednesday for distributing online news and images of terrorist activities in Afghanistan and Iraq. The charges against the defendant also included

GCC to spend $86bn on infrastructure projects

Infrastructure project awards across the GCC are forecast to exceed $86billion in 2014, an increase of 77.8 percent over 2013. New figures released by construction intelligence firm Ventures Onsites how a dramatic increase in contract awards across the region, in

BlackBerry’s new service wins security clearance

BlackBerry Ltd. said its Android and iOS device-management service has won a key security clearance from the US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). The company said the DISA clearance will allow its customers in various US Department of Defense agencies

UN chief: Gaza deaths and destruction shame world

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says “the massive deaths and destruction in Gaza have shocked and shamed the world” and is demanding an end to “the senseless cycle of suffering” in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “We will build again, but this must be

Victims of Israeli barbarity buried

GAZA: For days bodies filled the morgues. Only since guns fell silent have volunteers come to dig graves in the sand in Rafah, Gaza’s “town of martyrs,” devastated by Israeli bombardment. For three days the strategic southern town went through

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