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 8, 2014

Israel has lost both the battle and the war

By: Syed Aijaz Zaka We live in interesting times. Like the poet who wondered, “sochta hoon duniya kya se kya ho jayegi,” one is perpetually intrigued and amazed by the contrasts and contradictions of the world. If the never-ending hypocrisies,

Emo culture

Negative influence or simply a trend? TEENAGE girls, whether in high school or college, face many biological changes and sometimes these changes can lead them to stray off the socially-acceptable path. When this happens, teenagers revert to outrageous fashion trends

Other Side of the Mirror: The Asian expat nod of dissent

By: Bikram Vohra It is the most subtle and effective weapon in the Non Resident Indian arsenal. I live in the Gulf with 2,967,000 other Indians and we work with people of all nationalities, including the British. The imbalance in

Walking: Why it’s so important

A leading doctor and concerned citizen has asked authorities to build more walkways in public places to encourage people to exercise and, in turn, decrease the rate of diseases and health problems in the country, Makkah daily reported. Family doctor

Rowhani’s ups and downs in recovering the Iranian economy

By: Majid Rafizadeh A year has passed since Iranian President Hassan Rowhani assumed office. He received the blessings of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and was elected by millions of Iranians to recover Iran’s economy, reduce the unemployment rate, address

U.N. Libya delegation talks in Tripoli to broker ceasefire

A U.N. delegation held talks in Tripoli, Friday, to try to broker a ceasefire between armed factions who have turned the Libyan capital into a battleground after the worst fighting since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, according to Reuter’s news

The Lebanese people must stand behind their army

By: Nayla Tueni No matter how heated the political debate gets all over the country, supporting the Lebanese army is imperative and compulsory. It is a national duty because the army represents the dignity and pride of the country. It

U.S., Morocco bolster counterterror ties

The United States and Morocco are boosting counter terrorism cooperation to train intelligence workers as North Africa fights threats from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. Under the agreement signed following the U.S.-Africa Summit this week, Washington and Rabat will begin

Crackdown nets substandard electrical products

THE Ministry of Commerce and Industry organized an inspection and regulatory campaign in various parts of the capital in response to consumer complaints regarding the safety and security of electronic products being sold in the city’s markets. The crackdown resulted

Iraq’s Maliki, an established dictator?

By: Raed Omari Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, it seems, has never been a national figure nor even a pragmatic politician but a sectarian leader who has been faithful only to Tehran and upheld its domination over Iraq. However, Maliki

2nd Ebola case denied

The Health Ministry denied Thursday the appearance of another Ebola virus fever case in Jeddah and urged the media not to publish such reports without confirmation. “We will inform the public about the development of the new killer virus in

Why is international media changing sides on the Gaza crisis?

By: Abdallah Schleifer Three weeks ago, the Egyptian media’s take on Gaza was that, by and large, it was Hamas’ fault. Media outlets covered the heavy volley of Hamas rockets that came as part of the usual tit-for-tat exchange –

David Norris An Irish Senator’s Speech About Gaza

      David Norris An Irish Senator’s Speech About Gaza Irish senator and civil rights activist David Norris gave an impassioned speech asking the cabinet to return to discuss the situation in Gaza, and calling for a boycott from

Girl swept away by 2004 tsunami reunited with parents

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia: An Indonesian girl swept away by the devastating 2004 tsunami has been reunited with her family a decade after she was given up for dead, her mother said. “God has given us a miracle,” said Jamaliah, the

Gaza doesn’t need a Gandhi, it has its own heroes

By: Ramzy Baroud “Where is the Palestinian Gandhi? In Israeli prison, of course!” was the title of an article by Jo Ehrlich published in on Dec 21, 2009. That was almost exactly one year after Israel’s concluded a major

62 firms to provide low-cost Haj services

The Haj Ministry has instructed 62 companies to provide low-cost Haj services during the upcoming season at a rate of SR2,500 to SR5,000. The low-cost Haj program is expected to benefit 41,000 pilgrims this year. The ministry has divided companies

Kingdom advises against travel to Ebola-hit areas

RIYADH — The Ministry of Health has advised Saudi citizens and residents not to travel to Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea until a further notice due to the outbreak of Ebola virus in those countries. The ministry stressed that it

1,500 Indians expected to leave Libya soon

A day after a special Air India aircraft brought 204 Indian nationals home from Djerba in Tunisia, the airline will operate a flight on Friday to fly back another 216. “By the end of the week, it is expected that

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