Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal will announce the winners of the 2019 moderation award at a press conference at King Abdul Aziz University on Wednesday. The award, in its third year, More »

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

:: The Cabinet on Tuesday strongly condemned the attacks on two Saudi Aramco facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais and reaffirmed the Kingdom’s ability to effectively deal with such attacks and their impact. More »

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

:: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday that the Aramco attacks are a dangerous escalation. Justifying the terrorist attacks on the two oil facilities as a More »


Daily Archives: August 11, 2014

ISIS defeats Kurds in flashpoint Iraq town of Jalawla

Islamist militants on Monday defeated Kurdish peshmerga troops in the flashpoint Iraqi town of Jalawla, killing at least 10 in a fierce two-day battle, security sources said, according to Agence France-Presse. “Daash (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) fighters took

Five years in Turkey with President Erdogan

Ceylan Ozbudak

By: Ceylan Ozbudak Yesterday, the Turkish people went to the ballot box to elect Turkey’s first directly elected head of state. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had served as Turkey’s prime minister for three consecutive terms, won the election and rose

Too little too late for Iraq’s Yazidi minority?

By : Abdullah Hamidaddin This is not the first time militants have attacked the Yazidi community. In 2007, more than 400 were killed in suicide bomb attacks. The al-Qaeda operative who masterminded the killing was later killed by the United

Why did ISIS turn its back on Damascus and Baghdad?

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By: Abdulrahman al-Rashed Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) were two months ago marching south towards the gates of the Iraqi capital following their capture of the city of Mosul and after they seized control of

Iran’s Rowhani blasts critics as ‘political cowards’

Iran’s President Hassan Rowhani delivered a broadside Monday at critics of his efforts to engage with the West and seek a nuclear deal, accusing them of political cowardice and mischief. In a speech broadcast live, Rowhani attacked the hardline factions

Israel, Palestinians begin indirect Gaza talks

Israel and the Palestinians began talks in Cairo on Monday to try and end the conflict in Gaza and lift the blockade on the coastal enclave, Egypt’s state news agency MENA said. The indirect talks are being mediated by Egypt

‘Ten percent’ of child beggars in Saudi Arabia are Nationals

The Ministry of Social Affairs has pointed out that 10 percent of children caught begging in the streets are Saudi. The ministry said it is providing them shelter and necessary care in observation centers. Khalid Al-Thebaiti, the ministry’s spokesman, said

HRW executives denied entry to Egypt

Egypt has barred the head of Human Rights Watch from entering the country ahead of the release of a report on a mass killing of protesters, HRW officials said Monday. Kenneth Roth, executive director of the New York-based NGO, and

Turkey’s new president, is he the right man for the job?

Mahir Zeynalov

By : Mahir Zeynalov Raising Turkish flags and honking their cars, youth celebrated the rise of Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to the presidency in Istanbul and across Turkey. According to unofficial results, Erdogan, who has served the country

Iraqi national alliance nominates Abadi as new PM

Haider Al-Abadi

Iraqi national alliance nominated Monday deputy parliament speaker Haider al-Abadi as prime minister, according to Reuters news agency. “The National Alliance has named Haidar al-Abadi as its candidate for prime minister,” a lawmaker said. Several other sources in parliament confirmed

ISIS beheads, crucifies in push for Syria’s east

ISIS militants have stormed towns in eastern Syria, crucifying two people and executing 23 others in the past five days, Reuters News Agency reported, quoting a Syrian monitoring group. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring organization, and

A Two-Step Plan to Stop Hackers

There are a number of ways that consumers could react to the news this week that Russian hackers got their hands on 1.2 billion username and password combinations. We could pass it off as just another theft — one that

U.S. conducts fourth aid drop in Iraq

U.S. military planes conducted a fourth air drop of food and water for civilians besieged by militants on a mountain in northern Iraq, the Pentagon said Sunday. A C-17 and three C-130 cargo aircraft dropped 88 bundles of supplies that

Selling an Old iPhone? Here Are Things to Consider

Apple usually announces a new iPhone in September, so it’s not too early to start thinking about your old iPhone. It has some value. In fact, it may be worth a lot more than you think, even if it is

10 bootleggers caught in Haia raid on liquor den

RIYADH — The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) in Riyadh busted a distillery manufacturing illicit liquor. Ten people were arrested during the raid. The commission members destroyed 5,000 liters of liquor ready for distribution

Mujahideen squads foil bids to smuggle hashish

JAZAN — A Mujahideen special force squad intercepted two smugglers who were carrying 120 hashish blocks in the south of Al-Raha. One of the smugglers was injured when members of the force tried to arrest them. In another operation, Mujahideen

Fire destroys electrical appliances shop

HAFR AL-BATIN — A fire broke out in shop selling electrical appliances in Al-Souk district of Hafr Al-Batin. Civil Defense teams rushed to the scene and extinguished the fire before it spread to neighboring shops. Eastern Province Civil Defense spokesman

Five dead, several hurt in Asir accidents

ABHA — At least five people were killed in two separate accidents in the Asir region on Friday. Red Crescent spokesman Ahmed Ibrahim Asiri said the operations room received a report that a car carrying two people overturned on the

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