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 12, 2014

Extremism is the side effect of Israeli brutality

By : Linda S. Heard It’s indisputable that Hamas is winning in the court of global public opinion and understandably so, when almost 2,000 Palestinians have been killed, including over 440 children. The sight of toddlers’ mutilated bodies has even

There’s nothing like Australia

By : Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg The slogan “There’s nothing like Australia” has been Tourism Australia’s global consumer marketing campaign since 2010. It highlights the country’s best attractions; one of its ads talks about thousands of reasons to visit the country,

Kuwait revokes more citizenships citing state security

Kuwait has revoked the citizenship of 10 people, including activists, the government said Monday in the second such move in less than a month as part of a crackdown on dissent. The decision announced after a cabinet meeting did not

The perils in leaving Libya

By : Susan V. Ople Around 12,000 Filipinos remain trapped in Libya, working for an economy in shambles with looming power and water shortages as bombs fall and looting continue. News about the beheading of a construction worker and rape

Israel: ‘Gaps very wide’ in Gaza truce talks

Indirect talks between Israel and Hamas in Egypt to broker an end to the Gaza conflict have so far made no progress, a senior Israeli official said Tuesday, according to Agence France-Presse. “The gaps are still very wide. There has

Hashtag genocide: Why Gaza fought back

By : Ramzy Baroud My old family house in the Nuseirat refugee camp in Gaza was recently rebuilt by its new owner, into a beautiful three-story building with large windows adorned by red frames. In Israel’s most recent and deadliest

Voices in Rabaa, one year ago in Cairo

By : H.A. Hellyer Cairo had been on edge. I think the whole country was. It seems almost moot now to repeat, ad nauseum, that the country was deeply polarized, between a large majority and a substantial minority. Far too

Human Rights Watch urges U.N. inquiry into ‘systematic’ Egypt killings

The killing of hundreds of Egyptian demonstrators at two protest camps last year was systematic, ordered by top officials and probably amounts to crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, calling for a U.N. inquiry. In a 188-page

UAE plans first Arab spaceship to Mars in 7 years

Dubai — The United Arab Emirates, already home to the world’s tallest tower, is now reaching for the stars. The energy-rich country on the eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula announced plans Wednesday to establish a space program to send

Egypt-Russia ties in focus as Sisi meets Putin

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi headed to Russia early Tuesday to meet with his counterpart Vladimir Putin. During his visit, Sisi is expected to discuss bilateral cooperation as well as economic cooperation, regional and international issues. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict and

GCC states to adopt unified plan against Ebola

Twenty-six health officials from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states are scheduled to meet in Riyadh later this week to discuss a unified plan to combat the Ebola virus, Al Eqtisad news website reported Monday. In addition to common preventive

Russian convoy heads to Ukraine despite West’s warnings

MOSCOW: A Russian convoy of 280 trucks carrying “humanitarian supplies” was headed to conflict-torn east Ukraine on Tuesday, despite warnings from the West that Moscow could be using the mission as a guise to sneak in troops. Russian President Vladimir

U.N.: Kurdish forces and others aiding escape from Iraqi mountain

Thousands of people from Iraq’s Yazidi minority trapped on a mountain in northern Iraq by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants have been able to escape in the past three days with help from Kurdish security forces and


  Blackmailer attacks Haia member DAMMAM — A member of the Dammam branch of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) was assaulted by a youth accused of blackmailing another young man. The Haia member

Truce holds as Cairo talks turn to Gaza blockade

The skies over Gaza remained calm on the second day Tuesday of a 72-hour truce as negotiators in Cairo prepared to tackle the thorny issue of the Israeli blockade. As Gaza’s residents ventured out to try to piece together their

Justice Ministry seeks help from women consultants

The Ministry of Justice has sought the help of a number of female consultants in the field of social service to work as volunteers in personal status courts. According to statistics issued by the Ministry of Civil Service several months

U.S. shipping arms to Iraqi Kurdish forces

The United States has begun shipping weapons to the Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces battling an advance by extremist Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman told CNN on Monday. “We’re working with the government

New ban on marriage to foreigners stirs controversy

JEDDAH — In a recent report published by Makkah daily newspaper in Saudi Arabia, a new law bans Saudi men from marrying women from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Chad and Burma. Social media forums like Twitter and Facebook reacted with both humor

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