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 16, 2014

Pakistan: 60,000 rally against PM Sharif

Pakistan’s famous cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan early Saturday asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down to pave the way for fresh elections, saying last year’s vote was massively rigged. Addressing tens of thousands of supporters in the pouring rain

Enough lies, the Arab body politic created the ISIS cancer

Hisham Melhem

By: Hisham Melhem Most people are averse to introspection, and rarely engage in self-criticism. Arabs are no different. However, the political culture that developed in the Arab World in the last 60 years, particularly in countries ruled by autocratic regimes,

ISIS: The new Red Line

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By: Abdulrahman al-Rashed We are witnessing a unique situation, in which the positions of the countries, parties and tribes are revolving around the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. ISIS has become the reason behind the gathering of opponents. Most

At least 80 killed in northern Iraq ‘massacre’

Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) carried out a “massacre” in the northern Iraq village of Kocho, killing dozens of people, most of them members of the Yazidi religious minority, officials and a witness said Saturday,

Philosophy and chemistry banned in schools by ISIS

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has established an “Islamic curriculum” for students living in the Syrian northern city of Raqqa and banned the study of philosophy and chemistry, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported Friday.

Hezbollah sees ISIS as threat to Gulf, Jordan

The leader of Lebanese group Hezbollah described the radical Islamist movement that has seized territory in Iraq and Syria as a growing “monster” that could threaten Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other Gulf states. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, whose group has

‘Wartime’ Ebola outbreak now spreading faster

The Ebola epidemic is moving faster than the authorities can handle and could take six months to bring under control, the medical charity MSF said on Friday. The warning came a day after the World Health Organization said the scale

Three killed in Egypt as Islamists protest

Three people were killed in the Egyptian capital Friday as supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammad Mursi held scattered protests for a second straight day, a year after the mass killing of protesters at two Cairo sit-ins. Clashes erupted at

ISIS militants desroy Shiite mosque, excecute muezzin

Islamist militants blew up a Shiite prayer hall in the Iraqi town of Jalawla on Friday and publicly executed the muezzin, witnesses and a regional police chief said. Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters detained the muezzin, who

Sunni leaders open to joining Iraq’s new govt

Tribal leaders and clerics from Iraq’s Sunni-majority provinces on Friday offered their conditional backing for a new government that hopes to contain sectarian bloodshed and an offensive by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants that threatens to tear

U.N. Security Council blacklists ISIS militants

The United Nations Security Council took aim at Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria on Friday, blacklisting six people including the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) spokesman and threatening sanctions against those who finance, recruit or supply weapons

U.S. jets strike near ISIS-held Mosul dam

U.S. warplanes carried out on Saturday airstrikes in northern Iraq near the Mosul dam which was seized earlier this month by Sunni fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), CNN reported citing the Kurdish news agency Rudaw.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah meets Jordanian sovereign in Jeddah

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz met Jordan’s King Abdullah II bin al-Hussein at his palace in the kingdom’s city of Jeddah on Thursday, discussing regional and international events, including the Gaza conflict, the state-run Saudi

For Gaza: Dutch man returns Israel honorary medal

A 91-year-old Dutch man has returned an honorary medal he received from Israel for sheltering a Jew from the Nazis after six relatives were killed in an airstrike during the Gaza conflict, Agence France-Presse reported Friday. An Israeli F-16 shelled

King greets Erdogan

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has congratulated Turkey’s newly-elected President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his victory in the recent elections. In a cable to Erdogan on Friday, the king wished the Turkish president good health and happiness

Al-Sudais calls for code of conduct to curb violence

Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais

The Kingdom’s top religious scholar has called for a global code of conduct for leaders, intellectuals and young people to halt a dangerous slide into chaos and violence. Addressing a large congregation at the Grand Mosque in Makkah during Friday

New 180 kmph train to link Riyadh and Dammam

Four new passenger trains will join the current fleet between Riyadh and Dammam beginning November this year. Saudi Railways Organization (SRO) President Mohammed Al-Suwaiket said the Riyadh-Al-Kharj rail service would be commissioned during next year. The first of the four

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