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 17, 2014

ISIS closes in on rebel stronghold in north Syria

Syria’s Western-backed opposition called on Saturday for U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria extremist group as the militants captured three northern villages, putting them within striking distance of a mainstream rebel stronghold. ISIS fighters have overrun

A glimmer of hope for Gaza?

Rasheed Abou-Alsamh

By: Rasheed Abou-Alsamh With the shaky cease-fires that keep getting extended every 72 hours by both Hamas and the Israelis, the Gaza Strip and its inhabitants have finally been able to breathe a little and attempt to begin the long

Kurdish leader: PKK conflict with Turkey ‘coming to an end’

The outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party’s 30-year conflict with Turkey is coming to an end, the group’s jailed leader said on Saturday, hailing the start of a new democratic process in the country. The PKK, which for three decades fought the

The challenge of hope

M.J. Akbar

By: M.J. Akbar Prime ministers choose one of three options when they step up to the podium at the Red Fort on Independence Day. They speak to their governments; or mumble to themselves; or talk to the people of India.

Introducing Samsung Galaxy Alpha With Metal Based Build

The only problem people literally had with Samsung was that most of their smartphones looked identical with absolutely no design revolutions in any of them. And it seems Samsung has had enough of these rather true allegations as it launched

Actions, not words, needed to counter terror

Khaled Almaeena

By: Khaled Almaeena There are reports in the Saudi media about directives issued to mosque imams to pray against the Islamic State (IS), also called “Daish”, and other extremist organizations and portray them as “deviant groups”. More needs to be

Moto G, Moto X Successors and Moto 360 Launch Likely on September 4

Motorola has sent out invitations to an event on September 4, where the company is expected to launch four new products. The Verge shared a copy of the invite sent by the company for an event to be held in

It’s high time to fight hypocrisy

Khalid Abdulla-Janahi

By: Khalid Abdulla-Janahi In the past generation or two, our region has witnessed a rising trend in forced “political correctness.” Tempering confrontation with diplomacy is indeed a responsible approach because it makes living and working with one another regardless of

Philippines brings home hundreds more workers from Libya

More than 400 Filipino workers who fled conflict in Libya arrived in the Philippines late Saturday (Aug 16) following a three-day mass evacuation by air and sea. The group, including 10 children, were picked up from the Libyan ports of

Micros IT Gathering in Madina

Saudico Electronic Systems (SES), a leading IT firm in Saudi Arabia, with Micros Systems Inc., a global provider of leading enterprise-wide applications, services and hardware for the hospitality and retail industries, hosted a IT Gathering in Madina. The gathering was

ISIS ‘caliph’ Baghdadi visits west Anbar towns

Locals in the western Iraqi towns of Rawa and Qaim have said the leader of militant group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, who has dubbed himself a “caliph,” had paid them a visit on Friday. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,

Yemen official says 7 suspected militants killed

Two separate airstrikes in Yemen’s south killed seven suspected militants Saturday, a Yemeni security official said. The official said three suspected militants were killed when an airstrike hit their vehicle north of Ahwar town, in the southern Abyan province. The

PM Modi inducts INS Kolkata into Indian Navy

PM Modi says no one will dare challenge India now It is an advanced version, but significantly more versatile, of the Delhi-Class ships – INS Delhi, INS Mysore and INS Mumbai – which will add considerable teeth to India’s maritime

Israel to develop ‘Iron Spade’ to counter Hamas

Israel is developing a new system that will detect and destruct tunnels as they are dug by Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, Britain’s weekly The Sunday Times reported. The new system, which was developed by a consortium led by

Did Russia and Ukraine just start a war? What we know and don’t know

On Friday, as a Russian “aid convoy” of 280 trucks neared the Ukrainian border, NATO said that a separate “incursion” of Russian military forces had crossed into Ukraine. The Russian forces are reportedly in eastern Ukrainian territory held by Russia-backed

KINGDOM NEWS ROUNDUP

  Duties of mosque employees defined RIYADH — The Ministry of Islamic Affairs and Endowments has issued a booklet defining the duties of mosque employees, including the imam and muezzin. The acting deputy minister for mosques’ affairs, Sheikh Abdulmuhsen Al-Alsheikh,

Taliban hangs five in Afghanistan’s Helmand as fighting rages

The Taliban executed five people in a busy opium market in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province and left their bodies hanging overnight after accusing them of kidnapping a businessman, officials told Reuters. The militant group has stepped up its fight for

Fish restaurants back in business

Fish restaurants in Jeddah are now doing business in earnest after a long lull throughout the month of Ramadan and Eid. More and more customers are returning to these restaurants despite complaints about exorbitant fish prices during the holiday season,

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