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 18, 2014

No sign of Gaza talks breakthrough as cease-fire nears end

GAZA/CAIRO: Talks in Cairo on ending the Gaza war showed no signs of a breakthrough on Monday, with Israel and the Palestinians entrenched in their demands hours before the expiration of a five-day cease-fire. The truce is due to run

Syria bombs militant positions in Raqqa for second day

Syrian war planes bombed positions belonging to the militant Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the northern province of Raqqa for a second day on Monday, a monitoring group said. On Sunday, regime planes killed 31 militants and

Reports: Islamic State group kills Syria tribesmen

BEIRUT: The extremist Islamic State group shot and beheaded hundreds of tribesmen from eastern Syria over the past two weeks after crushing an uprising they led amid the country’s civil war, activists said Monday. The killing of members of the

Pentagon confirms U.S. general killed in Kabul attack

The Pentagon on Tuesday confirmed that a US general was killed in an attack in Afghanistan — the highest-ranking American fatality since the September 11, 2001 attacks. The US Defense Department also identified the assailant, who was wearing a uniform,

Education, economy and other woes in Lebanon

The latest development in a battle gripping Lebanon’s education sector took place on Saturday as Education Minister Elias Bou Saab decided to give passing grades to all students who took the official exams. “[I decided] to give those who took

Japanese man feared kidnapped by Syrian militants

Japan’s government said Monday it was investigating a video posted online that appears to show a kidnapped Japanese man being roughly interrogated by Syrian militants. The video, which surfaced over the weekend, shows a man who identified himself as Haruna

Gaza – Some shining lights in the darkness

By: Tony Laurance I’ve spent the last week in Gaza leading a medical team carrying out an assessment of the human damage wrought by the most recent conflict – and looking to see how specialists doctors from the UK might

Pakistan protest leader Khan calls for show of strength

Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan, who is leading one of two large anti-government demonstrations in the capital, has called on followers to show their strength on Sunday as he tries to force the government to resign. Khan, a former international

We need the special language of peace – Harun Yahya

By: Harun Yahya PEACE has its own special language, but only the virtuous deep thinkers and people who use their intellects are truly aware of it. The special language of peace is a most privileged one that breaks all boundaries,

It’s all up to Al-Abadi now

By: Hassan Barari By all yardsticks, Nuri Al-Maliki had to be sacrificed for the sake an inclusive political game in Iraq. His last minute clinging to his post did not discourage others from sidelining him. Coalition of Shiite parties as

Arabs helpless as the neighborhood implodes

By: Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Feeling proud to be Arab isn’t easy nowadays. What’s there to be proud of when bodies are piling high in Syria, Iraq, Gaza and Libya while the Arab World does little except to appeal for

Australia’s challenges as it prepares for G20 summit

By: Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg The G20 group has in its membership the largest 20 economies in the world, including Australia and Saudi Arabia, ranked as the 12th and 19th largest economies worldwide, respectively. Established in 1999 to a lukewarm reception,

Saudi rights watchdog accused of denying employee rights

A number of employees at the National Society for Human Rights’ (NSHR) Makkah branch said the society has not given them any pay rises or allowances over the past few years, Makkah Daily reported. The employees, who preferred to remain

Nonviolence a potent weapon

By: Seema Sengupta India is celebrating her 68th year of independence at a critical juncture of time and history. Amid an atmosphere of tension and violence that has gripped several corners of the globe today, one frail man who shaped

Umrah season ‘a success’ says Saudi ministry

Only 9,360 Umrah performers are still in the Kingdom and they will leave over the next few days, a ministry statement said. It said the number of visa overstayers had dramatically decreased to a rate of 0.01 percent of total

Moto G2 With 5-Inch Display Tipped to Ship on September 10

The anticipated successor of the Moto G (expected to be called the Moto G2 or Moto G+1) is rumoured to launch on September 10 in only a dual-SIM variant. According to GSMArena, the alleged Motorola Moto G2 (a.k.a Moto G+1)

Gaza death toll rises above 2,000

The Gaza Strip has been ravaged by more than a month of fighting that left 1,980 Palestinians dead and caused several billion dollars worth of damage in the territory. The death toll in the war-torn Gaza Strip rose above 2,000

Iraq’s president says to work on improving ties with Saudi Arabia

Iraq’s new President Fouad Masum has said he will work toward improving ties with the Saudi Arabia as well as developing contacts with his neighbor in order to tackle the growing threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and

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