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 19, 2014

‘ISIS is enemy No. 1 of Islam,’ says Saudi grand mufti

Militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and al-Qaeda were blasted by Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh on Tuesday as “enemy number one” of Islam. “The ideas of extremism, radicalism and terrorism … have nothing

Saudi Arabia renews call for efforts to tackle terrorism

Prince Muqrin, deputy crown prince and second deputy premier, chaired a Cabinet session at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Monday afternoon that discussed talks between Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and King Abdullah II of Jordan on

Libyan militia fire rockets into affluent Tripoli residential district

Libyan militiamen fired rockets into an affluent district of Tripoli early on Tuesday, moving a battle with a rival armed faction closer to the center of the capital after fighters on one side came under air attack. Rebel factions who

Benjamin Netanyahu: Signs of a defeated leader

Octavia Nasr

By: Octavia Nasr Benjamin Netanyahu is not a dove, nor does he seek to be seen as one. He does not seek or want peace with the Palestinians. He wants security for Israel and if that means making peace with

Iraqi forces mount operation against ISIS in Tikrit

Iraqi forces launched an operation on Tuesday to drive fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) out of Tikrit, hometown of executed former dictator Saddam Hussein, officers in the operations room said, according to Reuters news agency.

ISIS on Film: Swords, deaths and clichés

Diana Moukalled

By: Diana Moukalled Rafiq Abu-Moussab, media officer of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), rose suddenly when he heard a question about his private life and family. He removed his shades and replied with a stern stare: “I

Kurdish protester killed in clashes with Turkish security forces

A Kurdish protester was shot dead and two others wounded on Tuesday during violent clashes with the Turkish security forces in southeast Turkey, an AFP reporter said. Clashes erupted when protesters gathered at a cemetery outside the town of Lice

Egypt urges U.S. restraint over Missouri unrest

Egypt urged on Tuesday U.S. authorities to exercise restraint in dealing with racially charged demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri – echoing language Washington used to caution Egypt as it cracked down on Islamist protesters last year, Reuters news agency reported. The

Innovating to solve global water challenge

Rania Rostom

By: Rania Rostom The statistics can be alarming. While we live in a world of water abundance, nearly 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation, some 3.6 million people die every year from waterborne diseases and over 780 million

Lebanon’s Hezbollah kills top militant in Syria

Fighters from Lebanon’s Hezbollah have killed a top militant from the Islamic State group in Syria who allegedly planned bloody attacks in Lebanon, according to a monitoring group on Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Hezbollah fighters had

Dragged to divorce: Saudi men, beware!

Saudi judges in charge of family cases can authorize police to detain men who are being sued by their wives for divorces and bring them to court by force, according to the Ministry of Justice’s regulations that will go into

Saudi Arabia plans 19,000 buses for 1.4m hajj pilgrims

As many as 18 companies are getting ready to transport a total of 1.39 million pilgrims expected from abroad for this year’s hajj. The companies will be using 19,000 buses, including 452 brand new vehicles that cost more than SR200

Expatriate women prefer dad’s sponsorship to job

Many expat women are still reluctant to transfer their sponsorships from their male guardians onto their employers despite new Labor Ministry laws. Abeer Aslam, a human resources consultant in Riyadh, said many expat women just don’t have the guts to

Saudi man robbed in Paris attack

The Saudi Embassy in Paris on Monday denied press reports that armed robbers had attacked the motorcade of a Saudi prince in Paris, making off with 250,000 euros ($335,000) in cash and reportedly stealing “sensitive” documents. “The car that came

ISIS message to America: ‘we will drown all of you in blood’

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American air strikes since the end of the occupation in 2011 has warned the United States it will attack

15% infection allowance for workers of Holy Mosques

Government employees working at the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah will receive a 10 to 15 percent pay hike in light of the fact that they are exposed to various contagious diseases spread by pilgrims

ISIS recruits at record pace in Syria

More than 6,000 new fighters in Syria joined the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) last month in the militant group’s fastest expansion to date, a body monitoring the war said on Tuesday. ISIS, previously estimated to number some

Govt inspectors wage war on expired, counterfeit goods

Field teams from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry confiscated more than 55,000 expired cosmetic items in a villa located in the Murraba District in Riyadh, local media reported. According to media reports, a group of foreign workers were arrested

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