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 »

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

:: A Parliament member who is a senior pro-India politician in Indian-controlled Kashmir was arrested Monday under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without More »

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

:: The latest attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities resulted in the halt of an estimated 5.7 million barrels of crude oil supplies, or about 50 percent of Saudi Aramco’s production, Saudi More »

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

:: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met in Riyadh with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and conveyed to him the regards of King Salman and the Crown More »

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

:: On Sunday, Saudi Arabia announced that Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud would take on the role as Minister of Energy, replacing Khalid al-Falih. The appointment was announced by the More »


Daily Archives: August 20, 2014

IS halts Iraq offensive to retake Tikrit

UN launches major aid operation by air and land BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces halted a short-lived offensive on Tuesday to recapture Tikrit, home town of executed leader Saddam Hussein, due to fierce resistance from Islamic state fighters who have also

Sharjah hosts conference to protect refugee children

SHARJAH — Sharjah will host the first Investing in the Future Conference to discuss ways of protecting refugee children and adolescents in the Middle East and North Africa region. Undre the aegis of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees,

Jordan air force captain turned militant ‘killed’ in Syria

A Jordanian air force captain who joined militants in Syria to fight against President Bashar al-Assad’s forces was killed in battle on Tuesday, a Salafist source said. Ahmad Atallah Shbeib al-Majali reportedly deserted to fight alongside the Nusra Front, the

PJF hosts Independence Day with patriotic fervor

JEDDAH — Like last year, this year too the Pakistan Journalist Forum (PJF) organized a splendid family gathering on the auspicious occasion of the 68th Independence Day of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, which was celebrated with patriotic fever at Lasani

Saudization poses challenge for surface transport sector

Saeed Al-Bassami, vice president of the National Transportation Committee at the Saudi Council of Chambers and Industry, has revealed that Saudization is one of the main challenges facing the surface transportation sector in the Kingdom. Al-Bassami noted that the rate

KACST scientist wins US physics award

Dr. Ibtesam Saeed Badhrees

Dr. Ibtesam Saeed Badhrees, a leading woman research scientist in experimental particle physics at the National Center for Nanotechnology, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) Riyadh, has been selected as the first non-American woman for ‘Women Physicist of

Saudi Arabia opens family courts, first step in wider legal reform

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday opened new courts focusing on family disputes, the first of a series of specialized tribunals aimed at making the kingdom’s legal system faster, more transparent and predictable. Changes to the legal system are seen by analysts

Border Guards chief dies of heart attack

Lt. Gen. Zamim Al-Sawat

RIYADH – Border Guards Director General Lt. Gen. Zamim Al-Sawat died Tuesday morning following a massive heart attack, Saudi Press Agency reported. Al-Sawat arrived at his office in the morning suffering from heavy fever. He fell unconscious later and was

PISJ-ES delivers outstanding results in IGCSE

JEDDAH — Students of Pakistan International School Jeddah – English Section (PISJ-ES) have triumphed once again in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) A, AS and O level examinations conducted in May-June this year. Acting principal Imran Raza

As Missouri violence flares, fingers point to outsiders

FERGUSON, Mo. — As darkness fell on Ferguson, Missouri, the crowd of several hundred people protesting the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen quickly and radically changed. The crowd shrunk as many of the older people slipped away.

Mother mourns U.S. journalist ‘beheaded’ by ISIS

Mother of allegedly slain photojournalist James Foley released a statement Wednesday appealing to her son’s “kidnappers to spare the lives of the remaining hostages.” Diana Foley posted the statement after the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) released a

PetroChina reviews LNG investment strategy

BEIJING: China’s biggest energy firm PetroChina is reviewing its multi-billion-dollar push to produce liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel trucks and ships in place of diesel, shutting two loss-making gas liquefaction plants, sources said. PetroChina unit Kunlun Energy Co. Ltd.

Kuwait in 10-year deal with Sinopec to double oil supplies

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait has concluded a new 10-year deal with a China’s Sinopec Corp. to nearly double its supplies by offering to ship the oil and sell on a more competitive cost-and-freight basis, according to a KPC official and a

Apache announces Australian oil discovery

SYDNEY: US energy firm Apache has announced an oil discovery off northwestern Australia which it said could potentially represent a new oil province for the country. The find at the Phoenix South-1 well is the first for Apache Energy in

Pregnant woman, children killed in Israeli strike

An Israeli air strike Wednesday on a house in the Gaza Strip town of Deir el-Balah killed a pregnant woman, three young children and two male relatives, emergency services said, according to Agence France-Presse. They named the dead as Rafat

Haj firms prefer tents to buildings in Mina

MAKKAH — Local Haj companies said they prefer to set up tents in Mina for their pilgrims than rent buildings at high rates, Makkah daily reported. They said they have incurred huge losses last year due to the high rental

Ahsa dry cleaners open doors to female workers

HOFOUF — A group of young women here rolled up their sleeves and joined the dry cleaning industry, which had in the past remained restricted to men. The women started working at a dry cleaning store in Al-Mansourah, east of

Tanweer takes 20 orphans on education tour to Malaysia

Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives (ALJCI), the corporate social responsibility arm of ALJ Group, organized an educational trip for 20 orphan boys to Malaysia as part of its Tanweer cultural and recreational program this year. Two advisers from the Ministry

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