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 21, 2014

Hamas loses 3 senior leaders, vows to fight on

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip: An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization’s morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel’s intelligence services. The pre-dawn strike leveled

Why ISIS killed James Foley

Joyce Karam

By: Joyce Karam The gruesome video claiming the life of American journalist James Foley at the hands of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is not a sign of strength for the terrorist group. It is, however, indicative

‘Tell Sisi!’ Egypt’s messages are loud and clear

Abdel Latif el-Menawy

By: Abdel Latif el-Menawy I haven’t been able to visit my family in my hometown for quite a while. The recent Eid al-Fitr holiday was an occasion to make this visit. It was a chance to take a trip down

How to make Israel think twice on the Gaza war

Daoud Kuttab

By: Daoud Kuttab As the war on Gaza intensified and the images of killed children made the rounds, people all over the world asked a simple question: What can be done to stop this carnage? The answer is: make the

Hajj violators to be tried on the spot

Security and monitoring bodies have finished their preparations for the hajj season by manning entrances to Makkah with the necessary employees and equipment. These entrances will be electronically linked to facilitate the flow of information regarding hajj violators and allow

Saudis account for 68 percent of kingdom’s population

There were 20.27 million Saudi citizens at the end of 2013, accounting for about 68 percent of the kingdom’s total population of 29.99 million, local daily Al-Madinah reported Wednesday. Quoting an official statistical report by he Central Department of Statistics

Hamas warns airlines against flying into Tel Aviv

Hamas’s military wing warned on Wednesday foreign airlines against flying into Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport shortly after the group confirmed that an Israeli air strike had failed to kill its military commander in Gaza, Mohammed Deif. A spokesman for

Heavy fighting erupts in Libya’s Benghazi, killing five

Clashes between irregular forces of a renegade general and Islamists erupted in Libya’s eastern Benghazi city on Wednesday, killing at least five people, medical and military sources said. Loud explosions and a war plane circling the port city could be

Decapitated bodies of four men found in Egypt’s Sinai

The decapitated bodies of four men were found in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula Wednesday, security officials said, adding that they suspected militants had killed the victims in the belief they were supporting the army. Egypt’s military has been carrying out

Iraqis in besieged town appeal to army for help

Members of a minority Iraqi Shiite community whose town has been besieged by Sunni militants are appealing to Iraq’s military and the international community to intervene to end the siege, a lawmaker said Wednesday as the U.N. prepared to launch

Former ISIS hostage identifies Foley executioner

The English jihadist who beheaded U.S. journalist James Foley in a gruesome video on Tuesday has been identified as a Londoner named John, The Guardian reported on Wednesday. A former hostage who been guarded by “John” suggested that Foley’s executioner

77,000 Saudi youth aspire for skilled jobs

With only three days left for submitting applications, around 77,000 Saudi men and women have enrolled for vocational training at the Colleges of Excellence (CoE) throughout the Kingdom, the Labor Ministry announced Wednesday. The CoE is a state education program

Gazans vow revenge as Israel steps up air raids

GAZA CITY — Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza Wednesday as furious mourners buried the wife and child of Hamas’s top military commander, braying for revenge as eight days of calm exploded into bloodshed. Mohammed Deif himself, who has topped Israel’s most

Madinah drive nets 24,000 traffic violators in 20 days

MADINAH — Over 24,000 motorists were issued tickets for various violations during extensive traffic police campaigns that began in the city on Aug. 1. The head of Madinah Police, Gen. Mohammad Al-Shamabri, said the campaigns were launched immediately after Eid

Kuwait arrests suspected Qaeda financier

A Kuwaiti, Hajjaj bin Fahd al-Ajmi, considered a financier of Al-Nusra Front, a Syrian rebel group linked to Al-Qaeda, was arrested Wednesday on his return from a visit to Qatar, activists said. They said on Twitter that Ajmi, 26, was

AirAsia profit jumps despite ‘challenging’ climate

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia-based AirAsia has announced a sixfold increase in second-quarter net profit as Asia’s budget travel leader increased revenue despite what it called a “challenging” aviation environment. Net profit was 367.2 million ringgit ($115 million), up from 58.3 million

Kingdom imports 3m tons of cement in 9 months

Saudi Arabia imported some 3.1 million tons of cement in the past nine months valued at SR 750 million, according to a financial report quoting data released by Customs Department. The rise in cement imports was attributed to the increased

Pakistan shows mix reaction toward Imran Khan’s call for Civil Disobedience

A smooth transition of government took place through electoral process last year when Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) handed over the government to Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) that won by majority. Soon after the votes were counted, many parties

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