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 25, 2014

Kidnappers free U.S. journalist missing in Syria since 2012

A young American who has been held hostage for two years by an Islamist rebel group in Syria has been freed, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday. “Finally he is returning home,” Kerry said in a statement, confirming

Boko Haram leader says ruling Nigerian town by Islamic law

The leader of Nigeria’s Islamist group Boko Haram said his fighters were now ruling the captured northeastern town of Gwoza “by Islamic law”, in the first video to state a territorial claim in more than five years of violent insurrection.

Sucide bomber targets Iraq worshipers

A suicide bomber attacked Shiite worshippers during prayers in eastern Baghdad on Monday, killing 11 people, security and medical officials said. The attack, which targeted a Shiite place of worship, or husseiniyah, also wounded 32 people, the officials said. It

Holocaust families blast Israel over Gaza conflict

Israel’s attacks on Gaza have been condemned by more than 300 Holocaust survivors and their descendants as a “massacre,” the BBC reported on Sunday. The statement has been posted as an advert in the New York Times by left-wing organization,

Ensuring Ebola-free Haj

By: Abdulateef Al-Mulhim Haj season started just recently. Haj or pilgrimage to Makkah is the fifth pillar of Islam. It is required to be performed by a Muslim once in a lifetime if he/she is adult and can afford it

Islamic authority: Extremists no ‘Islamic State’

The top Islamic authority in Egypt, revered by many Muslims worldwide, launched an Internet-based campaign Sunday challenging an extremist group in Syria and Iraq by saying it should not be called an “Islamic State.” The campaign by the Dar el-Ifta,

How can we defeat ISIS if we don’t understand it?

By: Jamal Khashoggi The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been digging its own grave, just as it has irrationally led many to their graves. It did not disappoint all those who followed its rise and predicted the

UK says is close to identifying Briton suspected of beheading

Britain is close to identifying a man, thought to be British, who was shown beheading U.S. journalist James Foley in a video released by the Islamic State militant group last week, its ambassador to the United States, Peter Westmacott, told

From 9/11 to Foley’s murder, extremism lives on

By: Abdulrahman al-Rashed It was following negligence and a lack of attention that the al-Qaeda organization flourished and attacked U.S. soil on Sept. 11, 2001. The event marked the beginning of the war on terror. A new era of the

A Mexican standoff in Pakistan

By: Khaled Almaeena A Mexican standoff is taking place in Pakistan. Opposition politician Imran Khan, who recently called off talks with the elected government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, as well as populist cleric Tahir ul-Qadri are parked in front

Street cleaners deserve charity

SOME people in the Kingdom oppose giving Zakat or Sadaqa (charity) money to cleaning workers. They argue that the workers should not abandon their work to beg at the traffic lights or in front of shopping malls, waiting for motorists

Scientists say diabetes could be cured

That disease is caused when chunks of the hormone amylin clump together. Scientists say diabetes could be cured after compelling evidence revealed that juvenile-onset or type-1 diabetes and type-2 diabetes are both caused by the formation of toxic clumps of

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  Fiqh Council official condemns extremism JEDDAH — The secretary-general of the Muslim World League’s Islamic Fiqh Council said the Islamic nation has been undermined by Muslims who have embraced extremist ideologies. “These ideologies allow their followers to claim others

Doctor treated with Ebola drug discharged from U.S. hospital

An American doctor who contracted Ebola treating victims of the deadly virus in Liberia has recovered and will be discharged on Thursday by the U.S. hospital that treated him with an experimental drug, his charity said. Kent Brantly was given

Big drop in number of labour disputes

According to a report issued by the ministry, there was a considerable drop in the number of cases registered with the commission following a seven-month amnesty announced by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah last year for expatriates

New SEC plants to ramp up Riyadh’s electricity capacity

The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) plans to bring online more than 4,750 MW of natural gas-fired generating capacity in Riyadh between 2015 and 2017. One power plant there, known as PP10, will have an additional 1,150 MW operational from May

Egypt hosts conference to tackle Libya crisis

Egypt on Monday hosted a meeting of foreign ministers of Libya and its neighbors, as Islamist militias openly challenge the legitimacy of parliament after seizing Tripoli’s airport. The meeting in Cairo on Monday included the foreign ministers of Libya, Egypt,

Zakat system needs reform, say judges

The current mechanism for calculating Zakat (the obligatory Islamic tax paid to help the poor and needy) needs to be reformed, according to a survey of 18 judges. The survey indicated there are many flaws with the current method, Makkah

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