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 »


Monthly Archives: August 2014

ISIS rolling out own ‘curriculum’ in Syria schools

Militants belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have reportedly begun implementing their own “Islamic curriculum” for students living in Syria’s northern city of Raqqa, a monitoring group has been informed. The education department under the ISIS governing

Police locate elderly woman’s residence

New details emerged on a 92-year-old woman who was abandoned by unidentified people in the vicinity of the Civil Affairs Office in Jeddah more than a week ago. An Okaz/Saudi Gazette investigation revealed that the woman lived by herself in

India says Pakistan border clashes ‘extremely serious’

NEW DELHI: Clashes along India’s border with Pakistan are “extremely serious and provocative” and not conducive to improving relations between the nuclear-armed neighbors, Defense Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday. The comments came nearly two weeks after New Delhi called

Hollande and Alwaleed meet at Elysee Palace

French President François Hollande and Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), held a meeting on Friday at the French presidential palace, The Elysee. During the meeting, Hollande and Prince Alwaleed discussed political, economic and cultural matters.

Guinea Ebola riots wound dozens

CONAKRY: Clashes between protesters and security forces in a Guinean city at the epicenter of the west African Ebola outbreak have left at least 55 wounded, the local government said on Saturday. A curfew was imposed in N’Zerekore, Guinea’s second-largest

Malaysia Airlines to slash 6,000 jobs in survival bid

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines will slash 6,000 jobs, trim its route network, and replace its CEO under plans announced to stave off bankruptcy after two air tragedies plunged the already troubled carrier deeper into crisis. State investment fund Khazanah Nasional,

Isner loses to Kohlschreiber in US Open 3rd round

NEW YORK: Once again, John Isner’s trip to Flushing Meadows ended in the third round. Once again, it happened with a loss to Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber at that stage. And once again, there are zero American men in the US

ISIS says forcing detained pilots to train militants: report

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria said in a recent tweet it is forcing detained Syrian pilots to train militant fighters to fly stolen aircraft, CNN Arabic reported on Saturday. In an account reportedly associated with the militant group,

India beat England by six wickets to win 3rd cricket ODI

NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom: India beat England by six wickets to win the third one-day international at Trent Bridge on Saturday and so take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. World champions India, set 228 to win, finished on 228

Iraqi, Kurdish forces bid to break ISIS siege of town

Iraqi army and Kurdish forces closed in on fighters belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Saturday in a push to break the Sunni militants’ siege of the Shiite town of Amerli, army sources told Reuters

Dozens of Yazidi women ‘sold into marriage’ by ISIS

Several dozen Yazidi women kidnapped by Islamic State in Syria and Iraq militants (ISIS) have been taken from Iraq to Syria, forced to convert and sold into marriage to militants, an activist group says. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human

Police clash with protesters trying to storm Pakistan PM’s house

ISLAMABAD: Police in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad fired tear gas on anti-government protesters attempting to storm Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s official residence late Saturday in a bid to force his resignation. The tear gas shelling began when the protesters tried to

Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years

JERUSALEM: An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza’s battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel. The assessment by Shelter Cluster, chaired by the

10 killed in Yemen clashes as rebels try to seize key road

At least ten men from local militias and from the Yemeni army were killed on Saturday in clashes with Houthi fighters who were trying to seize a road that links the capital Sanaa with oil-rich provinces, local government officials said.

‘Handle first-time students skillfully’

Officials of the Ministry of Education have stepped up preparations to receive students, especially those who are newly enrolled in primary schools. According to educationists, it is important that newly enrolled students get a good impression of their schools on

Rowhani: New U.S. curbs conflict with spirit of nuke talks

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani said on Saturday new U.S. sanctions on some Iranian and foreign banks and businesses were “unconstructive” and against the spirit of Tehran’s nuclear negotiations with world powers. But he added at a news conference in Tehran

ISIS militants behead captive Lebanese soldier, video shows

BEIRUT : Militants belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria beheaded a Lebanese soldier who was one of 19 captured by hardline Syrian Islamists when they seized a Lebanese border town for few days this month, a video

With schools set to open, children unprepared for classes

On the the first day of the academic year, Areej gets up a little early to make a special breakfast for her small family. Once the breakfast table is set, she walks into her daughter’s room and says: “It’s a

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