Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

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

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 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 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 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

Hamas chief says Gaza conflict a ‘milestone’

Hamas will not cease resisting Israel until all its demands are met, the group’s overall leader Khaled Meshaal said on Thursday, adding the latest Gaza conflict was only “a milestone to reaching our objective.” Speaking at a news conference in

‘Russian troops now directly involved in Ukraine fighting’

KIEV/DONETSK: US and Ukrainian officials on Thursday accused Russia of being directly involved in the Ukraine conflict after pro-Kremlin rebels seized control of a key southeastern border town where fierce clashes had been raging. “Yesterday Russian soldiers took control of

Report: ISIS ‘waterboarded’ Syria captives

While U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon reiterated his condemnation of yet another crime by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria on Friday, the Washington Post reported that at least four Western hostages held by the militant group were waterboarded.

UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

GENEVA: The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said Thursday. A new plan released by the UN health agency to stop Ebola

Turkey’s Erdogan sworn in as president, consolidates power

Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey’s president on Thursday, cementing his position as its most powerful leader of recent times in a step opponents fear heralds more authoritarian rule and widening religious influence in public life. Reading the oath

Video shows beheading of four Egyptians in Sinai

A Sinai-based militant group has posted an online video showing the beheading of four Egyptians, saying they had provided Israel with intelligence for an airstrike that killed three of its fighters. The Ansar Beit al-Maqdis group, whose name means Champions

Obama signals no immediate strikes in Syria

U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday signaled there would not be immediate U.S. military action in Syria against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, saying that Washington was still developing a strategy on tackling the conflict there. “I don’t

Cricket star Tendulkar backs new India league

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday threw his weight behind the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL). MUMBAI : Batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday threw his weight behind the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL), saying it was the way forward to unearth

Prosecuting ISIS poses challenge to international justice

International rights groups have condemned the brutality of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), but how the group will be prosecuted for the alleged crimes it has committed remains unclear. U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay has said

Malaysia Airlines posts Q2 net loss of $98 mln

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines reported another financial loss and warned of poor second-half earnings, as passenger bookings tumbled in response to the loss of two aircraft in separate disasters this year. In a statement to the stock exchange, Malaysian Airline

Video: ISIS parades half-naked Syrian soldiers

Militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) released a video on Thursday showing the capture of dozens of Syrian regime fighters. In the video, the men are walking with their hands behind their head alongside ISIS militants yielding

U.N. says 43 peacekeepers seized in Golan

The United Nations confirmed that an armed group captured 43 U.N. peacekeepers on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights on Thursday, saying it was doing everything to secure their release. “Forty-three peacekeepers from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force

Hamas’ armed wing commander ‘fine’ after failed assassination attempt

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal described the condition of the group’s military commander Mohammad Deif as “fine”, after what it terms an Israeli assassination attempt on him earlier this month. Hamas’ military wing, the Izz-el-Din al-Qassam Brigades, had said at the

Will Palestinian unity survive?

Daoud Kuttab

By: Daoud Kuttab It was no coincidence that the announcement of the permanent ceasefire agreement would be made by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at his Ramallah headquarters. While Abbas may have been battered in social media and in activists’ circles,

Obama’s Syria rationale: Bombing ISIS without helping Assad

Joyce Karam

By: Joyce Karam U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey did not mince his words last week, telling reporters that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has to be defeated and such a goal

Racism that spoils the fun and football

Harun Yahya

By: Harun Yahya Football, which began as a game played in the neighborhood between British working class, is of enormous importance to many people today. Billions of people watch the World Cup and record numbers of shares and comments appear

Egypt probes Mursi for ‘giving security papers to Qatar’

Egypt has opened an investigation into deposed president Mohamed Mursi for allegedly handing over to Qatar “documents relevant to national security,” state news agency MENA reported on Wednesday. Mursi is already facing the death penalty in several trials and his

Apple to unveil ‘iWatch’ on September 9: report

Apple typically updates its product cycle in the second half of the year. SAN FRANCISCO : Apple will unveil an “iWatch” in September with the maker of the iPhone finally embarking on its much-rumored foray into wearable computing, technology news

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